Tuesday, April 19, 2011

400-408 – • Christian Post (4/19/2011) Many Born-Again Christians Hold Universalist Views, Barna Finds.  Summary:  25% are universalists, 26% are relativists, 40% think Christians and Muslims worship the same God, and 43% think all religions teach the same principles.  My question is, "Where do these people go to church?"

One in four born-again Christians hold universalist thoughts when it comes to salvation, according to a new Barna analysis of trend data.

Twenty-five percent of born-again Christians said all people are eventually saved or accepted by God. A similar proportion, 26 percent, said a person's religion does not matter because all faiths teach the same lessons.

And an even higher proportion, 40 percent, of born-again Christians said they believe Christians and Muslims worship the same God.

Barna defined universalism as the belief that all human beings will eventually be saved after death. The California-based research and polling firm defines born-again Christians as people who have made "a personal commitment to Jesus Christ that is still important in their life today, and who believe they will go to heaven after death because they confessed their sins and accepted Jesus Christ as their savior.

According to the Barna analysis, 43 percent of Americans in general agreed with the statement "It doesn't matter what religious faith you follow because they all teach the same lessons," while 54 percent disagreed. //

413-423 – • NBC New York (4/19/2011) Freeze tag, wiffle ball deemed unsafe by bureaucrats. Along with capture the flag, rod rover, dodgeball, kickball, etc.

• Fox News (4/19/2011) Summer Camp Tag, Wiffle Ball Will Come With a Warning, Thanks to New York Politicians.

UPDATE • NBC Today Show (4/19/2011) N.Y. backs off rules on kickball, tag at day camps. State health officials initially considered those games too risky.

428-437 – Calls – Are we raising a nation of wimps?  So, let me get this right, we're stopping fifth graders from playing kickball at recess because we're afraid they might get hurt, and at the same time, it's okay to hand out condoms to fifth graders? I guess our educators don't consider a 12 year old having sex as a "hurt" worth preventing.  And, what about the "obesity epidemic"?  Are we raising a different kind of person when we prevent them from playing competitive games and games that require physical skill like dodge ball?  Is this a case of good intentions leading to bad consequences?  Ladies, some of you were "Tom-boys," were you a better "boy" than a lot of boys in your neighborhood?

• ABC World News Tonight (6/25/2010) Kid Condoms: Provincetown Likely to Limit to 5th Grade and Up.

443-452 – Calls

458-508 – Phil Cooke, is a unique mix – a Hollywood producer with a Ph.D. in Theology who speaks all over the world, often advising the top non-profit and faith-based media organizations on how to utilize the latest media technologies more effectively (  His latest book is entitled Jolt, Get the Jump on a World That's Constantly Changing ( (Amazon).  He'll be doing a Jolt! LIVE video chat on April 25th, more details at

• Phil is also hosting the The Biola Media Conference (BMC) is coming up Saturday April 30th on the CBS Studio lot, register at  This year's theme is "Beyond Digital: What Matters Now" since "Disruption has become the 'new normal.'"  Keynote by the founder of Wired Magazine, Kevin Kelly, and special guest Sean Astin ("Rudy," and "Samwise Gamgee" in LOTR).

512-523 – Phil Cooke,

• Reuters (4/17/2011) "Technology can't replace God": Pope.

• San Francisco Chronicle (4/17/2011) All those tweets, apps, updates may drain brain. 

• NBC San Diego (4/19/2011) O'side Crips Arrested in Sex Trafficking Ring: Feds. Authorities say pimps recruited on social media.

528-539 – Dudley Rutherford, senior pastor of Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Ranch (, heard Sunday mornings on KKLA at 9:00am, talks about their upcoming Easter-week schedule:  830 and 1030.   And this week is their Passion Play, for tickets go to

544-554 – Phil Cooke, "Embrace the wall."

558-608 – Phil Cooke, "Build a motivation machine."

612-623 – Phil Cooke,

628-639 – Phil Cooke, "Learn to accept uncertainty," and my story about training elephants.

644-656 – Phil Cooke,

• USA Today (4/19/2011) Kindergartner brings gun to school; 3 hurt.

• Fox News (4/19/2011) EXCLUSIVE: Arizona Sheriff Cites Flood of Border Agents Confirming Feds' No-Apprehension Policy.

• Dennis Prager (Townhall, 4/19/2011) Why Don't Christians Help ... Christians?