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Religion Can’t Save You - Pastor John Randall

Religion Can’t Save You - Pastor John Randall

December 27, 2019

The law is much like a mirror!  It can show us our sin, but can’t cleanse us of it.  Yet too many seek to live up to the law expecting they can perform it to gain a right standing with God.  That only leads to hypocrisy and judgmentalism. There’s a better way - a way that actually works! Today on a Daily Walk we take you to Romans two and see together what that is.  

Pastor Jack Graham on Addiction

Pastor Jack Graham on Addiction

December 11, 2019

It’s no secret that we live in an increasingly addicted culture. Join us for today’s PowerPoint as Pastor Jack Graham shares Scriptural truth to remind us that the chains that bind us and the habits that hold us back can all be broken by Christ.

Numbers of Hope with Max Lucado

Numbers of Hope with Max Lucado

December 11, 2019

Chapter 10 – “Hell’s Supreme Surprise

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:16 NIV

The hero of heaven is God. Angels don’t worship mansions or glittering avenues. Neither gates nor jewels prompt the hosts to sing . . . God does. His majesty stirs the pen of heaven’s poets and the awe of her citizens.

They enjoy an eternity-long answer to David’s prayer: “One thing I ask of the LORD . . . to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD” (Ps. 27:4). What else warrants a look? Inhabitants of heaven forever marvel at the sins God forgives, the promises he keeps, the plan he executes. He’s not the grand marshal of the parade; he is the parade. He’s not the main event; he’s the only event. His Broadway features a single stage and star: himself. He hosts the only production and invites every living soul to attend.

He, at this very moment, issues invitations by the millions. He whispers through the kindness of a grandparent, shouts through the tempest of a tsunami. Through the funeral he cautions, “Life is fragile.” Through a sickness he reminds, “Days are numbered.” God may speak through nature or nurture, majesty or mishap. But through all and to all he invites: “Come, enjoy me forever.”

Yet many people have no desire to do so. They don’t want anything to do with God. He speaks; they cover their ears. He commands; they scoff. They don’t want him telling them how to live. They mock what he says about marriage, money, sex, or the value of human life. They regard his son as a joke and the cross as utter folly.1 They spend their lives telling God to leave them alone. And at the moment of their final breath, he honors their request: “Get away from me, you who do evil. I never knew you” (Matt. 7:23 NCV). This verse escorts us to the most somber of Christian realities: hell.

No topic stirs greater resistance. Who wants to think about eternal punishment? We prefer to casualize the issue, making jokes about its residents or turning the noun into a flippant adjective. “That was a hell of a steak.” Odd that we don’t do the same with lesser tragedies. You never hear “My golf game has gone toprison.” Or “This is an AIDS of a traffic jam.” Seems a conspiracy is afoot to minimize hell.

On The Edge Interview with Rev. Matthew Crebbin of Healing The Healers

On The Edge Interview with Rev. Matthew Crebbin of Healing The Healers

July 29, 2019


Rev. Matthew Crebbin has been Senior Minister at the Newtown Congregational Church, UCC since 2007. He has served faith communities in New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. A sought after preacher and lecturer, his ministry has focused upon a variety of areas including: theological dialogue, ecumenical and interfaith partnerships, grief and trauma ministry—as well as justice and peace advocacy. He currently serves as the Coordinator of the Newtown Interfaith Council.

Healing the Healers is a new media resource intended to support clergy, laity, social workers, first responders and other faith leaders facing community-level trauma. In the first five parts of an ongoing video series, Rev. Matthew Crebbin begins an important conversation with colleagues in which they acknowledge the unique stress they face in the aftermath of community trauma.

Rev. Crebbin is the Senior Minister of the Newtown Congregational Church in Newtown, CT. On December 14, 2012, his life, along with those of his family, his congregation, and everyone in the town, was changed by the horrifying shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. His mission in this series has a dual focus: both to learn about and better understand the mid-to-long term effects of such traumas on faith leaders who, like him, have gone through such an experience, and to help educate and prepare other faith and community leaders who may be faced with such events in the future.


On The Edge Interview with John Atak of South Sudan

On The Edge Interview with John Atak of South Sudan

July 27, 2019
  James Lual Atak, Indigenous Director from South Sudan for Lift Up The Vulnerable 

James Lual Atak with children at Make Way Partners

James Lual Atak Congratualtes a Highschool Student | Credit MWP

Bombs blasted, machine guns bulleted, grass-roofed homes blazed with intentionally set fires, and nine-year-old James Lual Atak ran for his life. The civil war that ravaged Sudan in 1987 separated many children from their families in just this way. The young boys who walked – and survived – unfathomable distances and terrain, and made it to the nearby lands of Ethiopia and Kenya became known as the “Lost Boys”. Left behind by society, they rank among the world’s forgotten orphans of war.

