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  • 00:49

    Beyond the Standard—Christmas with Christian Standard

    in Christianity

    Join us  to hear editor Mark A. Taylor and editor-at-large Paul S. Williams share Christmas nostalgia, inspiration, and hope from the pages of Christian Standard.
    Mark and Paul will read Christmas columns and articles they've written as well as their favorite Christmas essays and stories from past years' issues of Christian Standard.
    Listen to be encouraged and challenged. Share with your church staff or your family for a special holiday treat. Glean illustrations or examples for your own preaching and teaching this month.
    Download this episode and enjoy it anytime during the Christmas season!

  • 01:07

    Beyond the Standard—Weighing the Numbers

    in Christianity

    Of all the names and numbers reported in the May issue of Christian Standard, we'll introduce you to three of them in this helpful episode:


    Brian Kruckenberg, lead pastor with New City Church in Phoenix, Arizona will talk about his congregation's remarkable growth, 61.5% in 2014!


    The second fastest-growing church reporting to us was Lifepointe Church in Raleigh, NC at 36.2 percent. Donnie Williams, Lifepointe's lead pastor, will join our panel.


    Our third guest is Bo Chancey, senior pastor with Manchester (NH) Christian Church. This congregation achieved the highest baptism ratio, 17.7 percent. That means for every 100 people in the congregation's 2014 average, the church baptized almost 18 people.


    We want to know how these congregations achieved this kind of outreach. Please listen for ideas and be ready to ask your questions of these dynamic church leaders.


    Download the May issue of Christian Standard from the App Store, at Google play, or from apps for Kindle.

  • 02:00

    Sim Standard Radio Episode 39

    in Sports

    Welcome back Sim Heads, we have a nice show lined up for you tonight. Listed below is a brief description of our topics for tonight. In the second hour we will open up the lines to callers. We look forward to your thoughts and comments. Sim Is The Standard!


    Madden NFL CFM Mode - We will be discussing things we would like to see in Madden's CFM, from top to bottom. We will also dicuss CFM elements we would like to see in Madden 16. 


    Sliders debate - Smitty and Azure will debate their differences with sliders in games like Madden. What should sliders actually do for the game. Do they help to restrict or improve Sim gameplay?


    NBA 2K15 and NBA Live 15 - Are you tired of the animation takeover in NBA 2K? If NBA Live 15 was a bit more refined would NBA 2K15 been in trouble?


    Thank you for tuning in. Enjoy the show!

  • 01:08

    Beyond the Standard—Apologetics Is Different Now!

    in Christianity

    Sharing Christ with non-Christians in America may be more difficult than ever.


    One thing's for sure: our approach certainly must change if we’re to have any success pointing nonbelievers to the truth.


    Three Christian leaders grapple with this issue in this episode of Beyond the Standard.


    Ben Cachiaras, senior minister with Mountain Christian Church, Joppa, Maryland, says Christians in America should compare themselves with the Old Testament Jews in Babylonian exile. How can we think differently about ourselves and our mission, now that we live in a foreign and hostile culture?


    Casey Tygrett, spiritual formation pastor at Parkview Christian Church, Orland Park, Illinois, says we need to do more listening and less talking. What can we learn and how can we influence by letting the nonbeliever talk first and most?


    Richard Knopp, professor of philosophy and Christian apologetics at Lincoln (Illinois) Christian University, helps us understand the purpose of apologetics. It’s way more than just sitting around waiting for someone to attack the faith so we can defend it.

  • 00:49

    Christmas with Christian Standard

    in Christianity

    Join us to hear editor Mark A. Taylor and editor-at-large Paul S. Williams share nostalgia, inspiration, and hope from the pages of Christian Standard.


    Mark and Paul will read Christmas columns and articles they've written as well as their favorite Christmas essays and stories from past years' issues of Christian Standard.


    Listen to be encouraged and challenged. Share with your church staff or your family for a special holiday treat. Glean illustrations or examples for your own preaching and teaching this month.


    Download this episode and enjoy it anytime during the Christmas season!

  • 00:49

    Christmas with Christian Standard

    in Christianity

    Join us any Thursday before Christmas to hear editor Mark A. Taylor and editor-at-large Paul S. Williams share nostalgia, inspiration, and hope from the pages of Christian Standard.


    Mark and Paul will read Christmas columns and articles they've written as well as their favorite Christmas essays and stories from past years' issues of Christian Standard.


    Listen to be encouraged and challenged. Share with your church staff or your family for a special holiday treat. Glean illustrations or examples for your own preaching and teaching this month.


    Listen live today. Tune in at an upcoming scheduled encore broadcadt. Or download this episode and enjoy it anytime during the Christmas season!

