Join us for a full hour of news and analysis. We start with some of the stories making headlines and then engage one of America’s most renowned pollsters who will share with us the shifting perspective of Americans that is setting the stage for greater acceptance of dangerous ideas like Marxism and Critical Theory. We round out the hour by hearing from a mother who lost her daughter to gun violence. She isn’t calling for a defunding of the police. Rather, she hopes to build communities that are safe for everyone.
Join us this hour as we hear reasons to pray for two very special groups of people: First, the most powerful group of people influencers in the world – those in the entertainment industry. Second, those who are followers of Jesus and a part of the Persecuted Church. Come with your prayer list – because we promise we will lengthen it be the time the hour is over.
George Barna is the Director of Research at the Cultural Research Center and a professor at Arizona Christian University. He is also the founder of the Barna Group, a research company that has set the standard for understanding trends in American culture. Dr. Barna has written more than 50 books, including numerous award-winners and New York Times bestsellers. He is also a Fellow at the Townsend Institute, has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level, and has pastored two churches. Dr. Barna is often called “the most quoted person in the Christian Church today.
Sylvia Bennett-Stone serves as the Executive Director of the Voices of Black Mothers United initiative. After losing her daughter to senseless violence in 2004, Sylvia began her life-long commitment of helping uplift the lives of others by founding the Innovative Approach Foundation and chronicling her own healing journey in her book “Mindfields: A Healing Journey to Survive the Murder of a Child”. It is from these committed efforts to serve the community that she started Voices of Black Mothers United. With Sylvia at the helm as Executive Director, the VBMU initiative has grown to service thousands of mothers who have lost children and are implementing solutions to address community violence.
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.
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.