Im Waiting 18: Condoms As A “Super Shield”

[display_podcast]ImWaiting has the opportunity to speak to many parent groups throughout the county.  We teach effective communication, healthy relationships, decision-making, STD education, etc, with the intent to equip parents with knowledge to start and continue conversations with their kids regarding risk behaviors and the consequences.Recently, we were advised to tell parents that they needed to teach their kids how to use condoms. In effect, that was a part of good parenting.  We de … [Read more...]

The Big Picture 72: Do Older Christians Really Need to “Knock it Off”?

[display_podcast]I’m over 45 and I scare your children. Does my age disqualify me from speaking up about politics and culture? Do I really need to ‘knock it off!’? Andy Stanley says so. I’m Joel Fieri, and welcome to “The Big Picture’ podcast, where we seek to begin and hopefully sustain a conversation about current trends, ideas and issues in the Church and greater society.Pastor Andy Stanley has gone viral lately with a couple Internet videos, one regarding political fear mongering and … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 125: My Kid’s Chauffeur, Rich Praytor & Mac Powell

[display_podcast] It seems like all I do with my days lately is sit in the front seat of my car all day, driving my kids places.  I don’t even know why I bought a house!  It wouldn’t be so bad if there were a bit of planning done before these chauffeuring outings, but kids just aren’t the best planners.“Dad… I need to be in Chicago… in ten minutes.” “I need to be at a school basketball game… two nights ago.” “Thanks for the lead time, kiddo.  I’ll just drop everything and turn back the … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 130: The Child-Lying Gene, Wil Twynstra & Ken Davis

[display_podcast]When my youngest tells a lie, his tongue sticks straight out involuntarily. My wife and I have cracked the child-lying gene! We are going to become rich through this discovery. Parents around the world will rejoice! My son can marry into your family line and in time, we can wipe out childhood lying altogether!We won’t divulge how we came about this scientific breakthrough, because we don’t need the competition, but I will say this: It involved eating a lot of chocolate tr … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen 47: The Tonight Show, The Improv & the Early Days of Chicago Comedy with Tom Dreesen Frank Sinatra’s Theology & the Downfall of America with Tom Dreesen

[display_podcast]Tom Dreesen is the main reason that I became a comedian. In Chicago, he’s known as the “Godfather of Comedy”. In addition to appearing on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson multiple times, as well as the Late Show with David Letterman – where he also guest hosted from time to time – Tom opened for Frank Sinatra for over a decade.Tom was working with Smokey Robinson at Caesar’s Palace in Lake Tahoe and Frank was performing next door at Harrah’s. So, one night, without eve … [Read more...]

I’m Waiting 16: Kids Should Avoid Smoking & Booze, But Not Sex?

[display_podcast] I recently read an article about three conversations parents should have with their kids this year.  In this order:Making smart choices about sex. Building healthy relationships. Avoiding smoking, drugs, and alcohol.We find it interesting that the author thinks that teens should avoid smoking, drugs, and alcohol but not sex.No wonder parents often find it difficult to discuss avoiding sexual behavior with their teens.Parents are given messages that t … [Read more...]


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