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August 14, 2020

Hour 1: The Church Recovery Guide

This is a difficult and crucial time for the Church right now, because people need to be grounded in the truth now more than ever before. However, as the effect of last spring's pandemic continues, churches are reeling from unprecedented troubles. Friday on Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, Pastor Karl Vaters offers some direction for pastors and leaders from his extensive experience in church ministry to help think through reconnecting with their congregations.

Hour 2: Election Season Update

This year's presidential election in November promises to be like no other in history, coming on the heals of the Coronavirus pandemic, which has still held a strong grip on this country for several months now. Friday on Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, Mark Caleb Smith, from Cedarville University, will try to help make sense of whether we'll have party conventions (or not), how many voters will be going to the polls, mailing in ballots or voting at all!  Don't miss this important conversation!


Karl Vaters
Karl Vaters

Karl Vaters

Karl Vaters has been a small church pastor for thirty years, and is currently the teaching pastor at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Fountain Valley, California. He is author of The Grasshopper Myth: Big Churches, Small Churches, and the Small Thinking that Divides Us and Small Church Essentials: Field-Tested Principles for Leading a Healthy Congregation of Under 250. You can learn more about Karl at Karl and his wife, Shelley, have three kids, Veronica, Matt, and Phil, and one son-in-law, Sam.

Mark Caleb Smith
Mark Caleb Smith

Mark Caleb Smith

Dr. Mark Smith is the Chair, Professor of Political Science, Director of the Center for Political Studies at Cedarville University.  He teaches courses in American politics, constitutional law, and research methodology/data analysis. He has authored numerous refereed journal articles, book chapters, and other publications. His primary research interest is in the field of religion and American politics. Before joining the faculty at Cedarville, Dr. Smith taught at Tulane University and Calvin College. 

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