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Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “This Friday’s “Day of Silence” Harmless or Harmful for Your Children?”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “This Friday’s “Day of Silence” Harmless or Harmful for Your Children?”

April 8, 2019

"Students listen up. Just days ago Chicago, the 3rd largest American city,

elected its first lesbian, socialist, same-sex partnered, black female mayor,

Lori Lightfoot!  In her acceptance speech she said, 'I think about the

children...boys and girls seeing leaders who look like them.' And the mayor

of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, is also gay and 'married' to his

homosexual partner and preparing to declare his candidacy for President of

          the United States! Let's give it up for LGBTQ advances today!"

This Friday is a big day in thousands of elementary schools, middle and high schools, colleges and universities across America. GLSEN (The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) promotes underhandedly the LGBTQ lifestyle to impressionable sons and daughters by calling for solidarity with a "Day of Silence". This diabolical initiative erodes and corrupts the innocence and morals of our children at a time when "progressives" propagandize the LGBTQ ideology in our schools.

Since God directs fathers and mothers to train their children in righteous standards, it’s imperative that you find out if your particular school is one of scores signed on to this annual propaganda “promo.” Parents can put their collective foot down at this insidious trickery by joining in the nationwide DOS ("Day of Silence" Walkout).This also provides an excellent opportunity to share respectfully with school officials you "choose today whom you will serve...as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" (Josh 24:15).

 

While you're checking, you may want to inquire if the library is allowing registered sex offenders to perform  drag queen routines and readings for children, the latest "trend" in diversity training in schools today.    

Vigilance Required

Years ago Senator Patrick Moynihan (Dem., N.Y.) warned us how we need to be alert to attempts at "defining deviancy down". In other words, we need to be on guard to those intentionally endorsing behavior that was once stigmatized and abnormal, bringing it to the "normal" level.

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak Re: “10 Undeniable Accomplishments to Begin 2019″

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak Re: “10 Undeniable Accomplishments to Begin 2019″

January 1, 2019

Organizations and ministries communicate in end-of-the-year reports their achievements to inspire their constituents. You can be certain The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC and other news outlets won’t follow this path in giving Donald Trump “honor to whom honor is due” (Rom. 13:7b).

One of dozens of examples would be his outstanding job securing the 2028 Summer Olympics and the 2026 World Cup for America. Obama tried repeatedly and failed. These two global sporting events should be credited to our leader but, be honest, were you aware of what he accomplished here?

Therefore, I’d like to present a list of just some accomplishments his administration achieved that should be seen as gifts enhancing our lives. It’s not exhaustive, but may it engender gratitude in our hearts to God for this hard-working leader and his team. Most importantly, may it stir us to continue praying consistently for our president and leaders as Scripture directs (1 Tim. 2:1-4) in this new year.

Let me to make a suggestion in line with what follows. You, your family and friends will benefit greatly from reading the outstanding book Trump Aftershock by Stephen E. Strang to gain a fuller appreciation for what many believe was divine intervention with Trump’s election. I read it in one day, gave out 10 copies and strongly recommend it at this pivotal time.

 

www.larrytomczak.com 

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.

 

www.iranaliveministries.org  OR  Text IRAN to 74784     Be a Social Media Advocate with us and share with others to inform them of this powerful ministry, reaching millions every single day.

 

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

 

www.philippahanna.com

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

YOUR GIFT HELPS TO CHANGE LIVES ETERNALLY

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

 

www.worldchallenge.org

 

#garywilkerson #worldchallenge #informedradio

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.

 

#janmarkel #informedradio #understandingthetimes #blessedhope #rapture #endtimes 

 

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.

 

#drdukeshow #informedradio #sexuality #publicschools #miseducated #coerced

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak: Oscar-Bait Movie’s Message: Gay Is OK and Change Is Not!

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak: Oscar-Bait Movie’s Message: Gay Is OK and Change Is Not!

November 16, 2018
Oscar-Bait Movie's Message: Gay Is OK and Change Is Not!
Actor Nicole Kidman arrives for the premiere of the movie
Actor Nicole Kidman arrives for the premiere of the movie "Boy Erased" at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Sept.11, 2018. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

Living in the Nashville area, I've had three divine appointments with Nicole Kidman who is an Academy Award winning actress, married to music superstar Keith Urban. I've given her one of my books and my personal testimony tract. Although she was once wed to Scientologist Tom Cruise, she's now Catholic, so I hope she relates to my similar upbringing.