James experienced both sides of war, and then discovered a new way to live. First, he was conscripted as a child soldier, forced to run through the bush carrying his machine gun like a baby, and sent to the frontline as bait to shoot down the enemy, so the older “real soldiers” would live to fight to the end. Unlike many others, a general eventually set him free, and James made the long journey, along with thousands of other Lost Boys, to Kenya.

As one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, James watched other children die, even as he struggled to become one of the survivors.[i] He eventually made his way to Nairobi, Kenya, where a man named George William helped James receive an education and learn about Christianity.[ii] While in Kenya, James and his girlfriend each applied for visas as they dreamed of marrying and relocating together, if one of them was granted the coveted opportunity to escape.[iii] Despite the hope of a new life with his beloved, James felt burdened – so many children were still suffering what he had once endured, and few or none were receiving help.[iv] As James prayed earnestly for guidance, his name appeared on the list for an American Visa, his girlfriend’s on the list for an Australian one. However, instead of accepting his visa and pursuing the life he had planned, James bravely decided to follow the plan God placed in his heart — to return to his country and alleviate the suffering he could.[v] His girlfriend went to Australia, and James returned to Sudan by himself without funds, resources, or a plan for where these would come from. He trusted God’s plan and started to gather orphans and teach them with the one textbook he had in order to make a difference in his country.

A young girl named Kristina had lain across her father’s grave in despair. A few men had helped her bury her father, but did nothing more. “There are simply too many orphans to worry about this one,” she heard them say before leaving her behind. Days passed. Having nowhere to go, Kristina stayed at the gravesite. Hungry. Alone. Then a man walked up. He asked her what her name was, where her parents were: “I told him they were dead and I was alone.” The man offered his name, James Lual Atak, and then said the words that would change her life. “Come follow me. I will take you to New Life Ministry (NLM), and if you will follow the way I teach you, you will grow strong and you will not be alone anymore.”[vi] Kristina would learn, unlike the other men she encountered, James Lual Atak does worry about the orphans.

Kristina was not the first orphan to be rescued by James Lual Atak. When Kimberly Smith Highland, President of Make Way Partners, first met him in 2005, James had 153 orphans under his protection in what was at the time considered the Sudan; he was caring for them as best he could — while teaching them to read and write from one textbook.[vii] Together, James and Kimberly committed to do whatever it took to keep those children safe, and Make Way Partners became James’ and New Life Ministry’s sole funding partner. Thirteen years later, NLM is now home to 750 children, has a ministry for widows and former sex-slaves, and operates the region’s only high school.[viii] James also led Make Way Partners to build two other orphanages, schools, and clinics throughout Sudan and South Sudan, using the same successful model of indigenous leadership.

Today, New Life Ministry (NLM) is home to Darfur Muslim orphans and Southern Sudanese Christian and Animist orphans.[ix] James does not discriminate among those who need his help, and his compassion does not end with children. When they first met, James asked Kimberly if she’d go with him to where he knew Darfuris were hiding from the Janjaweed, and dying in the bush. [x] Fearing his motives, Kimberly asked why.[xi] “Because they’re dying out there, we have to take them some of [our] food and water and medicine.… The only real peace for my people is the love of Jesus. We have to be Jesus to the Darfurees, and take them food and medicine and help.”[xii]

Some would look at the accomplishments of caring for so many children in the face of war and inhumanity and say, ‘good enough.’ Yet, James still works tirelessly to create new ways to help his people. In addition to establishing NLM’s high school, James dreams of founding a training college to launch the next generation of leaders.[xiii]

Because he followed his faith and deep convictions, James was able to provide not just a home and education, but also hope, inspiration, and purpose for a little girl named Kristina — and for many others. And now, she explains, “[My favorite thing about being at NLM is] James Lual Atak, because he is teaching me how I can help more orphans like me.” [xiv]

You can follow James on Facebook or Twitter.


On The Edge Interview with Ken Harrison, author “Rise of the Servant Kings”

On The Edge Interview with Ken Harrison, author “Rise of the Servant Kings”

June 28, 2019

A great discussion with Ken Harrison about his book "Rise of the Servant Kings, What the Bible says About Being a Man"

Ken is the president and chairman of Promise Keepers. In the book Ken expresses and tackles some of the challenges in today's culture that face men. As men we should be ambitious, we should be bold and we should be humble. As leaders in our communities, as fathers and husbands we are here to serve all those around us and surround ourselves with like minded men to help us in the running of this race.

The "how-to-get-it-right" book for today's Christian man--in marriage, family, work, friendships, with God in all of life. 

