Challenging the Culture with Truth

with Larry Kutzler and Esteemed Guests

CitySites Urban Media presents a new Podcast every Friday. We want you to hear from people who are making a difference, and we hope our Podcasts bring you a perspective that isn't taught in today's Christianity. Be sure to listen to our Podcast every Friday!

The Dark Side of Ministry Part 2 with David McKnight

In this second episode of our series on The Dark Side of Ministry, David McKnight comes back into the studio to talk about structure. David shares how structure in the church can hinder growth and be an obstacle to real worship and real ministry. David tells us that structure can be seen as tradition, however, in some cases, the structure is actually worshiped instead of God.  You will find our conversation insightful. Listen in to this penetrating episode. Visit David McKnight

The Dark Side of Ministry Part 1 with David McKnight

Is there a dark side to ministry? Most of us have all seen clergy fail in recent years. It been in all denominations … from the priests in the Catholic Church to the super pastors in Evangelicalism. So, I decided to do a series on ‘The Dark Side of Ministry.’ This series will be an ongoing exposé on the areas we need to be mindful of in our churches and with the leaders who lead us. In this first episode, I speak with David McKnight, a counselor and a church consultant, about the definition of the dark side of ministry. Visit David McKnight

Character with Larry Kutzler

Integrity is an important part of any relationship. You need integrity to foster honesty, trust, and respect. Yet integrity is often lost when it comes to our relationships. In this episode, I talk about integrity in terms of three words:

1. Honesty

2. Clarity

3. Respect

For me these three words make up the definition of character, in which integrity is the cornerstone.

Structure with Larry Kutzler

Structure is important in everything. Your body has a structure that keeps it alive, the building you live in has a structure that keeps it from falling down, and the church should have a structure that creates a healthy spiritual environment that benefits both the believer and the ministry. In this episode, I open the podcast with a clip from Dr. John McArthur who sets the stage for my comments on structure. I hope you will find it helpful and meaningful as you work to bring the best practices into your work for the Lord.

A Different Gospel with Tom Parrish

In this episode, my guest is Tom Parrish, a seasoned pastor, author, and Bible commentator. Tom tells us that today we have different Gospels being preached. False teachers are preaching the Jesus of their imagination. They are creating a Jesus that doesn’t exist. You happily put up with whatever anyone tells you, even if they preach a different Jesus than the one we preach, or a different kind of Spirit than the one you received, or a different kind of Gospel than the one you believed. Deceit is part of these false teachers, in that they also teach their warped version of Jesus, the Spirit, and the Gospel. Visit Pastor Tom Parrish

Sexual Sin with Larry Kutzler

There is such a darkness over sexual issues today. Pedophilia and transgenderism are just a few of the sexual issues our society is slowly accepting. People do not find anything immoral in anything that is sexually practiced as long as there is content by those involved. God has a lot to say about sexually immoral people. Listen in as Larry talks about the taboo subject of sexual sin in this episode.

Marketplace Ministry with Bob Willbanks

In the past, the marketplace has not been thought of as a place for Gospel influence, but with more leadership gurus using principles from Scripture as lead values for their companies, the idea of a Marketplace Ministry is just a short step away. Some say the marketplace is the new missionary frontier, and CEOs and business owners are able to influence more people in a week than any pastor. It is an important field to consider when thinking about earning a living and doing it as an Influencing factor for His Kingdom. Bob Willbanks, founder of Ambassadors for Business, joins Larry in this episode, and they share how to connect your faith values with your work. Visit Ambassadors for Business

Culture of Death with Chris Heeb

We are using death as a means to solve our problems. Abortion is only one of the areas we are using death as a solution. There are those who have forecasted that we will end the lives of older people just because they are no longer productive in our society. In this episode, my guest is Chris Heeb, and we talk about the culture of death in our society.

