Could another ice age be coming? (Guests Dr. Jason Lisle and Dr. Jake Hebert)

Could another ice age be coming? (Guests Dr. Jason Lisle and Dr. Jake Hebert)

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Climate change is a big topic today and is hotly debated. It has been held responsible for hurricanes, tornadoes, and the ice age. Main stream scientists believe it has been responsible for a series of ice ages over millions of years. In fact, they warn that if we’re not careful about what we do with the environment, another ice age will be triggered causing a worldwide catastrophe. But are they right? How many ice ages have there been? How volatile is our environment currently? Today on Kevin’s show we have two experts that have been studying this very topic. They will share how much environmental science has been influenced by the worldview of the scientists doing the research. Dr. Jason Lisle and Dr. Jake Hebert will share exciting research that supports a biblical view of science and a single ice age caused by a worldwide flood.

Dr. Hebert is a research associate at the Institute for Creation Research. He joined ICR in 2011 as a research associate and focuses much of his work on climates before and after Noah’s Flood, among other research endeavors.He earned a master’s degree in physics in 1999 from Texas A&M University, where he studied optics and was a Dean’s Graduate Fellow 1995-1996. He received his Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of Texas at Dallas, where his research involved a study of the possible connection between fair-weather atmospheric electricity and weather and climate.

Dr. Jason Lisle is the Director of Physical Sciences and the Institute for Creation Research and leads ICR’s gifted team of physical scientists who continue to investigate and demonstrate the evidence for creation. He graduated summa cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University where he double-majored in physics and astronomy and minored in mathematics. He earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in astrophysics at the University of Colorado. Dr. Lisle specialized in solar astrophysics and has made a number of scientific discoveries regarding the solar photosphere and has contributed to the field of general relativity.

These two experts will share their wealth of knowledge today on Kevin’s show and will share evidence that supports a biblical ice age. You will also learn just how much science is influenced by the worldview of the scientist. Tune in for an exciting, informative show. If you want to learn more about Dr. Lisle and Dr. Hebert and the research they’re involved in, you can visit icr.org.

This episode first aired on October 1st, 2016.

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Unapologetic (Guest: Dr. Joseph Holden)

Unapologetic (Guest: Dr. Joseph Holden)

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Many Christians go through life with many questions about their faith and may feel surrounded on all sides by opposition. They are faced with tough questions such as, how can a good God allow evil? Does the Bible contain errors? How can we know it’s the word of God? Because of questions like these, some lose their faith. Others keep their faith but no longer believe in important aspects of Christianity.

But there is a place where everyone can have all these questions answered. Dr. Joseph Holden from Veritas Evangelical Seminary is here to emphasize the importance of learning to defend your faith through the study of apologetics. The mission of Veritas Evangelical Seminary is simple. Their vision is to prepare a generation of spiritually mature, biblically equipped, academically advanced, and socially developed individuals for a life of opportunity and service to the glory of God.

Dr. Joseph Holden teaches at Veritas Evangelical Seminary and holds a Masters of Divinity in Apologetics and a Ph.D. in Philosophical/Systematic Theology. He also has multiple publications on various apologetic topics. He shares his wealth of knowledge with Kevin on todays show and we hope you toon in to learn more about apologetics and find answers to the tough questions. If you are interested in learning more about Veritas Evangelical Seminary, you can visit www.ves.edu.

This episode first aired on September 24th, 2016.

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NASA Saturn Researcher Fired For Sharing God (Guest: David Coppedge)

NASA Saturn Researcher Fired For Sharing God (Guest: David Coppedge)

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Imagine this. You come in to work on day and learn you’re being investigated for harassment. Why? Because you shared a DVD with a co-worker about the science of intelligent design. Worse still, your boss fires you because you dared to share your beliefs. Sound unbelievable?

Well, that’s exactly what happened to David Coppedge. For 14 years, David F. Coppedge worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for NASA’s most ambitious interplanetary mission, the Cassini Mission to Saturn. For most of that time, he was Team Lead System Administrator, responsible for 15 networks and 200+ computers across America and Europe. He received high ratings for his work, until he was reprimanded for sharing his beliefs. He was ultimately fired. But David Coppedge decided to fight back and took his case to court.

Tune in to Educate For Life to listen in to this discussion between Kevin Conover and guest David Coppedge. David Coppedge will take you through what happened in his case and present some stunning evidence that backs up his belief in intelligent design. He continues to write science news from a biblical world view which you can follow at crev.info. To learn more about David Coppedge and his work, visit davidcoppedge.com.

This episode first aired on September 3rd, 2016.

