The Big Picture Podcast: Faulty Programming?

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[display_podcast] Welcome to the Big Picture Podcast.  This podcast seeks to begin and hopefully sustain a conversation about current trends, ideas and issues in the Church and greater society. Today we hear again from the Back Row Baptist, you know, the guy in the back pew who’s just takin’ in the view. He’s done checking the ESPN app on his iPhone that he hides in his Bible, and we now have his attention. He’s been getting some push-back lately about some things he’s said on this podcast, an … [Read more...]

Ouxano: God Is the Hero of the Story!

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[display_podcast] God uses flawed people to do His work!  One of the most well-known example of this is from the Book of Judges in the Old Testament.  I give you:  Sampson!  If you look at the things Sampson was supposed to do and the life that he was supposed to lead, he basically did everything wrong.  And when I say everything, I mean EVERYTHING!  He breaks his vow as a Nazarite, he hangs out with prostitutes, he compromises his faith and devotions with his relationship with Delilah... and y … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 50: Living from the Heart – Demolishing the Spirit of Fear

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[display_podcast] Have you ever been gripped with that paralyzing fear that embraces your mind to the point that you’re too terrified to even move?Our unguarded minds manufacture the most insidious scenes within seconds if we let our guard down. Don’t you find that to be true?How can we see through the smoke screen of the enemy’s lies?When I was a young mother I had gripping fear every time my kids left my sight.   I had been molested as a child, so I became hypervigilent over … [Read more...]

Confessions Of A Closet Christian: How Do We Know God Exists?

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[display_podcast] When I hear the word “God,” I think of big things.  Vast space.  Endless time.  Omniscience and omnipotence.  I think of a booming thunderous voice.  Yes, I think of Morgan Freeman a little bit. I also think of a great mystery.  Who is God?  Does He even exist?  And if He does, why does He care about me? I think God is good.  In this modern world, I think we try to dilute God.  We try to make Him into our own idea of what a god is.  God is loving and accepting.  God just want … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Intelligent Design with Sean McDowell, part 5

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit www.summit.org.In recent years, scientists have found approximately 30 different parameters that each must be fine tuned in order for life to be possible and each must be perfectly set at such an amazingly specific point that if even one of them were a tiny bit off, the universe would collapse upon itself.As Roger Penrose said: “If we combined all the laws that must be fine-tuned, we couldn’t even write down that number i … [Read more...]

Simple, Basic Rules to Follow When Reading the Bible

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[display_podcast] This week, we’re going to be talking about some general rules for Biblical interpretation. These rules apply to any part of scripture you may be reading, no matter how long you have been studying the Bible or if this is your first time unfolding its pages. Now, it’s safe to say that when you crack open the Bible, you’ll be reading from one of the 66 books of the Bible. Now, each book is a separate section of literature that is contained within itself. But one thing that a lot o … [Read more...]


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