Ask Pastor John: How Does a ‘Man’s Man’ Sing to a ‘Beautiful’ Jesus?

Welcome back to the Ask Pastor John podcast. We hope you had a wonderful Christmas weekend to reflect on the Savior and his birth, and his sacrifice for us. Jesus is beautiful, and we talk about his beauty a lot as a way of fleshing out what it means to have faith and to treasure Christ for all that he is for us. But he is fundamentally beautiful — that’s common language for us. But that language leads to a problem, too, and to a question from a podcast listener named Adam. “Pastor John, How doe … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 168: Picky Eaters, Sara Shea & Peder Eide

[display_podcast]Thanksgiving has come and gone, and one thing that is revealed each and every year is how picky my kids are when it comes to eating. I can’t get my youngest to stop playing with his food, if my life – or his life – depended on it. As my oldest son, Producer Ethan, puts it, “It’s boring to eat. You have to sit there forever, doing nothing but chewing and swallowing.”But, my problem eater has no turned it into an art form. He is transforming mashed potatoes into Playdoh. Tu … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Don’t Go to Church, Be the Church?

It’s kinda funny – the amount of churches saying, “Don’t GO to church BE the Church!”As witty as they think that is, they are inadvertently telling people not to go to church. Really, guys? Don’t go to church? Nevertheless, they throw this message on signs, bumper stickers and other graphics… they even make it a slogan for their congregation or sermon series. Hey everybody, don’t go to our church! A few have altered it a little by adding the word “just”, as in “Don’t JUST go to church; be … [Read more...]

My Armor 30: How 2 Pray

[display_podcast] So, I run the heater during the day and my air conditioner at night.  I think I sleep better when I’m in a cryogenic state.  What this turns into is a great night’s sleep for me, but I wake up in an icebox, so I have to run the heater full-tilt when I wake up.  I don’t know why I sleep so much better when it’s cold.  Maybe that’s why people enjoy camping so much. Not that any of this has to do with our topic at all.  Because this week’s topic is prayer. If you’re not doing it … [Read more...]

Ouxano 104: How To Begin Doing Family Devotions In Your Home

[display_podcast] Always remember that God has entrusted your kids to you and therefore, you are the primary disciplers of your kids.  Now, while there are no guarantees, we are still called to offer them every opportunity to come to Jesus and grow in their relationships with Him. So, today we’re going to spend some time talking about family devotions.  This is often a dreaded concept for some parents because they are afraid that their kids are going to ask some questions that they are not pre … [Read more...]

Effectively Equipping Our Churches Webcast: Worship Leaders & Men’s Ministry with Joel Weldon & Dave Murrow

This video is about Equipping our Churches for the 21st century. Statistics show that America's mainline denominational Christian churches are on the decline. Is it too late to save them? If not, what can be done? Author and speaker Dave Murrow (Why Men Hate Going to Church) and worship leader / church consultant Joel Weldon (O2 Worship) discuss strategies churches can adopt to engage and grow their congregations. **This video has been edited for time constraints of our live webcast.  To see … [Read more...]