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  • Concordia University-Wisconsin & Ann Arbor - December 28, 2014 - Concordia University-Wisconsin and Concordia University-Ann Arbor are nonprofit, Lutheran higher education communities serving more than 8,900 students online, at two residential campuses and at 10 satellite centers. Concordia's undergraduate, graduate, traditional, and nontraditional students represent 46 states and 28 foreign countries. Concordia is on a mission to provide access and opportunity to the highest-value Lutheran Christian higher education possible. Join Host John Cain as he interviews President Patrick Ferry and learns how Christ in all things is central to the Concordia of today.

  • Concordia University-Portland - Preparing Leaders for Societal Transformation - December 14, 2014 - Our series showcasing the Concordia University System continues this week with President Dr. Charles Schlimpert of Concordia University, Portland, Oregon. President Schlimpert will discuss how God's gift of His only Son empowers us to pursue revolutionary thinking and servant leadership. For more than a century, Concordia Portland has lived out its Christian mission to prepare leaders for the transformation of society. With more than 7,500 students enrolled in more than 26 undergraduate and graduate programs on campus and online, Concordia Portland is the fastest growing university in Oregon and within the Concordia University System. Living out its core values of Lutheran, rigor and servant leadership, the university is consistently recognized on the U.S. President's Community Service Honor Roll. Host will be David Schultz.

  • Concordia College - New York - December 7, 2014 - In our continuing series of highlighting Concordia Colleges, Universities and Seminaries, our guest this week will be Rev. Dr. Joshua Hollmann, Assistant Professor of Religion and Campus Chaplain, of Concordia College-New York. Founded in 1881, Concordia College is a four-year, coeducational institution offering a Christ-centered, value-oriented, liberal arts education for lives of service to church and community. What makes Concordia all the more special is its Christ-centered educational mission and the caring, competent, and compassionate people behind this mission. Join Host John Cain and learn more about this college of distinction.

  • Concordia University-Seward, NE - Change Taking Place - November 30, 2014 - Join us in our continuing series of highlighting the Concordia University System. Our guest this week will be Rev. Dr. Brian Friedrich, President of Concordia University, Seward, NE. Concordia has educated 23% of all church workers in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. These individuals go on after graduating to faithfully serve in schools and congregations in approximately two dozen countries around the world. With 90% Lutheran undergraduate faculty and a committed Christian in every leadership role across the undergraduate campus, nearly 1,200 undergraduate students each year are immersed into an academic, co-curricular and residential education environment marked by meaningful relationships with Christian leaders who influence their lives and their faith. Our host will be Pastor David Schultz.

  • Concordia University-Irvine, CA – November 16, 2014 - Now in its 39th year, Concordia University-Irvine serves over 1,600 undergraduate students and over 2,700 graduate and adult degree students. Guided by Christ's Great Commission and the Lutheran Confessions, Concordia-Irvine empowers students through the liberal arts and professional studies for lives of learning, service and leadership. Committed to the Lutheran doctrine of vocation, the university offers an innovative, nationally recognized Core Curriculum that provides a solid foundation for a bachelor's degree and explores the interaction of faith and learning. Its graduate programs include theology, education, international studies, coaching, and an MBA. Concordia-Irvine offers study-abroad opportunities ranging from a semester in Cambridge, to a year in China, to a semester going Around the World. Through all its programs, Concordia is committed to developing (in the words of Dr. Martin Luther) "wise, honorable, cultivated citizens." Join our Host Dave Schultz as he speaks with Peter L. Senkbeil, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs & Associate Provost for Concordia University-Irvine, CA.

  • Concordia University - St. Paul, Minnesota - November 9, 2014 - Concordia University- St. Paul is located in an urban and culturally diverse environment, midway between the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul. This university is blessed to have the most racially and ethnically diverse student body of any Lutheran college or university in the United States. One of the university's five core values is to be a place where Christ is honored and all are welcome. Their aim is to introduce every student to Jesus Christ during the time of their enrollment. Concordia University is preparing students for thoughtful and informed living and for dedicated service to God and humanity. Join Host John Cain as he interviews Concordia's President, Rev. Tom Ries.

  • Concordia University Texas – November 2, 2014 - Our guest this week will be the newly named CEO of Concordia University Texas, Dr. Donald Christian. Lutheran Higher Education is a gift to the world - the way CTX thinks about and practices teaching and learning is unique in the world of higher education and impacts the learner and the teacher in a significant manner. Concordia University Texas also offers a gift to the church, in that they graduate men and women who will bring about the Kingdom of God through their vocations and callings. They also prepare excellent nurses, accountants, business people, biologists, and teachers who live out their vocations in a way that gives glory to God and serves others. Join Host David Schultz as we learn about this award-winning institution of higher education.

