Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Chuck Colson, via Focus on the Family 5/24, 5/25 2011

Focus on the Family airs a live event featuring Chuck Colson who discusses ethics as well as his role in the Watergate scandal.
"Politics is an expression of culture." And along with this he says that the culture spawns politics and the culture in this country is sick"
He delves into many aspects that are pertinent to everyone's life as a citizen of the US, especially those who care about the direction of the country.
Colson has a daily radio program that you can find out more about via Breakpoint.org
His books and the Focus video part 1 and 2 are listed below (as they become available)
Born AgainLies That Go Unchallenged in Popular Culture (How Now)The Faith: What Christians Believe, Why They Believe It, and Why It MattersDancing with Max: A Mother and Son Who Broke Free
Chuck Colson Speaks: Twelve Key Speeches by America's Foremost Christian ThinkerGod & GovernmentLife Sentence

Part 1

Part 2

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cynthia Tobias about Strong Willed Children, on Focus on the Family, broadcasted 5/19/2011

On Focus on the Family, a live audience message by Cynthia Tobias is broadcasted today. She is the founder of Apple St, Applied Learning Styles - an organization that purposes to teach parents and teachers about utilizing the inherent learning style and personality of a child towards an effective learning experience. Cynthia specializes in "strong willed children" and proclaims that quite often strong willed people are the most successful in life, so seeing Strong Will as a bad trait is the wrong way to view the trait.
Oh, and the tips she gives in regards to dealing with children are applicable to if you are married or dealing with a strong willed ADULT as well! 

Apple St- Applied Learning Styles
You can watch the video below, and her books are linked here as well or you can go to her site directly.
The Way They LearnYou Can't Make Me (But I Can Be Persuaded): Strategies for Bringing Out the Best in Your Strong-Willed ChildEvery Child Can SucceedThe Way We Work: What You Know about Working Styles Can Increase Your Efficiency, Productivity and Job SatisfactionI Hate School: How to Help Your Child Love Learning

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Kristian Stanfill

Kristian Stanfill writes this very worshipful song, inspired by Psalm 97. Be moved.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Listen to the Word via BibleGateway.com

Audio Bible at BibleGateway.com

   Sometimes you may be in more of a listening mood than a reading one. Sometimes you're in the position in which reading might even be hazardous to your health (say when driving). For some people, reading is a quick slide to slumber, as it can make a person drowsy.  The above link will slip you away to biblegateway.com - a site that is all about, you guessed it, the Bible. The site is a repository of Bible Translations that you can read, in various languages. But the nifty thing being pointed to in this blogpost is that they also have free streaming audio Bibles to listen to, anywhere, anytime over a web connection. I suppose you could even do this over your smartphone though I've not yet tried it.
Was thinking that, in addition to these scenarios, some folks listen to music, or talk radio while at work. Why not change that pace up with the WORD of GOD occasionally or you know, more than just occasionally? Being entertained is nice, as is being informed of worldly things, but being fed God's Word is more empowering and fulfilling than anything else you could be listening to if you consume it and let it soak in.
For those times when the web is a distant friend, here's some audio Bibles on disk that can be had via Amazon.   

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Joni Eareckson Tada, National Day of Prayer 2011

"I believe in a God of Hope"
Joni Eareckson Tada, Honorary Chairman of the 2011 National Day of Prayer is on Focus on the Family today 5/5/11 displaying an amazing amount of optimism in light of Joni's own personal trials which included depression due to an injury that put her into a wheel chair as well as cancer.
Place of Healing: Wrestling With the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God's SovereigntyJoni: An Unforgettable StoryA Lifetime of Wisdom: Embracing the Way God Heals YouHope...the Best of Things

Monday, May 2, 2011

Eric Metaxas on Focus on the Family, 5/2/2010

      Eric Metaxas, author, discusses his book, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy; has written for VeggieTales among other many diverse jobs. Healso has an interesting conversation about "Socrates in the City" which is a "social event" in Manhattan that centers on Truth, from a Biblical viewpoint. This even has been a really cool way of exposing the Truth of the Bible to New Yorkers that have no desire to be evangelized to but do like events like this. He talks about the immensely secular background that is Yale and New York City, and his calling to that environment. Eric also mentions several, nearly totally unknown stories about well known people in American history that had strong Christian faiths of which most never hear that part of their story. For example he mentions Buzz Aldrin taking bread/wine for doing his own personal "Lord's Supper" ON THE MOON as soon as they land. So some of the first words spoken on the moon are words from the Bible, words of Jesus, as well as taking communion.

a  link to Socrates In the City

Squanto And The Miracle Of ThanksgivingBonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Part 1

Part 2 of the series
Part 3 of the series