Steve Bremner | Author, Podcaster & Missionary to Peru http://stevebremner.com Author, Podcaster & Missionary to Peru Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:22:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Author, Podcaster & Missionary to Peru Steve Bremner clean Fire Press Productions Author, Podcaster & Missionary to Peru Steve Bremner | Author, Podcaster & Missionary to Peru http://stevebremner.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/podcastlogo.jpg http://stevebremner.com Engaging Missions Podcast Interview with Bryan Entzminger http://stevebremner.com/2014/08/engaging-missions-podcast-interview-with-bryan-entzminger/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/08/engaging-missions-podcast-interview-with-bryan-entzminger/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:22:00 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=14237 Recently I was approached by Bryan Entzminger about being a guest on his podcast, Engaging Missions. Since I love to podcast, and to a lesser extent, love to do as little as necessary in producing them, it was great to basically get to record this but have someone else take care of the recording and editing. As we talked, he let me share some exciting things about how mine and Lili's ministry has shifted over time on the mission field, and some of the amazing things God has been doing in the [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/08/engaging-missions-podcast-interview-with-bryan-entzminger/feed/ 0 Bryan Entzminger,Engaging Missions,missionary life,missions Recently I was approached by Bryan Entzminger about being a guest on his podcast, Engaging Missions. Since I love to podcast, and to a lesser extent, love to do as little as necessary in producing them, it was great to basically get to record this but ... Recently I was approached by Bryan Entzminger about being a guest on his podcast, Engaging Missions. Since I love to podcast, and to a lesser extent, love to do as little as necessary in producing them, it was great to basically get to record this but have someone else take care of the recording and editing. As we talked, he let me share some exciting things about how mine and Lili's ministry has shifted over time on the mission field, and some of the amazing things God has been doing in the past few months. I think you’ll be encouraged and inspired as you listen. Apparently Bryan first found me through the Fire On Your Head podcast and really enjoyed it. He says he loved hearing how God was using our ministry to bring people to know Christ and to advance the Kingdom. His words also reinforce for me why, besides just interviewing other authors, it's a good idea to share testimonies and stuff that's going on in our life and ministry here in Peru. Challenge, Revelation, and Current Ministry Like everybody, I've had a number false starts and failures. These are the things that missionaries don’t often share when they’re visiting churches and seeking support. They don’t always want to talk about the disciple who walked away from Christ or the ministry outreach that they had to shut down because it wasn’t bearing fruit. In my journey, it took nearly five years for me get to where I THOUGHT I was headed when I started out – involved in a ministry school, teaching the Word and making disciples. I may not have articulated it or had the same vision coming here in 2009 as I do now looking forward, but along the way there have been a number of things that have changed and some false starts that I share in this interview. In fact, it’s been just recently that we’ve started to see significant fruit in Chorrillos, Peru as I've been blogging about. Check out Engaging Missions if you'd like to hear more discussions with the various missionaries Bryan has interviewed. This Week Only: Get a Kindle version of Increase Your Faith: Practical Steps To Help You Believe For the Impossible for only 99 cents on Amazon until August 26th. US: http://amzn.to/1lZCAUh or click on the picture. UK: http://amzn.to/1lZLuBf Steve Bremner clean 38:48 How to Hear God’s Voice with Ease | Podcast with Jeremy Mangerchine http://stevebremner.com/2014/08/how-to-hear-gods-voice-with-ease-podcast-with-jeremy-mangerchine/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/08/how-to-hear-gods-voice-with-ease-podcast-with-jeremy-mangerchine/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:53:30 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=14219 This week I got to interview Jeremy Mangerchine on the podcast to discuss his recent book The Longest Bridge Across Water: An Ordinary Man's Encounters with an Unordinary God. Thanks to technology, I was able to talk to him while he sat parked somewhere in New Orleans on his cell phone while I sat at my desk in Peru. I've been doing this show for years, and I still get jazzed up about the fact I can basically have a conversation with anybody in the world thanks to the internet, and record [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/08/how-to-hear-gods-voice-with-ease-podcast-with-jeremy-mangerchine/feed/ 0 enjoying god,intimacy with God,jeremy mangerchine,prayer,presence of god This week I got to interview Jeremy Mangerchine on the podcast to discuss his recent book The Longest Bridge Across Water: An Ordinary Man's Encounters with an Unordinary God. - Thanks to technology, I was able to talk to him while he sat parked somew... This week I got to interview Jeremy Mangerchine on the podcast to discuss his recent book The Longest Bridge Across Water: An Ordinary Man's Encounters with an Unordinary God. Thanks to technology, I was able to talk to him while he sat parked somewhere in New Orleans on his cell phone while I sat at my desk in Peru. I've been doing this show for years, and I still get jazzed up about the fact I can basically have a conversation with anybody in the world thanks to the internet, and record it. A number of months ago I saw a previous guest and friend Praying Medic recommend and even post an excerpt of Jeremy's book on his blog. Since Jeremy has been offering his book for only 99 cents, I grabbed it. I started it almost immediately and was quickly taken in not only at how compelling it was, but because it was relatable -- something Jeremy admits having a double edged reaction to hearing. Much like the time we interviewed Eric Gimour (How To Experience