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Out of a Far Country (guest Dr. Christopher Yuan)

Out of a Far Country (guest Dr. Christopher Yuan)

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The journey from openly homosexual agnostic drug dealer to Bible-affirming Christian scholar and professor is a long and difficult one, as Dr. Christopher Yuan can attest.  Dr. Yuan’s parents were Chinese expatriates who escaped the cultural revolution by fleeing to Taiwan, and later came to America for higher education.  They lived out the American Dream, achieving financial success and providing a bright future for their children despite having arrived in the US with nothing.  But this dream turned into a nightmare for Christopher, who grew up with no religious influence in his life, was ostracized from other boys for being different, and began to feel same-sex attractions after being exposed to pornography at a young age.

Dr. Yuan tells Kevin about his incredible testimony, which took both him and his mother to rock bottom before God brought them into the light.  In her darkest hour, Christopher’s mother heard God’s voice in the form of a small pamphlet.  Soon Christopher’s father and brother came to know the Lord as well, and after many years of faithful prayer and fasting, so did Christopher himself.  Dr. Yuan’s story goes to show that God’s grace can redeem anyone, even a despairing mother who is contemplating suicide and a prodigal son running as hard as he can in the opposite direction.  Dr. Yuan and his mother co-authored a book about their experiences, called Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God. A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope.  To learn more about their inspiring journey, visit ChristopherYuan.com.  You can also hear Christopher speak at the Veritas Apologetics Conference at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in November.

This episode first aired on August 27th, 2016.

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Teacher Freed from False Religious Restrictions (guests Jennifer, Janel and Camilo)

Teacher Freed from False Religious Restrictions (guests Jennifer, Janel and Camilo)

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It’s not easy being a teacher—which explains why a lot of them are quitting!  A recent article from The Atlantic examines some of the challenges that teachers face: from long hours of overtime, to less than average pay, to having to buy missing supplies with their own money, to overwhelming stress verging on nervous breakdowns.  Hard to imagine why not enough young people are choosing or sticking with a teaching career anymore!  And teachers who are Christians have one more thing to worry about: potential law suits they might face by showing any indication of their personal faith at school.

Fortunately, there are a variety of perfectly legal ways that Christians, whether teacher or student, can live out their faith at school.  Sadly, many Christians are simply not aware of these rights and have been silenced by fear.  To help solve this problem, Jennifer Kvalvik created the Apples for Teachers ministry at the Rock Church in Point Loma.  Kevin talks to Jennifer, Janel and Camilo about their experiences as Christians who have worked in San Diego public schools for many years.  Jennifer explains what her ministry does, as well as sharing some excellent resources for Christian teachers (such as Christian Teachers in Public Schools by Julia and Gloria Stronks).

This ministry meets once a month as a support group for Christian teachers to mutually encourage one another.  Learn more and get involved by visiting SDRock.com/ministries/ApplesForTeachers!  And even if you are not a teacher, you can assist them in their current service project by donating small school supplies that will go to Syrian refugees.

This episode first aired on August 13th, 2016.

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Reasoning With God (Guests: Michael Bossman, Conor Anderson, Evan Young)

Reasoning With God (Guests: Michael Bossman, Conor Anderson, Evan Young)

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At the beginning of a new school year most students are worrying about settling into their dorm room with a new roommate, finding their classrooms, or how they’re going to pay for textbooks. Their parents may be worrying about how well their child will do academically and hoping they stay out of trouble. But if you are a Christian student or parent you may be worrying about how you, or your child, will survive college or high school with a faith that is intact.

According to recent studies about 25% of college professors are professing atheists or agnostics whereas only about 7% of the general public are atheists or agnostics. Only 6% of professors believe the bible is the actual word of God and 51% say it’s an ancient book with good moral precepts. 75% of teachers and professors say that religion has no place in public schools. With statistics like these, a Christian parent or student has a reason to be worried. In fact, 8 out of 10 young people will leave the faith due to questions they encounter in public school.

But today on Education For Life, Kevin is joined by three guests who are actively working to turn the tide with the Ratio Christi organization. Ratio Christi means “The Reason of Christ”. Kevin will speak with Michael Bossman, Vice President of Ratio Christi, Conor Anderson, Chapter Director and Evan Young, a student who has been mentored by Ratio Christi members. Their mission is to equip university students and faculty to give historical, philosophical, and scientific reasons for following Jesus Christ. They aim to show young adults how reasonable a belief in Christ really is.

Tune in to hear the amazing testimony of these three men and learn about the purpose of Ratio Christi. The learn more about Ratio Christi and their program you can visit ratiochristi.org. You can also get involved and be a mentor for a student or schedule a member to run an apologetics class at your church. There are many ways to get involved and you can view them all at http://ratiochristi.org/partners/get-involved/. You can also donate to Ratio Christi to support their mission at http://ratiochristi.org/donate.

This episode first aired on July 30th, 2016.

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