Air Date September 22, 2014
As you look at the world around you, what are the issues we should be interested in as followers of Christ? On this Midday Connection
, Mike Murphy and Ashanti Pettaway join us to talk about how we should relate to the world so we can engage with others around current events we hear or read about in the news.
Anita and Melinda
Anita Lustrea is a graduate
of Moody Bible Institute and has worked for Moody Radio since 1984. She is a
sought-after conference and retreat speaker and loves to connect with Midday
Connection listeners face-to-face. Anita’s first book, What Women Tell Me,released from Zondervan. Her second book, Shades of Mercy, co-authored with Caryn Rivadeneira, released from Moody Publishers. Anita lives in the Chicago suburbs with
her husband, Mike, and her son, John. To learn more about Anita, her speaking
schedule and her blog, please visit her website.
Melinda Schmidt is a Communication graduate of Moody
Bible Institute, holds a Broadcasting/Bible degree from Calvary Bible College,
and is pursuing her MA in Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College. She has
served with Moody Radio since 1980 in various hosting capacities. Married with
two young adult children, Melinda loves reading, developing her creative
interests and hopes to be a life-long learner.
Twitter: @melindaschmidt or Facebook.
Mike has overall leadership responsibility of Christ Church of Oak Brook's Single Adult Professional Network (Higher Ground) and also serves as co-leader of our contemporary worship service, 2HC. Mike also devotes part of his time to his work at Breakthrough Urban Ministries as their Director of Spiritual Transformation. He is also a spiritual director.
For more information, please visit Mike's blog.
Ashanti is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, with a degree in Systematic Theology. He works with the Urban Praise online station and can also be heard early evenings on Moody Radio Chicago. Ashanti is active in his local church, working as a youth leader. He enjoys playing basketball and writing poetry. Ashanti is married to, Amanda, who is expecting their first child and they live in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago.