As autumn arrives and cooler temperatures force kids inside, many parents begin to look for enjoyable, yet meaningful, indoor activities for their children. One common challenge for many of us is to get them interested in reading, as well as helping them find appropriate and worthwhile books to read.
Guests include Nathan Bluedorn, author of Hand That Rocks the Cradle, a resource that summarizes 400 classic books for children, as well as Joshua Phillips, Founder of Ballantyne the Brave, a website for boys on great books from the past–particularly G.A. Henty and R.M. Ballantyne. The feature also includes a short excerpt from Vigen Guroian, author of Tending the Heart of Virtue.
Jefferson’s Writing Desk, courtesy of the Library of Congress
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Each month or so I like to return to some recent features to follow up on loose ends or to respond to listener feedback on the issues discussed.
Today’s feature includes an update on the Gorber family, homeschoolers in Germany who are being persecuted by German officals for educating their children at home. The second part of the feature includes a brief look at the claim that “large families destroy the environment” with columnist Rod Dreher. Finally, the feature concludes with a brief story from Andrew Fletcher of one man in their church that has figured out a way to encourage large families.
If you’d like to sign a petition on behalf of the Gorber family, follow this link.
Next week an American ico celebrates 100 years. On October 1, 1908, Henry Ford introduced the world to probably the most recognizable car in history…the Model T. Last weekend, while in Rhinelander, WI, I spoke with George and Greg Scholz about their 1914 model. The Lakeland Barbershop Quartet provides the musical background for the piece.
This past January, officials in Germany removed 6 children from their Christian home and fined their parents for the crime of educating them at home. This feature is an update on the Gorber family and what’s being done to challenge the country’s laws on education. Guests include Esq. Michael Donnelly of the Home School Legal Defense Association and Jeorg Grosseluemern of the Network for Freedom and Education.
Capitalism is often criticized for its lack of compassion and economic inequity. This feature looks at these criticisms from a biblical perspective. Guests include Dr. James Gwartney of Florida State University as well as Charles North of Baylor University.
This is the second part in this two-part series on the Constitution and the current challenges it faces. Guests include Roger Pilon, Vice President of Legal Affairs and Director of the Center for Constitutional Studies at the CATO Institute; as well as Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker.
Signing the Constitution, courtesy of the Library of Congress
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On September 17, 1787, the United States Constitution was signed by the delegates of the Constitutional Convention, meeting in Philadelphia, PA. Though the constitution wouldn’t become the law of the land until almost a year later, today we celebrate CONSTITUTION DAY. Guests include Roger Pilon, Vice President of Legal Affairs and Director of the Center for Constitutional Studies at the CATO Institute; as well as Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker.
This feature looks at the science of how a hurricane is formed and how they regulate the earth’s temperature. Guests include Dr. Larry Vardiman, chairman of the astro/geophysics department for the Institute of Creation Research, and Dr. Gerry Bell, lead seasonal hurricane forecaster for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
I graduated from Moody in 1993 and began working for Moody Radio in Chicago until 1999, when I began teaching radio broadcasting at the Moody Bible Institute. I received my Masters degree in Communications from Northern Illinois University in 2003 in Historical Documentary Filmmaking. And since June, 2008, I have been serving Prime ... Continue reading →