An Unorthodox Interview: Micah Navarijo

Where else can you hear a pirate marine sharing stories with a punk rock pastor? [display_podcast]Today, I get to have a conversation with my buddy, Micah Navarijo. It’s a special episode for me because I met him back when he was a little eighth grader and his mom was mad because he listened to Eminem. Years and years later, he has become a brother and an uncle to my kids.And his story of how God took an angry man, took him through the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, and back here … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen 23: Healing from PTSD vs. Coping with Chaplain Derek Jones

[display_podcast] From world-renown comedian Jeff Allen: Welcome a new year for An Examined Life, and I’m really excited about our first guest for the new year:  a friend of mine, the Right Reverend Derek Jones.  He’s the Bishop of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy and a retired combat veteran fighter pilot.  He became a Chaplain after serving 27 years in the US Air Force.  It was then that he went to seminary and began to pursue a career in ministry.  His roots are in the Baptist Church, where h … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen 13: Keith Alberstadt

[display_podcast] In addition to being one of the funniest comics going today, Keith is also an educated man – a Vanderbilt graduate, nonetheless.  In fact, while at Vanderbilt he was the Erin Andrews of his time, working as a sideline reporter during Vandy football games (not an easy gig for an “academic” school in the SEC) As a comic, Keith has appeared on the David Letterman show not once, but twice!  Which brings, between the two of us the number of Letterman appearances to two. Imagine ho … [Read more...]

Ouxano: General Guidelines for Easily Understanding Old Testament History

Old Testament history covers the books of Genesis through Esther as well as portions of Jonah and Daniel, or about the first third of our Bible.In order to help you better understand what in the world is going on in some of these Old Testament stories, we’re going to go over some general guidelines to keep in mind as you read and study.Remember, some of these people lived 3,000 – 4,000 years ago in a world extremely different than ours politically, socially, economically and mor … [Read more...]