FREDTalks presents ideas worth sharing through podcasts on leadership, education, and technology.
info_outline Unleashing Your Imagination 04/12/2021
Unleashing Your Imagination Albert Einstein said that "Imagination is more important than knowledge." But how do we expand our thinking in this way? How do we unleash imagination in order to make our minds perform at their highest capacity? Learn 7 ways to cultivate a powerful imagination in this episode of FREDTalks.
info_outline Growing a Backbone 04/05/2021
Growing a Backbone In this episode of FREDTalks, we enter into the field of Leadership and explore the need for today's leaders to present themselves as convictional people. A great part of this has to do with having moral courage to lead. To do that, one has to have a backbone. This episode will explore how to "Grow a Backbone" and, as a part of that, avoiding the common problem of becoming emotionally crippled and incapable of leading at a high level.
info_outline How We Should Think About Technology as Christian Higher Educators 03/29/2021
How We Should Think About Technology as Christian Higher Educators Professors have lots of opinions about the use of technology. Some good. Some bad. But here we are, in the thick of the Digital Revolution. What is a balanced way to think about technology so we can avoid its negatives and take advantage of its positives? Find out on this episode of FREDTalks podcast.
info_outline Christian Teaching and the Use of Educational Technology 03/22/2021
Christian Teaching and the Use of Educational Technology Christian teachers and college professors have a tremendous responsibility to prepare men and women for life. In what ways can educational technology play a role and help equip today's young adults to make an impact and to meet their potential?
info_outline How the Digital Age is Impacting Christian Higher Education 03/15/2021
How the Digital Age is Impacting Christian Higher Education The age of technology has changed everything. But in what ways is our world different? How have we as individuals been changed? What challenges do we face and how should Christian educators in higher education respond?
info_outline Ten Secrets to Better Lecturing 03/01/2021
Ten Secrets to Better Lecturing One of the most commonly-used form of instruction in academic classrooms is the lecture. But whether a professor uses lecture seldomly or frequently, when he or she does-- it is important that the lecture is educationally potent and pedagogically powerful. Listen to this episode of FREDTalks to learn more about the secrets of better lecturing, in hopes that you will connect with the elusive "teaching moment"-- where students are forever changed by the impact of an effective teacher.
info_outline The Difference Between Teaching at a Church and at a College: A Tale of Two Causes 02/22/2021
The Difference Between Teaching at a Church and at a College: A Tale of Two Causes The Difference Between Teaching at a Church and at a College is real, but sometimes Christian Educators miss it. Christian Education occurs in both church settings and college or seminary settings, but the roles and responsibilities of a Pastor are different form those of a Professor. And the goals of a church are different than the goals of a college or institution of higher learning. Learn what those are and how to teach in both venues with excellence.
info_outline A Tale of Two Classrooms: Advice to Professors and Professors-To-Be 02/15/2021
A Tale of Two Classrooms: Advice to Professors and Professors-To-Be In this podcast episode, join Dr. Freddy Cardoza as the addresses how to come to terms with the two different extremes of academic classrooms a professor will face: The Motivated Classroom and the Meme Classroom. These two scenarios will be described in detail and tips will be given on how to teach each group.
info_outline The Two Problems in Higher Education: Teachers and Learners 02/08/2021
The Two Problems in Higher Education: Teachers and Learners In this episode, FREDTalks host Dr. Freddy Cardoza speaks about The Two Problems in Higher Education and then discusses problems that can plague the learning environment when teachers and learners fail to fulfill their responsibilities in the teaching-learning enterprise.
info_outline Understanding Education 02/04/2021
Understanding Education What is education? How should we define and describe it? How does education relate to teaching and learning? These are the types of questions explored in this episode of FREDTalks Podcast as Dr. Freddy Cardoza explains the nature of education and challenges professors not only to be content experts-- but experts in facilitating learning.
info_outline Episode 046, What Mature Christians Should Know 05/19/2017
Episode 046, What Mature Christians Should Know What should Christians know? Is there a body of beliefs that represent what it means to be a Christian? Are there essential ideas that comprise a Christian way of thinking? Is there such a thing as a biblical worldview? Are there truths that, if known, could help us live with more certainty? Should people expect to live their lives in spiritual confusion? These are the types of questions answered in this podcast, Episode 002 - What Mature Christians Should Know. Take the journey with Podcast Seminary Dean, Dr. Freddy Cardoza, long-time pastor and professor, who explores the idea with you, to help equip you to grow in your faith. Don't forge to subscribe! Like it? Share it! Get Five Amazing Freebies when you join our Wow! (Following the official site launch on May 21, 2017)
info_outline Episode 043, Fearless: The Psychology of Fear 04/29/2017
Episode 043, Fearless: The Psychology of Fear All people deal with fear from time to time. But for men, the phenomenon of fear strikes at the epicenter of our hearts. Fear threatens our sense of adequacy and produces profound emotions within us-- none of them good. In this promotional episode for Podcast Seminary, our new show, you will learn about the nature and psychology of fear. Host Freddy Cardoza does an autopsy of the fear factor that rattles even the hardest of hardcore men among us. If you're a man, this study is for you. If you're a woman who cares about the men in your life, you'll want to listen and share this episode with others. Those who listen to this podcast are challenged to FEAR(less) and to be FEAR(LESS)! to the new show, Podcast Seminary
info_outline Episode 042, Understanding Your Broken Moral Compass 04/11/2017
Episode 042, Understanding Your Broken Moral Compass Why do we do some of the things we do? What mysteries lie beneath human behavior, including bad behavior? How can some people make decisions that harm themselves and others, and still live with themselves? How can people who do horrible things look themselves in the mirror? How do sociopaths slip that far into such a dark place? And, even if we are good people, how do we do sometimes do bad things without feeling bad about them? This session deals with the issue of the "broken moral compass." We'll talk about: Keeping secrets from ourselves The effects of lying to or ignoring our conscience How to make decisions by understanding the difference between "matters of conviction, conscience, and choice" The different conditions our conscience can have (strong, weak, seared), and what each of them means. Join us in this exciting discovery of our own hearts and the deep recesses of the human condition. It'll help you understand yourself and others better, leading to better relationships with people and with God.
info_outline Episode 041, The New You, How Satan Uses Your Weaknesses Against You 02/23/2017
Episode 041, The New You, How Satan Uses Your Weaknesses Against You How Does Satan Use Your Weaknesses Against You? That's what we discover in this podcast episode. In Part 2 of a 6 part series, we'll discuss things like: What is Sin? Why Are We Attracted to Sin? Two Types of Sin Four Sources of Sin Three Categories of Sin Sin's Ability to Attract and Lure Us The Novelty of Sin These are some of the most important insights I have come to understand on the nature of sin and how Satan uses our weaknesses to exploit us. Join me as we explore these truths from the pages of scripture and delve deeply into the human heart and personal psyche.
info_outline Episode 040 The New You Part 1 of 6 Becoming Conscious of Your Conscience Cardoza 02/09/2017
Episode 040 The New You Part 1 of 6 Becoming Conscious of Your Conscience Cardoza In this important series, we'll explore how to overcome our besetting sins in order to become our best selves. Session 1 explores the human conscience. In this first dynamic session, we learn about: human nature how humans were originally created and what happened to us what the conscience is and how it works how we are unique and different than other life forms how to ensure that our conscience works for us and not against us Join this important study and look for future episodes in this new series created by Dr. Freddy Cardoza. For more information see and check out
info_outline FREDTalks Podcast | Episode 039, Faith or Fake (Christian Parenting Seminar) 11/10/2016
FREDTalks Podcast | Episode 039, Faith or Fake (Christian Parenting Seminar) Faith or Fake: Helping Your Child Develop an Authentic Faith (1 Hour+ Audio Podcast, delivered live at Saddleback Church, Irvine South Campus, Irvine, California, 2016). View the exciting slide deck and follow along by manually advancing slides while you listen! Fake or Faith: Helping Your Child Develop an Authentic Faith from Freddy Cardoza Click the […] The post Faith or Fake: Helping Your Child Develop an Authentic Faith (FREDTalks, Episode 039) appeared first on SOAPBOX.NETWORK.
info_outline Introduction to Discipleship | Course Introduction (Podcast Seminary, Episode 1) 08/22/2016
Introduction to Discipleship | Course Introduction (Podcast Seminary, Episode 1) Session 1: The Bible on Discipleship Includes: What a Disciple Is Six Key Principles of Discipleship Seven Biblical Characteristics of Good Disciplers Session 2: What Genuine Discipleship Produces Includes: Defining and Describing Discipleship How the Old and New Testaments Viewed Discipleship 10 Outcomes of Genuine Biblical Discipleship Session 3: […] The post Introduction to Discipleship | Course Introduction (Podcast Seminary, Episode 1) appeared first on SOAPBOX.NETWORK.
info_outline Christianity (DigitalDiscipler, Episode 004) 03/05/2016
Christianity (DigitalDiscipler, Episode 004) Introduction Christianity is the world’s largest religion with over 2 Billion professing believers. Christianity developed from the Jewish faith, with Jesus of Nazareth, a Jew, being identified as the Messiah of the World. Christianity spread rapidly, ultimately becoming the official religion of the Roman Empire, in addition to spreading into the Eastern Hemisphere. This made […] The post Understanding Christianity: Contrasted with Other World Religions (DigitalDiscipler, Episode 004) appeared first on SOAPBOX.NETWORK.
info_outline Islam (DigitalDiscipler, Episode 003) 03/05/2016
Islam (DigitalDiscipler, Episode 003) Introduction Islam is a religion with, according to some, up to 1.6 Billion followers worldwide. It is a faith that arose from the Saudi Arabia, but grew throughout Arabia, into broader Asia, Europe, and Africa, then beyond. The history of Islam is complex. The Quran documents the development of Islamic thought and the Hadiths provide […] The post Understanding Islam: From a Christian Perspective (DigitalDiscipler, Episode 003) appeared first on SOAPBOX.NETWORK.
info_outline Episode 035, Hinduism 02/16/2016
Episode 035, Hinduism Introduction Hinduism is an enormous faith tradition having hundreds of millions of adherents worldwide. Join DigitalDiscipler as we explore the essential teachings and practices of the Hindu Faith by downloading our podcast or by listening along while scrolling through the slide show provided below. Then share it with others who might want to learn more! […] The post Understanding Hinduism: From a Christian Perspective (DigitalDiscipler, Episode 001) appeared first on SOAPBOX.NETWORK.
info_outline Episode 33, God is Just 08/22/2015
Episode 33, God is Just The Count of Monte Cristo is a stirring classic novel surrounding the adventures of Edmond Dantês. Edmond had it all. He was a man of faith, talented, and handsome. Following a long seafaring trip, Edmond is unexpectedly elevated to ship captain and is set to marry the raven-haired beauty, Mercédès. But before they could tie the knot, three unlikely, jealous, and greedy men conspire to have him thrown in jail.To maintain the secret of their betrayal, Edmond is publicized as dead but is privately locked away in the dreadful island dungeon, Chateau d'If. Believing Edmond has been executed, Mercédès is inconsolable.She is tricked into marrying Fernand Mondego, Edmond’s best friend— the man secretly responsible for having him put away. Hopeless, bitter, and forgotten, Edmond nearly loses his faith. He is being punished for a crime he didn’t commit, while the guilty parties go free. God seemed nowhere to be found. But Edmond ultimately escapes and, after many years, both he and the evil-doing trio get their just rewards. Like Edmond in the Count of Monte Cristo, the Old Testament Prophet Ezekiel saw God’s people suffer what appeared to be coarse injustice. But as time unfolded, they came to realize that God is always just—even when life seems unfair. Join us as we learn more about this important attribute of God that will help you in your spiritual maturity.
info_outline Episode 030, How to Know God's Will 07/30/2015
Episode 030, How to Know God's Will Knowing God's Will is one of the most important yet most vexing issues in the Christian life. People feel the need to know God and to understand what He is doing in their lives, but are often at a loss about how to discern His Voice.