Life, Disrupted with Dr. Joseph Bentz — The Parker J Cole Show

Have you ever made plans only to have something go awry? You’re on your way to an important function and for no reason the car breaks down. You’re prepare to present at an event, sing, teach, preach — and your voice goes hoarse? You’re sucking on throat lozenges and praying for a miracle? Or, did you plan on relaxing at home to enjoy an evening with the family only to get a call that throws all your fine plans out the window.

We’ve all experienced it — life, disrupted. On a global scale, our lives have been collectively disrupted by COVID-19 and its aftermath. Jobs, finances, relationships — it’s all disrupted.Most of us seek the opposite of disruption, but what if we embraced it instead, seeing it as a sign that God is doing something new and big in our lives? We’re obviously living in a time of enormous disruption right now, in big ways and small. Many of us are trying to hold it off as much as possible, but do you  wonder whether there are ways God wants to use it to give us a new perspective and to clear out some space to do a new thing?

Join me as I chat with returning guest co-host and contributor, Dr. Joseph Bentz as we give hope and encouragement, and a new perspective when life is disrupted on June 13th at 2:00 PM Eastern time. You can call in at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes and iHeartreadio. Add PJC Media to your Spotify library, or click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/11732358.

Impartation: Change from the Way it was to How it will Be — The Parker J Cole Show

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Have you ever felt like you were the only one who felt a certain way? You wonder where the negative feelings are coming from, but are afraid to say anything because you do not know what people will think or say about you? The feelings are connected to a root. Something in your past happened and now unforgiveness is rooted in your heart, which has grown to a tree and is affecting every area of your life. In this 31-day devotional, Anna Bernice lets you know that you are not the only one who has had negative feelings, but she shows you what she did and still does by giving you scriptures, overviews, and prayers to meditate on so that you can uproot the tree and find freedom through Jesus Christ. Be inspired, be blessed, and remember you have already won the battle.

“But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou are converted, strengthen thy brethren” Luke 22:32 KJV.

Chat with debut author Anna Mayorga and I as we give inspiration on June 6th at 2 pm Eastern time! You can call in at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes and iHeartreadio. Add PJC Media to your Spotify library, or click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/11732347.

Who’s Got Your Back? — The Parker J Cole Show

Who’s got your back? Most men will simply answer, “no one.” Not many men have close friends in the sense that women do. We’re more likely to form alliances than we are friendships. It doesn’t have to be this way. Who’s Got Your Back? will motivate men to build satisfying relationships which will be there during the ups and downs of life.

David Smith’s new book, Who’s Got Your Back? clearly presents the clarion call for men to be the kind of men modeled for us by Jesus. David shows us how we can be strong, task oriented, and achieving, but also warm-hearted and unmistakably relationship driven in the rough and tumble of everyday life.

This good book brings into sharp focus a genuine and functional and real-life definition of manliness. David Smith has skillfully woven stories with practical application strategies into a narrative as to how we build and support trusting relationships.

You can call in at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes and iHeartreadio. Add PJC Media to your Spotify library, or click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/11721243.

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God’s Sense of Humor — The Parker J Cole Show

Everyone on the planet has something to say about God. His love, foremost. His power, glory, honor, justice, holiness, and many, many, many more things. He is our Creator, our Redeemer. The Giver of Life and the great Judge.

But how often do we talk about God’s sense of humor? How, despite our mix-ups, He gives us a second chance. The biblical people in the Bible that we tend to the deify aren’t really all that different from us. How He takes a situation, flips it, and has us shaking our head.

Join me as I chat with my returning guest co-host David Waddell. You can call in at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes and iHeartreadio. Add PJC Media to your Spotify library, or click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/11720972.

SPECIAL EDITION OF WRITE STUFF — Fresh Faith with Jon Fugler

fresh faith“It’s not about performing for Jesus. It about living for Jesus.” Jon Fugler.

Truer words have not been spoken.

The world has shut down, but Christians face an opportunity they have never seen before and may never see again. This is the message Jon Edward Fugler presents in his new book, FRESH FAITH: Leaning on God in the Corona Crisis. He has sparked readership and response globally. “Your social life is on hold,” Fugler writes. “Your church life, too. Services have gone online. Sports and cultural events on your schedule are cleared away. Schools are closed. Workplaces are resorting to remote officing.”

