Entries from September 2008

Transformed Interview: Ken Medema.

Date September 27, 2008

In 1985 Ken Medema launched Brier Patch Music, a small independent recording, publishing, and performance-booking company named after Brer Rabbit’s home in the legendary Uncle Remus stories. “Brer Rabbit lived in a place not comfortable for anyone else,” Medema says, “and we have decided to follow him there.” Though blind from birth, Ken has demonstrated […]

Transformed Podcast: Episode #046 – Becoming a Church of Integrity

Date September 26, 2008

Dwight Eisenhower said: “In order to be a leader a man must have followers. And to have followers, a man must have their confidence. Hence, the supreme quality for a leader is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an […]

How Secure is Your Treasure?

Date September 25, 2008

Dr. Matthew Lee Smith Sep 25, 2008 Becoming Like Jesus! (Part 33) © 2008 By Dr. Matthew Lee Smith Feel free to forward this email to a friend! These are turbulent times for our economy. Many people have watched as their retirement accounts have shrunk, their home equity has been reduced and their financial picture […]

Seeking an Urgent Answer From God!

Date September 19, 2008

Becoming Like Jesus! (Part 32) © 2008 By Dr. Matthew Lee Smith Feel free to forward this to a friend! Many of my friends know that I like a good buffet! (After all, in these troubling times we all want to get our money’s worth – it’s just good stewardship!) So when the doctor asked […]

Transformed Interview: Dr. Michael Youssef.

Date September 19, 2008

Michael Youssef, Ph.D. Even before he was born, it was evident that God had a vision for Michael Youssef. His mother was in poor health at the time she became pregnant with Michael, and because her life would be jeopardized by the birth, the doctor recommended terminating the pregnancy. But God intervened, and sent the […]

Transformed Podcast: Episode #045 – Becoming a Church of Mercy

Date September 15, 2008

Have you ever heard the cliché, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks?” As Pastor Matt Smith continues to reveal the amazing journey God is leading the congregation at the First Baptist Church of Palos Verdes, California on, he believes we can learn new things! In today’s episode, “Becoming a Church of Mercy,” Dr. […]

Transformed Podcast: Episode #044 – Becoming a Church of Love

Date September 8, 2008

Love … we all want more of it and we all respond to it. The question before us constantly is this … are we sharing the kind of love we are looking for as followers of Jesus? As Pastor Matt Smith continues to unpack the life course that God is leading the congregation at the […]

Transformed! Podcast: Dr. Matthew Smith Interviews John Fuder

Date September 2, 2008

John Fuder is the Professor of Urban Studies at Moody Graduate School. John says, “The passion of my life is equipping students for effective ministry in the city. I spent 17 years in California doing urban ministry in the Bay Area and in Los Angeles, CA. The past 12 years at Moody, investing in ministry practitioners […]