When she lends her star power to a film you can be sure it'll draw lots of attention as well as big audiences. Her current movie is one where the "buzz" is already out for an Academy Award nomination. Her co-star is another Academy Award winner Russell Crowe.

Giant posters declare of the just released, first run film, "Stunning achievement... One of the year's best pictures ... Magnificent ... Story demands to be told ... Breathtaking ... Four stars!"

Boy Erased is a heartbreaking story based on a teenager's supposedly real experience with same-sex attraction; his rape by a gay college freshman; the traumatic interaction with his supportive mom and dad who is a Baptist pastor; his experience in a "Christian" rehab center; and his eventual realization that "I'm gay ... I'm not changing ... You're going to have to be the one to change!" Hence the byline on the movie's poster, "The Truth Cannot be Converted."

Informed Radio’s Interview with  Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. “Jerry” Boykin of Family Research Council

Informed Radio’s Interview with Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. “Jerry” Boykin of Family Research Council

October 31, 2018

What a powerful Interview with Lt. General (ret) Boykin, as we discuss the importance of voting and we talk about the impact of Iran, North Korea, Russia and China, in our world today. This is an interview you will want to share for sure. This man has set the helm of top matters for years and has great insight to what is happening and why it is happening.

He was one of the original members of the U.S. Army's Delta Force. He was privileged to ultimately command these elite warriors in combat operations. Later, Jerry Boykin commanded all the Army's Green Berets as well as the Special Warfare Center and School.

In all, Lt. Gen. Boykin spent 36 years in the army, serving his last four years as the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. He is an ordained minister with a passion for spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and encouraging Christians to become warriors in God's Kingdom.

Jerry and his wife Ashley enjoy spending time with their five children and growing number of grandchildren.

www.frc.org 

 

#informedradio #iran, #isrealthreatened #russia #china #northkorea #generalboykin

Informed Radio’s Interview with Author/ Joe Battaglia Re: “Unfriended”

Informed Radio’s Interview with Author/ Joe Battaglia Re: “Unfriended”

October 18, 2018

All of you know I enjoy a great conversation with people, especially authors who convey a timely message..Well. this is one of those conversations, I completely enjoyed having and INFORMING you the listener about another great book, that you need, honestly need.

The insight and wisdom found wihtin the pages of this book are so timely to our culture today and where we all stand within the frame work of social media.

We live in a hyperconnected world, and yet we’re more disconnected than ever. We spend more time scrolling through Instagram than we do talking with our families. We’ve never had more “friends”, but we have no one to meet for coffee.

Joe Battaglia understands that we are wired to have community, and that smartphones cannot meet our needs for love, acceptance, touch, and connection. In Unfriended, Battaglia uses research, personal insight, and biblical truths to help you:

- leave behind the anonymity of the Internet and get face-to-face with people.
- go beyond the “like” button and establish meaningful relationships.
- get out from behind your screen and enjoy God’s creation.
- avoid toxic social media debates and become a vehicle of change.

Unfriended will help you shake off your digital fatigue and get back to real-life, real-world relationships with real people.

Additional guest chapters by Iris C. O’Brien, Michael Guillen, Donna Rice Hughes, and Delilah.

 

#unfriended #joebattaglia #informedradio #socialmedia #facebook 

Informed Radio’s Interview with David Baroni

Informed Radio’s Interview with David Baroni

October 18, 2018

We have a great conversation with David about the music, the ministry and family.

If you love great anointed gospel music, with a flair of jazz or maybe you enjoy instrumentals of the greatest hits in worship music, you will find it at www.davidbaroni.com 

David is an internationally known songwriter, singer, musician, producer, arranger, conference speaker, recording artist and worship leader. David has been a songwriter with Integrity Music, and is the president of KingdomSongs Inc.

David and his wife, Rita, have ministered in 27 nations and 49 states.

His songs have been recorded by Michael W. Smith, Ron Kenoly, Alvin Slaughter, Kent Henry, Don Moen, Selah, Morris Chapman, Phil Driscoll, Debby Boone, The Imperials, Morris Chapman, Natalie Grant and many others. His latest releases are “Worship" and “The Great Worship Songs Solo Piano.”

Perhaps best known for his thoughtful, well crafted lyrics and prophetic, intuitive keyboard playing, David combines a childlike exuberance for Christ with the maturity of a seasoned minister of the Gospel. David served on the faculty of the International Worship Institute for 15 years and is a member of The Gate Church in Franklin TN.

He and Rita have 3 grown daughters, 2 grandsons, Elisha David and Banner Thomas; and 2 granddaughters Ali Grace and Alana Gabrielle!

