Monday, February 15, 2010

A big shout out to the great people out at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills!  I preached there yesterday, and was deeply touched by all the comments afterwards.  Thank you!  And, to whoever made that awesome breakfast sandwich, a big thank you to you too! :)

Don't forget the Religion on the Line event this Sunday (February 21) from 400-600pm, at the Crowne Plaza in Anaheim, with me and Dennis Prager, moderated by Steve Arterburn.   Tickets are now on sale at

400-408 Francis Chan, pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley (, author of Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God (, is out with his latest entitled Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit (  Today he share's about the video he saw on Thursday of Christians in India – being beaten to death in Orissa last year.  Here's a video describing the persecution (  Here's a link with more info

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428-437Dennis Prager, ( heard weekdays 9-Noon on our sister-station 870 KRLA. He'll be joining me at our special KKLA event called Religion on the Line: An Inter-Faith Dialogue, moderated by Steve Arterburn.  It will be a compelling and intelligent discussion about the similarities and differences between Christianity and Judaism. It will be live at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Anaheim on Sunday, February 21st from 4-6pm. Tickets are on sale now at

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458-508Scott & Bethany Palmer, are financial communication experts known as "The Money Couple" (  Their latest is First Comes Love, Then Comes Money.  Today, we talk about their "20 Questions To Ask Before You Say 'I Do.'" (Download PDF).  35 years experience in financial planning.  70% of couples that break up do so over money.

The questions are:

1. Do you think joint or separate checking accounts are appropriate in marriage?

2. How did your mom and dad spend money?

3. How did your mom and dad save money?

4. Will we be a dual income family or will one of us stay home with the children?

5. Do you think paying the bills should be done separately or together?

6. Are you a Saver or a Spender? Risk Taker or Security Seeker? Or a Flyer?

7. Do you work with a budget now?

8. Are you conservative or aggressive in your investing?

9. What are your income goals?

10. Should we consider entering into a prenuptial agreement?

11. Have you ever lost a large amount of money in investments?

12. Do you want to rent or own your home?

13. What mistakes have you made with money?

14. What is the most expensive item you have ever purchased?

15. What stresses you out when it comes to money?

16. Did your parents ever talk about money?

17. Do you track your savings and spending?

18. Do you utilize an employer retirement plan?

19. How important is planning for retirement to you?

20. Do you give to charitable organizations?

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544-554 Frank Wright, president of the National Religious Broadcasters ( on the performance tax.

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612-623Jennifer Hernandez helped start the Todd Anglin Homes for Children in Nicaragua and Mexico (, and their big, annual fundraiser is coming up on Saturday, March 13th at 4:30pm down in Irvine at the Bridges at Hidden Valley, adjacent to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.  For more information, just go to their website.  BTW, Todd was killed in a motorcycle accident in 2005, and his friends and family got together to do something to preserve his memory so they started a ministry close to his heart, one that helps orphans in Nicaragua and Mexico.

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• Peggy Noonan (2/13/2010) The Off-Center President.

Washington's pundits have begun announcing that the White House is better at campaigning than at governing, but that was obvious last summer. The president and his advisers understand one thing really well, and that is Democratic primaries and Democratic politics. This is the area in which they made their careers. It's how they defeated Hillary Clinton—by knowing how Democrats think. In the 2008 general election, appealing for the first time to all of America and not only to Democrats, they had one great gift on their side, the man who both made Mr. Obama and did in John McCain, and that was George W. Bush.

But now it is 2010, and Mr. Bush is gone. Mr. Obama is left with America, and he does not, really, understand it. That is why he thinks moving to the center would be political death, when moving to the center and triangulating, as Bill Clinton did, might give him a new lease on life.

• Michael Barone (2/15/2010) Under Obama, Crony Capitalism Again Rules the Day.

Last week, amid Washington's blizzards, Obama was asked about the $17 million bonus awarded to JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and the $9 million bonus for Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein.

"I know both these guys; they are very savvy businessmen," he said. "I, like most of the American people, don't begrudge people success or wealth." So much for campaign-trail denunciations of "fat cat" bankers and bloated bonuses.

From what I know, Dimon and Blankfein are in fact first-rate CEOs, as able in their way as Henry J. Kaiser. Their banks soured on mortgage-backed securities before most of their competitors and started unloading them early or, in Goldman's case, getting them insured by AIG (and getting the government to pay 100 cents on the dollar for them, thanks to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, then head of the New York Fed). They paid their TARP money back as fast as they could, with interest.

But the savviness that Obama handsomely acknowledged has been evident not only in their business judgment but in their politics. Goldman employee contributions to Democrats in 2008 ranked second only to those employed by the University of California. JPMorgan Chase's employees ranked No. 7. The stereotype of Wall Street being Republican is decades out of date.

Crony capitalism is now the order of the day in the United States. The government and the United Auto Workers own General Motors and Chrysler, which aren't likely to pay back their billions in TARP money anytime soon, if ever. Meanwhile, the government tells Americans to stop driving Toyotas.

• Mail Online (2/14/2010) Climategate U-turn as scientist at centre of row admits: There has been no global warming since 1995Some startling admissions:  Data for vital 'hockey stick graph' has gone missing.  There has been no global warming since 1995.  Warming periods have happened before - but NOT due to man-made changes.

From the story (my emphasis):

The academic at the centre of the 'Climategate' affair, whose raw data is crucial to the theory of climate change, has admitted that he has trouble 'keeping track' of the information.

Colleagues say that the reason Professor Phil Jones has refused Freedom of Information requests is that he may have actually lost the relevant papers

// The data is crucial to the famous 'hockey stick graph' used by climate change advocates to support the theory. 

Professor Jones also conceded the possibility that the world was warmer in medieval times than now – suggesting global warming may not be a man-made phenomenon.

And he said that for the past 15 years there has been no 'statistically significant' warming.

// And he said that the debate over whether the world could have been even warmer than now during the medieval period, when there is evidence of high temperatures in northern countries, was far from settled.  Skeptics believe there is strong evidence that the world was warmer between about 800 and 1300 AD than now because of evidence of high temperatures in northern countries.  But climate change advocates have dismissed this as false or only applying to the northern part of the world.  Professor Jones departed from this consensus when he said: 'There is much debate over whether the Medieval Warm Period was global in extent or not. The MWP is most clearly expressed in parts of North America, the North Atlantic and Europe and parts of Asia.  'For it to be global in extent, the MWP would need to be seen clearly in more records from the tropical regions and the Southern hemisphere. There are very few palaeoclimatic records for these latter two regions.

'Of course, if the MWP was shown to be global in extent and as warm or warmer than today, then obviously the late 20th Century warmth would not be unprecedented. On the other hand, if the MWP was global, but was less warm than today, then the current warmth would be unprecedented.'  

Skeptics said this was the first time a senior scientist working with the IPCC had admitted to the possibility that the Medieval Warming Period could have been global, and therefore the world could have been hotter then than now.

• BBC (2/13/2010) Q&A: Professor Phil Jones.