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Presenting Authors, Business Leaders, Church Leaders, Counselors, Leading Speakers, and Society Leaders ... Using Media to Share the Gospel

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Presenting Authors, Business Leaders, Church Leaders, Counselors, Leading Speakers, and Society Leaders ... Using Media to Share the Gospel

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English


Episodes

Is Christianity Dangerous? with Chris Heeb

2/23/2024
Is Christianity Dangerous? If you answer that question in terms of what Jesus taught, of course it is. ‘Deny yourself, pick up your cross and follow Me’ is counter cultural to what we hear in the world around us today. The world is afraid of people who live according to what Jesus taught … it is a threat to them in exposing their darkness. When you expose the darkness of sin you become public enemy number one to evil. Dangerous, you bet … truth is always dangerous. In this episode, we unpack the idea that Christianity is dangerous. Visit Chris Heeb Ministry Challenging the Culture with Truth with Larry Kutzler and Esteemed Guests Visit CitySites Urban Media Check out Larry’s books!

Duration:00:29:34

Supporting Your Teen with Empathy and Connection

2/16/2024
Dive into the trials and triumphs of parenting teens with CF Certified Parent Coaches, Katie Wetsell and Julia Rupp and our host, Stacy Bellward. They examine teen anxiety, independence, and the art of calm communication. They also unpack ways to stay available and connected through teen struggles, especially with a sensitive or intense child. We know this conversation will encourage you to parent your teens with wisdom and hope. Connected Families What Makes A Great Parent? It’s the burning question most parents ask at some point in their parenting journey. Is there a secret formula? A magical to-do list? And if those parenting weapons exist, where can you find them? That exact burning question also sparked a desire in Jim and Lynne Jackson, co-founders of Connected Families, to fill a growing need for fresh, biblically sound, and practical parenting resources. With over 50 combined years of professionally helping families, and a love for working in the church, Jim and Lynne have been dedicated to bringing reliable, God centered, parenting resources to all families since 2002. Visit Connected Families

Duration:00:38:45

Appetites with Shawn Morrison

2/9/2024
Everyone knows about appetites, we usually have them about food, but appetites can be defined by what we desire to make us happy. Americans especially like to pursue happiness, and they often try to achieve that happiness by satisfying appetites of pleasure, conquest, or pursuit. Today, Shawn Morrison from Good in the ‘Hood, joins me to talk about appetites and how appetites will never satisfy the pursuit of happiness. Visit Shawn Morrison Challenging the Culture with Truth with Larry Kutzler and Esteemed Guests Visit CitySites Urban Media Check out Larry’s books!

Duration:00:27:27

Men and Insecurity with Walt McFadden

2/2/2024
I share another conversation with Pastor Walt McFadden about men and insecurity. Pastor Walt has been going through a series on his podcast called ‘Thinking Out Loud’ on men and their wounded hearts. This episode focuses on the torment of insecurity that most men face in their lives. Visit Thinking Out Loud Challenging the Culture with Truth with Larry Kutzler and Esteemed Guests Visit CitySites Urban Media Check out Larry’s books!

Duration:00:28:24

Can't Stumble Into Significance

1/26/2024
In this episode, we challenge the idea of stumbling into significance and emphasize the importance of intention and consistency in achieving your goals. It's a reminder that success isn't an overnight endeavor, and Rome wasn't built in a day. Join us as we explore how making the routine your reward can lead you to meaningful achievements. Beyond Bricks with Dr. Nathan Unruh Dr. Nathan Unruh is an entrepreneur, speaker, business owner, and doctor. The Beyond Bricks podcast focuses on mindset, leadership, and customer experience. Visit Dr. Nathan Unruh

Duration:00:02:07

John 3:16 with Shawn Parks and Chris Heeb

1/19/2024
In our previous episode, we talked with Randy Zembel about John 3:16, and how to use this Verse as a witnessing tool to help people understand God’s love for us. In this episode, we are joined by Randy’s colleague, Shawn Parks, who furthers this conversion. Shawn shares some stories about how effective it is to use this Verse in bringing people to Christ. Once again, my co-host for this podcast is Chris Heeb. Challenging the Culture with Truth with Larry Kutzler and Esteemed Guests Visit CitySites Urban Media Check out Larry’s books!

Duration:00:26:58

John 3:16 with Randy Zembel and Chris Heeb

1/12/2024
John 3:16 is by far the most familiar verse in the Bible, and most people have heard of it. However, in this episode we talk with Randy Zembel who will tell us how to use this Verse in a way to tell people how to know they have eternal life with Jesus. You will find our conversation insightful, and my co-host is the familiar voice of Chris Heeb. Challenging the Culture with Truth with Larry Kutzler and Esteemed Guests Visit CitySites Urban Media Check out Larry’s books!

