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THE BIG PICTURE PODCAST
Where is God in our culture today? Should we be discouraged or encouraged by what we see happening in our nation – even in the Christian Church – as we see our culture decline and our Christian values rejected? With our cultural influence waning, many believers are seeking answers to these questions, but many others are shying away from them. “There’s never been a time in my life as critical as now for Christians to be talking with each other about what we believe and why we believe it. Neither has there been a time when so many people of faith have been so tentative, and even fearful, of doing so.” So says educator and businessman Joel Fieri, as he gives us a look at the world we’re living in from a “Big Picture” perspective. Each week, Joel aims to help us ‘separate the forest from the trees’ in looking at the direction our society seems to be headed, and offering his take on how things ought to be from the perspective of a Christian “everyman”.

THE PODCAST
Each week in the Big Picture Podcast, Joel attempts to lead a conversation regarding the larger concerns and issues of modern Christianity, to see if the Bible can provide a lens through which we can see what God is doing today, and how these issues fit into His plan and His Kingdom. Joel approaches this from a number of angles, and will introduce you to a number of people and characters as well – some real, some not so real – but each with their own perspectives to add to the Big Picture he’ll be putting together every week.

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Joel Fieri is the President and CEO of the North County Media Center near San Diego, CA. A Southern California native, Joel looks to use his and the Media Center’s resources to spread God’s truth to the ends of the earth using a combination of technology, inspired teachings and people willing to follow God’s direction. Drawing from his background in business, education, missions, youth and career ministries, and examining the events from the ’60′s and ’70′s all the way to today’s current events, Joel wastes no time or words in expressing his desire to set the record – and the path of our culture – straight.
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LATEST PODCAST

The Big Picture Podcast 42: 21st Century Deborahs and Baraks

Welcome to the Big Picture Podcast. I’m Joel Fieri and this podcast seeks to begin and hopefully sustain a conversation about current trends, ideas and issues in the Church and greater society. This week I’m going to follow up with my subject from last week, which caused a bit of discussion in the Backrow Baptist’s […]

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The Big Picture Podcast 42: 21st Century Deborahs and Baraks

Welcome to the Big Picture Podcast. I’m Joel Fieri and this podcast seeks to begin and hopefully sustain a conversation about current trends, ideas and issues in the Church and greater society. This week I’m going to follow up with my subject from last week, which caused a bit of discussion in the Backrow Baptist’s […]

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The Big Picture Podcast 41: It’s A Man’s World (Or Is It?)

Welcome to the Big Picture Podcast. I’m Joel Fieri. The aim and hope of this podcast is to begin and hopefully sustain a conversation about current trends, ideas and issues both in the Church and greater society. This week we’re again going to take in the View From The Back Pew, courtesy of the Backrow […]

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The Big Picture Podcast 40: The Good Old Days Weren’t Always So Groovy

Welcome to the Big Picture Podcast. I’m Joel Fieri and this podcast seeks to begin and hopefully sustain a conversation about current trends, ideas and issues in the Church and greater society. A while back, I introduced you all to the Late ‘Boomer, so I think it’s time we checked back with him as he […]

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The Big Picture Podcast 39: Obedience vs. Passion

To begin today’s podcast, we’re going to introduce and check out the View From The Back Pew. You see,  I’m a bit of a Backrow Baptist. Most of know a BRB, he’s the shy guy in the back of the church, who sings off-key, can’t seem to clap in rhythm and is REALLY uncomfortable with […]

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The Big Picture Podcast 38: The Ultimate Social Issue

In today’s podcast I want to conclude my focus on social issues, the issues that challenge our faith and our God in very different ways. On my previous podcasts I focused on two categories of social issues, one being ‘megaphone’ social issues, issues that confront us at full volume, and another category I call ‘ear […]

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The Big Picture Podcast 37: Ear bud Social Issues

In today’s podcast I am continuing my focus on social issues, these are issues that challenge our faith and our God in some very different ways. Today’s podcast is part three of my three podcasts on social issues. On my previous podcast I focused on what I call megaphone social issues, specifically the homosexual/LGBT lifestyle […]

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The Big Picture Podcast 36: Megaphone Social Issues

There are issues that challenge our faith and our God in very distinct ways.  Megaphone issues face us full volume – politically and culturally – and challenge our faith as the larger Body of Christ. The loudest and most obvious social issue we face today is the Homosexual / Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) movement […]

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The Big Picture Podcast 35: Why I Support Phil Robertson

Why I Support Phil Robertson Welcome to the return of the Big Picture Podcast. I’m Joel Fieri and this podcast seeks to begin and hopefully sustain a conversation about current trends, ideas and issues in the Church and greater society. And the latest from that society this Christmas season is the controversy surrounding Duck Dynasty […]

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The Big Picture Podcast 34: Fire in the Theater!

You can’t yell “FIRE” in a theater. We all know that, right? It would cause a panic, people would get trampled, some maybe even killed. You can’t do it. And you wouldn’t think of it. And anyways, you’d be in the theater and could get trampled yourself. Someone you’re with and care about could get trampled. At […]

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The Big Picture Podcast 33: Christian Utopia?

This week’s podcast is part two of a mini-series we’re doing on the problem of ‘Utopianism’, and if you tuned in last week, you heard our friend the Late ‘Boomer’s take on his generation’s misguided utopian crusade known as The Great Society. Well, one person tuning in was his friend and alter-ego, the Backrow Baptist. […]

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