Do you find yourself looking at your past? Join Dawn and Steve in the Morning for a devotional from Blackaby Ministries International about "pressing on" in the Christian life.
In addition, authors Lauren and Michael McAfee will talk to us about those things that are Beyond Our Control. Learn how "trusting God brings greater contentment than the illusion of control."
Michael is the Founder and President of Inspire. While pursuing her graduate degrees in pastoral counseling and theology, Lauren worked at Museum of the Bible from its founding days, until its opening in Washington DC. Today, she works at Hobby Lobby as Corporate Ambassador and is also pursuing a Ph.D. in Ethics and Public Policy. Lauren and her husband Michael live in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
O.S. Hawkins provides a resource, The Connection Code, to help us explore the biblical book of Philemon. This tiny book in the New Testament helps us unlock the ability to forge interpersonal connections that stand the test of time. Dr. Hawkins is Senior Advisor and Ambassador at Large for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of more than 50 books, including the best-selling Joshua Code. Dr. Hawkins preaches in churches and conferences across the nation. He is married to his wife, Susie, and has two daughters, two sons-in-law, and six grandchildren.
Dr. Anita Phillips also joins us this second hour to remind us that our emotions are not our enemy based on her book The Garden Within: Where the War with Your Emotions End and Your Most Powerful Life Begins. Dr. Phillips, LCSW-C is a trauma therapist, life coach, and minister. Widely recognized as a thought leader at the intersection of mental health, faith, and culture, Dr. Anita serves as an Associate Professor in Dr. John Townsend’s Institute for Leadership & Counseling at Concordia University. Dr. Anita’s faith + mental health advocacy campaigns have reached hundreds of thousands and her podcast, In the Light with Dr. Anita, is transforming lives around the globe.
Dr. Mark Turman of the Denison Forum will join the conversation to discuss today's current issues from a biblical perspective. Dr. Turman is the Executive Director of Denison Forum and Vice President of Denison Ministries. Among his many duties, Turman is most notably the host of The Denison Forum Podcast. He is also the chief strategist for DF Pastors, which equips pastors and church leaders to understand and transform today’s culture.
To wrap up today's show, Jen Bradbury will talk with us about what it means to have Faith Beyond Youth Group: Five Ways to Form Character and Cultivate Lifelong Discipleship. Jen Bradbury serves as the content director for Fuller Youth Institute and a volunteer youth pastor at her local church. With more than twenty years of experience in youth ministry, she’s the author of several books, including The Jesus Gap, The Real Jesus, Called: A Novel About Youth Ministry Transition, and What Do I Believe About What I Believe? Jen and her husband, Doug, live in the Chicagoland area where they can regularly be found adventuring with their two young daughters.