Steve Bremner | Author, Podcaster & Missionary to Peru http://stevebremner.com Author, Podcaster & Missionary to Peru Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:08:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 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 Fathering & Parenting a Holy Generation | Interview with Bert Farias http://stevebremner.com/2014/09/fathering-parenting-a-holy-generation-interview-with-bert-farias/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/09/fathering-parenting-a-holy-generation-interview-with-bert-farias/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:04:26 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=14471   This week on the podcast I am privileged to have an interview with a friend and former teacher of mine in my days at FIRE School of Ministry named Bert Farias. He and his son Daniel recently co-wrote a book called My Son, My Son: Fathering and Training a Holy Generation. It was an honor to be able to talk to Brother Bert Farias in this capacity. I remember being a little intimidated by him in my days in Bible college (which in all honesty, I was intimidated by all of my teachers [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/09/fathering-parenting-a-holy-generation-interview-with-bert-farias/feed/ 0 fathering,fatherless generation,parenting,podcast,spiritual fathering,turning hearts of the fathers to the hearts of the sons,turning the hearts of sons to the fathers   - This week on the podcast I am privileged to have an interview with a friend and former teacher of mine in my days at FIRE School of Ministry named Bert Farias. He and his son Daniel recently co-wrote a book called My Son,   This week on the podcast I am privileged to have an interview with a friend and former teacher of mine in my days at FIRE School of Ministry named Bert Farias. He and his son Daniel recently co-wrote a book called My Son, My Son: Fathering and Training a Holy Generation. It was an honor to be able to talk to Brother Bert Farias in this capacity. I remember being a little intimidated by him in my days in Bible college (which in all honesty, I was intimidated by all of my teachers because I had such respect for them as men of God). In recent years we have connected more on Facebook and have had a skype call earlier this year before our daughter was born. So this was a thrill to be able to get to do this. Takeaways from the discussion: Did you know over 95% of prison inmates never had any meaningful relationship with their fathers? If you've been in Christian circles for very long, you've probably already heard that this generation is a fatherless generation. Talking to Brother Bert and hearing his insights further underscored the importance of godly parenting, starting at a young age. As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and Brother Bert shares a lot of powerful insights, especially geared at new or younger parents. When you listen to today's show, you'll be listening to an older wiser experienced father share personally with a newbie and publicly with today's audience. We also get Bert's thoughts on the controversial and divisive topic of spanking. Is it Biblical or is it abusive? Bert's Book, My Son, My Son: Fathering and Training a Holy Generation Here’s a beautiful story of the miraculous fulfillment of a promised son’s entrance into the world to the season of the son’s departure from home—a joyful journey that takes you into the heart of a loving relationship between a father and a son. This book is one of the most unique books on father-son relationships you will ever find. Co-written by father and son, it has a personal touch and intimate tone that will leave you teary-eyed one moment and then rejoicing the next. Within its pages you will find a spiritual quality of training and a godly example of shepherding children that will both enrich and empower parents. It also offers hope for those parents who have fallen short or started late in their child training. Experience the power and the promise of fathers who fear the Lord. “Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who delights greatly in His commandments. His descendants will be mighty on earth…” (Ps. 112:1-2). Fathers, your son (or daughter) is typically in your home for an average of 18-20 years before he ventures out independently to navigate his own little boat in this world’s turbulent waters. Until then, with God’s help, you, more than anyone else, have the greatest opportunity to shape him and mold him into the man he will eventually become. You’ve got one shot at being a father. Make it count. About the Authors Bert Farias is a former missionary and a disciple of Jesus Christ. He is the husband of a praying woman, and the father of a beloved son. He is a speaker, author, and blogger with a message of revival fire and holiness, with a passion to help restore the real spirit of Christianity in the Church today. One of his life’s greatest joys has been to father his son Daniel and observe the favor and blessing of the Lord on his life. Daniel Farias was privileged to be born into a godly home and an eternal inheritance. As a son of divine promise, Daniel possesses a sense of destiny with a real passion for the Lord and a consuming desire to be used for His purposes. He is presently a college student with a love for the arts.   