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MY ARMOR
In his My Armor podcast, Mikey Esparza brings his wit and grit together with his Christian walk and talk. This smooth-headed man with the appealing voice and easy laugh is definitely a paradox. With his tattooed arms, and steely gaze, he embraces the “tough guy” look in his publicity photos. But in reality, Esparza is a man with a big heart who readily admits his frailties; who rises to professional and personal challenges; who leads an organized campaign against cruelty; and who is far more likely to try to save your soul than hurt a hair on your head.

THE PODCAST
Mikey makes it very clear that he’s no theologian, nor a preacher or biblical scholar. He’s merely a guy who loves Jesus and loves to share what the Bible has to say about our lives today. From topical issues we all face to current events and their influences on the decisions we make, Mikey provides his Biblically based insights on what God teaches him week-to-week and day-to-day. With that perspective, Mikey waxes retrospectively, introspectively and scripturally as he takes a good hard look at the role Jesus has played in his life’s story as well as the starring role he’s waiting to play in your story, too.

PODCASTER BIO
Mikey Esparza has been a radio personality at KCBQ radio in San Diego and then in San Jose at KSJO, with an evening show that also aired in Dallas. This was where he first created “The Mikey” show, with his colorful cast of characters and his penchant for the outrageous. Mikey has many colorful tales to tell in his journey to become a Christian. In 2003, he surrendered his life to Jesus. In his words, he was toned down, but still edgy, and in 2004, he finally admitted he had a drinking problem and checked himself into the Betty Ford Center. That’s where he began the process of kicking his habit and actually living the Christ-like life.

Mikey works with a Christian organization called Outside the Bowl. Based in Carlsbad, it helps poverty-stricken countries by building super-kitchens that feed hungry children with as many as 2,000 meals per day.

With his BeDifferentpact.org, Esparza says he hopes to change American culture. Celebrities and listeners alike have signed the pact and wear the black bracelet in an effort to draw attention to their efforts. “We live in a culture that celebrates meanness,” states Esparza. “The idea behind this movement is to think about our behavior. Let’s open doors for others, and let’s not cut them off on the freeway. Think about what you say to your family members. In short, treat people with kindness and love.”
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LATEST PODCAST

My Armor 13: What is Faith?

How does putting on our spiritual “Armor”  help get us through some tough times when our faith is stretched? Well, 2 Thessalonians 1:7 offers these pearls of wisdom: And so I would say to you who are suffering, God will give you rest along with us when the Lord Jesus appears suddenly from heaven in […]

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My Armor 13: What is Faith?

How does putting on our spiritual “Armor”  help get us through some tough times when our faith is stretched? Well, 2 Thessalonians 1:7 offers these pearls of wisdom: And so I would say to you who are suffering, God will give you rest along with us when the Lord Jesus appears suddenly from heaven in […]

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My Armor 12: No One Said Marriage Was Easy

What do you do when your marriage needs a reset button?  Mikey recommends asking God what he says about how to recalibrate your marriage, and the clearest way to hear His opinion on the matter is to turn to the Bible. 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 can be understood as this: As a husband, are you […]

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My Armor 11: Where Is God In Difficult Times?

In this week’s podcast, Mikey takes a look at Romans 5:1-11 and relates the scriptures to what’s going on in today’s world – both on a grand scale and as individuals.  Then, Mikey asks the question, “What are we supposed to do when life seems unbearable?”  Well, as Paul lays out in Romans, chapter 5, […]

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My Armor 10: Life is Relative

You think you’ve got it bad?  Odds are, someone else has it worse.  And throughout human history, others have had it even worse than them.  Sometimes it seems like life is going so bad that there is no hope, no joy… no presence of anything resembling God.  BUT… as Mikey reads in Romans 8:36-39, there […]

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My Armor 9: The Media, The Bible and Jason Collins

NBA journeyman center Jason Collins made headlines by becoming the first participant in a major American team sport to announce that he is gay.  So now what?  Mikey expresses his points of view on Jason, the mass media’s perception and what the Bible has to say about homosexuality.  Is there vagueness in the scriptures?  Is […]

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My Armor VIDEO: Don’t Conform, TRANSFORM! (Romans 12:1-4)

In this video podcast, Mikey takes a look at the first few verses of Romans, chapter 12.  Specifically, Mikey compares how today’s culture might influence our decisions and contrasts them to what the Bible says we should say and do with our lives.  This week’s topics include:  what we should wear, what we should drive, […]

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My Armor 8: Don’t Conform, TRANSFORM! (Romans 12:1-4)

In this week’s podcast, Mikey takes a look at the first few verses of Romans, chapter 12.  Specifically, Mikey compares how today’s culture might influence our decisions and contrasts them to what the Bible says we should say and do with our lives.  This week’s topics include:  what we should wear, what we should drive, […]

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My Armor 7: S.E.X.

This week, Mikey takes a look at recent polls regarding the frequency of 1) how many American women are living with their significant others before marriage, which innately leads to 2) Americans having premarital sex.  Then, Mikey takes a look at 1 Corinthians chapter 7 and asks, “What does the Bible have to say about […]

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My Armor 6: Crank Up the Volume!

Sometimes, your iPod is just turned down too low and the noise from the outside world drowns out what you really want to hear.  Similarly, sometimes we need to crank up the volume to hear the Holy Spirit loud and clear.  This week, Mikey lays out three keys to turning up the volume on the […]

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My Armor 5: Struggles and Trials

This week, Mikey asks the question, “What’s the hardest part about being a Christian?”.  He then takes a look at what the Bible says about the struggles and trials that we will inevitably encounter, including dealing with our “old self”.  The key?  “Keep your eye on the prize!”

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