In what was to become the deadliest attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor, the Oklahoma City bombing was one in a long line of violent attacks that have left communities across the nation searching for healing and hope. Today, our guest will tell the intertwining stories of four captivating individuals: Julie Welch, a young professional full of promise, and Tim McVeigh, the troubled mind behind the horrific event; Bud Welch, a father whose only daughter (Julie) was murdered, and Bill McVeigh, the father of her killer. Vivid and haunting, this true story is rich with memories and beautiful descriptions of the nation's heartland, a place of grit and love for neighbors and family. Don’t miss this remarkable story.
Our guest learned incredible lessons during his seventeen years as a producer at ESPN—and these fundamentals for success on the field or court work just as well in other spheres of leadership, especially when you add God's direction to the playbook. Join us to discover how to replicate the principles practiced by some of the most influential leaders in sports and entertainment to construct thriving cultures where the people they lead can bloom where they're planted and serve one another.
Jeanne Bishop is a public defender and an outspoken activist for the abolition of the death penalty. She speaks throughout the United States in support of gun violence prevention, abolition of the death penalty, forgiveness, and the role of victims in the criminal justice system. Her written work has appeared in The Huffington Post, CNN.com, Sojourners, The Christian Century, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune, among other publications. She has been featured in several documentary films, including Too Flawed to Fix, Deadline and The Innocent. A graduate of Northwestern University School of Law and a recipient of its alumni award for public service, she practices law with the Office of the Cook County (IL) Public Defender.
Jason Romano is the host and producer of the Sports Spectrum podcast where he interviews athletes, coaches, and other personalities on the intersection of sports and faith. He is also a contributor to Sports Spectrum Magazine and writes articles daily for SportsSpectrum.com. During his time at ESPN, he created and produced content for shows such as SportsCenter, Monday Night Football, Mike and Mike in the Morning, Sunday NFL Countdown, College Gameday, and the MLB's All-Star Game. Stephen Copeland is the co-author of several books, the author of Where the Colors Blend, and former staff writer and columnist for Sports Spectrum Magazine. His work has also been published in Christianity Today, and is a regular contributor for Franciscan Media and the St. Anthony Messenger.