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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.

  • 02:02

    Sim Standard Radio Episode 68 - Madden 16 impressions, Nyeph's ratings, and more

    in Video Games

    Welcome back Sim Gamers. We are excited to have you join us for another show. We have a great show lined up for you tonight, you will not want to miss this one. We will have a special guest on the show tonight and he is bringing some information that I'm sure you all will want to hear. In the 2nd hour we will open the line for callers.  We look forward to all of your calls, thoughts, and comments. Brief descriptions of tonight's topics are listed below. See you guys at 8pm EST. 


     


    Madden 16 Impressions - Today's show will be all about Madden 16. We will give our impressions as well as get the impressions from the callers. We will be looking for a lot of crowd participation on this one. We feel like this will be a SPECIAL show. 


     


    Nyeph1's ratings -  A lot of you guys know Nyeph already but for those that don't he is one of the best in the business when it comes to rating rosters. You have seen his work in BackBreaker, All Pro Football 2K8, and Madden 08, just to name a few. He will be coming on the show to discuss his method and how he rates his rosters. 


     


    NBA 2K16's Trailer - We will be discussing the trailer but not in the traditional way. We will be asking if you can tell what the gameplay differences are just by looking at the trailer? Does it look different from 2K15? Why is it that people always say a game looks the same as last year, are there any games that don't look like their prior year's version at first glance?

  • Sim Standard Radio Episode 66 - NBA Live 16 news, Madden 16 thoughts, 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. 


     


    NBA Live 16 Live Run, Pro AM, Summer Circuit - There is so much to talk about here. AzureEffect will be giving his hands on impressions of Live's new game modes. We will also discuss how Live fires back at NBA 2K with allowing free access to their new modes 10 days before 2K's early release. Is Live now a respectable competitor? Will more people make the switch or at least give live a try?


     


    Madden NFL 16 - Creative Director Rex Dickson is scheduled to call in tonight. As you guys may be aware right now some of us currently have Madden 16. We will give our thoughts of the state of the game. Is Madden 16 a win for the sim community? If so, why? Do you now believe in the Madden Devs? 


     


    Pro Evolution Soccer (PES 2016) - The PES 2016 demo is now available and we will give our thoughts on the demo. We will also discuss the recent video put out by myself (Sim) in regards to no game is perfect. I used the PES 2016 demo to showcase things that I would like to see improved in all sports games that are played on a grass field. 


     


     

  • 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.