#davidbaroni, #instrumentalworship #gospeljazz #informedradio #salvation #creation #inspiration

Informed Radio’s Interview with Author Raymond Harris Re: “Business By Design”

Informed Radio’s Interview with Author Raymond Harris Re: “Business By Design”

October 18, 2018

You don’t need to quit your day job to serve God.

Do you find it difficult to work with joy? Do you have a hard time with coworkers? Is your identity wrapped up in your job?

Many Christian leaders struggle to bridge the gap between the sacred and the secular—particularly at work. Raymond Harris addressed this dilemma and found true success as one of the most prolific American architects.

Business by Design draws upon biblical principles and life experiences to help you:

  • Avoid the swirl of busyness and develop an eternity-driven mind-set.

  • Exceed worldly standards and demonstrate generosity, compassion, forgiveness, and diligence.

  • Look beyond your own needs and use profits to promote God’s kingdom.

  • Let go of feeling you’re not doing enough for God and recognize your service to Him at work.

The teachings and example of Jesus can transform your professional life and make you more effective in the workplace. Join your faith and work, and discover your ultimate purpose.

 

#businessbydesign #informedradio #leadership #generosity #forgiveness #business #raymondharris #kennethmitchell

Informed Radio’s Interview with Debbie Wuthnow Exec. Dir. at iVoterGuide.com

Informed Radio’s Interview with Debbie Wuthnow Exec. Dir. at iVoterGuide.com

October 18, 2018

A wonderful interview with Debbie Wuthnow, the Executive Director of iVoterGuide.com

While it’s easy for most people to follow along with the top stories and the names in the headlines, it can be a daunting task to keep track of which Senate and House seats, Governor’s races, and state legislative positions are up for grabs.

iVoterGuide keeps track of these critically important races across the U.S. at many levels. With less than 30 days until the November 2018 general election — and with early voting having begun in 25 states — it is no exaggeration for us to say that this election will make or break the future for our families and freedoms. 

Here’s what’s at stake:

1) The party of the President almost always loses seats in the midterm election.  In four out of five recent midterm elections, the opposing party made huge gains.  In 2018, with the more conservative party having control of the White House and both houses of Congress, the importance of conservative turnout can almost not be overstated.  People of faith need to turn out in record numbers.  So much hangs in the balance.  We all must do our part – and then we must trust God with the rest.

2) If the Left wrests control over the U.S. House of Representatives, they will almost certainly attempt to make good on threats of impeaching the President — raising the stakes for retaining the balance of power in the House.

3) If the liberals gain control of the Senate, we will loose the momentum we’ve made in judicial appointments — momentum that could one day protect religious liberty in our public schools and reverse Roe v. Wade. We all know that at least one U.S. Supreme Court seat is at stake, but did you know that the balance of power throughout the circuit courts also rides on the outcome of Election 2018?  Take a look at the research that  shows what the Courts will look like in 2024 if the Left takes control vs. what it will look like if the Right keeps control of appointments and confirmations.

4) Many of the state legislators elected in 2018 will be governing during the 2020 census and redistricting process.  More than 80% of elections are decided in the primaries because of gerrymandering, and the party in control of the state legislatures at that time will affect votes more than a decade to come.

So, how can you impact the outcome of the election?

* Fully participate in and be a good steward of our right to vote.  Knowledge is power, and learning who and what is on your ballot is incumbent upon you as a citizen.

Share the truth, in love, with other believers.  iVoterGuide provides an easy-to-share platform for you to help other God-fearing Americans know where the candidates stand on the issues important to people of faith.

Be salt and light to those who don’t have the same foundations as you do but who are willing to listen and engage.  iVoterGuide works hard every day to provide data so you can share the facts with confidence and in a way that convinces — rather than intimates or frightens — voters of many backgrounds, beliefs, and ways of life.

iVoterGuide doesn’t tell anyone who to vote for.  We just present the facts so people can compare the candidates side-by-side, based upon what they do — not just what they say they’ll do.   We’re looking for candidates who won’t just say what they’ll do, but will go out there and do what they say!  We call it “walking-the-talk,” and it’s the basis for our only annual fundraising event, the Walk-the-Talk Awards.

The event takes places in Dallas, Texas on October 23, and if any of you are in the area, we’d love for you to join us as we honor some Texas legislators who not only campaigned as conservatives, but went on to govern on those same principles.

Even if you’re not close geographically, you can be a part of this immense effort by contributing or sponsoring a table.  We are covering 1,000 races in all 50 states, and all of our work is made possible by your giving and God’s faithfulness. 
As the voices on each side of our national debate dominate the headlines, we hope you will take this opportunity to see not only what’s at stake but also what’s possible when the people of God pray, share, and turn out to vote.

