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Informed Radio’s Interview with Hormoz Shariat of Iran Alive Ministries

Informed Radio’s Interview with Hormoz Shariat of Iran Alive Ministries

December 21, 2018

Many of us may believe that Christmas in Iran is pretty much non-existent or even not tolerated but in this interview with Dr. Hormoz Shariat, the Founder and President of Iran Alive, we will find out the truth of the celebrations there that you never hear about and the powerful work that God is doing each and everyday. Irna Alive reaches millions everyday in the Middle East through satellite television and the testimonies are coming in by the thousands.

We believe that this is more than a lofty goal, conjured up by men striving to validate a ministry’s call.  It is a promise from the Lord, that He WILL establish His throne in Elam (present day Iran).

According to the latest release of the Operation World Manual, Iran has the fastest growing Evangelical population in the entire world!  This is not because it has grown from ten people to hundreds of people, but because it has exploded from hundreds of Persians, to hundreds of thousands of Persians and continues to grow exponentially. At a 19.6% growth rate, the Evangelical population is doubling every four years!

Amazingly, Afghanistan is number two on the list, while Tajikistan ranks 10th, making three of the top ten fastest growing Evangelical populations on the planet Farsi-speaking countries reached by our satellite broadcast.


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Informed Radio’s Interview with Artist/Author Philippa Hanna Re: “Amazing You” Devotional

Informed Radio’s Interview with Artist/Author Philippa Hanna Re: “Amazing You” Devotional

December 20, 2018

Beautiful spirit and heart is conveyed in this interview with Philippa Hanna, the Author of the new devotional for 2019 "Amazing You"

You will be encouraged as you listen as she shares her life experiences and indepth insight into God's Word. She encourages the listener and reader to understand that Dreamers Can Change The World. So dream BIG and share this on your social media platforms.

Philippa Hanna is led by a heart devoted to God. She shows this in her music, her voice to speak up for the poor through her work with Compassion, and now through her new book, Amazing You. This 365-day devotional will inspire anyone who has dreams to chase them relentlessly as unto the Lord. We are proud and thankful to call Philippa our friend and Artist in Residence.

Mark Hanlon, senior vice president, Compassion International


January 1, 2019- Dreamers change the world. Dreams are not a distraction. You were custom-made by God to answer a unique calling.

Amazing You offers a year of uplifting two-minute devotions to remind you of your identity, potential, and value in God. Each day includes a Scripture, inspirational reading, moment of reflection, and prayer.

Be encouraged to

  • let go of the expectations of others and discover your true purpose.
  • overcome discouragement and reach into heaven for strength.
  • reject the lies about who you are and make the most of your talents.
  • give up feeling like you’re not good enough and develop your confidence



Informed Radio’s Interview with Shannon Forsythe of Run 2 Rescue

Informed Radio’s Interview with Shannon Forsythe of Run 2 Rescue

December 18, 2018

I speak with Shannon Forsythe, President/Co-Founder of Run 2 Rescue.

When the people cry to the LORD for help against those who oppress them, he will send them a Savior who will rescue them. Isaiah 19:20

Run 2 Rescue is a Christian organization that will reach, rescue and restore victims of Human Trafficking. To Reach in the darkness and identify the victim and pull them out of bondage, to Rescue the victim and put them in a safe living environment, and to Restore them to a full and abundant life. Once a victim is rescued with our organization, they are with family. This will not be a group home, this will be their home.

Reach: Run 2 Rescue works with the church as well as local, state and federal agencies to help identify victims of Human Trafficking. We will actively work to change laws to make it harder for the pimp/trafficker to sell another human being in the commercial sex industry. We will also work to change the laws to make it a felony for any person/john who purchases another human being.

Rescue: Once a victim is identified we will do everything we can to protect them and provide a safe place for them recover and heal. Our home will be called the "Gateway of Hope". We welcome girls who have been trafficked as young as 11 years old and up to 27 years old. We are not designed to be a group home as we seek to place these victims with vetted families. We seek to be a place where these kids can feel safe and eventually be healed from the ravages of trafficking. It will be a place where beauty dwells. We dream it will be a place where girls can work with horses and animals, plant their own gardens and have things they can call their own. It will be a time where healing can begin and where they can learn how the Lord speaks tenderly to them. Hosea 2:14

Restore: The statistics are too low for most girls long-term success. Through much prayer and God’s vision, we realize this must be a lifelong process. We must be a place where they can come back for the holidays. When they turn 18, we will have a mentor program in place for them. We will have 4 mentors to one girl. Each mentor will be there in different areas to help transition them to be able to face life ahead and see their dreams come true. Our mentors will help them go to school, pick classes, apply for jobs, establish bank accounts and put budgets together helping where parents would normally help. We want to give our kids as many tools where they have every chance of succeeding.


