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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.

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Rewind: Trees and Leaves

In General Interest, Science on May 5, 2010 at 12:46 pm

This is one of my favorites from May 6, 2009:
photo courtesy of the Library of Congress

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Spring has finally arrived in most parts of the country, and with warmer temperatures and longer days, flowers and trees are once again putting out their leaves.

This feature takes a look at these amazing parts of God’s creation with Dr. Jay Wile, author of the Apologia Science Curriculum, and Dr. Frank Sherwin, Senior Lecturer with the Institute for Creation Research.

Thank You

In General Interest on April 29, 2010 at 9:44 pm

For nearly 2 years now I have been privileged to be on the Prime Time America production team.  Tomorrow’s broadcast is our last and it is also my last day as a full-time employee of the Moody Bible Institute.  I am going to take a few months to finish a couple projects currently on my plate and hope to begin producing new audio features again in July or August of this year.

I am going to keep this current blog active but will not be adding new material to it.  Feel free to look through the archives and I’ll occasionally repost one of my favorites as well.  If you’d like to learn more about what I hope to do next, visit my new site: Ebenim Media.

Thank you so much for listening.

– Paul

Ministry Profile: KICY in Nome, Alaska

In Church, General Interest, History, Missions on April 22, 2010 at 8:41 pm

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Earlier this month, KICY–a missionary radio station in Nome, Alaska–celebrated 50 years of dynamic ministry in Western Alaska.

What began as a local outreach has turned into a broadcasting powerhouse reaching out with the gospel far beyond our country.

Guests include current general manager, Dennis Weidler, and Gary Walter, President of the Evangelical Covenant Church.

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.

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.

Book: The Journibles (or the 17:18 Series)

In Church, Family, General Interest, Scripture on April 15, 2010 at 4:30 pm

photo courtesy of the Library of Congress

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Over the last few decades the practice of journaling has become greatly regarded as an important part of each believer’s spiritual routine.

This feature highlights a new tool intended to help us bring this discipline together with our reading of the word, its called The Journibles.  Their creator is Rob Wynalda, a printer in Belmont, MI.

Guests also include Jeff Tolsma, elder at Maranatha Bible Church in Grand Rapids, MI, and Dr. William Brown, President of Cedarville University in Ohio.

The Journibles 17:18 Series can be purchased through the Reformation Heritage Books website.

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.

Conversation: Spoken Word as Ministry with Micah Bournes

In Church, Culture, General Interest, Religion and Worldviews, Scripture, Testimonies on April 12, 2010 at 8:30 am

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In the 1980s and 1990’s an art form emerged out of the Hip-Hop and Rap subcultures known as “Spoken Word”–poetry that tended to be critical in nature regarding social concerns or inequities. Since that time, it has become a popular form of expression for more than protest, but continues to be provocative in its focus.

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Micah Bournes, a spoken word artist and Senior at the Moody Bible Institute, who uses it as a medium to share the gospel.

If you’d like to contact Micah his email address is: micahbournes@yahoo.com

Here are the complete versions of the spoken word pieces used in today’s feature plus a bonus one:

The List:

When America Dies:

Ex Nihilo:

Trust me: