Prepare for a full hour of radio! We start with the headlines of the day and then talk to one of the most recognized voices on TV about his new season of Somebody’s Got To Do It. Then, prepare to lengthen your prayer list as we get an update on what’s happening in Tinsel Town and what the Hollywood Prayer Network is praying about.
"That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings." Philippians 3:10 If we follow Jesus, we will experience pain. It comes with the territory. We might face hardship because of our Christian commitment, or we may have challenges just from living in a fallen world. Either way, Christians follow in the footsteps of our suffering Savior and participate in his suffering. But that's not the whole story. Today, we talk with a missionary and a pastor who will show us how transformation through our personal pain enables us to minister faithfully to a hurting world.
Mike Rowe is a TV host, writer, narrator, producer, actor and spokesman. Mike has become known as “the dirtiest man on TV.” He has traveled to all 50 states and completed 300 different jobs, transforming cable television into a landscape of swamps, sewers, ice roads, coal mines, oil derricks, crab boats, hillbillies, and lumberjack camps. He has narrated hundreds of documentaries about space, nature, war, serial killers, hurricanes, dinosaurs and how stuff works. In 2008, he launched mikeroweWORKS, a PR campaign designed to reinvigorate the skilled trades. He’s since written extensively about the country’s relationship with work, the widening skills gap, offshore manufacturing, infrastructure decline, currency devaluation and several other topics for which he has no actual credentials. Today, Mike runs the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, which awards scholarships to students pursuing a career in the skilled trades.
As Founding Director of Hollywood Prayer Network, Karen speaks and teaches around the country on how people of faith can pray for the people in the entertainment industry. She is also a published co-author of two books: How to Talk About Jesus Without Freaking Out and The Day I Met God. Aside from her leadership at HPN, Karen is Co-Founder and Producer for JC Productions, an independent TV and music production company. She has had extensive experience producing TV specials, documentaries and children's programming. Karen is a member of the Producers Guild of America, a founding member of PREMISE, and a board member of the Biola University Entertainment Task Force. She is a graduate of USC with a BA in Producing. Karen is married to her best pal, Jim, a composer.
Paul Borthwick serves on the staff of Development Associates International, a training group dedicated to the character and ministry development of leaders in the under-resourced world. In 2015, Paul concluded over 30 years of teaching at Gordon College in the area of Global Christianity. He also served as an Urbana/Missions Associate with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship from 1999-2015. Rick Warren (in Purpose-Driven Life) cites Paul’s books A Mind For Missions and How To Be a World-Class Christian as resources that “should be read by every Christian.” His 2012 book, Western Christians in Global Mission: What’s the Role of the North American Church, was book of the day at Urbana 2012 and received the 2014 Christianity Today Award of Merit in the Missions/Global Affairs category. His most recent book, Great Commission, Great Compassion: Following Jesus and Loving the World (IVP) was released in November 2015 and was featured as a book of the day at Urbana 2015.
Dave Ripper has been serving as the Lexington Campus Pastor since January 2015 and as the Pastor of Young Adult Ministries at Grace Chapel since September 2011. His primary role as the Young Adults Pastor is to provide pastoral and programmatic leadership to the Fire ministry for college students, graduate students, and young adults in their 20’s and 30’s. Additionally, he helps lead our Sunday evening service, GC@Nite, teaches Discipleship courses, and serves on the Life Community team.
Dave hails from the Greater Pittsburgh Area and most recently came from Denver, Colorado. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Thought and Communication from Grove City College in 2006, and his Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary in 2010. In 2007, he married his high school sweetheart, Erin, who works as a child and family therapist.
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.