Our good friend Trucker Mike was back with us this morning! We've all been praying for him following a battle with COVID and surgery to remove a brain tumor. Praying for his family too. Also, they're still living in a hotel until a water leak in their house can be repaired. It's been a hard 3 months for them. And yet.. the Lord is carrying them through. Truly inspiring! Check out the conversation.
Dr. Jim Coakley has taught at Moody Bible Institute, specializing in Old Testament and Biblical Languages, since 1999. Prior to Moody he was involved in pastoral ministry for thirteen years. He has traveled to Israel multiple times as a tour leader and has also toured throughout Turkey, and recently Egypt too. He was a contributor to The Moody Bible Commentary and Moody Radio's The Land and the Book program.
He is the co-founder and Chief Vision Officer of the Denison Forum, a Dallas-based nonprofit that comments on current issues through a biblical lens. Every weekday morning, his Daily Article email newsletter reaches more than 240,000 readers. He is the author of multiple books, including Bright Hope for Tomorrow: How Jesus’ Parables Illuminate Our Darkest Days, Respectfully, I Disagree: How to Be a Civil Person in an Uncivil Time, and the Biblical Insight to Tough Questions series. Dr. Denison has taught on the philosophy of religion and apologetics at several seminaries. His residencies and fellowships include Resident Scholar for Ethics with Baylor Scott & White Health, Senior Fellow with the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, and Senior Fellow for Cultural Studies at Dallas Baptist University's Institute for Global Engagement. Jim and his wife, Janet, live in Dallas, Texas. They have two sons and four grandchildren.
Kurt Goff, co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University and has more than 30 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. Upbeat and encouraging, Kurt has a passion for connecting people to God. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.
Kate Bruington is the co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, Midday host, and can also be heard on Music for Sunday. Originally from East Hartford, Conn., Kate brings years of TV and radio experience to Moody Radio in Florida. She attended Boston Conservatory of Music and traveled the country singing before entering the broadcasting field. Kate's pastimes are reading and writing, and she currently spends much of her free time writing a novel. She has two daughters and two grandchildren.