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January 25, 2019

Hour 1: Restoration Year

What does restoration mean in a spiritual context?  Wild at Heart author, John Eldredge takes a different approach to New Year resolutions.  He says to "ask God for a theme for your year!"  So how will you discern God's theme?  Kelli and Steve are giving away copies of the devotional, so listen for your chance to win!

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Hour 2: Govenrnment Shutdown

We are 35 days into the longest government shutdown in U.S history as President Trump faces off with Democrats over the southern border wall. Will there be a compromise between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Trump? Why did the President's State of the Union Address shut down? Dr. Mark Caleb Smith brings us the latest political news through Christian Worldview. 

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Hour 3: Persecuted Church

China has been turned upside down as persecution has become outright extreme and accepted by law enforcement. Todd Nettleton brings us stories directly from our brothers and sisters who are under fire, but standing strong.  Also, Voice of the Martyrs shares updates of Christian leaders in Sudan.

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IN THIS EPISODE

John Eldredge
John Eldredge

John Eldredge

John Eldredge is an author, a counselor, and a teacher. He is also president of Ransomed Heart, a ministry devoted to helping people discover the heart of God, recover their own hearts in God's love, and learn to live in God's Kingdom. John earned his master’s degree in Counseling from Colorado Christian University, and directed a theater company in Los Angeles for several years before moving to Colorado to work with Focus on the Family.

Dr. Mark Caleb Smith
Dr. Mark Caleb Smith

Dr. Mark Caleb Smith

Dr. Smith teaches courses in American politics, constitutional law, and research methodology/data analysis at Cedarville University in Ohio. He has authored numerous refereed journal articles, book chapters, and other publications. His primary research interest is in the field of religion and American politics, and serves as the Director of the Center for Political Studies. Before joining the faculty at Cedarville, Dr. Smith taught at Tulane University and Calvin College.

Todd Nettleton | Voice of the Martyrs
Todd Nettleton | Voice of the Martyrs

Todd Nettleton | Voice of the Martyrs

Todd Nettleton is the Chief of Media Relations and Message Integration for The Voice of the Martyrs and the host of The Voice of the Martyrs Radio. Todd serves as a voice for persecuted Christians, working with the media to tell people in the United States about the faithfulness of Christ’s followers in 60+ nations where they face persecution. During 19 years serving at VOM, Todd has traveled to more than 20 nations to interview hundreds of Christians who have endured persecution.

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