BreakPoint: Fujimura’s “Culture Care” – A Better Model for Engagement

When it comes to culture, do you consider yourself a foot soldier or a gardener? Okay, that’s a bit cryptic. But let me explain. [display_podcast]When was the last time you participated in a boycott? Or shared a Facebook post alerting your friends to a dangerous cultural trend?Good stuff. Now, let me ask you this: When was the last time you went to an art museum? Or bought tickets to the theater? Or listened to a great piece of music? Or wrote a poem and shared it with friends?I a … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 166: Escalatorgeddon & Black Jewelz

[display_podcast]I recently performed at the Hearts at Home Conference – stand up comedy for 1,400 women. There’s nothing quite like being the only guy in a room of over a thousand women… I was the very embodiment of every stupid thing their husbands, fathers and sons have ever done.And, speaking of stupid things…I sold t-shirts after my performance, and when all was said and done, I had to get the boxes of t-shirts that were left unsold (not that there were LOTS of boxes… just some t … [Read more...]

Ouxano 84: Understanding Old Testament Poetry

[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: This week, we ask the following questions:  What exactly is Old Testament Poetry? How does it vary from other writings in scripture?  And, how does it help tell the story of God’s Word and how does it apply to my story, today? The Bible was written for you, so you may be surprised at how applicable these age-old poems are to life in the 21st century. Old Testament Poetry consists of the Book of P … [Read more...]

Ouxano: How To Study the Bible, Part 1: Biblical Format

What is the Bible and how did it get put together?The Bible has over 40 authors, over 66 different books, on three different continents: North Africa, Europe and the Middle East Asia. It was written between the years 1500 B.C. – 70 A.D.The Old Testament - Written from around 1500 BC to 400 BC.The Old Testament has four primary types of literature: History - Covers the history of the Jewish people. Law/Teaching - Covers the law God gave them. Wisdom/Poetry - Speaks truth about life … [Read more...]