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Faith and Politics

In Current Events on August 28, 2008 at 9:54 pm

Political Convention, courtesy of the Library of Congress

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With the recent Civil Forum at Saddleback Church and the Democratic and Republican Conventions being in the news, faith and politics has once again become a popular topic of discussion.  Dr. Barry Hankins and Steven Waldman are the featured guests.

The Life and Legacy of Michael Faraday

In History, Science on August 27, 2008 at 10:28 pm

Michael Faraday

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If you have a refrigerator, vacuum cleaner, ceiling fan, air conditioner or any other product with an electric motor, you are a beneficiary of this brilliant Christian scientist who was born more than 200 years ago.  Guests include Christine Dao of the Institute for Creation Research, Irish author and biographer Derick Bingham and David Coppedge of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

For an online version of the classic biography on Faraday from google books, click here

For Derick Bingham’s biography on Faraday, click here.

For a short article on Faraday by David Coppedge, click here.

For a short article on Faraday by Christine Dao, click here.

Gospel Work in Africa

In Church, Missions, Testimonies on August 26, 2008 at 10:27 pm

African Map, courtesy of the Library of Congress

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David Livingston once wrote: “Although I see few results, future missionaries will see conversions following every sermon.”  What God is doing in Africa today might even suprise Livingston.  This feature explores gospel work in Africa with Tim Sisk of the MBI Mission’s Department and Theo Asare of Theo Vision International.

Provider Conscience Rights

In Current Events on August 25, 2008 at 10:14 pm

Nurse, courtesy of www.loc.gov

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Today’s feature looks at the move toward protecting healthcare providers with Dr. Prosper Wang of Lawndale Christian Health Center, Michael Koelzer of Pharmacists for Life International, Dr. Joxel Garcia of the US Department of Health and Human Services as well as Douglas Johnson of National Right to Life.

Home School History – Legal Battles

In Family, History on August 20, 2008 at 12:01 pm

Christopher Klicka, Senior Counsel – HSLDA

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Today’s feature focuses on the legal battles that faced the pioneers of the home school movement.  Guests include HSLDA’s Christopher Klicka (author of Home School Heroes) and Doug Phillips of Vision Forum.

If you’d like to hear the first feature in this series on the historical background of education in this country, click here:

Family Driven Faith

In Church, Family, Scripture on August 19, 2008 at 7:29 pm

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This feature highlights Voddie’s book on “doing what it takes to raise sons and daughters who walk with God.”

From Deuteronomy 6:

4 “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one!
5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
6 “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.
7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

A Civil Forum Recap

In Current Events on August 18, 2008 at 9:28 pm

Rick Warren from this weekend’s “Civil Forum”

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This weekend, Senators Obama and McCain participated in a 2-hour “Civil Forum” hosted by Rick Warren and Saddleback Church.  This feature recaps the event as well as provides some analysis on the positions articulated.

From the Producer’s Desk #1

In Testimonies on August 15, 2008 at 8:07 pm

Jefferson’s Portable Writing Desk

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One of the things about my job that can be a challenge is trying to figure out what material from a 15-minute interview should be included in an 8-minute piece.  So much great material never is heard.  Sometimes I include that material as extras on these pages, but I thought I would use an opportunity to respond to listener feedback with soundbytes from interviews that didn’t get to be heard in the original features.  David Coppedge, Gregg Quiggle and Allen Wolfe are featured in this piece.

– Paul

Training our Children in the Word

In Church, Family, Scripture on August 14, 2008 at 9:31 pm

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Deuteronomy 6 charges us to train up our children in the ways of God, teaching them diligently as we sit in our homes and walk by the way.  Families and churches across the country take this seriously.  There are hundreds of Bible Story Books, Youth Curricula, websites and recordings marketed to help us do that, but how do we discern which ones to use? 

Dr. John Walton recently wrote an article on 5 common problems to look for in Bible Study Materials for children that served as the backbone to this feature.  Allen Wolfe, author of Balancing the Sword, reminds us a fathers to set aside some of those resources and open up the text, and God will lead and direct us as we seek to train up our kids.


Click here for Dr. Walton speaking about the importance of context when studying the Bible (:52):

Click here for a description of the Balancing the Sword material (1:17):



Fundamentalism – Part I and II

In Church, History on August 12, 2008 at 8:37 pm

R.A. Torrey, editor of “The Fundamentals” (1909)

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Television and radio newscasts will often include stories about the Middle East and the term fundamentalist is frequently used to describe “radical individuals.”  Closer to home, the term is also used of a particular brand of evangelical–the radical Christian who is known primarily for what they’re against.  These features take a look at the roots of this important movement and its legacy for today’s church with Dr. Martin Marty and Gregg Quiggle.