It's Friday, so catch our webcast today at frankcam.com.
Tomorrow morning (March 5th) is our free "KKLA Growing Your Wealth Summit" at the Crowne Plaza Anaheim from 900am to 1230pm. It's free, but seating is limited, so pre-register at kkla.com. [Joining the Money Guys will be: Biola on Charitable Giving, William Jordan on Fixed Annuities, Real Financial on FHA Loans, and attorneys Woodard and William on Trusts & Probate.]
Tonight and tomorrow is the Whosoever's "The Only Way to Live and Die" Conference at Calvary Chapel Golden Springs. Tonight at 730pm is the free concert with The Arrows and The Rep. Sessions start tomorrow at 900am, and I'll be speaking about 2pm on apologetics and answering questions. If you can't make it, catch the webcast at thewhosoevers.com.
400-408 – • Fox News (3/3/2011) Border Agents Forced to Face Down Bullets With Bean Bags, Critics Say.
413-423 – • Macomb Daily (3/4/2011) High school basketball player in west Michigan dies after winning shot.
428-437 – Annie Lobert, founder of Hookers for Jesus (hookersforjesus.net), was featured in a three-part series back in December on the Investigation Discovery Channel, and is speaking tomorrow at 1230pm at the Whosoever's conference (thewhosoevers.com). Annie started The Destiny House as a place of refuge for these women in Vegas in partnership with pastor Benny Perez from The Church at South Las Vegas.
443-452 – Annie Lobert,
458-508 – Carolyn and Sean Savage had conceived and birthed two children the "old fashioned way" but ran into challenges getting pregnant with their third child, so they sought in-vitro fertilization (IVF). They fertilized seven eggs, implanted a couple embryos and were blessed with their first daughter. Shortly thereafter, they wanted to do something with the remaining five cryo-embryos, so they elected to implant three and do surrogacy with the other two. On Feb 16, 2009, the day they were to hear if they were pregnant, Sean got a call from the doctor saying "there is a serious problem" – Carolyn had been implanted with someone else's embryos! Today, they share their story from their new book Inconceivable (inconceivablebook.com). Carolyn gave birth to Logan in September 2009, and within an hour, he was presented to his genetic parents Shannon and Paul Morrell. Eight days later, the Savages learned that the surrogate who had been implanted with the two remaining embryos miscarried. This is an incredibly moving story of faith and perseverance.
512-523 – Carolyn and Sean Savage
528-539 – Carolyn and Sean Savage
544-554 – Carolyn and Sean Savage
558-608 – Bob Cornuke, the "Christian Indiana Jones," is President of the BASE Institute – the Bible Archaeology Search and Exploration Institute (baseinstitute.org) in Colorado Springs. He's a former police investigator, a CSI in Costa Mesa and SWAT team member who's been on many adventures looking for biblical artifacts – from the Ark of the Covenant, to Noah's Ark, to Paul's shipwreck, to the actual location of Mt. Sinai in Arabia. He's got a Ph.D. in Bible and Theology from Louisiana Baptist University – and he's even featured on a Trivial Pursuit card about Mt. Sinai!
Today we talk about the location of the real Mt. Sinai. Bob is confident it is not on the Sinai Peninsula, but actually in northwest Saudi Arabia, in the land of Midian. Why? Because Galatians 4:25 says Mt. Sinai is in Arabia, and many early church fathers cited the location in Arabia too. Even today, locals in the are refer to the mountain as Jabal Moussa, The Mountain of Moses. Atop this mountain, that many believe is a volcano, are rocks that are charred and burnt. But, they are not volcanic, but metamorphic – they're granite. Around the mountain are all kinds of confirming evidence, including altars, Hebrew artifacts, boundaries erected every 400 yards, etc. Perhaps most spectacularly, there is a 40' split rock beneath which a dry waterfall remains, displaying evidence of massive erosion washing away the mountain side – this in an area that gets about half-an-inch of water every 10 years! Bob "Sludge" Cornuke has recently been introduced to additional artifacts from the region, as of March 2011. To learn more, check out the DVD entitled Mountain of Fire at baseinstitute.org.
612-623 – Bob Cornuke,
628-639 – Bob Cornuke,
644-656 – Bob Cornuke,
•• Jim Demint (WSJ, 3/4/2010) Public Broadcasting Should Go Private: If these outfits can afford to pay lavish salaries to their heads, they don't need taxpayer help. Senator Jim Demint is a Republican from South Carolina.
When presidents of government-funded broadcasting are making more than the president of the United States, it's time to get the government out of public broadcasting. //
// PBS President Paula Kerger made $632,233 in 2009.
// The executives at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which distributes the taxpayer money allocated for public broadcasting to other stations, are also generously compensated. According to CPB's 2009 tax forms, President and CEO Patricia de Stacy Harrison received $298,884 in reportable compensation and another $70,630 in other compensation from the organization and related organizations that year. That's practically a pittance compared to Kevin Klose, president emeritus of NPR, who received more than $1.2 million in compensation, according to the tax forms the nonprofit filed in 2009.
// In 2001, the federal government appropriated $340 million for CPB. Last year it got $420 million. Obama wants to raise it to $451 million in his latest budget.
// Meanwhile, highly successful, brand-name public programs like Sesame Street make millions on their own. Sesame Street, for example, made more than $211 million from toy and consumer product sales from 2003-2006. Sesame Workshop President and CEO Gary Knell received $956,513 in compensation in 2008. With earnings like that, Big Bird doesn't need the taxpayers to help him compete against the Nickelodeon cable channel's Dora the Explorer. //
• LA Times (3/4/2011) Girl, 13, says she fled home to avoid a forced marriage in Pakistan.