Thursday, September 16, 2010

A big thank you to mayor Curt Pringle of Anaheim, and his wonderful Chief of Staff Mishal Montgomery, for putting on a great prayer breakfast this morning at the Anaheim Convention Center for 1500 of us, with special music by Chris Tomlin and a wonderful talk by journalist Brit Hume of Fox News.  I was honored to step in as emcee for my buddy Hugh Hewitt unfortunately who couldn't make it.

400-408 – Scott 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 early '90's, has expertise in both medical and business ethics, and is an ethics consultant for four Southern California hospitals. 

Today we start off by asking the question:  What's so good about being good? 

• LA Times (9/16/2010) Pope Benedict XVI urges Britain not to let secularism overshadow Christianity.

413-423 – Why do the right thing?  Plato's Myth of Gyges, and doing the right thing just because it's the right thing because the pursuit of virtue is it's own reward.

428-437 – Can you have "ethics without God"?  Of course.  But, it will not have a solid intellectual foundation.

443-452 – In light of the Pope's comments, how do we confront the advance of secularism?

458-508 – What can we learn from the early church on how to "win culture"?  How did the Christians out-live the pagans?  What do you think of James Davison Hunter's new book To Change the World?

512-523 – Politics is theology applied.  It is not our responsibility to "save culture" anymore than it is our responsibility to "save people."  We are to be faithful witnesses to live out the gospel. 

• "Doing the Right Thing" ( Join hosts Brit Hume, Chuck Colson, Dr. Robert George and a distinguished panel as they undertake a six part exploration of Ethics before a live student audience in Princeton, NJ.  The panel, students and interviewed guests will examine and discuss these questions over six thirty-minute sessions:  How did we get into this mess?   Is there truth, a moral law we can all know?  If we know what is right, can we do it?  What does it mean to be human?  Ethics in the Market Place.  Ethics in Public Life.

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.

528-539 – • OC Register (9/12/2010) Anaheim church-goers celebrate with tattoos. 

It's time to brag about your church!  What are some of the neat things God's doing through your fellowship?

544-554 – Calls

558-608 – Replay

612-623 – Replay

628-639 – Replay

644-656 – Replay

• USA Today (9/15/2010) Church claims evangelizing students punished for 'kindness.'

• LAT (9/16/2010) Losses from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac seizures may near $400 billion.  Federal Housing Finance Agency is seeking billions in repayment from banks that sold bad loans to the mortgage giants to help offset taxpayer losses, but some financial institutions are balking.

• Fox News (9/16/2010) Congress Poised to Hit Campaign Trail Before Finishing Basic Budget Duties.

• Elizabeth MacDonald, Fox News (9/16/2010) Fact Checking the President -- Again.

• Kevin D. Williamson, NRO (9/16/2010) The Entitlement Bubble: The Bust Is Going to Be a Nightmare.

• Daniel Henninger, WSJ (9/16/2010) It's the Spending, Stupid:  A chronic voter 'concern' has now exploded into a broad public movement.

• USA Today (9/16/2010) USA's poverty rate reaches highest level in 51 years.

• (1:07) Morning Joe. (Joe Scarborough, host of Morning Joe on MSNBC makes a prediction that the O'Donnell win will benefit Mitt Romney @ 9/15/2010. Hot Air story here.)

(4:46) Rove on Fox full. (Karl Rove goes on Fox News and is interviewed by Martha MacCallum @ 9/16/2010.)

(1:57) Rove short (Karl Rove goes on Fox News and is interviewed by Martha MacCallum @ 9/16/2010.)