ebenim

Archive for the ‘Current Events’ Category

Jupiter Impact

In Current Events, Science on June 4, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Photo courtesy of Space Weather

Photo by Anthony Wesley, Broken Hill Australia

Click here for today’s feature:

On June 3rd, an object slammed into the planet Jupiter. About one year ago, a similar event occurred.   Here is a feature I produced last year which describes the previous impact but also the role that this large planet plays in our solar system in protecting our own planet.

My guest is Dr. Donald DeYoung, Astronomer and Chair of the Physical Science Department at Grace College in Winona Lake, IN.

Advertisements

Intelligent Design Discrimination Case at JPL

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

Click here for Monday’s feature:

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

Click here for Friday’s feature:

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.

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

Click here for Friday’s feature:

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

Click here for Wednesday’s feature:

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.

Media: Controversial Play about Life of Christ

In Church, Culture, Current Events, General Interest, Religion and Worldviews, Scripture on April 6, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress

Click here for Monday’s feature:

As a part of the Easter celebrations last week, millions of people around the world attended passion plays or reenactments of the life, death and resurrection of Christ. Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. has scheduled a play for next week based on the life of Christ that is being hotly protested due to the offensive portrayal of Jesus and His disciples as gay men. Guests include:

If you’d like to sign the on-line petition visit the TFP website.

Report: Memorial Service for Haiti’s Orphans

In Church, Current Events, Family, General Interest, Scripture on March 25, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Click here for Friday’s feature:

After the devastating earthquake in Haiti, there are thousands of orphans who have truly lost everything. In one moment, all they knew was taken away. For many of these children, they have never had the chance to say goodbye.

Doug Phillips in cooperation with local pastors returned to Haiti earlier this month to organize a memorial service for more than 100 orphans.

To watch the moving video report on the Memorial Service, visit Doug’s vimeo page here.

My thanks  to Leclerc Brothers Motion Pictures for their assistance with the audio excerpts for today’s feature.

Current Events: Health Care Bill’s Impact on Cost-Sharing Ministries

In Current Events, Family, General Interest on March 22, 2010 at 9:25 pm

photo courtesy of the Washington Post

Click here for Monday’s feature:

The top news story of the day is of course the passage of the health care bill so hotly debated over the last few months. The passage of the bill causes a number of concerns for faith-based clinics and doctors, but this feature takes a look at a unique ministry that may be impacted adversely by the bill as well.

James Lansberry is Vice President of Samaritan Ministries.

Audio excerpts of last night’s debate (Nancy Palosi and John Boehner) is courtesy of C-Span.

Discussion: A Biblical View of Human Rights

In Church, Culture, Current Events, General Interest, Scripture on March 15, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Click here for today’s feature:

The term “Human Rights” is a key phrase used by religious leaders, politicians and social movements alike to motivate and sometimes manipulate public opinion and policy. There are many ways to think about the subject as we consider some of the important issues facing our society today.

I recently contacted George Crawford, a Christian judge in California and faculty member at the Master’s College, who presents his perspective on what the Bible has to say about the matter.

This feature is far from the final word, but will hopefully generate some great conversation in your own homes and community as you seek out what the Bible says about the topic.

If you’d like to hear a previous conversation I had with Mr. Crawford about the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights from last December, click here.

Science: Understanding Earthquakes

In Current Events, General Interest, History, Science on March 10, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Click here for today’s feature:

In the last few months we’ve seen the terrible destruction caused by large earthquakes in Haiti, Chile and now Turkey.

This feature comes from a conversation I had with two geologists about the forces at work in an earthquake and why they happen where they do.

Guests include:

Dr. Andrew Snelling, Geologist and Director of Research for Answers in Genesis and author of The Earth’s Catastrophic Past: Geology, Creation and the Flood (ICR, 2010)
Dr. Steve Austin, Senior Research Scientist and Chair of the Geology Department for the Institute for Creation Research. Author of the article “Earthquakes in these Last Days.”