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Informed Radio’s Interview with Steve Strang Re: How Spirit-Led Christians Can Combat America’s War on Christmas

Informed Radio’s Interview with Steve Strang Re: How Spirit-Led Christians Can Combat America’s War on Christmas

December 18, 2018

 Merry Christmas

I talk with Steve Strang,  Stephen E. Strang, author of new book “Trump Aftershock” and “God and Donald Trump” (www.GodandDonaldTrump.com); CEO of Charisma Media and founder of Charisma magazine.

We discuss the importance of Christians Standing together, in Unity, as the world system and culture continues it war on Christmas.

Christmas is fast approaching—the most wonderful time of the year! It's the time when people give gifts, sing Christmas carols and visit loved ones they haven't seen in years. And the most wonderful part of the holiday, of course, is celebrating our Savior's birth. But not everybody feels this way.

Instead, we're seeing something strange happening in our nation, something many conservatives call "the war on Christmas." You see it in schools, stores and government offices. One middle school banned all songs mentioning Jesus from its holiday choir. And one principal in Nebraska went so far as to prohibit a whole list of Christmas symbols and activities. This ridiculous list included Christmas trees, carols, candy canes (because the J shape stands for for Jesus), reindeer, Santa Claus, and even red and green items!

But is this behavior justified? Is Christmas truly even a Christian holiday?

As many Christians know, Dec. 25 is most likely not the actual day Jesus was born. If you've researched the history of Christmas, you know that many years ago, pagans celebrated winter solstice with a festival. The early church tried to pull attention away from that pagan celebration, so they created a Mass in honor of Christ, which is where we get the word "Christmas."

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So really, Christmas isn't a pagan holiday; it's a tradition the Roman Catholic Church has passed down over generations. The Gospels of Matthew and Luke both recount Jesus' birth, though from different perspectives. And while the Bible never commands us to celebrate Christ's birthday, I think it's wonderful to do so.

As the years have passed, more traditions have been added to the Christian holiday. For instance, one tradition that was added is giving gifts. Another example is Santa Claus, which many families now include in their Christmas festivities. The interesting thing is that Santa Claus is actually based on a real person, Saint Nicholas, who gave gifts to the poor. Then came the stories about Santa, like the famous poem "'Twas the Night Before Christmas."

No matter how many secular traditions have been added, though, Christmas remains one of the biggest holidays Christians celebrate. And yet some companies don't even let employees say the word "Christmas." Instead, they force them to use only phrases such as "Happy holidays" or "Season's greetings." Years ago, people would say "Happy holidays" as a short way of wishing others a happy Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. Now, though, secular people use it as a way of shoving Christ out of the holiday picture.

The irony is that the word "holiday" comes from "holy day." Jews call their celebrations like Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles holy days, and Roman Catholic likewise used the phrase. So even though many people nowadays say "Happy holidays" to avoid using Christian terms, they are actually using an inherently religious phrase.

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How did political correctness go to such an extreme in this country? It's gone so far that it's becoming an anti-God and certainly an anti-Christ agenda, and somebody has to stand up to it. Thankfully, pundits like Todd Starnes and Bill O'Reilly frequently speak up about the absurdity of some companies' efforts to snuff out Christmas spirit. And even Mat Staver, president of Liberty Counsel, has defended Christmas as a Christian holiday.

But don't just rely on others to fight this cultural battle. I encourage you to speak up if you see this anti-Christmas sentiment. For instance, if a store employee ever wishes me a "happy holiday," I turn around and wish them a hearty "Merry Christmas!" Very often, they will respond by saying, "Merry Christmas to you too." You can defend our culture's celebration of Christ in a way that's kind and polite but still communicates that you aren't giving way to this country's out-of-control political correctness.

If you believe America should keep Christ in Christmas, share this article with your friends and family! And be sure to listen to my podcast to learn more about how each of us can win this war on Christmas.

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Informed Radio Interview with Gary Wilkerson of World Challenge

Informed Radio Interview with Gary Wilkerson of World Challenge

December 17, 2018


As Americans embrace the season of giving, World Challenge invites them to remember those in need. Nearly half of the world’s population—more than 3 billion people—are living in extreme poverty; 805 million people do not have enough food to eat, and more than 750 million people lack adequate access to clean drinking water.


