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Tending the Soul
Tending the Soul


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Current Events

Air Date March 30, 2015


Sometimes things move so quickly in this world we can hardly keep up. Through technology we are offered endless avenues to receive the news and plenty of people to help us shape our views. On this Midday Connection we’ll look at current events and how Christ followers might engage in a relevant way with the world around us.


Anita and Melinda

Anita Lustrea

Anita Lustrea

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.  

Twitter: @anitalustrea

Melinda Schmidt

Melinda Schmidt

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 Murphy

Mike Murphy

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.