Archive for October, 2011

#143 Women in Ministry an Interview with Pastor Korista Lewis

October 30th, 2011

Play podcast 143 here

Join us for a great interview with Pastor Korista Lewis of Connection Church in Aberdeen WA. We talk to her about women in ministry and the obstacles they face. Amy and me talk about the new TV show Grimm, the premiere of Chuck and the fun we had celebrating my birthday. Plus- great and fun music for Halloween, even a Zombie story. Join us!

October 23, 2011
#142 5 things we’ve learned in 46 years

Play Podcast 142 HERE

Join us for a very special Take Him With You.  We talk about how our week has gone and then share five things we have learned over the last 46 years.  We talk about celebrating our birthdays since we are only a week away from each other.  Lots of cool music from the Ting Tings and more.  Come take a listen!

 

 

 

I was prejudice

Posted: October 17, 2011 in Cool Stuff just for you

I was thinking of how things have changed so much in my life over the last 5 years.  Nothing is the same.  Amy and I will celebrate our birthdays next week and we are going to do a podcast on five things we have learned aobut life in our 46 years on this planet.  In reflection I was avoiding the negative things and pondering the positive.  It’s important to do that.  It’s now so bad to look back at what we “should have done” as long as we don’t dwell there.  Living in the past taints the future.  

I thought of how it used to be, five years ago, that most of my friends were people that I worked with, went to church with and served as a pastor.  I really didn’t know anyone outside of this circle, and I was comfortable with that.  I had my own boxed in thinking and thought it was where I was supposed to be.  In hindsight, it was a narrow and unhealthy place to be.  You see it is the rich and diverse population on this planet that we can really learn and stretch our thinking with.  Many times I used to think I knew what people thought about the Bible, different social issues and the like, but I only thought I knew.  I didn’t have conversations with anyone that didn’t really believe the same as I did.  So I was guessing at best.  I had been sold a bill of goods that people who didn’t go to church were evil, bad and corrupt and that they would lead me astray.  Boy was I wrong. 

The hard part is that some of the people I was going to church with acted one way to my face, but were far worse than any of those supposed “others” that weren’t in our little circle.  It’s not how you look on the outside that really matters.  It’s what is on the inside. 

Over the many years I have been in the workforce I have had some really great bosses, and I have also had some really bad, mentally messed up ones as well.  You can’t judge a person by what type of profession they are in.   You have to look at the fruit of their life and how they treat people in order to know the really story, what they are really like.  The supposed Christian bosses I worked for were far more volatile than the ones that didn’t profess their Christianity with bravado.

Prejudice stalled my life.  It stalled it for 20 years.  Five years ago my whole world opened up because of the Internet and joining up with a forum called Treks in Sci Fi.  I met a group of very diverse people that I would normally never would have been friends with.  I found out that just because someone doesn’t label themselves Christian doesn’t mean they don’t know God, or aren’t interested in him.  Many of the folks I have met now are very interested in exploring their spirituality, just not so interested in jumping through the hoops of organized religion.  Before, I would have written them off.. I was prejudice.  You wouldn’t see me with gay friends, or atheist friends, or (insert label here) friends. Honestly, it is a real problem in Christianity.  We are all afraid of others, like what other people believe is going to hurt us or sway us away from our faith.  Nothing could be further from the truth. I have found much more acceptance  of my Jesus beliefs outside of the church than in it!  

My life is MUCH more balanced and even though religious folks aren’t so happy with me because I dare to question our methods and attitude of government, I’ve been able to have some incredible conversations about life, faith and living with awesome people that I have learned so much from.  I wouldn’t trade it back. Yeah, if I ever pastor again, the church I do it at would have to be a lot more open to being less religious and more real. 

This is why I love Jesus.  I want to be more like him.  He spent his time with people that were labeled bad, corrupt and worldly, yet was doing exactly what he was supposed to do.  He wasn’t afraid of getting tainted by real life and the circumstances that go with it.  He didn’t care if he was labeled and guilty by association.  He got his hands dirty instead of making other do it for him to support his “vision”  He was more concerned about the people than their position or status.  May God grant me that even if it means I’m not accepted in the organized church.  May I be an example of love, grace and God to others in a real practical way.  I don’t have to pick up a picket sign or shove a Bible down anyone’s throat.  I can live my faith through my everyday life and love people the way God does. If I do that, then my life will be the biggest billboard ever.   

How many people do you really know outside of your little circle?  Change it up and make a new friend(s) Some that don’t believe the same way you do.  Take a walk out of the rabbit hole and see what’s around you.  Make a difference.

I refuse to keep living a stalled life of prejudice. I want to be free to be all who God created me to be in a world full of wonderful people and opportunities.

October 16th, 2011

#141 Man Geeks and the women who love them- an interview with Daniel and Laura

Play podcast #141 HERE

 

 

Join us for a very geeky podcast this week as we talk about fixing the ipod touch broken screen, the new ios 5, the Iphone 4s, the ipad and hp touch tablet and more. We talk about my new website artbymoyer.com and I play a tribute to the song Godzilla, and then we interview Daniel and Laura Vieira from the U.K. on dealing with geekiness in the home. This wonderful couple shares how they get along with technology and life together under one roof. Then at the end I play a cool song I wrote years ago called it isn’t over. ENJOY!

The Out of Range Podcast with Daniel Vieira is here:
http://www.dangelus.com/outofrange

October 9th, 2011
#140 Getting Closer to our Dreams


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What a crazy podcast this week! We talk about the art show we just got back from, a new project Amy is working on, how her womens retreat went and more. Then we share our thoughts on the death of Apple founder Steve Jobs. We talk about innovation and dreams and what stops us from going for all life has to offer. We talk about what the Bible says about it all and how to position ourselves where we can go for our dreams. Practical and informative stuff this week. We end by praying for you and playing some cool songs that I recorded. ENJOY! Remember these two words METAL BABIES

#139 The Great Divide Part 2, an interview with Jeff Roney

http://www.takehimwithyou.com/podcast/100211jeffroney2.mp3

This week we play the final part of our interview with Jeff Roney concerning his observations in the area of Christianity being effective in our culture. Amy and I talk about Fall Television, I play a remake of the Baby Monkey song, also some cool new music from our friend Phil Donaldson. We talk about Terra Nova, A gifted man, Star Trek TNG on Blu Ray, Unforgetable, Sweet Genius, and more. We hope you enjoy this episode.