Confessions of a Closet Christian 26: The Starbucks Christmas Cup

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[display_podcast] Okay, so I kept seeing references to the new Starbucks Christmas cup on my newsfeed and how it made some Christians mad. I ignored the posts because I couldn’t help thinking: “Great. What did we do now?” I eventually got sick of seeing the reports because I didn’t understand how my Tall, Nonfat, 180 Degree, Extra Whip, No Foam Peppermint Hot Chocolate could have offended Christians and caused them to speak out for Jesus.A quick skim of an article told me Christians on … [Read more...]

Effectively Equipping Our Churches: Engaging Millennials with Jana Doughty

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Jana Doughty and Jefferson Drexler discuss "Equipping our Churches for the 21st Century", especially addressing strategies on connecting with Millennials. … [Read more...]

Bringing the Church Back to Men: A Roundtable Discussion with David Murrow

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Dave Murrow, Joel Fieri and Jefferson Drexler discuss strategies American churches can use to effectively engage the men and boys of their congregations. … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 93: Daren Is Sensitive, Matt Falk & John Branyan

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[display_podcast] Women are often reported as wishing that their significant other were more sensitive. They want someone who will enjoy the latest Nicholas Sparks movie with them without complaining that no one is getting beat up, there are no explosions nor any robots… or exploding robots getting beat up! Yet, despite his affinity for superheroes, I am actually the sensitive type. For instance, while recently taking in a subtitled Japanese Anime feature, I found myself getting emotionally c … [Read more...]

The Big Picture Podcast: Where’d the Kids Go?

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[display_podcast] Welcome to the Big Picture Podcast. I’m Joel Fieri and this podcast seeks to begin and hopefully sustain a conversation about current trends, ideas and issues in the Church and greater society. Today we’re going to check in again with the Back Row Baptist.  What’s on his radar this week is a problem that’s being discussed more and more in Christian circles, which is an alarming trend of young Christians abandoning their faith as they move out into college and young adulthood. … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Closet Christian 24: Reflections

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[display_podcast] From Jana Elizabeth Doughty: I turned 26 this year. Some people say 26 is the wrong side of 25. I don’t want to make any 55 and better listeners out there feel badly, so I’ll just say: Here is what I would tell my “early twenties” self.It’s okay. You don’t have to have it all figured out. (No one does and this doesn’t change). Spend time with God. As much as you can. Every morning. Every evening. Pick a time and stick to it. And when your alarm goes off and you don’t … [Read more...]


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