• 00:29

    The Mega Church: How many Sheep is Too Much Sheep?

    in Christianity

    Jesus said in Mark 16:15, ““Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” He forgot to mention how many people we are to preach to. Recently, I discovered an event that took place in North Carolina and it got ugly. This problem involved one of the fastest growing churches in America but the news media, in that area, wasn’t happy about the growth, nor the leader building a new house. So what do you think? How many sheep is too much sheep?

  • 00:26

    Reader's Entertainment Radio Presents: Tyora Moody

    in Books

    Tyora Moody will be my guest on October 30th at 6pm EST.  Tyora is the author Soul-Searching Suspense novels in the Serena Manchester Series, Victory Gospel Series and the Eugeena Patterson Mysteries.  Ty is multi-faceted, and is also a literary-focused entrepreneur that has assisted countless authors with developing an online presence via her design and marketing company, Tywebbin Creations LLC.  Her latest novel, When Perfection Fails, is Book 3 in the Victory Gospel Series.  No matter what Tyora does, she serves up a creative mix, flavored with Faith!


    Book Blurb:


    Reverend Jonathan Freeman and his wife Lenora are quickly becoming Charlotte’s “it” couple. All eyes are on them as Jonathan is named pastor of a church following the death of his father and Lenora has become a sought-after wedding planner. The Freemans are media darlings and a model couple; the picture of perfection. Or are they?


    Behind the scenes, Jonathan struggles with his role as pastor of a megachurch while Lenora grows increasingly and uncharacteristically distant. A number of odd and tragic incidents push her further away from the love of her life and the façade of perfection begins to crack.


    A carefully guarded secret catches up with Lenora and it threatens her security as well as that of her family. Has an imperfect past finally caught up with her? Will the ghost of someone she thought long dead rise like Lazarus from the grave and destroy all she has worked to preserve? Or will Lenora fight to protect the man she loves and the beautiful life God has blessed her to have?

  • 01:04

    Church Planting: The Small Church/ Megachurch Standoff

    in Christianity

     
    Everybody's behind church planting, but not everyone sees church planting the same way!
    In this freewheeling discussion, two ministers talk about church planting from their unique points-of-view.
    Steve Wyatt, a church planter and former megachurch pastor, asks megachurches to give some breaks to church plants. Aaron Brockett, a megachurch pastor and former church planter, explains why big isn't always better and certainly isn't usually easier. Together they'll lend passionate perspective to a challenge all of us must embrace: Let's plant more churches!
    Tune in Thursday, October 24, 11 a.m., Eastern.

  • 02:03

    T D Jake The Battle

    in Religion

    Thomas Dexter "T. D." Jakes, Sr. is the Apostle/Bishop of The Potter's House, a non-denominational American megachurch, with 30,000 members. Today's pre recorded message The Battle.

  • 00:25

    "Playing Saint" with Zachary Bartels

    in Books

    Yesterday, Parker Saint’s only concern was his swiftly rising star power. Today, he’s just trying to stay alive.


    Parker Saint is living the dream. A cushy job at a thriving megachurch has him on the verge of becoming a bestselling author and broadcast celebrity—until life takes an abrupt turn that lands him on the wrong side of the law. To avoid a public scandal, he agrees to consult with the police on a series of brutal murders linked by strange religious symbols scrawled on each victim.


    Parker tries to play the expert, but he is clearly in over his head. Drawn ever deeper into a web of intrigue involving a demanding detective, a trio of secretive Vatican operatives, and a centuries-old conspiracy to conceal a mysterious relic, he realizes for the first time that the battle between good and evil is all too real—and that the killer is coming back . . . this time for him..


     


    An award-winning preacher and Bible teacher, Zachary Bartels has been serving as pastor of Judson Baptist Church in Lansing, Michigan, for nearly ten years. He earned his BA in world religions from Cornerstone University and his Masters of Divinity from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He enjoys film, fine cigars, stimulating conversation, gourmet coffee, reading, writing, and cycling. 


    His debut novel, Playing Saint, has been called an “intrigue-filled thriller” (Library Journal) and “a page-turner from the very beginning . . . gripping and realistic” (RT Book Reviews). His next book, The Last Con (HarperCollins Christian Fiction) will be released in the summer of 2015. He lives in the capital city of a mitten-shaped Midwestern state with his wife Erin and their son.

  • 00:30

    Warning "Unconstitutional Rules and Terroist attacks all over the world".

    in Current Events

    Tune in today, in honor of the Sabbath Service Pastor Fran will share how Prophesy is being fulfilled today through out the world: Libya, ENGLAND, SOUTHERN BOARDERS, ALABAMA, CALIFORNIA, CHINA, COLORADO, OHIO AND WHERE YOU LIVE..  Do you have time to find out What, When, Where, Why and How will prophesy be fulfilled. God has given Pastor Fran the heart to do the work for you, TUNE IN AND DOWNLOAD,




    MISSING LIBYAN JETLINER RAISE FEARS OF SUCIDE AIRLINER ATTACK ON 911...


    ENGLAND HIGHEST ALER LEVEL


    Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa.



