Monday, October 18, 2010

A big thank you to the almost 3,000 people that came out to Lake Avenue on Friday night for our big KKLA 25th Anniversary Celebration with John Tesh, Kirk Cameron, and Greg Laurie.  And a big "Happy Birthday" to the 124 people who went forward to get right with the Lord!  You're now three days into your new life!

And a big thank you to Ron Strand, Bob Tyler, Jen Monk, Ron Prentice and Chuck Girard for a great night on Saturday for the Justice 2010 Advocates For Faith benefit dinner at the Nixon Library.  Great being with you guys!

400-408 – Star Parker, is a syndicated columnist, author and the founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal & Education (, and she's running for congress in the 37th District (Compton, Carson, Signal Hill, Wilmington, Long Beach) against liberal Democrat incumbent Laura Richardson. Help her at  Star was a single welfare mother living in Los Angeles, who after receiving Christ, went back to finish her college degree in marketing, and launched an urban Christian magazine that got destroyed in the 1992 riots.  She used that as a springboard to focus on faith and market-based alternatives to empower the lives of the poor.  She's been a huge champion against welfare fraud, and has been on all the big radio and television shows.  She's written three books:  her autobiography Pimps, Whores & Welfare Brats, her second Uncle Sam's Plantation, and White Ghetto: How Middle Class America Reflects Inner City Decay.

413-423 – Star Parker

428-437 – Star Parker. 

443-452 – Star Parker.

458-508 – Past welfare single-moms, what was and is the best way for the church to help you?

512-523 – Past welfare single-moms, what was and is the best way for the church to help you?

528-539 – Philip DeCourcy, pastor of Kindred Community Church in Anaheim (, and heard 10:30am weekdays on Know The Truth (  Today we talk about his new two-week series entitled "The Politics of a Citizen in Heaven" that started today, and available at

544-554 – Philip DeCourcy

558-608 – Dylan Kurihara, 3, was missing for over 25 hours.  What's your "lost child" story?

• ABC (10/17/2010) Police find missing 3-yr-old boy in Pasadena. 

• Pasadena Star News (10/17/2010) 3-year-old West Covina boy missing after father's arrest in Pasadena.

(2:07) KTLA Channel 5, Sunday Morning, while the boy is still lost.

(2:26) KTLA, this morning, reports the boy was found by Good Samaritan Rowdy Metzger.

612-623 – Calls

628-639 – Calls

644-656 – Calls.  Pat found Rowdy Metzger!!

• BBC (10/17/2010) Merkel says German multicultural society has failed.  There are 4 million Muslims within the German population of 82 million, and they are not assimilating.

(:25) The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, told a gathering of younger members of her conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party on Saturday, "We are a country, which at the beginning of the 1960's actually brought guest workers to Germany.  Now, they live with us.  And we lied to ourselves a while, saying,'They won't stay, and that they will disappear again one day.'  That's not the reality.  This multicultural approach, saying that we simply live, side by side, and are happy about each other, this approach has failed, utterly failed."

(:26) Merkel, "We should not be a country either which gives the impression to the outside world that those who don't speak German immediately or who weren't raised speaking German, are not welcome here. That would do great damage to our country.  Companies will go elsewhere because they won't find the people to work here anymore. That means, that the demand for integration is one of our key tasks for the times to come.

• Fox News (10/18/2010) Teachers Fired For Flirting on Facebook With Students.

• Paul Kix, AOL News (10/17/2010) Study: Gay Parents More Likely to Have Gay Kids.

• Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell, LAT (10/17/2010) Walking away from church:  Organized religion's increasing identification with conservative politics is a turnoff to more and more young adults. Evangelical Protestantism has been hit hard by this development.  Robert D. Putnam, a professor of public policy at Harvard University, and David E. Campbell, a professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, are the authors of "American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us."

The most rapidly growing religious category today is composed of those Americans who say they have no religious affiliation. While middle-aged and older Americans continue to embrace organized religion, rapidly increasing numbers of young people are rejecting it.

As recently as 1990, all but 7% of Americans claimed a religious affiliation, a figure that had held constant for decades. Today, 17% of Americans say they have no religion, and these new "nones" are very heavily concentrated among Americans who have come of age since 1990. Between 25% and 30% of twentysomethings today say they have no religious affiliation — roughly four times higher than in any previous generation.

// Continuing to sound the trumpet for conservative social policy on issues such as homosexuality may or may not be the right thing to do from a theological point of view, but it is likely to mean saving fewer souls.

Nevertheless, predictions of the demise of religion in America would be premature. More likely is that as growing numbers of young Americans reject religious doctrine that is too political or intolerant for their taste, innovative religious leaders will concoct more palatable offerings. Jesus taught his disciples to be "fishers of men," and the pool of un-churched moderate and progressive young people must be an attractive target for religious anglers.