Ouxano 96: Christian Apologetics, Part 1 – Biblical Reliability

[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: In this week’s podcast, we begin a series where we will look into the basics of Christian Apologetics. Now Apologetics isn’t saying, “I’m sorry” for Christianity, it is actually the defense, or rational explanation of the Christian faith. First off, ask the question, “Why is the Bible different from other books?”  There are a lot of people in the world who contend that the Bible is just a collect … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 113: Stand Your Ground (What to Do, and What Not to Do)

[display_podcast] Welcome to one of the most practical and profitable passages in all of the Gospels. As you will hear in this PODCAST, Jesus’ words hit us right where we live. I mean, this goes right to the heart of who we are as Christ-followers, how we interact with our world, and how the world consequently perceives us. Given the positive responses of so many of the people at Safe Haven where this message was taught, I know that you will find this most helpful in your own Christian li … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 80: Vanity Fair Is A Church Issue

[display_podcast] Last week, I was able to enjoy one of life’s great pleasures: Dad and I went to a ballgame together. My poor wife and mom endured eight long innings of what they considered monotony, but what Dad and I considered pure joy! I say only eight innings, because I don’t care who you are, the ninth inning was a blast – tie game, bases loaded, five-man infield, capped off with a walk-off grand slam by the home team! (It was just a shame that Dad’s Pirates were on the losing end). … [Read more...]

Ouxano: Applying the Bible to Your Everyday Life

When reading the Bible, stories become much more than just stories when you approach them with the three simple questions:What is God doing or saying in this passage? How do the people respond to Him and then He respond to their response? How does this apply to me?In this week’s podcast, we take a look at John 1:35-50 and look at the seemingly simple story of Jesus calling His disciples.35 The following day John was again standing with two of his disciples. 36 As Jesus walked b … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It 15: Should Christian Parents Do Yoga or Other “Normal” Things?

[display_podcast] Hello and welcome to Parent Like You Mean It – the podcast where we examine healthy ways to stretch yourself beyond what is comfortable or convenient and into what is intentional and purposeful in regards to raising your kids. I’m Jefferson Drexler, and just like you, I want my kids to be accepted and viewed as “normal”, without compromising an inch of their integrity and values. Which brings me right to this week’s topic: should good Christian parents allow their kids to part … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 112: Alone, But NEVER Alone!

[display_podcast] So here’s my question: If you were Jesus, and you wanted to convey the idea in a way that no one could possibly miss, That you loved someone… That you cared about someone more than they could ever even begin to imagine… That you would be there for that person No. Matter. What… That in their loneliest moments, when they felt totally abandoned and isolated and detached from everyone, that you were still there… That your love and care and kindness towards that person would ne … [Read more...]