World Challenge leads the way in providing long-term sustainable solutions unique to each community. Each community has different obstacles to overcome, and World Challenge works with local leaders to create lasting change. Led by Gary Wilkerson, son of the late Rev. David Wilkerson, it offers health and hygiene programs, clean water and sanitation, agricultural efficiency, micro-business support, and spiritual training.


Sofia was living in a tiny hut with her husband and 12 children. Every day she struggled to put food on the table. One day, a World Challenge leader taught Sofia how to farm her land more effectively through its Community Health Evangelist program. After several years, their lives changed dramatically. Sofia’s family has now harvested corn fields, peanut fields, citrus and banana groves, and put her children through school due to income from cash crops. Sofia now serves as a Community Health Evangelist to share the same message of hope that transformed her family’s life.


Today, World Challenge is active in 13 countries and has supported 302 communities since it began, bringing hope to hundreds of thousands of people like Sofia living in extreme poverty worldwide. In addition to poverty relief efforts, World Challenge provides devotionals, newsletters, and hosts worldwide conferences to help people experience life more fully.

Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth




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Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak Re:  Americans Rank Obama “Best” President While We Say “Worst”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak Re: Americans Rank Obama “Best” President While We Say “Worst”

December 17, 2018

As we close the books on 2018, dyed-in-the-wool Obama fans continue harkening back to a Pew Research poll they say proves former President Obama was our best president. Thirty-one percent gave him the “gold medal” for number one commander-in-chief while over 46 percent of millennials view him as the best of their lifetime.

I wade in with an objective, assessment based on facts not feelings or infatuation. Multitudes maintain Barack Obama was not just the worst president in two generations, he was the worst president in the entire history of our nation. Since
time tends to cloud memories it’s important to stay focused on what Jesus called “fruit” in a person’s life. Let's respectfully examine the record.


10 Reasons Obama Was the Worst President


While I prayed for President Obama each day and recognize his God-given charismatic gifting and healthy family life, from a biblically informed perspective there are 10 reasons for the unfavorable ranking.



#heresthedeal #informedradio #hope #salvation #jesus

Informed Radio’s Interview with Author, Don Wood Re; Fatherpower , Generational Leadership

Informed Radio’s Interview with Author, Don Wood Re; Fatherpower , Generational Leadership

December 17, 2018

Inside the pages of Fatherpower® - Generational Leadership, you'll discover a new paradigm of leadership that will equip you to have a lasting influence - empowering people, going beyond merely meeting their needs or using them to achieve your goals - revolutionary ideas for your home, business, and ministry for generations to come. You will also read stories that will increase your faith. They are true, and they are based on a legacy of Bible truths and realities. 


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Informed Radio’s Interview with Adam Davis, Author of the new devotional “Bulletproof Marriage”

Informed Radio’s Interview with Adam Davis, Author of the new devotional “Bulletproof Marriage”

December 13, 2018

Bulletproof Marriage is a 90-day devotional that applies biblical principles to support and strengthen the marriages of military members, law enforcement officers, and first responders. Each day includes a Bible verse, an inspirational reading, quick tips, action steps for both husband and wife, and a prayer.

I talk with Adam Davis, Co-Author of the devotional and discuss the challenges of those spouses of the first responders and military personnel.




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Overcoming Holiday Burnout with Rev. Don Hawkins

Overcoming Holiday Burnout with Rev. Don Hawkins

December 11, 2018

The holiday season is a great time of year to spend quality time bonding with our families and friends, creating memories that all of us will cherish for a lifetime and re-experiencing the joy of these special days through the eyes of a child. But the pressure of meeting expectations can also result in a condition called burnout.

Don and I talk about "BurnOut" and how to help avoid this mouse trap, physically, mentally and spiritually.



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Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “8 Life Lessons to Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “8 Life Lessons to Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet”

December 10, 2018

8 Life Lessons to Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet

As a young boy in Cleveland, I spent many Saturdays watching wrestling on TV. Bobo Brazil with his thundering drop kicks was my favorite character, and you bet I believed everything I watched was real.

Commercials in between rounds often highlighted used cars for $300, and since we grew up without a car, I could never understand why we couldn't just go buy one. Truth was, my dad worked as a custodian, and my disabled mother scrubbed floors on her knees three days a week, so they felt we just couldn't afford it. It was a hard pill to swallow, but it developed in me a sense of gratitude for what we did have plus a sensitivity towards the less fortunate that influences me greatly to this day.

