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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: The Life of Charles Darwin

In History, Science on June 28, 2010 at 9:20 pm

The recent Darwin movie entitled CREATION was released on DVD this weekend…


Charles Darwin, photo courtesy of the Library of Congress

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This year marked the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth.  While he was not the first to suggest evolutionary theories, but he is the figure most remembered for it due to the publication of his book “On The Origin of Species” 150 years ago.  This feature with three scientists from completely different perspectives on evolution discusses the life and legacy of Charles Darwin.  Participants include Dr. Terry Mortenson of Answers in Genesis, Dr. Keith Miller of Kansas University and Dr. Michael Behe of Lehigh University.

Rewind: The Life and Legacy of James Clerk Maxwell

In History, Science on May 19, 2010 at 2:37 am


James Clerk Maxwell
photo courtesy of James Clerk Maxwell Foundation

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Next month marks the 179th anniversary of the birth of one of the most significant scientists of the 19th century. His research would lead to the development of radio, television, radar and the cellular phone. Britain’s Royal Society of Science says that “his contributions to science cannot be over-stated.”

This report looks at the life and legacy of this scientific giant, James Clerk Maxwell; featuring Randy Guliuzza, National Representative of the Institute for Creation Research.

Recommended resources:

1. The Life of James Clerk Maxwell, by Lewis Campbell and William Garnett (McMillian and Co., 1884). Available online from Google Books.
2. Man of Science, Man of Faith: James Clerk Maxwell, by Christine Dao. Originally published in Acts & Facts. 37 (9): 8.
3. Five of Maxwell’s Papers are available from Project Gutenberg by clicking here.
4. James Clerk Maxwell by Ann Lamont. Creation 15(3):45-47
5. “Maxwell and creation: Acceptance, criticism, and his anonymous publication” by Philip L. Marston (2007). American Journal of Physics 75 (8): 731–740. It can be purchased online here.
6. Physical Sciences for Christian Schools by E.L. Williams and George Mullinger (1974, BJU Press).

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.

Science: Understanding Earthquakes

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

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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.”

Media: New Documentary on the Life of George Washington Carver

In Culture, Family, General Interest, History, Science, Scripture on February 18, 2010 at 8:52 pm

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There are so many important figures who should be commemorated during this month’s celebration of Black History.  Certainly one of the most significant is scientist, educator and inventor George Washington Carver.

A new documentary is available on his life from Franklin Springs Family Media entitled: George Washington Carver: An Uncommon Way.  I recently spoke with Ken Carpenter, executive producer and director of the film.

The documentary is available through their website: www.franklinsprings.com.

Biography Week

In History on December 28, 2009 at 4:30 pm

I am taking the week off to catch up on other work, but all this week am re-airing a number of biographies from the last 12 months.

Monday – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (from February 27th)
Guest: Charles Calhoun – Historian and Biographer

Tuesday – Andrew Melville (from July 31st)
Guests include: James McDonald – Senior Pastor of Providence Church in Morton, IL, and Rev. Ronald Mackenzie, Retired Minister – Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland

Thursday – James Clerk Maxwell (from June 12th)
Guests include: Randy J. Guliuzza – National Representative for the Institute for Creation Research

Friday – The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards (recut):
Guest: Rev. Steven Lawson, Senior Pastor – Christ Fellowship Baptist Church, Mobile, AL

Memoir: The Life of Oral Roberts

In Church, Culture, Current Events, General Interest, History on December 16, 2009 at 11:38 pm

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Yesterday, evangelist, educator and Christian Television pioneer Oral Roberts died at age 91 from complications of pneumonia in Newport Beach, California. This feature takes a brief look at his life and his unique impact on the Evangelical church worldwide.

Today’s guests include:

Dr. Larry Eskridge, Associate Director for the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals
Dr. Phil Cooke, President and Creative Director of Cooke Pictures

Phil Cooke is the author of: Branding Faith: Why Some Churches and Non-Profits Impact Culture and Others Don’t and his blog is The Change Revolution.

Monday’s memorial service in Tulsa, OK, can be watched live online at 2pm.  For more information, visit: www.goldeneagle.tv