Men are hungry for authenticity and for sound and bold biblical teaching on true masculinity. Every day men ask themselves questions about how to be better fathers, husbands, friends, and men, but it's difficult to find satisfying answers. Rise of the Servant Kings explains that true masculinity is found in absolute surrender to God, which always results in humble character and is expressed in courage and generosity. When a man truly understands God's desires, he will naturally express godly masculinity, Ken Harrison weaves together his experiences as a police officer in one of the deadliest areas of the country, with many years as a business executive and ministry leader, to share deep truths for men direct from God's Word.

David Shibley visits us On The Edge program “Jesus Movement 2.0″

David Shibley visits us On The Edge program “Jesus Movement 2.0″

June 24, 2019

David joins us On The Edge as we discuss the past of the late 1960's and 1970's as the Jesus Movement took place across America. David shares of his days as a teenager and what he saw what God was doing in the hearts of what most people would have viewed as Jesus Freaks or Jesus People.

David also shares with us what he and other ministry leaders are seeing today and the work that God is doing in the hearts and lives of what is called the 13/30 Window.

Please take the time to share and pray as Global Advance is being a crucial catalyst in this time and season to help lead this next generation.

David is sharing with the whole Body of Christ the following video, produced by Global Advance to be shared by youth leaders, church and ministries around the world to encourage the people of God.

Jesus Movement 2.0


What is Really Happening at Voice of the Martyrs?

What is Really Happening at Voice of the Martyrs?

June 19, 2019

The Voice of the Martyrs is a nonprofit, interdenominational Christian missions organization dedicated to serving our persecuted family worldwide through practical and spiritual assistance and leading other members of the body of Christ into fellowship with them. VOM was founded in 1967 by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who was imprisoned for 14 years in Communist Romania for his faith in Christ; his wife, Sabina, was imprisoned for three years. In 1965 they were ransomed out of Romania, and soon thereafter they established the global network of missions of which VOM is a part. The Wurmbrands based these missions on Hebrews 13:3, which instructs us to “Remember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated—since you yourselves are in the body also.”


The Voice of the Martyrs continues this mission around the world today through the following purposes:

  1. To encourage and empower Christians to fulfill the Great Commission in areas of the world where they are persecuted for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  2. To provide practical relief and spiritual support to the families of Christian martyrs.
  3. To equip persecuted Christians to love and win to Christ those who are opposed to the gospel in their part of the world.
  4. To undertake projects of encouragement, helping believers rebuild their lives and Christian witness in countries where they have formerly suffered oppression.
  5. To promote the fellowship of all believers by informing the world of the faith and courage of persecuted Christians, thereby inspiring believers to a deeper level of commitment to Christ and involvement in His Great Commission.


Serving persecuted Christians through practical and spiritual assistance and leading other members of the Body of Christ into fellowship with them.


  1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father where He intercedes for us, in His present rule as Head of the Church, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  4. We believe that all men and women are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ is necessary for regeneration by the Holy Spirit.
  5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life.
  6. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life in the presence of our Lord, and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment.
  7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the Church.
  8. We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism.


On The Edge Interview with David Holsten, CEO of Mission Aviation Fellowship

On The Edge Interview with David Holsten, CEO of Mission Aviation Fellowship

May 20, 2019

Because there is a direct correlation between living in isolation and chronic poverty. Because many people living in remote places have never heard the Gospel. Because when a person in isolation has a medical emergency they often can’t get the help they need.

Everyone deserves to know Jesus.

We believe that everyone—even the isolated—deserves a chance to experience the love of Jesus Christ.


MAF reaches isolated people with Jesus' love.

So we use aviation, technology, and training because in many places those are the only ways to reach isolated people with Christ’s love.


You can help share the Gospel.

You can make a difference through prayergiving, or by serving with MAF.

On The Edge Interview with Josh Havens about the New Album from The Afters “Fear No More”

On The Edge Interview with Josh Havens about the New Album from The Afters “Fear No More”

May 15, 2019

Writing and recording music written from the human experience has long been a specialty of award-winning band, The Afters. Their deep catalog of songs connects people to one another, putting words to both the answered and unanswered prayers of the heart. But when it was time to write for their new album, Fear No More, band members Josh Havens, Jordan Mohilowski, Matt Fuqua and Dan Ostebo found themselves looking inward and leaning on each other in a brand-new way.

“One thing I love about our band is we’re like brothers,” Havens shares. “We really are. We’ve been through a lot together over the years and those challenges have brought us even closer and strengthened that bond. We’re able to be really honest with each other. Through everything, we’re still good friends.”

For Fear No More, the members dug deep, each desiring to make an album that truly reflected the inner-most parts of their own humanity, including the parts they wouldn’t have normally chosen to expose in such a public way. They wrote this new collection of songs for themselves, wrote messages they needed to hear, laying themselves bare in order to reach a new level of transparency in their songs. It took complete honesty with each other to allow the creative freedom to write complete honesty into their songs.

