Steve Bremner | Author, Podcaster & Missionary to Peru http://stevebremner.com Author, Podcaster & Missionary to Peru Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:07:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 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 How Should We Respond to World Vision? | Podcast with Zack Hunt http://stevebremner.com/2014/04/how-should-we-respond-to-world-vision-podcast-with-zack-hunt/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/04/how-should-we-respond-to-world-vision-podcast-with-zack-hunt/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 03:09:33 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=13525 This week I got to have on the podcast Zack Hunt, author of the popular blog, The American Jesus. We discussed the origins and inspiration of The American Jesus, and how a blogger can walk the fine line of being poignant and being humorous. We also discuss the polarization that faith-based movies are causing in the Christian subculture and what should our reaction be to it. It was a real privilege for me because I've been following Zack's often humorous and oft-poignant blog for about a year, [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/04/how-should-we-respond-to-world-vision-podcast-with-zack-hunt/feed/ 0 culture wars,noah movie,the american jesus,world vision,zack hunt This week I got to have on the podcast Zack Hunt, author of the popular blog, The American Jesus. - We discussed the origins and inspiration of The American Jesus, and how a blogger can walk the fine line of being poignant and being humorous. This week I got to have on the podcast Zack Hunt, author of the popular blog, The American Jesus. We discussed the origins and inspiration of The American Jesus, and how a blogger can walk the fine line of being poignant and being humorous. We also discuss the polarization that faith-based movies are causing in the Christian subculture and what should our reaction be to it. It was a real privilege for me because I've been following Zack's often humorous and oft-poignant blog for about a year, and have come to appreciate him as we have very similar sensibilities, even if we're coming from things at different angles. A mutual friend got me in touch with him some months ago and we were scheduled to record a podcast the same day my wife and I wound up going to the hospital and all the events which led to us having our baby a couple of days afterward. Then when we finally re-scheduled, the situation with World Vision and the slew of faith-oriented movies coming out in Hollywood gave us much to talk about. It's almost like it was better that we talked now instead of back in February. God's got perfect timing with these things, eh? In the second half of the show we discuss the mess surrounding what has happened with World Vision and its stance on hiring employees who are in gay marriages, resulting in 10,000 child sponsorships dropped when Christians cancelled their sponsorships after hearing of this news. Forty-eight hours later, World Vision reversed course but the number of people who re-sponsored was but a trickle compared the exodus a few days prior. How are we do move past this mess as a body of believers? Who’s right, and who’s wrong? Is this truly a black and white issue over righteousness? It’s a sticky situation, with no clear winners but Zack shares his insights after having participated in a conference call with the president of World Vision. We encourage you to listen to this discussion today which hopefully can be a bridge and not pour more gasoline on this fire. Visit Zack's blog, The American Jesus. World vision's website: http://www.worldvision.org/ 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. If you would like to subscribe to us using another podcatcher, please use the following feed: http://fireonyourhead.libsyn.com/rss   Like The Fire On Your Head Podcast on Facebook     Steve Bremner clean 1:24:30 Why I Will Not Be Giving Away My New Book Free | Podcast http://stevebremner.com/2014/04/why-i-will-not-be-giving-away-my-new-book-free-podcast/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/04/why-i-will-not-be-giving-away-my-new-book-free-podcast/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 23:26:25 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=13505 This week we're trying something a little different. This week I recorded an episode of the Fire On Your Head podcast solo. That means this week there is no guest. This is the first time I've recorded a podcast this way in nearly 7 years. In the past I've made 5-10 minute introductions often times before getting to the recorded interviews. This time, it's just 35 minutes or so of me sharing from my heart and updating you on a few things; my latest book, and why I won't be giving it away [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/04/why-i-will-not-be-giving-away-my-new-book-free-podcast/feed/ 0 faith,fatherhood,podcasting,speaking in tongues,testimonies,updates,writing This week we're trying something a little different. - This week I recorded an episode of the Fire On Your Head podcast solo. That means this week there is no guest. - This is the first time I've recorded a podcast this way in nearly 7 years. This week we're trying something a little different. This week I recorded an episode of the Fire On Your Head podcast solo. That means this week there is no guest. This is the first time I've recorded a podcast this way in nearly 7 years. In the past I've made 5-10 minute introductions often times before getting to the recorded interviews. This time, it's just 35 minutes or so of me sharing from my heart and updating you on a few things; my latest book, and why I won't be giving it away free; and the birth of my first daughter (around the 13 minute mark), along with sharing the encouraging testimony about how God used many of you to provide for our emergency C-section. I really wanted to record a podcast this way because in some ways it's easier to make bullet points in Word and then speak to my microphone than it is to write everything I need to update on. I encourage you to give these 35 minutes a listen since there's something you can get when you have face-to-face conversation with someone that reading a blog post will never give you. Alright I know a podcast is not face-to-face, but I felt this was the most appropriate way to express myself with these matters. More specifically, Lili and I really wanted to share publicly how God provided and take you through a bit of the story-telling for how this all worked out. Doing that in writing would take way longer than I have time