[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...]
[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended Not Broken: I am going to share right from my heart today. Lately I’ve been a bit discouraged about recording more podcasts and blogs about blended families. The truth is, I felt like a hypocrite because my blended family is not how it used to be and not how I want it to be. Satan has been telling me I’m a hypocrite and I listened for a while until I was told once again how much these principles are helping families to blend. I was taking on fa … [Read more...]
[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...]
[display_podcast] This week, we’ll discuss five tips that lead to a successful blended family. All of these take time and conscious effort, but have huge payoffs in creating a harmonious, loving family in the end. 1) Maintain an atmosphere of family inclusiveness. Make it clear that we are one family and we are ALL important. This must begin with BOTH parents. The two of you, together, set the tone for the whole family. Even if the kids resist and are stand-offish, keep at it. Your perse … [Read more...]
[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...]
Carty’s Contemporary Classics: Sometimes It’s Sin, Sometimes It’s Not or Will I Burn If I Get the Hots?
[display_podcast] Let’s start out with some stats:On a per capita basis, the group that’s leading in increased incidents of sexually transmitted disease is the 10 to 14-year-old age group. In 1970, less than 5% of all 15-year-old girls had had sex. By 1988 that number rose to 25%. Current estimates say that 20% of our high schoolers graduate with their virginity. Of those who have had sex, 30% of them have it once and then don’t do it again. Another 30% have had four partners or more … [Read more...]