In 1843 in England, a young man encountered small children digging garbage out of trash cans in the dead of the night scavenging for food. With images seared onto the sensitive photographic plate of his mind, he plunged into a project to communicate creatively the urgency of awakening others to their plight.

He crafted a story highlighting a miserly character that he named Ebeneezer Scrooge who would eventually be transformed. His miraculous metamorphosis would impact not only the English people but eventually the entire world. It became a script, debuting in theaters on Christmas Day, and A Christmas Carol continues to influence countless millions to this very day.

What set of circumstances is God currently and providentially using in your life to mold you into the person He destined you to become? As Daniel, Joseph, Moses, David and Job weren't aware of all God was doing in their time, will you trust Him?

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I'm one year shy of my 50th spiritual birthday. I'm almost there, so let me share some significant life lessons I hope will help you.




Informed Radio’s Interview with Dee Johnson the Show Runner of National Geographics “MARS

Informed Radio’s Interview with Dee Johnson the Show Runner of National Geographics “MARS

December 10, 2018

A great discussion with Dee Johnson, the Show Runner for National Geographic's MARS..

The term “Martian” was popularized by HG Wells in his 1898 novel, The War of the Worlds; ever since, Martians have been feared on Earth.


Interest in what life would be like on the Red Planet has peaked recently with Andy Weir’s book The Martian, which was made into a blockbuster film with the same name, starring Matt Damon as an astronaut who is forced to survive alone on Mars.




 The Acclaimed Hybrid Series, Executive Produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, Returned on Sunday, November 13, with Veteran Showrunner Dee Johnson at the Helm


with a six-episode arc…we are going into the 5th episode of 6, but your not left alone wondering what happened if you haven't tuned in..You can go to  natgeotv.com   and watch On-Demand episodes of this season


This season on MARS, the story delves into the boundaries between science and industry on an isolated, unforgiving frontier.

And today I will be speaking with Veteran Show Runner Dee Johnson and find out can we really go from Earthling to Martian? AND About National Geopgraphics..MARS


So, Dee Welcome to Informed Radio and the question is "Can we and should we go to Mars and brave this New World or is that just science fiction?


#nationalgeographic #natgeotv  #informedradio #mars


Informed Radio’s Interview with Jan Markel of Oliver Tree Ministries

Informed Radio’s Interview with Jan Markel of Oliver Tree Ministries

December 8, 2018

 Jan Markel is an amazing woman who for over 40 years has been sharing the Gospel with the world and teaching on end time prophecy. I speak with Jan, in this interview, about the condition of the Church and the lack of end time teaching and the "Blessed Hope" of our Lord and Savior's Return.

Jan Markell, Founder, President and Host of Understanding the Times

Jan Markell was saved under Jewish evangelist Hyman Appleman when she was a child. In Jan’s early ministry years she was a part of the Messianic movement, worked for pro-Israel agencies, and for Jewish evangelism ministries.

In 1982, Jan incorporated Olive Tree Ministries and the goals of the ministry can be read at “Our Purpose.” Jan has written eight major books with prominent Christian publishing houses. She has produced a dozen DVDs, some featured on Sky Angel. At one time she traveled full time across America as a speaker. Visit our store to see some of the products by Jan that are available for purchase. Click here to read Lamplighter article.


In the year 2000, Jan launched a radio branch of the ministry starting first on AM980 KKMS, Minneapolis/St. Paul. In 2004, the program was syndicated nationally and is heard internationally on the Internet. “Understanding the Times” radio has been received well as a source of news and information hard to find. “Understanding the Times” is interview and commentary-driven. Learn more at the “Radio Show” category. We have had e-mail response from across  North America and from two-dozen foreign countries listening to the program now heard on over 830 stations across America.


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Informed Radio’s Interview with Dr. Duke Pesta of the “Dr. Duke Show”

Informed Radio’s Interview with Dr. Duke Pesta of the “Dr. Duke Show”

December 8, 2018

A challenging interview as we learn and speak with Dr. Duke Pesta of the "Dr. Duke Show" Challenged as we hear the disturbing facts of our public school system and how we have handed over all our rights to the federal government to literally raise and teach our children, those things that should be taught in the home by mothers and fathers.

From Pre-K through graduate school, Dr. Duke's one-of-a-kind podcast will keep you informed about the highly politicized world of modern education, alerting you to the dangers facing our republic from generations of undereducated, miseducated, and ideologically coerced students.

Dr. Pesta is an engaging and animated speaker, whose experiences as an educational reformer, university professor, high school teacher, and the administrator of an online classical school uniquely qualify him to address the current state of education in our country.


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