Friday, June 3, 2011

Coming to you live from my home church, Calvary Chapel of the Chino Valley ( where my pastor David Rosales is hosting our 15th annual Men's Conference tomorrow from 8am-230pm with his pastor Chuck Smith from CC Costa Mesa, Raul Ries from CC Golden Springs, Ron Hindt from CC Houston, Ken Graves from CC Bangor Maine, and Pancho Juarez from CC Montebello.  The conference is free, and so is the continental breakfast between 7-8am, but the lunch tickets are $9.00 (we're giving some [5] away on the show today).  Bring an unsaved friend!  This year's theme is Galatians 4:18 "It is good to be zealous in a good thing."  If you can't join us, you can watch it live online at (

400-408 – Pastor David Rosales of Calvary Chapel of the Chino Valley ( – and my pastor for the past 20 years – invites all the guys out to our men's conference tomorrow.  This year, CCCV celebrates our 30th anniversary!  His wife Marie joins us.

413-423 – Pastor David Rosales

428-438 – Pastor David Rosales

443-452 – Marie Rosales

458-508 – Pastor Ron Hindt of Calvary Chapel Houston ( has been in ministry 29 years, 20 of them at CC Houston.  He and his wife Kym have two grown children.  In his "BC" days (before Christ), beginning at age 14, Ron was a lead vocal and guitarist, and played with a number of big names.  When he came to Christ, he went another direction.  Ron's topic tomorrow is "A Passion for Purity."

512-523 – Pastor Ron Hindt

528-539 – Pastor Ron Hindt

544-554 – Paul Karpf, Founder and CEO of Financial Recovery USA (, 800-385-0745), has an "A" rating with the BBB, and is one of just ten companies in America certified by the Attorney General as a "Certified Foreclosure Consultant."   • And if you call before 8pm tonight to schedule a "face to face," Paul will have you meet personally and confidentially with one of his counselors for free!  Offices in Orange and Woodland Hills.

558-608 – Mike Callahan, Marco Miranda and Jeff Sears oversee the Men's Ministries here at CCCV.

612-623 – Mike Callahan, Marco Miranda and Jeff Sears oversee the Men's Ministries here at CCCV.

628-639 – • Fox News (6/2/2011) Federal Judge Prohibits Prayer at Texas Graduation Ceremony.

Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery's order against the Medina Valley Independent School District also forbids students from using specific religious words including "prayer" and "amen."

The ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed by Christa and Danny Schultz. Their son (Corwyn) is among those scheduled to participate in Saturday's graduation ceremony. The judge declared that the Schultz family and their son would "suffer irreparable harm" if anyone prayed at the ceremony.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said the school district is in the process of appealing the ruling, and his office has agreed to file a brief in their support.

"Part of this goes to the very heart of the unraveling of moral values in this country," Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott told Fox News Radio, saying the judge wanted to turn school administrators into "speech police."

"I've never seen such a restriction on speech issued by a court or the government," Abbott told Fox News Radio. "It seems like a trampling of the First Amendment rather than protecting the First Amendment."

Judge Biery's ruling banned students and other speakers from using religious language in their speeches. Among the banned words or phrases are: "join in prayer," "bow their heads," "amen," and "prayer."

He also ordered the school district to remove the terms "invocation" and "benediction" from the graduation program.

"These terms shall be replaced with 'opening remarks' and 'closing remarks,'" the judge's order stated. His ruling also prohibits anyone from saying, "in [a deity's name] we pray."

Should a student violate the order, school district officials could find themselves in legal trouble. Judge Biery ordered that his ruling be "enforced by incarceration or other sanctions for contempt of Court if not obeyed by District official (sic) and their agents."

644-654 –

• My San Antonio (6/2/2011) District to appeal prayer ruling. 

• Fox News (6/2/2011) New Strain of E. Coli Reaches U.S.