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Dawn begins the morning with a devotional from Blackaby Ministries International about resisting the temptation to live a self-centered and unruffled life.
Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me." Matthew 16:24
Author Rebecca Mclaughlin helps us share the Bible with our children! She has written the book Exploring the Earliest Gospel: A Kids Bible Study on Jesus and His Good News.
Rebecca holds a Ph.D. in Renaissance Literature from Cambridge University and a degree in theological and pastoral studies from Oak Hill Theological College in London. She is the author of Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World's Largest Religion (Crossway, 2019)—named Book of the Year 2020 by Christianity Today, 10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask (and Answer) About Christianity (Crossway, 2021), The Secular Creed: Engaging 5 Contemporary Claims (TGC, 2021), and Is Christmas Unbelievable? 4 Questions Everyone Should Ask About the World's Most Famous Story (TGBC, 2021). Rebecca grew up in London and she met her husband, Bryan, when they were both in grad school at Cambridge. Bryan comes from Oklahoma and they now live in Cambridge Massachusetts, with their three children.
Why is the contemporary church facing a financial crisis of epic proportions? Andrew McNair gives us insight into his book releasing April 25th titled The Giving Crisis: Helping Average Givers Become Everyday Philanthropists.
Andrew Mcnair has inspired readers and audiences to learn ways to give more and save more by implementing tangible habits to help them achieve their philanthropic goals. He is the author of Don't Be Penny Wise & Dollar Foolish and Tithe: A Living Testimony. Andrew has been featured on Fox Business, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Kiplinger, and Market Watch. He is the radio show host of What Your Money Would Say and the podcast host of Rich Young & Powerful. He is the founder of SWAN Capital, 9 figure wealth management firm, and the Cygnet Fund, a real estate hedge fund.
Also this hour, author Mary DeMuth has some wisdom and hope for parents of grown-ups. She will share some practical tips based on the discipleship model Jesus exemplified. Mary has written the book Love, Pray, Listen: Parenting Your Wayward Adult Kids with Joy.
Mary loves Jesus. She is an author and speaker who loves to help readers and audiences live uncaged, freedom-infused lives. She’s been writing for 30+ years–half of them in obscurity. She mentored many writers during that time and continues to do so through the Rockwall Christian Writers Group and some of her instructional books. She has written over 45 books, translated into five languages. You can see a listing of all her books on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, CBD, Lifeway and Parable. Mary pioneered a literary agency in 2022, Mary DeMuth Literary, where she shepherds writers toward traditional publishing. She currently lives in North Texas, serves in her local church alongside her husband and she has three adult children. Mary counts these relationships as the most important people in her life. Although her past story is difficult, her current story leaks adventure. Not only has Mary been restored and restoried, but she longs to see the same for you.
Bob Moeller of For Keeps Ministry is in-studio to share about his trip to Wilmore, Kentucky and the revival that is taking place at Asbury University.
Bob Moeller is the host of the weekly nationally broadcast weekly television call-in show, “Marriage—For Better, For Worse” Q and A on the Total Living Network. A frequent radio personality guest, he conducts weekend marriage conferences. Bob is the author of ten books on marriage, two of which were nominated for the Gold Medallion Award. Bob and Cheryl’s latest book is 6 Hearts of Intimacy. He has written articles for over 150 publications including Focus on the Family and Marriage Partnership. Bob holds a D.Min. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School of Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL. Bob, now a pastor full-time to marriages, was a pastor in the local church for 25 years and worked in the administration of Trinity International University, before co-founding with Cheryl, For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries. A ministry to healing hearts and marriages, especially in under-resourced areas. Bob and Cheryl, married for over 41 years, have six children. People call him a lot of things, but his favorite is when his nine energetic grandchildren, including two foster grandchildren, call him, “GrandBob.” And, he loves having fun with his five grand dogs.
Start the day with Dawn and Steve in the Morning as they share a devotional from Blackaby Ministries International about forgiveness.
And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. Matthew 6:12
Also, Dawn and Steve discuss the revival in Wilmore, Kentucky and an article by Joe Carter titled "9 Things You Should Know About Revivals in America."
How can we approach disagreement in a loving way? Author Mike discusses his new book Grace in the Gray: A More Loving Way to Disagree. Mike Donehey Is amazed by the love of God. He is also the author of the book Finding God’s Life for My Will and sings in the boisterous and enthusiastic pop band, Tenth Avenue North. He loves his wife and four daughters. He currently lives in Nashville Tennessee.
