The Big Picture Podcast 74: Does Your Church Make You Selfish?

[display_podcast]Stinkin’ selfish!That’s what you are if you take your kids to a small church. No wait, you’re not… it’s been retracted, but too late for some.I’m Joel Fieri, and this is part three of my reaction to Andy Stanley’s year so far, here on The Big Picture podcast. Pastor Andy Stanley did it again recently in yet another sermon that went viral online. In parts one and two of this series, I discussed why - even though his concerns were valid - I didn’t particularly care for … [Read more...]

I’m Waiting: How Do You Know When It’s Love?

[display_podcast]ImWaiting recently spent two days at a local high school.  On our exit survey we have a place for questions.  Students can ask anonymous questions and we either answer it right there or later on social media.We received the question we get at practically every place we speak.  “When and how do you know it’s love?”Teens, we hope you’re reading this.  Parents, we hope you show this to your teens.The word love gets thrown around a lot.  We love a lot of things, TV sh … [Read more...]

I’m Waiting 19: “The Right Time to Have Sex”

[display_podcast]Last week ImWaiting was participating in a parent forum at a local high school.  The forum was open to parents and students covering the topic of teen dating.  During the Q&A we were asked the question that we probably get 100 times a year:“When is the best time to start having sex?”  Parents - we hope you’re reading this too. Our hope is that your child will come to YOU with this question.The question isn’t so much when is the right time to engage in sexu … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 140: Arguing with Six-year-old, Steve Geyer & Bob Smiley

[display_podcast]Arguing with a six-year-old is like nothing else in life. There are simple “argument rules” that they simply don’t abide by. For instance, when entering into a debate, each statement you utter should be backed up by reality. But, they are unaware of that restraint.Also, in a six-year-old’s rationale, they can begin, substantiate and end an argument with one word: No. Here’s what I mean: “Dad, give me $1,000”“Son… I can’t give you $1,000. I don’t have it to give.” … [Read more...]

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...]


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