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400-408 – Joel Rosenberg (joelrosenberg.com) former communications advisor to the once-former and now-current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and million-selling author of such page-turners as The Last Jihad, The Ezekiel Option, The Copper Scroll, Dead Heat, Epicenter, and Inside The Revolution – will be out with his next book in October entitled The 12th Imam. And today we talk about why it's critical to understand who the 12th Imam is in order to understand the motivation behind the regime in Iran. Joel also updates us on his work with the Joshua Fund (joshuafund.net).
413-423 – Joel Rosenberg
428-437 – Joel Rosenberg
443-452 – Ryan Ries, (thewhosoevers.com) Pastor Raul and Sharon Ries youngest son, who was "not walking with the Lord" for quite a while and now the Lord has gotten a hold of his life and he's reaching thousands of kids. The Whosoevers are: Ryan Ries, Sonny Sandoval (of POD), and Brian "Head" Welch (of Korn). The Whosoevers of 2010 are a flashback to those crazy long-haired, drugged-out hippies from the early 1970's – many of whom became Calvary Chapel pastors!
• The Whosoevers' EXIT Los Angeles is coming to the Fairplex in Pomona this Saturday at 3pm, as a benefit for Chi, the bass player with the Deftones, who, two years ago, was in a car wreck and fell into a coma. Recently, however, he has been upgraded to an "unconscious state", and when he was told that his friends would be doing a benefit concert to help his family, he cried. For info, go to exitconcerts.com.
458-508 – John Stonestreet, Executive Director of Summit Ministries (summit.org) in Colorado Springs, a worldview-apologetics ministry that hosts intensive conference-retreats across the country for teens. On the website, you'll find great worldview curriculum for elementary, middle, high, and Sunday schools, and videos of the top 150 lectures ever given at Summit! Today we talk about why Christians must be involved in politics.
512-523 – John Stonestreet
528-538 – Bill and Pam Farrel, are relationship specialists who've authored over 30 books – including their classic Men are like Waffles, Women are like Spaghetti – and they've got a bunch of free relationship resources at their website billandpam.org (800-810-4449). Today we talk a little about Shattered – what Gina and I did right and what we did wrong as newlyweds – as we explore the Farrel's advice contained in their new book for newlyweds The First Five Years. They also encourage couples to give each other a GIFT, they explain. Bill's new book is coming out this month too, The Ten Best Decisions a Guy Can Make.
544-554 – Bill and Pam Farrel
558-608 – Your Harvest story about this past weekend?
612-623 – Your Harvest story about this past weekend?
628-638 – Your Harvest story about this past weekend?
644-656 – Your Harvest story about this past weekend?
• Reuters (8/9/2010) Freddie Mac says needs $1.8 billion from taxpayers.
• Washington Examiner Editorial (8/8/2010) Time to admit Obamanomics has failed.
• Peggy Noonan (8/6/2010) America Is at Risk of Boiling Over: And out-of-touch leaders don't see the need to cool things off.
• Fox News (8/5/2010) Faith Healing. Rifqa Bary, the Muslim convert to Christianity who said she fled her Ohio home because she feared her parents would kill her for abandoning their faith, is refusing chemotherapy to treat her uterine cancer.
• Charles Krauthammer (8/6/2010) Who Makes the Laws, Anyway? The difference between administrators and legislators has been blurred.
• NRO Editors (8/6/2010) Obamacare Takes a Beating.
// In his decision, the judge issued 80 "findings of fact." All said findings and all said facts happen to support his belief that Proposition 8 was so errant that a bolt of lightning should have struck it from the ballot. For the sake of argument, let's stipulate that Judge Walker is right. In that case, he and like-minded people should come up with, say, Proposition 9 overturning the ban and persuade 50.1 percent of Californians to support it. How difficult can that be given that, per Judge Walker, every single fact is on their side?
But convincing the voters to change their minds would require some patience and respect for people's moral sensibilities, both of which are in short supply among supporters of gay marriage. It's far easier to convince one judge who doesn't truly need convincing to mint a new constitutional right to gay marriage. The cost of this exercise is the outrageous high-handedness that it entails and that pervades Judge Walker's decision.
He concludes that Californians had no rational basis to vote for Proposition 8. One wonders how he stands living among such a sea of bigotry. As self-appointed arbiter of what's good and right about marriage, child-rearing, and gender roles, Judge Walker brooks no dissent. It's "beyond debate" that gay marriage "has at least a neutral, if not a positive, effect on marriage." It is "beyond any doubt that parents' genders are irrelevant to children's developmental outcomes." //