God's Presence). After inviting him on the show, Jeremy was up for it. We discussed: Does God still speak to ordinary people like you and me? Do you have to get up at 4 am to pray for hours in order to hear His voice? Does God speak the same way to everybody? What role does discipline play in the Christian life. Is it legalistic? Among several other things. Sit back and relax as you listen to this episode and when you're done, you'll feel like getting in God's presence! Get Jeremy's book here: Link: http://amzn.to/VIwO34 Check out this episode directly on Libsyn. Subscribe to Fire On Your Head If you’d like to subscribe to the Fire On Your Head Podcast, visit our directory in iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or visit FireOnYourHead.com for more subscription options. This Week Only: Get a Kindle version of Increase Your Faith: Practical Steps To Help You Believe For the Impossible for only 99 cents on Amazon until August 26th. US: http://amzn.to/1lZCAUh or click on the picture. UK: http://amzn.to/1lZLuBf   Like The Fire On Your Head Podcast on Facebook Steve Bremner clean 53:16 If You Love Him Feed His Sheep, Don’t Exploit Them! http://stevebremner.com/2014/08/if-you-love-him-feed-his-sheep-dont-exploit-them/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/08/if-you-love-him-feed-his-sheep-dont-exploit-them/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:52:27 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=14155 In my last post, I Don't Care What Your Business Card Says, Mr Apostle, I touched on the theme of modern-day apostles and how just because one claims to be one, doesn't mean they truly are. The same could go with any leadership title or five-fold ministry gift. I just chose to start with apostle, but I wasn't planning on going after each of the five-fold ministry gifts or anything. It's just the disparity between an apostle then and an 'apostle' today is quite huge. Interestingly enough, [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/08/if-you-love-him-feed-his-sheep-dont-exploit-them/feed/ 1 I Don’t Care What Your Business Card Says, Mr. “Apostle” http://stevebremner.com/2014/08/i-dont-care-what-your-business-card-says-mr-apostle/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/08/i-dont-care-what-your-business-card-says-mr-apostle/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 18:09:11 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=14147 In our day there is a proliferation of men “who call themselves apostles, and they are not…” (Rev 2:2) I constantly get friend requests and new Twitter followers on a more regular basis than I used to, presumably as more and more people have discovered this blog or podcast or any of my Kindle books. I no longer accept every friend request, but encourage following my fan page instead. On Twitter, I feel no guilt in not reciprocating a follow. However, every so often I look at profiles [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/08/i-dont-care-what-your-business-card-says-mr-apostle/feed/ 1 Are Millennials Leaving The Church or Just Our Definition of it? http://stevebremner.com/2014/08/are-millennials-leaving-the-church-or-just-our-definition-of-it/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/08/are-millennials-leaving-the-church-or-just-our-definition-of-it/#comments Sat, 02 Aug 2014 18:02:46 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=14124 My thoughts this morning come to you after reading a couple of different articles. The first from Relevant Magazine that I read last night, but I'll get to that second. This morning I came across an article from Church Leaders called The Church Failed Millennials, Just Not in the Way You Think It Did. The author admits to being 27 years old, which at this point is not too many years younger than I am, since by definition I'm considered one of the older millennials. And granted, I'm writing [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/08/are-millennials-leaving-the-church-or-just-our-definition-of-it/feed/ 0 How Star Trek: The Next Generation Taught Me to Live Life On Purpose http://stevebremner.com/2014/07/how-star-trek-the-next-generation-taught-me-to-live-life-on-purpose/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/07/how-star-trek-the-next-generation-taught-me-to-live-life-on-purpose/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:17:50 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=14058 I started writing this article for Medium.com nearly a year ago but never got around to posting it. When I decided to publish it on my blog, I was going to split it into two parts, but decided to leave it as it is. It's long, so I hope you have your cup of coffee handy, but if you're a sci-fi nerd like me you'll still appreciate the thoughts put forth. When I was a pre-adolescent, I looked forward to watching brand new episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Friday nights at 10pm on our local [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/07/how-star-trek-the-next-generation-taught-me-to-live-life-on-purpose/feed/ 0 My First Thoughts About Kindle Unlimited http://stevebremner.com/2014/07/my-first-thoughts-about-kindle-unlimited/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/07/my-first-thoughts-about-kindle-unlimited/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 04:36:52 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=14027 You'll have to forgive me for yet another post about Amazon Kindle in quick succession. I've been working on some other updates and more theological posts about disciple-making for my blog which I'll get around to this week. With the timing of the new Kindle Unlimited service, I couldn't resist the urge to post real quick about it and then get back to my other planned writings. I found out about it on Thursday as a rumour, but then on Friday they actually launched it. For those visiting my [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/07/my-first-thoughts-about-kindle-unlimited/feed/ 0 KDP Free Days vs. KDP Countdown Deals http://stevebremner.com/2014/07/kdp-free-promotion-vs-kdp-countdown-promotion/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/07/kdp-free-promotion-vs-kdp-countdown-promotion/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:37:59 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=13983 This post is