This jammed-pack hour of radio starts by looking at some of the headlines of the day. We then prepare our heart for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church coming up this Sunday. We end the hour by winging our way to Hollywood to learn how the Lord is moving in and through the most powerful industry on earth. Get ready to lengthen your prayer list.
Many Christians are under the belief that Halloween, or more specifically All Saint's Day, was established for the purpose of Christianizing a pagan holiday called Samhain. But Halloween actually started as a Christian festival, not the other way around. Join us as we discuss the origins of Halloween, how to handle the symbols of Halloween and use them in a positive way and ways in which we can honor the Lord each October 31st.
Todd Nettleton is director of media development for The Voice of the Martyrs, working with the media to tell the stories of persecuted Christians to people in the United States. In his role with VOM, he has met with Christians who face persecution in many countries, including Sudan, China, Egypt, Turkey, Vietnam, Pakistan, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma) and Azerbaijan.
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.
Angie Mosteller is the founder of Celebrating Holidays, an educational company dedicated to teaching the Christian roots of American holidays. Angie is passionate about the Bible and about history and writes about the Biblical relevance and Christian history attached to familiar holidays.