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July 18, 2023

Hour 1: How to Develop a Burden for Those Who Need Jesus: A Prepared Devotional Teaching with Ed Hedding

How burdened are we for the lost? Every day over 300,000 people are entering eternity, and so many without ever hearing about Jesus. Do we care? Pastor Ed Hedding is recently back from a trip to Kenya and will challenge our hearts for the lost, offering intentional ways to share the good news with the people He has placed in our lives. Learn from Pastor Ed how to begin to pray for our hearts to be broken by that which breaks His and for the courage to open our mouths and share the best news ever!!

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Hour 2: A Christian Perspective on the News: A Conversation with Dr. Mark Caleb Smith

Recent ethics concerns in the highest court are prompting lawmakers to look at imposing ethics rules on the Supreme Court.  Dr. Mark Caleb Smith will help us look critically at the ethics discussions surrounding the Supreme Court and how these discussions teach us to live beyond reproach.  Also, a growing discontent with both political parties is prompting a grassroots movement to depolarize elections. What will that mean for the election season and how could this potentially impact the status quo? Get a closer look at these two stories in the news with Dr. Mark Smith on Tuesday’s Ken and Deb in the Morning!

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IN THIS EPISODE

Ed Hedding
Ed Hedding

Ed Hedding

Ed Hedding is Senior Pastor of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bettendorf. He is a graduate of Liberty University and has been in full time ministry since 1987. He loves his wife Diane and three grown children Joshua, Bethany, and Daniel and grandson Christopher Kime. In his spare time he enjoys running outside, golfing and reading. His favorite vacations are at the beach.

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.

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Ken and Deb Mornings

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.