Wednesday, June 23, 2010

400-408Dr. Alex McFarland, ( President of Southern Evangelical Seminary ( and author of The 10 Most Common Objections to Christianity and his latest Stand: Seeking the Way of God.  Today we talk about the challenge of being culturally relevant yet redemptive.

413-423Dr. Alex McFarland

428-437 • I got an email this morning from Doug Mazza, COO of Joni & Friends, that Joni Eareckson Tada will be undergoing surgery for breast cancer very soon, so let's keep her in prayer.

Here's what Joni had to say in the email,

"I've often said that our afflictions come from the hand of our all-wise and sovereign God, who loves us and wants what is best for us. So, although cancer is something new, I am content to receive from God whatever He deems fit for me.  Yes, it's alarming, but rest assured that Ken and I are utterly convinced that God is going to use this to stretch our faith, brighten our hope and strengthen our witness to others."

"We've always prized the ministry God has given Joni and Friends to people facing a variety of disabilities; everything from autism to Alzheimer's, from spina bifida to spinal cord injury.  For years I have hoped that my quadriplegia might encourage people struggling with cancer ... now I have a chance to truly empathize and journey alongside, affirming that God's grace is always sufficient for whatever the disease or disability."

Following surgery, Joni will receive treatment based on the findings.

"Thankfully, my quadriplegia does not significantly impact either the surgery or the treatment. I'm like any other woman who has breast cancer, I want to pour all my energies into getting better."

Updates regarding Joni's health and progress will be posted to the "Joni's Corner" section of the Joni and Friends ministry website at

• I share an email from someone we'll call "Karen from West Virginia" who sent me a touching email about she and her husband reading Shattered.

443-452Richard Kennedy [Reprise], our KKLA General Sales Manager, invites everyone out this Saturday for our KKLA Family Fun Day here at the KKLA studios located at the northwest corner of Brand and the 134 in Glendale in front of the California Credit Union building.  There'll be fun and carnival games for the kids, prizes and lots of giveaways, and for the first 250 families that show up they'll get a tour of the KKLA studios, a free KKLA t-shirt, and a free autographed photo of the entire KKLA on-air staff!  Come take some family photos with your favorite KKLA personalities in our special KKLA Photo Booth!  And come sign your heart out in our KKLA "Singing in the Sun" Karaoke Booth!  Parking is $7, and food will be available to purchase from Tommy's and Top Dog Hot Dog.

458-508 Brigitte Gabriel, founder of, now with 410 chapters across the country, 37 here in California, and a total of 110,000 members, with a full-time lobbyist on capitol hill!  Brigitte is committed to warning America about the threat from radical Islam.  She's the author of the best-seller They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It.  Today we talk about what just happened in Dearborn at the Arab Festival, and the significance of what Faisal Shahzad, the Times Square Bomber, said to the judge, "One has to understand where I am coming from. I consider myself ... a Muslim Soldier."

• World Net Daily (6/22/2010) America, 2010: Christians hauled to jail for preaching Jesus.  Sharia in Dearborn, Michigan.

512-523 Brigitte Gabriel

528-538Dave Dravecky, was a major league pitcher for 8 years with the Padres and the Giants, but lost his career to cancer after the 1989 season, and then lost his arm – literally – to cancer when on June 18, 1991 his left arm was amputated.  Today, he and his wife Jan run a ministry called Endurance ( that serves those suffering from divorce, depression, loss, be it relational or financial, and especially ministers to those fighting cancer and dealing with amputation.  If you contact them through the website, they'll send you an Encouragement Basket with three items:  An Encouragement Bible, their book When You Can't Come Back, and the devotional, Do Not Lose Heart.  Three other excellent resources they recommend are:  Philip Yancey's two books Where is God When It Hurts?, and Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?, and Jerry Sittser's Grace Disguised.  Dave's written several books including Comeback, then When You Can't Come Back, followed by Called Up: Stories of Life and Faith from the Great Game of Baseball.

544-554Dave Dravecky

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

558-608Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council (, and co-author with Bishop Harry Jackson of Personal Faith: Public Policy. Today Tony updates us on the progress of the gay agenda this past week in Washington, and the need for the church to live out our biblical values in such a way the world wants what we got.

612-623Tony Perkins

628-638How do you know God is alive in your life?  How would others know God is alive in your life?  We're the fruit that others are supposed to be tasting, because we're plugged into the vine.  See any fruit in your life?  Do others?


• MSN (6/22/2010) Earliest icons of Peter and Paul found.

• Fox News (6/23/2010) New Policy Allows Mass. School to Distribute Condoms to Elementary Students.

• Reuters (6/22/2010) Now scientists read your mind better than you can.

• Michael Hastings, Rolling Stone (6/22/2010) The Runaway General:  Stanley McChrystal, Obama's top commander in Afghanistan, has seized control of the war by never taking his eye off the real enemy: The wimps in the White House.

• NRO Editors (6/22/2010) McChrystal Is Not the Problem.

• Debra Saunders (6/23/2010) Rolling Stone Gathers a General.

• Christopher Benson, Christianity Today (5/14/2010) Faithful Presence:  James Davison Hunter says our strategies to transform culture are ineffective, and the goal itself is misguided.  Hunter's new book is entitled To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World (Oxford University Press, April 2010).

• Chuck Colson, Christianity Today (5/14/2010) More than Faithful Presence:  Charles Colson responds to James Davison Hunter's 'To Change the World'