Professor George Barna from the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University has a conversation with Dawn and Steve in the Morning about traditional moral values.
Dr. Barna is the Director of Research and co-founder of the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University. He is also an ACU professor, focusing on worldview assessment and development, and cultural transformation. He was the founder and leader of the Barna Group, a research company that has set the standard for understanding trends in American culture. In addition, Barna serves as a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Biblical Worldview at the Family Research Council. He has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels and has pastored two churches. Barna has written more than 50 books, including numerous award-winners and New York Times bestsellers.
Melissa Brigg, an expert in Hebrew, will talk with us about the Twelve Days of Advent and the word Emmanuel. Melissa is an experienced Hebrew teacher passionate about making the language of the Scriptures accessible to everyone. Born in the USA, Melissa studied Hebrew in Jerusalem, then taught in England for over a decade. She now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and two children. She loves helping students to achieve their goals of reading the Bible in the original language or learning to converse in Modern Hebrew.
In addition, author Ruth Chou Simons is here to tell us about her book Emmanuel: God With Us. Ruth is a Wall Street Journal bestselling and award-winning author of several books, including GraceLaced, Beholding and Becoming, and When Strivings Cease. She is an artist, entrepreneur, and speaker, using each of these platforms to spiritually sow the Word of God into people’s hearts. Through her online shoppe at GraceLaced.com and her social media community, Simons shares her journey of God’s grace intersecting daily life with word and art. Ruth and her husband, Troy, are grateful parents to six boys—their greatest adventure.
Billie Jauss provides insight into prioritizing our lives, creating a spiritual health plan, and the importance of realizing God's best things. She has written the book Distraction Detox. Billie Jauss is an author, speaker, and host of the podcast, The Family Room. She is also a baseball wife and mom who wants to encourage women with Biblical truth and practical tips!