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Current Show (September 28, 2022):


WHAT’S ON WHAT’S UP TODAY:

ARE THE DISABLED BEING LEFT BEHIND?

1 IN 4 ADULTS IN AMERICA ARE LIVING WITH A DISABILITY.

75% COULD BE EMPLOYED. HOW?

AND: CHRISTIAN COLLEGE IN HOUSTON CHANGES ITS NAME. WHY?

Discussed by Terry Lowry
with Host of the What's UP Radio Program





Host Terry Lowry interviews influential and knowledgeable guests on relevant topics for today.



ARE THE DISABLED BEING LEFT BEHIND?
Discussed by Melissa Ortiz
with National Center for Public Policy Research (www.NationalCenter.org)

1 in 4 adults in the US are living with a disability, including impairments with vision, hearing, mobility, and cognition. This equates to 61 million people! At least 75% of the 61 million people could be working if they were given the proper accommodations and support.

Today, Melissa Ortiz discusses ways the government can actually help – not hinder – those living with a disability. Melissa recently joined the NCPPR to help launch their newest initiative, Able Americans.

Questions/Issues Discussed:

Who is Annie Oakley? HINT: Not the famous markswoman who was known for her sharpshooting.

Do more Americans need service dogs/animals to help them navigate daily life? Melissa discusses a bill introduced in Congress which would give a service dog to every US Veteran who requested one at no cost.

What are some short-term disabilities? Do those with short-term disabilities need assistance until they are able to return to work?

Are some government programs barriers to improved quality of life?

How can we all help with the quality of life for someone with a disability? Melissa responds with this question: “How would you help someone without a disability improve their quality of life?”

Click here to help the National Center as they fight to improve the quality of life for all people.



HOUSTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY TO BE RENAMED HOUSTON CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
Discussed by Dr. Robert Sloan
with Houston Christian University (www.hbu.edu/)

In 1960, the name was Houston Baptist College. Then in 1973, Houston Baptist University. And, now, it is Houston Christian University.

Dr. Robert Sloan is the President of Houston Baptist (soon to be Christian) University. Today, Dr. Sloan discusses the renaming/rebranding of the university.

Click here for all the information you need to know about the name change.

Questions/Issues Discussed:

Why has HBU changed its name to HCU?

Are many denominations and nationalities represented by the student body?

Will the core religious/theological convictions of the university change? Dr. Sloan discusses the university’s 10 Core Convictions, such as marriage, family, and gender. He says: “We are very clear about our Christian identity.”

Will alumni of HBU need to make any changes/updates to their diplomas?

Has it become more difficult to recruit students that are seeking higher education with a Biblical worldview?

Is the renaming/rebranding a part of a growth campaign for Houston Christian University? Dr. Sloan discusses their goals for the next ten years and why they are determined to reach more and more students for Christ.



THIS IS NOT A DAY CARE. THIS IS A UNIVERSITY.
Discussed by Sara Tracey
with The What's UP Radio Program

Recently, a student complained about a sermon that made him feel guilty and blamed the school for making students feel uncomfortable. This is not uncommon.

In response, the President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University gave a lecture to students they’ll never forget.

Sara Tracey, Editor and Producer of The What’s UP Radio Program, reads the letter from school President Everett Piper. The article can be found here.



JONAH
Discussed by Mark Lanier
with Biblical Literacy (www.Biblical-Literacy.com)


Day 3

Mark Lanier continues his series on the Minor Prophets with a look at Jonah. What can we learn from Jonah’s mistakes? What can we learn from Jonah’s obedience?

To view Mark Lanier’s video for this lesson, click here.

If you have a prayer request, need Scripture encouragement, or would like a copy of Mark’s lessons each week, email wantmore@biblical-literacy.org

Questions/Issues Discussed:

How did Jonah get a job working for King Jeroboam (II)? What was his occupation?

What new job did God give Jonah? Was Jonah happy about this new assignment?

What was the city of Nineveh like? HINT: It was incredible, but really, really bad. Mark discusses the Assyrian and Egyptian Empires, the Nineveh library, plagues, rebellions, and tribute. (Click here and fast-forward to the 27-minute to view the picture of what Nineveh might have looked like.)

Why did God command Jonah to walk to Nineveh? How far was this journey?

What did God tell King Jeroboam (I) about the Assyrian Empire and the people of Israel? Was this good or bad news? (1 Kings 14:15)

For more information about Mark Lanier’s Biblical Literacy class, click here



HOW GOD SEES SEX
Discussed by Pastor Jarrett Stephens
with Champion Forest Baptist Church (www.ChampionForest.org)

Day 3

Erwin Lutzer wrote in his book,We Will Not Be Silenced”:  “The cellphone in a teenager’s hand is doing more to shape their worldview than one hour of Sunday School or the admonitions of parents. We are failing to pass our faith on to the next generation because they are captives to the culture, social media, their peers, and the indoctrination by the public schools. Parents clothe their children, feed them, and send them to school, but the hearts of their kids are being stolen and molded by a world that many of us don’t understand.”

Sex is a touchy subject. Pastor Jarrett Stephens uses this sermon to passionately and compassionately explain how God sees sex and why Christians must follow His commands on the issue, not the world’s interpretation.

Scripture Passage: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

Find Pastor Jarrett’s sermon here.

Check out his sermon notes here.

If you have questions about a sermon, please contact Champion Forest at questions@cfbc.org

Questions/Issues Discussed:

HOW GOD SEES SEX: Our Physical Body

Why did God give us physical bodies? What were our physical bodies made for? (1 Corinthians 6:13,19-20; 1 Corinthians 14; 1 Corinthians 15; Romans 12:1; Romans 6:12-13; 1 Corinthians 6:15)

What are you doing to your physical body that causes harm? Pastor Jarrett urges us to ask “does this harm my body” before we do anything.

HOW GOD SEES SEX: Our Sexual Activity

What is sexual immorality? (1 Corinthians 6:13,18; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5)

Why are we commanded to “flee” from sexual immorality? Pastor Jarrett explains that all other sin we are to “fight against” but we are to “flee” from sexual immorality. He also reminds us that: “Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.”

Why did God design sex?

What is the purpose of marriage?

Is ALL sexual activity outside of Biblical marriage a sin? (Matthew 19; Luke 9:23; Matthew 16:24) Pastor Jarrett discusses some sensitive topics, like pornography.

Why does Satan use sex to destroy the family and bring corruption to society?

If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, text the word JESUS to 77069 and a pastor or counselor from CFBC will call you back.

For more details about Champion Forest Baptist Church, click here



 

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