Jesus in HD 174: The Signs of the Times, Part 1

[display_podcast]Welcome to the Olivet Discourse. The End Times prophetic address that Jesus gave to His disciples high atop the Mount of Olives, immediately to the East of the Holy City, Jerusalem.As you will hear in this PODCAST, that lovely little land that we affectionately call Israel is the center of the world.Literally and metaphorically.Literally, because Israel is the place where the three major continents -- Europe, Asia, and Africa -- tenderly touch and affectionately k … [Read more...]

Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 17: Following God’s Game Plan, part 2

[display_podcast] Life as a Christ-follower will always have its ups and its downs – times where you feel like you’re in the “sweet spot”, and times of confusion or even bewilderment.  But, as you remain faithful to God’s plan, it becomes clear to see that all these seasons are actually opportunities for God to mold and shape you for His purposes. For instance, in my early years of ministry, it all seemed to come easy.  The congregation grew and grew.  People were happy and fervently seeking Go … [Read more...]

The Big Picture Podcast 45: Pacifist vs. Peacemaker

[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 and issues in the Church and greater society. On The Big Picture Podcast, our motto or tag line is “separating the forest from the trees”, and there’s no subject that blurs that distinction more than today’s topic. And that topic is war - specifically the Christian attitude towards war. Now what got me thinking on this topic was a recent … [Read more...]

Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 4: Adapting to God’s Game Plan

Life as a Christ-follower will always have its ups and its downs – times where you feel like you’re in the “sweet spot”, and times of confusion or even bewilderment.  But, as you remain faithful to God’s plan, it becomes clear to see that all these seasons are actually opportunities for God to mold and shape you for His purposes.For instance, in my early years of ministry, it all seemed to come easy.  The congregation grew and grew.  People were happy and fervently seeking God.  But as more a … [Read more...]