On The Edge Interview with Author Rich Wilkerson Sr. “I Choose Honor”

On The Edge Interview with Author Rich Wilkerson Sr. “I Choose Honor”

May 15, 2019

This book will lead you to have deeper relationships with others because you will learn to recognize that each person, as a creation of God, deserves honor.


Trying harder doesn’t always improve relationships or bring promotion. But choosing to live with honor will strengthen relationships, bring elevation, build bridges, and deepen our worship of and intimacy with God.

Wonderful interview with Pastor Wilkerson concerning the book and the steps to be more honorable to those that come into our areas of life.

I encourage all of you to get the book and share with others.

Pastor Wilkerson encourages other pastors and community leaders to live with a higher standard of honor and watch how it will impact your lives in some powerful ways.


On The Edge Interview with Inspirational Speaker and Comedian Michelle Collins

On The Edge Interview with Inspirational Speaker and Comedian Michelle Collins

May 15, 2019

Michele’s comedy resume includes big names in comedy

including Jeanne Robertson’s Comedy with Class, Ellen

DeGeneres Comedy Contest winner, Dean Lewis, and

professional comedian Jamie Campbell of Second City as

well as improv classes at Beta Theatre. She has appeared

in a comedy show with Andy Huggins, local Houston

Comedian and most recent America's Got Talent Finalist.


At 17, Michele Collins had already faced challenges that

many of us never do: trauma, abuse, teen pregnancy,

and homelessness. She also knew it was up to her to

overcome these challenges.

She changed her course and become a high-performing

sales executive for over 20 years, achieving record-

breaking sales numbers at multiple corporations.

Then, she endured the tragic and sudden loss of her

husband to addiction. It was at that point that she

asked the hardest question of all; Why am I so


Despite the successful career, nice home, and a

supportive network of people, she then realized her

answer: So I can help other people see that they can

experience tragedy and still live an incredible life.

Find out more about Michelle and the upcoming shows in your area


On The Edge Interview with Tim Glenn of Compassion International

On The Edge Interview with Tim Glenn of Compassion International

May 13, 2019


We are a worldwide ministry in which millions of children reap the benefits of one man's clear, God-given vision.

Rev. Everett Swanson holding two orphans in his arms.

More than 65 years ago, Rev. Everett Swanson flew to South Korea to minister to American troops fighting in the Korean War. During his time there, he grew increasingly troubled by the sight of hundreds of war orphans living on the streets, abandoned by society.

One morning he saw city workers scoop up what looked like piles of rags and toss them into the back of a truck. He walked up to the truck for a closer look — and was horrified to see that the "piles" were not rags, but the frozen bodies of orphans who had died overnight in the streets.

Appalled, Rev. Swanson began including this experience into his revival meetings, and Christians responded by donating funds to purchase rice and fuel for the orphans. Within 10 years, 108 orphanages and homes in South Korea were receiving support.


The etymology of the word compassion stems from the Latin com meaning "with, together" and the Latin pati "to suffer." Compassion literally means to suffer with.

Compassion, suffering with another person, combines sympathy with an active response or a desire to help. Because we have compassion, we want to act and lessen someone else's suffering. This desire to act is what differentiates compassion from empathy, understanding or sharing the feelings of others.

We take a long-term approach to child development by investing in and for the life of each child.

Through our holistic child development model, we blend physical, social, economic and spiritual care together to help children in poverty fully mature in every facet of life and transcend what is often a generational legacy of poverty. We deliver whole-life care, by way of our frontline church partners, that is personal, individualized, relational, and tailored to the child's age, gender, health, culture and family situation.

A baby girl wearing green, lies on her back as her height is measured with a stadiometer.



Compassion. A movement. A calling. A cause. A people.

Compassion is global, reflecting the beautiful diversity of God's kingdom.

We are collaborative, depending on teamwork and partnership.

We are inclusive and accepting of others.

We are honest. We say what we mean, and we do what we say.

We are respectful, protecting the divine character in everyone.

We strive to always be grace filled, kind, forgiving and merciful.

We are advocates for children committed to Jesus Christ in all that we do.

We are loving. God's love fuels us, and we unabashedly love one another.

We are passionate, against injustice and for our cause.

Compassion is authentic, facing hard realities with an adventuresome spirit.

We are totally focused on our our mission. Single-minded in our pursuit.

Our ministry is contextual, customized and culturally relevant. It is effective, proven and outcome driven.

Our creative spirit drives innovative solutions to the challenges and opportunities before us.

Compassion is professional. We do our work with excellence but without pretension.

Our faith in God and in His promises empowers us to be confident. In the face of evil raging around us, we remain hopeful and lift one another's spirits as we go about our mission of releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

On The Edge Interview with Author Brenda Crouch and her new book “Fight Forward”

On The Edge Interview with Author Brenda Crouch and her new book “Fight Forward”

May 10, 2019

I’m not good enough. It’s my fault. I am alone. I am worthless. The voices and lies you give power to shape who you are and attempt to hijack your identity, twisting your perspective on God, family, career, church, and other relationships. Whose voice are you listening to?