Duration:00:24:26

Connected Families with Jim Jackson

1/5/2024
In all of my radio/podcast career I haven’t found a more engaging person as Jim Jackson. He, and his wife Lynn, co-founded a ministry known as ‘Connected Families’ where they help parents deal with parenting issues. In this episode, I talk with Jim about one of the major aspects of their ministry which asks the question, “What’s going on in you.?” This self-awareness technique is a fundamental question that needs to be asked when conflict or misunderstanding is being experienced. Before we can get to the root of conflict issues, we need to examine our hearts before going into battle with another adult or child. Jim explains how it works in parenting, but it can be applied to leaders everywhere as they lead people. Visit Connected Families Challenging the Culture with Truth with Larry Kutzler and Esteemed Guests Visit CitySites Urban Media Check out Larry’s books!

Duration:00:28:42

People Run Wild

12/29/2023
Proverbs 29:18 is one of the most misinterpreted, misunderstood, and misapplied Scripture, even though many Christians know it by heart. They focus on "Without revelation, people run wild" but ignore the second half of the verse, "but one who follows divine instruction will be happy." This verse has been memorized by many as "Without a vision, the people perish" and they use it as a justification to spend a lot of time, energy, and talent wrestling with church "vision-casting" and mission statements. While these things are good things, they have a faint secondary application to this verse. The truth of the verse just might step on your toes. You are forewarned! The Truth Barista 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 tackles tough issues facing Christians today. Visit The Truth Barista

Duration:00:31:18

The Soul of America with Shawn Morrison

12/22/2023
With the midterm elections coming up next year, it is important for Christians to vote. Christians have one of the largest voting blocks in America. Christians need realize they have to exercise their right to vote. Many believers do not think it is important whether they vote or not since God will have His way no matter what. Ultimately, God will have His way, but our job is to protect the right in America for Christians to preach the Gospel. We have seen our religious rights slowly erode, and often it’s because we are asleep in the church. This episode is about the importance of voting to protect our religious rights in America. Visit Shawn Morrison Challenging the Culture with Truth with Larry Kutzler and Esteemed Guests Visit CitySites Urban Media Check out Larry’s books!

Duration:00:30:01

Toxic Masculinity with Walt McFadden

12/15/2023
It’s no secret that men are struggling today to find their role and their place in society. Even men who have a good job and quality of life wonder what kind of role do I now play in society. Men have been tagged with all kinds of terms, one of which has stuck more than others and that is, “Toxic Masculinity.” There is some truth to men who do not follow God, or live by how He designed men to live … this can and will become toxic because it becomes a self-centered life. In this episode, I talk with Pastor Walt McFadden about men and what the Bible says on how men are to relate to females in their lives. Visit Walt McFadden Challenging the Culture with Truth with Larry Kutzler and Esteemed Guests Visit CitySites Urban Media Check out Larry’s books!

Duration:00:28:07

Bouncing Back from Burnout

12/8/2023
Burnout – a term we toss around, but do we really get it? Let's dive deep into the genuine struggle and explore how it impacts our lives. Join me on the Beyond Bricks Podcast as we share effective strategies and empower you to navigate burnout together. Discover how to fuel your fire and combat burnout. Beyond Bricks with Dr. Nathan Unruh Dr. Nathan Unruh is an entrepreneur, speaker, business owner, and doctor. The Beyond Bricks podcast focuses on mindset, leadership, and customer experience. Visit Dr. Nathan Unruh

Duration:00:03:01

The Wounds of Men with Walt McFadden

12/1/2023
Periodically, I join my friend, Pastor Walt McFadden, on the theme of ‘the wounds in a man’s life.’ Pastor Walt has been teaching and discipling young men in his church trying to get the heart of what is hurting men today. What he has discovered is that men have wounds in their hearts from their fathers, from culture, and from relationships that have injured them in some way. In this episode, we talk about some of those wounds and how bring those wounds before Jesus for healing. Visit Walt McFadden Challenging the Culture with Truth with Larry Kutzler and Esteemed Guests. Visit CitySites Urban Media Check out Larry’s books!

Duration:00:27:34

Our Freedom is Eroding with Glenn Beck

11/24/2023
Everyone knows our world is out of control. We hear commentaries about it every day especially from conservative radio, that our government is going in the wrong direction. Glenn Beck from The Blaze Radio had a broadcast recently where he talked about a speech delivered by a Holocaust survivor who equated what she experienced in Germany in WW II to what she is seeing in America today. The recent raid on a former President’s home was a wakeup call to Americans about the erosion of their personal liberties and freedoms.In this episode, I play a segment of Glen’s radio show and make commentary based on what is heard. You will find this insightful. Challenging the Culture with Truth with Larry Kutzler and Esteemed Guests. Visit CitySites Urban Media Check out Larry’s books!

