Dr. Dallas Willard — Award Winning Author, Professor of PhilosophyDallas Willard is a Professor in the School of Philosophy at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He has taught at USC since 1965, where he was Director of the School of Philosophy from 1982-1985. He has also taught at the University of Wisconsin and has held visiting appointments at UCLA and the University of Colorado. His philosophical publications are mainly in the areas of epistemology, the philosophy of mind and of logic, and on the philosophy of Edmund Husserl, including extensive translations of Husserl's early writings from German into English. He also lectures and publishes in religion. Dr. Willard’s books include the award-winning Renovation of the Heart, The Divine Conspiracy, The Spirit of the Disciplines, and Hearing God. He has served on the boards of both the C.S. Lewis Foundation and Biola University.
Michael Coren — Author of Why Catholics Are RightColumnist, television host, author, and practicing Catholic, Michael Coren examines four main aspects of Catholicism. For some, Catholicism is the only permanent, absolute body of truth, while for others it is the last permanent, absolute body that has to be opposed and stopped. Why Catholics Are Right opens with a discussion of the abuse scandal and the reality of what happened. Michael then traces Catholic history, with a discussion of the Crusades, Inquisition, Holocaust, and Galileo. He looks at Catholics and theology, explaining what and why Catholics believe what they do — Papal infallibility, Immaculate Conception, the Church rather than Bible alone. Finally, he outlines the pro-life position and why it is so important to Catholicism. In this challenging, provocative, and personal book, Michael Coren draws on history, politics, and theology to present the arguments for the truth of Roman Catholicism. Michael Coren is the bestselling author of twelve books, including biographies of G.K. Chesterton, H.G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, J.R.R. Tolkein, and C.S. Lewis. He is the host of The Michael Coren Show, a nightly television talk show with an audience of 250,000 viewers. He also hosts a daily radio show and writes a syndicated column for ten daily newspapers.
Micheal Flaherty — Co-founder and President of Walden MediaJourney once again into the inspirational World of NARNIA as it sets sail on Blu-ray and DVD April 8, 2011! Return to the wonder of C.S. Lewis’ epic world in this third instalment of the beloved The Chronicles of Narnia series when THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER sails into Blu-ray and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment & Walden Media on April 8th. Walden Media specializes in entertainment for the whole family. Their award-winning films include: The Chronicles of Narnia series, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Nim’s Island, Charlotte’s Web and the Sundance Audience Prize Winning documentary Waiting for ‘Superman’.
Dr. Jenell Williams Paris — Author of The End of Sexual Identity: Why Sex Is Too Important to Define Who We AreSexual identity has become an idol in both the culture at large and in the Christian subculture. And yet concepts like “gay” or “straight” are relatively recent developments in human history. We let ourselves be defined by socially constructed notions of sexual identity and sexual orientation, even though these may not be the only or best ways to think about sexuality. Anthropologist Jenell Williams Paris offers a Christian framework for sexual holiness that accounts for complex post-modern realities. She assesses problems with popular cultural and Christian understandings of heterosexuality and homosexuality alike. The End of Sexual Identity moves beyond culture-war impasses to open up new space for conversations in diverse communities both inside and outside the church. Jenell is professor of anthropology at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. She has written Christianity Today, Books & Culture and Christian Scholar's Review. Her books include Birth Control for Christians, Urban Disciples and Introducing Cultural Anthropology: A Christian Perspective.
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This week on the Counsel of Many: A young man caught his father looking at porn and wants advice on how or if he should confront his dad.
"So here’s the thing. A couple of weeks ago I was home just chillin in my room and I was thirsty, so I went downstairs to get a drink and when I walked past my dad’s office I caught him looking at porn. (and doin' the deed!!) Needless to say this was the most awkward event in my entire life! I kept walking sorta real quiet into the kitchen and when I was getting a drink I made a ton of noise so my dad would know I was downstairs. The way our house is set up he would have known I walked sorta by his office but as far as he is concerned I think he thinks that I couldn’t have seen anything. When I walked back he was doing “work”. So like should I say something to him? I told my young adult’s pastor about what happened and he said that I should confront my dad about this because it might help him beat (LOL) the habit if he knew that his son knew. Obviously this is the LAST conversation I want to have with my dad. But maybe I’m just being selfish? Maybe he’s really struggling with porn and I could be the one to help him? BUT maybe it’s no big deal and guys do that kind of thing, even when they’re old and dads. I don’t want to talk to him about this AT ALL but just thought I’d ask you guys what you thought."
Are Catholics right?Some Christians still feel that Catholics are NOT right about so many things, while others are beginning to find their way back to Catholic creeds and ancient Catholic resources. After hearing what Michael Coren has to say, give us a shout and let us know if you think Catholics are right, or not.
Should we blame Florida pastor Terry Jones for the deaths in Afghanistan?According to Fox News report: “On March 20, in a six-hour ceremony called “International Judge the Koran Day,” Jones convened a mock-judicial process in Florida that deemed the book “guilty of crimes against humanity,” then set a copy on fire. The event was intentionally ignored in the United States, in the hopes of limiting its impact, but little stays secret in the Internet age. Within two days, news of the conflagration had reached Pakistan and Afghanistan, where the country’s presidents roundly denounced Jones, bringing his action to wide notice. On April 1, infuriated Afghans lashed out, killing twelve in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif; the next day, suicide bombers dressed in women’s clothing attacked a coalition base in Kabul and street mobs in Kandahar again killed twelve. (This, it bears observing, was just five more dead than in September 2010, when nineteen were killed as Jones only threatened to burn the Koran.) Who is morally to blame for these deaths, Jones or the Islamists who seek to apply the laws of Islam in their entirety and as severely as possible?" To read entire article click here .