You are a champion by God’s design. In Fight Forward , Brenda Crouch bravely shares her story of overcoming the abuse she suffered as a child and an adult. She offers practical solutions that will help you


• find courage to dismantle the façade and embrace your true identity.


• break the cycle of a victim mindset and trust the power of God to set you free.

• discover the strength to say no to users and learn to recognize authentic love.

• ditch self-ambition and explore the wealth of your divine purpose.

• find your voice and help others heal.

Be propelled into favor and fulfillment as you listen to God’s voice. He wants you to know the relevance of your authentic value and the unique purpose for which you were born. 


On The Edge Interview with Dr. Johnny Parker

On The Edge Interview with Dr. Johnny Parker

May 10, 2019

As an executive coach and relationship architect, Dr. Johnny Parker helps men and women achieve success by viewing their lives as a story. Through his “Turn the Page” system, CEOs, pro athletes, coaches, and other high-impact men and women have gained high-definition clarity and discovered the story they were born to live. Johnny is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University where he teaches Introduction to Positive Psychology, an evidence-based approach that focuses on conditions leading to happiness and flourishing. Recognizing that families and organizations share similar relational dynamics, Johnny uses his clinical background and research in positive psychology to help people revolutionize their relationships, work and lives. His work on developing healthy, fulfilling lives and strong relationships has been featured on CNN International and national media outlets. In May, 2008, Johnny was a part of a select group of marriage educators and researchers invited to the White House to discuss ways to strengthen marriages in America. He has authored several books, including Turn the Page: Unlocking the Story Within You, Exceptional Living: 31 Exercises for Enriching Your Life, Work and Relationships, Renovating Your Marriage Room by Room and Faith Like a Child. Johnny earned a M.A. in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Regent University. He and his bride, Lezlyn, reside outside Washington, D.C., and love hanging out with their three sons, JP, Jordan and Joel and their energetic Cocker Spaniel, Jay-Jay.

On The Edge Interview with Senior Producer of “Healing the Healers”

On The Edge Interview with Senior Producer of “Healing the Healers”

May 9, 2019

When mass trauma strikes, faith leaders are called upon to guide and sustain communities through the aftermath. Their role is to help us heal...

But Who Heals the Healers?


Healing the Healers is a new multimedia resource intended to support clergy, laity, social workers, first responders and other spiritual care providers facing community-level trauma. The five-part film series is accompanied by written reflections and discussion guides written by scholars, clergy and other experts.

In the series, Reverend Matthew Crebbin, of Newtown Congregational Church, leads an important conversation with faith leaders who’ve experienced mass trauma, either suddenly, as at Newtown or during 9/11, or through ministering to a community facing chronic violence, such as Hartford, CT, or St. Louis, MO.

Websites:  https://www.odyssey-impact.org/


One The Edge Interview with Dave Donaldson, Co-Author of CityServe

One The Edge Interview with Dave Donaldson, Co-Author of CityServe

May 7, 2019

I speak with Dave Donaldson, Co-Author of the new book "CityServe, Your Guide To Church Based Compassion"



You want to make a lasting difference through compassion ministry; however, you’re busy with all of the other demands and its hard to know where to start; You want your church to be known for meeting needs but at times feel under-resourced and overwhelmed. CityServe was written for difference makers like you.

CityServe, written by forty leading experts in community-based and global compassion will inspire and equip you to

  •  become a leader of influence in your community
  • adopt proven models for churches of any size
  • recruit and mobilize volunteers to serve
  • partner with government and local businesses
  • acquire funds and in-kind gifts

Read CityServe and find the guidance you need to impact your community in ways you’d never imagined.


On The Edge Interview with Charlie Cina, Author of Expose and Close”

On The Edge Interview with Charlie Cina, Author of Expose and Close”

May 6, 2019

 I can think of no better epitaph than "He helped others to better themselves." If that's what they end up saying about you, you can consider your life a success. This is the purpose that Charlie Cina has and is applying to his life, for others. It is an honor for me to speak with Charlie about his new book, that has been released "Expose and Close" Simple Networking, Marketing and Sales Techniques to Activate, Acquire and Achieve Massive Success.

On The Edge Interview with Dr. Matthew Sleet, Author “Reforesting Faith”

On The Edge Interview with Dr. Matthew Sleet, Author “Reforesting Faith”

May 3, 2019

Join me as I talk with Dr. Matthew Sleeth as he explores the Bible’s trail of trees and reveals the wonders of the nature of God and his love for us. You’ll be amazed at how science is just beginning to catch up to the truths described in Scripture thousands of years ago. Once you discover the hidden language of trees, your walk through the woods—and through Scripture— will never be the same.

