Real Stuff My Dad Says: Givers and Takers


[display_podcast] Dennis Prager has famously said that the world consists of only two races:  the decent and the indecent. But my dad has his own delineation between people – there are Givers and there are Takers. This doesn’t mean that if you simply accept a gift from someone, you’re a taker.  What it does mean is that if you have been blessed, you should bless someone else when you have an opportunity. Sadly, “takers” tend to develop and live a lifestyle where they forget how to give to oth … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says: What Is A Safe Family?


[display_podcast]A word of warning:  when you become someone who gives of themselves, you will find opportunities to give to people who REALLY need it.My dad has raised me to be a man who puts other people’s needs before my own and to look for opportunities to help.  Now, this is easy to do when it’s convenient:  opening a door for someone walking with crutches, giving a guy down on his luck a couple dollars, taking a meal to a family with a new baby…Recently, my family partnered with … [Read more...]

Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz: Following God’s Game Plan

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[display_podcast] After retiring from the NFL’s Oakland Raiders, I wanted to go and get equipped so that God could use me in ministry.  Although, I didn’t really know what that meant, or where or how God could use a guy like me.  So, I went back to San Diego State to finish my undergrad studies and worked with Youth For Christ while there.  And, while God was using us to do some great things during that time, I realized that the depth of my Biblical knowledge wasn’t where it needed to be, so I e … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen: Golf, Guffaws & God with Phil Glasgow


[display_podcast] From world-renown comedian Jeff Allen:The best experience for my own comedy career came out of the Knoxville Comedy Theater, started up by my good friend Phil Glasgow, where we performed three shows a day (talk about a comedic work out)!  It forced me to learn how to hone my act into a tight, consistent performance.But when I first met Phil, I had no idea that he was a Christian.  I just knew that he had access to some of the greatest golf courses, including Augusta … [Read more...]

The Big Picture Podcast: There’s A Fire in Our Theater! (While We Watch Christian Videos)


[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, ideas and issues in the Church and greater society. You can’t yell “FIRE” in a theater. We all know that, right? It would cause a panic, people would get trampled, some maybe even killed. You can’t do it. And you wouldn’t think of doing it. And anyways, you’d be in the theater and could get trampled yourself. Someone you’re with and … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 97: Two Precious Parables for the Modest Price of One!

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[display_podcast] From Dewey Bertolini, Pastor of The Safe Haven in McMinnville, OR: You are in for a treat! One PODCAST consisting of two precious parables. Why these two parables don’t get more attention, I’ll never know. For contained within them are two of the most blessed truths of our faith. The two parables of which I speak: The Parable of the Buried Treasure, and the Parable of the Pearl of Great Price. Two parables that, despite their similarities, reveal two totally distinct but eq … [Read more...]