School Circle 5: Investing our Talents and Saving our Nation with Bill Coate

[display_podcast]In this week’s show, Vince lays out in layman’s terms what stewardship really means.Being a good steward over what we are given – both physical items we own, as well as spiritual gift – boils down to what we read in Matthew 25:14-30, 14 “It will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his jour … [Read more...]

The Big Picture 73: Don’t Lose Heart and Don’t “Knock It Off”

[display_podcast]Pastor Andy Stanley says we’re scaring the children. But should they be scared? And just who are these frightened children he’s so concerned about?I’m Joel Fieri and this is The Big Picture podcast, where we try our best to separate the forest from the trees amidst the uncertainty of today’s Church and greater society.This is part two of my reaction to the viral video released from Pastor Andy Stanley’s ministry in which he called on those “over 45” in his church (and … [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...]

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 124: German Visitor, Ron McGehee & Greg Hahn

[display_podcast] My family is hosting a German teacher as part of an exchange program for three weeks. Not a foreign “student” exchange, but teacher. My wife is a teacher as well, so the two of them – my wife and Simone - have a lot to talk about. At first, I was very nervous about the whole affair. Three weeks is a long time for someone to stay at our home. Even my own sister can only last two days before she reaches her maximum tolerance and has to leave. But we were offered a lot of infor … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Politics in the Public Arena with Tim Goeglein, part 3

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit In the political classes where I spent my professional life, when you embarrass the President or the Senator or Congressman, there is a kind of divorce that takes place.  I was cut off.  Persona non grata. And that was fully what I expected and deserved for what I had done. I immediately wrote a letter to President George W. Bush, resigning from my position at the White House, and I left the White House in total an … [Read more...]