Today's Discipleship Crisis | A Discussion with Corey Fifield

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Christian discipleship, including evangelism and the sharing of the gospel, is in trouble in many of today’s churches. This is something that can be addressed, but not without the resolve and sustained attention of churches and their leaders.
In this important dialogue on the subject by Podcast Seminary Dean, Dr. Freddy Cardoza, and Christian non-profit 501(c) ministry Global Phokos Founder, Corey Fifield, these issues are explored with candor and urgency.

Corey Fifield


Corey Fifield, Global Phokos Founder (facebook.com/globalphokos)
Corey Fifield

Freddy Cardoza


Freddy Cardoza, Podcast Seminary Dean
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Tune in to hear two Christian leaders who care deeply about the gospel and Christian discipleship talk shop, in search of solutions.


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How to Be a Good Citizen [Podcast]

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America has been scandalized recently by a rash of unusual and unexpected events: A Charlottesville, Virginia terror incident and displays of hate that led to one dead protester and several injured. There was also a high number of public property damage incidents where various locations in the United States were defaced by people angry about the intention of certain US Monuments having a relationship (or even no relationship) to the Civil War.
Following these was a genuine outside threat to American sovereignty by a new terror strategy: the using of radicalized Islamist children, claiming to be American, who have been featured in ISIS propaganda videos.


Summary of Threat
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Content Warning ISIS has stooped low before, by having radicalized children fight for the terror group, and to participate in terror by executing soldiers and others in the name of Allah. Content Warning


All of these challenges to America and the American Way of Life leads to an important question in our time:
What is required to be a good citizen?
What does it mean to be an American citizen? Meant for people of all our 25+ nations who currently listen to Podcast Seminary, this is a message targeted to Americans– but a discussion that all citizen Christians should ask. The question being posed in this podcast episode is simple: “Is there any legitimate expectation of citizenship that we should give and receive from our fellow countrymen?” There was a time not long ago that it was an expectation for all American citizens to show indications of loyalty to country. Now that is an open question. This issue is what we will discuss in this podcast, related to the reasonable and scriptural expectations of being a good citizen.


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Source:
Dave Anderson, Jan 26 2016-https://www.listland.com/top-10-reasons-immigrants-should-be-required-to-learn-english/

[AUDIO PODCAST] Why Your Pills Aren't Solving Your Problems

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25% of Americans saw a Mental Health Professional sometime in the last year.

Let that sink in.
As a part of the How to Have a Clear Conscience series, I wanted to address several enormous issues facing people in today’s world and particularly in the United States. In many ways, this episode is about Behavioral Medication or Psychotropic Drugs, Depression, Maladies, Mental Health– and the fields serving people with these types of challenges: Counselors, Therapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Pastors, Sociologists, Physicians, Pharmacists, and others.
Listen to see how a biblical view of human nature changes how we view people and their problems. Especially see why a different approach to depression, medication, addictions, and drug use may be necessary.


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Who Has a Global Phokos (Focus)? An Interview with Phokos Founder Corey Fifield

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Global Phokos is a dynamic ministry that is unique, unlike almost any other ministry Podcast Seminary knows of. Not only does it lead ministries of evangelism and discipleship around the world, but it specifically provides housing to godly men who commit their time to doing evangelism and ministry. It’s a dynamic vision, and this is an interview you must hear. Then, after listening, take time to learn more about the ministry of Global Phokos and founder, Corey Fifield. Then, after listening to the podcast, like and learn about Corey’s vision on the Phokos Facebook page.



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Understanding Islam and Extremist Terror

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Understanding Islam and Extremist Terror


In this special episode, Podcast Seminary Dean, Dr. Freddy Cardoza, answers the questions:

What does Islam teach?
What do Muslims believe?
Why are factions of Muslims frequently at war with one another?
What is Sharia Law?
What are the Five Pillars of Islam
Who was Muhammad?
What was Muhammad’s Night Journey?
Is the Quran Inspired?
Who is ISIS? Al Qaeda? Boko Haram? Al Shabaab?

And much more!
Also, over 30 hours in the making, get the 90 slide presentation on “Understanding Islam and ISIS” at http://podcastseminary.download


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Barcelona Terror: ISIS and Muslim Extremism [Podcast]

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On August 17, 2017 on the famed Las Rambla in Barcelona, Spain, a raging terrorist drove a windowless white van 60mph down the pedestrian-filled walkway, killing or injuring nearly 100 people.
In this timely podcast, Podcast Seminary Dean, Dr. Freddy Cardoza, addresses the Barcelona ISIS Attack, exploring terror sentiments among Muslims around the world from the latest Pew Research report (August 9, 2017), along with a close look at ISIS and other terror groups.


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Source: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/08/09/muslims-and-islam-key-findings-in-the-u-s-and-around-the-world/

How to Make Good Choices [Podcast]

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Little is more important in life than making good choices.
And daily we find ourselves making dozens and dozens of choices.  In fact, a recent study by Cornell University reported that the average person in the United States makes 227 choices daily– just involving issues related to food!  Some estimates are that we make, through big and small choices, up to 35000 choices daily.
Wow!
Whatever the number, we make a lot of choices.  And our choices should be good ones.
In this important episode, Podcast Seminary Dean, Dr. Freddy Cardoza, helps you build a decision-making model based on scripture.  He names and explores three categories informed by God’s Word, then explains what each is, followed by examples of each, and exactly what believers should do in making decisions in each category.
Prepare to learn about:
1) Matters of Conviction
2) Matters of Conscience
3) Matters of Choice


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Charlottesville [Special Podcast on Racism]

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Racism is a scourge of our time.
Whether it is racism, hatred, or any form of person-centered evil, it should be condemned.
In this special episode of Podcast Seminary, Dean Freddy Cardoza discusses the happenings at Charlottesville on August 12, 2017 as they were unfolding, including personal experiences involving racism, and an appeal for the embrace of a biblical view of race and humanity.


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Hear Ron's Story (Part 2) and the Story of His Involvement in Launching Podcast Seminary [PODCAST]

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Listen to “Ron’s Story

We often say that “everybody has a story.” That’s certainly true with Ron. This is part two of a first-ever live Podcast Seminary interview in Studio C Los Angeles (see the studio).


In Part 2 of this audio interview, Ron talks Discipleship. We discuss some of the needs Christians and churches have in discipleship today, along with needed solutions. You’ll also hear about Ron’s involvement in the formulation of Podcast Seminary– from a single discussion had after a discipleship event in 2016.


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Your StoryConnect with me through leaving a comment below or by going to the Contact page, and we’ll get started!

[PODCAST EPISODE] Why You Behave the Way You Do

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Why do you behave the way you do?

How do you have a clear conscience? Human behavior confounds us– and even the scientific community. This is because of fundamental confusion about the nature of humanity.
Because human nature is misunderstood, the reasons for behavioral problems (habits, behaviors, addictions, issues, dysfunction, etc.) are also misunderstood– simply because they are related and one follows the other.
In this instructive podcast, Podcast Seminary Dean, Dr. Freddy Cardoza (Ph.D., Leadership) will use his 20 years of experience as a pastor and 22 years as an academic professor at the graduate and post-graduate level to explore this vital topic.


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