Tuesday, May 18, 2010

• Tomorrow night, we'll be doing a remote out at Harvest Christian Fellowship and I'll be doing the mid-week service on "Becoming a Dangerous Christian" at 7pm.  If you can't make it, you can listen live online at

• Thursday is our KKLA 25th Anniversary Pastor Appreciation Luncheon at Azusa Pacific University with Pastor Raul Ries and it's free!   Register right now at  And, act quickly, because we already have 1200 people signed up, and you still may have time to get in 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.

• Thursday at 12:45pm (I think?), we'll be on Michael Medved's national radio show on 870AM KRLA.

• Saturday at 3pm in Torrance, we'll be doing a book signing at the Barnes & Noble.

• Sunday at 6pm, we'll be at the Anaheim Convention Center for the big "Calvary Celebration" honoring pastor Chuck Smith.

400-408 – • Hot Air (5/18/2010) Blumenthal: Um, when I said I served "in" Vietnam, I meant to say "during"; Update: The lies got worse over time, says Shays.

• Hot Air (5/17/2010) Bombshell: Democratic Senate candidate lied about serving in Vietnam; Update: Blumenthal responds, sort of.

"We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam," Mr. Blumenthal said to the group gathered in Norwalk in March 2008. "And you exemplify it. Whatever we think about the war, whatever we call it — Afghanistan or Iraq — we owe our military men and women unconditional support."…

In 2003, he addressed a rally in Bridgeport, where about 100 military families gathered to express support for American troops overseas. "When we returned, we saw nothing like this," Mr. Blumenthal said. "Let us do better by this generation of men and women."…

The New Haven Register on July 20, 2006, described him as "a veteran of the Vietnam War," and on April 6, 2007, said that the attorney general had "served in the Marines in Vietnam." On May 26, 2009, The Connecticut Post, a Bridgeport newspaper that is the state's third-largest daily, described Mr. Blumenthal as "a Vietnam veteran." And The Shelton Weekly reported on May 23, 2008, that Mr. Blumenthal "was met with applause when he spoke about his experience as a Marine sergeant in Vietnam."…

It does not appear that Mr. Blumenthal ever sought to correct those mistakes

(:43) Blumenthal 1, "When I said I served 'in' Vietnam, I meant to say "during."

(:22) Blumenthal 2, Questioner: "Do you think you owe people an apology?"  Crowd says "No, no."  Then, Blumenthal says, "I regret that I mis-spoke, and I take full responsibility."

• Fox News (5/18/2010) Richard Blumenthal Claims He Misspoke About Vietnam Military Record, Defends Service.  Veterans, what do you think of someone who has claimed to have served Vietnam, and done so for years, but who did not?  He got 5 deferments before landing a spot in a Marine Reserve in Washington, virtually guaranteeing that he would never serve in Vietnam. 

413-423Ever have to "live a lie?"  Ever been part of covering up abuse, neglect, addictions, alcoholism?  Ever discover the truth about a lie from your childhood or family?  Multiple marriages, abortions, conceived out of wedlock?

428-437 Call


458-508 Joni Eareckson Tada, has been a quadriplegic confined to a wheelchair for the past 42 years, since a diving accident in July 1967 – and she's the least "disabled" disabled person I know.  She's written 35 books, over a million people a week hear her "Joni & Friends" (, daily 5-minute broadcast, her paintings (done with a paint brush between her teeth) are sought by collectors all over the world, and she's an accomplished vocalist!  How's that for being "disabled?"  She and her husband Ken have been happily married since 1982.  Her latest book is entitled A Lifetime of Wisdom: Embracing The Way God Heals You.  She is the founder of the International Disability Center in Agoura Hills and the Christian Institute on Disability.  Today we talk about her wheels for the world team that just got back from Haiti to deliver 100 wheelchairs and distribute Bibles, and they'll be going back with a "Total Access Team" in August to do some construction stuff – so anyone skilled in construction, get ahold of John Warn at the website if you're interested in going.  Joni is also being awarded an honorary Doctorate at Biola next Saturday when she does her commencement address.  And, she'll be soon going to Task prison to thank the inmates who've made the pediatric wheelchairs and present them with the gospel.

512-523 Joni Eareckson Tada

528-538 Chuck Colson [Reprise from Monday, May 17th]

544-554 Chuck Colson [Reprise from Monday, May 17th]

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

558-608 Johnny Bench (, the greatest catcher of all time, a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, and perhaps most importantly, the guy who told me on the day I made it to the major leagues, "Kid, don't ever get too cocky or too arrogant, because you're always only just one pitch away from humility."

612-623Doug Geivett, ( Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology at Biola, and one of my favorite teachers back in seminary.  His most recent work is being co-editor with Jim Spiegel of Faith, Film, and Philosophy: Big Ideas on the Big Screen (

628-638 Doug Geivett,

644-652Tommy Hume, a former MLB pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies (his Facebook page), and the chapel leader who persistently shared and consistently lived out the gospel to this atheist back on the Reds.  It was because of his witness, and the quality of his life, that he "won the right to be heard."  I'm a Christian today, because of Tommy Hume.  Today, I get to thank him publicly on the show.

• Evangelical Law Institute, June 2010 California Voter Guides List.

• Craig Huey,

• Lisa Schiffren (5/17/2010) Miss USA — Using Politics to Sell Sex?