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#037 J David Stephens
J. David Stephens is the second assistant General Overseer of the Church of God
#036 Marcia Montenegro, ex-astrologer, founder of Christian Answers for the New Age
In this episode, we talk about new age intrusion in the church, the Enneagram, guided meditation, occultism, and much more.
Marcia practiced as a professional astrologer for eight years. Marcia was involved with various New Age, occult, and Eastern beliefs and practices, including Inner Light Consciousness, Tibetan Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Hindu teachings and meditation, and psychic development classes. During these years, she also participated in past life regression, numerology, Tarot cards, spirit contact, seances, astral travel, and received a spirit guide through a guided visualization. Marcia's ministry is CANA/Christian Answers for the New Age, and she is a missionary with Fellowship International Mission, an independent mission board based in Allentown, PA. CANA is an informational and outreach ministry.
#035 Fazale Rana, biochemist
In this episode we discuss Artificial Intelligence, Neural Link, and Elon Musk's vision for humanity with Dr. Fazale Rana.
Fazale Rana is the vice president of research and apologetics at Reasons to
Believe. He is the author of several groundbreaking books, including Who Was Adam,
Creating Life in the Lab, The Cell’s Design, and Humans 2.0. He holds a PhD in chemistry
with an emphasis in biochemistry from Ohio University. Find out more at www.reasons.org
#034 Victor Marx, high-risk humanitarian
Victor Marx is a high risk humanitarian with successful missions to Iraq, Syria, North Africa and Southeast Asia – many times in non-permissive and high threat environments, helping orphans and widows.
Severely abused and tortured as a child, by the time he graduated from high school, his lifestyle was filled with drugs, fights and theft. The discipline of military life and faith in God helped him recover from his traumatic childhood and empowers him to help others. Today, Victor focuses his attention to the plights of those affected by ISIS, troubled juvenile offenders, and supporting military personnel from all branches including the special operations community.
More info at victormarx.com
#033 Richie Hughes, Author, Coach, Church Executive
Richie Hughes is an author and serves as an executive pastor for Redemption to the Nations Church in Chattanooga. Richie was a basketball coach and NBA Scout for the Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons. Prior to serving alongside Pastor Kevin Wallace in Chattanooga, Richie also served as CEO / Executive Pastor at Free Chapel in Gainesville, GA alongside Pastor Jentezen Franklin.
Whether he ministers in a church service or challenges a thriving business staff on the other side of the country, Hughes’ topics always revolve around his life message, Col. 3:23, “Whatever you do, do it with all your might as working for the Lord, not for men.” Church consulting is a passion of Richie’s, and God has provided numerous opportunities for him to travel the world pouring into church leadership and staff.
For more info go to www.richiehughes.org
#032 Thom Rainer, author, church consultant, founder of Church Answers
With nearly 40 years of ministry experience, Thom S. Rainer has spent a lifetime committed to the growth and health of the local church and her leaders.
Prior to founding Church Answers, Thom served as president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources. Before coming to LifeWay, he served at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for twelve years where he was the founding dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism. He is a 1977 graduate of the University of Alabama and earned his Master of Divinity and Ph.D. degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
In addition to speaking in hundreds of venues over the past 20 years, Thom led Rainer Group, a church and denominational consulting firm, from 1990 to 2005. The firm provided church health insights to over 500 churches and other organizations over that period. Thom is the author of more than two dozen books. Find more at churchanswers.com
Great interview. Powerful testimony. Thank you for sharing! Love Victor’s prescription to live holy!
Very eye opening
Very eye opening
Pastor Quantel Lindsey
Riveting conversation that challenges our comfort zones. Love it!