#voters #ivoterguide #informedradio #debbiewuthnow #midtermelections #election2018

Informed Radio’s Interview with Pastor/Author Mark Driscoll Re: Spirit Filled Jesus”

Informed Radio’s Interview with Pastor/Author Mark Driscoll Re: Spirit Filled Jesus”

October 16, 2018

 

Pastor Mark Driscoll shares with us the depth that his latest book "Spirit Filled Jesus can bring into our lives, based on scripture and God's love letter to all of and the magnificient road map to an over coming life, that bears fruit and gifts.

When Jesus needed help, He went to the Helper. Where do you go? If Jesus needed help, we all do. Spirit-Filled Jesus explores the role of the Holy Spirit in and through the life of Jesus, revealing aspects of His life that have not been examined before and helping you see how this applies to you. Everyone knows the Holy Spirit as the Helper but may not realize He helped Jesus. Jesus resisted temptation, endured suffering, and overcame Satan, all by the power of the Spirit. You can do the same. The Spirit that empowered Jesus also lives in you! God wants us not only to admire the life of Jesus and reflect it in our lives but also to experience the same source of life-giving power that Jesus did.

Informed Radio’s Interview with author Stasi Eldredge about her latest book “Defiant Joy”

Informed Radio’s Interview with author Stasi Eldredge about her latest book “Defiant Joy”

October 16, 2018

 Wonderful interview with Stasi Eldredge about her latest book, "Defiant Joy" 

“The newsfeed on any given day is heartbreaking,” says Eldredge. “People are not only losing hope, they are losing heart. And we need our hearts back. We need true hope. It is possible in the middle of the sorrows of life to experience a life changing, reality based joy that is tethered to the hope we have in Christ!”

 

Written in one of the toughest years of her life, Eldredge explores how to embrace the mystery that suffering and joy can coexist. From the loss of loved ones and physical pain, to depression and struggles with food, Eldredge provides a blueprint to choose love over fear and fully understand that, because of God, we can know a joy that is defiant in the face of this broken world.

 

“Defiant Joy is a clarion call to press into the heart of God in new and life-giving ways,” continues Eldredge. “In the age we are living in, possessing joy can feel almost impossible. Yet, we are called to have joy, and if we are called to it, then it is possible. This book is an invitation to know a joy – a joy fully grounded in hope – that strengthens us and sustains us in the middle of our everyday lives and in the middle of the extremely painful seasons as well.”  

#defiantjoy #informedradio #hope #peace #strength

Informed Radio’s Interview with President and CEO of Open Doors USA Re: “The Korea Atrocities”

Informed Radio’s Interview with President and CEO of Open Doors USA Re: “The Korea Atrocities”

October 12, 2018

My friends, this is one you truly want to listen to and share with all that you can. Our brothers and sisters in North Korea are in critical condition and need our support and prayers.

Firsthand Accounts Tell of Atrocities in North Korea
 

Open Doors USA Launches Resource Site for Media

 Under the totalitarian Kim regime in North Korea, details about day-to-day living there are often scarce. Open Doors USA recently launched a new online resource for media detailing the human rights violations and oppression of the regime. The website provides firsthand accounts, photos, videos, stats and interview opportunities. The firsthand accounts detail living through prison camps, escaping the country, starvation, beatings and human trafficking.

 

Open Doors USA estimates there are tens of thousands of Christians in camps, restricted villages or otherwise imprisoned, many of whom are suffering under unthinkable conditions. 

 

In addition, the organization is calling attention to North Korea in early November. On the third at 5 p.m. PT, David Curry, president and CEO of Open Doors USA, is hosting a webinar to provide the latest persecution updates. He will be joined by South Korean Pastor Min-soo, who will provide firsthand accounts on North Korea. The efforts are part of the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church on Nov. 4. Individuals and churches are encouraged to participate and can access free, downloadable resources from the Open Doors website. Resources include: 

  • Prayer guide
  • Videos
  • Sermon outline
  • Bulletin insert
  • Poster
  • Infographic
  • Online prayer wall 

According to Curry, the International Day of Prayer is an important reminder for Americans living in Western countries. 

 

"The situation in North Korea is dire. We must support North Koreans with our prayers because many have said our prayers can be felt and provide strength," said Curry. "We must never forget those who are facing the unimaginable simply because of where they live."

