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Air Date August 30, 2014


What’s it like to be part of a multi-bus trip to Israel? Does it add to—or detract from—the tour experience? And even more significantly, what’s it like to be one of the leaders on such a large trip? Well, if you’ve got questions, this week’s guest can provide some answers! Greg Thornton is Senior Vice President of Media at Moody, and he was one of the leaders on Moody’s recent five-bus trip to Israel.

Then in our devotional time, Charlie will continue his series on Great Confessions of the Bible by traveling to the Plain of Dura outside ancient Babylon to witness the courage of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego as they make their great confession to King Nebuchadnezzar!


Greg Thornton

Greg Thornton
Greg Thornton is Senior Vice President of Media at Moody Bible Institute. Greg served for many years as Vice President of Publishing before being promoted to oversee all media activities at Moody…including radio and publishing.


Dr. Charlie Dyer and Jon Gauger

Charles Dyer

Dr. Charlie Dyer

Dr. Charlie Dyer is professor-at-large of Bible at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Ill. Dyer is an Old Testament scholar as well as an authority on Middle Eastern history and religion. As a licensed guide to Israel, he has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East over the last two decades. Dyer has authored and co-edited many books and articles on the Middle East and the Old Testament. His articles have been published in Bibliotheca Sacra and Michigan Theological Journal. Dr. Dyer’s books include The Rise of Babylon, What’s Next?, The New Christian Traveler’s Guide to the Holy Land and Strike the Dragon.

Jon Gauger

Jon Gauger  

Jon Gauger has been with Moody Radio nearly three decades and works with special projects. In addition to being the announcer for Dr. Paul Nyquist's weekly teaching program, Moody Presents, Jon is hosting and producing The Land and the Book. He writes and produces a weekly commentary, creates special documentaries, and has traveled to 30 countries covering stories for Moody Radio, or doing training work with international broadcasting partners. Jon is married to Diana, and they have two grown children—all of whom are Moody graduates. An avid photographer, videographer and reader, Jon also enjoys camping and freelance voice-over work, including audiobook projects.