We live in a world that seems to be on the verge of coming apart. Shootings. Killer viruses. The threat of nuclear war. All of it is just too real. Why does the apocalypse craze in movies and video games appeal to so many people so strongly? One answer is it shows us the primal foundations of our existence. In the same way, what’s happening in our world today is moving Christians to return to the foundations of our spiritual existence. Believers everywhere must get back to what matters most. We must always remember that our battle, at its most basic level, is spiritual. So, what are the spiritual tools—the essentials—that Scripture tells us we must remember and use as the end draws near? When life is whittled down to its essence, the real issue is our spiritual condition before God. Discover how you can protect yourself and your family spiritually in these dark days.
Some memories are permanently seared into our childhood brains with a hot iron of adrenaline and fear. For our guest, it was the memory of his ma walking back to the house after confronting his stepdad with a splintered, bloodied baseball bat in her hand. He was raised in a family of bodybuilding, tobacco-chewing, fist-fighting thugs. He never knew his biological father because his mom had met his dad at a party; she got pregnant, and he left town. Though his mom almost aborted him, in a last-minute twist, Greg's life was spared for so much more. Join us to hear the incredible story of how God showed up in his life--and how he can show up in yours as well. Discover how God can transform everything.
Dr. Mark Hitchcock was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He attended Oklahoma State University and graduated from law school in 1984. After working for a judge at the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals for four years, Mark was led to attend Dallas Theological Seminary, graduating in 1991. Since that time, he has served as senior pastor of Faith Bible Church in Edmond, Oklahoma. He completed his PhD at Dallas Theological Seminary in 2005 and serves as an associate professor of Bible exposition at DTS. He has authored over thirty books related to end-time Bible prophecy that have sold over one million copies. His books have been translated into over ten languages. Mark is a frequent speaker at churches and prophecy conferences both in the United States and internationally.
Greg Stier is the founder and president of Dare 2 Share ministries. Stier has over twenty years of ministry experience and is able to relate biblical passages and common biblical stories into modern times to make The Holy Bible easier to understand. Stier concentrates on the culture of the past, and helps to bring the biblical passages to life in explaining what was acceptable in society, and relating the passages to movies that allow youth to understand The Holy Bible in a more educated way. Stier also acts as a counselor and friend to many of his fans, providing them support and learning about the struggles that some of his teenage fans face. Greg is the author of "Outbreak: Creating a Contagious Youth Ministry Through Viral Evangelism", "Ministry Mutiny: A Youth Leader Fable" & "Dare 2 Share: A Field Guide to Sharing Your Faith".