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  • 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 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?  


     


     

  • #4HFA - The Double Standard Show: From Hulkamania to Brittney Griner

    in Sports

    Tonight, Wednesday, July 29th, the KINGS of the 7 o'clock spot will question everthing that "seems" like a popular opinion.  Sports is built on integrity, fairness, and equality.  However, with life being so unfair, we have to question how fair sports can be with human imperfection being a factor.  With that being said, tonight show will be dedicated to one of the most known unfair things in the world, "THE DOUBLE-STANDARD":


    We will discuss of there are double-standards in sports headlines like:


    1. Hulk Hogan's racist rant


    2. Brittney Griner's domestic issues


    3. The judgment of Caytlin Jenner


    4. The body image of Serena Williams


    5. The Buffalo Bills LeSean McCoy party


    6. LA Clippers Josh Smith's financial woes

  • 01:35

    Grand Opening Party! Meet the Writers of The VOC Newspaper

    in Spirituality

    You are cordially invited to the online Grand Opening party for The Voices of Conjure Newspaper and Old Style Conjure Club!


    Date:  Wednesday, June 17th 


    Time:  8:00 p.m. CST


    Attire:  Wear what you like..the party is online! 


    Call in to receive the following bonuses:


    *Have the opportunity to win great prizes!



    *Learn more about the writers and contributors to The Voices of Conjure Newspaper
    *Learn more about the Old Style Conjure Club
    *Listen to the VOC Newspaper writer panel discuss some of their favorite Conjure works for blessing & prosperity
    *And so much more! 


    Please mark your calendars and save the date!  We are looking forward to seeing you online at the party!


     

  • 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?

  • 02:00

    Sim Standard Radio Episode 59 - Madden 16, Damon Grow, and more

    in Video Games

    Welcome back Sim Gamers! We are pleased to have you join us for another show. There is so much to talk about tonight, hopefully time won't constrain us too much. E3 has come and gone but the discussions are just getting started.  Listed below is a description of tonight's topics. In the second hour we will open up the line to our callers. We look forward to all of your calls, thoughts, and comments.


     


    Madden 16 E3 feedback from the community - There is so much to talk about with this topic. We will discuss the reception from the community in regards to what was shown at E3. Is Madden going in a simulation direction? Is Madden still lacking in certain areas of gameplay? What is the current state of the franchise? How people forgotten that Madden is in a rebuilding stage?


     


    Should EA Sports change Madden's name? - Some community members feel like EA should change Madden's name. We will reflect on that thought and also explain why they may never happen.


     


    Damon Grow Interview (Tentative) - We are expecting Damon to call into the show tonight. We will be discussing Joe Montana Football and their marketing strategy.

  • 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 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?


     


     


     

  • 02:00

    Sim Standard Radio - Episode 56 - NBA 2K's Myplayer glitch,NBA Live 16,and more

    in Video Games

    Welcome back Sim Gamers. Thank you for joining us for another show. We have some nice topics to discuss tonight. Some of the topics were provided by you guys, we appreciate that. This show is for the community so whenever we can talk about topics you want us to discuss we will. Below is a brief description of tonight's topics. In the second hour we will open the line up to the callers. We look forward to all of your calls, thoughts, and comments. See you guys at 8pm est. 


     


    NBA Finals - We will give our thoughts on the NBA Finals. Who will win? Why will they win? Who are the X factors? How many finals games will there be? 


     


    Sim Gamers compared to Hardcore Gamers - Are they the same thing? Do companies see them as different types of gamers? Do companies think sim gamers are harder to please? Are sim gamers respected in the community? 


     


    NBA 2K15 MyPlayer Glitch - We will discuss the recent glitch found in NBA 2K15's MyPlayer mode. Why ins't that many people speaking out about it? Why isn't all games held to the same standard? Are people turning a blind eye to issues with 2K?


     


    NBA Live 16 - Are you excited about Live 16? What are you expecting from Live 16? Will Live 16 be a true competitor this year? Where does Live 16 need to improve? 


     


     

  • 02:00

    Sim Standard Radio - Episode 53 - Tom Brady, Madden 16, and more!

    in Video Games

    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? 


     


     


     


     

  • 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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