 

Open Doors USA is asking for prayers for:  

  • Protection, strength and endurance for North Korea Christians who face persecution from state authorities and their non-Christian families, friends and neighbors; 
  • North Korean President Kim Jong Un and his regime to come to know the one true God and open his country to the Gospel for healing and restoration;
  • God to move in Kim Jong Un to release the estimated 50,000 Christians who are unjustly held in detention centers and prison camps throughout the country;
  • The underground church to grow in boldness and be ready for widespread evangelism efforts when the opportunity arises; and
  • Kim Jong Un to allow for the creation of new churches where North Koreans can freely worship.

More information on North Korea can be found here

#opendoors #informedradio #genesismovie #northkorea #persecution

Informed Radio’s Interview with Dede Laugesen of  Saved The Persecuted Christians Coalition

Informed Radio’s Interview with Dede Laugesen of Saved The Persecuted Christians Coalition

October 10, 2018

 

“SAVE US” Movement Works to End the World’s Horrific Persecution Problem

 

“Why is the world silent while Christians are being slaughtered? The Jewish people understand all too well what can happen when the world is silent.” – Ronald S. Lauder, President, World Jewish Congress

 

Too few Americans know that 215 million Christians in a record number of countries around the world are subjected to brutal human rights abuses and even genocidal violence by authoritarian regimes and radical groups.

 

Western Media, countless elected officials, and even some faith leaders have been silent too long to this Anti-Christian plague of oppression and death sweeping the globe .

 

These crimes against humanity have been allowed to fester and proliferate.

 

Modern, Global Church Persecution Statistics

  • By 2013, more than 450,000 Syrian Christians had fled their homes during two years of war and persecution (NY Times).
  • 255 Christians are killed for their faith every month (Open Doors).
  • 214 churches and Christian properties are destroyed every month (Open Doors).
  • 772 forms of violence (beatings, kidnappings, rape, arrest, etc.) are committed against Christians every month (Open Doors).

Current data and anecdotal information from reputable sources, including the United States Government  show this may be the most dangerous time in history to be a Christian.

 

Save the Persecuted Christians Coalition is a vast and growing group of faith leaders and community influencers determined to raise awareness of the plight of the world’s Christians (Wall Street Journal).

 

We seek not only to alleviate the suffering, but to discourage and stop those responsible for it by igniting a movement to hold the persecutors accountable and create real cost for their crimes.

 

Join the “SAVE US” Movement at savethepersecutedchristians.org.

 

The 10 countries where Christians face the most extreme persecution are, in order:

  1. North Korea
  2. Somalia
  3. Afghanistan
  4. Pakistan Sudan
  5.  Syria
  6.  Iraq
  7.  Iran
  8.  Yemen
  9. 10. Eritrea

With such staggering statistics available, and the knowledge that most of these crimes are not covered in the media, the STPC Coalition developed a special news aggregatorwww.ChristianPersecutionNews.com—to capture current instances of persecution that do make the news and to provide those concerned an easy way to share these heartbreaking stories with others.

 

One of the ways Americans can render support is by encouraging their pastors and faith leaders to visit www.SaveThePersecutedChristians.org and to order a free banner to display in front of their houses of worship. These simple banners feature a graphic “SaveUs” plea with a cross and the coalition’s website where Americans can learn about the global persecution of Christians and find out more about what they can do to help.

Informed Radio’s Interview with Jorge Garcia of the New Movie “The Healer”

Informed Radio’s Interview with Jorge Garcia of the New Movie “The Healer”

October 9, 2018

Jorge Garcia is an American actor and comedian. He first came to public attention with his performance as Hector Lopez on the television show Becker, but is best known for his portrayal of Hugo "Hurley" Reyes in the television series Lost from 2004 to 2010. Garcia also performs as a stand-up comedian. He more recently starred in the FOX television series Alcatraz, as well as playing a minor character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. He stars as Jerry Ortega on Hawaii Five-0. Most recently Jorge Garcia can be seen in the Netflix original movie Ridiculous 6.

 

In The Healer, Jorge plays Father Malloy, who is the priest in the town. While all the town members are up in arms that a “Healer” (played by Oliver Jackson Cohen), Father Malloy doesn’t believe that he’s a healer. It takes an unfortunate tragedy for him to see the light….

Informed Radio’s Interview with Art Ally of Timothy Plan

Informed Radio’s Interview with Art Ally of Timothy Plan

October 9, 2018

Very informative and fun interview with Art Ally, the founder and president of Timothy Plan.

