Today, our guest, a Pastor and former police officer, calls on Christians to take refuge in God (Psalm 46:1), drawing on lessons he learned in law enforcement to affirm that true security is not the absence of danger, but the presence of God. Identifying the major dangers today's Christian faces—including crime, North Korea, Islamic terror, aggressive secularism, and spiritual warfare—he will show us how we can take cover in God-given promises and protections.
The Bible’s authority, combined with its long and complex journey, has led to its misuse and abuse in seemingly equally diverse ways. Today our guest will explore how the Bible has been handled throughout history through sometimes colorful but often overlooked stories and contexts. We will look at topics like: religious cults, Bible riots, apartheid, slavery, Western imperialism, Nazis, environmental exploitation, The English Reformation, Armenian Genocide, witch hunts, the Jonestown massacre, and many others. Join us for a fascinating conversation.
Philip De Courcy is the senior pastor of Kindred Community Church in Anaheim Hills, California, and speaker on the daily radio program, Know The Truth. Philip was born in Belfast, Ireland, to Christian parents who instilled in him a love for the Lord, Jesus Christ. Growing up in a neighborhood where civil tension was commonplace, many of Philip’s friends became involved in acts of terrorism. After receiving pastoral training, Philip spent six years shepherding the congregation of Carr Baptist Church in Lisburn, a suburb of Belfast. Then, in 1994, Philip relocated his family to The United States, serving in churches in southern California and central Ohio. In 2007 Philip began his current ministry as senior pastor at Kindred Community Church.
Indiana Wesleyan University named Jerry Pattengale, Ph.D., its first University Professor in 2014. Jerry also serves as the executive director of education for the Museum of the Bible, where he was one of the museum’s two founding scholars (2010) and established its international Scholars Initiative. He is associate publisher for Christian Scholar’s Review and on the board for Yale’s Jonathan Edwards Center and the Religion News Service (RNS). Jerry has distinguished appointments at Tyndale House Cambridge, the Sagamore Institute, Excelsia College (Australia), and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. In addition to authoring more than 20 books, his articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Christianity Today, InsideHigherEd, among others, and he has garnered various writing and education awards
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.