The Podcast: Where It All Began
The Stainless Steel Soapbox is the latest incarnation of a podcast that has been running since June of 2008. For many years, it was our primary means of communicating our message with our audience and remains a key part of our ministry. The title was used for Pastor Mike's blog for many years and has a little bit of history to it.
"I've always been passionate. In the early days of my walk with Christ, I was one of the teachers for the Single Adult Sunday School Class at my home church. Even in those days (far too early for me to be teaching), my enthusiasm and passion was difficult to contain. One of the people in the class quipped, 'You're on that soapbox so often it must be made of stainless steel!' The term stuck. When I left the church to move back to Illinois, they gave me a card that was both a miss you card and reminder of the Stainless Steel Soapbox I often stood upon. I've never forgotten those friends from my early walk or their acceptance of my passion and drive to share it."
From the beginning, the program has been designed around tackling difficult topics and the issues of the day in the light of Scripture. Pastor Mike’s combination of humor and uncompromising delivery help to make what much of the church isn’t talking about something accessible to everyone. Sure, a sacred cow or two might get slaughtered and preconceived notions challenged but there’s a few laughs along the way.
One thing that will never happen: There is no compromise on the Word of God. We take the Scriptures very serious.
We cover a lot of topics but some have become regular themes. These include many topics we offer in seminars plus Biblically grounded cultural commentary and sound theological teaching. Sometimes that means taking on very tough issues and topics most teachers avoid.
Our purpose is to equip the Body of Christ to take of the tough issues facing us today and live a stronger Christian life.
The Music: The intro and outro music were written and performed by one of the finest guitarist any of us here have ever known, Will Spicher. The intro is The Ride and the outro is Gamin' With The Boys. For more of his incredible music, his website is willsongs.com and his YouTube channel can be found here. The Willsongs++ playlist is more than worth a listen.
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