In times of doubt, fear, and loss, we turn to the songs and hymns that remind us that this world is not all there is--that what awaits us as followers of Jesus is a heavenly kingdom. Songs like "Face to Face," "Amazing Grace," "Victory in Jesus," and "I'll Fly Away" were written amid circumstances of great personal pain in the lives of the songwriters. In studying their stories, we can find even more comfort in our own circumstances. Join us to hear inspiring true stories that provide hope for this world and insight into the next as we study some of the great hymns and songs about Heaven.
Judgment day will come. Do you know what to expect? Today our guest will explain that for Christians, God's "verdict" isn't about determining salvation, but rewarding faithfulness. Assuring you that Jesus knows the smallest details of your days, he will help us see the benefits of living for eternity, persevering through difficult times, and more. This is a conversation not to be missed.
Ace Collins is the Christy Award-winning author of more than 80 books that have sold more than 2.5 million copies. He has written novels, biographies, and children's books, as well as books on history, culture, and faith, and has been the featured speaker at the National Archives Distinguished Lecture Series. The author of The Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas and The Stories Behind the Best-Loved Traditions of Christmas, Collins has appeared on every network's morning TV show and even hosted a television special.
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.