  • 02:00

    Sim Standard Radio - Episode 51

    in Video Games

    Welcome back Sim Gamers! We have a great show lined up for you tonight. A brief description of tonight's topics is listed below. In the second hour we will open up the line to callers. We look forward to your calls, thoughts, and comments. See you guys at 8pm est.


     


    Real Time Physics vs scripted sequences - We will discuss why we prefer physics based gameplay over scripted outcomes. Does physics help or hurt a game? Can you truly replicate a contact sport without real time physics?


     


    Scheme Fit in Madden - We will be discussing how the Scheme Fit doesn't matter as much in Madden as it does in real life. We will also touch on how a player fits in a scheme should have an outcome on the game and overall gameplay. 


     


    2015 NFL Draft - We will give our thoughts on the draft in regards players we want our team to draft, projections on where players will land, and how players may impact the team they are drafted by. 


     


    Athletes making bad decisions - We will be discussing how athletes make decisions that impact their lives negatively. We will also touch on how some athletes are willing to throw everything they have going for them away for something they can control. 


     

  • 02:00

    Sim Standard Radio - Episode 50

    in Video Games

    Welcome back Sim Gamers! Can you believe this is our 50th show? We thank you guys for all of the support. We have a great show lined up for you with some solid topics to cover. In the second hour we will open up the line to callers. Please be mindful of others and keep your thoughts and questions short. We look forward to all of your calls, comments, and questions. A brief description of tonight's topics are listed below. See you guys tonight!


     


    The Video Game Mentality - We will discuss the difference between accepting realism and expecting everything to work. Some gamers want everything to work all the time and won't accept anything less. Are sim gamers really ready for a full blown authentic sports game? Can you accept when something legitmate happens?


     


    Unfair Expectations for Joe Montana Football 16 - We will discuss how putting too many expectations on JM16 could be harmful to the brand. If JM16 is not all you expect it to be will you still support it? What are you expecting from a year one game? What are some realistic expectations you have for JM16.


     


    Is Madden's engine broken - You hear alot of people say that Madden's engine is broken, does EA need to change the engine to produce a quality football game? Is the engine broken or is new code and tech required? What about Madden's engine is broken, this is a question we would like to pose to our callers as well.


     


     


     


     


     

  • 02:00

    Sim Standard Radio - Episode 49

    in Video Games

    Welcome back Sim Gamers! We have a great show lined up for you tonight with some solid topics. Listed below is a brief description of tonight's topics. In the second hour we will open up the lines for callers. We look forward to your calls, thoughts, and participation. 


     


    Micro Transactions in gaming - Do they help, hurt, or ruin gaming and your gaming experience? How does Ultimate Team allow micro transactions and normal gaming to co-exist? We will provide our thoughts on the subject. 


     


    Physics being harder to produce in a football game - We will discuss the challenges of having true physics in a football game. Is it easier to produce physics in Hockey, Soccer, Boxing, etc? 


     


    HipHopGamer's public perception - Why does he get such a bad rep from some people? Is he not look any other journalist? Do some people miss out on information because of their dislike towards HHG? We will also breakdown some of the key points that were mentioned in HHG's gamers latest Joe Montana Football video. 


     


     

  • 01:08

    Beyond the Standard—Healthy Church?

    in Christianity

    In the January issue of Christian Standard, more than a dozen church leaders give their prescription for making your church healthy. In this special episode, we talk with three of them.



    Nate Bush, lead pastor with New City Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico, wrote, A Healthy Church Helps Make a Healthy Community.
    Jeff Faull, minister with Mount Gilead Church in Mooresville, Indiana, wrote, A Healthy Church Is Doctrinally Strong.
    Joe Putting, senior pastor with Tomoka Christian Church, Ormond Beach, Florida, wrote, A Healthy Church Is a Giving Church.


    Read their pieces in Christian Standard (here’s how to download it today: http://christianstandard.com/subscribe/digital-subscriptions/). Then plan to join our conversation. Each of these fellows has more to say than print space allowed. And we’ll talk with all of them about more than their assigned topic!


    We’re looking forward to a rich discussion about earmarks of a healthy church.

  • 01:04

    Beyond the Standard—Good News to the Poor

    in Christianity

    As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, we may overlook an important fact: When Jesus came to earth, he chose to be poor. This month's episode challenges us with practical ideas for serving the poor—and learning from the poor—all around us today.


    Each of our guests has significant experience with ministry among the poor.


    Becky Ahlberg is executive director with My Safe Harbor in Anaheim, California.


    Chris Smith ministers with Englewood Christian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana.


    Aaron Wymer is senior minister with Grandview Christian Church in Johnson City, Tennessee.