Real Stuff My Dad Says 73: Why Does the Church Exist?


[display_podcast] Ever since I was a little boy, my parents have set an example of the importance of church involvement. No matter what size of church we attended, from tiny little fellowships to mega churches, my parents have been active members. But all this involvement doesn’t answer the key question to it all:Why does the Church exist? Well, according to my dad, all Christ-followers within the world’s churches have God-given gifts. Some people are gifted with the ability to see clear … [Read more...]

Ouxano: Understanding Old Testament Poetry

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[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: This week, we ask the following questions:  What exactly is Old Testament Poetry? How does it vary from other writings in scripture?  And, how does it help tell the story of God’s Word and how does it apply to my story, today? The Bible was written for you, so you may be surprised at how applicable these age-old poems are to life in the 21st century. Old Testament Poetry consists of the Book of P … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 71: In Your Story, Which Scene Are You Responsible For?


[display_podcast] My dad and I LOVE sports and movies. One flick that combines these two (to a degree) is Frequency with Jim Caviezel and Dennis Quaid. In the movie, Quaid plays Caviezel’s firefighter dad in 1969 Queens, New York. An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences. One aspect that the movie establishes in its first act is a family that starts out looking picture perfect: great … [Read more...]

Ouxano: Getting the Most out of Old Testament Wisdom Literature

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[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: Let’s take a look at the Old Testament Books filled with God’s Wisdom:  Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes. Now, the way that ancient Israelites expressed wisdom was quite different than today. There were no step-by-step guides or leadership books with a single analogy to weave pearls of wisdom through. Therefore, we need to take some time to take a close look at Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes in o … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 52: New Info


[display_podcast]In the summer of 1998, all of America was stricken with baseball fever.  America’s favorite pastime was being ushered back into the forefront of the nation’s consciousness by two gargantuan sluggers – Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.  As they neared closer and closer to Roger Maris’ 1961 single season home run record, we gathered around our TV sets as nearly every channel on the lineup would break from their regularly scheduled programming to see if Big Mac or Slammin’ Sammy woul … [Read more...]

The Big Picture Podcast: Obedience vs. Passion


[display_podcast] To begin today’s podcast, we’re going to introduce and check out the View From The Back Pew. You see,  I’m a bit of a Backrow Baptist. Most of know a BRB, he’s the shy guy in the back of the church, who sings off-key, can’t seem to clap in rhythm and is REALLY uncomfortable with all the dancing and hand-raising. But he’s a good Christian guy who sees a lot of things that you hyperactive folks in the front rows miss going on behind you. And actually, today’s topic concerns wha … [Read more...]