Real Stuff My Dad Says 59: Passion vs. Obedience

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[display_podcast] Sitting in for my dad this week, is my boss:  e2 media network executive producer and host of The Big Picture Podcast, Joel Fieri with some “Real Stuff My BOSS Says”. One of the discussions that Joel and I have had numerous times around the water cooler is in regards to a trend that he sees many churches wandering through without even knowing it.  It’s what he sees as a dilemma between passion and obedience.  He sees too many churches allowing the overarching theme of “passion … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 87: If It Ain’t Broke, Break It!

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[display_podcast]From Dewey Bertolini, Pastor of The Safe Haven in McMinnville, OR My heart goes out to Jesus. After preparing for this week's PODCAST, I feel such a profound sense of compassion for Him. The thing of it is... I knew that the religious leaders of Jesus’ day hated Him. I understood that at this point in His ministry they no longer regarded Him as an irritation to be tolerated or a troublesome teacher to be discredited. Now they saw Him as a colossal threat to be killed. I got … [Read more...]

Confessions Of A Closet Christian: Waiting Is The Worst

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[display_podcast] When I hear the word “wait,” I think of something terrible – like sitting in a dentist’s office or the DMV.  Waiting is the worst. Most of us are conditioned to avoid waiting at all costs.  I have trouble waiting for my email to load and my Instagram to refresh. Most of us try to cut in line or order ahead of time to avoid the wait because it symbolizes boredom, agitation, and waste. Most of us have to wait a lot in life.  And we don’t like this. I recently went fishing on … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen 18: Jeffrey Jackson

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[display_podcast] I met this week’s guest a few months back at the Ravi Zacharias Summer Institute for Apologetics. He’s a phenomenally talented singer / songwriter out of Texas, yet now he’s in the middle of earning his Masters Degree in Religious Studies and Apologetics, with aims toward Law School. Needless to say, he’s a lot more smarter than me. And in addition to all this, he’s a rancher who works at a rehab center, wrangling addicts like me while integrating philosophy with psycholog … [Read more...]

The Big Picture Podcast: Who Really Means It?

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[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. Today I wanted to follow up on my podcast from a couple weeks ago with the Backrow Baptist, the guy in the back pew who can’t quiet keep the rhythm or sing on-key. You’ve seen him, and he’s seen you. On that podcast we were talking about how to respond to our rapidly secularizing cultur … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen: Jeffrey Jena

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[display_podcast] Comedian Jeffrey Jena, one of my closest friends on the planet, joins the show as we reminisce about our hazy early days in stand up comedy – which leads directly to memory loss due to getting older and frying brain cells when we were younger. You see, where some people have problems remembering things and simply blame it on a “senior moment”, Jeffrey and I know that there are entire sections of our cranium that were burned out at a Led Zeppelin concert in the mid-70’s. But h … [Read more...]


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