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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 24: There Are No Athiests In Foxholes

U.S. Air Force Chaplain Leutenant Colonol Kenneth Reyes wrote in his “Chaplain’s Corner” column, “Many have heard the familiar phrase, ‘There is no such thing as an athiest in a foxhole.’” This phrase has been attributed to Father Williams Cummings – a civilian missionary Catholic priest in the Phillipines.  The phrase was coined during one […]

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The Big Picture Podcast 24: There Are No Athiests In Foxholes

U.S. Air Force Chaplain Leutenant Colonol Kenneth Reyes wrote in his “Chaplain’s Corner” column, “Many have heard the familiar phrase, ‘There is no such thing as an athiest in a foxhole.’” This phrase has been attributed to Father Williams Cummings – a civilian missionary Catholic priest in the Phillipines.  The phrase was coined during one […]

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The Big Picture Podcast 23: God’s Got It Covered

As Joel has pointed out before, our culture seems to be rapidly transitioning away from its Judeo Christian foundation to a secular, humanist, post-modern society.  One that is quickly rejecting and even growing hostile to Christianity.  So what does this mean to Christians around the world today?  Well, as Joel looks at the role that […]

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The Big Picture 22: Helicopter Parenting

In this week’s podcast, The Late Boomer takes on “helicopter parents”.  Since many baby boomers have refused to become adults, we are now seeing the disastrous unintended consequence of a new generation making the same mistake, but on a much greater scale.  You see, if we can’t trust ourselves to grow up, how can we […]

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The Big Picture Podcast 21: A Republic Without Representation

What does the Supreme Court’s recent rulings regarding California’s Prop. 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act say about everything BESIDES marriage? First of all, a majority of people voted for Prop 8.  Then when its merits were appealed, our State governement did not do its duty in standing in the place of its electorate.  Ii shutter […]

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The Big Picture Podcast 20: Character Counts!

Is obedience a boring old drag or a reflection of our character? In this week’s podcast, Joel Fieri asserts that we have a built in flaw in our character – in our programming, if you will.  But God has given us the help we need:  The Holy Spirit! You see, we instinctively want to do […]

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The Big Picture Podcast 19: A Cold Warrior in Hot Water

In this week’s 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 18: Does a Fish Need A Bicycle?

Feminism.  Women’s Lib.  No matter what you call the movement, according to the Late Boomer, it’s become a movement in the wrong direction.  But don’t take it from Joel, take it from the numerous social experts – most of them women – who concur.  The toll that extreme feminist views have taken on the men, […]

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The Big Picture Podcast 17: Believing Your Own Bad Press

As the old saying goes, “If someone says something long enough, eventually it becomes true.”  Sadly, this is happening to too many bodies of Christian believers in our country today.  We find ourselves falling victim to not just our bad press, but BELIEVING our bad press.  Too many times, Christian leaders have been quoted recently […]

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The Big Picture Podcast VIDEO: Obedience vs. Passion

Jefferson Drexler (Real Stuff My Dad Says) moderates a discussion between Joel Fieri (The Big Picture Podcast) and Suzanne Lederer (Experience God) regarding what Joel deems as an overemphasis on passion within today’s Church and what Suzanne considers a lack of emotional connection to God in relationship to either blind obedience or as Suzanne puts […]

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The Big Picture Podcast 16: Who Means It?

Conviction.  It’s what drives people to do the unthinkable… the unbelievable.  It’s what compels some people to go beyond their comfort zones and create change in an entire culture.  So, why aren’t we Christians overflowing with it?  Don’t we mean it?  In this week’s podcast, Joel dives into the deep end of this discussion head […]

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