Tag: podcast

29
Dec

Greg Medford, Medford Knife and Tool Co. Interview [Speak Life Podcast 13]

On this New Year episode, I have a lengthy conversation with a brilliant man that I respect and admire.  Greg Medford is my guest of Medford Knife and Tool Co.   I respect him because of what he has accomplished.  He has some different ideas about faith, religion and philosophy and gives strong opinion about it.  I present him to you in hopes that you will not shy away from hearing someone who knows what HE believes.  I believe that YOU should seek to believe as strongly in Jesus Christ as he does about his philosophies.  He makes a damn cool knife too.  (medfordknife.com)

Philosophy vs. Faith

At some time in your life, we look for the meaning in all of this.  What is the meaning of life?  Why is there so much pain?  Why do good people suffer?  What is the meaning of life? What does it mean to be “good” or “bad”? What happens after we die? As Christians we look for these answers through our understanding of our religion.  It varies.  It varies with denominations, or who said it.

Our answers are commonly obtained through our knowledge or lack of what was said by the Scriptures, the prophets, and feelings.

And if you are like most of us we get some stuff (maybe too much) from the barber and beauty shop theologians.  One of my barbers is notorious for highlighting which TV evangelist he thinks is bogus, which celebrity is working for the Illuminati, and who is secretly working for the antichrist based on a YouTube video.  He is passionate, persuasive and sometimes entertaining.
Most of us guard our ignorance.  We don’t like to stick our head out too far and show what we don’t know.  Often it is the atheist, agnostic, Muslim, Jehovah Witness, (fill in the blank religion) that is more prepared for debate.

Here’s something else about religion.  God isn’t looking for religious nuts.  He is asking us for spiritual fruit.  Religion is how we choose to worship a Holy God.  We do what is comfortable to us.  We do what we like, NOT necessarily what is required, wanted or liked by God.  Religions have rituals. They commonly have regular church services, celebrate Holy days to commemorate special events, and practice certain behaviors like those that cross themselves in front of others.  There are those that wear special clothing or praying at certain times of day.

I am trying to show you something on the Speak Life Podcast.  I am trying to free your mind and get you connected to the Most High God regardless of “X”.

The truth about our truths is that it all comes down to faith in God.

In our conversation you will hear that Instead of being centered on faith, Greg believes in pragmatic pursuit of knowledge and a general understanding about the nature and purpose of the universe.

He is sharp and drops some science based on the work of earlier philosophers.   If this was a debate I would be blown to bits.  Our conversation did not shake my faith however. It is my prayer that is doesn’t mess you up either.

I presented it to you because the Lord put us together.  I don’t even know what will happen as a result.  One thing I hope it does is give glory to God nd not me.  I want Him esteemed higher than me.

If you thought, Kenn should be debating this dude, schooling this dude, mentally fighting this dude and he didn’t.

Was it to show you not to fear when you come up against a person of high intelligence, who seemingly has all the right answers?  Was it for entertainment purposes only?  I’ll let you decide but for me…

To God be the glory.

It’s ok too if you think I’m an idiot.  I didn’t do it to make myself look like what I am not.  When having philosophical or religious discussions, people often forget that there are basic differences.  Philosophy can exist without religion, just as believers do not have to consider the philosophy behind their faith in order to be considered faithful.  I want you to be stronger in your faith in God and that comes by challenging yourself where you are RIGHT NOW.

By faith…

For we live (walk) by faith, not by sight.  2 Corinthians 5:7

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. – Romans 10:17

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
– Hebrews 11:1

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe
that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. – Hebrews 11:6

Walk is a metaphor for the way a person lives his or her life.

My faith provides me the answer that complements, not contradicts, what scientists have discovered, while revealing what science can never uncover, since no one was there in the beginning except God. Faith affirms that God created ‘the worlds’ and all of life in its varied forms!

“I have been crucified with Christ;
and it is no longer I who live,
but Christ lives in me;
and the life which I now live in the flesh
I live by faith in the Son of God,
who loved me and gave Himself up for me.”
Galatians 2:20

 

 

Thank you for listening, and sharing this podcast.

Kenn

http://speaklifepodcast.com

 

29
Dec

13 – Greg Medford on his life, knife making, philosophy and religion

On this New Year episode, I have a lengthy conversation with a brilliant man that I respect and admire.  Greg Medford is my guest of Medford Knife and Tool Co.  He has some different ideas about faith, religion and philosophy and gives strong opinion about it.  I present him to you in hopes that you will not shy away from hearing someone who knows what HE believes.  I believe that YOU should seek to believe as strongly in Jesus Christ as he does about his philosophies.