  • Concordia College Alabama – October 26, 2014 Part B - Our guest this week will be Rev. Dr. Tilahun Mendedo, President of Concordia College Alabama. CCA's mission and vision have eternal impact on people. Their calling and vocation is for academic excellence and commitment. Concordia College Alabama prepares students through a Christ-centered education for lives of responsible service in the Church, the community and the world. Ninety-eight percent of the students on campus are non-Lutheran. This is a good opportunity for mission and they are doing this through coaching and mentoring that centers on Christ and Him crucified alone. Host will be John Cain.

  • Restoring Bibilical Masculinity – October 26, 2014 - Join Pastor Matt Popovits of Our Savior Lutheran Church in NYC as he interviews the authors of "Killing Lions", John and Sam Eldredge. This recently released book was born out of a series of weekly phone calls between Sam, a young writer in his twenties, and his dad, best-selling author John Eldredge. Join the conversation as a father and son talk about pursuing beauty, dealing with money, getting married, chasing dreams, knowing something real with God, and how to find a life you can call your own. This is more than fatherly advice. It is an invitation into a journey: either to be the son who receives fathering or the father who learns what must be spoken.

  • Boomer Dominated Culture - October 19, 2014 - Our guest this week will be Dr. Lawrence Rast, President of Concordia Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN. As we are aware, it's no surprise to anyone that our increasingly secularized culture is either hostile or indifferent to the Christian faith. At the same time the United States is experiencing a generational shift (from Boomers to Millennials), plus the church is growing rapidly in the global South. What does this mean for forming future servants of the church? What will theological education look like as we transition from our current boomer-dominated culture? Join Hosts David Schultz and John Cain as these questions are explored.

  • Ministers Just Like Us? – October 12, 2014 - Join our Hosts Dave Schultz and John Cain as they speak with Dale Meyer, President of Concordia Lutheran Seminary, St. Louis. Dr. Meyer will be talking about the most enjoyable part of his job - the students. They've got great hearts for bringing God's help and hope to people, and they want to do it in a way that is faithful to the Bible. But this is the 21st century, so we shouldn't assume that tomorrow's ministers are always going to be just like us! Or should we?

  • The Equal Rights Ordinance Referendum – October 5, 2014 - There are ordinances that, when passed, seem to just disappear in the minds of a voting constituency, simply because of their non-importance in the scheme of "doing business". But when the Equal Rights Ordinance referendum was blocked in Houston, the significance of that did not and will not disappear in the minds of most voters. Why? Because the ramifications of that ordinance will affect the lives of many today and in following generations. That seems to suggest that the Christian community of this city and others need to realize that being involved in this kind of political scene is necessary. Our guest this Sunday night will be Dr. Larry White, Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Houston. He will help us to understand the uniqueness of the Lutheran perspective on Christian involvement in politics. Join hosts Dave Schultz and John Cain for two 30 minute discussions on "Engaging Truth" from 7-8 pm.
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  • Could it be That God Will Hold Me Accountable to Him? - September 28, 2014 - Keeping the law will never save you, but neglecting it just might damn you. Our guest, Professor Joel Biermann, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and Host John Cain will explore how the church can address its struggles with the law of God and come to terms with its responsibility to help shape people into the creatures God designed them to be.

  • Where Can Christians Turn When Facing Tough Times? - September 21, 2014 - Many congregations are part of Stephen Ministries, a nationwide program equipping churches to provide trained caregivers who can help share life's burdens in a confidential, caring, non-judgmental way, based on sound Biblical principles. This faith-based program of one-to-one Christian care provides the opportunity and training for those with a spirit for service to be "Christ with skin on" for others in need. Host Brian Runge's guests will be a Stephen Ministry spokesman as well as Bill Prewitt, a member of a Houston area church hosting an introductory workshop for congregations wishing to join in this vibrant, valuable ministry.

  • The Role of Creation in the World, the Church and in the Lives of People - September 21, 2014 - One of the most frequent debates that occur in the church today is the question of creation which often raises issues about the assumed incompatibility between faith and science. This is a false issue. There is no conflict between the two. In fact, God is the author of both faith and science. Still, that is not what the secular culture would have you think. So many in the world would have you believe that faith and science are intellectually incompatible. This conflict has divided not only many in the church but it has caused millions to reject God's Word resulting in a rejection of forgiveness and peace that comes only from Jesus. Join Host John Cain and Rev. Steven Misch, MMF, Texas District, LCMS, for this timely conversation.

