Tuesday, January 17, 2012

400-408 – Joel Rosenberg ( former senior aide to both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Natan Sharansky, campaign manager for U.S. presidential candidate Steve Forbes and his work on the flat tax, and Joel assisted with several other campaigns of various U.S. and Israeli political leaders.  Joel was even Director of Research for Rush Limbaugh.  But, today, Joel is best known as a best-selling author of riveting page-turners about Israel, the Middle East, and Biblical prophecy – with plots many times predicting months ahead of time the actual headlines.  His latest book is entitled The Tehran Initiative about things we've actually read in the headlines – an Iranian terror cell in New York sent to assassinate Jewish leaders and blow up embassies, an American president reluctant to consider launching his own preemptive strike against Iranian nuclear sites, and a president who pressures Israel not to launch – which happened a few months ago when Defense Secretary Leon Panetta traveled to Israel to warn Israel not to launch a first strike against Iran.  Joel is also the founder of The Joshua Fund, an outreach to the needy of Israel (  His next non-fiction book is coming out in June entitled Implosion: Can America Recover From Its Economic and Spiritual Challenges?

413-423 – Joel Rosenberg

423 – Don't miss our upcoming Financial Strategies Summit, Saturday, January 28th from 900am-12pm, at the Crowne Plaza in Garden Grove.  It's free, but seating is limited, so pre-register now at

428-438 – Joel Rosenberg

443-452 – Joel Rosenberg

(:47) Ron Paul suggesting a "Golden Rule" in foreign policy…. "we should quit the wars we're in."

458-508 – Francis Chan (, best-selling author of Crazy Love, Forgotten God, and his latest, Erasing Hell, founding pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, also sits on the board of directors of World Impact and Children's Hunger Fund, is now working on starting a church-planting movement in the inner city of San Francisco while also launching a countrywide discipleship movement (  He and his wife Lisa live in San Francisco with their five children.

• Francis is speaking this Saturday, 1/21/2012, at 7pm at Crossroads in Corona with worship by Rend Collective Experiment from Ireland, and Francis's daughter Rachel.  Get your tickets at

512-523 – (:45) Rachel Chan, "Prove It"  

528-539 – Francis Chan

(4X, 3:30) • Jefferson Bethke (YouTube, 01/10/2012) Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus || Spoken Word.  13.8M hits in 7 days!


[Q1] What if I told you Jesus came to abolish religion?

What if I told you voting Republican really wasn't his mission?

What if I told you "Republican" doesn't automatically mean "Christian"?

And just because you call some people "blind" doesn't automatically give you vision?

[Q2] I mean, if religion is so great, why has it started so many wars?

Why does it build huge churches but fails to feed the poor?

Tells single moms God doesn't love them if they've ever had a divorce?

But in the Old Testament God actually calls religious people "whores"

Religion might preach grace, but another thing they practice

Tend to ridicule God's people, they did it to John the Baptist

They can't fix their problems, and so they just mask it

Not realizing religion's like spraying perfume on a casket

See, the problem with religion is it never gets to the core

It's just behavior modification, like a long list of chores

Like, "Let's dress up the outside, make it look nice and neat"

But it's funny, that's what they used to do to mummies while the corpse rots underneath

Now I ain't judging, I'm just sayin', "Quit puttin' on a fake look"

'Cause there's a problem if people only know that you're a Christian by your Facebook

I mean, in every other aspect of life, you know that logic's unworthy

It's like saying you play for the Lakers just because you bought a jersey

[Q3] See this was me, too, but no one seemed to be on to me

Actin' like church kid while addicted to pornography

See, on Sunday I'd go to church, but Saturday gettin' faded

Actin' as if I was simply created to just have sex and get wasted

See, I spent my whole life buildin' this façade of neatness

But now that I know Jesus, I boast in my weakness

Because if grace is water, then the church should be an ocean

It's not a museum for good people; it's a hospital for the broken

Which means I don't have to hide my failure, I don't have to hide my sin

'Cause it doesn't depend on me; it depends on him

See, because when I was God's enemy and certainly not a fan

He looked down and said, "I want that man!"

Which is why Jesus hated religion, and for it he called them fools

Don't you see it's so much better than just following some rules?

[Q4] Now lemme clarify: I love the church, I love the Bible, and yes, I believe in sin

But if Jesus came to your church, would they actually let him in?

See, remember he was called a "glutton" and a "drunkard" by "religious men"

But the Son of God never supports self-righteousness; not now, not then

Now back to the point: One thing is vital to mention

How Jesus and religion are on opposite spectrums

See, one's the work of God, but one's a man-made invention

See, one is the cure, but the other's the infection

See, because religion says "do," Jesus says "done"

Religion says "slave," Jesus says "son"

Religion puts you in bondage while Jesus sets you free

Religion makes you blind, but Jesus makes you see

And that's why religion and Jesus are two different clans

Religion is man searching for God; Christianity is God searching for man

Which is why salvation is freely mine, and forgiveness is my own

Not based on my merits but Jesus' obedience alone

Because he took the crown of thorns, and the blood dripped down his face

He took what we all deserved; I guess that's why you call it "grace"

And while being murdered he yelled, "Father forgive them; they know not what they do"

Because when he was dangling on that cross, he was thinking of you

And he absorbed all your sin, and he buried it in the tomb

Which is why I'm kneeling at the cross, saying, "Come on! There's room!"

So for religion, no, I hate it; in fact, I literally resent it

Because when Jesus said, "It is finished," I believe he meant it

544-554 – Francis Chan.

558-608 – Ed & Lisa Young, pastors of Fellowship Church ( in Grapevine, Texas, are now getting national attention for their "bed-in, sexperiment", of "putting the bed back in the church," preaching why "sex is the superglue in a Christian marriage."  Their book on this is Sexperiment: 7 Days to Lasting Intimacy With Your Spouse (Amazon) (  


608 – Don't miss our upcoming Financial Strategies Summit, Saturday, January 28th from 900am-12pm, at the Crowne Plaza in Garden Grove.  It's free, but seating is limited, so pre-register now at

612-623 – •• WLS (01/17/2012) Full transcript: Convo between cruise ship captain and port authority.

• Mail Online (01/17/2012) Stricken cruise liner captain DID abandon ship before passengers AND refused to go back when ordered.

Francesco Schettino to appear before judge today

Arrested on suspicion of multiple manslaughter and abandoning ship

Ignored order from coastguard to return to ship

'Offered to return to doomed cruise liner, but only to collect black box'

Junior officers led a 'mutiny' after he dithered in giving orders

Seventh person was found dead in shipwrecked vessel, rescuers say this morning

35 Britons on board reported safe and well, more than 60 people injured, 29 still missing

Reports Schettino was dining with passengers when the accident happened

628-639 – Calls – Those of you that are captains of planes, boats, or even buses, what do you think of "going down with the ship?"  Everyone else, what do you think of this captain?  Do you now have more respect for captains?

• Rich Lowry (NRO, 01/17/2012) 'Dude, Where's My Lifeboat?'

644-654 – (3X) Gingrich, Paul, and Romney on foreign policy from last night's debate.