Did Jesus Abolish the Law? with The Truth Barista

I have been presenting one of our CitySites Podcast Network clients as our podcast for the last three weeks. Today, I share the next installment of Jesus and the Law, a podcast from the Truth Barista. I hope you have enjoyed the imaginary cafe with the Truth Barista as he teaches on our theme of Jesus and the Law.  This episode is entitled ‘Did Jesus Abolish the Law?’ Listen in as the Truth Barista helps us understand more about Jesus and the Law. Visit The Truth Barista

Torah Laws with The Truth Barista

Dr. Jay Christianson, creator of the podcast ‘The Truth Barista’ is once again my podcast guest. Jay has been a podcaster for many years and has created a creative way to tell the truth of the Gospel by developing this innovative podcast. I have decided to play a series that he did recently as a way to introduce you to his ministry. He is a part of the CitySites Podcast Network Family. This episode is entitled ‘Torah Laws’ and the Truth Barista explains how and why Christians should not be afraid of the Torah Laws. Visit The Truth Barista

Jesus and the Law with The Truth Barista

For the next several weeks I’ll be featuring one of my clients from the CitySites Podcast Network. My featured guest will be Dr. Jay Christianson who is the podcaster and his program is called The Truth Barista. Jay has created an imaginary coffeehouse where he, the Truth Barista, talks with his coffeehouse employee, Amazing Larry, about the Bible and issues of the day. The Truth Barista and Amazing Larry’s exchange on the podcasts is fun banter with truth shared. This episode is entitled ‘Jesus and the Law’ and you’ll find it extremely surprising on how Jesus and the Law relate. Visit The Truth Barista

I Never Knew You with the Truth Barista

One of my day jobs includes producing podcasts for other ministries. One of my long-standing clients is Dr. Jay Christianson who is the imaginary Truth Barista. The Truth Barista is a podcast that deals with the truth of the Gospel as it relates to modern life. It is staged in an imaginary coffeehouse where the Truth Barista and the dishwasher by the name of Larry get into Bible discussions that are relevant to everyday living. So, I decided to share this Truth Barista podcast with you in this episode, hoping you will become a fan of The Truth Barista. Visit The Truth Barista

The Truth vs The Lie with Larry Kutzler

Everything in our world has a spin to it. You can’t tell what is truth or what is a lie … that is what God told us would happen in the last days. The days would be dark and full of lies. The lies that are being told have a slight truth, that is the hook, but it is only a ploy to get you into the deceptiveness of the lie. Only God discerns our times, and only He can separate the difference between the truth and the lie. Join Larry in this episode as he talks about the Truth vs the Lie.

Females in Church Leadership with Jamie Morrison and Pam Braman

Over the years, female Leaders in the church have tried to figure out just how they feel about themselves as leaders. Do female leaders feel pressure to act more masculine than feminine as they lead? Do female leaders get the respect equal to a male leader? What do people expect from a female leader? In this episode, Larry talks about the perspective of women as it relates to leadership in the Body of Christ. Some churches will not permit a woman to be a pastor or to hold a teaching position, as the doctrine of these churches restricts senior leadership to men only. With Larry are two female pastors who have been in leadership for decades, and they give us their perspective on church life for a female as a leader in the church.

Living an Intentional Life with Dr. Nathan Unruh

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. ~Vince Lombardi
Dr. Nathan Unruh is a living example of Coach Lombardi’s quote.  In this episode, he discusses Living an intentional life and creating an environment to become a better leader and a better person. Dr. Unruh is a successful chiropractor, businessman, and author whose interest in excellence has driven him to becoming one of the best thought leaders in his profession. He has created several businesses where he trains professionals how to become more effective in leading people through his training resources. Visit Nathan Unruh

Safety vs Change with Larry Kutzler

It is easy to stay safe, we are so safe in fact, that we forget that Christianity has never been a safe practice. Looking at history, most of the cultures Christianity was flourishing in were not kind to believers. Change doesn’t often happen when everything is safe … why make any changes? Isn’t safety what we want? Well, that would depend if safety is getting done what God wants done. Listen in as Larry talks about safety vs change in this episode.

