Dave Jackson, Living Jesus at Work and Play

I stumbled into podcasting like most everything else- accidentally!  Even with years of FM Radio under my belt, I was still behind the tech curve of Podcasting.  Thank goodness for my Mentor, Dave Jackson!

I found Dave while searching for content from Kenn Blanchard (future show guest and brother from another mother).  Seems there are actually people out there that are interested in helping you begin and grow your podcast-the Right Way!

Over the last few years Dave has become not only a Podcasting Mentor-but a Great Friend.  One of the most humble and transparent guys I know, Dave is a natural teacher and leader.

Join us as we chat about Living our Faith, intentionally.  Not necessarily preaching the corner, but bringing Jesus into every aspect of our personal and public lives.

You can learn more about Dave Jackson at The School of Podcasting

Milam Byers, Growing up a Preachers Kid

Milam Byers

I first met Milam Byers in 1987, he was the middle brother of my new found friend, Josh Byers.  Some called us fast friends, but that would be a huge understatement!  Josh and I soon became staples in each others households.  Life was good and friends were better!

In 1989 their dad, Lloyd, was called to plant a church in Sparks Nevada.  Thankfully our friendships stuck and I’ve kept up with the Byers Boys all these years.  I’m stoked to have Milam headline my first show!

Milam’s entire family has been involved in the ‘Ministry’ for years.
In this show he shares his experiences about growing up a “PK” Preachers Kid, moving, loosing, life struggles and fatherhood.

Like the best laid plans of mice and men, Milam had absolutely no intention of working in the ‘Ministry’ as an adult; his mind was set against it….till he was called!  From rocking the guitar across the globe, shepherding bands on the road, and now connecting sports stars with hungry kids in Jesus name, Milam is ministering around the World!

A dedicated husband and father of almost 4 Milam lives with his family in Nashville, TN.

There’s a great deal more to his story and you can look forward to it in future installments of MCM.

Find Milam on Instagram


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16 Years and Counting…..

Sixteen Years Ago Today, she said “I Do”.  I can prove it too, I have it on VHS.  I’m pretty sure neither of us knew what we were in for, most especially her.  I’m told that I was a pretty crummy partner for at least the first 5 years.  What do you say to that?  Sorry?

I thought everything was ‘Ok’, little did I know that I really sucked as a new Husband!  How bad?  She was unhappy enough to consider leaving (only to tell me years later).  I had No Idea!  It’s so easy to miss the obvious, when you’re only focusing on yourself.

Men have that problem.  We’re our own worst enemy: Self (ishness). Think about it…it’s the truth, and the worst part is, we’re reluctant to change!  We get comfortable loving ourselves more than anything.  Then we marry and now we’re expected to Love someone else as Christ loved the Church (that he laid down his life for it).  Who knew, I wonder if we sleep through that part of the pre-marriage counsel?

It took me a while, living with a Very persistent wife, who expected me to be the Husband I agreed to be on that Beautiful day in March 1999, to come to my senses.  I’ve still a long way to go/grow, but I think I’m on the right track now.  Sixteen years…wow!

Jesus, Thank you for Love-it Never Fails!


It will end badly…

I’ll admit it-I enjoy watching Professional Football.  While not a Super-fan, you know those that body paint themselves and go shirtless in the snow (I rarely go shirtless in July), I do enjoy watching the game and pulling for ‘my team’.

Now, with the Bowl upon us, there are news stories everywhere trying to catch every angle of the happenings.  It was in that melee I found a story that really broke my heart and spurned me to post, for the first time, in this new blog.

I read about the Championship Winning Quarterback, Tom Brady.  The article touched on all things Brady and even discussed his future in Foxborough.  It was in that article Tom Brady’s future was more than predicted, it was self-declared, and I’m not talking about Foxborough anymore Toto.

When discussing a large glass Menorah in his home Brady stated:

“We’re not Jewish. But I think we’re into everything,” Brady said. “I don’t know what I believe. I think there’s a belief system, I’m just not sure what it is.” from NFL.com

Sadly there is so much patently wrong with that statement.  I could break it down (and may do that at a later date), but assume that the reader of this blog-Modern Christian Men-has a pretty good idea of where I’d wind up.

There is but one Way.  There is but One Truth.  There is but One Life.  All of those were self-declared by Jesus himself in John 14:6.  To live any other way is in direct conflict with Scripture.

Am I beating up on a World Champion Professional Football Player? Not Hardly!  I’m just bringing to light a point that a great deal of us may miss every single day.  There is a world around us, dying from misinformation-or no information at all.  You know what information I’m speaking of…simply, the world Still Needs Jesus.

Is there hope for Brady, your abusive uncle or even your lost son?  Yes times Infinity-there is always Hope-and it’s our Job as Modern Christian Men to share that Hope with those lost and dying without it.

Cale Nelson-

please excuse the mess, the site is almost finished and the podcast is coming soon!