This creative Podcast uses an imaginary coffeehouse as the setting to talk about the issues facing our day. The Truth Barista is Pastor Jay Christianson, who is fluent in the Hebrew Traditions of the Bible and uses his knowledge to bring clear insights to bear upon the issues that define our day. The Podcast is humorous yet clearly instructive as The Truth Barista and Amazing Larry (Larry Kutzler) tackle the tough issues facing Christians today.
The Truth Barista and Amazing Larry tackle God’s stated purpose for the Book of Revelation – “The revelation of Jesus Christ that God gave Him to show His servants what must soon take place.” (Revelation 1:1) Are your eyes open to see Jesus as Revelation’s puzzle pieces come together?
The Truth Barista and Amazing Larry continue their crucial introduction to the Book of Revelation. The Truth Barista shares the situation of the seven Asia Minor Messianic Congregations relating to 1st Century Judaism and the rising persecution of the Roman Empire.
The Truth Barista and Amazing Larry start on a remarkable new series on the Book of Revelation! You may have already heard strange teachings about the Revelation of Jesus Christ and found it confusing. But get ready for new insights from a Jewish background that unlocks this astonishing prophecy about the future.
Why is idolatry so appealing? Because it’s fueled by our desires and we look to things other than God to meet those desires. Doing so is like a husband or wife looking to another person other than their spouse for what they need or want. Since God is our sole supplier, should we look to anything or anyone else?
Are you SURE you don’t worship idols? We don’t think we do because many of us don’t have little statues in our homes. Au contraire, Pierre. The Truth Barista and Amazing Larry talk about the start of idolatry – the letter “I.”
Why did the Father plan to send Jesus to die for us? Because He created us to be WITH Him forever. But sin separates us from God. Sin also puffs up our pride distancing us from Him even more. Our heavenly Father gave us pictures via the Older Covenant animal sacrifices that His Son would fulfill so we could be WITH Him again – forever!
Is the United States under the same prophetic judgment that Edom was in the book of Obadiah? Obadiah’s message goes far beyond the 840s B.C. The Truth Barista and Amazing Larry dig into the second half of Obadiah’s word that applies to all nations that attack Israel. Be sure to listen to the whole podcast for the eye-opening insight at the end!
The Truth Barista and Amazing Larry dive into Obadiah’s book to reveal the Edomites’ evil actions against the remnant of Israel as God’s people were being driven into Exile by the Babylonians. The Edomites felt they were untouchable because of their location, their wealth, their supposed allies, their wise men, and their army. But they didn’t take God’s measure for measure judgment into account
The Truth Barista and Amazing Larry walk through the tumultuous events between Jacob and Esau (Genesis 27) that led to the Israelite-Edomite family feud that prompted Obadiah’s prophecy thirteen hundred years later. But it doesn’t stop there. This family feud continues up to today and explains the Arab-Israeli conflict!
The Truth Barista and Amazing Larry take a deep look at the Jacob-Esau conflict that is the basis for Obadiah’s message – the birthright and the blessing. Because of this conflict, not only did Obadiah indict the Edomites for abusing their “cousins,” the Israelites, but this same conflict fuels the ongoing Middle East conflict between Israel and the Islamic Arab nations.
How dangerous is pride? It’s a sin that draws the Lord’s judgment. The Truth Barista and Amazing Larry begin their dive into the Book of Obadiah to unwrap Obadiah’s message to the Edomites (the Israelites’ “cousins”) and why we should take his message very seriously today.
The cancel culture warriors of the woke movement strive to silence the “barking dogs,” outspoken Christians and others they disagree with, and demand that they “heel.” Their motto is “If you can’t win the argument, shut it down.” How do we counter cancel culture? Bark the truth even louder and use all means possible to get the message out!
What is cancel culture? It’s the woke movement’s way of forcing people submit to their Cultural Marxist worldview, values, and goals. The Truth Barista and Amazing Larry talk about the evil roots of today’s cancel culture and Marxism’s endgame.
A silent watchdog is worthless. God’s leaders are called to speak up and declare the truth with love. Sadly, too many leaders remain silent in the face of evil and claim that confrontation is not loving. Or is it fear of man or losing church members, or diminished budgets? If our leaders refuse to bark God’s truth against our culture’s sin, are they worthless watchdogs? What about us Christians?
Imagine Jesus saying to you and your congregation, “All of you make me sick. I don’t care how busy you are with ‘church work,’ it means nothing to Me. You all need some serious help. Get it together or you’re done!” This message is great for us today because our zeal for Jesus tends to cool off over time. Take the challenge and may Jesus ignite your fire for Him!
“Well done, good and faithful servant!” What Christian doesn’t want to hear those words when we stand before Jesus to give an account for our lives? What a remarkable commendation from our King! In this episode, we move from Sardis, the Dead Congregation, to Philadelphia, the Faithful Congregation. Despite trouble and persecution, the Philadelphia congregation stayed tight with Jesus. Are you faithful to Jesus? Are you full of fait...
What happens when we compromise God’s word as our guide to life? Compromise. What happens when we repeatedly compromise? Corruption. What happens when corruption takes over? Death. The Truth Barista and Amazing Larry follow sin’s influence from Smyrna (Compromise) to Thyatira (Corruption) to Sardis, the Dead Church. Sadly, there are too many churches in the Western world that fall on this spectrum. What’s the remedy? Exactly what J...
The Truth Barista and Amazing Larry move from discussing the Compromised Church to Thyatira, the Corrupt Church. Because the Thyatira congregation tolerated outright sin and other violations of God’s commands, a spiritual infection, a Sin-fection, has taken hold. If not addressed, the congregation is sliding toward spiritual death. Jesus’ solution? Repent, Thyatira!
The Truth Barista and Amazing Larry continue their discussion on what compromise means for Christians and church bodies, and why it harms our relationship with God. Christians must resist the temptation to compromise with the world and learn to recognize what is or isn’t compromising.
Jesus promised that His followers will be persecuted. This has been proven throughout history and is increasing in our day. Sadly, too many Christians in the Western world compromise in the attempt to escape attacks. The Truth Barista and Amazing Larry discuss two contrasting churches – Smyrna, the persecuted Christians and Pergamum, the compromised congregation.
"McCartney: A Life in Lyrics" offers listeners the opportunity to sit in on conversations between Paul McCartney and poet Paul Muldoon dissecting the people, experiences, and art that inspired McCartney’s songwriting. These conversations were held during the past several years as the two collaborated on the best selling book, “The Lyrics: 1965 to Present.” Over two seasons and 24 episodes of “McCartney: A Life in Lyrics”, you’ll hear a combination master class, memoir, and improvised journey with one of the most beloved figures in popular music. Each episode focuses on one song from McCartney’s iconic catalog – spanning early Beatles through his solo work. Season 1 premieres on October 4th. “McCartney: A Life in Lyrics” is a co-production between iHeart Media, MPL and Pushkin Industries. Cover Portrait © 1967 Paul McCartney / Photographer: Linda McCartney
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