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  • 00:59

    Beyond the Standard—Pursuing the Radical Center

    in Christianity

    "In a world of polarized extremes, the most  difficult position isn't pumping your fist for one extreme or the other, but moving to the middle to shake hands in the radical center, embracing the truth on both sides of an issue."


    That's the position of month's guest, Ben Cachiaras, who will talk with host Mark Taylor about all the implications and possibilities for embracing the genius of the "and."


    Jesus was both fully human AND fully God, he points out. Jesus challenges us to teach believers AND preach to unbelievers AND do ministry in the world.


    Read Ben's challenging article, along with those from several others, in the June issue of Christian Standard. And then tune in to see if you are one of those Cachiaras describes as "a new breed of Christian leader today . . . fed up with simplistic answers in a complex world."


    You can read the digital edition of Christian Standard on your smartphone or tablet. More information here: http://christianstandard.com/subscribe/digital-subscriptions/

  • 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.

  • 00:16

    Women Of Standard and Excellence

    in Religion

    Women issues and topics to  to help us as women become Great Godly role models.

  • 02:01

    Sim Standard Radio Episode 64 - 2K Sports and CLC Teams, Madden 16, and more!

    in Video Games

    Welcome back Sim Gamers. We are excited to have you join us for another show. We have some nice topics to discuss tonight and we can't wait to hear your thoughts. In the second hour we will open the line for your calls. Brief descriptions of tonight's topics are listed below. See you guys at 8pm EST. 


     


    2K Sports and CLC/College Teams - We touched on this briefly last week but we want to further discuss our thoughts on what this all means. What are the details? Will the college teams be playable? Why does it always take 2K so long to show gameplay?


     


    Everyone has their own priority list with Madden - This is a topic that could go on and on for days, we will cover a lot with this one topic. We will basicially discuss how it's all a matter of opinion. 


     


    Are sports and sim gamers pushed to the back burner? - This topic comes from faithful caller 205 (Alabama). He feels like sports gamers seem to be behind with innovation. The example he gave was Battlefield's Frostbite Engine, he would like to know why EA Sports didn't use that engine for their games going into this generation. We will give our thoughts on the subject. 

  • 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 58 - E3 Sports Gaming Recap & More

    in Video Games

    Welcome back Sim Gamers! We are happy to be back with another show for you guys. E3 is wrapping up and it has been very eventful to say the least. A brief description of tonight's topics are listed below, as this show will be mainly about the callers tonight. We look forward to all of your calls, thoughts, and questions. See you guys at 8pm est.


    NBA Finals Recap - We will discuss our thoughts on the NBA Finals as Golden State won the title.


     


    E3 thoughts from what we've seen and experienced - Sharing our thoughts on games that we've played and also what we like/dislike and our concerns for the titles upon release.


     


    Joe Montana 20XX - Gotta dig in on the ultimate debacle which was this title and reflect on the community impact it's had thus far.  Will you still support the title after what has taken place?  


     


     

  • 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 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!

  • 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. 


     


     

  • 02:00

    Sim Standard Radio - Episode 52

    in Video Games

    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?


     


     


     

  • 02:01

    Sim Standard Radio Episode 57 - E3, NBA Live 16, Finals recap, and more

    in Video Games

    Welcome back Sim Gamers! We are happy to be back with another show for you guys. E3 is so close you can smell it, are you getting excited? We are on the verge of what could be one of the best years for sports video games. A brief description of tonight's topics is listed below. In the second hour we will open up the lines to our callers. We look forward to all of your calls, thoughts, and questions. See you guys at 8pm est.


     


    NBA Finals Recap - We will discuss our thoughts on the NBA Finals so far. Who has the advantage? Who has been the most significant? Have our predictions changed?


     


    E3 Expectations and most anticipated games - This topic is pretty obvious. We will discuss our expectations for this year's E3. We will also discuss our most anticipated games. What game will leave the best impression? What surprises will be revealed at E3? What do you guys want me to cover while I'm at E3?


     


    Joe Montana confirmed to be at E3? - How credible is the recent article stating JM16 will be at E3? Why hasn't Damon Grow confirmed the article? Why hasn't anyone involved with the game said anything? Could the OS article be spot on about JM16? What are your expectations for JM16 in terms of what is shown at E3?


     


    NBA Live 16 Cover Athlete and Trailer -  What are your thoughts on the cover athlete and trailer? What are our expectations for Live 16? What condition do you think the game is in? Will Live 16 officially be direct competition to NBA 2K16?