Podcast 29 – Jesus asleep in your boat.

Today Rich and I discuss the passage in Luke Chapter 8 starting in verse 22 where Jesus and his disciples are crossing the sea of Galilee in a boat when Jesus lies down to take a nap and a storm suddenly comes up.  As the disciples began to freak out it becomes a wonderful illustration for us on how we are to trust Christ when the storms rage in our own lives.  After recording this podcast I was encouraged and Rich and I hope that you will be encouraged as well.

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Video Contest Submission

Hey everyone.  I have put together a promo video for C-Thru Music for a contest they are having to promote their amazing Harmonic Table keyboard instruments.  It is a popularity contest so if you are willing and have the time I would appreciate it if you would view my video.  Heck, watch it twice… ten times… every day.  Thanks in advance, I appreciate it.

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Podcast 28 – 1st Anniversary Special

Well, it’s not really all that special, but we made it through one year.  Hurray!  Rich and I reminisce and discuss the last year of shows.  We have had fun and hope you have been blessed.  We also mention some of the things we would like to see happen with the show in the future and look forward to having you along for the ride.

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Podcast 27 – The Prodigal Son

Rich and I discuss Luke chapter 15 including the parables of the lost sheep, the lost coin and the prodigal son.  It is a new perspective on search and rescue and we hope will give you a renewed heart for reaching the lost.

Rich also mentions a video featuring Brian “Head” Welch, formerly with the band Korn.  Brian had a remarkable conversion experience with God and the video is top notch.  You can find it down below.  You can also find many more videos in the series by searching for “I Am Second” featuring people like Darryll Waltrip, Joe Gibbs, Jason Castro,Steven Baldwin, Nate Larkin and many others.

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Podcast 26 – Jude

Today Rich and I talk about the amazing book of Jude and its application to our modern lives in the church.  Being written so long ago you would think that the Bible wouldn’t really apply to our lives today but nothing could be further from the truth.  God knows the hearts of men and women and has created his word to speak through the centuries to the needs of our hearts.

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Podcast 24 – The Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail

Today Rich starts reading in 1 Chronicles 11:45 where we talk about ancient walled cities and the highly fortified gates that were an important strategic defense.  Then we go to Matthew 16:13-17 where Jesus tells us that the gates of Hell shall not prevail against the church.  This is a passionate and exciting study of our role as conquerors against the kingdom of darkness.

If you thought you had no chance of winning a CD from Just Plain Darin, so did everyone else.  Apparently everyone overestimated our popularity of the show and thought they had no chance to win.  Well guess what, there are still 4 CD’s left!!  Unbelievable, I know!  Send your name and mailing address to show (at) dontblamejesus (dot) com and we’ll send one out to you.

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Podcast 23 – Hosea (The Late Episode)

Just Plain Darins album Brand New Day

This episode is a long time coming and for that we apologize… by giving you a present.  The first 5 people to email their name and shipping address to us at show (at) dontblamejesus (dot) com will receive a FREE copy of Just Plain Darin’s album “Brand New Day”.  Rich says he will pay for international shipping and I’ll pay for domestic so don’t wait.  Send us your name and address and you could be a winner.

This week Rich and I discuss his readings in the book of Hosea with some background from Genesis and the story of Jacob and Esau.  It is a fascinating study that has implications for us here in America today.

Please feel free to leave your comments on this post or if you have questions you would like to have us address on the show send them to us at show (at) dontblamejesus (dot) com.  And remember, you can get your free copy of “Brand New Day” by sending us your name and shipping address.  We just want to say thanks for listening.

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Podcast 22 – July 4 and Hebrews 11

Hey again everybody, thanks for tuning in.  Today I start with a short reading that was excerpted from Shane Idleman’s book One Nation ‘Above’ God.  His books and speaking excerpts can be viewed at www.ShaneIdleman.com.

I briefly mention the new OS3 that just came out for the iPod Touch and the cool FREE Bible Reader software I got from OliveTree.  Very cool and extremely functional.

Next Rich takes us through chapter 11 of Hebrews and the very beginning of chapter 12.  I know you’ll be blessed by his take on this pivotal section of Hebrews.

As always, please feel free to leave your comments in this blog post or email us directly at show (at) dontblamejesus (dot) com.  God bless.

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Podcast 21 – Jon & Kate, Standing at the Door, and more Anger Management

Today starts off with me talking about the television show on TLC called Jon & Kate Plus Eight.  I talk about the show from the perspective of having watched it from the beginning and how it has changed over the years.

Next, Rich reads the wonderful poem by Sam Shoemaker called “I Stand by the Door.”  It is a reminder of our duty as believers to bring people to the same place we have been brought and not to forget where we once were.  All too often Christians can forget what it was like to be a non-believer and lose their empathy for the lost.

Next we transition into a revisitation of the topic of our anger towards others when they do us wrong from the perspective of our having been forgiven.

Please feel free to leave a comment or send us an email at show (at) dontblamejesus (dot) com.  God bless you and thanks for listening.

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Beauty whispers His name

Some things are just beautiful in and of themselves.  Nature, Art, Music, they all have something intrinsically in themselves that is beautiful and is capable of moving our hearts and minds.  As a tool, media is neither good nor evil, but is shaped by those who create it.  But irrespective of who creates it, and the motives they may have had, sometimes the art is just simply beautiful.  I saw this video and thought, “Man, God is so amazing to create sound in such a way that the careful attention to harmonics can evoke an emotional response,”… or something like that. :)  It is a reminder to me that everything beautiful, indeed, every good and perfect gift comes from above.  God is an amazing craftsman, the details present in His universe whisper His name.

Anyway, I wanted to share this with you.  This song has always been one of my favorites.  Because of my wife and my choral backgrounds, this presentation was particularly inspiring.

The title on YouTube doesn’t do it justice.  It is labeled “Amazing Choir uses hands to simulate storm”.  I hope you enjoy it.

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