Tuesday, March 9, 2010

400-408John Eastman, just stepped down in January as the Dean of the Chapman University School of Law (, in order to run for Attorney General here in California (  He is not only a law professor with a J.D. from the University of Chicago, and who clerked from Justice Clarence Thomas, he also has an earned Ph.D. In Government from Claremont Graduate University.  

• BTW, tonight is a fundraiser for John in Laguna Hills from 5:30-7:30, get more info at

From his website:

"Today, four long-serving and widely respected Orange County political leaders – Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, Congressman John Campbell, Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, and Supervisor Bill Campbell – added their names to the quickly growing list of endorsements for John Eastman's campaign for Attorney General."


John selected "Securing the Blessings of Liberty" as his campaign theme because this expression, quoted from the Preamble to the United States Constitution, outlines the constitutional and conservative philosophy that have defined John's legal career and demonstrate how he would conduct the office of California Attorney General.

John believes the United States of America and the State of California will be safe, free, and prosperous when our government serves to protect our freedoms and adheres to the limits that our Founders set forth.

• Legal News Line (3/8/2010) Conservative group backs Eastman for Calif. AG.

• Fox News (3/9/2010) Senate Staffers Warned to Stay Clear of Drudge Report.

• Rich Lowry (3/9/2010) The Case for Repeal:  Even if enacted, Obamacare needn't stand forever.

• Dennis Prager (3/9/2010) Why Democrats Don't Care about $9.7 Trillion in Debt:  It's because they're leftists, not liberals.

413-423John Eastman.  I give my endorsement to John Eastman for Attorney General.

428-437Dallas Willard, Professor of Philosophy at USC, and the person who has had the biggest impact on my spiritual life through his wonderful books and tapes, especially his classic The Divine Conspiracy.  His latest book is great too, entitled Knowing Christ Today: Why We Can Trust Spiritual Knowledge (  Today we talk about "spiritual formation," and Dallas cites some of the classics:  Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret, C. T. Studd, Elisabeth Elliot's Through the Gates of Splendor, Dawson Trottman, and F. B. Myers Secret of Guidance.

• Dallas will be teaching an all-day conference Saturday, April 17, from 9am-5pm, at the Anaheim Vineyard entitled "Knowledge For Life."  I plan on being there, but seating is limited, so register online right now at – and do so next Monday, March 15th, to get the "Earlybird discount."  

Here's a blurb from the webpage,

In 5 one-hour-long sessions, Dallas will explain:  1) Why spiritual knowledge matters to our flourishing.  2) How and why secularism assaults spiritual knowledge and what to do about it.  3)  How human desires need spiritual knowledge in order for a life to be led well.  4) How and why knowledge, not mere faith-commitment, empowers us to be in the public square.  And, 5) How to have a life that steadfastly experiences growth in knowledge and love.

443-452Dallas Willard

458-508 Dr. Jill Hubbard, clinical psychologist, heard regularly as part of the New Life Live ( team heard weekdays here on KKLA at 2:00pm, she brings a gentle and insightful woman's perspective to all the issues, balancing the guys very nicely – and she's been there since the inception of the ministry.  She's a graduate of Westmont, Biola, and California Graduate Institute.  She's in private practice in Costa Mesa, helping clients who struggle with depression, addictions, eating disorders, women's issues, perfectionism, ongoing depression, issues of self, emerging from abuse, attachment and relational issues, and personal growth.   She is the author of The Secrets Women Keep: What Women Hide and the Truth that Brings Them Freedom, as well as The Secrets Young Women Keep.

512-523Dr. Jill Hubbard

528-538 Dinesh D'Souza, best-selling author and lecturer, is out with his latest – a great read – entitled Life After Death: The Evidence ( Today we talk about theistic evolution and Obama's healthcare bill.

• YouTube (2/3/2010) Theistic Evolution by Dinesh D'Souza.  Dinesh believes in theistic evolution, that God created using the process of evolution, but he totally rejects metaphysical Darwinism and the atheism that runs concurrent with it.

• William Dembski (9/6/2009) Dinesh D'Souza as an example of why so many Christian intellectuals accept evolution.

With my new book THE END OF CHRISTIANITY coming out shortly and with the publisher positioning it as a counterblast to the neo-atheist literature, I'm boning up on that literature as well as on the responses to it. Dinesh D'Souza's response has much to commend it, but he drops the ball on evolution. Not only is his scholarship sloppy on this point (for instance, he fails to distinguish the younger C. S. Lewis, who largely had no problem with evolution, from the later C. S. Lewis, who did), but he justifies taking the side of evolution on the basis of an argumentum ad populum:

I am not a biologist, but what impresses me is that virtually every biologist in the world accepts the theory of evolution. While the debate goes on, it seems improbable that the small group of intelligent design advocates is right and the entire community of biologists is wrong. Consider what two leading Christian biologists say about evolution. Kenneth Miller writes, "Evolution is as much a fact as anything we know in science," and Theodosius Dobzhansky famously said, "Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution."

Unfortunately, much of the Christian intellectual world (from Christianity Today to the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities) is willing to sign off on evolution for just such reasons. It's why we need to keep focusing on winning the younger generation.

544-554 Dinesh D'Souza

555 – [2:00] "The Money Guys" – Robert Micone and Bill O'Connor from Applied Financial Planning at 866-SEEK-COUNSEL (

558-608Victoria Jackson, the former cast member of Saturday Night Live is out with a new song on her ukulele entitled There's a Communist Living in the White House!! (YouTube).

612-623Victoria Jackson,

628-638Dallas Willard

644-652Dallas Willard