Timothy Plan is steadfastly committed to maintaining portfolios that do not contain the securities of any company that is promoting an agenda contrary to the teachings of scripture, or is actively participating in activities that may prove destructive to our communities at large. The Timothy Plan embraces and declares the following set of principles to be the corporate philosophy to which we wholeheartedly subscribe:

  • To conduct every phase of our business in a manner that brings honor and glory to our Lord Jesus Christ;
  • To provide our mutual fund shareholders with the finest quality service available in the financial services industry;
  • To retain the confidence and trust of our shareholders through our total commitment to honesty and integrity in managing every aspect of their investments in the Timothy Plan mutual funds;
  • To consistently demonstrate our dedication to professionalism and excellence in everything we do;
  • To communicate with a sincere, caring attitude toward every shareholder or prospective shareholder; and,
  • To always place our shareholders' financial well-being above our own.
Informed Radios Interview with Author Don Hawkins Re: Master Discipleship

Informed Radios Interview with Author Don Hawkins Re: Master Discipleship

October 5, 2018

A wonderful conversation with Don Hawkins as we discuss this great book on discipleship and his life in ministry. 

Don Hawkins, President of Encouragement Communications and the General Manager of The Worship Channel.

For 13 years he served as the ninth President of Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, Alabama.  The former Vice President and Executive Director of the Minirth Meier Clinic, Dr. Hawkins has authored or co-authored over 20 books.  Dr. Hawkins came to Southeastern Bible College from Back to the Bible, where he served as co-host and producer of the Back to the Bible radio program, heard on over 600 stations worldwide.  He also hosted the live nationwide call-in program, Life Perspectives, for over twenty years.

Informed Radios interview with My Brothers Keeper Ministry

Informed Radios interview with My Brothers Keeper Ministry

October 5, 2018

A great interview with the guys at MBKDallas. We discuss the ministry and how they are helping men to walk according to scripture and the Holy Spirit. They are focused and driven to what God has birthed in their hearts. Your going to enjoy this interview, if you like a down home feel and conversation. check them out at www.mbkmdallas.com and make sure to be at the upcoming conference and take some other men with you and just network and worship together.

Informed Radios Interview with the Hon. Sam Rohrer, President of American Pastors Network (APN)

Informed Radios Interview with the Hon. Sam Rohrer, President of American Pastors Network (APN)

October 4, 2018

APN Calls for a National Day of Prayer TODAY, October 3, Regarding Importance of Supreme Court

Christians Must Pray During This Important Time

Yesterday on "Stand in the Gap Today" radio, the American Pastors Network hosts spent part of the first segment talking about the importance of prayer for the nation and the need for Christians to pray about the situation concerning the Supreme Court and Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation. 

The leaders of APN and "Stand in the Gap" radio are suggesting that today—Wednesday, October 3—be set aside as a day of national prayer for this important time in American history and for the Court nomination, which will have impact for decades to come.

APN President Sam Rohrer said the following after last weeks Senate Judiciary Vote. "While this vote was important, it now becomes the decision of Senate leadership to wisely move this process forward without delay."

Informed Radios Interview with Air Force Special Ops Lt. Col. Damon Friedman, founder of SOF Missions

Informed Radios Interview with Air Force Special Ops Lt. Col. Damon Friedman, founder of SOF Missions

October 3, 2018

This had to be one of the most intrguing interviews, in a long time, if not ever! with Dr. Damon Friedman (Air Force Lt. Col.) 

Doctorate of Intercultural Studies, Master of International Relations 
President • Founder • Exec Producer • Special Ops Officer • Iraq & Afghanistan Veteran • Spirit of Hope Award Winner

All of you know I love our veterans, but may not know, that on average, 20 of them take their lives every single day and it is horriffic.

What are we going to do about it. Where can they turn to?

There is an answer and a hope..We need you to share this podcast for those that are hurting everyday and reliving so many components of their lives. You know someone in your family or sphere of influence that needs to hear this message, from this power team, that has dedicated their lives, to improve every aspect of veterans lives..Will you, just hit share? You never know this side of eternity the life you will impact and make a difference..

An Average of 20 Veterans Commit

Suicide Every Day, According to the VA

Air Force Lt. Col. Damon Friedman Works with Victims of PTSD

 

WHAT: 
September is Suicide Prevention Month, and suicide is especially prevalent among veterans. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, an average of 20 veterans commit suicide every day. Research suggests that there is a strong link between guilt related to combat and suicide for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

 

WHO:

Air Force Lt. Col. Damon Friedman, president of SOF Missions and executive producer of "Surrender Only to One," an award-winning docudrama about the effects of PTSD on veterans of special operations. Friedman, who is on active duty in special ops, has served in Iraq and Afghanistan and received three bronze stars, one with valor. When he finally came home, he suffered from PTSD-like symptoms, endangering his career and his marriage.