    ATTACK ON SOUTHERN BOARDER,


    FEDS WARN OF ATTACK ON SOUTHERN BORDER



    Polygamy Law 'Unconstitutional,' Federal Judge Rules



    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A megachurch in Alabama recently held an open house to celebrate the opening of its $26 million dollar, six-dome entertainment center



    Victoria Osteen, co-pastor of Lakewood Church, quoted in a sermon criticized by many Christians for promoting a “me-centered” Christianity.



    Taiwan Fighters Chase China Jets a Week After U.S. Incident



    Respiratory virus sends hundreds of children in Colorado, Missouri to the hospital Hundreds of children in several states, including Ohio and Illinois, have been hospitalized with similar cold-like symptoms




     

  • 00:51

    Rob Peabody & Melanie M. Jeschke

    in Books

    Rob Peabody serves as the co-founder and director of Awaken, a non-profit charity that exists to resource the church for action. In 2011, Rob, along with his wife, Medea, and their two boys, left his position as lead campus pastor of a megachurch in Texas to pioneer and lead fresh expressions of church seeking to engage unreached 20’s & 30’s in northeast London.


    This work is commissioned by the International Mission Board of the SBC and in partnership with the Church of England. Rob currently serves as a missional consultant for multiple church networks in the UK, is a member of the Speaking Team at Spring Harvest, and is charged with casting vision and leading a new upcoming national UK 18-30’s conference - The Pursuit - taking place May 2015.


    Beyond speaking at conferences in the US and UK, Rob has also written a small group film series entitled Kingdom Rise, released March 2013.


    Melanie M. Jeschke was born in the North (Pittsburgh, PA) and grew up in the South (Richmond, VA), attending the University of Virginia where she met her husband of thirty years, Bill Jeschke. Together we have nine beautiful children (three daughters and six sons) and have pioneered a non-denominational Christian church called The King's Chapel in Fairfax, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C.
    She has had the miraculous adventure of attending a conference on C.S. Lewis at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities which inspired her to begin writing travel articles and eventually my series of historical/romance novels, The Oxford Chronicles.
     

  • 01:01

    Another megachurch megascandal

    in Religion

    Another megachurch hit with a scandal! This time, it is Bishop Eddie Long, pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in the Atlanta, GA area. What is really going on with these allegations? Join us for this important conversation.

  • 02:28

    Creflo Dollar's Megachurch Shooting

    in Religion

    Rev. Creflo Dollar's megachurch in Atlanta was targeted by a former facilities maintenance employee who resigned from the church in August of this year. The suspect, Floyd Palmer, shot and killed a volunteer at the nondenominational World Changers Church and was found shopping in the Mall. What is going on here???
     
    No wonder Jesus said watch and Pray! LAWD!

  • 00:29

    Pastors, Pimps and Power in the Church

    in Religion

    Church is supposed to be a sacred place, but can the sanctuary remain holy when pastors are acting more like pimps than religious leaders? Sexual impropriety, financial misconduct and emotional manipulation can all be found in Bible scriptures, but they also fill headlines about today’s preachers. Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson takes on abuse in the church with men and women of the cloth. Dr. Donald Matthews, offers a test for determining whether the "pastor" or "pimp" label fits your religious leader. Reverend Brandon Crowley, pastor of Myrtle Baptist Church in Massachusetts, and Reverend Trina Evans, from Georgia’s Beulah Baptist Church get real and righteous about the challenges of shepherding a congregation in modern times. They also discuss mega churches, promiscuity, building fund lust and proper responses to church member emotional needs. No, we are not talking about your grandmother’s quiet “Shall We Gather at the River” church services.


    It’s time to gather at the Roundtable as Stephanie Robinson delivers hot topics, deep talk and a little bit of uplift. Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson...pull up a chair.

  • 00:35

    POST TRAUMATIC CHURCH SYNDROME

    in Entertainment

    Reba Riley is the debut author of Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome: A Memoir of Humor & Healing In 30 Religions, the founder of the Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome community online, and a blogger at Patheos.com


    Reba grew up in a fundamentalist Christian home where the wallpaper & dinner napkins featured Bible verses, & the Smurfs were considered demonic.  She told her kindergarten class the letters of Santa's name could be arranged to "Satan."  Reba’s 10,000 hours of education included evangelical  schools, Christian  college followed by a stint at the Focus of the Family Institute with Dr. James Dobson, and an intensive ministry training program at a megachurch in Colorado Springs—a program that swiftly kicked her out when she shared her religious doubts with the leadership. Reba lost everything - including herself. Enter Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome.


    Reba got sick. Really sick. With a near-debilitating chronic mystery illness doctors couldn’t diagnose or treat. At 29, the illness made her vulnerable enough that she finally had to face the fact she’d avoided for the better part of a decade: her spirit was sicker than her body.  Reba decided to undertake a spiritual recovery program: she would visit thirty religions before her thirtieth birthday—not to find a religion, but to find peace.


    Through her adventures, Reba realized she didn’t have to choose religion to choose God…or good. She discovered sometimes we have to get lost to get found. Two years after completing her thirty religions project and eighteen  months  after recovering from her illness, Reba is here to share dispatches from her journey of healing.


     

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