Music used with permission from IWillSpeakLife.com and Richard Smallwood and Vision’s “Total Praise”

23
Dec

[Podcast Episode 12] Immanuel, Malachi, Money and a friend named Ben

The reason for the season we call Christmas, my thoughts on how folks think about giving money at Church, interview with the owner and creator of Joyce Pipes, the Bible verses leading up to the Ten Commandments as I read from the book of Exodus.

 

Immanuel (Hebrew: עִמָּנוּאֵל meaning, “God with us”

 

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.  Luke 2:11

 

The real message of Christmas is not the gifts that we give to each other. Rather, it is a reminder of the gift that God has given to each of us. It is the only gift that truly keeps on giving, love.

In our money section, Kenn reads and talks about what the book of Malachi says about tithes and offerings, how it is abused and misused.  How what we do affects our ministry.  Its more than money.

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“We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools.  We are tied together in the single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.  And whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.  For some strange reason I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be.  This is the way God’s universe is made; this is the way it is structured.”            Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

 

 

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16
Dec

11 – Star Wars, fiction, Science, and the Bible

Financial tip, science and faith, bible reading of Exodus, Star Wars

Music used with permission from I Will Speak Life©

Music used with permission from Harp 46©  Wild Mountain Thyme

09
Dec

10 – How to get your Christmas spirit back

Conversation with a former skinhead, Neo-nazi, biker now a Biker For Christ. Financial tip on listening to the internet for advice. Suicide prevention line 1-800-273-8255. How do you get the Christmas spirit back?  Bible reading continues from the book of Exodus  http://patreon.com/blanchardministrie

02
Dec

9 – Real Men Follow Jesus

On episode 9, I would like to introduce a new feature that will give you information about keeping your money, and improving your finances.  To start it off this week we are talking credit cards.  You know those little things we can’t do without these days?  The podcast received 1000 downloads for the month and I estimate about 100 subscribers.  If you like the show will you leave it a positive review on Apple podcast or Google Play

 

Our weekly bible reading begins the book of Exodus, the second book of Moses.

 

I have a special guest on this week’s show.  His name is Paul G. Markel.  He is a good guy in my book.  He is an example of a Christian man that is not portrayed on TV and movies.  He is also a warrior, father, and husband.

 

He has worn many hats during his lifetime. He has been a U.S. Marine, Police Officer, Professional Bodyguard, and Small Arms and Tactics Instructor. Mr. Markel has been writing professionally for law enforcement and firearms periodicals for nearly twenty years with hundreds and hundreds of articles in print. Paul is a regular guest on nationally syndicated radio talk shows and subject matter expert in firearms training and use of force.  He has a large internet presence under the name Student of the Gun. (SOTG)  In this conversation, he shares info on three books of the many he has penned.

 

·         Dad rules

·         Team Honey Badger

·         Faith the Patriot: a Belief Worth Fighting for

Last week I was pretty successful with my podcasting projects even though I am not real happy with the quality of the recordings that I dropped into my shows.  I hope you forgive me for that.  I think it was because I was off my normal schedule and wanted to produce everything before everybody came home for the holiday meal.

 

Thanksgiving day, I got a chance to go visit my son in his new place.  I am so proud of the man.  I fired up the van that I plan to have restored and made into an evangelical vessel for this podcast. And watched him play one of his favorite video games on a 60 inch tv.  Hard to believe how blessed we are.

 

Well I was getting ready to leave for dinner and jumped back in the van.  Reminded my son, not to be late for Thanksgiving Day dinner, put the key in the ignition and the van wouldn’t start.  It ran and ran.  I decided to ditch it for the day and hope that nobody would leave it sitting on blocks before I could get a tow truck to take it to my favorite mechanic.  We had to literally push this 8500 lb beast out of his driveway and onto the street.  I was praying as I pushed this thing that it would hug the curb and be in a safe place.  The Lord provided.   I jumped in the car with my son and we arrived home to eat dinner with my wife and daughter that had been cooking for 24 hrs. I believe.  My daughter’s boyfriend and son came over later after we were patting our bellies and loosening our belts. 

 

Well, looks like the fuel pump is gone, the sensors need to be replaced, something wrong with the transmission, the Serpentine belt needs replacement, it needs new rims, and a radio but I still like this vehicle.  It’s paid for.  It is a beast.  And after I get all the mechanical stuff fixed its going to get the facelift so that it can be wrapped to market and evangelize.  http://gofundme.com/speaklifepodcast

 

Thank you for being with me.

