Live Podcast With The Night Owl Country Band and Others

Tonight, Saturday, March 17th, Nashville recording artists – the Night Owl Country Band will be joining us LIVE from Willow Leaves of Hope (IN). We will be talking with each person in the band and also share some live music during the podcast. Joining us as well during this podcast special will be Kevin Spencer and Sarah Lee Chapman to round out a great night of Gospel Music. It’s going to be great music, and great conversation – all live from Willow Leaves of Hope.

Here is the link to listen live AND also to listen at any time after the live podcast! Yes if you miss it live, you can still hear it at your convenience here.

Oh yeah, as a side note (how can a Pastor forget the food!) if you are in Central Indiana and would like to attend, there’s an all-you-can-eat Fried Fish and Chicken dinner. Here’s the Facebook Event Page for the show.

 

Special Podcast Tonight at 7 pm – Remembering Billy Graham

Join the Ed Boston Podcast Network tonight at 7 pm eastern as we pay tribute to a wonderful man of God – the Rev. Billy Graham. During this live podcast, we will look at his life, his legacy, and some of his “favorites”.

Here is the link to the podcast. Use it to join the live show, and you can also use the same link to listen at any time after the podcast, in our archive files.

Remembering Billy Graham

Angry? No! – Time To Double Down? You Betcha!

A friend sent me a screenshot of my Twitter page that showed this. img_5009

Now it would be easy to get angry, which was my initial reaction, but I’m going to take this as a challenge. I’m not going to stay angry or upset about this, I’m making this another of the many reasons to double down on the work I do with my online ministry.

I did put the follow question to Twitter about why my post was labeled “sensitive material”, but as of this time – no response.

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If or when I get a response, I will share it.

For now, I’m still going to pray that God will heal our land.

New Feature: Let’s See What Countries Listen to the Ed Boston Podcast

While the United States, Great Britain, and Canada would be the obvious choices for the leading places that listen to the Ed Boston Podcast, there are literally listeners from dozens of different countries around the world.

In a new feature, we will give a short shout-out to a different country that we have listeners from every few days, with a little background on each place we list.

Some places (like today’s feature) are very interesting to us, and show the power and reach of the World Wide Web. We take it very seriously that the Gospel of Jesus Christ we preach is able to go places that we would never personally be able to go.

With today’s post, we will highlight Sri Lanka. The really surprising aspect of Sri Lanka being on the list is that it currently is the #4 country for listeners. The rankings change pretty regularly, but we would have never guessed this country being #4.

From Wikipedia:

Sri Lanka is the 58th most populated nation in the world, with roughly 21,444,000 people, and an annual population growth rate of 1.14%. Sri Lanka has a birth rate of 17.6 births per 1,000 people and a death rate of 6.2 deaths per 1,000 people. Population density is highest in western Sri Lanka, especially in and around the capital.  Sinhalese constitute the largest ethnic group in the country, with 74.8% of the total population.

Sri Lankan Tamils are the second major ethnic group in the island, with a percentage of 11.2%. Sri Lankan Moors comprise 9.2%. Tamils of Indian origin were brought into the country as indentured laborers by British colonists to work on estate plantations. Nearly 50% of them were repatriated following independence in 1948. They are distinguished from the native Tamil population that has resided in Sri Lanka since ancient times. There are also small ethnic groups such as the Burghers (of mixed European descent) and Malays from Southeast Asia. Moreover, there is a small population of  Vedda people who are believed to be the original indigenous group to inhabit the island.

Languages

The distribution of languages and religious groups in Sri Lanka, 1981

Sinhalese and Tamil are the two official languages of Sri Lanka. The Constitution defines English as the link language. English is widely used for education, scientific and commercial purposes. Members of the Burgher community speak variant forms of Portuguese Creole and Dutch with varying proficiency, while members of the Malay community speak a form of Creole Malay that is unique to the island.

Religion

Sri Lanka religiosity (Pew Research)
Religion Percent
Buddhist
70%
Hindu
13%
Muslim
10%
Christian
7%
Other
0.04%
Source: Census of Population and Housing, 2011

 

Darci Lynne – More Than a Puppet Girl

Friend of the podcast, Darci Lynne wants people to know her as more than just a ventriloquist

if you’ve heard her sing in her own voice, you know that her voice is beautiful in itself.

Read the article below from Just Jarad Jr about some of the big dreams this young lady has. If her America’s Got Talent performances are any indication, I wouldn’t bet against her.

Ed

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Darci Lynne Farmer might have just won America’s Got Talent last year, but she has dreams beyond just being a ventriloquist.

In a recent interview, the reigning champ reveals that while yes, she won the show as a ventriloquist, but she wants to do more than just that.

“I really want to do it all,” Darci shares. “I don’t just want to be known as the puppet girl. I want to be an artist.”

She adds that she loves “acting and would like to do TV shows, movies, Broadway. When I was on AGT, I was also doing musical theater in Oklahoma. It was very fun.”

That sounds like a plan — but she’s only 13, so some of those dreams are on hold for now — especially if she’s planning to stay put in Oklahoma.

“Oklahoma is my home,” Darci adds. “It’s definitely slower paced than California. I have so many friends and family here. My church is here. And I love my school.”

Our Latest Podcast Focused On The Vince McMahon, XFL Press Conference

The latest edition from the Ed Boston Podcast Network is up. Titled: Sports: Recapping The Vince McMahon XFL Relaunch Press Conference, Ed rehashed the press conference statement by statement and question by question.

The hear the entire podcast on Blog Talk Radio – CLICK HERE.