Check out today's episode, share it and check out Bert's book on Amazon or get a limited-time discounted if you order a copy from his site http://holy-fire.org/ Bert's Blog, The Flaming Herald. Read Bert's column on Charisma Magazine. Steve Bremner clean 57:16 What Should I Write Next? http://stevebremner.com/2014/09/what-should-i-write-next/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/09/what-should-i-write-next/#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:09:33 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=14435 I Have a A Sincere Question For You, My Loyal Readers I thought I'd take a moment and ask you what would you like me to write about next? I've got about 8 drafts started or close to finished, two of which I believe need to age like fine wine and not rush to publish. One is on discipleship, which I'd like to do a lot more of before putting out a book on it (and share more stories from experience and not just theory). The other is on the Song of Solomon, my favorite book in the Bible, but [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/09/what-should-i-write-next/feed/ 0 Another Testimony About Praying For Neighbors http://stevebremner.com/2014/09/another-testimony-about-praying-for-neighbors/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/09/another-testimony-about-praying-for-neighbors/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 03:06:34 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=14445 I was bursting at the seams to share this testimony. When I first moved to Chorrillos, south of Lima, Peru nearly three years ago, I lived with my now-brother-in-law Ronald who did a LOT of ministry with youth and teenagers in our neighborhood called Los Cedros. God provided Ronald and his now-wife Nancy two teenaged girls in the neighborhood who were quite popular amongst their peers and were hungry to know Jesus. It became a domino effect; that was until their families found out we [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/09/another-testimony-about-praying-for-neighbors/feed/ 0 Review: The God Ask by Steve Shadrach http://stevebremner.com/2014/09/review-the-god-ask-by-steve-shadrach/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/09/review-the-god-ask-by-steve-shadrach/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:18:05 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=14406 From time to time I take a post on this blog to recommend books that I think are relevant to my audience. I'm a reading machine, and if I were to review every book I read, whether good or bad, this blog would be more of a review site than a blog. So, I truly wait until I feel like I should review one. That doesn't mean each time I review something it will be a five star review or a one star review where I'm totally bashing something. This is a book that I felt like I should recommend, especially [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/09/review-the-god-ask-by-steve-shadrach/feed/ 0 Despise Not the Day of Small Beginnings http://stevebremner.com/2014/09/despise-not-the-day-of-small-beginnings/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/09/despise-not-the-day-of-small-beginnings/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:08:50 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=14351 That’s the phrase that kept popping into my mind as I sat down to write this post. Normally I have a title after I’ve begun working on a post, but this time, I knew that’s what the title needs to be. The other night before heading for bed I saw my friend James had posted a Facebook status that was rather poignant, encouraging and profound. “Many opportunities are lost by those waiting for the goose that lays the golden egg, failing to realize the demand for normal geese eggs.” I [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/09/despise-not-the-day-of-small-beginnings/feed/ 0 Compatibility in Discipling Relationships http://stevebremner.com/2014/09/compatibility-in-discipling-relationships/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/09/compatibility-in-discipling-relationships/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:52:35 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=14263 In the world of technology, there’s a very simple (yet in reality very complex) concept called “compatibility.” For example, there’s certain apps that work on iphones, but if you try to use them on an android…good luck…it won’t work. While most people’s geek quotient (or “G.Q.”) is not high enough to explain why this reality exists (I am one of those people), a simple way to explain it is to say the iphone app is not compatible with the android phone. When we talk about compatibility [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/09/compatibility-in-discipling-relationships/feed/ 0 For Those Knocking The Ice Bucket Challenge as “Wasted Water” http://stevebremner.com/2014/09/for-those-knocking-the-ice-bucket-challenge-as-wasted-water/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/09/for-those-knocking-the-ice-bucket-challenge-as-wasted-water/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:53:41 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=14306 Note: Before reading my post, please know and understand I did not make any of the meme photos used in this blog myself, but found them on the internet. My use of them does not necessarily mean they reflect my own opinion, but are inserted only for food for thought and humor. Please bear that in mind as you read. Thanks! I accept the nomination. Who nominated me? Nobody. Can I still contribute something to the discussion anyway, in the form of a blog post and not a video of me dumping [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/09/for-those-knocking-the-ice-bucket-challenge-as-wasted-water/feed/ 0 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. 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,the longest bridge across water 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. 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/ 2 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