Author Ben Connelly gives us insight into his book Reading the Bible, Missing the Gospel: Recovering from (Shockingly Common) Ways We Get the Bible Wrong in Our Everyday Lives. Ben Connelly is a pastor, author, equipper, and occasional professor. He is honored to serve everyday disciples, ministry leaders, and church planters across the world through The Equipping Group, and to help lead Salt+Light Community and Plant Fort Worth in Fort Worth, TX. Ben has written/contributed to several books, workbooks, articles, and publications, has overseen church planting efforts for multiple organizations, and has also taught university and seminary classes. He and Jess have three children and at times, host short-term foster kids too.
Percy Wilson McCray Jr. provides encouragement for individuals who are walking the cancer journey. Rev. McCray Jr. has spent more than 20 years ministering to cancer patients and their caregivers at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA). He recognizes cancer care ministry as a special calling from God and considers faith a key, but often overlooked, component of cancer treatment. He now serves as the Director of Faith-Based Programs at CTCA® and provides leadership to the pastoral care staff at all five CTCA hospitals. In addition, Rev. McCray oversees Our Journey of Hope®, a nationwide cancer care ministry training, and support program. An ordained minister, Rev. McCray is a member of the U.S. Chaplain Association. He is also the co-host of the award-winning podcast, Health, Hope & Inspiration.
Listen this morning as Dawn and Steve in the Morning share a devotional from Blackaby Ministries International about God's reclaiming love.
Then the LORD said to me, "Go again, love a woman who is loved by a lover and is committing adultery, just like the love of the LORD for the children of Israel, who look to other gods and love the raisin cakes of the pagans." Hosea 3:1
In addition, Parenting Today's Teens, Mark Gregston, will tell us all about ENGAGE: Equipping and Empowering Parents to Raise Teens in a Contrary Culture coming to Nashville this weekend! Engage will also be available via simulcast!
After spending 7 years on the Methodist Church staff in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mark and his wife Jan moved to Branson, Missouri, and lived at Kanakuk Kamp. During their time in Branson, Mark was the Area Director of Young Life, and started a residential counseling program for struggling teens, only to leave there in 1988 and move to Hallsville, Texas, when he started Heartlight Ministries. During their 32 years in Texas, Heartlight has become one of the country’s finest residential counseling centers for teens and known throughout North America as the “place to be” if your teen is struggling and hope is diminishing. He’s authored 18 books, has written hundreds of articles about parenting teens in a difficult culture, and is also the host of the nationally acclaimed radio program, Parenting Today’s Teens, which was honored to receive the 2014 Program of the Year award from the National Religious Broadcasters.
Do you have five words to describe your valentine? Dawn and Steve have a fun conversation this Valentine's Day!
Dr. David Clark gives us insight into having those difficult and even painful conversations that might be necessary if we want to have healing and freedom. Dr. Clarke is a Christian psychologist, popular speaker, and successful author. Through his Bible-based teaching and therapy, he guides people toward healthy lives, marriages, and families. Two of his most recent books include Adult Children Who Break Your Heart and 20 Lies That Keep You With Your Abuser.
God is the authority on love and He is able to teach us to love in a meaningful way. Dawn and Steve in the Morning share a devotional from Blackaby Ministries International about how to love others even when it's difficult.
And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you...But concerning brotherly love you have no need that I should write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another. Thessalonians 3:12; 4:9
Our identity is not found in a marriage or in singleness but in Christ. Dawn and Steve explore an article by Mary Van Weelden called "What (Not) to Say to Singles."
In addition, author Bill Hendricks discusses identity and provides some insight into his book The Person Called You: Why You're Here, Why You Matter & What You Should Do With Your Life.
Bill Hendricks is Co-founder and President of The Global Centre for Giftedness, which seeks to mobilize a movement aimed at unleashing people’s giftedness for human flourishing. Bill also serves as the Executive Director for Christian Leadership at The Hendricks Center, a leadership development initiative at Dallas Theological Seminary. He holds degrees from Harvard University, Boston University, and Dallas Theological Seminary, and is currently a doctoral student at Bakke Graduate University. He is the author or coauthor of twenty-five books. Bill is married to Lynn Turpin Hendricks and is the father of three grown daughters.
Dawn and Steve look at sin and some of the ways God disciplines His children.
Also, Todd Nettleton of The Voice of the Martyrs will tell us how we can intercede for our Brothers and Sisters across the globe!
Todd Nettleton 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.
