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How do we live out the mission of Jesus in our daily lives? Should we sell everything and go to the unreached people groups around the world? Wildwood Baptist Pastor Brian Smith joins Ken and Deb in the Morning to take us to God's Word to answer the question of what God is calling his followers to and how living on mission is of utmost importance. If you've been confused over your purpose in Christ, this segment will offer direction on how to take those next steps in your walk with Jesus.
Join Ken and Deb as we open our news app and ask political analyst and professor Dr. Mark Caleb for his perspective and insight into the top stories. Dr. Smith teaches courses on political science at Cedarville University and challenges us to think deeply, critically, and biblically when we sit down to listen or read the news. Don't miss this month's conversation as we discuss the possibility that former President Donald Trump may be arrested and how to think through how we make candidate selections.
Brian Smith is the Lead Pastor/Elder at Wildwood Baptist Church. He and his wife, Kellye, have five children, one of whom is with the Lord, and are licensed foster parents in Illinois. He has served at Wildwood since April 2017. His family has a hobby farm complete with Great Pyrenees livestock guardian dogs, chickens, goats, a mini donkey, and a couple of Jersey heifers! Brian also serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve.
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.