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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.
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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.
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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.
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What's up guys, welcome back to another episode of Sim Standard Radio. We have a variety of different topics to discuss tonight. In the second our we will open up the lines to callers. We look forward to your calls, thoughts, and comments. A brief description of tonight's topics is listed below. The call in number is 914-338-0794. See you guys at 8pm est.
Draft Recap - We will give our thoughts on our team's draft picks. We will also talk about the draft in general. What were the surprises? Did the draft go as you expected it to? Were you happen with how the draft played out for your team?
Deflategate - How do you feel about deflategate? Is it a big deal? Should Tom Brady and/or the Patriots be disciplined? How do you think things will play out?
Mayweather vs Pacquiao - How do you feel about the fight? Who do you think won the fight? What were you expecting from the fight? Are you a boxing fan or a fight fan?
Madden Ultimate Team - How do you feel about MUT in general? Why do you think MUT gets so much attention? What should you expect from MUT?
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!
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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.
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Welcome back Sim Gamers. We are happy to be back live on the air tonight. Hope everyone had a Happy Easter! We have a great show lined up for you tonight with a good amount of topics. A brief the description of tonight's topics are listed below. On tonight's show we are looking for community feedback, in the second hour we will open up the lines to our callers. Community feedback will be very important tonight. We look forward to all of your calls, thoughts, and comments. See you at 8pm est. Sim is the Movement!
In 2015, what can be done about the 2005 debacle? - We touched on this briefly on a prior show but we want to go a step further. We will discuss the community's frustration with Madden since Madden 06.
What do you hate about Madden? - This topic is really for the callers and the community in general. We would like to hear from the community on this one. We will also discuss the things that frustrate us about Madden.
Top 10 list of things left to fix in Madden, gameplay only - This is another subject that is directed to the callers. We will also give our list of things that still need to be address in Madden. This will be a gameplay only list.
Older Football games that still have plenty of life - This is a topic that was brought up by MrKingJavo. What are you doing to enjoy older football games? What prevents you from playing them? Why isn't older football games supported more? Does older football games satisfy your football itch?
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Welcome back Sim Gamers and thank you for tuning in. We have nice list of topics on deck for tonight's show. In the second hour we will open up the line for callers. We look forward to your calls, thoughts, and comments. If you are listening online and you wish to call in we can be reached at 914-338-0794. Remember to press 1 to be placed in the queue and we will answer your call in the order it was received. Listed below is a brief description of tonight's topics. See you guys at 8pm est.
Deflate Gate Punishment - Should Tom Brady be suspended? Is there enought evidence? Do you agree with the details of the suspension? Does this tarnish Brady's legacy? Will Brady win an appeal?
Madden 16 FIrst Look Trailer - We will be giving general information about the trailer. We will talk about the community to the trailer. Is it necessary to breakdown or critque hype trailers? Who are these trailers made for? What does trailers mean to a sim gamer? How does the corporate side relate Madden's fact sheet?
No news on Joe Montana 16 - E3 is right around the corner and we still haven't heard anything about JM16, does that hurt or help the game? Should they show something now that Madden's marketing has began? Do you think the game will still release in July?
Community disappointment - We will discuss our overall disappointment in our community. Why are we not receiving valid feedback? We are community members not utilizing our resources?
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Welcome back Sim gamers. We are happy to have you back with us for another show. Tonight we have quite a few topics to discuss. Below you will find a brief description of tonight's topics. In the second hour we will open up the floor to our callers. Like always we look forward to your calls, thoughts, and comments. Get ready for another great show, see you guys at 8pm est.
NHL 16 features - We will discuss the recent features that have been released for NHL 16. What do you like? What do you dislike? How impressed are you with the information that was released?
Sports titles catering to the casual audience - We will reflect on the video recently put out by fellow community member Resolve. How does this mentality affect the development of sports games? Is there a middle ground? Can sim and casual gamers co-exist?
Madden 16 and Joe Montana 16 screenshots - We will discuss how we feel about the recent screenshots put out by EA in comparison to what has been shown by JM16. We will also further discuss why we feel like you can't judge a game by a screenshot.
E3 trip and GoFundMe campaign - I, SimFBallCritic, will explain the reason why I'm going to E3 and explain the motive behind the GoFundMe campaign.
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Welcome back Sim Gamers! We have a great show lined up for you tonight. Listed below is a brief description of tonight's topics.
Rex Dickson - We will give our reactions to Rex's surprise call to the show last week. What exactly is he saying? Why is there so much push back to the information he'ssharing? Do you believe that they are trying to do the best they can with Madden?
Madden Ratings - We will discuss a recent article on fivethirtyeight.com written by Walt Hickey. What ratings should be tangible in the game? How can we get the combine to be more of a factor to determine ratings and skills in CFM? Should ratings be more than just Letter grades and numbers? What is the key component that is missing from Madden's ratings system?
In the 2nd hour we will open up the lines up to the callers. We look forward to your calls, thoughts, and comments!
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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.