The U.S. Capitol locked down Wednesday with lawmakers inside as violent clashes broke out. Dozens of people breached security perimeters at the Capitol and lawmakers inside the House chamber were told to put on gas masks as tear gas was fired in the Rotunda. Let's talk about it AND pray with Tampa's Reverend Michael Neely, Dr. Jim Denison, Dr. David Anderson, plus Janet and Craig Parshall.
Plus, looking at everything through the lens of Scripture. Sometimes the best conversations among believers are challenging ones. Stan Guthrie from the Colson Center For Christian Worldview joins us in the 8 am hour.
Michael Neely is the Senior Pastor of New Millennium Community Church in Tampa. He received his call to ministry in August of 1986 when he resided in Chicago, Illinois. He's the author of Black Eyes and Sweet Talk, a biblical view of marriage and domestic violence. Reverend Michael Neely obtained his Bachelors Degree from Newburgh Theological Seminary and College of the Bible.
He is the co-founder and Chief Vision Officer of the Denison Forum, a Dallas-based nonprofit that comments on current issues through a biblical lens. Every weekday morning, his Daily Article email newsletter reaches more than 240,000 readers. He is the author of multiple books, including Bright Hope for Tomorrow: How Jesus’ Parables Illuminate Our Darkest Days, Respectfully, I Disagree: How to Be a Civil Person in an Uncivil Time, and the Biblical Insight to Tough Questions series. Dr. Denison has taught on the philosophy of religion and apologetics at several seminaries. His residencies and fellowships include Resident Scholar for Ethics with Baylor Scott & White Health, Senior Fellow with the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, and Senior Fellow for Cultural Studies at Dallas Baptist University's Institute for Global Engagement. Jim and his wife, Janet, live in Dallas, Texas. They have two sons and four grandchildren.
David Anderson is the senior pastor of Bridgeway Community Church, a multicultural congregation located in Columbia, Maryland. He is president of a consulting and resource organization called the BridgeLeader Network, with a focus on building bridges across the deep divides of race, faith, culture, and wealth. David received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Moody Bible Institute and was the first African American to be student body president at Moody Bible Institute. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in 2001 from Oxford Graduate School's American Centre for Religion and Society Studies in the US, while studying and defending his essays at Oxford University in England. On completing his undergraduate degree at Moody, David served as a pastoral intern at Willow Creek Community Church for two years, after which he planted Bridgeway Community Church with the help of a few core people. David has also served as the president of the Moody Bible Institute Alumni Board.
Janet Parshall has been broadcasting from the nation's capital for over two decades. Her passion is to "equip the saints" through intelligent conversation based on biblical truth. When she is not behind her microphone, Janet is speaking across the country on issues impacting Christians. She has authored several books, including her latest, Buyer Beware: Finding Truth in the Marketplace of Ideas. Parshall and her husband, Craig, live in Virginia, and have four children and six grandchildren. Listen to In The Market with Janet Parshall weekdays from 5-7 pm ET.
Craig Parshall is a senior legal counsel to Washington-based groups, including the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), where he focuses on free speech and religious liberty issues. He is also the founding Director of the John Milton Project for Free Speech, and is a leading strategist on matters of free speech on the Internet. Craig is also a columnist and a New York Times best-selling fiction author.
Stan Guthrie, a licensed minister, is communications director for New Covenant Church in Naperville, Illinois, and an editor at large for the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His books include, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century; The Seven Signs of Jesus: God’s Proof for the Open-Minded; God’s Story in 66 Verses; A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy; All That Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us; and The Sacrament of Evangelism, with Jerry Root.
Kurt Goff, co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University and has more than 30 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. Upbeat and encouraging, Kurt has a passion for connecting people to God. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.
Kate Bruington is the co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, Midday host, and can also be heard on Music for Sunday. Originally from East Hartford, Conn., Kate brings years of TV and radio experience to Moody Radio in Florida. She attended Boston Conservatory of Music and traveled the country singing before entering the broadcasting field. Kate's pastimes are reading and writing, and she currently spends much of her free time writing a novel. She has two daughters and two grandchildren.