written specifically for other authors who've written Kindle books or are planning on it. I've written previously why many authors make their books exclusive to the Amazon platform, specifically for the promotion benefits Amazon gives authors who are enrolled in KDP Select for 90 day intervals. When enrolled in KDP Select, an author has the opportunity to do one of two promotions during that ninety day period; either a free promotion up to 5 days in length or broken up into parts [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/07/kdp-free-promotion-vs-kdp-countdown-promotion/feed/ 0 Why Your Favorite Indie Authors only Publish on Amazon http://stevebremner.com/2014/07/why-your-favorite-indie-authors-only-publish-on-amazon/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/07/why-your-favorite-indie-authors-only-publish-on-amazon/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 04:02:48 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=13776 From time to time, I get asked why my books aren't available on the Kobo/Nook/iPad, or [insert your non-Kindle e-reader of choice]. The simple answer? The vast majority of e-book readers use a Kindle device (like 55% of the market). The other 45% is divided over the e-reader options. I would sincerely love to accommodate those who encourage me and like my writing but simply have another preferred device for reading ebooks. Unfortunately, most of the other companies are NOT user-friendly [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/07/why-your-favorite-indie-authors-only-publish-on-amazon/feed/ 1 Church as Community | Podcast with Michael Dow http://stevebremner.com/2014/07/church-as-community-podcast-with-michael-dow/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/07/church-as-community-podcast-with-michael-dow/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 06:52:16 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=13947 This week I was privileged to finally have Michael Dow on the show. He has spent his entire saved life in a few different types of ministries, one of which was a missional community called King's People in Charlotte, N.C. He now is apprenticing with Daniel Kolenda, of Christ For All Nations, doing massive crusade evangelism around the world. Shortly after having published the podcast interview/discussion I had with Eric Gilmour back in January, Eric sent me a message out of the blue suggesting [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/07/church-as-community-podcast-with-michael-dow/feed/ 0 crusade evangelism,discipleship,michael dow,missional community This week I was privileged to finally have Michael Dow on the show. He has spent his entire saved life in a few different types of ministries, one of which was a missional community called King's People in Charlotte, N.C. This week I was privileged to finally have Michael Dow on the show. He has spent his entire saved life in a few different types of ministries, one of which was a missional community called King's People in Charlotte, N.C. He now is apprenticing with Daniel Kolenda, of Christ For All Nations, doing massive crusade evangelism around the world. Shortly after having published the podcast interview/discussion I had with Eric Gilmour back in January, Eric sent me a message out of the blue suggesting that I need to have Michael on the podcast. I knew if Eric said so, then I should, but I delayed the invitation until I could read Michael's book and get an idea of what his message might be. I reached out to him a few weeks ago and we planned a Skype call but didn't wind up recording, and I was surprised to hear how much he has been involved with house churches and missional communities, and felt all the more encouraged that we needed to go forward and recorded something together. We discuss Michael's thoughts regarding both ends of the spectrum when it comes to small tight-knit community and seeing hundreds of thousands of people accept Christ in single meetings. Make sure to get a copy of Michael's book, Free Indeed: Free To Live a Life of Obedience. Also, here's the link to the sermons I mentioned in the discussion about Family on Mission together.   Subscribe to Fire On Your Head           If you’d like to subscribe to the Fire On Your Head Podcast, visit our directory in iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or visit FireOnYourHead.com for more subscription options.   Like The Fire On Your Head Podcast on Facebook Steve Bremner clean 55:08 Would You Like a Scorpion? http://stevebremner.com/2014/07/would-you-like-a-scorpion/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/07/would-you-like-a-scorpion/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 23:51:45 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=13920 I have personally heard some sincere believers propose that a person asking the Lord for a dream, vision, or word of wisdom can instead receive demonic visions or satanic revelations. This teaching has effectively stopped multitudes from asking God for spiritual gifts or seeking divine healing, and it has been a widely accepted teaching in some circles for years. This concept is not found anywhere in Scripture, and in fact it is a direct contradiction to Jesus’ very teaching in the Gospels: And [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/07/would-you-like-a-scorpion/feed/ 0 10 Top Misconceptions About Pentecostal Christians | J. Lee Grady http://stevebremner.com/2014/07/10-top-misconceptions-about-pentecostal-christians-j-lee-grady/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/07/10-top-misconceptions-about-pentecostal-christians-j-lee-grady/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 04:28:47 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=13937 If you happen to tune into the Oxygen network's Preachers of L.A. or National Geographic Channel's Snake Salvation, you might be tempted to believe all Pentecostals are either money-grubbing charlatans or misguided rural bumpkins. But the truth is never in the media stereotypes. I'm a Pentecostal. I don't wear that label on my sleeve, but I'm not ashamed to admit to anyone that I'm a Christian who believes in the power of the Holy Spirit. Yet when I use the word Pentecostal to describe [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/07/10-top-misconceptions-about-pentecostal-christians-j-lee-grady/feed/ 0