Gay and/or Christian? (Guest: Candice Czubernat)

Gay and/or Christian? (Guest: Candice Czubernat)

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To many, the chasm between Christianity and homosexuality is insurmountably large. Some people believe that a person can be both a true Christian and openly homosexual. Is it possible to hold this position without compromising the Bible’s teachings? Kevin discusses the issue with Candice Czubernat, a therapist, writer, speaker and professing Christian who is raising two kids with her female spouse.

Candice is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with the State of Washington and an MFTI in the state of California. She has a Masters in Counseling Psychology and has been working in the mental health field for over a decade. Candice grew up in a loving home, but her Christian roots did not provide any context or support for her struggle with the notion of being gay.

Kevin and Candice fall on opposite sides of the debate, but come together in spite of their disagreement to express their thoughts in a civil discussion. Tune in to hear Candice explain why she holds the position she does and how she views scripture, as well as Kevin’s response.

This episode first aired on June 25th, 2016.

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A World Etched by Water (guest Dr. John Baumgardner)

A World Etched by Water (guest Dr. John Baumgardner)

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You probably wouldn’t expect a committed evolutionist with a secular upbringing, who earned multiple graduate degrees in the hard sciences from prestigious universities, to end up being one of the world’s leading creation scientists.  But that’s exactly what happened with Dr. John Baumgardner of the Logos Research Associates, the foremost expert on Noah’s Flood and its significance to Earth’s geology.

After completing his BS in electrical engineering at Texas Tech and MS in electrical engineering from Princeton, John began work on his PhD.  Some other students invited him to a Bible study that was covering the gospel of John, and despite his secular background he soon found himself face to face with Jesus.  John gave his life to the Lord, and then had to determine how to best use his life for the Lord, while using his scientific training and also fulfilling his prior commitment to the U. S. Air Force.  John talks with Kevin about his subsequent journey from witnessing with Campus Crusade for Christ, to earning more graduate degrees at UCLA, to creating the world’s greatest geologic modeling software, to developing anti-missile lasers for the Star Wars program at Los Alamos National Laboratory, to leading the Carbon-14 research with the RATE project, to joining the Logos Research Associates.  He also shares some of the many evidences he has discovered as to why it was a global flood, not uniformitarian processes, that shaped the earth’s geologic features into what they are today.

You can learn more about John’s work with the Logos Research Associates, including how to get involved, at LogosResearchAssociates.org.  You can find out more about the results of the RATE project (which set out to evaluate the alleged evidence for an old earth from radioisotopes)  in the popular book Thousands, Not Billions, or the more technical volume Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth, available from many book sellers.

This episode first aired on June 18th, 2016.

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From Bondage to Victory (Guest: Patti Height)

From Bondage to Victory (Guest: Patti Height)

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The issue of homosexuality is a hot button topic in today’s society. For Christians, it is even more so. In regards to the LGBT community, christians and the church are often seen as bigoted, hypocritical, unloving and uncaring. But is there a way for the church to change this perception and come along side this community to minister to them and love them?

Guest Patti Height believes there is. She has founded Out of Egypt Ministries to help churches accomplish this goal. Out of Egypt is a non-profit ministry that is dedicated to speaking forth the truth of God’s Word to a generation that has been enslaved by lies. Patti Height knows the destructive bondage that comes as a result of believing and living under this deception, and began this ministry with a desire to help others find the same peace and healing she found, through faith in Jesus Christ. As a teen, Patti turned to alcohol and drugs, and later entered into the world of homosexuality. For many years she believed the lie that there was no hope for change, and her life spiraled down as a result. Today, Patti’s life is a testimony to the transforming power of God and the truth of His Word. In 2003, she was set free from the bondage of addiction and homosexuality, and is now committed to sharing with others the hope and freedom she found in the Gospel.

To learn more about Patti Height and her ministry, visit outofegyptministries.org. You can also find a list of events to hear her speak.

