Tuesday, July 10, 2012

400-408 – Vicky Conway from Oaks Online Christian High School (855-GO-2-OAKS). They offer 70 different online courses, including many AP and Honors courses.  Courses start every Monday.  And yes, your child can take a "do over" course if they didn't do too well the first time around, and the lower grade is removed from the transcript.  The typical online course is 18 weeks, but students regularly complete courses during the 9 weeks of summer. Their college counseling begins freshman year.  You can go "full time" online for an annual tuition of $7,000, far less than the $26,000 annual tuition for physical students in Westlake.

413-423 – Mark Gregston, and his wife Jan, run Heartlight Ministries (, 1-866-700-FAMILY), a very successful, 12-month long, Christian boarding school in east Texas that's been helping lost teenagers find their way again for the past 38 years – helping over 2,500 young adults to begin living more-fulfilling and less self-destructive lifestyles.  Their Heartlight formula is loving and relational, not forced or focused on breaking the teen's spirit – it's designed to bring light into a troubled teens heart, so they can better recognize and deal with life's struggles.  They're able to help 60 teens at a time.  They are on the short list of the "go-to guys" when it comes to dealing with troubled teens.  Check out their free downloadable book Ten Ways To Turn Around Your Teen.  Mark's new book releases today (7/10/2012), entitled Tough Guys and Drama Queens: How Not to Get Blindsided by Your Child's Teen Years (2012) (Amazon).  Today, we start with a girl who told him, "Church is where you show off your perfectionism."

One of Mark's Great Lines – "We are coddling our children in the hope that they will be able to live comfortably in a zoo, when we should be preparing them for real life in the jungle of reality.  And we all know, that if you release zoo animals into the wild, they'll be the first to get eaten in the jungle."

428-438 – Mark Gregston, Calls – Is church a hospital or an awards ceremony?  Is it a place where the wounded go to get healed, or a place where the wounded go to fake their health?  Caller Linette shares about her defiant 16 year old son who isn't taking responsibility for his actions and blames her for everything.

443-452 – Mark Gregston, Calls – Dealing with defiant kids, and helping them learn responsibility.

458-508 – Sean McDowell, (, heads up of the Bible department at Capistrano Valley Schools, and has authored of over 15 books including his latest project with his dad, Josh McDowell, coming out 8/1/2012, entitled 77 FAQ's About God and the Bible: Your Toughest Questions Answered (2012) (Amazon).  He blogs over at  Today we do a little Mormonism and a little Scientology.

512-523 – Sean McDowell,

528-539 – Max McLean, star of the The Screwtape Letters (, the provocative and wickedly funny theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis' 1942 novel about spiritual warfare from a demon's point of view, that has been playing to sold-out audiences across America. Max has also narrated three translations of The Bible, John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, Martin Luther's Here I Stand, Augustine's Conversion, and Jonathan Edwards' Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.

• Coming to the Irvine Barclay Theatre (next to UCI) this weekend Thursday July 12th thru Sunday July 15th, – Thu - Sat 8pm; Sat 4pm & Sun 3pm.

544-554 – Max McLean,

558-608 – Fuz Rana is EVP of Research and Apologetics at Reasons to Believe (, and has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Ohio University with an emphasis in Bio-Chemistry.  His latest book is Creating Life in the Lab: How New Discoveries in Synthetic Biology Make a Case for the Creator (2011) (Amazon).  Fuz believes in an old earth creation model, that all of the alleged transitional forms fail, and that the fossil record does not indicate common descent.

Darrel Falk is President of BioLogos (, and professor of Biology at Point Loma, his Ph.D. is from the University of Alberta.  His latest book is Coming to Peace with Science: Bridging the Worlds Between Faith and Biology (2004) (Amazon).  Darrel is an evolutionary creationist, a theistic evolutionist, that believes God used evolution to present us with the diversity of life we see today – that the fossil record has numerous transitional forms, that man evolved from apes, that there were humans before Adam and Eve, and that common descent is the best explanation for the observed fossil record. 

• Fuz and Darrel will be at EV Free Fullerton this Saturday at 10:30am, July 14th, having an open-dialogue exchange about whether comparative genetics supports evolutionary creationism or old earth creationism.

• Tim Stafford (Christianity Today cover story, 7/6/2012) A Tale of Two Scientists: What Really Happened 'In the Beginning'?  How two evangelicals—one a young-earth creationist, the other an evolutionary creationist—have lived out their faith and professions.

612-623 – Fuz Rana & Darrel Falk

628-639 – Fuz Rana & Darrel Falk

644-656 – Fuz Rana & Darrel Falk