The Bottom Line with Larry Kutzler

The bottom line is an expression we often use to illustrate the end of a matter. The bottom line in business is the amount of profit or loss the company has experienced. In the church, the bottom line should be about how effective have we been in presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Join Larry in this episode as he talks about ‘the bottom line’ for Christians and the church.

Immigrants and the Church with John Mayer

John Mayer, the Executive Director of the Christian ministry, City Vision, has been doing research for more than 20 years on the immigrant populations in our urban communities. His research has been invaluable for those who plant churches among the ethnic immigrant populations. In this episode, John helps us understand who is in our neighborhoods, who is coming to our neighborhoods, and what this tells us about America’s future. John discusses that we have an unreached people group right in our local neighborhoods, and the ramifications to the church if it ignores the presence of the immigrant population. Visit City Vision

Sabbath with Pastor Jay Christianson

Why is Sabbath an important observation for believers in God? Why was Sabbath in the Ten Commandments? In this episode, Larry talks with Pastor Jay Christianson, Founder of HighBeam Ministry, on the topic of Sabbath. Listen in as they unpack the meaning of this practice in our faith journey. Visit HighBeam Ministry

Is the Gospel Intense? with Larry Kutzler

The culture is changing and is becoming more and more against Christian values. There are those who say that if our Christian values don’t comply and become supportive of the cultural mandates, we will be seen as combatants in our society. The pressure will increase until we give in … we have seen that reality happen with the homosexual revolution. Christians now are slowly accepting the homosexual lifestyle as acceptable to God. What a lie! What a crime against the truth of God’s Word!  We are called to love everyone, to forgive everyone, and to tell the truth to everyone. Loving and forgiving is what we do fairly well in the church, but we are lacking in telling the truth. Scripture teaches us to tell the truth in love … but the mandate is clear, “tell the truth.” In this episode, we tell the truth.

Gender Identity with Luca Jo Groppoli and Chris Heeb

Luca Jo Groppoli is a woman who for many years of her life lived a transgender lifestyle as a man. Luca Jo was abused as a young girl, and thought that by becoming a boy it would spare her, but it actually did the opposite. Luca Jo was told at the age of 17 that she needed to have a sex change. Luca Jo tells us how one pastor and one church loved her through this journey, and the years of tumultuous living left scars on her life but love sought her out and marked her with joy and peace. Luca Jo’s mission is to minister to those struggling with their sexual and gender identity, while standing for truth and the healing power of the Gospel. Luca Jo speaks candidly and shares her journey with us, the pain in her life, and being healed by the power of Jesus in this fascinating and spell-binding episode.

The Unseen Enemy with Chris Heeb

When Jesus sent His disciples out on their own to minister to people, He told them to do some extremely unusual things. He told them to heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, and cast out demons. That was their assignment. Can you imagine what they felt as they went out for the first time with this assignment?  It was a true test of faith. In this episode, I talk with Chris Heeb about the unseen enemy … the enemy that affects everything in our lives but is often ignored most by those of us who practice faith.

Answering Tough Question with Shawn Morrison 

Tough questions are always hard to field with good responses because there are so many answers that could be applied, but when we are truth followers there really is only one response.  That response, of course, belongs to the Lord. In this episode, I talk with Reverend Shawn Morrison about some tough questions being asked today.

Pushing Back the Darkness with Larry Kutzler 

There is a fear about confronting the social issues of our day. I am referring to the issues that take on the moral issues that are in opposition to the Scriptures. So many of us would rather be quiet than to fight with someone. I understand that, yet, at the same time if we never push back on the issues that affect us all, those issues slowly become acceptable. In this episode, we are pushing back.

The Intensity of the Gospel with Larry Kutzler

The Gospel isn’t about church services with hymns, prayers, and sermons. We use these to make a case for the Gospel, and is the practice of most Christians around the world. There is nothing wrong in this practice, with one exception … this is not the Gospel. The Gospel of Jesus Christ demands its followers to be completely committed to the message of the Cross. Nothing  is more important than what Jesus did for us, and there is no greater reward than what we are promised as a result of the Cross. In this episode, Larry will challenge you to think again about your own commitment to Jesus and how much of His message controls your life.