Duration:00:23:16

False Summit

11/17/2023
In this episode, we tackle the concept of false summits in life and business, drawing parallels with the challenges faced in mountaineering. Our hosts share a personal experience of encountering a false summit during a climb, highlighting the psychological toll and relating it to achieving goals in our lives. The central message is about changing perspective: rather than solely focusing on reaching the destination, success is found in enjoying the journey. Listeners are urged to reflect on personal and team false summits, viewing them as opportunities for growth. Practical examples, like avoiding limiting language in the office, underscore the importance of language and perspective in navigating challenges. Join us as we explore the transformative power of embracing the climb, finding success in every peak, and learning from the unexpected twists on the journey. Keep climbing and enjoy the Beyond Bricks experience! Beyond Bricks with Dr. Nathan Unruh Dr. Nathan Unruh is an entrepreneur, speaker, business owner, and doctor. The Beyond Bricks podcast focuses on mindset, leadership and customer experience. Visit Dr. Nathan Unruh

Duration:00:04:33

The Cult of Western Christianity with Chris Heeb

11/10/2023
I’m sure this episode will stir up some controversary. Why? Because, for some time, I have thought that the western church has some serious flaws in terms of practice and theology. Now, it is true, no church will be perfect … that is not what I am addressing in this podcast. What I want to do is to create some self-awareness that our structures or systems in the church could be the reason we are seeing more moral failure in the church. The open testimony of a young girl who tells how she was spiritually abused at the hands of family and leaders of her church. The abuse was all about control. When I first listened to her, I thought she was a disgruntled person who had an ax to grind, but after listening to her several times, I realized that I had experienced some of the same conditions in my life. I hope this podcast will make you think through what is being said in the church, and pray for God’s mercy to bring changes to needed areas of the church. I remember the message of the ‘Reformation’ that brought some needed changes to the church at that time, and I think it is needed again to return to the integrity of the Gospel. Visit Chris Heeb Ministry Challenging the Culture with Truth with Larry Kutzler and Esteemed Guests. Visit CitySites Urban Media Check out Larry’s books!

Duration:00:37:50

Love God … Hate Evil with Shawn Morrison

11/3/2023
Tolerance is the modern battle cry of the culture. There are no restrictions when it comes to being you. No more moral restrictions of past generations … we are now the generation of free exploration without societal restriction. Evil is at the heart of much of our freedom, and society is being primed to accept it. Psalm 97:10 speaks to us about our love for God and our hatred for evil. God cannot co-exist with evil, and there is no middle ground between the two. God wants us to abandon all aspects of evil if we want to follow Him. Today Shawn Morrison, the founder and Executive Director of Good in the ‘Hood, joins me to process this theme. Visit Good in the ‘Hood Challenging the Culture with Truth with Larry Kutzler and Esteemed Guests. Visit CitySites Urban Media Check out Larry’s books!

Duration:00:23:13

Encouragement!

10/27/2023
What is encouragement? I'll tell ya what it is!It's GREAT! Everyone needs it and no one gets enough. Believe it or not, encouragement is actually a powerful ministry of the Body of Christ. The Holy Spirit is known as the Encourager. There is the ministry gift of encouragement (Romans 12:8, "exhorting"). And, there's just regular encouragement. Take a listen and be encouraged! Yes! 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 tackles tough issues facing Christians today. Visit The Truth Barista

Duration:00:29:08

The Coffin with Neil Saltzman

10/20/2023
What motivates a man to build his own coffin? That’s the question I asked a man who told me that he has built his coffin for his funeral. Neil Saltzman has been a carpenter, entrepreneur, and former business owner who decided it could be a great conversation piece with a practical purpose. Neil tells his nine grandkids the story of how one day he will be in the coffin that he built. However, the story he tells is not morbid or sad … it is a reminder of how death will come to everyone, but in Jesus, our life continues into eternity with God. The coffin is just a reminder that if Jesus is our Messiah, we will be raised to live with God in eternity. In this episode, I talk with Neil about his faith and his coffin. Challenging the Culture with Truth with Larry Kutzler and Esteemed Guests. Visit CitySites Urban Media Check out Larry’s books!

Duration:00:18:52

The Woundedness of Men with Walt McFadden

10/13/2023
Men are struggling today. Many of them don’t know what role they play, and some have even become more effeminate in their dress and appearance just to appear more gender neutral. It seems that females are more prominent in almost every industry these days, and men are feeling more isolated than ever before. Generally, men have few friends and have a hard time relating to other men. This CitySites Podcast talks with Pastor Walt McFadden about the woundedness that many men feel today throughout society. Visit Walt McFadden Challenging the Culture with Truth with Larry Kutzler and Esteemed Guests. Visit CitySites Urban Media Check out Larry’s books!

Duration:00:29:56