Thursday, September 30, 2010

Crisis Leadership

John Hull, president of Equip, recently returned from a trip to Poland and Rio de Janerio. While in those countries he had the opporutnity to train leaders on how to deal with crisis. To listen to our conversation please click here or scroll down.
To connect with Equip on Facebook, search for Equip Leadership.

Celebrating 50 Years of Yabba Dabba Dooo!!!

On September 30, 1960 The Flintstones premired on ABC and for 6 years entertained America with the hijinks of Fred Flinstone and his buddy Barney Rubble. For most of us we saw these iconic characters in eternal re-runs but needless to say they have been a constant companion every afternoon and on Saturday mornings.

Critics and fans alike drew comparisons between the The Flintstones and The Honeymooners. Creators of the cartoon family are conflicted - William Hanna said that The Honeymooners were an influence on the show where as Joseph Barbera didn't think so but thought being compared to The Honeymooners was "a great complement." Either way, The Flintstones had a big effect on our culture: Flinstone shaped chewable vitamins, breakfast cereals, theme parks to say the least.

On this 50th anniversary of this "bedrock" program take some time today a relive your childhood and watch a couple of episodes of The Flintstones.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Apologetics and Religious Liberty

Dr. Alex McFarland, host of Sound Rezn and president of Southern Evangelical Seminary and Bible College, talks about the upcoming apologetics conference in Charlotte, NC and the eroding of our country's religious liberties.

To listen click here or scroll down

To learn more about the National Conference on Christian Apologetics and to register click the banner at the top of the page or click here

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Story of the Bible

Next year we will be celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James version of the Bible. In recognition of that anniversary, Thomas Nelson Publishers has just released a beautiful book entitled, The Story of the Bible by Larry Stone.

Larry Stone, a former missionary to Zimbabwe, has crafted a wonderful book taking a look at the history of the Scriptures with the hopes of drawing people back to a better understanding of the King James version.

To listen to the interview, click here or scroll down

Friday, September 24, 2010

Quest Trilogy a Good Read

With the success of the Harry Potter series there are many Christian young people that wish for a wholesome, Christian centered adventure series that they can feel safe to read. Well I had the chance to speak with Todd Smith, Chrisitian fantasy author, about the Christian fantasy genre and his latest book trilogy. To listen click here or scroll down.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Books That Will Inspire and Encourage

Recently I had the chance to do a round of marathon interviews. The first interview was with Kathy McReynolds, Director of Public Policy for the Joni and Friends Christian Institute on Disability. She talked with me about Joni's latest book, Life in the Balance and specifically the chapter she wrote dealing with end of life issues. To listen click here.

The second interview I had was with Gerard Henry, former BET host. He has written a book entitled, Seductive Delusions: Exposing Lies About Sex. This book, targeted to today's generation of singles, addresses the destructive lies that some have believed regarding sex and relationships. To listen click here.

The final interview was with Dan Britton, Executive Vice President of Ministry Programs for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Dan was the primary editor of the book, The Greatest Coach Ever: Timeless Wisdom and and Insight of John Wooden. Coach Wooden passed away earlier this year and many from all over the sports spectrum paid homage to the "greatest coach ever." People like: Bobby Bowden, Tony Dungy, Mike Singletary, and Tom Osborne. To listen click here.

These books will inspire and encourage you and I hope that you will get a copy of each.

Friday, September 10, 2010

To Save a Life


I love movies! You have read that from me before. Every once in a while I come across a movie that touches the heart and I've got to let everyone know about it. Recently I've seen a movie that does just that and doesn't talk down to its audience. To Save a Life is a movie about a young man who experiences a tragic event that affects the rest of his life.

I had the chance to interview Brian Baugh, director of To Save a Life, and he gives some background on the movie and the response he has recieved from teenagers across the country. To listen click here or scroll down.

Here's the trailer for the movie:

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Soul of Spider-Man

Who was your hero when you where a kid? When I was young I always admired my dad and grandfather. However, a lot of my time was spent lost in the adventures of Spider-Man! I loved that character. His life as Peter Parker was much like mine: bullied, kind of a nerd, admired one from far away. But where there spiritual insights of the web-head that I missed?

Adam Palmer, co-author of the book The Soul of Spider-Man, joined me on the morning show to talk about his new book and the spiritual insights that can be found in the Marvel Comics superhero. To listen click here or scroll down.

Leadership Live - Leaving a Leadership Legacy

It's always a pleasure to have John Hull, president of Equip, on the air with us. Every Thursday he brings us new concepts on leadership that, for me, always challenges me to be a better a leader. Today was no exception. We talked about leaving a leadership legacy with the organization is that so important to the church and to a culture - your family. To listen click here or scroll down.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Pray and Act for the Spiritual Life of America

You've heard me on the air comment my support of the Manhattan Declaration and you've read my blog article. My question to you now is have you signed the document? Have you joined the hundreds of thousands of people - normal everyday people just like you and me - and added your name? The last time I looked at the numbers there are over 470,000 names supporting the Declaration, which I am a part of. I ask you to read the document here and then add your name.

Last night I had the opportunity to be a part of a conference call that included Centurions from across the country and their pastors. Chuck Colson and Jim Garlow lead the evening encouraging us to pray and fast for 40 days regarding the spiritual direction of our country and, in particular, for over 1 million names associated with the Manhattan Declaration. I was encouraged to hear of the movements acorss the country and how Evangelicals, Catholics and Orthodox believers have joined together to promote this important document.

If you would like to join us for 40 days of prayer and fasting I encourage you to visit the Pray and Act site and learn about what is going on across the country and how you can play a part in the 40 days of prayer and fasting which begins September 20.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Leadership Live with John Hull

You know, I need to do a better job of posting these interviews with John Hull. John is the president of Equip which trains leaders in the worldwide church. This week's broadcast we talked about what Equip has been doin here in the United States. To listen click here or scroll down.
John Hull and Equip are now on Facebook. Take a look at John's page to get updates on what's happening with Equip. Next time I will do a better job of getting the program up earlier.

Monday, September 6, 2010

U.S. DOL - The History of Labor Day

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Thank you for all you do to keep our country great!!

U.S. DOL - The History of Labor Day