  • Grandparents!!! How Important are They? - September 7, 2014 - We need not go much beyond the story of Abraham and Sarah in the Old Testament to realize that senior citizens, especially grandparents, still have an important role in the lives of their children and grandchildren. True, there will not be much seed-planting into the lives of those who "follow after", but the heritage of example and prayerfulness is still critically important. They may not know how to use the iPhone or Facebook with the speed of their grandchildren, but they have wisdom to spare, if only they are asked. Join hosts John Cain and Dave Schultz in this lively and relevant discussion with "grandparents" of this generation and culture.

  • Thrivent Financial and the Lutheran Heritage - September 7, 2014 - The founders of Thrivent Financial created an organization called to help members support one another and their communities. Membership in the organization is now open to all Christians, but the Lutheran heritage remains at the forefront of what they do. Join host Dave Schultz and his guest Laurie Wilkinson of Thrivent Financial to learn how Thrivent is honoring that heritage and inviting all Christians to live out their faith.

  • The Art & Challenge of Communicating God's Word - August 31, 2014 - The media outreach team of Evangelical Life Ministries has been privileged to have the incredible opportunity to do Christian-radio-communication on KKHT 100.7fm since 2007. Now those weekly programs, "Engaging Truth" I and II, are spread to and heard in six other states. Also, through the technology of podcasting, streaming, the internet, and social media the programs are marching around the world. Somehow, and by God's grace, people in many parts of the world find access to our website, elmhouston.org, and come seeking answers to the questions of "origin" "who God is" and "Jesus". We can only imagine, with the fast pace creation of new technologies, what Gospel communication will look like next year. Join John Cain and Dave Schultz in this lively and provocative discussion of the "art and challenge of communicating God's Word."

  • Making God's Word Accessible to All - August 24,2014 - The vision of Lutheran Bible Translators is God's Word for all languages. Lutheran Bible Translators reach out to the most marginalized people of the world - those who do not have access to understanding God's message to us in Scripture. Join Dr. Mike Rodewald, Executive Director of LBT, and host Pastor John Cain as they discuss the arduous task of translating Scripture that makes God's Word accessible to those who do not yet have it in their native language.

  • Re-Imagining Our Life Together – August 17, 2014 - Join Rev. Dr. John Nunes, Professor at Valparaiso University, and host Pastor David Schultz for a conversation about how our faith in Jesus Christ serves to help us in building community across ethnic and social lines that might otherwise divide us.  Emphasis will be on the recent civil disturbance in Ferguson, MO.

  • The Impact of Saying 'Yes' to God's Call on our Lives – August 10, 2014 - Generation One is committed to the spiritual growth and physical rebuilding of the impoverished areas of the Third Ward of Houston, Texas. A tremendous amount of time, love and education is directed towards the youth in the community, as well as working to improve the overall quality of life for all community residents.  In order for this mission to be successful, a cooperative effort from volunteers, churches, ministries, corporate partners and thousands of volunteers is needed.  Join Host Pastor David Schultz as he speaks with Director Mike Malkemes on Generation One's journey to bring hope and transformation to an inner city community. www.generationone.net 

  • The Beauty & Truth of the Gospel – August 3, 2014 - In Matthew 5:16, Jesus called on His disciples to "let their light shine before men so that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." Titus 2 applies this to various groups in the church... older men and women are to mentor younger men and women so that their lives will not discredit the Gospel. Pastors should live and minister so that the enemies of the cross will have nothing bad that they can legitimately say about the Gospel. But there is a third group... the slaves. These were the people Romans thought needed a master to order their lives because they could not control themselves properly. Yet it is these "worst of the worst" that Paul challenges to live lives that "adorn the Gospel." Paul thought that by God's grace the ones Roman society despised the most could live lives that highlight the beauty and truth of the Gospel! In our society, those people are prisoners. Join Host David Schultz as we hear from three maximum-security prisoners whose lives are more and more demonstrating how amazing the Gospel of God's grace in Jesus Christ is!

  • Jesus is Better Than You Imagined – August 3, 2014 - Jonathan Merritt is a Christian author and a sought after commentator on news outlets such as CNN and FoxNews. His latest book, "Jesus is Better Than You Imagined" tackles common misunderstandings about Christian spirituality, as told, through Jonathan's own, powerful and provocative journey. In this episode Host Pastor Matt Popovits, of Our Saviour New York, discusses Jonathan's views on Christianity and how all of us can get back to a better, more accurate, and more grace-filled understanding of Jesus Christ.

