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Rewind: Christian Community Demonstrated

In Culture, Family, General Interest on July 26, 2010 at 8:22 pm

This past weekend there was a second fundraiser for Greg Wallace.  God richly blessed the evening as we raised more than $12,000 for additional medical expenses.  Here’s the post from the first fundraiser…


Which Pie is Best? Photo courtesy of Trivium Pursuit

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Jesus said that His disciples would be known by their love. This feature highlights a benefit fundraiser for Greg Wallace that illustrates what Christian community looks like for someone in need. I hope that it challenges you to look for ways to bring loving community to those in need around you…my thanks to Laurie and Harvey Bluedorn, Greg Wallace and his family, Dick Moeller, Melody and Jason Hemmer, Paige Christiansen, Sage Dahlby and Pamela Butler for participating in this feature.

Rewind: The Works of Rembrandt

In Culture, General Interest, History, Scripture, Testimonies on July 21, 2010 at 1:20 pm


“Denial of Peter”
courtesy of artbible.info

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The works of 17th century Dutch master Rembrandt hang in many of the world’s most prestigious institutions and museums. He is considered by most art historians to be one of the greatest painters in European history. The anniversary of his birth was earlier this month, so I recently took a trip down to the Art Institute of Chicago to learn about this famous painter with Dr. John Walford, Professor of Art History at Wheaton College.

If you’d like to hear the complete 45 minute conversation, click here:

Intelligent Design Discrimination Case at JPL

In Church, Culture, Current Events, Science on April 26, 2010 at 9:33 pm

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In 2008 the movie “Expelled” presented evidence of the discrimination many scientists face in the academic community for not holding to Darwinian evolution.

David Coppedge has been a regular Prime Time America guest over the last few years on a variety of astronomy topics, and he finds himself in an “expelled” situation at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  This feature takes a look at his case with his lawyer William J. Becker, Jr., and Casey Luskin, policy analyst for the Discovery Institute.

If you’d like to sign an on-line petition calling for academic freedom in cases like David’s, click here.

To read the complaint filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court on April 14th, click here.

Book: The Fossil Record: Unearthing Nature’s History of Life

In Culture, Current Events, Science on April 23, 2010 at 4:30 pm

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Evolutionists point to the fossil record for support of their theory, but what does it really reveal?  Geologist Dr. John Morris (President of the Institute for Creation Research) has written a new book that takes a look at fossils and what they tell us about the past.

For more information about: The Fossil Record: Unearthing Nature’s History of Life (ICR, 2010), click here.

Technology: Omnivorous Engine

In Culture, Science, Testimonies on April 21, 2010 at 5:40 pm

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This week marks the annual observance of Earth Day.  In 2008 I had a chance to get a tour of the Transportation Research Division of Argonne National Laboratory.

This report looks at a new engine being developed that will be able to burn multiple types of locally produced fuel.  Don Hillebrand is Director of the Center for Transportation Research in the Energy Systems Division for the Argonne National Laboratory.

Biography: The Life and Legacy of David Brainerd

In Church, Culture, General Interest, History on April 20, 2010 at 8:48 pm

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On this day in 1718, David Brainerd was born in New England.  He was the 6th of 10 children and lived a remarkable life for God during the years surrounding the First Great Awakening.

This conversation with Pastor Vance Christie, author of David Brainerd: A Flame for God, takes a look at his life and legacy.

Ministry Profile: Awana at Home

In Church, Culture, Family, Scripture on April 19, 2010 at 8:44 pm

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60 years ago Awana’s ministry to kids began in a Chicago suburb. Today, more than one million children and youth participate weekly in Awana groups around the world.

Recently they unveiled a new initiative to equip parents to be more involved in family discipleship: Awana at Home.

My guest is Michael Scarbrough, Director of U.S. Programs for Awana.

For more information about their 60th Anniversary Celebrations, click here.

Science: Another Look at Stem Cell Research

In Culture, Current Events, General Interest, History, Science on April 16, 2010 at 4:30 pm

photo courtesy of the Library of Congress

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The debate over “Stem Cell research” has not been in the news in recent months due to the health care reform debate and current financial and jobs related issues; but research continues to go on all around the world. This feature is another look at the topic, focusing on some of the advances being made in adult stem cell research and the possible ethical concerns they produce.

Guests include Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson, Research Associate at the Institute for Creation Research, and Mike Riddle, National Speaker and Apologist for Answers in Genesis.

If you’d like to hear the first feature I produced with Mike Riddle from 2008, click here.

Pro-Life: States’ Rights and New Bills

In Culture, Current Events, Family, General Interest on April 14, 2010 at 9:06 pm

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There was a lot of attention given to the abortion issue during the recent Health Care Reform debates.  While the reform bill was passed, there are a number of resulting legislative movements addressing this important issue in its wake.

This feature takes a look at a few of these stories with Dan McConchie, Vice President of Government Affairs with American’s United for Life, and Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for America.

Theology: Hope and Bravery

In Church, Culture, Scripture on April 13, 2010 at 4:30 pm

photo courtesy of the Library of Congress

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Sometimes for the believer we can struggle with balancing the hope of the new heaven and earth with the uncertainty of what we should do in the here and now. How do we live by the promise of coming paradise with the courage of doing good works for God’s glory while we wait?

Dr. Andrew Davis, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Durham, NC, helps us consider this issue.

The April 2010 Table Talk Magazine published a short article written by Dr. Davis on today’s theme entitled: The Bravest and Newest World.