Recently Transcribed Episodes
Steve the Builder
On Growing Old
Episode date: August 06, 2011
I’m turning 59 in five days. I’ve never been much into birthdays and milestones and “passages”. The big 2-0, 3-0 and 4-0s went pretty much by without any sense of “gee or wow-ness” or movement toward or away from anything. By twenty I was married, by thirty I had kids, a mortgage, a couple college degrees, had lost my jobs in my fields and ended up in construction. By forty I’d been through the cliche Red Bugatti mid-life crisis (yeah, I really had one), divorced, left my church, remarried into a blended family etc. etc. (not that all that is normal or anything to be proud of, but…
The Morning Offering
Episode date: October 04, 2011
Situation ethics has become the norm for our times, having replaced the biblical ethics of past generations. In situation ethics as long as no one is hurt one can do as one pleases. Taking drugs, watching pornography, and aborting the unborn child all can come under the flag of situation ethics.
Taking drugs is seen as morally neutral by increasing numbers of Americans. We believe no one is hurt by our drug use, while refusing to see the obvious connection between our drug purchases and the mass-killings in Mexico by drug cartels that are in the business because of the demand for drugs by American users.
Nothing wrong with watching…
Episode date: January 01, 2012
Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them. And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.
And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him. His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast. When they had finished the days, as they returned, the Boy Jesus lingered behind…
Episode date: January 01, 2012
After they saw the baby Jesus, the shepherds went back, praising God for all that they had seen. And then, when Jesus was eight days old, His parents named Him Jesus, just like the angel had told them to do.
As time went by, Jesus grew and grew. His spirit was strong. He was very wise, and full of God’s grace.
Every year, His parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. The year that Jesus was 12, they all went together. When the feast days were over, they started back towards home. Jesus’ parents did not know it, but Jesus stayed in Jerusalem, as they left. They did not know that He was not with them until a whole…
Episode date: January 02, 2012
At that time, when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth he went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled; “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.”
From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Who was it that this Gospel says was arrested?…