Parker J Cole Show Throwback Thursday — The Biblical Justification for Slavery

This show was a unique experience for me because Lisa Guinther truly had me stumped. I had NO idea what she was going to say and I sorta chewed my nails as I waited. Would I have to hang up on her if she said something out of the wall? Would the phone lines be ringing off the hook? A lot of thoughts went through my mind with this show.

Interestingly enough, Lisa said, “Trust me.”

Trust. A word that many are searching for today. Who do we trust in when EVERYONE seems to break our trust? Yet, in the few years I’ve known Lisa, she hasn’t even given me any reason, NOT to trust her. So, I did.

By the end of this episode, I was struck anew by Lisa’s approach to biblical interpretation. She really lets us know to read the Bible for all its worth.

Enjoy!

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Marriage Booboos — The Parker J Cole Show

Parker J Cole BannerSome time ago, my sister came over to visit. We sat for a while talking about any and everything like sisters do. The subject eventually turned to our appearance. My twin said, “I’m fatter than you.” To which I said, “No, I’m fatter than you.” Delightfully arguing about why each of us was the bigger twin, suddenly my husband got up and walked by us on his way to either do something manly like playing video games or to escape. I’ll never be sure. “Baby,” I called out to him, “be honest: which one of us is fatter? Me or her?”

I’ve never seen a man look more like a deer caught in headlights while trying to avoid the aim of a hunter’s gun. “Like he’s gonna pick either one of us as the fattest!” My twin roared with laughter as hubby rushed down the hall and away from us. “No matter which way he answered that, it was gonna be wrong.”

Oops! I made a marriage booboo.

Sometimes they’re small little faux pas like the one I mentioned above. Other times they’re bigger and more serious, like hurtful words and actions. Perhaps they’re precipitated by internal things like insecurity, jealousy, or unforgiveness. Perhaps it’s a secret we haven’t shared. Whatever it is, marriage booboos happen. Can we survive them?

Anna Aquino is a preacher, teacher, writer, wife, speaker, and ninja mom wrapped up in a quirky, no-nonsense faith which is direct as well as gentle. Like a piercing sword and a gentle feather. A writer for the website Charisma, she speaks to how Christians can live in victory despite what life, sin, and the enemy throws at it with scripture, wit, and honesty. Join me as we navigate the land mine of marriage booboos. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10247627.

A Wife of Valor — The Parker J Cole Show

Preparing for this show, I wanted to see what kind of image I can use to symbolize a wife of valor. Several came to mind but then two images tossed themselves back and forth until I settled on one — the Scandinavian shield maiden.

According to some, there’s no evidence of women who were trained to fight in war. I disagree. In fact, I’m sure there have been women of all ethnicities down through the ages till today who have picked up the sword, the axe, gun or whatever weapon handy to defend their lands, their homes, themselves, and their children. A wife of valor is not a weak woman…she is just as strong and tenacious as her husband, wielding her sword side by side or back to back, using her God-given strengths to defeat the enemy.

What is in the arsenal of the wife of valor? What tactics and strategies should she use in her fight for the unity of marriage and home? What advantages does she have to work in tandem with her husband?

Join me as I talk with Rebecca Brunner and her strategies to become a wife of valor. You can call in at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Or download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10174011.

The Biblical Justification for Slavery — The Parker J Cole Show

Parker J Cole BannerI find myself in a unique position for this episode of the Parker J Cole show — I don’t have a clue what the co-host is going to say. She’s been on the show a few times. Always a wonderful co-host but this time, she’s got me stumped!

So I speculate: could it be that all those people who say the Bible approves of slavery — even encourages it — are right? Should slavery become a legitimate form of life and not looked down on so harshly? Should the President read a formal apology to all those plantation owners and their descendants about being so critical of the institution? Should old and modern abolitionists bow their heads in shame for decrying that slavery is wrong? What will our guest talk about on this episode?

Lisa Guinther is an artist, published illustrator, poet, photographer, preacher, feminist, bible teacher, and philosopher. What is she going to say about the biblical justification for slavery? After all, she graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder magna cum laude — let’s face it: she would know!

If you are as intrigued as I am about this show, find out by calling in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here.

Write Stuff Author Spotlight — Breath for Me by Terri Whitemire

Please join author Terri Whitmire as she tours the blogosphere with Write Now Literary Book Tours and her new release Breathe For Me, November 7-18, 2016.

ISBN-10: 146633858X
ISBN-13: 978-1466338586

Book Title: Breathe for Me

Genre: Christian Romance

Book Release Date: October 1, 2016
About The Author 
Terri Whitmire loves crafting inspirational, romance novels that reflect real life. She enjoys keeping her readers on the edge of their seats with her memorable characters and suspenseful plot. An accomplished author, instructor, and writing consultant, Whitmire earned her writing certification in 1999 from the Institute of Children’s Literature. After writing several children’s stories, she wrote a series of compelling, fictional books that won the hearts of her young adult and mature readers.

In 2012, Terri was recognized as one of the top 50 emerging authors in Georgia. Her story, The Crooked Path, was published in Trillium Literary Journal. As the owner of Fun Creative Writing, Whitmire facilitates innovative after-school and national online enrichment programs for young writers. Terri’s premiere online writing program was launched in 2016, bringing invaluable tools to students across the country. Additionally, she consults fellow aspiring and seasoned authors on the Road to Publication. Terri and her wonderful husband, Will, have three beautiful children and live in Marietta, Georgia.
About The Book

Abandoned by her father and neglected by her mother, will Tara ever find someone to love? What she desires most is what her heart chases away. Breathe for Me, an inspirational novel that shares one young girls path to love.


   

The Parker J Cole Show — Hope for the Grieving

This past week the nation was shocked by the senseless murders of forty nine people in a nightclub in Orlando. Being heralded as the worst mass shooting in modern U. S. history, the victims and the families are in a state of shock with many unanswered questions. As new details come to light in these few days, more questions are still being asked. “Why?” being the most prevalent.

Some have used the events to harp on the behavior of the individuals because of their participation in a homosexual lifestyle. Others have used the events to talk more about gun control and anti-terrorism acts. Other still use the event for their own agenda whatever that may be. Yet in the midst of this, are forty nine families forever changed by a violent act. What about them? How are they going to pick up the pieces of their lives now that their loved ones are gone?

How can grieving families whether from the Orlando victims or anyone else who has had a loved taken away, find hope?

Join me as I discuss this topic with my return guest, Gary Roe, minister,  grief survivor, and author as we tackle this topic. Feel free to weigh in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, you can click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/9009637. Tune in!

The Parker J Cole Show — Open Mic

Parker J Cole BannerThis episode we’re talking about whatever you want to talk about — relationships, politics, news, commentary, weird people, whatever it is, you’re running the show!

Call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/8262757

You run the show!