We start this jammed-packed hour by looking at the headlines of the day. Next, we learn about a fabulous ministry that is working to meet the needs, both spiritually and physically, of the people of New Guinea. We round out the hour by hearing about a wonderful organization in Washington, D.C. designed to train leaders with an unshakable Christian conviction and a well-grounded biblical worldview.
Welcome to now. Our technology has greatly improved much of our lives, but in the process our brains are being rewired on a daily basis, and our capacity to be centered in our souls, in our lives, is at risk. And these are the results: We're more easily distracted. We forget more details. We are easily agitated and have trouble resting, even though we're more tired than ever. Today our guest reintroduces us to the classic disciplines of Scripture reading, meditation, prayer, and contemplation--not just as technologies to aid our faith but also as tools to keep us focused and mindful in an increasingly disorienting digital age.
Mark Palm, the president of Samaritan Aviation was raised as a pastor’s son and from a very young age has had a passion for people and aviation. During his high-school years, he had the opportunity to work with his parents who ran Elm Street Mission, which was a homeless mission in Santa Cruz, California. This experience furthered his passion for reaching out to people in need.
In January, 2010, Mark and his wife Kirsten moved to Wewak, Papua New Guinea to begin Flight Operations in the East Sepik Province. They currently live in Wewak with their three children Sierra, Drake, and Nolan.
Dr. Wright holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Florida Atlantic University and is an ordained Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). For many years, Dr. Frank Wright was a protégée of Dr. D. James Kennedy. When the D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship was established in Washington, D.C., Frank was Dr. Kennedy’s choice to head it up. After establishing the Center for Christian Statesmanship as a vital force for evangelism and the Biblical worldview on Capitol Hill, serving for over a decade as the President and CEO of the National Religious Broadcasters, and acting as the President and COO of Salem Communications Corporation, Frank Wright joined D. James Kennedy Ministries as President and CEO on April 15, 2015.
Tricia Rhodes is an author and teacher and a native Californian. She married her college sweetheart Joe Rhodes, and started a church in San Diego called New Hope Church. She is passionate about spiritual formation and has written several books to that end. Currently she teaches spiritual formation at Fuller Seminary.
In the Market with Janet Parshall, challenges listeners to examine major news stories and issues being debated in the marketplace of ideas and speaks to them with the Word of God. In this fast-paced, caller-driven program, Janet evaluates newsworthy topics with guests and listeners using the Bible as a framework for discussion. This daily program addresses relevant issues important to Christians, with an engaging mix of listener interaction and commentary from highly respected guests.