Thursday, June 2, 2016

Introduction to Christian Discipleship (Course Introduction)

Freddy Cardoza, the host of FREDTalks Podcast is launching Podcast Seminary ( to help people fill gaps in their biblical knowledge.  The first course is now released (June 1, 2016) with an online version of this course to come soon, followed by church curriculum of this course, which will soon be available at

Enjoy "Session 0" a brief introduction to the course, then visit to learn more.


What is Discipleship?  

The word "Disciple" occurs about 250 times in the New Testament.  But what does it mean?  And what does the Bible say about 'being' and 'making' disciples?  For Christians and Christian teachers or leaders who want to drill down on the essentials of the Christian life, this course will help you discover all of those things.  It includes a total of five downloads, with content that could easily be used to equip others in a discipleship setting.  For the individual Christian, this series is the first step in getting serious about the Christian life and understanding exactly what the Christian life is supposed to be.  For the teacher or pastor, this is a tool that will help guide your thinking and practice of disciplemaking.


MINS 120: Introduction to Discipleship

Session 1: The Bible on Discipleship


  • What a Disciple Is
  • Six Key Principles of Discipleship
  • Seven Biblical Characteristics of Good Disciplers

Session2: What Genuine Discipleship Produces


  • Defining and Describing Discipleship
  • How the Old and New Testaments Viewed Discipleship
  • 10 Outcomes of Genuine Biblical Discipleship

Session 3: Discipleship in the Early Church


  • A History of Disciplemaking in the Early Church
  • 7 Reasons Discipleship is Important for New Believers
  • Why Local Church Members Should Be Christians

Session 4: Essential Practices of Effective Disciplers


  • The Need to Disciple and to Be Discipled
  • The Effective Traits of Effective Disciplemakers
  • The Big Three of Biblical Discipleship


What's Included:

The Audio-Only Version includes 4 Audio Sessions in mp3.  The online course will be released soon.


Don't Wait. Get It Now!

$14.99 course


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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Episode 38, Christianity

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 Christianity global, as it spread to all continents. 

Christianity has three major divisions, Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant.  In this podcast, these movements and the essential beliefs of Evangelical Christianity are discussed, along with points of contrast and comparison between biblical concepts and the teachings of other religions. 

The conclusion is that, contrary to popular belief, Christianity does not teach the same thing as other religions and that the different religions communicate completely different concepts of God that force people to decide which, if any, faith is true and should be followed.







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Episode 37, Islam

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 additional information about Muhammad and his life.  Those have given rise to an enormous religion comprised of both peace-loving people and, in some areas, large percentages of extremists. 

Islam and Muslims sometimes confuse and confound people of other faiths, and this session was created to help inform people of what Islam teaches, while contrasting Muslim beliefs with the Christian faith and the teachings of Jesus Christ. 

Below you will find a slide deck.  It's provided to help you better understand this podcast by allowing you to manually flip through the slides while listening to the lesson.


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Friday, March 4, 2016

Episode 36, Buddhism

Buddhism is a world religion having hundreds of millions of adherents worldwide.  Traces of Buddhist beliefs are known by many, yet much of the religion remains a mystery to many in the Western Hemisphere. 

Many wonder, what are the teachings of the Buddha? What is the Buddhist view of life and destiny?  What is reincarnation and nirvana?  What practices are a part of Buddhist living? 

In this important series, learn more about the essence of Buddhist teachings while contrasting it with comparable views in the Christian faith.  Then share it with someone else who might want to learn more. 


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Monday, February 15, 2016

Episode 035, Hinduism

Hinduism is an enormous faith tradition having hundreds of millions of adherents worldwide.  Join Freddy Cardoza to explore the essential teachings and practices of the Hindu Faith by downloading the podcast or by listening along while scrolling through the slide show provided below.  Then share it with others who might want to learn more!

 World Religions: Hinduism Study


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Saturday, August 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.

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Episode 32, God is Loving

What is God Like?  If God is anything, He is "loving."  In fact, God isn't only loving-- He is "love," personified.  His being emanates love through His great kindness toward all people, because God genuinely loves us.

God's love for us is in spite of our sometimes less than ideal behaviors and inconsistency.  Take some time to learn more about God's love by learning about God's character as told originally by the Apostle John.... the "disciple Jesus loved."  After all, who would know better than the one known as "the beloved?" 

We'll springboard from learning about God's love into deeper issues related to how God manifested His love most, which has been the person of Jesus Christ.  In this podcast, we will plunge deeply into some important theological ideas to remove the mystery and maximize the majesty of the great God of the Bible.

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