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The Red Envelope Project 2010

In Church, Culture, Current Events, Family, General Interest on March 8, 2010 at 10:32 pm

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Since last spring, the White House has received more than 3.5 million red envelopes. Each of these envelopes was empty and on the back a simple message stating that it represented one life terminated through abortion.

This grassroots campaign has brought many factions of the pro-life movement together as the envelopes piled up at the White House. Now a year later, the project is beginning again. Christ Otto is the project founder and organizer.

For more information, visit his blog page at: belonginghouse.org.

Book: The Masculine Mandate

In Church, Culture, Current Events, Family, General Interest, Scripture, Testimonies on March 5, 2010 at 4:30 pm

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There’s a deep felt need in the church today for “Christian Manhood,” but there are competing visions of what that means; from images of rugged individualism and wilderness quests, to appeals suggesting we get in touch with our feminine side.

What is often lacking is the simple question: “What does the Bible say?”  Richard Phillips is the author of a new book from the Reformation Trust that takes a look at this important topic.

Home School Asylum Case Update

In Culture, Current Events, Family on March 3, 2010 at 10:14 pm

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In the nation of Germany, homeschooling is illegal. In recent years, a growing number of German families are testing the resolve of the national stance on this issue, and sometimes at great cost to themselves.

This feature takes a look at one family who is seeking asylum in the US so they can educate their children at home without government interference.

Guests include:

Mike Donnelly, Staff Counsel for the Home School Legal Defense Association
Uwa Romeike, Husband/Father seeking asylum for his family

If you’d like more information on how you can help other international home school families through the HSLDA, click here.

Study: American Youth and Religious Affiliation

In Church, Culture, Current Events, Family on February 22, 2010 at 4:30 pm

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The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released the results of a new study that looked at the religious affiliation and devotion of “The Millennials” or those born since 1981. This feature takes a look at what they found.  Guests include:

The complete report is available here.
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Media: New Documentary on the Life of George Washington Carver

In Culture, Family, General Interest, History, Science, Scripture on February 18, 2010 at 8:52 pm

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There are so many important figures who should be commemorated during this month’s celebration of Black History.  Certainly one of the most significant is scientist, educator and inventor George Washington Carver.

A new documentary is available on his life from Franklin Springs Family Media entitled: George Washington Carver: An Uncommon Way.  I recently spoke with Ken Carpenter, executive producer and director of the film.

The documentary is available through their website: www.franklinsprings.com.

Pro Life: Personhood Amendments

In Church, Culture, Current Events, Family on February 16, 2010 at 10:42 pm

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Ballot initiatives across the country are hoping to introduce amendments to state constitutions that define personhood as “every human being from the beginning of biological development.” Supporters of personhood amendments hope such action will eventually lead to the reversal of Roe v. Wade, but there are some in the pro-life movement questioning their ability to succeed. This feature takes a look at this issue.

Guests include:

Keith Mason, Co-Founder of Personhood USA
Eric Sheidler, Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League
Paul Linton, Special Counsel for the Thomas More Society

Ministry Highlight: Rescue Haiti’s Children

In Church, Culture, Current Events, Family, General Interest, Missions, Testimonies on February 10, 2010 at 4:30 pm

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Earlier today officials in Haiti announced the death toll to be more than 230,000 people–a number which is expected to rise in the weeks ahead.

The incredible number of shattered families have led many to look for ways to reach out to the growing numbers of orphans in that country. I recently spoke with Doug Phillips, President of Vision Forum Ministries, who with a small team traveled to Haiti to participate in rescue efforts at a number of orphanages destroyed in the quake.

If you liked to watch Doug’s reports from the field, they are available through his Vimeo channel.

Please consider supporting Vision Forum’s ministry: Rescuing Haiti’s Children.

The Bible, the Home and the Christian Life

In Church, Culture, Family, General Interest, Missions, Religion and Worldviews, Scripture, Testimonies on January 4, 2010 at 4:30 pm

I am currently on a two month assignment for another project and am re-cutting features from my previous programs.  Click on the picture for more information about the guests.

I hope you are edified, exhorted and comforted (1 Corinthians 14:3).


Monday, January 4: The Public Reading of the Scriptures with Rev. Terry Johnson


Tuesday, January 5: Planting Seeds of Peace in the Home with Nancy Campbell


Wednesday, January 6: Ultimate Questions with Dr. John Blanchard


Thursday, January 7: Brokenness with Dr. Jerry Benjamin


Friday, January 8: Instructing our Children in the Word with Dr. John Walton and Allen Wolfe


Conversation: A Vision for Christian Filmmaking with Jim McBride

In Church, Culture, Family, General Interest on December 23, 2009 at 4:30 pm


Jim McBride as “Bobby Lee Duke” in Facing the Giants

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What happens when a church catches a vision to reach out to its community with the gospel, yet realizes that it’s next to impossible to get them into the building? Well, in 2002 Sherwood Baptist Church decided to overcome this problem by making a movie. This feature is a conversation with Jim McBride, executive producer with Sherwood Pictures…

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Ministry Profile: The Home School Foundation

In Culture, Family, General Interest, Testimonies on December 21, 2009 at 10:16 pm

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There are more than 2 million children nationwide who are educated at home by parents or relatives. While there are many blessings to home education, there are also challenges facing these families, particularly during these difficult economic times; but when a family faces an additional trial like illness, death of spouse or government interference, it can make it almost impossible. This feature profiles a ministry that reaches out to home school families in need.

Charles Hurst is the Executive Director of The Home School Foundation.

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