The Podcast with Marben Bland
Pastor, Blogger, and Entrepreneur Marben Bland talks to interesting people from all walks of life.
info_outline How to survive the blazing furnace 01/20/2021
How to survive the blazing furnace It is inauguration day, and regardless if you still cling to the belief that the election was stolen we all can agree that on Wednesday at noon the United States and its people will still be in a blazing furnace.
info_outline What Happened On January 6th 01/15/2021
What Happened On January 6th An informative discussion about the intersection of faith, the church, the government, and the pandemic during these challenging times. Featuring The Rev. Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown the Bandy Professor of Preaching at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, and the Rev. Elliott Robinson founded of the non-profit Creative Tension, Inc., and pastor of Nimno AME Church, in Nicholson, GA
info_outline Rev. Dr. G. Dianne Lewis 01/15/2021
Rev. Dr. G. Dianne Lewis Rev. Dr. G. Dianne Lewis is an Endorsed Federal Chaplain of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and is the Chief of Chaplain Services for the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia. She is a wife, mother, and a gifted pastor, teacher, and preacher. Rev. Dr. Lewis joins the Podcast as we discuss her career, her faith, and how to minister in a hospital setting in the middle of a pandemic.
info_outline It’s time for the lying to stop 01/12/2021
It’s time for the lying to stop As Christians, we are commanded to love our neighbors. When we speak and act in truth we are showing love to our neighbors. Paul in Ephesians 4:25 puts it boldly and correctly by saying …stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body.
info_outline New Year’s Eve Services 12/29/2020
New Year’s Eve Services Without question 2020 has been a difficult year. It has been a year where nearly everything has been questioned, nearly everything has been tested, and nearly everything has been debated including our faith. However, I come out this year more confident than ever that God is good, that God is powerful, that God loves us, and that God is in control. I come out of this year into the next year thankful to God and ready to give the Lord praise. Join New Bethel for three services of praise and worship to the Lord. First, at 6:00 PM on New Year’s Eve, we will have a 30-minute Watch Night Service. Then on New Year’s Day join us at 11:00 AM for a 30-minute service of praise, worship, and the word. Then on January 3rd join us for Sunday School at 10 and Worship including communion at 11:00. All of our services will be on zoom and on our New Bethel Facebook page. Check out our Facebook Page or the website nbcdublin.com for details. So until 6:00 PM on New Year’s Eve, blessings, peace, and love.
info_outline How to cope with the Christmas Blues 12/28/2020
How to cope with the Christmas Blues The Christmas season is generally thought of as a time of joy and love, but for many people, it’s a time of stress, depression, sadness, and loneliness. Dr. Omi Dobbins licensed professional counselor joins the podcast with advice on how to cope with the holiday blues which have been magnified during the COVID-19 pandemic.
info_outline What do the lonely do at Christmas? 12/28/2020
What do the lonely do at Christmas? What do the lonely do at Christmas? It is not some new concept, As scripture shows us having the blues, feeling grief, feeling a sense of loss has been around since the very first Christmas. And those feelings are a natural expression and they are as natural as the joyous expressions that are supposed to be so popular this time of year.
info_outline Glory to God in the highest heaven 12/21/2020
Glory to God in the highest heaven We are a shepherd because we have been told the wondrous news of the birth of the Messiah. We are a shepherd because we have been told that we can find the child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger. We are a shepherd because we have been told by a multitude of the heavenly host. Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors.
info_outline Kimberly Offutt 12/18/2020
Kimberly Offutt On Saturday, December 19th @ 3:00 PM Eastern Kimberly Offutt the author of They Need You Now. Joins us for the New Bethel Book Club. Get this important book now on Amazon. Kimberly has written a plea and a direct call to action for every follower of Christ who acknowledges the biblical mandate of James 1:27, to take care of the orphans
info_outline Prepare The Way Of The Lord 12/16/2020
Prepare The Way Of The Lord When Isaiah and John The Baptist said Prepare The Way Of The Lord the urgency of the message could not have been clearer. They are not saying prepare tomorrow, they are not saying prepare after the holidays, they are not saying prepare when the pandemic ends they are saying prepare now.
info_outline God wants us to know how to lose 12/15/2020
God wants us to know how to lose As foreign as it may look in a culture that glorifies winning and winners, God wants us to know how to lose. Jesus tells us in John 15:13 that there is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends. That is what this season of Advent is all about, love, giving, and lost.
info_outline Welcome To The Irrational Season 12/04/2020
Welcome To The Irrational Season Mary’s irrational act of faith, believing in God’s favor in our lives, should be the catalyst of our own irrational acts of faith. In this season of Advent, let us have our own irrational season, a time of stronger faith carrying us beyond Christmas into a new year.
info_outline January 5th Run-Off Election Update 11/19/2020
January 5th Run-Off Election Update With the January 5th runoffs in Georgia just around the corner, Janice Davis election expert joins the Podcast to provide guidance and education giving you all the information needed to go vote for the first time or back to vote again after doing so in November.
info_outline 2020 Election Pop Up Podcast 11/03/2020
2020 Election Pop Up Podcast Welcome to a special 2020 election pop up podcast. Today we will visit with three guests Carolyn McCune Adriane Love Adrick Ingram who have been with us on the Podcast as we check in on their races on the eve of the 2020 election.
info_outline Barbara Baylor 10/29/2020
Barbara Baylor Barbara Baylor is an independent Public Health leader and consultant with more than three decades of experience in global, national, state and local health policy and program implementation. She is the Founder and Owner of SunflowerLife Enterprises, a community health consulting company. Inspiring people to make lifestyle changes that promote good health, wellness and longevity. Barbara joins the podcast today to talk about her life, public health in a pandemic along with the wisdom and power God provides to us when we consider the Sunflower.
info_outline All Saints Day 10/27/2020
All Saints Day This Sunday in churches around the world worshipers will gather to commemorate, to commend, and to celebrate with earnest gratitude for the lives and deaths of the saints of our faith. All Saints Day is a solemn holy day where we remember the members of New Bethel who have died in the past year.
info_outline The Question Is 10/14/2020
The Question Is We must use Godly discernment to choose candidates who are in alignment with the values and principles of our faith. However, what happens with a candidate whose political positions match our Christian values but whose character is clearly not Godly?
info_outline Rev. Alan Hale Wicker 09/17/2020
Rev. Alan Hale Wicker The Reverend Allen Hale Wicker is the Presiding Elder of the Macon East District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Elder Wicker who leads 32 Middle Georgia AME churches including New Bethel joins the podcast to talk about the role of the Presiding Elder, the mission of the church in the Corvid era and the importance of voting in the 2020 election.