Thursday, July 8, 2010

400-408  Parents:  what's your spanking policy?  Do you think it's abuse?  Do your parents agree (the kids' grandparents)?  Are you repeating their policy with you, or have you started a new spanking policy with your kids?  Do you suffer from any effects of being spanked as a child?

(2:09) Spanking pt. 1. (George Stephanopoulos for ABC's Good Morning America talks about the issue of spanking using a story about parents Laura and Todd Mansfield who oppose spanking @ 7/6/2010).  Connor 6, Drew 3.

(4:13) Spanking pt. 2. (Stephanopoulos continues the topic by interviewing psychologists Ann Pleshette Murphy and Kevin Leman, author of "Have A New Kid By Friday," who are on opposing sides of the issue.)

Done in anger?  Does it work?  Most parents are in favor of spanking, but they don't do it right?

A single swat on a clothed bottom?  Defiance?  Running for the street?  Fork in the outlet?

Where's the line between discipline and abuse? 

Should caregivers (like grandparents) have a different policy toward spanking than the parents?

"I'm disappointed with you!" works.  Empty threats don't.

 • ABC Good Morning America News (7/6/2010) Spanking Debate: A Generational Divide.

413-423 Calls


443-452 Jeff Siegel, President of the Global Youth Baseball Federation ( – an international evangelistic organization built around baseball outreach in countries such as:  Cuba, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Nicaragua, Ukraine, and the United States.  Jeff was able to see Antonio Castro, Fidel's second youngest son, come to faith in Christ through their ministry!

458-508Scott Rae, Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Talbot School of Theology (, and author of 6 books including his latest with Austin Hill entitled The Virtues of Capitalism (his Business as Transformational Service is coming out later this year).  Scott was one of my profs at Talbot back in the mid '90's, with expertise in both medical and business ethics, he's an ethics consultant for four Southern California hospitals.  Today we talk about the new "Microsort" technology that allows gender selection without taking human life, yet it still raises some moral questions about the nature of God's gift of children.  And, we talk about a Christian defense of capitalism.

512-523Scott Rae

TH 524 – [2:00] Don Rohde (818) 262-2092.  For the past 38 years, Don has been a sales manager at Galpin, the #1 volume Ford dealer in the world for the past 20 consecutive years.  Galpin has been family-owned and operated for the past 59 years, and 90% of their business is repeat or referral.  Galpin offers Ford, Lincoln-Mercury, Honda, Mazda, Saturn, Volvo, Jaguar, and Aston Martin.  Located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley at Roscoe and the 405.

528-538John Blandford, Regional Director of Global Media Outreach (, the internet arm of Campus Crusade, and the organization behind the website – where you can watch people in real time who've just indicated that they've either just prayed to receive Christ or they'd like more information about Christianity, from literally all over the world. 

• About 2 million people a day "look for God" on the Internet by Googling such terms as "God, Jesus, prayer, heaven, hell," etc., and when they do, about 10% of them get directed to the over 100 different evangelistic websites in the top 12 languages of the world run by GMO, where they'll then read or hear the Gospel via the Four Spiritual Laws, and are then given an opportunity to pray to receive Christ.  When they do and if they've requested follow-up, they're connected to GMO's "online missionaries." 

• YTD, GMO has made 58.1 million Gospel presentations with 8.2 million people indicating decisions and 1.2 million asking for follow-up – that's 50,000 people every day asking to be discipled!

• To become an "online missionary," or to get your church involved, contact John at or call their office at (310) 370-2627.

They're hosting a Pastors Luncheon, Thursday July 29th, at the Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach, if you're interested RSVP to

• Partnering churches in the LA area so far:  many Calvary Chapels including CC Costa Mesa and CC Chino Hills, Rolling Hills Covenant, Westside Vineyard, Oceanside Christian Fellowship, El Segundo Foursquare, First Baptist of La Crescenta, King's Harbor Church, and Coast Bible Church.

539 – [2:00] "The Money Guys" – Robert Micone and Bill O'Connor from Applied Financial Planning at 866-SEEK-COUNSEL, that's 866-733-5268 (

544-554 John Blandford

• John shares the awesome story about Laddha, who lives in Cambodia, has polio, and found the GMO website 6 months ago, recommitted her life to Christ, was led through our 30-day Bible study by an online missionary named Aggie out of Costa Mesa.  Last month, Laddha hosted a retreat for 120 kids and led half of them to the Lord!  And now she's learning about baptism, because next month, she wants to baptize them all!

They're hosting a Pastors Luncheon, Thursday July 29th, at the Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach, if you're interested RSVP to

558-608 Joel Lampe, Director of The Bible Museum in Goodyear, Arizona, just off I-10 outside of Phoenix (, which, since 1987, has been the world's largest dealer of rare and antique Bibles, ancient Biblical manuscripts, and antiquarian theology books – with treasures of Christian history valued at over $2 million!  Joel is the host of He Chose You on DirectTV, and host of the award-winning DVD How We Got the Bible. His father, the "boss" at The Bible Museum, Craig Lampe, is the narrator of a wonderful DVD I just watched this past weekend entitled The Forbidden Book. 

• Today, we've got some DVDs to give away of both How We Got the Bible and The Forbidden Book.

• Also, don't forget to go see The Treasures of the Bible: The Dead Sea Scrolls & Beyond Tour out at APU until Sunday, July 18th.  For more information, go to

612-623Joel Lampe

628-638 Joel Lampe

644-652 Joel Lampe

• WSJ (7/8/2010) U.S. Plans Cyber Shield for Utilities, Companies.

• Barna Group (6/28/2010) Who is Active in "Group" Expressions of Faith? Barna Study Examines Small Groups, Sunday School and House Churches.

• World Net Daily (7/6/2010) Good heavens! Bible class officially OK for school.