Kindness has fallen on hard times. Almost daily, we witness or experience cynicism, impatience, or incivility. And it begins to wear on a soul. Overall, we’re not doing well. We need hope. We need truth. We need God. Our guest will show us how our lives must be understood and lived in light of God’s kindness. Learn how to both marvel and thank God for His immeasurable kindness.
This hour we will talk with someone whose mission field has glittering lights and haute couture fashion. She will remind us that Hollywood needs Jesus just like every other part of the world and she’ll give us some specific prayer requests as we pray for those influencers. We then take up the issue of ethics in medicine. Is pregnancy the same as catching the measles? Why would nationalizing assisted suicide have far-reaching consequences for our country? Join us to hear the answers to these questions and more as we learn to think critically and biblically.
Nate Pickowicz (BA, Muhlenberg College; MA, Trinity Theological Seminary) is the teaching pastor of Harvest Bible Church in Gilmanton Iron Works, New Hampshire. Before planting Harvest Bible Church, Nate worked in financial services until being called into ministry in 2009. He is the author and editor of more than a dozen books, including Why We're Protestant, The American Puritans, How to Eat Your Bible, and Christ & Creed. Additionally, he has written for several publications, such as Tabletalk magazine.
As Founding Director of Hollywood Prayer Network, Karen speaks and teaches around the country on how people of faith can pray for the people in the entertainment industry. She is also a published co-author of two books: How to Talk About Jesus Without Freaking Out and The Day I Met God. Aside from her leadership at HPN, Karen is Co-Founder and Producer for JC Productions, an independent TV and music production company. She has had extensive experience producing TV specials, documentaries and children's programming. Karen is a member of the Producers Guild of America, a founding member of PREMISE, and a board member of the Biola University Entertainment Task Force. She is a graduate of USC with a BA in Producing.
Wesley J. Smith is Chair and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism. Wesley is a contributor to National Review and is the author of 14 books, in recent years focusing on human dignity, liberty, and equality. Wesley has been recognized as one of America’s premier public intellectuals on bioethics by National Journal and has been honored by the Human Life Foundation as a “Great Defender of Life” for his work against suicide and euthanasia. Wesley’s most recent book is Culture of Death: The Age of “Do Harm” Medicine, a warning about the dangers to patients of the modern bioethics movement.