Tuesday, May 11, 2010

• Pastors and church leaders!  You're invited to the KKLA 25th Anniversary Pastor Appreciation Luncheon at Azusa Pacific University next Thursday May 20th.  Our featured speaker this year is Pastor Raul Ries and it's free!   Register right now at  And, act quickly, because we already have 700 people signed up, and there's only 35 spots still left for those who want to go on the free VIP "Treasures of the Bible: The Dead Sea Scrolls & Beyond" Tours to see never-before displayed artifacts including five DSS fragments, a 5,000 year old cuneiform tablet, a Gutenberg Bible leaf, an original King James Bible, and much more.

• This Thursday night, May 13th, at the Hilton in Costa Mesa, Focus on the Family's Celebrate Family Tour is coming to town, and you're invited to come on out and watch my show first, then we'll hop inside to listen to some special music by former Newsboy Phil Joel, and then you become part of the live studio audience as Jim Daly, John Fuller, and Juli Slattery tape a show with Ron Luce of Teen Mania Ministries and mother-daughter communication coach Dannah Gresh talking about helping tweens and teens, and purity, modesty and honest relationships.  It's free, parking is $5, and the doors open at 6:30pm.  It'll be a lot of fun, I'm the emcee for the evening!  Register now at

• I'll be doing a book signing this Saturday at 3pm at the Barnes & Noble in Orange at the Mainplace Mall, just off the 5 and 22 on Main Street.

400-408Linda Slater, Public Information Officer for the Mojave National Preserve (, talks about the missing cross that was stolen sometime on Sunday afternoon.  The cross was erected by the Veterans of Foreign Wars in 1934 to honor those who lost their lives in World War I.  Linda says the wood covering was noticed missing on Saturday, the uncovered cross was seen on Sunday , but was missing when the park staff went to replace the wooden cover Monday morning.  Sunrise Rock is 12 miles south of I15 on Cima Road.   The VFW is offering a $25,000 reward.  The SCOTUS issued a 5-4 ruling in Salazar v. Buono on April 28 that the cross could remain while the case returns to the lower court, saying that the First Amendment "does not require the eradication of all religious symbols in the public realm."  The Cross Tip Line is (760) 252-6120.

• Yahoo News (5/11/2010) Thieves take controversial Mojave Desert cross.

• Jessica Cejnar, Desert Dispatch (5/11/2010) Mojave Preserve cross missing.

• Washington Post (9/29/2009) The Old Secular Cross?  High Court to Consider Issue of Church-State Separation.

413-423Henry & Wanda Sandoz, have been caretakers of the Mojave cross since 1984, and Henry actually built and installed the metal cross that was stolen over the weekend way back in 1998.  Henry cared for the cross to fulfill the dying wish of a close personal friend, Riley Bembry, a WWI veteran, who had asked him to put up a new cross after vandals had destroyed the crosses throughout the 1970s.  Henry and Wanda are solid believers, and will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary in two weeks, and will be going to England to visit a daughter about ready to deliver their 9th grandchild.  And, today is Henry's 71st birthday!  The cross has been part of the Sandoz family for years, not only the Easter Sonrise services for the past 26 years, but their grandaughter Audrey was dedicated there 11 years ago on Easter.  They have been getting offers of help from all across the country to put up a new cross, and we're thrilled to have them on the show today.

428-437 Henry & Wanda Sandoz

443-452Bobby Duke, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at the APU School of Theology, is APU's resident Dead Sea Scrolls expert.  Today, we talk about the Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit coming to APU later this month.

458-508 Jeff Vines, senior pastor of Christ's Church of the Valley in San Dimas (, and author of Dinner with Skeptics: Defending God In A World That Makes No Sense.  Today we talk about being "in the world, yet not of the world."

512-523 Jeff Vines

528-538 Kenneth Samples, Senior Research Scholar at Reasons To Believe (, and author of two books Without a Doubt, and the other A World of Difference.  He teaches Sunday mornings from 9-10am at Christ Reformed Church in Anaheim.  Don't forget to sign up for RTB's Today's New Reason to Believe email at  Today we talk about dying well.

• Ken Samples (4/21/2009) What is a "good death"?

544-554 Kenneth Samples

555 – [2:00] "The Money Guys" – Robert Micone and Bill O'Connor from Applied Financial Planning at 866-SEEK-COUNSEL, 866-733-5268 (

558-608 John Eastman, just stepped down in January as the Dean of the Chapman University School of Law (, in order to run for Attorney General here in California (  He is not only a law professor with a J.D. from the University of Chicago, and who clerked from Justice Clarence Thomas, he also has an earned Ph.D. in Government from Claremont Graduate University.  Today we talk about the First Amendment and the missing cross, the National Day of Prayer, and the way our Founders intended minority rights to function short of the minority veto – ultimately becoming the default majority.

612-623John Eastman

628-638Jay Richards, Senior Fellow and Director of Research at the Discovery Institute (, and a contributing editor for the Journal of the American Enterprise Institute at, has two earned Ph.D.'s, one in philosophy and the other in theology, and he's the author of a wonderful Christian defense of capitalism entitled Money, Greed, And God:  Why Capitalism Is The Solution And Not The Problem (browse) – now in paperback!

644-652Jay Richards