Tuesday, July 14, 2009

400-408Tom Doyle, Director of International Ministries and Middle East Specialist for E3 Partners (, "Equip, Evangelize, Establish"), is the author of Breakthrough: The Return of Hope to the Middle East ( 
413-423Bob Tyler, is an attorney with Advocates for Faith and Freedom (, and he represents Chad Farnan, a junior at Capistrano Valley High School who taped his teacher James Corbett bashing Christianity in a European History class over a year ago.  We had them on the show Dec 21, 2007 and back in May to talk about what happened.  Back in 2007, Chad filed a 1st Amendment complaint against the school.  The California Teacher's Association then filed a motion to intervene on behalf of the school district.
428-437Jay Richards, is a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation (, and the author of Money, Greed, And God:  Why Capitalism Is The Solution And Not The Problem (browse).
• Mortimer Zuckerman (7/14/09) The Economy Is Even Worse Than You Think: The average length of unemployment is higher than it's been since government began tracking the data in 1948. Mr. Zuckerman is chairman and editor in chief of U.S. News & World Report.
• Robert Sirico (7/10/09) The Pope on 'Love in Truth': Anyone seeking a repudiation of the market economy will be disappointed. Father Sirico is president and co-founder of the Acton Institute.
• Las Vegas Review-Journal (7/13/09) EDITORIAL: Eat the rich.
• Rick Newcombe, IBD (7/13/09) L.A. Won't Save Jobs Without Fair Play. Newcombe is president of Creators Syndicate, which distributes not only Michael Ramirez's editorial cartoons, but columnists including Thomas Sowell, Lawrence Kudlow, Walter Williams, Michael Barone, Patrick Buchanan, Michelle Malkin, Phyllis Schlaffly, Larry Elder and Brent Bozell, all of whom appear regularly in IBD.
443-452Jay Richards
458-508 – • LATblogs (7/14/09) Episcopal Church, at Anaheim convention, moves to end ban on gay bishops.  What would you do if your church or denomination ordained homosexual clergy?
• Washington Times (7/13/09) Episcopal bishop warns of further schism.
(My Summary):  The Anglican Communion has 77 million members worldwide, and the US branch, known as the Episcopal Church, has 2.1 million members.  Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, heads the Anglican Communion.  Katharine Jefferts Schori heads the Episcopal Church.  The surface issue is homosexuality, gay marriage, and the ordination of gay clergy.  The deeper issue is inerrancy and whether the Bible really is the Word of God.  Episcopalians who believe the Bible have seceded to form a conservative denomination called the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA).  Williams has urged Schori not to lift the ban on gay clergy.  Schori and the Episcopal leadership in America want full gay equality.  The rest of the global Anglican church does not.  Schori and the liberals are forcing a schism and a break from the Anglican Communion.  Will Williams hold to Christianity or to Schori?
(This from a 2007 story). With 77 million members worldwide, the Anglican Communion is the third largest Christian group behind the Roman Catholic and the Eastern Orthodox churches.  The Episcopal Church is a subset of the Anglican Communion and has 2.1 million members (or 3%) in the US.  22 of the 38 Anglican provinces around the world, however, have changed their relationship with the liberal-leaning US Episcopal Church that has openly embraced gay ordination and gay marriage.  Just less than 10 of the 7,300 Episcopal parishes in the US have joined the 22 Anglican provinces around the world in rejecting the growing liberalism of the American Episcopal Church.  The three conservative Episcopal churches in Southern California are: 1,200 member St. James in Newport Beach (, St. David's in North Hollywood, and All Saints in Long Beach.  All three have left the national Episcopal Church and joined the conservative American Anglican Council under Anglican Bishop Evans Kisekka of the Diocese of Luweero in Uganda.
544-554Mark Brewer, senior pastor at Bel Air Presbyterian Church (,
612-623Chandler, an agnostic, called into the show last Tuesday and we invited him back on the show tonight.
628-638Chandler, "If you were God, how would you deal with man?"
• Fox News (7/14/09) Living Together First Can Spoil Marriage, Study Finds.  What do you do when your daughter chooses to live with a guy?
Couples who shack up before tying the knot are more likely to get divorced than their counterparts who don't move in together until marriage, a new study suggests.
Upwards of 70 percent of U.S. couples are cohabiting these days before marrying, the researchers estimate.
More than 60 percent of participants ranked spending more time together as the number-one reason for moving in, followed by nearly 19 percent who put "it made most sense financially" at the top of their list, and 14 percent ranking "I wanted to test out our relationship before marriage" highest.
Those who listed "testing" as the primary move-in reason were more likely than others to score high on measures of negative communication, such as, "My partner criticizes or belittles my opinions, feelings, or desires."
Such testers also had lower confidence in the quality and stability of their relationships.
Overall, those who want to test the commitment might want to think again, according to the February study.
"Cohabiting to test a relationship turns out to be associated with the most problems in relationships," Rhoades said. "Perhaps if a person is feeling a need to test the relationship, he or she already knows some important information about how a relationship may go over time."
My Summary:  2,500 couples who lived together or were married between 2001-2007 were surveyed.  If the husband is nine or more years older than his wife, they are twice as likely to divorce.  If the husband marries before age 25, also twice as likely to divorce.  20% of couples with kids before marriage will divorce, but just 9% without kids.  16% of those with parents who divorced will divorce, while just 10% of those whose parents did not divorce will divorce.  People on their second or third marriage are 90% more likely to divorce, than those in their first marriage.
• News5 (7/13/09) Passenger Recalls Southwest Flight With Hole In Roof.  Your scariest flight?  Ever had to abandon ship?

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