This hour we look at some of the stories making headlines and then we discuss the Guttmacher Institute releasing abortion estimates for the first 6 months of 2023. What do the number really mean? We round out the hour sharing about an upcoming conference that reminds us of the power of God’s word and how to apply it to the world around us. Join us for a great conversation!
After discussing some of the news making headlines, we will focus in on Iran. The current administration has decided to give $6 billion to Iran in exchange for a prisoner swap. Is this a good idea? What does it mean for the people of Iran? Do you want to boost your ability to succeed in life . . . master the art of teamwork! When functioning well, a group can accomplish more than individuals working alone. But a poorly performing organization undermines strengths and accentuates weaknesses. Our guest--a former Super Bowl-winning coach---will show us how leaders and members create an effective collective, identifying common problems and proposing a better game plan. Learn how to be a leader from one of the best!
Michael New, Ph.D. is a research associate at the Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America as well as an Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute. Additionally, he is a Fellow with the Witherspoon Institute, Princeton, New Jersey. Dr. New has both a Ph.D. in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Statistics from Stanford University. He has served as a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard-MIT data center and a lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. His articles have appeared in various peer-reviewed journals, three of which have examined the impact of state-level abortion legislation.
Josh Moody (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is the senior pastor of the historic College Church. He is the president and founder of God Centered Life Ministries, which proclaims God’s Word worldwide through daily broadcasts on Moody Radio, One Place, podcasts, and live-streaming on godcenteredlife.org. His passion is the gospel. He is an expository preacher who seeks to bring God’s Word into the practical matters of the human condition and heart. He is a theologian shaped by his research in understanding the challenges of the secularization of the Enlightenment to Christian faith and the answers that influential pastor Jonathan Edwards brought, culminating in a doctorate in historical theology from Cambridge University, a research fellowship at Yale Divinity School, and a fellowship at the Jonathan Edwards College of Yale University. He is an evangelist who led Trinity Baptist Church to revitalization in New Haven, CT; was college pastor at the influential Eden Baptist Church in Cambridge, England; served as a missionary with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in the Republics of Georgia and Azerbaijan; and was president of the Cambridge Inter-Collegiate Christian Union at Cambridge University. He is the author of over 15 books, including most recently Authentic Spirituality; Everyday Holiness: Becoming Who You Were Made to Be; a series of accessible guides to Christian living (How Christmas Can Change Your Life; How the Bible Can Change Your Life and How Church Can Change Your Life.
Hormoz Shariat was born into a Muslim family in Iran and came to the United States after the Islamic Revolution of 1979, where he came to Christ while earning my Ph.D. in Computer Engineering as a graduate student at USC in 1980. In 1987, Hormoz planted a church in San Jose, California. With hundreds of Muslim converts, which remains one of the largest churches of its kind in the United States. In 2001 he followed the Lord’s leading and founded Iran Alive Ministries, which utilizes Satellite TV to reach the millions of lost and broken people of Iran and the rest of the Middle East. Today, the ministry broadcasts the Gospel 24/7 from studios in Dallas to Iran and the Middle East, trusting the Lord to transform a nation, which is responding to the Gospel unlike any other time in history.
Tony Dungy is a #1 New York Times bestselling author whose books include Quiet Strength, Uncommon,The Mentor Leader and Uncommon Marriage. He led the Indianapolis Colts to Super Bowl victory on February 4, 2007, the first such win for an African American head coach. Dungy established another NFL first by becoming the first head coach to lead his teams to the playoffs for ten consecutive years. Dungy joined the Colts in 2002 after serving as the most successful head coach in Tampa Bay Buccaneers' history. He has also held assistant coaching positions with the University of Minnesota, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Minnesota Vikings. Before becoming a coach, Dungy played three seasons in the NFL. Dungy has been involved in a wide variety of charitable organizations, including All Pro Dad, Abe Brown Ministries, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Athletes in Action, Mentors for Life, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Boys & Girls Clubs. He also works with Basket of Hope, Impact for Living, the Black Coaches Association National Convention, Indiana Black Expo, the United Way of Central Indiana, and the American Diabetes Association. He retired from coaching in 2009 and now serves as a studio analyst for NBC's Football Night in America. He and his wife, Lauren, are the parents of ten children.