What The Mafia’s “Ten Commandments” Can Teach Us – Episode #77

Mafia - The Godfather

Over a decade ago a "Ten Commandments" was discovered to exist in one mafia family. Apparently, there is "honor among thieves." In today's podcast, I look at why ethics and character matter, even in criminal organizations, and what such teaches us about the organizations we are a part of...

Casting Lots (And Making Hard Decisions) – Episode #76

Casting Lots

Have you ever had to make a really hard decision in life, but didn't really know what to do? In ancient times, people used to "cast lots" to divine the will of God for their life. In the 21st century, we tend to be a little more sophisticated with making hard decisions. In today's podcast, I talk about how to make hard decisions, and casting lots...

How Hypocrites Are Made – Episode #75

Jerry Falwell, Jr

The recent sex scandal involving the head of Liberty University, Jerry Falwell, Jr., his wife, and his "pool boy" / business partner, has made us painfully aware that a certain hypocrisy exists among us in Evangelical circles. In today's podcast, I look at what it means to be a hypocrite, how hypocrisy thrives, and what we can do to combat it.

Why I’m Not Voting For President In 2020 – Episode #74

Donald Trump & Joe Biden

To me, Donald Trump and Joe Biden seem like terrible presidential candidates. To vote for either would require me to "hold my nose" while in the voting booth. And instead of doing that, I've decided I'm not voting for either candidate in the 2020 election. I am voting "none of the above."

Please Stay Out Of “Facebook Jail” – Episode #73

Facebook Jail

Have you ever ended up in "Facebook jail?" Or, have you noticed you have some friends and family that end up in this virtual slammer? Why is this? Is it because those who do such are simply truth tellers that the powers that be simply cannot handle? Is it a vast left wing conspiracy that Mark Zuckerberg and his powerful friends are engaged in, as they attempt to suppress your freedom of speech and wage war against the truth? In today's podcast, I talk about why people end up in Facebook jail., and how you can avoid it...

I’ve Let Go Of The “Old Normal” – Episode #72

Letting Go

COVID-19 has many people talking about the "new normal." In today's podcast, I want to talk about letting go of the "old normal," as we learn to adapt to a world in transition. To do this, I want to look at the preaching of John the Baptist and Jesus, who taught us to embrace the new thing that God was doing in the history of the world...

The Church Is Not A Circus – Episode #71

Ring Master

I believe COVID-19 is being used by God to challenge the models of ministry we commonly use in the church. In today's podcast, I talk about how John MacArthur's defiance of government orders to shut down his large church as something that exposes the broken mindset we have as a church, and how we need to get back to a much more nimble and personal model of ministry, like we read about in the Bible. A model that doesn't resemble a circus...

Baby Steps (How To Change Your Life) ~ Episode #70

What About Bob (Baby Steps)

Do you want to change your life? And just exactly how do you change your life? Is it through dramatic decisions and New Years Resolutions, or, is it through small and gradual changes? Is it through powerful encounters with God and dramatic interventions? Or, is it through simple baby steps? In today's podcast, I talk about how we can bring about meaningful changes in our life...

Homeschooling vs. Virtual Learning (Education During A Pandemic) – Episode #69

Education

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are weighing the options when it comes to the upcoming 2020 school year. Should they send their kids to school? Or will they elect to have their child learning virtually? Or should they take their kids out of public school altogether, and homeschool them? How is a parent to do decide what is best for their child's education during a global pandemic? In today's podcast, I talk...

The Babylon Bee Published Another Headline I Pitched Them… Again

Walmart

Walmart recently announced that they would require masks to be worn in all Walmart and Sam's Club stores nationwide. Inspired by the irony that a store that barely requires you to wear pants and a shirt is now going to require folks to wear masks... I couldn't help but pitch a headline idea over to the folks at the Babylon Bee. And, they liked it enough to publish my headline idea, for the second time this year!