Accountability with Pastor Ross Tenneson

In recent years, we have seen many national Christian leaders fail, and this raises the question about accountability. Most ministries do not have any systems to help Christian leaders from failing morally, and yet it is critical to maintain some kind of accountability for those who lead the church. In this episode, Larry talks with Pastor Ross Tenneson about the church he serves and how they handle this issue among their leadership.

Slothfulness with Riley Carpenter

Lately, I've been doing some interviews with young pastors in training. In this episode, I have another one of these future leaders in the church. Riley Carpenter is in seminary now, training to be a pastor. We talk about one of the seven deadly sins … slothfulness. I think you will enjoy Riley’s history lesson, and a personal application on this theme.

The Journey with Larry Kutzler

The Apostle Paul was a very spiritual man. He learned much of his insight through the suffering of bringing the Gospel to a hostile world. Once again, we live in a post-Christian world where many of the prominent ideas of our day are not based upon a Judeo-Christian foundation. Join Larry in this episode, as he talks about the journey of living a Christian life in a post-Christian era.

A Course Correction Sign? with Larry Kutzler

During this Coronavirus outbreak, we want to hear from God and be proactive in how we make the kind of changes He is directing us to make. In this episode, Larry talks about the course correction that we sense God is presenting to us. Are we listening? Are we paying attention to the signs of the times and to the Scriptures as they speak to us? Larry challenges us to make the changes that are necessary to grow in Christ and be courageous in walking through to the other side of this virus.

Cancel Culture and Grace with Walt McFadden

Pastor Walt McFadden has been a pastor for over 30 years, and has been pastoring at Cityview Church in Minneapolis for the past 15 years. His focus is discipleship and the mentoring of the next generation. He is my guest in this episode, and he 'Thinks Out Loud' on the Cancel Culture and Grace. Visit Cityview Church

Heart of the Father with Dr. David Nichols

My guest has been literally around the world bringing the healing message of Jesus Christ. Dr. David Nichols has been a college professor, author, and conference speaker. In 2000, he established a ministry of healing known as the Heart of the Father Ministries. David and Sherry Nichols have preached the Gospel to over one million people face-to-face with over 350,000 responding to receive Jesus as their Savior. Twice they have ministered to over 100,000 people at one place at one time in South India. They are promoting the healing Gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth! In this episode, Dr. David Nichols shares about healing and his healing ministry. Visit Heart of the Father Ministries

The Nature of Policing with Bill Breimhorst

Policing like so many areas of authority in our society have been under attack for some time, and it continues to be in the news. For example, the recent trial of Derek Chavin accused of killing George Floyd. Chavin was convicted of three counts of murder. Most people following this case felt justice was served in the jury’s decision to convict. I am not here to debate the verdict, it was decided by a jury and that settles it for me. However, I am concerned about the nature of policing our cities moving forward. In this episode, my guest is Bill Breimhorst, a former police officer and currently a pastor in a Western Suburb of the Twin Cities. You will enjoy his calm demeanor and his insights into today's policing. Visit Bill Breimhorst

Defy the Darkness with Larry Kutzler

It becomes easy for most of us to curse the darkness because it is so egregious. Yet, many times that is all we do … we complain about it. Darkness always behaves like its creator, Satan, and it always hides from the truth. Darkness loves to agitate, deceive, and more and more people refuse to push back because of the personal high cost of offending the cancel culture. In this episode, Larry talks about pushing back and defying the darkness.

Next Generation Preachers with Kenneth Granados

What will the preachers be like in the next generation? Will they uphold the principles of faith of the previous generations? Have we mentored our youth in our congregations to reflect the Gospel? Have we developed the kind of disciples that will change the world for God? Well, I decided to ask a young man whose career path is to be a pastor in the near future. Kenneth Granados will soon graduate from the Christian University he has been attending with his goal of preparing for the ministry. In this episode, I talk with Kenneth about his generation, and his plans for future ministry.

You Reap What You Sow with Pastor Tom Parrish

There is a spiritual principle that tells us that we will reap what we sow. If we build our lives on the wrong things, we will end up with a life that is off course and away from God. Reaping what we sow is a principle that Pastor Tom Parrish, a prolific writer and teacher of God's Word, shares with us in this episode. This principle is applied to the church and the ramifications are simple. If we don’t sow spiritual seed into the lives who attend our churches, we then can’t expect a healthy spiritual congregation. Visit Tom Parrish

Hippies and Jesus with Steven Uggen

When I became a Christian back in the early 1970’s there was a movement known as the Jesus People Revival, and these were primarily people coming out from the hippie movement of that era. Churches were not ready for the long hair and barefoot new converts coming to Christ. In time, churches either adapted to these new hippie believers or new churches sprang up to accommodate them. Today, we do better at accepting people into our churches, but I’m not sure we are challenging them to be the kind of followers Jesus is looking for in order to fulfill the Great Commission. In this episode, Larry talks with Steven Uggen, a man whose ministry is trying to get the church to realize that it may be falling short in making disciples.

Crossroads Chapel Podcast

Helping Hands with Shawn Morrison and Shawn Jones

Jesus said the poor will be with us always, and throughout Scripture we are encouraged to help those in need. They lack resources … spiritually, educationally, occupationally, security, and food. In this Crossroads Chapel Podcast episode, Shawn Morrison, Executive Director of Good in the ‘Hood, and Shawn Jones, President of the Crossroads Chapel, share how their Ministries help those in need by offering resources, food, and even shoes. We might not be able to eliminate poverty but we are called to help the suffering of those we can. Visit the Crossroads Chapel

Crossroads Chapel Podcast

Addiction & Recovery with Terry Francis

Let me introduce you to a ministry that has been sharing the Gospel at the Minnesota State Fair for more than sixty years. The Crossroads Chapel, also known as Chapel at the Fair, is a welcoming place where millions of fairgoers enjoy live performances by Christian musicians, and buy fine religious-inspired books and merchandise at their Bookstore and Gift Shop. Besides worship services and entertainment, the Chapel at the Fair offers drop-in prayer and free Bibles. The Prayer Station ministers to the prayer needs of anybody who asks for prayer, and they are offered love, hope, peace, and a Word of Life from the Lord God Almighty. The leadership of the Crossroads Chapel is permanently extending the twelve days they usually spend at the Fair to do ministry all year around. One of those extended ministry options is a podcast, and that is what I would like to share with you. This Crossroads Chapel Podcast features Terry Francis from the Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge, and he shares the misery of addiction and the hope of recovery in Jesus Christ. Visit the Crossroads Chapel

Presenting the Gospel? with Steve Krumlauf

Have we changed the way we present the Gospel? Have our themes in radio ministry and from our pulpits changed in the way we present the Gospel? Those are good questions. Some claim we have because we have watered down the Gospel in order to be accepted by a larger audience. Steve Krumlauf, a veteran radio broadcaster since 1961, joins Larry in this episode as they talk about what the Gospel is and how we have changed it in our presentations.

Red Letter Christians with Chris Heeb

There have been many movements in the church since I started my career in ministry. We’ve had the Prosperity Movement, the Jabez Prayer Movement, the Dominion Movement, the Seeker Sensitive Movement and on and on. Now, we have the Red Letter Christian Movement. This separates the Words of Jesus from the rest of Scripture and prioritizes them as more important than the rest of the Bible. Of course, we all know the Bible is the Word of God from Genesis to Revelation, so this movement seems out of step with the whole revelation of God found in the Scriptures. Chris Heeb from the Crossroads Chapel joins Larry and they unpack this Red Letter Christian Movement. Visit the Crossroads Chapel

Conscience and Conviction with Shawn Morrison

Shawn Morrison is a pastor and the Executive Director of Good in the ‘Hood, a non-profit organization that works with those dealing with poverty in urban communities. Shawn is a Thought Leader and is one of those people you go to when questions arise about spiritual issues. In this episode, Shawn and Larry talk about the importance of our conscience and our convictions that we establish as guides in our lives. Visit Good in the ‘Hood