Reforesting Faith

On The Edge Interview with Abraham Hamilton III of The Hamilton Corner and American Family Association

On The Edge Interview with Abraham Hamilton III of The Hamilton Corner and American Family Association

May 2, 2019

Abraham Hamilton III is the American Family Association's Public Policy Analyst. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.

Abe is also a father and Bible teacher. His ministerial focus includes, marriage, family, apologetics, biblical worldview training, discipleship, and preaching.

Today on the podcast we discuss the impact of American Family Association in regards to Abortion in America and the resources that AFA provides to us as our culture and a citizen of America.


On The Edge Interview with Matthew Clark, Senior Counsel for The ACLJ on “Abortion in America”

On The Edge Interview with Matthew Clark, Senior Counsel for The ACLJ on “Abortion in America”

May 2, 2019


Matthew Clark is Senior Counsel for Digital Advocacy with the ACLJ in the Washington, D.C. headquarters. Matthew Clark has authored numerous articles for such publications as the Washington Post, the Washington Times, and the Washington Examiner on critical constitutional and policy matters facing our nation and the fight for human rights worldwide. He is also a Contributing Editor at RedState.com

On the podcast we discuss where we are at on critical legislation that is currently on the floor of Congress and how we the American People can make a difference in our society and impact the outcomes of this legislation.

Also, we want to thank Sean Mitchell for his contribution his poem, read with music, Unborn Cry

This poem has touched thousand of lives and we know that you too will find it moving and profound. 

Please share the poem found at his website and this podcast with your friends and family and let us all stand for the sanctity of life and for these most vulnerable of all citizens.

Thank You


On The Edge Interview with Kathy Branzell, Author of the new Book “An Invitation To Prayer”

On The Edge Interview with Kathy Branzell, Author of the new Book “An Invitation To Prayer”

April 25, 2019

 KATHY BRANZELL is the National Coordinator of LOVE2020 and has been an active member of the Mission America Coalition since 2000, serving with the Education Coalition. Kathy serves on the Board and Membership of the National Prayer Committee. She also sits on the Board of Directors for The National Day of Prayer (NDP), where she coordinates part­nerships and philanthropy and helped organize events for the Pray for America Bus Tours from 2013–2015. The 2015 bus tour went to fifty-two college and university campuses in fifty-six days as well as homeschool and high school campuses; the NDP bus team prayed with educators from pre-K through college.

What are you chasing in life? If you seek the five core needs (love, peace, wisdom, happiness, and purpose) in people, possessions, positions of power, or posts on social media, you'll end up bouncing from one empty experience to the next. God is pursuing you, and He offers each of these treasures with an open hand.

An Invitation to Prayer invites you to:

  • begin each week reflecting on God's unchanging nature.
  • receive love, peace, wisdom, happiness, and purpose.
  • speak peace to fear and anxiety and learn to pray from a place of rest.
  • detox unwanted thoughts and behaviors and replace them with helpful habits.
  • be still long enough for God to fully embrace you.

Devote the next ninety days to prayer and develop a lifestyle of intimacy with God. He offers all the treasures you have been searching for.

On The Edge Interview with John Tolson  Re: The Gathering of Men

On The Edge Interview with John Tolson Re: The Gathering of Men

April 19, 2019

The Gathering: Dallas is a quarterly lunch series put on by John Tolson to inspire and encourage men to lead in a biblical and spiritual manner in the family, workplace & community. Each series includes 3 lunches held on consecutive Wednesdays and a theme specifically tailored to men. We hope you will invite a friend or co-worker and join us over your lunch hour!




Northwest Bible Church
8505 Douglas Ave.
Dallas, TX 75225

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Noon – 1:00 PM




$12 per person (includes hot lunch)
sign up to be a
GOM Table Host:
Tables of 8 are $288 total for a
3-week series
(or $96 per week)





January 23, 30 and February 6

April 24, May 1, and 8

October 9, 16 and 23

On The Edge Interview with Connor Doran

On The Edge Interview with Connor Doran

April 17, 2019

Connor auditioned along with 90,000 people and brought indoor kite flying to the world. His skill and love of flying qualified him to the Las Vegas shows, and then back for the Live Wildcard Quarter Finals show, in Los Angeles California. Connor’s world wide support put him in the top 12 of The America’s Got Talent. Connor continues to share his love of kiting with new fliers as well as learning from the masters who have supported him and helped him in his journey in kiting.

Connor is an advocate and supports Epilepsy Awareness and the benefits of both indoor and outdoor kiting. He has teamed up with Amy Doran to develop the Dare To Dream Program that encourages people of all ages to believe in themselves, and embrace their dreams. The Dare To Dream Program also brings Epilepsy Awareness and speaks out to both young and old about bullying. Connor and Amy have teamed up with many foundations to raise funds and awareness for SUDEP (Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy Patients). For information about having the Dare To Dream Program at your school or event please email us directly at connordorankite@gmail.com for more information.