for. Plus, I need to contribute to the noise about the Noah movie and World Vision. Again, thank you those of you who donated and helped Lili and I pay our medical expenses with our new daughter Jemina Esther Bremner with our Gofundme campaign. We received about $900 more than we were asking for. Your generosity blew us away! Check out this episode of the podcast on Libsyn.com Bonuses If you want to check out the new book, you can download the first three chapters on NoiseTrade.com. If you do buy the book whether on Amazon (Kindle version or paperback) or from our online store (for ePub version), just forward me your receipt or proof of purchase and we'll throw in the audio version free. Currently my previous book The Imperishable Seed of Christ is completely free there for a limited time. Make sure to get it if you haven't already read it. I know what I said in the show about giving stuff away for free, but this is the only exception I'm making. Steve Bremner clean 35:01 Missionary Tip #3: Learn the Language http://stevebremner.com/2014/03/missionary-tip-3-learn-the-language/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/03/missionary-tip-3-learn-the-language/#comments Sat, 22 Mar 2014 18:55:18 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=13459 This tip might seem like a no-brainer, but I'm amazed how many missionary friends I have who basically budget for their support to factor in paying for a translator. For years. Now, I realize when you first go to the new country, or you are on a short term trip, it's not likely you'll have learned the language beyond pointing at items on a menu and sharing greetings. But I know people who've been on the field over a decade and still don't speak the language. Who need to travel with an interpreter [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/03/missionary-tip-3-learn-the-language/feed/ 0 How To Put Non-Amazon e-books on Your Kindle http://stevebremner.com/2014/03/how-to-put-non-amazon-e-books-on-your-kindle/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/03/how-to-put-non-amazon-e-books-on-your-kindle/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:56:06 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=13449 If you have ever gotten an ebook that you can read on your Kindle, but you didn't buy it or obtain it from Amazon, don't worry. Placing it on your Kindle is quite easy. I recently gave away Kindle books of mine, and I was surprised to see 80% of the people who downloaded them wrote me back asking how to put it on their Kindle device. Some even searched for software to use to 'convert' the file to another file type they assumed it needed to be in order to work on their Kindle device. Take a [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/03/how-to-put-non-amazon-e-books-on-your-kindle/feed/ 1 Hungry for a Fresh Touch http://stevebremner.com/2014/03/hungry-for-a-fresh-touch/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/03/hungry-for-a-fresh-touch/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:15:20 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=13437 ?§m? / Foter / CC BY-NCIn a recent post I mentioned the impact the late Evangelist Steve Hill has had on my life. On Friday Lili and I watched the memorial service live online, and we have been really stirred up in a fresh way concerning the presence of God and revival in our lives. As a result, we've watched a few YouTube videos of him preaching during the revival in the 1990s, starting especially with this one after seeing many people share it on Facebook: You Can't Have it! I introduced [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/03/hungry-for-a-fresh-touch/feed/ 0 What’s On My Kindle? March 17th, 2014 Edition http://stevebremner.com/2014/03/whats-on-my-kindle-march-17th-2014-edition/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/03/whats-on-my-kindle-march-17th-2014-edition/#comments Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:57:38 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=13404 I thought I'd try something new on my blog, designed as a way to discuss openly what I'm reading, even if I haven't finished it yet. I don't know how other people organize their Kindle devices, but I have some books that are always on them at any given moment, such as Bible translations, which never changes. But I also have an "anxious to read" list, which has over 50 titles on it, and then between 7-9 of them graduate to my "currently reading list". I never read just one book at a time [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/03/whats-on-my-kindle-march-17th-2014-edition/feed/ 0 Missionary Tip #2: Your Culture Is Not Better Than Theirs http://stevebremner.com/2014/03/missionary-tip-2-your-culture-is-not-better-than-theirs/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/03/missionary-tip-2-your-culture-is-not-better-than-theirs/#comments Sat, 15 Mar 2014 17:15:32 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=13362 When traveling abroad, if you are a citizen from what's commonly referred to as a first world country, and you are traveling to a more developing nation commonly referred to as a third world country, you may need to be given this tip. I sure need to be reminded of it over and over. Your culture and its norms are not better or worse than the one you're in. They are simply different. I see newbie and even veteran missionaries both on the ground and from following them online and see both making [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/03/missionary-tip-2-your-culture-is-not-better-than-theirs/feed/ 0 Buy My New Book & Get The Audio Version Free http://stevebremner.com/2014/03/get-9-lies-people-believe-about-speaking-in-tongues-50-in-bonuses/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/03/get-9-lies-people-believe-about-speaking-in-tongues-50-in-bonuses/#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:37:52 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=13324 Greetings friends! My latest book, 9 Lies People Believe About Speaking in Tongues: Crushing Myths and Fallacies about the Wonderful Gift God Gives Freely is now available on Amazon and in ePub format at our online store. I've been stunned to see how God has already been using it in the lives of proofreaders and early reviewers. Starting today, March 24th, if you purchase a copy of it in either paperback or the Kindle version and forward me your receipt, I'll give you the audiobook version [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/03/get-9-lies-people-believe-about-speaking-in-tongues-50-in-bonuses/feed/ 0 Steve Hill’s Impact on My Life