Tuesday, June 12, 2012

400-408 – Joseph Loconte, (his new website is under construction, till then works, and he's on Facebook as "author Joseph Loconte.") is an historian and an expert on the relationship between religion and politics, and currently is associate professor of history at King's College, after having been with the Heritage Foundation, the Ethics and Public Policy Center, the Trinity Forum, and Pepperdine University.  His new book is entitled The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt (2012) (Amazon), using the Emmaus Road experience of Cleopas and another disciple talking with Jesus without knowing it at the time and only to find out later at dinner as a springboard to explore the grief and disillusionment Christians throughout the centuries have always felt, and still feel today (Luke 24:13-32). 

413-423 – Joe Loconte, Why were they blinded?

428-438 – Joe Loconte, Why is this relevant today?

443-452 – Joe Loconte, What's important about the relationship between religion and politics in election 2012?  Has the Democratic Party become the anti-Christian party?

458-508 – Dr. James Dobson, host of Family Talk heard weekdays at 10am (, is renewing his classic 8-part film series from 1978 that's been seen by more than 80 million people – "Building a Family Legacy" – before a live audience down at Jim Garlow's Skyline Church later this month (June 22-23 and June 29-30) (  

512-523 – Dr. James Dobson, How do you build a "Family Legacy"?

528-539 – Dr. James Dobson, How have boys and girls changed?  Girls have one crisis, puberty.  Boys have two crisis, between 3-5 reattach to their fathers.

LINER – KKLA invites you to the 14th Annual Fourth of July Spectacular at Shepherd of the Hills in Porter Ranch for a holiday full of food, activities, music, and spectacular fireworks!  Bring your blankets and chairs!  And swing by our KKLA booth for cool prizes!  Our live broadcast begins at 9pm.  Go to, keyword "Fireworks."

LINER – KKLA invites you to "Dodger Faith and Family Day" Saturday June 30th.  If you get your tickets, starting at $8.00, thru, you'll also get a special wristband allowing you on to the field after the game to hear testimonies from Dodgers like Clayton Kershaw, AJ Ellis, and Josh Lindblom.  Go to, keyword "Dodgers."

544-554 – Dr. James Dobson, What's your best marriage advice after 51 years of marriage?

558-608 – Glenn Stanton, Director of Family Formation Studies at Focus on the Family ( speaks extensively on the issues of gender, sexuality, marriage and parenting on campuses around the country, and even served in the George W. Bush administration working to improve fatherhood in the Head Start program.  He's contributed to nine books and authored five books including his latest Secure Daughters, Confident Sons: How Parents Guide Their Children into Authentic Masculinity and Femininity (2011).  His latest book is The Ring Makes All the Difference: The Hidden Consequences of Cohabitation and the Strong Benefits of Marriage (2011) (Amazon). Glenn and Jacqueline have been married 30 years, and enjoy 5 children in Colorado Springs.

• Focus on the Family Findings (June 2012) Generational Values and Desires, Compared and Contrasted.

Jean Twenge from San Diego.  Christian Smith from Notre Dame (GET)

The last four generations.

Are Millennials (30-under) different than Xers (30-50)?  Are Boomers (50-60) different than the Silents (over 60) before them? 

It is important to have a research-based picture of how these various generations think and act in contrast to one another, especially for ministries like Focus on the Families, local churches and para-church groups seeking to minister to and help those of various ages.

The value of such research is offered in the paper's conclusion,  "Given that these youngest generations consistently report marriage and successful parenting as important life goals, we must help them understand how essential strong family health and happiness are related to self-sacrifice and service mindedness." 

Furthermore, the most careful research indicates that the common notion that Millennials are more service-minded and outward-focused is, as one leading scholar puts it, "largely incorrect."

Some of the key findings are:

• The present generation is the largest of any living this century.

• Millennials have better relationships with their parents than previous generations.

• Millennials are half as likely as their parents to marry by the same age.

• Millennials are twice as likely as the Baby Boomers to have children out of wedlock and live as single parents.

• Millennials are more likely to live with and depend financially upon their parents or other family members than previous generations.

• Millennials have enjoyed more educational opportunities than previous generations.

• Millennials are significantly less likely to serve in the military than previous generations.

612-623 – Glenn Stanton,

628-639 – Glenn Stanton,

644-656 – Glenn Stanton,  

• Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore (WSJ, 6/11/2012) Obama's Real Spending Record.  There's no way around the facts. Under Presidents Bush and Obama, government exploded as a share of the economy.

• Mark Regnerus (Science Direct, June 10, 2012) How Different are the Adult Children of Parents Who Have Same-Sex Relationships? Findings from the New Family Structures Study.