Entries from May 2008

Transformed Podcast: Episode #038 – What is the Key to Church Health and Growth?

Date May 25, 2008

Lyle Schaller calls attention to the fact that most churches in the United States reach a peak in size during their first twenty or thirty years and then either plateau or shrink in size. The reasoning is that while most begin with an outward focus, in time, they turn inward, allocating their resources and their […]

Transformed Podcast: Episode #037 – For a Few Dollars More …

Date May 18, 2008

Ron tells us that recently … “A couple came into my dealership and picked out a car they wanted to purchase. When negotiations on the price came to standstill I was called in to try to close the deal. “We live on a limited income,” the husband kept insisting. “We can’t afford to pay that […]

Transformed's Podcast Peer Award for Best Newbee!

Date May 16, 2008

Dr. Matthew Lee Smith poses with his trophy from the Winter 2008 Podcast Peer competition. The Transformed Podcast won Best Newbee podcast!

Mike Powers interviews Recording Artist Matthew West

Date May 14, 2008

Matthew West Singer, Songwriter and Recording artist Since the 2003 release of his Universal South debut, Happy, Matthew West has been on a fast track to making music history. The project’s first single, “More,” held the #1 spot on R&R’s Christian Adult Contemporary singles chart for a record-breaking nine weeks and went on to be […]

Transformed Podcast: Episode #036 – How Generous Are You?

Date May 11, 2008

Pastor Jan Hettinga tells us that, “The early church “had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need” (Acts 2:44-45). “No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had….There were no needy persons among them” (Acts 4:32,34). “This is […]

Transformed Podcast: Episode #035 – Will You Speak Boldly for Jesus?

Date May 8, 2008

As we spend time with Jesus we soon learn that a great spiritual battle exists all around us. One of the first things you learn about this spiritual life is that there are two sides – the side of Light (Jesus) and the side of Darkness (Satan). Those trapped in the clutches of demons (Satan’s […]