On The Edge Interview with Author/Pastor Robert Morgan “Always Near”

On The Edge Interview with Author/Pastor Robert Morgan “Always Near”

April 17, 2019

A truly wonderful interview with Pastor Robert Morgan concerning his latest book .

In Always Near, Pastor Robert J. Morgan draws from his personal experiences, decades of Bible Study, and consistent personal devotions to provide 10 ways believers can cultivate the blessings of God’s presence.

Find out more about the great writings and content from Pastor Morgan at www.robertjmorgan.com 

 Pastor Robert J. Morgan has sold more than 4.5 million copies of his 35 Christian books, and he returns to provide readers with a new resource about experiencing God’s presence in daily life. Morgan’s latest work, “Always Near,” tells of ten ways to delight in the closeness of God through shared anecdotes from the lives of admirable Christians and relevantly encouraging Scriptures.

“The Lord our God is near to us whenever we pray to Him,” said Morgan. “The Creator of the cosmos bends His ear to our praises, listens to our pleas, and pauses to hear each need.”Drawing on 38 years of pastoral experience in addition to time spent working with the late Billy Graham, Morgan gives readers glimpses into his spiritual journey of learning to walk with God on a daily basis. As described in his book, Morgan understands more fully each day that God is with us and for us even when distance is discouraging.

Throughout his decades of learning to lean on the Lord, Morgan has also encountered many men and women with great faith legacies. Their stories of struggles and triumphs in their walk with Christ are shared throughout “Always Near,” and Morgansupplements their stories with relevant Bible verses.

“Life, even when it’s wonderful, is challenging,” said Morgan. “Every day has its own burdens. But whatever happens, draw near to God with sincere faith, for He has promised to never leave you.” 

From escaping the clutches of a rabies-ridden dog to learning to navigate his wife’s condition of multiple sclerosis, Morgan has experienced God’s faithfulness during every high and low, even when it was difficult to see the goodness during a difficult situation.

There are ten sections of the book, each equipping readers with different ways to experience greater intimacy with God.

“God’s presence is pervasive, so God is infinite,” said Morgan. “His presence is personal, so he is intimate.”

Morgan’s book, “Always Near” reminds readers that they are never truly alone, and it is possible to discover nearness with their Creator.

“Always Near” releases April 2, 2019 from Thomas Nelson Publishing. For more information, visit https://www.thomasnelson.com/9780718083380/always-near/.

About Pastor Robert J. Morgan

Robert J. Morgan is the teaching pastor of The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has served for 38 years.  He is a best-selling, gold-Illuminations, and gold-medallion winning writer with more than 35 books in print and more than 4.5 million copies in circulation in multiple languages. He is a collaborative writer for Dr. David Jeremiah and Turning Points Magazine. Rob has appeared on numerous television and radio shows. He speaks widely at churches, conferences, schools, and corporate events. He is a homemaker and a caregiver for his wife, Katrina, who battles multiple sclerosis. He and Katrina have three daughters and fourteen grandchildren. They are co-owners of Roan Mountain Bed and Breakfast in Roan Mountain, Tennessee. In 2014, Rob was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from his alma mater, Columbia International University.

On The Edge Interview with Beth Guckenberger of Back 2 Back Ministries

On The Edge Interview with Beth Guckenberger of Back 2 Back Ministries

April 16, 2019


Todd and Beth Guckenberger land in Monterrey, Mexico and eight days later the first mission team arrives. 350 missions guests serve in the first year.



The initial property in Monterrey is purchased. Today, the building houses staff and visiting guests. Later, additional land purchases expand the size of the site to accommodate 60 full time staff, more than 80 Hope Program students and facilities to serve many local orphanages.



The Hope Program is created after we discover kids are leaving orphanages at age 15 and are at a high-risk to repeat the orphan cycle with their children. Out of this insight, the Hope Program is born with four boys and two girls in Monterrey.



Back2Back’s ministry expands to Jos, Nigeria to begin serving in the Kisayhip Village. Soon after arriving, land is purchased and a campus developed. Today, we serve local orphanages, host a growing Hope Program and a community education program at Back2Back’s Igmin Kibe Education Center



Staff moved to Hyderabad, India to launch the third international site. Later, a campus is purchased and built. The campus houses and cares for dozens of children, and the India ministry serves hundreds of children.



Beth Guckenberger’s first book, Reckless Faith, is published and the Back2Back platform widens.



A family preservation program is launched in Cancun, Mexico. Later, land is purchased, and a community center opens to serve the families of the Tres Reyes community.



