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Dawn and Steve in the Morning

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October 19, 2022

Hour 1: Celebrities for Jesus

Start your morning with God's word as Dawn and Steve in the Morning share a devotional from Blackaby Ministries International about the importance of studying the Scriptures!

For it is not a futile thing for you, because it is your life, and by this word you shall prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to possess.   Deuteronomy 32:47

In addition, author Katelyn Beaty joins the conversation to give us insight into the challenges we have in the church regarding celebrity culture. Katelyn offers a renewed vision of faithfulness in her book Celebrities for Jesus: How Personas, Platforms, and Profits Are Hurting the Church.

Katelyn is a journalist, editor, and keen observer of trends in the American church. She has written for the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, Religion News Service, Religion & Politics, and The Atlantic and has commented on faith and culture for CNN, ABC, NPR, the Associated Press, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. She is cohost of the Saved by the City podcast (Religion News Service) and previously served as print managing editor at Christianity Today. She is also the author of  A Woman's Place: A Christian Vision for Your Calling in the Office, the Home, and the World (Simon & Schuster, 2016).


Hour 2: Compassionate Hope

How can we help the children of Southeast Asia escape the crushing cycle of poverty, abuse, and exploitation? Susan Henson is in-studio to talk about the challenges of this ministry, the gospel, and her new book Breaking Invisible Chains: True stories of persecution, trafficking, and God's transforming Hope.

Susan is the co-founder with her husband, Al, of Compassionate Hope and Lighthouse Ministries in Antioch, Tennessee. They have 3 adult children and 8 grandchildren. If you include her “children” in Asia, the numbers of children and grandchildren become too great to count! In the United States, she is a popular women’s ministry speaker, sharing the message of Compassionate Hope and encouraging women in discovering God’s redemptive plan for their lives.


Hour 3: A Search for Meaning in an Upside-Down World

Author Russell Meek is here to discuss his book Ecclesiastes and the Search for Meaning in an Upside-Down WorldDiscover how the stories and poems in Ecclesiastes still speak to the brokenness of humans today.

Russ is a professor, writer, and editor. He studied Old Testament at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MA, biblical languages; Ph.D., Old Testament) and has taught at various colleges and seminaries since 2011. Russ also writes a twice-monthly column on the Old Testament at Fathom Magazine. He, his wife, and their three sons live in north Idaho, where you'll find them gardening, cooking, and trying to tame the havoc that three boys wreak.

Also, P. Todd Nettleton with Voice of the Martyrs will give us an update on what is happening with The Church globally, providing some guidelines on how we can pray for one another! 

Todd is the Chief of Media Relations and Message Integration for The Voice of the Martyrs and hosts The Voice of the Martyrs Radio. Todd serves as a voice for persecuted Christians through writing, speaking, and working with the media to tell people in the United States about the faithfulness of Christ’s followers in 70+ nations where they face persecution. His newest book, When Faith Is Forbidden: 40 Days on the Frontlines with Persecuted Christians, was published by Moody Publishers in 2021. Todd and his wife, Charlotte, have two grown sons and two daughters-in-law. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, writing, music, travel, and sports, including serving as commissioner of a fantasy football league.


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