 

DETAILS:

SOF Missions – short for Shield of Faith Missions – strives to "support warriors who struggle with post-traumatic stress and provide them with the tools to overcome the negative impacts of combat." The organization is based in Tampa. For more information, visit https://www.sofmissions.com/

Will you share?

 

Informed Radio’s Interview with writer and director/ Paco Arango of “The Healer” Release date Sept. 28, 2018 “A Must See Fillm”

Informed Radio’s Interview with writer and director/ Paco Arango of “The Healer” Release date Sept. 28, 2018 “A Must See Fillm”

September 28, 2018

 

A great interview with writer/director Paco Arango of the new movie coming out today "The Healer"..This is a must see movie for the whole family.

British actor Oliver Jackson-Cohen (NBC’s “Dracula,”  “World Without End”) will star in “The Healer,” a feel-good drama marking Spanish director Paco Arango’s follow-up to his standout 2011 debut “Maktub” that will be produced by Enrique Posner (“Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!” “Pan’s Labyrinth,” ”Justin and the Knights of Valor”).

Based on what Posner describes as a “highly personal original script,” “The Healer” is in itself a highly singular and inspiring project, yoking Arango’s love of filmmaking and his continuing life battle to help children fight cancer:

THE HEARTWARMING FAMILY MOVIE OF THE FALL

In theaters & on VOD everywhere September 28

The first film to donate all of its net proceeds to children with serious illnesses.
We’ve raised over $4 million for international charities thus far.
Just by streaming, you are continuing to help children in need!

Join the movement and stream on demand today!
All U.S. net proceeds from The Healer go to benefitting children with serious illnesses.
You can make a difference just by watching.

www.thehealer-film.com

Informed Radio’s Interview with Todd Nettleton of Voice of the Martyrs

Informed Radio’s Interview with Todd Nettleton of Voice of the Martyrs

September 26, 2018

Todd Nettleton is the Chief of Media Relations and Message Integration for The Voice of the Martyrs and the host of The Voice of the Martyrs Radio. Todd serves as a voice for persecuted Christians, working with the media to tell people in the United States about the faithfulness of Christ’s followers in 60+ nations where they face persecution.

visit them and help support our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ around the world @ www.persecution.com

Informed Radio’s Interview with Author Erica Wiggenhorn Re: “The Unexplainable Church”

Informed Radio’s Interview with Author Erica Wiggenhorn Re: “The Unexplainable Church”

September 23, 2018

A refreshing interview with Erica Wiggenhorn, the author and teacher of "The Unexplainable Church"

Frustrated with the watered-down, “light” Bible studies that are all too common, Erica Wiggenhorn wanted to write a study that went deep. She wanted to take readers verse-by-verse through a whole book of the Bible, offering theological and historical comments in each lesson while remaining practical and relational.

The Unexplainable Church is the result, and it offers readers two great takeaways. It will teach them by example how to study the Bible deeply, and it will challenge them toward critical life-change: submitting their will to the mission of Jesus, who gives life its fullest meaning.

The message of The Unexplainable Church is that the early church didn’t grow because Peter and Paul were so amazing, but because average people were transformed by God and brought together in His work. This 10-week inductive study of Acts 13–28 will sweep readers into the great drama of the Kingdom, inspiring them to live together in the power of the Spirit and accomplish what could never be done alone.

Visit her site here @ http://ericawiggenhorn.com/

#unexplainablechurch #unexplainablelife #hope #faith #ericawiggenhorn #informedradio #christianinterviews 

Informed Radio’s Interview with author Bob Fabey of “Not My Jesus”

Informed Radio’s Interview with author Bob Fabey of “Not My Jesus”

September 14, 2018

A critical yet humorous look at how Jesus fits into our cultural milleau and how Christians are called to respond.

Not My Jesus
Embrace your sacred role in a changing world

“Who do you say that I am?”—Jesus of Nazareth

Jesus had dreadlocks! Jesus had blue eyes. Jesus would never say THAT!

Everyone claims to know something about Jesus. But they are likely incomplete. Jesus was judgmental! He called people names, and made fun of others! If you don’t know him this way, you should. Understanding who he is—and who he isn’t—is the key to knowing ourselves and how we are to live.