Refuge for Women with Karen Diers

Refuge for Women is a national faith-based organization providing a residential healing and recovery program for survivors of trafficking and sexual exploitation to receive safe housing, counseling, life skills, and work skills development. In this episode, Larry’s guest Karen Diers, shares that she has been working to build a bridge between churches and the program bringing women back from the exploitation of sex trafficking. Visit Refuge for Women

The Prophet Jeremiah Speaks Truth with Chris Heeb

Chris Heeb can be described as one who speaks as the Prophet Jeremiah did with clarity about the issues that face our world. Chris likes to engage Rabbi’s in conversation in order to tell them about Yeshua Jesus. In this episode, Chris talks with Larry about one of his favorite Bible characters and how it relates to our day.

Infanticide with Larry Kutzler

Several States have passed legislation that gives the right to women and their doctors to end the life of the baby even up to the time of birth. This practice is barbaric and as immoral as those mentioned in Scripture where parents sacrificed their children to pagan gods. If this practice doesn’t outrage the moral fiber of every American, then we as a society have passed the line of no return to any moral standards. The next on the list could you people over 60 who could be seen as having no value either. In this episode, Larry shares what the New Holocaust of the 21st Century means.

Spiritual Narcissism with Larry Kutzler

In this episode, Larry deals with Spiritual Narcissism, a condition that is rampant among Christian leaders who are leading Churches and ministries. As you can guess, most narcissistic leaders are gifted, and Larry explains to us that it takes discernment to figure out if the leader is a servant of God or a narcissist in disguise.

From the Perspective of a Millennial with Zach Windahl

Zach Windahl is a millennial whose passion for life is evident by just watching him. He’s not following a traditional career path for his life but is finding great satisfaction in helping people know more about who they are. Millennials are a mystery to many people … they are both praised for their ability to use technology, and they are maligned for their seemingly lack of productivity and laziness. In this episode, Larry talks with Zach about his life, his business, and his understanding of God.

Leadership and Millennials with Danita Bye

Danita Bye is a thought innovator, bestselling author, and speaker. Danita is one of those leaders who helps other leaders rethink their direction and their purpose as a leader. In this episode, Danita and Larry discuss why Millennials matter. Visit Danita Bye

Integrity with David Diers

This episode with David Diers focusses on Integrity. Integrity, as John Maxwell says, is the foundation of leadership. All other aspects of leadership follow Integrity. David Diers is an executive with a large telecommunications company in the Southwest and has developed his business and home life around Integrity. David and Larry process this word, Integrity, through David's experience in the marketplace.

What are the Prophets Saying? with Shawn Morrison

There are many definitions to being a prophet in the modern church, and some even feel they no longer exist. I happen to believe that there are prophets today, and they are people who bring course correction to the church. In this episode, I sit down with Shawn Morrison, a seasoned pastor and Bible commentator, and talk about prophets. Listen in to our fascinating conversation!

Marketplace Leadership with Bob Willbanks

This episode features Bob Willbanks, the Founder and Executive Director of Ambassadors For Business, a non-profit ministry helping Christian leaders be men and women representing faith in the marketplace. Bob has great insights on how Christians can be an influence in the business world today. Bob says, “we often see Christians in the marketplace from all walks of life who want a community to support them as they connect their faith values with their work.”

Divine Mystery with Jay Christianson

In this episode, Pastor Jay Christianson talks about Divine Mystery. Too often we want to understand God in all His attributes that we can because it fits into a logical reasoning. However, what about those things about God we don’t understand, let’s say the mysteries of God that we often encounter? What do we do with those? Jay Christianson helps us with those Divine Mysteries.

What’s Right About You with David McKnight

In this episode, Counselor David McKnight helps you understand the uniqueness of how you were created, and how that fits into how you relate to other people, your relationships, and your leadership skills. You have something unique, and David shows you ‘What’s Right About You’, rather than what's wrong about you.