29
Nov

We have these treasures in earthen vessels

I have tried many things over the years and unfortunately have a reputation for it.  Whenever I interview someone for anything outside of my Black Man with A Gun persona, they remind me of all the things I have tried, started, and failed.  It is never done maliciously.  It is just a statement of fact.  The Black Man with a Gun persona refers to the gun rights activism, firearms training business, website and podcast I have had since 1991.

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall. ~ Confucius

On October 1, 2017, I started to plan a new podcast in spite of my record.  My goal is to do the will that God has for my life.

Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.  Ephesians 3:7

Acknowledging that I am far from perfect.  I am still a work in progress.  On my best days I know that I have this gift of His grace in an “earthen vessel.”

The Speak Life Podcast is a ministry for all that want it.  I will be providing insight into the Bible.  We will be sharing the Gospel message.  The mission is to help others make better life choices, and provide mobile Christian fellowship that transforms lives.  I got this from Isaiah 52:7 which three points I am going to follow for this show.

•             Bringing Good News
•             Proclaiming Peace
•             Proclaiming Salvation

 

The next big thing is that I am working on the paperwork for a nonprofit.  I am already one in Maryland but have to make it federal.  There is always something you don’t know.

During the Thanksgiving holiday I heard a lot of bad news.  Several people took their own lives.  Some murdered their families (none of these I knew personally but someone did).  Evil is still here.  Please pray for me to stay focused, defeat the enemies of God and be an effective witness for Christ.  Thank you for listening to this show.

I looked at the download stats last night and saw that the show has had 1000 downloads in November.  I also saw about 100 regular subscribers.  Thank you.

Please share what I can help you with in Christ.  What are the subject of your prayers?  How do you want me to pray for you or what petition do you desire confirmation?  Are you saved?   What questions do you have about faith, and God?  Would you like a conversation via phone or video?

Please let me know.

I am designing a lapel pin, would you want one?  Let me know.

Kenn

 

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25
Nov

8 – How To Handle Loneliness

All of us go through periods of loneliness.  This time of year it can be chronic.  Here’s some tips to help you get through this season.  Introducing a group the Lord sent me called Speak Life. iwillspeaklife.com Our bible reading continues and concludes with the story of Joseph in Genesis.  Happy Thanksgiving.  Hello Holiday Season.

 

 

 

23
Nov

Secrets of a happily married man [podcast 7]

On this episode of the Speak Life Podcast I share some thoughts I call “Exposing the Secrets of A Happily Married Man”
You can get the Kindle version here http://a.co/diLX7mM its not a pretty book, but all the text I spoke can be found there if you want it.

In our Bible reading, we continue with the story of Joseph of Genesis.

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We are still fundraising for the van. http://gofundme.com/speaklifepodcast

1 Peter 3:7
You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.
To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit;

Prayer

Thank You Lord for the gift of my dear wife.

Help me to be the husband that You would have me be – to encourage her and love her as Christ loved the church and to think of her needs and wishes before my own.
Let me, make me, be a encouragement in her life and her covering of protection from the evils of this world. Help me to be sensitive to her needs – knowing that I have often not realized that some of my actions and attitudes have come across as uncaring….

Father, You are love. We are not. Help us to remember that it’s not our job to get it right all of the time. We are created in Your image but we are not You and cannot love, or receive love, perfectly. Bless our marriages with a camaraderie of seeking You above each other, in trust that You hear us, love us, and are capable of the impossible.

Lord, teach me to be a good husband – a man that is prepared to lead and to listen – a man that is prepared to carry out my duties, both wisely and lovingly – for I desire to take on the role that You have ordained for me in our marriage, in a manner that is well-pleasing in Your sight, in Jesus name I pray, Amen.

 

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10
Nov

6 – Guns Don't Kill People, Depression Kills People

Shout out to my brothers from MSG Det Am Embassy London 82-83  Happy Birthday Marines, Happy Veterans Day.

 

Depression and the silence of men in pain is my subject this week.  I have a talk with a professional mental health friend and contributor to the show Dr. Dave.  

 

 

Please join our email list at join.speaklifepodcast.com – Why, because everyone that does gets a preview of whats coming, show notes for the current episode posting, and links they can share with those that aren’t onboard with us yet, or in case you missed a point, a show, or something I said that can bless you.

 

the podcast is now on google play, stitcher and iTunes of course, a app is being developed for us specifically.  if there is a feature you would like on it please let me know ASAP

 

I am also working on a very special course on church security with some friends of mine in the business of protection, its going to be a presentation, a webinar and probably one of the biggest projects I have ever done.  If you or someone you know might be interested in it please subscribe to our email list so I can pass on the info as it comes, 

 

I am also working on a cigar night fellowship in Maryland, details to come.

 

we are still raising money for the van, please visit gofundme.com/speaklifepodcast  and see what I am talking about.