Not My Jesus is a humorous, yet poignant look at faith, culture, and life. Using everything from movies to Tweets, Bob Fabey helps us to think about how we view Jesus, the strengths and weaknesses of each approach, and how we are called to live.
In this book you will...
•Identify the way you and others primarily view Jesus
•Get a Biblical overview of who he really was (it’s not what you think!)
•Discover the sacred role you play
•Gain practical ways to live in light of who Jesus was

Are you ready to confront your Jesus and embrace your sacred role?

 

#notmyjesus #jesus #bible #whoisjesus #bobfabey

Informed Radio’s interview with Founder and President of The Creation Today Re: Award-winning feature film GENESIS: PARADISE LOST.

Informed Radio’s interview with Founder and President of The Creation Today Re: Award-winning feature film GENESIS: PARADISE LOST.

September 11, 2018

A great interview with Eric Hovind of Creation Today...This is a powerful movie. I encourage everyone to get this one. You can even purchase online and watch in the privacy of your own home..Wow..

By combining stunning RealD 3D animation, epic orchestration heard on state-of-the-art sound systems, and special effects that include rumbling seats, strobe lighting, and other surprises, the extraordinary 4D theater takes audiences to an unmatched level of understanding and entertainment.  
 
Creation Museum guests are already raving about the unique cinematic experience of IN SIX DAYS. Donning infrared 3D shutter glasses, viewers are vividly transported to the first 6 days of the universe, making them feel as if they were there: watching plants spring from the ground, planets and stars form in the heavens, the waters bring forth the sea creatures, and Adam and Eve explore the beautify of Eden. Ken Ham, Founder and CEO of Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum, states, “With the new 4D theater at the museum and other upgrades, I believe our guests will be dazzled by all the new technology. It will greatly help us teach biblical truths, starting with Genesis.”
 
The full-length, RealD 3D version of the film released on over 1,200 screens last fall and was nominated for 6 top awards, including winning Best Director of a Documentary at the 2018 International Christian Film Festival.  GENESIS: PARADISE LOST and IN SIX DAYS are only a fraction of the many endeavors to fulfill the Creation Today mission: impact the world to KNOW and DEFEND their Creator-GOD!   
 
Eric Hovind, Founder and President of Creation Today, explains, “We saw the opportunity to create an experience that goes far beyond just reading about the creation account in Scripture. The Creation Museum’s 4D theater experience allows a multi-sensory experience that will leave a lasting impact on the viewer. I guarantee you will look at Genesis 1 with new eyes after experiencing IN SIX DAYS!”
 
GENESIS: PARADISE LOST and IN SIX DAYS are part of Creation Today, a Bible-based 501(c)(3) apologetics ministry committed to excellence and the spread of the Gospel. For the past decade,Creation Today has been on the front lines of the creation vs. evolution controversy, apologetics, and evangelism.
 
The 4D Special Effects Theater is located at The Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Petersburg, KY 41080. Tickets and more information can be found at:https://creationmuseum.org
 

#creation #movie #erichovind @creationtoday 

Informed Radio’s Interview with Evangelist/Author Jay Lowder Re: Suicide, No More “Hush-Hush”

Informed Radio’s Interview with Evangelist/Author Jay Lowder Re: Suicide, No More “Hush-Hush”

September 11, 2018

Another wonderful interview with Jay Lowder of Harvest Ministries. 

Jay and I discuss all the particulars surrounding this "Hush-Hush" issue of suicide and what can be done? What are the signs? How can we be free to discuss and why we should discuss. Yes, even in our churches and ministries.

Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues.

Each year, more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide, leaving behind their friends and family members to navigate the tragedy of loss. In many cases, friends and families affected by a suicide loss (often called “suicide loss survivors”) are left in the dark. Too often the feelings of shame and stigma prevent them from talking openly.

Once-Suicidal Evangelist Shares His Story to Help Others During National Suicide Prevention Month
 
Jay Lowder provides resources for recognizing warning signs
 

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and Jay Lowder, international evangelist and founder of Jay Lowder Harvest Ministries, wants to share his story in hopes that it may help prevent another from ending his or her own life.

 

The past year has been marked by a number of high-profile suicides, including the deaths of Chef Anthony Bourdain, Designer Kate Spade and Musician Avicii. Suicide is a leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and on the rise. The CDC found suicides increased by more than 30 percent from 1999 to 2016.  

 

"While I'm grateful for the emphasis on suicide prevention in September, this is a topic that needs to be addressed every day," said Lowder, who is author of "Midnight in Aisle 7." "We have an epidemic on the rise. Self-violence is without prejudice and affects people from every race, ethnicity, economic status and gender. No one is immune, and until we get serious about creating an open environment of discussion, we will continue to see people fall victim."

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