The Big Picture Podcast: 21st Century Deborahs and Baraks

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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.This week I’m going to follow up with my subject from last week, which caused a bit of discussion in the Backrow Baptist’s family.  On it I talked about the role of men and women in church and the Christian community, and went over the basics of Egalitarianism and Compli … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 47: Gid Pool

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[display_podcast]Comedian Gid Pool calls into the show from sunny Florida to discuss some things that he has noticed in his recent travels.For instance, Gid took his grandson to a local playground not long ago and was struck with the realization that we are raising a generation of wimpy kids.  Today’s playgrounds are filled with soft rubber pellets and pads to provide for a soft landing should any child fall.  Every corner is gently rounded with sufficient padding to prevent any hurt elb … [Read more...]

Church For Men: Why Men Aren’t Stepping Up

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[display_podcast]I attend a lot of men’s conferences. And the constant theme of these events is a call on men to live sacrificial lives. To step up and serve…to be heroes…to lay down their lives for their families, for their communities and for their churches.You hear the same call issued from pulpits. Preachers ask, “Why don’t we have more courageous men?”The fact is modern society doesn’t need as many courageous men as it once did. And it no longer rewards men for acting like men. T … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen 6: Phil Glasgow

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[display_podcast]The best experience for my own comedy career came out of the Knoxville Comedy Theater, started up by my good friend Phil Glasgow, where we performed three shows a day (talk about a comedic work out)!  It forced me to learn how to hone my act into a tight, consistent performance.But it wasn’t all glitter and gold for Phil.You see, earlier on – through his twenties – Phil experienced several ups and downs personally and in business, culminating to his marriage being an … [Read more...]

My Armor: Struggles & Trials

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[display_podcast]What’s the toughest aspect of being a Christian?For many people, it’s looking at their past and trying to come to terms with the fact that it’s all forgiven.  ALL OF IT.One perspective on this issue is this image:Imagine that you’re at the foot of the cross with Jesus beaten, battered, crucified and dying right in front of you.  Then you look up at Him and tell Him, “Sorry, that’s just not enough.  Not for who I am, who I’ve been and what I’ve done.”The truth … [Read more...]

The Big Picture Podcast: It’s A Man’s World (Or Is It?)

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[display_podcast]Welcome to the Big Picture Podcast. I’m Joel Fieri. The aim and hope of this podcast is to begin and hopefully sustain a conversation about current trends, ideas and issues both in the Church and greater society. This week we’re again going to take in the View From The Back Pew, courtesy of the Backrow Baptist. And again if you don’t know a BRB, he’s one of the guys sitting on his hands in the back of the church while everyone else is clapping. But he’s a good Christian guy … [Read more...]


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