Friday, April 16, 2010

This Sunday I'll be preaching at my home church, Calvary Chapel of the Chino Valley, at all three morning services beginning at 8am.  I'd love to see you there!

400-408 – • ADF (4/15/2010) Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Obama.

• ACLJ (4/15/2010) Defending The National Day of Prayer.

• AP (4/15/2010) White House: Obama will issue prayer proclamation.

• FRC (4/16/2010) Washington Update:  So Help Us God.

413-423 – • Fox News (4/16/2010) Probe Into Palin Appearance Is Politically Motivated, Critics Say.

• Andrea Mitchell of The Today Show led their morning news cast with a report about a speech Sarah Palin is being hired to give at a Cal State Stanislaus.  Listen for the emphasis, and wait for the kicker at the end.  Do you remember the MSM complaining about the financial success of Bill Clinton or Al Gore when their political careers were over?  Do you think their speaking contracts would have been "found" in a trash bin? Would there be an investigation you think?

(:45) PALIN 01.  Andrea Mitchell starts her report by walking the audience through Palin's busy – and lucrative – life.

(:14) PALIN 02.  Then it was on to that speech at Cal State Stanislaus, and the copy of that contract found in a trash bin! 

(:19) PALIN 03:  Then Mitchell revealed the details of that contract!  What do you think the purpose is here?  Do we hear this about Clinton or Gore?  The "horror" that Sarah demands a private jet, or 1st class tickets – and water with straws that bend!

(:19) PALIN 04:  Jerry Brown, candidate for Governor here in California, said he wants an investigation into the matter, like this is somehow a criminal matter!!

(:18) PALIN 05:  Andrea Mitchell then finally reveals that it's the University Foundation who's paying for the event, but she still manages to make the whole thing sound suspicious.

(:15) PALIN 06:  After a breathless 4 minute report, Mitchell then provides some important information about the entire event – that it's being paid for with PRIVATE FUNDS.  I wonder why she didn't LEAD with that?  I wonder what she's trying to make you believe about Sarah Palin and the whole thing, hmm?

428-437 Hormoz Shariat, "the Billy Graham of Iran," is the founder of Iran Alive Ministries ( he founded the Iranian Christian Church up in the Bay Area in 1987 which has now grown to four locations and over 400 members – all converts from Islam.  Hormoz is also the host of ICTV, a Christian call-in show in Farsi, beamed into Iran via satellite, where thousands each week make the decision to follow Jesus Christ.   In 1979, he was in the streets of Iran chanting "Death to America" as a good radical Muslim, then he came to USC to get a Ph.D. in computer engineering.  He was spiritually empty, with a divorce date set, and he reads the Koran one more time, not getting any direction.  Then he read the Gospel of Matthew and was confronted with the person of Jesus.  As a result, he came to faith in Christ at Church of the Open Door here in LA.  He's happily married, and lives in the Bay Area, with his three children.  Today, Iran has a population of 70 million, and 70% or 49 million of the them are under the age of 30.

443-452Hormoz Shariat

458-508 Michael Ross, heads up the book publishing efforts at Back to the Bible ( and is the former editor of Focus on the Family's Breakaway magazine.  He's written over 30 books, and his latest is What Your Son Isn't Telling You: Unlocking the Secret World of Teen Boys.  Today, he gives dads some pointers on how to better connect with their teenage sons.

512-523Michael Ross

528-538 James Bryan Smith, is a theology professor at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, and a writer and speaker in the area of Christian spiritual formation. He's a founding member of Richard Foster's spiritual renewal ministry Renovare, an ordained minister with the United Methodist Church, and an author of the Apprenticeship Series, that beings with The Good and Beautiful God, and now the follow-up is out, his The Good and Beautiful Life: Putting on the Character of Christ with a forward by Dallas Willard (  

544-554James Bryan Smith

558-608William Dear, director of The Perfect Game (in theaters now!), a delightful and inspiring movie about a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico, who though they had never played baseball before, go on to become the first non-US team to ever win the Little League Series, way back in 1957.

612-623Greg Waybright, former president of Trinity International University, now senior pastor at Lake Avenue in Pasadena (, his Good News for the Journey can be heard Sunday's at 11am on KKLA, and you can catch Greg all next week on KKLA at 10am!  Today we talk about their "Reaching Out Here and There" emphasis, and Greg talks about "making disciples."

628-638Greg Waybright

644-652Congratulations to our Engineer Annie, who successfully completed her final oral exam today in her path to becoming a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  

(:28) PO Tea Parties (President Obama speaking at a Democratic fundraiser at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami FL @ 4/16/2010).