400-408 – Melody Rossi, known as the "Mother of the Hood" for her work with Cloud and Fire Ministries in the San Fernando Valley (on Van Nuys Blvd, between Sherman Way and Van Owen) which she founded 13 years ago. Melody grew up in a mafia family, became an opera singer, and after marrying found out she was infertile. She became a substitute teacher in LA Unified, and in seeing the need for her junior-highers, invited them to hang out after school. They soon invited their brothers and sisters, and Cloud and Fire was birthed. They're a faith-based outreach to low-income urban youth and their families (cloudandfire.org, 818-920-0101). Your gift of $25 can provide a family supper for five young people. And, next Wednesday, we'll be doing our show from their new "Youth Build" facility which provides an opportunity for adults aged 17-24 to get their GED.
413-423 – Melody Rossi,
428-438 – (2X) • Billy Hallowell (Blaze, 10/29/2012) IS THERE LIFE AFTER DEATH? SCIENTIST ATTEMPTS TO EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENS TO THE HUMAN 'SOUL'. Morgan Freeman narrates a recent episode of "Through the Wormhole" on the Science Channel, the topic is Dr. Stuart Hameroff, of the U of A, talking about his theory that consciousness is reducible to quantum information that is the stuff of the very fabric of the universe – and that our souls can survive outside our bodies perhaps indefinitely.
LINER – Last September hundreds of couples in Southern California strengthened and redefined their marriage from the comfort of their own church! And due to popular demand, KKLA is again partnering with Family Life Today to bring the Art of Marriage to your church February 8th and 9th at absolutely no cost to you. To sign up or for more information visit kkla.com or call 818-662-3782, that's 818-662-3782.
443-452 – Keith Matthews, is Professor of Spiritual Formation & Contemporary Culture at APU, and also is the Chair of their Graduate Ministry Department as well (apu.edu/theology/faculty/kmatthews). He was a pastor for 20 years, he serves on Dallas Willard's supervisory council, has taught alongside him for years, and even designed and co-wrote The Divine Conspiracy Study Guide. Keith and Christa have three children, Cori, Kyle and Kate.
• Keith recommends starting your journey into spiritual formation with the 3-book series by James Bryan Smith, starting with The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows, followed by The Good and Beautiful Life: Putting on the Character of Christ, and finally The Good and Beautiful Community: Following the Spirit, Extending Grace, Demonstrating Love.
• Keith just finished Eben Alexander's Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife (2012) (Amazon), and shares his thoughts.
458-508 – Keith Matthews,
512-523 – Keith Matthews,
528-539 – Dr. Larry Arnn, has been the president of Hillsdale College (hillsdale.edu) since May of 2000, and for the 15 years prior to that was the president of The Claremont Institute (claremont.org) from 1985-2000. Dr. Arnn's academic expertise rests in primarily the lives of two great men Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill – he was the Director of Research for Churchill's official biographer Sir Martin Gilbert of Oxford University; and he earned his Ph.D. in Government from Claremont Graduate University under the world's foremost Lincoln scholar Harry Jaffa (1985). Dr. Arnn still teaches courses at Hillsdale on Aristotle, Churchill, and the American Constitution. His latest book is The Founders' Key: The Divine and Natural Connection Between the Declaration and the Constitution and What We Risk by Losing It (2012) (Amazon). And beginning this fall semester (2012), Hillsdale College Graduate School of Statesmanship will start classes for M.A. and Ph.D. students in politics. Larry and his wife, Penelope, have four children, Katy, Henry, Alice and Tony.
• Hillsdale offers two excellent online courses on the Constitution – Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution, and Constitution 201: The Progressive Reflection of the Founding and the Rise of Bureaucratic Despotism.
544-554 – Dr. Larry Arnn,
558-608 – David Aikman, one of the most accomplished journalists of our generation, spent 23 years at TIME magazine reporting on nearly every major historical event in the world from his visits to 55 countries between 1971 to 1994, interviewing the most significant figures of the era, and winning numerous awards. Since then, he's written over a dozen books including his latest entitled One Nation without God?: The Battle for Christianity in an Age of Unbelief (2012) (Amazon), (davidaikman.com).
612-623 – David Aikman, What does it mean to be a Christian in Amsterdam, Moscow, or Tokyo? Christianity is seen so trivial, it's not even taken seriously enough to be considered an intellectual threat by secularists.
628-639 – David Aikman, Secularism is parasitic.
644-656 – David Aikman, Locke & Rousseau and the divine origin of rights.