  • Prison Fellowship Ministries – July 27, 2014 - Join Host Pastor David Schultz as he talks with Jim Liske, President and CEO of Prison Fellowship Ministries. Prison Fellowship believes that no life is beyond the reach of God's power. Through partnership with local churches and other nonprofit organizations, PFM works together to meet the spiritual, physical, and personal needs of prisoners and their families with the ultimate goal of seeing them restored to Christ, their families, and their communities. Churches need to stop being scared and step out on the front lines with prisoners and their families. How can you and your church be part of reaching the most at-risk children in our society - before it's too late?

  • Prison Fellowship Ministry - July 13, 2014 - Every year the Texas Department of Criminal Justice returns 45,000 inmates to the community. Join Host David Schultz as he speaks with Bill Loyd, Field Director of Prison Fellowship Ministry of Southeast Texas, and learn of the ministries' innovative approach. The ministry initiates and maintains programs, volunteers, and chaplains to provide in-prison evangelism and discipleship. Bill also conducts awareness conferences and brings the church and community together to assist inmates returning to society. Also, an Angel Tree program for the children of incarcerated inmates provides gifts and shares the Gospel of Christ during the Christmas season.

  • Testing Produces Endurance - July 6, 2014 - In our journey through life, there will be different trials of faith that we will have to walk through. Navigating through the hardships of this life will necessitate learning to let go of the pain by forgiving others, being open to receiving God's grace, praying for His Spirit, yielding, worshipping, and being strong. Please join hosts Dave Schultz and John Cain as they talk with Brian Foutz of Hazak Ministries about releasing the spirit of forgiveness and trusting in the will of God.

  • The Cycle Needs to be Broken - July 6, 2014 - Join our guest Mike Barber, former TE for the Houston Oilers, playing ten incredible years of professional football. Mike now directs Mike Barber Ministries, touching the lives of both men and women incarcerated in Texas jails and prisons. The cycle of prison incarceration needs to be broken. Inner city residents are caught in a web of hopelessness and criminal activity. Eventually they are arrested, taken to county jail where they will either go to prison or back to the streets. Prison is the fastest growing mission field in the world. Our nation is putting up to 1,100 new faces in jails every week. One in six of our youth will be in prison. Ten million young people and/or their parents have been or are behind prison bars at some point in their lives, and are 7 times more likely to follow their father's footsteps there. Seventy-eight percent of women behind bars are mothers and 64% of men behind bars are fathers. Join Mike and hosts Dave Schultz and John Cain as they explore "intervention" possibilities and how new thinking can provide opportunity for hope and a new life.

  • Providing True HOPE in Restoring the Altar of God's Presence - June 29, 2014 - The consequences of rebelling against God by going our own way can be serious, because sin will separate us from our intimate fellowship with God and cause destruction in our lives and relationships. Although we may be believers, the fruit of our lives indicates that the defiling presence of the enemy has been at work. We have underestimated the impact of our sin and failed to protect the altars of devotion in our homes. Join host Dave Schultz and guest Rhonda Hughey, Director of Fusion Ministries, and author of "Desperate for His Presence" and co-author of "Revival", as they discuss "Restoring the Family Altar", her most recent publication. Could that "restoration" be the ground floor of a new "revival" in the hearts and lives of God's people?

  • Are You Hopeless, Alone or Afraid? - June 29, 2014 - In this day and time it can be more difficult to cope with the issues in our lives. People seek help through the world's view and place their trust in that view. We need to seek help through God's view and trust God's plan for our lives. God is a God of grace, forgiveness and complete healing. This is our hope for everyone suffering. Please join Host Dave Schultz as he speaks with guest Melody Pearson, Director, of Spirit of Life Biblical Counseling.

  • Kingdom Racing-Delivering God's Word through Motorsports - June 22, 2014 - In 2008, Kingdom Racing made history as the first faith-vision team to ever compete in the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Kingdom Racing has continued to compete and has held two full seasons of IndyCar Championships, placing third in the series last year and ministering to over 150,000 race fans. Our unique mission is to "Deliver God's Word through Motorsports" and we do this through our trackside fan festivals (praise and worship bands performing at the race track), our KR infield ambassadors (trained ambassadors evangelizing to race fans on the track) and our Miles of Smiles ministry program (bringing church-nominated individuals and families going through hardships to the race track for a VIP experience). Please join Hosts John Cain and David Gray as Alan Litvak of KR tells of his mission.

