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Current Show (April 13, 2021):


THE FAIR PLAY ACT, HB 1458 BY STATE REP. VALOREE SWANSON, SEEKS TO PROTECT FEMALE ATHLETIC OPPORTUNITIES FROM BEING HIJACKED BY BIOLOGICAL MALES. | HOWEVER, HB1458 HAS YET TO RECEIVE A HEARING IN THE TEXAS HOUSE STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE. WHY??? | MARY ELIZABETH CASTLE URGES EVERYONE TO EMAIL REPRESENTATIVE CHRIS PADDIE (THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE) TO VOICE YOUR SUPPORT OF HB1458 CHRIS.PADDIE@HOUSE.TEXAS.GOV OR CALL HIS OFFICE AT (512) 463-0556.
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.



DO BOYS BELONG ON GIRLS’ SPORTS TEAMS?
Discussed by Mary Elizabeth Castle
with Texas Values (TxValues.org)

Disclaimer: Use caution when listening to this segment around young children. Issues discussed may be upsetting or hard for little ones to understand.

A number of states across the nation have already passed laws to keep men out of women’s sports. The Fair Play Act, HB 1458 by State Rep. Valoree Swanson, seeks to protect female athletic opportunities from being hijacked by biological males.

However, HB1458 has yet to receive a hearing in the Texas House State Affairs Committee. Why???

Mary Elizabeth Castle urges everyone to email Representative Chris Paddie (the Chairman of the committee) to voice your support of HB1458 chris.paddie@house.texas.gov or call his office at (512) 463-0556.

Questions/Issues Discussed:

Is this really a serious issue in public schools in Texas and across the nation? Or are people blowing it out of proportion?

Why should people call Representative Chris Paddie’s office?

Valoree Swanson’s bill has 76 coauthors, indicating enough support to pass the House. Why is Chris Paddie stalling the vote out of committee? Is he being pressured by Big Corporations?

Is it important to be polite when emailing/calling Chris Paddie’s office?



APRIL IS NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH
Discussed by Dr. Sharen Ford
with I Care about Orphans (www.icareaboutorphans.org)

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Child abuse prevention truly is possible, but every family needs support – even healthy families. We know that children in the welfare system suffer maltreatment at a much higher rate than the rest of the population, but prevention is a practical tool that applies to everyone.

Dr. Sharen Ford is the Director of foster care and adoption at Focus on the Family. Today she discusses why this topic needs more attention. Everyone can do something.

Questions/Issues Discussed:

Why is this year’s theme for National Child Abuse Prevention Month “Prevention with Purpose”?

Dr. Ford says: “The goal of this month is to unite families and communities – to rally together for the sake of our most precious assets: our children. The best tool we have to protect our vulnerable children is prevention, prevention, prevention.”

Are more and more states invested in keeping families together (after they receive the help they need)?

How can we help as individuals?

How can our small groups help?

How can our churches help?

Click here  for the Resource Guide Dr. Ford discusses in this segment.



NEW MORNING MERCIES
Discussed by Sara Tracey
with The What's UP Radio Program



God’s story has a beginning and an end that never ends. If you are God’s child, His story is now YOUR biography.

Scripture Passages: John 5:19-24

To order your copy of “New Morning Mercies” by Paul David Tripp, click here.



LESSON 11: MR. ANALOGY
Discussed by Mark Lanier
with Biblical Literacy (www.Biblical-Literacy.com)


Day 2

Mark loves analogies because they are a fantastic way to offer explanations. The Apostle Paul loved to use them, as well. This is why Mark has entitled this week’s lesson “Mr. Analogy”.

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

Scripture Passage: Galatians 4:1-11


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:

Review from Lesson 9: How is living under faith different than living under the Law? Are we all “slaves” to the world before we come to know Christ? Are spiritual clothes just as important as physical clothes?

Who is an heir? How is an heir like a slave? Mark uses the analogy of a Last Will and Testament…

Why is attending church regularly vital to the Christian walk?

Scripture References: Galatians 3:28-29

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



FOMO: THE FEAR OF MISSING OUT
Discussed by Pastor Jarrett Stephens
with Champion Forest Baptist Church (www.ChampionForest.org)


Day 2

Pastor Jarrett Stephens preached this week’s sermon on Palm Sunday, March 28, 2020. His focus is on Thomas.

Find Pastor Jarret’s sermon here.

Scripture Passage: John 20:19-29

Questions/Issues Discussed:

Why is Thomas known as “Doubting Thomas”?

Pastor Jarrett says we shouldn’t give Thomas a hard time. Why?

Why aren’t there many mentions of Thomas in Scripture?

Pastor Jarrett uses a wheelbarrow and a tightrope as an illustration in this segment. To view the video, click the link in the overview above.

Why did Thomas want to be alone after the death of Jesus?

Scripture References: John 11 (Lazarus); John 14 (the Upper Room)

If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, or if you have a prayer request, text: 281.688.2630 and follow the text prompts.

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