I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their slaves; I have broken the bands of your yoke and made you walk upright.
Leviticus 26:13

This episode first aired on June 11th, 2016.

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Jews For Jesus (Guest: Dan Sered)

Jews For Jesus (Guest: Dan Sered)

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If you had to guess the number one belief system in the state of Israel, what would you say? If you said “jewish” you would be right and wrong. The majority of Israelis would say they were jewish simply because it is their nationality. However, the major belief system in Israel is atheism or secularism.

Furthermore, the majority do not recognize Jesus as a jew, much less the savior of the world. Many simply do not know who Jesus was or that his name in Hebrew means salvation. Israel is one of the most unreached parts of the world. Today on Educate For Life, Kevin speaks with a man who has made it his mission to reach these people. Guest Dan Sered knows first hand what it is like to have never heard the name of Jesus.

Dan Sered was born in Israel on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. His upbringing, like that of many Israelis, was secular, though he was bar mitzvah at age thirteen. Two years later, his family moved to New York where Dan attended Stony Brook University and met Dinah, a Jewish believer in Jesus. Dinah shared the Gospel with Dan explaining that the name of Jesus in Hebrew is Y’shua, and showed Dan how the Hebrew Bible spoke of His coming. Dan committed his life to Y’shua, but not before telling his parents first. Surprisingly, they didn’t respond negatively and Dan discovered that Dinah, her family and church had all prayed about his parents’ response. Dan’s parent’s reaction was one of ‘you will get over this Jesus’ which off course Dan did not. This led to Dan’s parents’ disowning him.

Tune in to hear the rest of Dan’s amazing story and how God is working among His people. You can learn more about Dan and his group Jews For Jesus at http://jewsforjesus.org/. You will also find information on how to get involved or to support Dan’s mission.

This episode first aired on June 4th, 2016.

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Democratic Socialism vs Democratic Republic

Democratic Socialism vs Democratic Republic

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Quick! What type of government does the United States have? Would it shock you to know that we don’t have a democracy? In fact many of our founding fathers and early presidents abhorred democratic government. James Madison once said, “Democracy is the most vile form of government. … democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property: and have in general been as short in their lives as the have been violent in their deaths.”

However, the founding fathers realized that certain properties of democracy would benefit America which is why they framed the United States as a democratic republic. They also recognized that a democratic republic would only be stable as long as God was at the center.

Today’s political atmosphere has shifted. Democratic socialism has become popular to some and to others it is still a taboo. Join Kevin Conover to dissect these often confusing political terms. What is democratic socialism and is it something to be feared? If we allow it in American are we opening the door to communism and ultimately fascism. Is this issue being blown out of proportion? Tune in and listen to Kevin break it down and explain why it’s so important to keep God at the center of our government.

This episode first aired on May 28th, 2016.

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Lawsuit Against God (guests: Clay Jones and Sean Taylor)

Lawsuit Against God (guests: Clay Jones and Sean Taylor)

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The debate over the existence of God and the presence of evil is ages old. The greek philosopher Epicurus pondered this seeming contradiction. He wrote, “Is God willing to prevent evil but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”

In the modern age, this debate landed in a court of law. In 2007, a state senator sought an injunction against God for His many malicious acts. In his lawsuit, the senator claimed God has caused “widespread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth’s inhabitants.” The judge eventually dismissed the case because the Almighty could not be properly notified of the lawsuit because of his unlisted home address.

Today, that debate continues on Kevin Conover’s Educate For Life radio show. He is joined by guests Clay Jones and Sean Taylor. Clay Jones is a professor at Biola university and is writing a book, Why God Allows Evil, and speaks widely on that subject. Find him on the web at www.clayjones.net. Sean Taylor is an active member of the secular humanist, skeptic and atheist communities in Southern California including the San Diego Coalition of Reason.

Tune in to this engaging discussion and debate on this important and age old topic.

This episode first aired on May 14th, 2016.

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