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Fox News Religion Correspondent Lauren Green uses her wealth of stories, vast network of contacts, and her own extensive study of theology to take the listener on a unique journey of spiritual discovery. read less
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Dr. Stephen Meyer on How Science Reveals the Mind of God
2d ago
Dr. Stephen Meyer on How Science Reveals the Mind of God
The belief that science disproves the existence of a creator God is so last century! It's an out of date, intellectually feeble assertion that has no basis in, well, science! The fact is, says Dr. Stephen Meyer, "The major discoveries of modern science over the last 100 years in cosmology and physics and biology are pointing in exactly the opposite direction." In other words, the more we delve the deepest depths of cosmology, biology, physics and beyond, the more we understand, "there must be a God somewhere," as the spiritual says. On this episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast, Meyer, best-selling author and director of the Discovery Institute in Seattle, talks about his most recent book, "The Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries that Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe". For instance, DNA, the foundation of human building blocks. Meyer shows that scientists have known for quite a while that it would be a mathematical impossibility that random forces could create even a fully functioning amino-acid sequence to produce a protein for DNA; it would be about 1 in 10 to the 195th. That's a direct assault on Darwin's theory of evolution. Meyer writes, "Over the past three decades, many evolutionary biologists have challenged a key tenet of the neo-Darwinian synthesis, namely the idea that small-scale microevolutionary changes can be extrapolated to explain large-scale macroevolution innovations." It's complicated, and yet so simple: "And God said..." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sound of Hope: The Real Pastor and His Wife Share Their Story
Jun 30 2024
Sound of Hope: The Real Pastor and His Wife Share Their Story
In 1996  Bishop W.C. Martin and his wife Donna Martin, from the small town of Possum Trot, Texas, adopted four children out of foster care. They inspired their entire congregation of Bennett Chappell Missionary Baptist Church to adopt every available child in the county's foster care system. Twenty-two families adopted all 77 children. Many of those children were some of the hardest to place; victims of sexual and physical abuse, neglect, trauma, and unsafe living situations. Thier story inspired the movie, "Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot." On this episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast, the Martins talk about the movie and the extraordinary saga of their lives that can only be described as God working miracles. The adopting of children with deep emotional and physical needs put untold strains on church bmembers' families and their finances. But through it all their faith helped them triumph. The Holy Spirit, not the spirit of the age, is what brought about astonishing transformations in the lives of the children and the families. The Martins challenge other churches to do the same. Right now there are some 400,000 children in the foster care system in the United States and 100,000 available for adoption. The Martins say if every church committed to giving every available child a loving home, the numbers would be reduced to zero. Answering the call of Jesus to look after the orphans, the least of these, is true religion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What It Takes to Transform a Wedding Into a Good Marriage:  Fr. Nicholas Louh and Dr. Roxanne Louh
Jun 2 2024
What It Takes to Transform a Wedding Into a Good Marriage: Fr. Nicholas Louh and Dr. Roxanne Louh
You can always tell how important something is by the priority placed on it. In Genesis, the very first chapter of the first book of the Bible, God establishes a family, Adam and Eve. The very first thing God does in the New Testament is the merging of family between Mary and Joseph in the birth of Christ. And the very first miracle Jesus performs is at a wedding, the wedding at Cana. It is now officially wedding season, in the month of June more weddings will take place than at any other time of the year. But how do you ensure that a beautiful wedding with all the pomp and pageantry creates a strong marriage, where husband and wife move forward joyfully in whole-life oneness? Enter Fr. Nicholas Louh and Dr. Roxanne Louh. Fr. Nick is a Greek Orthodox Priest who's presided over the nuptials of scores of couples. His wife Dr. Roxanne Louh is a clinical psychologist and family therapist who sees many of those couples after the luster has worn off the glitz of the wedding and a life of children, careers and financial strains complicated their "happily ever after". On this episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast, the Louhs talk about how to overcome difficulties in marriage, even some of the worst things that could happen, like an adulterous affair. But more importantly, how God's design for marriage is the key to a strong marriage, one that truly is, "for better or for worse." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Author John Burke: Near Death Experiences Have Two Strong Commonalities, Light and a Love Beyond Comprehension
May 19 2024
Author John Burke: Near Death Experiences Have Two Strong Commonalities, Light and a Love Beyond Comprehension
Imagine all the love you've experienced in your entire life, from parents, spouses, friends, family, and then multiply it a thousand times. That's the kind of love experienced by people who've had Near Death Experiences; they report being in the presence of God. NDE's, as they are known, are scientifically recognized phenomenon that occur when people are clinically dead and see visions of themselves, their bodies as paramedics try to revive them, doctors as they operate, or even family members in waiting rooms. Some even describe scenes they couldn't possibly have seen except supernaturally. But the one commonality: a love that is so deep and so complete they never want to return to their lives. It's the love they, and probably all of us, are searching for. On this episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast, John Burke, best-selling author of "Imagine Heaven" and now his follow-up "Imagine the God of Heaven," explains that millions of people from all different faith traditions, cultures, and educational backgrounds have had NDE's. But the vast majority report similar events, a welcoming benevolent Light and a Love that penetrates the deepest recesses of their souls. Burke says the only explanation is, it's evidence of not only the reality of God, but also God's relentless love. As the Scriptures say, "A love that surpasses all understanding." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jewish Historian Rick Richman: Hamas' Goal is to Eliminate Israel
May 12 2024
Jewish Historian Rick Richman: Hamas' Goal is to Eliminate Israel
It is hard to fight against an enemy whose reason for being is to eliminate you. So says author Rick Richman, as he answers the criticism leveled against Israel of committing genocide in Gaza. It is Israel, he says, that is trying to prevent a genocidal operation perpetrated by Hamas. Richman, the author of  "And None Shall Make Them Afraid: Eight Stories of the Modern State of Israel,"  says the anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian protests are filled with misinformation and misguided passions by young people, students and even faculty, lured into a political position by authorities who choose to ignore the facts surrounding the centuries of clashes between Jews and Arabs and its modern day manifestations. On this episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast, Richman talks about a long list of topics concerning Israel, including: the ongoing protests on college campuses and why so many are ignorant of what Zionism actually is, Zionism and Americanism, the two great "isms" of the 20th century, that Palestine was never an independent state, why Arabs rejected having their own independent state six times including in 1947, reaction to claims that Israel is committing genocide in Gaza, and war crimes by Hamas as they use their own people, innocents, as human shields. Jews, says Richman, are the "canary in the proverbial coal mine", what happens to them is only the start. Islamic militants will not stop with them until the world is converted to its rule. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices