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A show where Tabletop Roleplaying Game enthusiasts Speak Dicely together! Our host, Teni Brant, loves hearing roleplaying stories, debating rules, and discussing how to write better stories for our games. This podcast has an emphasis on Dungeons and Dragons, and is a branch of the Dicely DnD YouTube channel
 
The #1 Evidence Based Growth Podcast on the Internet. The Science of Success is about the search for evidence based personal growth. It's about exploring ways to improve your decision-making, understand your mind and how psychology rules the world around you, and learn from experts and thought leaders about ways we can become better versions of ourselves.
 
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On today’s program, Rick Warren asks Saddleback Church to start looking for his replacement. Donor Advised Funds race new regulations. And the Southern Baptists have some important – and difficult – issues ahead of them at their upcoming annual convention in Nashville. We’ll have a preview. We begin with the story of a small Christian college in Pe…
 
Who doesn't love feeling invincible? The Barbarian can help you achieve that feeling while also obliterating everything else in front of you! Teni is joined by Jesse Beam and KoibaRNG to talk about the seemingly simple smashers: we talk about the class features, some of the subclasses, and our own experiences playing and creating Barbarian characte…
 
On today’s program, Russell Moore leaves the Southern Baptist Convention over the churches handling of sexual abuse and race issues. And more accusations about Carl Lentz motivate hard questions about the culture at Hillsong. We also have our list of the lowest rated ministries in the MinistryWatch database. We’ll discuss that list later in the pro…
 
Here at MinistryWatch we bring you news about Christian ministries, as well as the latest in charity and philanthropy, all designed to help us become better stewards of the resources God has entrusted to us. Regular listeners to the program know that last week we began these “MinistryWatch Extra” episodes. We will continue our regular Friday weekly…
 
On today’s program, one of the board members who went public with concerns at radio station WPOZ, “The Z,” has been removed from the board. And we examine the strange legacy of Harold Camping, a radio preacher who falsely predicted the end of the world – 10 years ago this month. We begin today the story of a new Bible translation that includes sing…
 
Here at MinistryWatch we bring you news about Christian ministries, as well as the latest in charity and philanthropy, all designed to help us become better stewards of the resources God has entrusted to us. On today’s MinistryWatch EXTRA episode I’m pleased to welcome back to the program Paul Glader.Paul is the editor-in-chief at Religion Unplugge…
 
After a week off, Nindie Nation is back with not only EVERY game releasing through May 30, but the BEST games from LAST week as well! We’ve got Trifectas comin’ out of our ears and metal music blasting in the background, so let’s get this show on the road with Pathway, Never Yield and so many more in Episode 115! Don’t Forget that Oxenfree is the c…
 
Teni does not hide his bias in considering today's class his favorite. Joined by Cole Larson and returning guest Josh Vardy, the crew is talking about the priestly warrior class: Clerics. Whether you want to heal and support, or get in the fray and bring divine retribution upon your foes, Clerics give you those options. We go over the features of t…
 
On today’s program, more from Orlando radio station WPOZ – Z88. Troubles there are causing many in the Christian radio industry to look in the mirror. And is prosperity gospel preacher Andrew Wommack trying to take over a Colorado town? We begin today with big news about Russell Moore. Russell Moore is resigning as president of his denomination’s E…
 
Here at MinistryWatch we bring you news about Christian ministries, as well as the latest in charity and philanthropy, news that we examine from a Christian worldview perspective. Our goal is to help us become better stewards of the resources God has entrusted to us. These mid-week “Extra” episodes are a chance for us to go deep with a particular t…
 
We move on to talking about the front man of most D&D parties: The Fighter. Teni is joined by Matt Costin and Ryan Worthing to talk about the martial masters of Dungeons and Dragons on this episode of Speak Dicely, and this episode also premiers a new minigame! (The podcast contains foul language, listener discretion is advised). Follow Matt: Group…
 
On today’s program, turmoil at a Christian radio station in Orlando has caused the entire industry to take a hard look in the mirror. We begin today with the story of a ministry founder who has been asked to step down from his role because of “unbiblical behavior.” Each week, MinistryWatch brings you news about Christian ministries, as well as the …
 
Here at MinistryWatch, we bring you news about Christian ministries, as well as the latest in charity and philanthropy, news that we examine from a Christian worldview perspective. Our goal is to help us become better stewards of the resources God has entrusted to us. These mid-week “Extra” episodes are a chance for us to go deep with a particular …
 
As part of a new project at Nindie Nation, we've decided to dig through our backlogs and find games that NEED to be played. After voting (and a well-timed sale), the Nindie Nation community decided on Guacamelee! as our first title. Some are playing for the 3rd time, some are playing for the first, and this is the discussion of how we enjoyed this …
 
This next class is the iconic spellcaster, Wizards! On this episode of the Speak Dicely podcast, Teni is joined by Christy Clow and KoibaRNG to talk about the spellbook-toting power houses! We go over all of a Wizard's class features, talk about how to make an interesting Wizard character, talk about some of our favorite spells, and much more! How …
 
On today’s program, reality TV star and former evangelical ministry leader Josh Duggar is arrested on child pornography charges. The latest in the ongoing Jerry Falwell Jr. saga, and news about Donor Advised Funds that you should know – even if you’ve never heard of them before. We begin today with news that Bethany Christian Services has left the …
 
These mid-week “Extra” episodes are a chance for us to go deep with a particular topic, and today I’m delighted to have on the program Stephen Mansfield.Stephen Mansfield has written more than 20 books, but he first came to wide attention in 2003 with his book “The Faith of George W. Bush,” which made the New York Times Bestseller List. His books o…
 
What do we do when the new releases are a bit...lacking? We have a great time, that's what! Join us for a sillier than usual episode, and you just might find a couple surprises! Street Cleaner, Save Me Mr. Tako, and Nongunz all look right up the Nindie Nation alley, and the deals this week are hot too! If you want to participate in the backlog club…
 
So begins a series of episodes where we'll explore the different available classes in D&D! Teni is joined by Socoler and Dallis MacKenzie to talk about the Rogue class: we tell character stories, talk about the pros/cons of the class, and rank it overall. If you don't know if you should try out a Rogue, give this episode a listen! Be sure to listen…
 
On today’s program, we take another look at the claims of the bible translation organization Wycliffe Associates. And John Ortberg’s former church, Menlo Church in Menlo Park California, has yet more troubles. We begin today with a story from the United Methodist Church, which has been in turmoil for the last few years over doctrinal and other issu…
 
I recently did an interview about the book with my friend Bill Feltner of the Pilgrim Radio Network. It’s one of the great Christian radio networks in the country, serving millions of people in the mountain west. The interview was for Bill’s “His People” program. When I got a chance to listen to the interview, I thought it captured what the book is…
 
Teni is joined by ThatDutchGeek, SellotapeBeanie and Logan "LCKraken" to discuss our process of Worldbuilding. We talk about our own individual processes, different areas a worldbuilder can focus on, and hopefully some of our tips and ideas can be useful in your own worldbuilding processes! (The podcast contains foul language, listener discretion i…
 
On today’s program, the massive ministry Gospel for Asia is attempting to rebrand itself, but is the ministry, which has been embroiled in scandal, really changing its ways. And Liberty University files a $10-million lawsuit against Jerry Falwell Jr.Each week, MinistryWatch brings you news about Christian ministries, as well as the latest in charit…
 
On today’s program, Julie and I discuss the latest from Liberty University. Liberty has sued Jerry Falwell, Jr., for $10-million. We also discuss a Baptist preacher who berated women for being overweight. He has since apologized. The Roys Report has been covering controversy at Classical Conversations. She’ll bring us the latest. And, finally, Juli…
 
This week we have more potential hits than we've had in a LONG time - Smelter, Shantae, Fez, Moon Raider, and many more to easily keep your Joy-Cons synced. Plus - The first wave of Indie World eShop deals are expiring, so we pick 9 that you don’t want to miss! Follow us on Twitter @NindieNation, Twitch.TV/NindieNation, and join us on Discord! List…
 
Sometimes we want our tabletop roleplaying games to be more than just combat. We want to engage out players in other ways. Ways that will engage their problem solving minds, and encourage team work. I'm joined by Wall DM and Matt Costin to talk about Puzzles in D&D and our tabletop games: What do puzzles look like in a TTRPG sense? Why should Game …
 
On today’s program, we take a look at the cottage industry that has grown up to fight sex trafficking. Anti-sex trafficking organizations raise more than $100-million a year in the US. Where does all that money go? Plus, Kanakuk Ministries demands that MinistryWatch retract three stories we wrote about them. I’ll share our response at the end of th…
 
Today, I’m pleased to have back on the program Michael Reneau. Michael is the Editor of WORLD Magazine. He came to WORLD after a successful tenure as an award-winning editor at The Greeneville Sun, a daily newspaper serving East Tennessee. We discuss Sophia Lee’s WORLD cover story on the border crisis, and how Christian ministries are responding. W…
 
D&D isn't a perfect system. And in recent times, how the "Races" in the game operate and the language and lore around them have been the topic of much controversy. But, the publisher has begun to introduce rules to help begin addressing the issues that exist within the game rules. In this episode I'm joined by Christy Clow, and Eugene Marshall from…
 
