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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 32: Utopianism, Part 1 – The Great Society?

It’s time again to check in with the our friend the Late ‘Boomer to see how he’s doing in his efforts to clean up the societal mess created by his generation, the Baby Boomers. In an earlier Late ‘Boomer episode called ‘The ‘Boomer Cata-list’, I listed some of the low points of the Baby Boomer […]

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The Big Picture Podcast 32: Utopianism, Part 1 – The Great Society?

It’s time again to check in with the our friend the Late ‘Boomer to see how he’s doing in his efforts to clean up the societal mess created by his generation, the Baby Boomers. In an earlier Late ‘Boomer episode called ‘The ‘Boomer Cata-list’, I listed some of the low points of the Baby Boomer […]

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Meet the Podcaster: Pam Rohr

Joel Fieri of “The Big Picture Podcast” interviews “Blending Your StepFamily’s” Pam Rohr regarding how her podcast came about, Pam’s background and how her life stories and training has led to her passion of helping parents of blended families work toward a harmonious household. Then, the tables are turned as Pam asks Joel questions about […]

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The Big Picture Podcast 31: Should Church Be A Safe Place?

This week’s podcast is led by a guy we call the Backrow Baptist. You’ve seen the guy in the back pew with his hands in his pocket because he can’t quite clap in rhythm, right? That’s the BRB. Or if you haven’t seen him, his off-beat clapping has probably thrown you off once or twice. […]

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The Big Picture Podcast 30: Math Doesn’t Add Up

Fall has come as I record this week’s podcast, which means school has started again. And as parents do when school starts up, my wife and I recently attended an open house at our daughter’s school. We met the teachers, saw her class work, talked to other parents. So far, so good. Afterwards, there was […]

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The Big Picture Podcast 29: If It Feels Good, Do It!

It’s time again on the podcast to check in with the our friend, “The Late ‘Boomer” to see how he’s doing in his efforts to clean up the societal mess created by his generation, the Baby Boomers. Now when you talk about ‘boomers, you don’t go far without stumbling over one of their slogans. “Make […]

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The Big Picture Podcast: A Cold Warrior in Hot Water VIDEO

In this video podcast, Joel Fieri shares an incredible and incredibly true story about God revealing Himself in Eastern Europe during the Cold War. When anyone suggests that Divine intervention doesn’t exist in the modern world, they haven’t walked in the shoes of the “hero” in this week’s story. Additionally, Joel nominates some more incredibly […]

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The Big Picture Podcast 28: Why Are They Leaving?

Today we’re going to check in again with the Back Row Baptist.  What’s on his radar this week is a problem that’s being discussed more and more in Christian circles, which is an alarming trend of young Christians abandoning their faith as they move out into college and young adulthood. Six out of ten Christian […]

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The Big Picture Podcast 27: What Else Could We Expect?

As I record this week’s podcast, we are a couple days removed from Miley Cyrus’ performance at the MTV awards, and it still seems to be the topic on everyone’s mind. As the stepfather of a twelve year-old girl, it’s certainly been on my mind (and my wife’s, too for that matter). So I think […]

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The Big Picture Podcast 26: The Catch 22 Generation

Was “The Greatest Generation” really the greatest? Well, without any doubt, they did DO the greatest thing ever. But, as I take a closer look at the generation that preceded my own – by taking a close look at my parents – I start to wonder as my mind wanders. First off, my mom grew up in a […]

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The Big Picture Podcast 25: Courage

In this week’s podcast, the “Back Row Baptist” takes in his big picture view of what’s going on in the Church today. One thing he sees that’s troubling him is a serious lack of courage. While our culture and our future seems scarier and scarier, courage seems to be in shorter and shorter supply among […]

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