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  • 00:52

    Beyond the Standard—Why the North American Christian Convention?

    in Christianity

    Join host Mark Taylor as he talks with Mike Baker, the president of this year’s North American Christian Convention. Mike will give us the latest news about the event scheduled for this June 23-26 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and answer questions like these . . .



    What’s different about this year’s gathering?
    Why do we still need the NACC?
    Which of today’s problems or opportunities prompted the convention program he planned?


    Mike, the senior pastor with the thriving Eastview Christian Church in Normal, Illinois, is focusing his proven leadership skills on a gathering that will bless many thousands. We’ll pick his brain, not only about the convention, but also about the challenges facing every Christian leader today.

  • 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!

  • 01:06

    Beyond the Standard—Christian Colleges, the Challenges and the Opportunities

    in Christianity

    Colleges everywhere are coping with shifting demographics, rising expectations, an unstable economy, and the challenges of the digital revolution.


    Nowhere is this clearer than with small Christian colleges and universities, yet these schools continue to train leaders and impact lives.


    In this program we will talk with three Christian college administrators about the challenges and opportunities they see for the future.


    D. Clay Perkins is president of Mid-Atlantic Christian University, Elizabeth City, North Carolina.


    Michael Sweeney has resigned as president of Emmanuel Christian Seminary in Johnson City, Tennessee, where he remains as a professor.


    Jon Weatherly is dean of the School of Bible and Theology at Johnson University, Knoxville, Tennessee.


    Read what they've written about Christian colleges by purchasing the August issue of Christian Standard, via our new app on the App Store, Google Play, or Amazon Apps.

  • 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/

  • 01:37

    Christianity: The Highest Standard (Christian Ethics)

    in Christianity

    Today on EBC†RADIO LIVE, Richard & Charlie are talking about Christianity being the highest of all standards. We as Christians whether at our jobs, in our personal lives or when we are with our friends are embassadors of our faith.  That calling is known as the Christian Ethic.


    Today we are asking a simple question; On whom are your ethics based? Man or God?


    It is only in Christianity and only the Christian that can claim to have solid ground for morality and ethics that is set upon truth, not in moral relativism.  All other worldviews are based on the ideals or thoughts of man, not God. Therefore, Christianity is the highest standard and is the only standard in which the progressive revelation of Jesus Christ and  enteral Salvation is present.


    Want to comment or have a question? Give us a call NOW, LIVE at 646-564-9793.  If you are listening to EBC†RADIO via podcast, call our podcast comment line 24/7 at 414-369-2242. Leave us a comment or question, and we will address it on the next show.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


     


     


     


     


     

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