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January 15, 2020

Hour 1: Persecuted Church | Nigerian Pastor

Kelli and Steve share news from Nigeria as a Pastor in Boko Haram ruins a terroist's video with encouraging news to his family! “By the grace of God I will be together with my wife, my children and my colleagues…If the opportunity has not been granted, maybe it is the will of God. I want all people close and far, colleagues, to be patient. Don’t cry, don’t worry but thank God for everything.”

https://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/boko-haram-kidnaps-christian-leader-in-attacks-in-northeast-nigeria.html

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Hour 2: Persecuted Church | Iranian Pastor

Kelli and Steve discuss Christianity in the news. 1) The Jerusalem Post's article of Iran's current "Regime" physically covered years of grave desiscration. The family of the Rev. Hossein Soodmand, the only Iranian pastor confirmed to have been hanged for quitting Islam, found his graved bulldozed in early December. 2) Two famous Iranian news anchors quit their jobs and appologize to the public for lying. 

https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-News/Iran-bulldozes-grave-of-Christian-pastor-hanged-by-regime-614259

https://www.foxnews.com/world/iran-state-tv-news-anchors-quit

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Hour 3: Open-Line Indiana

On Wednesdays, we open our phones to you! Dr. Michael Rydelnik tackles the questions you have about the OId Testament, New Testament, your spiritual life, and Biblical/Jewish culture. It's all fair game! Call or text to 800-969-9467.

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Dr. Michael Rydelnik
Dr. Michael Rydelnik

Dr. Michael Rydelnik

Rydelnik is professor of Jewish Studies at Moody Bible Institute and the Bible teacher on Moody Radio’s Open Line, answering listener Bible questions on over 200 stations nationwide. The son of Holocaust survivors, Michael was raised in an observant Jewish home in Brooklyn, N.Y. As a high school student, Michael became a follower of Jesus the Messiah and began teaching the Bible almost immediately.

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