On today’s program, more problems in the Bible translation industry, and Christian colleges are named in a lawsuit motivated by LGBTQ activists. We begin today with more news from Kanakuk Camps, a large Christian camp in Missouri.Each week, MinistryWatch brings you news about Christian ministries, as well as the latest in charity and philanthropy, …
 
Here at MinistryWatch we bring you news about Christian ministries, as well as the latest in charity and philanthropy, all designed to help us become better stewards of the resources God has entrusted to us. Regular listeners to the program know that these “MinistryWatch Extra” episodes are a chance for us to “go deep” with some of our editorial pa…
 
Greetings Citizens, we’ve got a great show this week with Cozy Grove, Say No! More, Astro Aqua Kitty, and after taking a week off, the Neglected Nindies were re-worked to focus on the 7 BEST new releases from LAST week…so we’re not missing anything (besides jabs at some of that garbo). The deals are hot, the games are excellent, and Nindie Nation E…
 
On today’s program, trouble in paradise. Kanakuk Kamps, the beautiful Missouri camps that host 20,000 kids a year, is rocked by sex abuse and financial scandals. And Franklin Graham is taking heat from some of his supporters for encouraging them to get the COVID vaccine. We begin with a billionaire Christian investor who rattled Wall Street this we…
 
Our host, (and always has been) Niki DeGoey, is joined today by Chelsea Driver and Natalie Voorn to talk about being D&D Adjacent. None of them play Dungeons and Dragons, and so they talk about how the ttrpg playing habits of their significant others affect their lives, as well as their own nerdy interests! This is an April Fool's day episode, so h…
 
Dan Burrell is a teaching pastor at Life Fellowship in suburban Charlotte, and he had me on his podcast called “Life Talks.” We recorded three 20-minute episodes discussing MinistryWatch, our work, why we do what we do, and some of our recent stories. The conversation turned out so well that I asked Dan if I could air them on the MinistryWatch podc…
 
Today we are talking the type of NPC that we love to hate! Villains! They are the opponents to our players, and whether a Villain is well made can impact your entire game. I'm joined by Nic Casali, Ryan Worthing (The Fantastic Fiend) and Logan Cracknell (LCKraken) to talk about Villains. What are some common villain archetypes? How do you create a …
 
On today’s program, more controversy at the Christian mega-ministry Youth with a Mission. And we question why pastors need $800 sneakers. We begin today with an update on last week’s mass shooting in Atlanta. The church the alleged gunman attended has now issued a statement. The church of the alleged gunman in the fatal shootings of eight people, i…
 
Here at MinistryWatch we bring you news about Christian ministries, as well as the latest in charity and philanthropy, all designed to help us become better stewards of the resources God has entrusted to us.Regular listeners to the program know that these “MinistryWatch Extra” episodes are a chance for us to “go deep” with some of our editorial par…
 
When we make characters for tabletop roleplaying games, most every system will give them a "job" or "role". In D&D, this is called a "Class". Teni is joined by Matt Costin, and Twitch streamers/D&D Players in the Dungeon Select crew: KoibaRNG, SirDuke33, and Socoler to talk about Character Classes. We talk about our opinions of classes, our preferr…
 
On today’s program, we take a close look at Youth With A Mission and the possible financial liability Ravi Zacharias International Ministries may have toward victims of its founder’s sexual abuse. We begin today with news of a women’s conference that raised $1.5-million for Bible translation. But questions remain about where the money is going.Each…
 
Regular listeners to the program know that these “MinistryWatch Extra” episodes are a chance for us to “go deep” with some of our editorial partners. But today, I’m bringing you something a bit different, because the guest today is…well, it’s me.Here at MinistryWatch we bring you news about Christian ministries, as well as the latest in charity and…
 
This week we've got Otters, Monster Trucks, Cards, and Pirates - Really a nice spread compared to the last couple weeks, with 6 Neglected Nindies, 20 New Releases, and 9 great eShop Deals. Don’t forget to go check out the poll on our YouTube channel and vote for your pick in the very first Nindie Backlog Club, and join us this Thursday at 10PM EST …
 
On this episode of the Speak Dicely podcast, Teni is joined by Dallis, Jason and Logan to talk about Trust in Tabletop Roleplaying games. There are conversations about their own stories of trust, moments where trust was strong and weak, and how to help your table trust each other. Of course, it is easier to have trust at a table where everyone know…
 
On today’s program, new developments in the Dave Ramsey and Gospel for Asia stories, and Beth Moore blows up the Internet with her decision to leave the Southern Baptist Church. And evangelist Luis Palau is in hospice care after taking a turn for the worse in his three-year battle with lung cancer. We begin today with the latest from Ravi Zacharias…
 
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