  • Standing for Truth and Righteousness - June 15, 2014 - Part II

  • Standing for Truth and Righteousness - June 15, 2014 - Part I - Join hosts Dave Schultz and John Cain as they speak with Dr. Larry White of Our Savior Lutheran Church and Rev. Dave Welch of the Houston Area Pastor's Council for an urgent hour live version of Engaging Truth. It is imperative that steps be taken to repeal in its entirety the recently passed "Equal Rights Ordinance" that threatens the physical and emotional safety of Houston's women and children. Under a new Houston ordinance, a transsexual or transvestite who does not accept their biological identity and chooses to think of himself/herself as a member of the opposite gender, will have legal right to make use of any and all public facilities assigned to the opposite gender. Does this ordinance endanger women and children? "Male" and Female" restrooms, showers, dressing rooms or locker rooms could become danger zones from sexual predators. While churches, schools and social organizations have an exemption from the ordinance, public buildings, gyms or businesses do not, and those who refuse to accommodate these sexual inclinations and behaviors will be subject to legal prosecution. Please join us for this important topic.

  • Don’t Grow Weary in Well Doing - June 8, 2014 - These are the words that are often used to encourage Christian to persevere in serving the Lord when times are tough and seem like God doesn’t see our trials. But He always sees, and brings encouragement from unexpected places. Stories from the Muslim world or communist China of men turning to Christ, taking up their cross and forsaking all to follow Him despite persecution and oppression, life our souls to soar with praise. If our God is not done there, then He is not done where we live either. Stories like these come from Texas too…from the most unexpected places. Join John Cain and Dave Schultz as they discuss what is not only done in the Angola penitentiary seminary, but in Darrington (Rosharon, Texas) seminary as well. You will be strengthened and encouraged not to “grow weary” as well, as you hear how our “God is still at work.

  • Closing the Supply Routes! - June 1, 2014 - In order to curb human trafficking in Houston, the supply routes that the Chinese mafia is using to move groups of Chinese female teenagers through the Falfurrias border checkpoint must be closed. Elijah Rising has counted more than 30 NEW Asian brothels just west of Memorial Drive in Houston. This is all part of the Spanish Initiative which is not just to reach the cantinas - it is to close the supply routes! Join Pastor David Schultz as he interviews Cat French of Elijah Rising.

  • Religions: Navigating the Options - May 25, 2014 - Join Ken Chitwood as he interviews Andy Wrasman, author of the book "Contradict: They Can't All Be The Same". Ken and Andy will discuss how Christians can better understand and interact with various religions in the United States and abroad. The pluralistic cultural landscape is difficult to navigate. Ken will help us to see the "options" available

  • God I Need Your Help With... - May 18, 2014 - Does life seem out of control? Are you tired of all the bad news? Are you trying to hold things together by lying to yourself or others? Are you running away from reality by getting your online "fix" as often as possible? Join Pastor John Cain as he talks to Michael Newman about a new series of books that tackle the real problems we face - head on.

  • Free Behind Bars - May 11, 2014 - God has been working though the Seminary Program at the Darrington Unit, a maximum security prison south of Houston, for nearly four years now. Many regular listeners to Engaging Truth will be familiar with this amazing work of God in the lives of Texas prisoners. But each year brings new students to the program, just as each week brings new listeners to Engaging Truth. Join us this week as we hear from the newest students, the Freshmen of the class of 2018. You will be encouraged and inspired as you hear them share their stories of God's grace with our host, Rev. David Schultz.

  • The Lutheran Hour Today - May 11, 2014 - Join Dr. Greg Seltz, Speaker for the Lutheran Hour, and Host Pastor David Schultz as they discuss issues presently being addressed by Lutheran Hour Ministries. Issues such as teaching our kids that God is our hope and strength to solving life's problems, not Google or the internet; developing LHM into a "multi-platform" evangelism outlet for the mission of the church; the urbanization and multi-cultural religious challenges to mission ministry; and preparing and training our churches for the 21st century mission ministry.

  • Lutheran Hour International Ministries - May 04, 2014 - The international division of Lutheran Hour Ministries is currently working in 34 countries around the world, bringing Christ to the nations-and the nations to the church. The LHM ministry centers are staffed by local people who know intimately the language and culture of the people. The international division has three strategic emphases: unreached people, urban areas, and young people. Join Dr. Doug Rutt, Director of International Ministries, and Host Pastor David Schultz to hear how Lutheran Hour Ministries is proclaiming the saving grace of God.