Producer Kevin Downes is in-studio to tell us all about the upcoming film Jesus Revolution!
Kevin Downes is the Producer and co-star of the 2014 Sony Tri-Star motion picture, Mom's Night Out. He is also a co-star of the 2011 Sherwood Pictures film Courageous. Kevin currently helps manage the Kingdom Story Company, an exclusive partnership with Lionsgate, to create life-changing content from a variety of talented storytellers.
Originally from Visalia, CA, Kevin went to college at College of the Sequoias and California State University Northridge, studying Theater and Geography. He has been an actor since his high school days in California's central valley and early 20's in Los Angeles, having appeared in numerous commercials, television shows, and feature films. In 1994, Kevin was cast in his first Christian film, "The Crossing" and his passion for God combined with his passion for acting was born. He has appeared in 15 Christian films since 1994. Kevin is married to his wife, Catherine, and they have three sons. They reside in Tustin, California.
Do you have questions about the Bible? Dr. Michael Rydelnik will join Dawn and Steve in the Morning to take questions from listeners! Dr. Michael Rydelnik is a professor of Jewish Studies at Moody Bible Institute and the Bible teacher on Moody Radio's Open Line.
Also, author Glenn Daman discusses his book The Lighthouse: Discovering Security in the Radiance of God's Character. Glenn has served as a pastor of rural churches in Montana, Oregon and Washington. Since 1991 he has served as the pastor of River Christian Church. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Village Missions. He is a conference and seminar speaker and has written numerous articles on rural and small church ministries. He is the author of The Lighthouse: Discovering Security in the Radiance of God's Character.
He has also written five books related to rural and small church ministry, Leading the Small Church, Shepherding the Small Church (ECPA Gold Medallion Finalist), Developing Leaders for the Small Church, When Shepherds Weep, and his latest book, The Forgotten Church (A Christianity Today book of Merit award winner). He grew up on a farm in northern Idaho and attended Big Sky Bible College (B.S. in Biblical Studies), Western Seminary (M.A. in Old Testament Studies, M.A. in New Testament Studies), and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Doctor of Ministry). Glenn enjoys photography, woodworking, camping with his family, and spending time working on the family farm.
Start your week with Dawn and Steve in the Morning as they share a devotional from Blackaby Ministry International about loving people as Christ loves us.
Love...bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1Corinthians 13:7
In addition, Dawn and Steve have a conversation about the Superbowl, a revival in Kentucky, and weekend updates!
Terry Glaspey discusses faith, the arts, and his new book Not a Tame Lion: The Life, Teachings and Legacy of C.S. Lewis. Terry is a writer and speaker on faith and art, who explores the connections between creativity, spirituality, and life, as well as celebrates the creative heritage of the Christian faith.
Dr. Mark Turman with the Denison Forum gives us insight into the hope and frustration in America. Dr. Turman is the Executive Director of the Denison Forum.
Among his many duties at Denison Forum, he is most notably the cohost of The Denison Forum Podcast with Jim Denison, Ph.D. He is also the chief author of A Pastor’s View, the biweekly church leadership email newsletter from Denison Forum. Mark recently completed his DMin from Truett Seminary. He was raised in Tyler, Texas in a large Roman Catholic family. At seventeen, he made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and later committed to vocational ministry during his freshman year in college at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas. He completed his undergraduate program there before completing a Master of Theology degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. He married his high school sweetheart, Judi, and they have two children and one grandchild.
Standing on His promises is an action! Start your weekend with a devotional from Blackaby Ministries International about God's promises.
For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. 2 Corinthians 1:20
In addition, Dawn and Steve talk all things Superbowl!
Pastor J. D. Greear talks with us about God's design for marriage and gender and how the church can lovingly approach the controversial topics of sexual ethics. He has written an article titled "Downplaying the Sin of Homosexuality Won't Win the Next Generation."
J. D. is the lead pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. He is the author of the just-released book Essential Christianity, Gospel, Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart, and Jesus, Continued.
Jess Wolstenholm, Director of Content and Faith at Minno, will provide parents with resources for entertainment and the Easter story. Minno Kids is a streaming platform that provides parents with thousands of hand-picked episodes that reflect Christian faith and values.
Also this hour, it is an honor to have the President of the Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary, Dr. Evan Rusyn, in the studio to give us an update on the Church in Ukraine.
Today is the one-year mark of the war in Ukraine. To get involved in helping Ukraine please visit Mission Eurasia.