Join us for a full hour of conversation around the headlines of the day. We will take a look at some of the stories making news and then move to a discussion on dangerous entertainment. Squid Game on Netflix is now officially a global phenomenon, and the temptation might be strong to let kids hop on the bandwagon – but it is rated TV-MA for a reason. We will tell you why. Then learn about a new song designed to raise awareness about the rise of anti-Semitism around the world.
Our guest spent years as a Playboy Bunny, oblivious to God’s master plan for her life. But she escaped a life of drugs, alcohol, and promiscuity for a fresh start with Jesus. Cleaned up and happy, with a handsome husband, a nice house, and two wonderful children, her life seemed perfect. Then, the unthinkable: In an instant, everything changed. That one moment triggered a chain reaction of unwanted challenges, and her life would never be the same. Join us to learn to face the unwelcome changes in your life by knowing and trusting the promises of God for yourself.
Melissa Henson is a noted expert on entertainment industry trends and the impact of entertainment media on children and American culture at large. As the Parents Television and Media Council’s Program Director, she directs the organization’s educational programs, research, and advocacy for a safe media environment for children and families. The PTC is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment. During her 24-year tenure at the PTC, Ms. Henson has championed the protection of children from harmful media that Hollywood markets to them. From leading the PTC’s Advertiser Accountability Program, she has urged corporate accountability from sponsors of entertainment media. Ms. Henson has mobilized grassroots members of the PTC to urge enforcement of the broadcast indecency law. She has tackled issues of child sexual exploitation in the media, and urged Hollywood to present more positive, empowering images of girls in the media through the PTC’s “4 Every Girl” Campaign.
Scott Phillips serves as the Executive Director of Passages. Prior to joining Passages in 2015, Scott was the Midwest Outreach Director for AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee). During his tenure with AIPAC, Scott organized both grassroots and grass tops coalitions in the Christian leadership community and spoke regularly on topics related to the US-Israel relationship. Scott lived for three years in Israel with his wife Ashley, serving as the Christian travel brand manager for Da’at Educational Expeditions. Prior to living in Israel, he served as a staff pastor in a local church in the Dallas area. Scott is passionate about connecting next generation Christian leaders with the deep biblical roots of their faith and introducing them to the people and places of Israel. Scott received his Diploma in Practical Theology and Youth Ministry from Christ for the Nations Institute, his B.A. in Christian Ministry and Business Administration from Dallas Baptist University, and is now working to complete his MBA from the University of Illinois.
Robyn Dykstra is a former Playboy Bunny turned Bible teacher. After surrendering her life to Jesus, she was widowed twice in four years, leaving her a single mom and an expert on the faithfulness of God. Robyn has been presenting life-changing messages to help thousands of women trust and follow Jesus. Her book “The Widow Wore Pink, A True Story of Life After Loss and the Transforming Power of a Loving God” was inspired by the events from her own life. Robyn has the unique voice to speak on the faithfulness of God, the power of prayer, legacy, forgiveness, marriage and the importance of friendship.