  • Creation Apologetics - April 27, 2014 - Creation: Was the earth and all within created in one real week? Evolution: Did the earth and all within evolve over billions of years? Theistic Evolution: Did God create the world using natural means over billions of years? Perhaps one's view of the world or the cosmos begins with questions. Is there a creator or not? Is our existence accidental or intentional? If our existence is accidental then how does one explain the development of biological complexity that is in all living beings? If everything is intentional, then who exactly is responsible for the universe itself? Join Pastor Dave Schultz and Rev. Steve Misch as they expound upon creation and give ways to define our existence to evolutionists and others.

  • Looking for Outreach Resources? - April 27, 2014 - Join Rev. Dr. Mark Larson, Director of United States Ministries, to see what Lutheran Hour Ministries is up to. This global outreach ministry offers evangelism training for people of all ages. It also provides Gospel-based resources in print, online and mass media to aid Christians in their efforts to share the Gospel with those who do not yet know Him. Join Pastor John Cain for this interview and to hear of a brand new ministry in Texas.

  • On the Shoulders of Those Who Have Gone Before – April 20, 2014 - Regular listeners to Engaging Truth have been encouraged over the past few years to hear of God's work in the lives of offenders at the Darrington Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Some of the men there are involved in the Darrington Seminary Program of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, learning to use the Word of God to minister to the men around them. In this program, we will hear from students in the class of 2016, the men who are standing on the shoulders of the original class and by God's grace reaching new heights. Join Host Dave Schultz and learn of the true blessings this seminary program offers.

  • The Cross....The Real Dividing Place - April 20, 2014 - Since this is Easter Sunday, Host Dave Schultz and Mani Erfan will concentrate on the cross - the cross being the most significant sign of the Christian faith. It is the center of all that we are and what we are called to be ...it is the dividing line between cheap grace and biblical grace; it is the dividing line between true discipleship and casual faith; it is the destination of every believer from the point of salvation; it's the launching point of kingship; and it is where death and resurrection collide.

  • Written Off? - April 13, 2014 - Those who are incarcerated often times feel written off. Houston has the third largest jail in the country, and with it comes its own fair share of problems. One problem is reaching the lost for Jesus. So how do we change our communities for the better? You can serve at the local jails and in prisons! Join us as we talk about the positive impact that is occurring at the Harris County Jail as Host Pastor John Cain interviews Chaplain Sean Rose.

  • Gearheads for God - April 13, 2014 - "Gearheads for God" Justman Ministry is a ministry to men. The gearheads take their outreach to car shows and other events. They compare the restoration of old cars to the restoration of men. When a junk car is completely restored (frame, body, motor, transmission, brakes, tires, paint) it is worth more. When a man is restored (integrity, responsibility, fatherhood, character, righteousness, Christ-likeness) he is worth more to family, church, job and society. Men need a framework of Jesus Christ to start a complete change. Justman's Sam Pearson and Pat Henney will be interviewed by Host Pastor John Cain.

  • Proclaiming the Love of Jesus to the Deaf - April 06, 2014 - Youth Pastor Rev. Mark Seeger has a growing outreach ministry with deaf teenagers and young adults at Texas School for the Deaf in Austin, TX, and as the Youth Pastor at Holy 3-in-1 Deaf Lutheran Church in Houston. Last school year was the largest year ever, with a total of 305 attending. Most of the kids are unchurched when they start attending Deaf Youth Ministry of Texas and this is the first time they ever "hear" the clear message of salvation through faith in Jesus. Join Pastor John Cain for this interview.

  • Human Sex Trafficking in Houston - March 30, 2014 - Houston is among the leading cities in the United States for human sex trafficking. One of the contributing factors to this startling reality is Houston's proximity to the Mexican border. Houston has a relatively unique sex trade that exists in the cantina bar establishments of its predominately Hispanic neighborhoods. Elijah Rising has recently launched a number of initiatives to combat this injustice by training and equipping the Spanish speaking community of Houston. Join Dave Schultz as he interviews Adam Chaney, Cat French and Lilly Lopez of Elijah Rising.

  • Religions: Navigating the Options - March 23, 2014 - Join Ken Chitwood as he interviews Andy Wrasman, author of the book "Contradict: They Can't All Be The Same". Ken and Andy will discuss how Christians can better understand and interact with various religions in the United States and abroad. The pluralistic cultural landscape is difficult to navigate. Ken will help us to see the "options" available.

  • The Healing Ministry of Jesus - March 16, 2014 - Join Pastor Bill Dasch, Senior Pastor of St. John Lutheran Church, Mansfield, TX, and Pastor David Schultz as they discuss "The Healing Ministry of Jesus". Why should we pray for healing? What's the motivation? Where's the blessing? We pray for healing because the Bible says so. Jesus heals today as He did in the days of the disciples. God's love includes healing--it's the demonstration of the gospel, Join in this adventure into the majesty of God's grace in "healing".

