Start your morning with Dawn and Steve as they share a devotional from Blackaby Ministries International about the difference between judgment and discernment.
Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Luke 6:37
In addition, Scott Stoutenburg with Destiny Rescue will talk to us about this nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing and protecting children from human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Scott is the Director of Student Engagement for Destiny Rescue.
Are you a parent or a grandparent of teenagers? Mark Gregston, the founder of Heartlight, provides resources and tools to help families of teens grow and mature together. Mark has written a new devotional called Daily Hope For Families.
After spending 7 years on the Methodist Church staff in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mark and his wife Jan moved to Branson, Missouri, and lived at Kanakuk Kamp. During their time in Branson, Mark was the Area Director of Young Life, and started a residential counseling program for struggling teens, only to leave there in 1988 and move to Hallsville, Texas, when he started Heartlight Ministries. During their 32 years in Texas, Heartlight has become one of the country’s finest residential counseling centers for teens and known throughout North America as the “place to be” if your teen is struggling and hope is diminishing. He’s authored 18 books, has written hundreds of articles about parenting teens in a difficult culture and is also the host of the nationally acclaimed radio program, Parenting Today’s Teens, which was honored to receive the 2014 Program of the Year award from the National Religious Broadcasters.
Authors John K. Goodrich and Jeanette Hagen Pifer discuss their book Choose Life: Answering Key Claims of Abortion Defenders with Compassion. This resource will help you defend the pro-life view with wisdom, humility, and compassion.
John Goodrich (B.A., Moody Bible Institute; M.Div., Th.M., Talbot School of Theology; Ph.D., University of Durham) is Professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute, where he has taught since 2010. John's teaching and writing focus on the literature, context, and theology of the New Testament, with a particular interest in the interpretation of the Pauline epistles. He also is deeply committed to the church and to training people to be active in ministry. He has been married to Christin since 2005 and together they enjoy following UCLA football and spending time with their son, Justin.
Jeanette Hagen Pifer (B.A., Biola University, M.A. Talbot School of Theology, Ph.D., University of Durham) is Professor of New Testament at Biola University, where she has taught since 2016. Her focus in research and teaching is on the New Testament, especially the Pauline literature. She has served in a variety of ministry capacities including evangelistic and humanitarian work with orphans in the former Soviet Union, and helping to facilitate theological and ministry training around the world. Jeanette has been married to Nick since 2017. Together they enjoy long walks on the beach, summer road trips, and drumming up a spontaneous adventure whenever they can.
Todd Nettleton with Voice of the Martyrs gives an update on the persecution of Christians in Laos, India, and Iran.
Todd is the Chief of Media Relations and Message Integration for The Voice of the Martyrs and hosts The Voice of the Martyrs Radio. He is also the author of the book When Faith Is Forbidden: 40 Days on the Frontlines with Persecuted Christians.