http://stevebremner.com/2014/03/steve-hills-impact-on-my-life/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/03/steve-hills-impact-on-my-life/#comments Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:33:36 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=13352 The other night, Evangelist Steve Hill went on to receive his reward from the Lord after a years-long battle with cancer. For those who follow my blog and do not know who that is, he was the lightning rod God used to spark the Brownsville Revival, which in turn birthed the Bible school I went to in Pensacola, and later Charlotte. The revival or the Pensacola Outpouring as it was also called, ran strong in the late 90s, attracting millions of people from around the world, with hundreds of thousands [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/03/steve-hills-impact-on-my-life/feed/ 1 Missionary Tip #1: Tell People Who You Are! http://stevebremner.com/2014/03/missionary-tip-1-tell-people-who-you-are/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/03/missionary-tip-1-tell-people-who-you-are/#comments Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:03:39 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=13306 I just got an email this morning that was sent to my email address for Fire Press. I get a lot of spam, or weird pleas for money or sometimes rebukes for things of which I have no idea what blog post the sender is referring to. This time I had a fundraising appeal for someone going on missions. The letter went into significant detail as to what they will be doing, who they will be working with, and how much money they need. That information was all good. So what was wrong with it? They [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/03/missionary-tip-1-tell-people-who-you-are/feed/ 0 Welcome Jemina Esther Bremner Santillan into the world! http://stevebremner.com/2014/02/welcome-jemina-esther-bremner-santillan-into-the-world/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/02/welcome-jemina-esther-bremner-santillan-into-the-world/#comments Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:30:20 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=13293 Hey friends, you may have noticed we were not on the internet much during the last week. You might have also seen our YouTube video explaining our GoFundMe campaign where we raised the money to be able to pay for Lili's C-section. We had only made about 1/3 of our goal with the Tee Shirts. But, in the next day, we received a total of $1000 in donations from some of you anonymously giving towards us, which “covered” our goal — at least the one we had before going to the hospital last [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/02/welcome-jemina-esther-bremner-santillan-into-the-world/feed/ 0 Is It Necessary For Christians to Attend Church Meetings? | Podcast http://stevebremner.com/2014/02/is-it-necessary-for-christians-to-attend-church-meetings-podcast/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/02/is-it-necessary-for-christians-to-attend-church-meetings-podcast/#comments Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:25:20 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=13225 I originally recorded this podcast episode in early January. I knew when recording it I was going to hold on to it since the content of the discussion was ever-green. I knew I was going to be having some new guests on the podcast (primarily Praying Medic and Dan Silva) and wanted to save this discussion with Dr Crosby until after I had recorded and published those ones, then publish this one possibly during the inevitable hiatus that having my first child is going to cause this show to go on [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/02/is-it-necessary-for-christians-to-attend-church-meetings-podcast/feed/ 0 discipleship,dr stephen r crosby,house churches,podcast I originally recorded this podcast episode in early January. I knew when recording it I was going to hold on to it since the content of the discussion was ever-green. I knew I was going to be having some new guests on the podcast (primarily Praying Med... I originally recorded this podcast episode in early January. I knew when recording it I was going to hold on to it since the content of the discussion was ever-green. I knew I was going to be having some new guests on the podcast (primarily Praying Medic and Dan Silva) and wanted to save this discussion with Dr Crosby until after I had recorded and published those ones, then publish this one possibly during the inevitable hiatus that having my first child is going to cause this show to go on for an undetermined number of months. Then shortly afterward I was invited to be on a radio show about the pros and cons of house churches. After that discussion I decided to edit this episode and make a point of publishing it. That was until today I started seeing all over the Twitterverse and blogosphere people discussing or reacting to Donald Miller no longer regularly attending church. At first I thought, who cares? I technically don't attend church and it's not based on any of the reasons his detractors insist are his motives for no longer attending. Then I realized now is as good of a time as any to put this mp3 out there into the discussion. Looks like we have another sacred cow to barbecue. This week Dr. Stephen Crosby and I discuss loving our neighbours on a practical level. We've touched on this in past discussions, but spend a whole hour talking about a few benefits and challenges to meeting in house churches as opposed to 'institutional' churches. We discuss what the house church movement gets wrong and what they get right. And in light of the current brouhaha over Donald Miller, it's worth mentioning that we talked about what "meeting together" truly looked like in first century Israel for believers in Christ. We also get talking about why some people who are not in cultures where their faith is persecuted would resort to house churches instead of meeting in "large buildings", and talk about the all-important role that love has in our impact we can have on our neighbours and culture around us. Links: Why I Don’t Go to Church Very Often, a Follow Up Blog by Donald Miller 5 Things The House Church Movement is Getting Right 5 Things The House Church Movement is Getting Wrong (both by Steve Bremner) Check out BadChurchExperience.com 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. If you would like to subscribe to us using another podcatcher, please use the following feed: http://fireonyourhead.libsyn.com/rss   Like The Fire On Your Head Podcast on Facebook     Steve Bremner clean 1:07:57