  • Pro-Life Without Exception - March 09, 2014 - Listen as guest Juda Myers, Juda@choices4life.org, discusses the incredible passion she has for women who have experienced rape and are often encouraged to abort the child that may come from that rape. Join Juda and her host Dave Schultz as they explore the abuse many women receive and how compassion in those situations can truly provide real hope. For more: www.choices4life.org 

  • The God Who Frees - March 02, 2014 - The number of languages groups present in the greater Houston area is ever increasing. When the world comes to our doorstep, how does our understanding of mission change? Join Pastor Ralph Hobratschk of the Area D Prison Ministry Consortium as he and Pastor John Cain speak of the opportunities in mission development right on our doorstep.

  • Better Than We Believed - February 23, 2014 - Father Bob Cormier, the author of “Better Than We Believed”, shares the incredible stories of individuals who have experienced trauma in their lives. He reveals how encouragement from the gracious God of the Bible helps them to not only understand but resolve their struggles by applying faith to the issues they experienced. Join Pastor Dave Schultz as he asks the author to uncover the gifts that faith provides.

  • The Heart of Texas - February 16, 2014 - Join in the conversation with Grove Norwood, the feature family in the movie “The Heart of Texas”, and now, the ED of the “Heart of Texas Foundation.” Not only has Grove and family experienced the loss of a 4 year old daughter, killed in a drive-by accident some time ago, but just recently, as he was worshipping at his church on Sunday night, a raging fire swept through his ranch area and destroyed “Rainbow Cabin” where he and Brenna lived, and from which he broadcast “Deep in the Heart” each Sunday night. Pastor Dave Schultz and Pastor John Cain will interview him as they consider “How are we to look at the providence and love of God when considering the most difficult times and experiences of life.

  • Revival Sports at the Olympic Games - February 09, 2014 - Russian Pastor Sergey K is one of the leaders in the world-wide ministry of REVIVAL SPORTS Inc. from Uzbekistan. It is an international sports ministry. Our Lord has called Sergey to train and equip disciple-makers in Sochi, Russia at the Olympic games. He has previously started twelve Russian speaking congregations in Houston and many others across the nation. The Lord has also provided a vision for Sergey and his wife Victoria to reach Eurasia for Christ. Their ministry is having an incredible impact on children and their families because of the emphasis on sports. Join John Cain and Dave Schultz in conversation with Sergey on Sunday night.

  • A Lutheran Woman’s Vantage Point - February 02, 2014 - What happened when a female school teacher visited a school located in a men's maximum security prison? Good happened! It was nothing short of a "revelation" that Christ is changing hearts inside and outside of prison. All people need a saving faith in Jesus. Now even prisoners are being trained to minister to other prisoners. Listen to a woman's perspective on faith transformation and education as host Pastor John Cain interviews Ms. Gina Franke.

  • No Time To Grow Weary - Janauary 26, 2014 - It’s easy to get burned out pushing uphill. That’s what it seems like since abortion-on-demand became law 40 years ago. Seems like no traction has been secured battling this issue. And it probably won’t change until we stop looking at the numbers and start looking at the cause. Four out of ten women terminate their pregnancies with abortion. Who are they? 85% are unmarried. This will continue until we come to realize that the life of a human is different than all of creation. Humans have soul and spirit, are creations of a mighty God, and are accountable to Him. Jesus Christ’s transforming power is the only real answer to this holocaust. Join Dr. Larry White and hosts Pastors John Cain and Dave Schultz in a lively and provocative discussion on this relevant and timely issue.

  • Prisoners Become Pastors: For Real? - January 19, 2014 - One of the phenomena of prison ministry is the true and honest change of heart that takes place in the worst of the worst criminals. It is almost unbelievable because we do not ordinarily see that kind of transformation in our daily walks of life. “It just can’t be true” some skeptics have been known to say. But the truth is, when the message of Jesus Christ enters the heart, there is not only spiritual transformation, but cultural change that takes place as well. What would it look like if many “Authority-Of-Scripture” churches would do as the Southern Baptists are doing in both Angola LA and Darrington TX, lifer penitentiaries with Gospel outreach to seminary students there? Join Dr. Ben Phillips, the director of seminary training at Darrington Penitentiary Seminary, and hosts Pastor Dave Schultz and Pastor John Cain in this vibrant discussion.

