Tuesday, May 24, 2011

• Dr. Dobson will be our special guest-speaker at two events this coming Thursday, May 26th – first, our Pastor's Luncheon at the Universal Hilton that's free to all church staff and their wives;  and second, our big listener event at Lake Avenue at 7pm.  They're both free, but please pre-register at

• This is the last week for KKLA Listeners to enter to WIN a FREE IPad 2!  Just go to and click on the "WIN a FREE IPad 2 Banner" and complete a short survey for your chance to WIN!

400-408 – • Fox News (5/23/2011) Preacher Who Got Date of Apocalypse Wrong Tries Again, Says He Was Off by Five Months.  Now Judgement Day will be October 21!  Can you believe this?

// … May 21 had instead been a "spiritual" Judgment Day, which places the entire world under Christ's judgment, he said.

The globe will be completely destroyed in five months, he said, when the apocalypse comes. But because God's judgment and salvation were completed on Saturday, there's no point in continuing to warn people about it, so his network will now just play Christian music and programs until the final end on Oct. 21.

// In 2009, the nonprofit reported in IRS filings that it received $18.3 million in donations, and had assets of more than $104 million, including $34 million in stocks or other publicly traded securities.

Josh Ocasion, who works the teleprompter during Camping's live broadcasts in the group's threadbare studio sandwiched between an auto shop and a palm reader's business, said he enjoyed the production work but he had never fully believed the May 21 prophecy would come true.

"I thought he would show some more human decency in admitting he made a mistake," he said. "We didn't really see that."

• LAT (5/23/2011) Lap-Band maker targets teenagers.  Allergan asks the FDA to allow weight-loss surgery for people as young as 14. But that worries some experts.  Allergan is currently in clinical studies on the Lap-Band for teens that are set to conclude in 2013, with FDA approval anticipated some years after that.  The device is a silicon ring fitted around the stomach to reduce food intake.  600,000 people worldwide have had the procedure since 1993.  Minors with parental consent can already get the procedure, this FDA approval would allow Allergan to explicitly target teens in marketing.  If approved, more insurance companies might be induced to cover it.  The procedure can cost up to $20,000.  Allergan had $4.9 billion in sales last year, selling Botox, Natrelle breast implants, Latisse eyelash lengthener, and the Lap-Band.  However, the Lap-Band was just 5% of sales, or $245 million.  Lap-Band sales are down 15% from last year.  And, with 12% of American teens obese, and the numbers continuing to climb, can't you see a day when the Lap-Band will be covered by Obamacare?  Allergan can.

413-423 – Calls – If you were 100 pounds or more overweight back when you were 14 years old, would you have had a weight loss procedure like the Lap-Band if you could have?  If your 14 year old child was 100 pounds overweight, and they had tried everything else, and they were begging you for it, would you allow them to get a Lap-Band?  Is there a "Christian shame" aspect to this at all?

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458-508 – Liz Caddow, brings us three students from Trinity Classical Academy (, along with two of their teachers, Zach Weichbrodt and Chris Leigh.

Joshua Waschak:  After finishing school at Trinity Classical Academy I would like to follow in my fathers footsteps and become a pediatric orthodontist. Coming to this school has allowed me to succeed academically and pursuing this dream is becoming a reality. I would like to further my academics at Pepperdine University, Westmont and I am working to try to get into Stanford University. From there I can continue a pursuit of knowledge and excellence. I believe that I am equipped to move further past a high school diploma and pursue my dream of becoming an orthodontist in order to benefit my community, allowing people to have esthetically pleasing features and as well as fixing problems and allowing people to be as they were meant to be.

Emily Sagardia:  Through my years at Trinity Classical Academy, I have developed a love for math and for helping people, using the gifts God has given me. After I graduate, I hope to continue my studies at Harvard, University of Pennsylvania or Stanford, where I plan to become an environmental engineer and eventually do work through Engineers Without Borders and the Peace Corp. My dream is to visit east Africa to build orphanages, schools and implement clean water sources inside the various villages. I truly believe I am pursuing God's plan for my life and that I am fully equipped to do so due to my schooling at Trinity Classical Academy.

Rachel Horner:  Trinity Classical Academy has not only challenged me academically, but has molded my character to be one striving towards excellence in all things and honoring to  the Lord. I hope to to attend The Masters College and major in english, but I am also planning to study languages, culture, and music. I want to double major and travel abroad for a few years in Europe for a few years. Right now I am interested in a program at Oxford university, one that is based in Germany, and another in Israel. I believe that Masters will be a place that will help me continue to change into the person that God wants me to be and study the things that I am passionate about.

512-523 – Trinity Students

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558-608 – Clay Jones, Assistant Professor of Apologetics in Biola's graduate program in Christian Apologetics, former pastor, and for 8 years, the the host of the nationally-syndicated call-in radio show, "Contend for Truth," blogs at  Biola is our Title Sponsor for the Dobson Pastor's Luncheon coming up on Thursday. 

612-623 – Trinity Students

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