The Goodness of God with Chris Heeb

What is the basis for the Gospel? People answer this question with a variety of responses, but we decided to simply say that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is based upon the ‘Goodness of God.’ Pastor Chris Heeb joins Larry in this episode to bring some insights to this theme.

What Is Next? with Pastor Tom Parrish

What is next? Good question. Larry talks with Pastor Tom Parrish about the future. Too many times the issues set the pace for how we feel, and we wonder how can it get much worse? Tom is a veteran pastor who knows how God can change the person even in the midst of the great peril that is in our world.

Why Is Israel Important? with Pastor Jay Christianson

Pastor Jay Christianson is an expert on Israel, and he studies the Scriptures from a Hebraic perspective. For 2000 years, the Church has ignored Israel’s importance to the Church and that is a big theological mistake. This episode is about the importance of Israel, not only to the Church but to the world and mankind.

Israel with Thom Berkowitz

How important is Israel to the Church? In this episode, Businessman, Bible Teacher, and Messianic Believer, Thom Berkowitz unpacks the idea that God is not finished with Israel. He helps us to realize that all the promises God made to Israel will be fulfilled, and Israel one day will come to know Jesus as Messiah. Thom also talks about how God is the God on the other side, meaning that He desires to see you through life’s storms and help get you on the other side of the problem.

Your Nineveh with Chris Heeb

The story of Jonah is a story of redemption, where God interrupted him in mid-stream of his rebellion and redirected his life to preach redemption to Nineveh. Jesus told his audience in His day that the only sign they would receive would be of that of Jonah. What did He mean?  Well, today we look at the Book of Jonah and Chris Heeb joins Larry to discuss the importance of this Prophet named Jonah.

Authenticity with Mark Johnson

I love the word authenticity because it describes the meaning of honesty. The older I get, the more I love the people who we call the Salt of the Earth. These are people who are not pretentious, arrogant, or prideful. In this episode, my guest is Mark Johnson, a musician who uses his gift of music to tell the story of Jesus. Mark has traveled the world, being an example of Salt and Light wherever he has gone. Listen in and hear a man whose authenticity is real.

Only Two Questions Matter with Tom Parrish

Larry likes to bring ideas down to a level of simple clarification. Ideas can get so complex and religious ideas can often get complicated. In this episode, Larry talks with Pastor Tom Parrish about an article he posted on his blog titled, 'Only Two Questions Matter.' Tom is a pastor, author, sought after speaker, and a respected Christian blogger. Tom is the kind of guy you go to when you need leadership direction. Join Larry and Tom as they talk about the two questions that matter. Visit Tom Parrish

Racism with Bill Green

It is hard to find people today who will give commentary on race without a bias. It is even harder to find commentary on race from a solidly Biblical worldview. Bill Green grew up in Memphis, not far from where Dr. Martin Luther King was killed. His family moved to Los Angles and lived in Watts where the riots took place in the late 60s.  Bill has worked in higher education for the past few decades educating in the area of diversity. Join Larry and Bill in this episode … Bill has a message everyone needs to hear.

What is Theology? with Chris Heeb

In this episode, Larry shares that he is troubled with some theology that is being preached today. How can various ministers vary so widely on issues when the Holy Spirit is supposed to be the driving force behind the Word of God? How can ministers and teachers read the same Bible but come to different conclusions when they have the same Holy Spirit helping them interpret God’s Word?  Theology, which is the study of God, can be misleading. Larry's guest is Chris Heeb, and they talk about what theology is.

Safety with Larry Kutzler

The optimum word we all use these days is “safety.”  We use it in greeting each other by saying, “are you staying safe?” Or when we depart, we might say, “well, stay safe!” Of course, we want people to be safe from harm, from disease, and from anything that may put us at risk. But is that really a possibility … to be safe? Is life about safety? Can we really determine to live our lives in safety? In this episode, Larry talks about safety and that it can be a reality in our lives.