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June 23, 2022

Hour 1: Supreme Court’s Upcoming Abortion Decision: A Conversation with Dr. Mark Caleb Smith

SCOTUS is set to announce a decision within the week regarding the Dobbs vs. Jackson case which could overturn Roe vs. Wade. What are the possible outcomes in the case and how will each decision impact abortion in America? Is there a way to protect life centers against the backlash and how can we best prepare and pray for this landmark decision? Cedarville University’s Director of the Center for Political Studies Dr. Mark Caleb Smith will offer his scholarly look at this case and the possible outcomes, along with insight as to how to navigate the decision as Christ-followers on today’s Ken and Deb in the Morning.


Hour 2: Characters of Creation: A Conversation with Daniel Darling

Travel back to the very beginning to revisit the characters of Creation with Daniel Darling. Daniel says that every single question we have about the world and about almost everything is rooted in this book of beginnings. Learn some fresh insights into the first people in God’s unfolding plan of redemption and rediscover how you are the work of a loving Creator.



Dr. Mark Caleb Smith
Dr. Mark Caleb Smith

Dr. Mark Caleb Smith

Dr. Smith serves as Associate Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Center for Political Studies at Cedarville University. He teaches courses in American Politics, Constitutional Law, and Research Methodology/Data Analysis. Dr. Smith has authored numerous refereed journal articles, book chapters, and other publications. His primary research interest is in the field of religion and American politics. He received his B.A. in history from Bryan College (1992), an M.A. in the history of Christianity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (1995), and an M.A. (1997) and Ph.D. (2001) in political science from the University of Georgia. Before arriving at Cedarville in 2004, Dr. Smith taught at Tulane University and Calvin College.

Daniel Darling
Daniel Darling

Daniel Darling

Daniel Darling is an author, pastor, and leader. He is the director of the
Land Center for Cultural Engagement at Southwestern Baptist
Theological Seminary. Dan is a bestselling author of several books,
including The Characters of Creation, The Characters of Easter, and The
Characters of Christmas. Dan is a columnist for World magazine and
a regular contributor to USA Today. Dan speaks and preaches around
the country and is regularly interviewed on radio and television,
including MSNBC’s Morning Joe and CNN and Fox. He is the host of
a popular podcast, The Way Home as well as a weekly show What Do
You Think With Dan Darling. Dan and his wife Angela reside in Texas
with their four children.

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Begin each day with Ken and Deb in the Morning, a live and local radio broadcast designed to get you going in the right direction. Heard every weekday from 6 to 9 a.m., hosts Ken Brooks and Deb Gustafson will encourage you with Scripture, spark thoughtful conversation on current topics and challenge you to live today for Jesus Christ.