The Mazatlan, Mexico site launches. Today, this site has 25 staff, a Hope Program and a thriving ministry to local orphanages.



Two years after the devastating Haitian earthquake, Back2Back’s work begins in Haiti. Today, the site is growing with a staff team of 15 and multiple ministry partners.

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180 international staff. 20,000+ missions guests. Countless children impacted. The story is not over yet.


On The Edge Interview with Zach Covert  Director of Advisor Relations, Timothy Plan

On The Edge Interview with Zach Covert Director of Advisor Relations, Timothy Plan

April 10, 2019

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.
On The Edge Interview with Actress Jenn Gotzon Chandler of “Sunrise In Heaven”

On The Edge Interview with Actress Jenn Gotzon Chandler of “Sunrise In Heaven”

April 9, 2019

Releases April 9, 2019

A new Corbin Bernsen film, “Sunrise in Heaven,” will tell the powerful story of one woman's relentless fight for love.

In the premiere of the film’s trailer, viewers journey through the main character's forbidden love story which ultimately becomes an inspiring example of defying the odds, sacrifice and devotion.

“After a devastating car crash leaves her husband on life support, one woman must find strength in her faith as she faces the prospect of his passing. Recalling their courtship through flashbacks, she relives the early days of their relationship and how they fell in love,” the film’s synopsis reads.

“Their journey wasn’t easy as she faced resistance from her conservative father (Bernsen), who made it clear he didn’t want his daughter dating anyone from the military. But their love was stronger than any obstacle encountered in this true story of family, faith and resilience.”

The Nasser Group Inc. and Cinedigm film, features Hollywood veteran Bernsen (“Major League,” “My Daddy Is In Heaven”), Caylee Cowan, Travis Burns (“Neighbors”), Jenn Gotzon Chandler (“God’s Country,” “God’s Not Dead 2”), Dee Wallace (“E.T. The Extra-terrestrial”) and Erin Bethea (“Fireproof,” “This Is Our Time”).

“Sunrise In Heaven” is based on the novel, His Sunrise My Sunset, which shares Jan Hurst’s true story. In the book, Hurst, now a widow, mother, and retired executive, shares about her marriage of 44 years to Air Force soldier, Steve. She shares about her personal ministry in business and how she and her husband both passionately lived out what they believed.

Hurst testifies in the book that she is a witness “willing to share her faith, love of God, and story.” The story, like the movie, shared how losing her husband did not diminish her faith,

Written by Dan Benamor, “Sunrise In Heaven” was produced by Dureyshevar, Nat Mundel, Jack Nasser, Jacob Nasser and Joseph Nasser. It launches April 9, and will be available through Walmart, Amazon, Lifeway, iTunes, Google Play, VUDU and On Demand via local cable providers.

Watch Trailer Here

On The Edge Interview with Dennis Cullinane, CEO of the East Texas Food Bank

On The Edge Interview with Dennis Cullinane, CEO of the East Texas Food Bank

April 5, 2019


The need in East Texas is great as we come into the summer months, coming out of the holidays.

" Informed Radio is challenging every East Texan to join in the fight and let's make a difference and help support all those from the smallest and youngest to our senior citizens in our communities. WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, IF WE TRY..THANK YOU."   Kenneth.Mitchell

The East Texas Food Bank serves over 250,000 clients in 26 counties throughout East Texas, covering nearly 20,000 miles.

By The Numbers

  • 20,900,000 – Meals provided to hungry East Texans in FY2018.
  • 5th – Texas ranks fifth in child food insecurity rate, according to the Feeding America Map The Meal Gap study
  • 1st – Texas ranks first in the number of children who are food insecure, according to the Feeding America Map The Meal Gap study
  • 26 – Number of counties in East Texas we serve.
  • 200 – Number of partners and feeding programs we provide food for.
  • 473,000 – East Texans who are “at-risk of hunger”, according to the American Communities Survey.
    • 1 in 4 – East Texas children are food insecure.
    • 1 in 5 – East Texas adults are food insecure.
  • 82,000 – Households that are served by the East Texas Food Bank.


On The Edge Interview with Jonathon Shibley, President of Global Advance

On The Edge Interview with Jonathon Shibley, President of Global Advance

April 5, 2019

I talk with Jonathon Shibley, the President of Global Advance about the strategic efforts to work with front line entrepreneurs in third world countries and the impact it is having on those areas where this is being implemented. 

Jonathan Shibley serves as President of Global Advance.  Since 2000, he has helped shape the organization’s growth and its international impact.  Global Advance has provided leadership training for more than 822,000 pastors, business persons, and women leaders in 101 nations.   He founded the Marketplace Missions initiatives of Global Advance, which focus on equipping thousands of Christian entrepreneurs and business professionals around the world with vision and acumen to become catalysts for fulfilling the Great Commission.