We live our lives in the present, but often our minds are racing toward the future or overwhelmed by the past. Dr. John Koessler, chair of the pastoral studies department at Moody Bible Institute and author of Practicing the Present, tells us that the present is more than a place where the past comes to rest. It is more than a staging ground for the future. The present is where God shows up. Don't miss Mornings with Eric on Thursday as Dr. Koessler takes a look at "The Neglected Art of Living in the Now".
Recently The State Department released a new report about religious freedom abuse around the world. Todd Nettleton, Chief of Media Relations and Message Integration joins Mornings with Eric on Thursday to give an update on the persecuted church following the release of this report. Also, Todd will also share about the Day of the Christian Martyr coming up on Saturday, June 29.
Dr. John Koessler is faculty emeritus of pastoral studies at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, where he served as professor of applied theology and church ministry for 25 years. He is the author of several books, including All Together Different (with J. Brian Tucker), The Surprising Grace of Disappointment, A Stranger in the House of God, and True Discipleship: The Art of Following Jesus. He is a contributing author to the Moody Bible Commentary and also serves as a contributing editor for Moody Bible Institute's publication Today in the Word, where you can read his monthly "Theology Matters" column. He and his wife, Jane, have two sons.
Todd Nettleton is director of media development for The Voice of the Martyrs, working with the media to tell the stories of persecuted Christians to people in the United States. In his role with VOM, he has met with Christians who face persecution in many countries, including Sudan, China, Egypt, Turkey, Vietnam, Pakistan, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma) and Azerbaijan.
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