Fugler, a longtime author and Christian broadcast leader, implores believers not to waste their newfound free time. Instead of filling the hours with social media and binging on Netflix, he exhorts readers to invest in the most important relationship of their lives. The one with God. FRESH FAITH drives readers towards a deeper relationship with Jesus. Fugler tells his own story of isolation that led to a season that brought him closer than ever to God.
Join me as I chat with Jon Fugler and give you the words of wisdom, hope, and inspiration to see you through this pandemic and it’s aftermath on May 13th at 7 pm Eastern time! You can call in at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes and iHeartreadio. Add PJC Media to your Spotify library, or click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/11729942.

Her Name is Mother — The Parker J Cole Show

Proverbs 31:31: “Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”

To one who bears the sweetest name,

And adds luster to the same.

Long life to her, for there’s no other

Who takes the place of my dear mother

Join Linda Nathan and I as we talk all about the woman who holds our worlds in her hands as she does the very best she can to mold us into what God would have us to be. She may not always be right, but she will always try. She is an extraordinary woman and her name is Mother. You can call in at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes and iHeartreadio. Add PJC Media to your Spotify library, or click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/11720967.

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Does God Approve of the Quarantine?–The Parker J Cole Show

As of this writing there have been 2.83 million cases of COVID-19 confirmed worldwide. The U. S. tops the chart in all areas.

It’s common knowledge that the states have implemented quarantine procedures in order to mitigate the spread of the pandemic.  For the U. S., in particular churches, there is a divide.

This was illustrated during the Easter holiday. Some churches defied state executive orders and assembled by the hundreds. With a righteous anger, they willingly accepted the imposition of punitive fines, As one commentator was quoted as saying, “The President is not my God.” Not to mention, Hebrews 10:25 which reads: “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”

Others choose alternative methods such as virtual services, staying isolated and waiting it out. The divide is filled with ridicule as those who defy executive orders wag their fingers in shame to those who choose to obey them.

The reverse is also true as those who choose to self-quarantine shake their head, possibly citing Romans 13: 1-2 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

For believers, it centers around the question, ‘Does God approve of the quarantine?”

Let’s chat and talk about it with my returning guest co-host Bill Fortenberry of Increasing Learning. You can call in at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow PJC Media on iTunes, Spotify, and iHeartradio. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/11723165.

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Tonight on the Write Stuff– Ride the White Horse with Eddie Donnelly

51VcArtQMCL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_“I’ve experienced racing from the hooves up, rage from the inside out and redemption from heaven down,” says author Eddie Donnally, an ordained minister, endorsed chaplain and the only former jockey to win an Eclipse Award for Outstanding Newspaper Writing. An electric jockey with a juice machine, he rode on racing’s undercard, lived inside its underbelly and became a part of its underworld. From constant bulimia, broken bones and betrayal of Boston’s infamous Winter Hill Gang, he depicts an unseen side of Thoroughbred racing. Yet the five tons of his sweat that disappeared down “hot box” drains was nothing compared to his struggles with sibling sexual trauma, same-sex promiscuity and an addiction to crack cocaine that in seven months took him from sports writing and TV show hosting to grooming horses on a track’s backstretch.

Intrigued? Join me for an insightful discussion racing, rage, and redemption with Eddie Donnelly, horse jockey, author, pastor, and chaplain tonight on the show at 7 pm Eastern time. 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/10692837.

A Second Hand Emotion — The Parker J Cole Show

13734981_1096360760419485_9021112629149595382_oWho can forget the iconic song by Tina Turner who asks a question, “What’s love got to do with it? What’s love but a second-hand emotion.”

Of course, my fondest memory is of Angela Bassett portraying the famous rock star singing this song in the movie of the same title. After all the events portrayed in the movie, the movie ends with her asking the very question of what does love have to do with anything? I love the beat and rhythm of this song but I have to wonder if love is a second-hand emotion? Is it something borrowed from the intensity of physical attraction or sexual urges? Is love a leftover from evolutionary processes of survival?

In today’s society, love or the idea of love has been used to protect the guilty, to hurt the innocent, to manipulate, to control, to suppress — at least that’s what it seems like. So, when Tina Turner sings: “Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken” do we simply do away with this second-hand emotion?

Join me for the discussion as I talked with Steven Menking from the Amateur Society in this first of a two-part conversation.  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/10569759.

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!