  • The Lost Art of Neighborliness - January 12, 2014 - Jesus met people where they lived and worked, and shared his time with them. For many people, sharing time with neighbors and acquaintances is a lost art. Dwelling 1:14 is a nonprofit ministry that disciples Jesus' followers to share Christian life with neighbors, coworkers and and classmates. Join Pastor John Cain as he talks with the Rev. Greg Finke, the founder of Dwelling 1:14.

  • Urban Ministries - January 05, 2014 - By 2050 it is predicted that 70% of our population will live in urban areas. How do you minister to a population that for the most part is quite indifferent to the church? How do you get the attention of people of different race, color and ethnicity to share the love of Christ with them? You do it by taking leaders from large, suburban areas and moving them to the cities, in much smaller start-up contexts, where a new way of doing church is being discerned. What they know on their arrival is that there is a deep Christian community already in existence. And in love, they need to begin to build relationships with these people. Join Reverends Matt Popovits and Dave Schultz as they discuss this relevant, meaningful message as it is being forged into exciting ministries in Queens and Manhattan, New York.

  • Conflict Resolution - December 29, 2013 - What can be done about unhealthy conflict? Conflict can harm the effectiveness of a congregation and destroy relationships between people. One person who is trained and tasked to bring Christian healing into the midst of conflict is the Rev. Dr. John Hirsch, Director of Congregational and Worker Care for the Texas District of the LCMS. Join Pastor John Cain in this conversation about bringing help and restoration.

  • The Moods of Sunday Night For The Christmas Holiday With Anthony Ochoa - December 22, 2013 - Christmas Special: THE MOODS OF SUNDAY NIGHT for the CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY is an end of the year program, that'll help you look...to see a Bright & Morning Star...""CHRISTMAS...the Beginning of Eternity, didn't just start with a mere, wave of the right-hand, nor a flash in the universe...but did so with a simple sign to an ancient prophet...a message... that a very young, meek & quiet woman would conceive, without touch, one...that would be called, "God With Us."

  • Christ in Media - December 15, 2013 - What a great blessing it is that we can do “Christ in media” radio, internet and streamed program from KKHT, 100.7fm Houston each Sunday night. Our guests like Rev. Steve Misch, Ken Chitwood, Jim Buckmann, Michael Newman, Earl Hudson, Ken Hennings, Dr. Jerry Kieschnick, Adam Chaney, Peter Loth and many others help us to proclaim the message of Christ and the power of the resurrection to a world that is leaning heavily toward spiritual darkness. The guest for this program is John Cain and host is Dave Schultz. Join us in the vibrancy of the conversation and it’s outreach to other States as well.

  • Hispanic Outreach - December 8, 2013 - While our mission focus is often centered around other worlds, we have a mission front right here in Texas. Join Rev. Eloy Gonzales of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and Pastor John Cain as they delve into just who the Hispanics in the United States are, which mission strategies seem to work and which do not, and Hispanic family values. The challenges faced in doing cross-cultural ministry with Hispanics will be examined and addressed.

  • Creation Apologetics - December 1, 2013 - Creation: Was the earth and all within created in one real week? Evolution: Did the earth and all within evolve over billions of years? Theistic Evolution: Did God create the world using natural means over billions of years? Perhaps one’s view of the world or the cosmos begins with questions. Is there a creator or not? Is our existence accidental or intentional? If our existence is accidental then how does one explain the development of biological complexity that is in all living beings? If everything is intentional, then who exactly is responsible for the universe itself? Join Pastor Dave Schultz and Rev. Steve Misch as they expound upon creation and give ways to define our existence to evolutionists and others.

  • House Church Planting - November 24, 2013 - If you have never heard of House Church Planting, you are not alone. LCMS urban missionary Rev. James Buckman, and house church planter is the author of two books. His first book is on building small group ministries within a congregation. The most recent book, called iPray helps congregations incorporate prayer into their structure and activities. Join host Pastor John Cain for this interview and learn about this intriguing missionary effort of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Visit housechurchplanter.com for more information.

  • Healing Through Forgiveness - November 10, 2013 - What do you do when you discover that you were born in a Stutthoff Concentration Camp where over a 100,000 people were put to death during the holocaust? Peter Loth lived for the first 16 years of his life in the ruins of communist Poland after WWII. Shuttled back and forth between orphanages, he suffered torture and abuse and always wondered, “Why me”? His move to freedom in the US brought more pain as he encountered racism and hatred in the early 60’s. When he went back to Stutthoff to bury his mother’s ashes, standing in the remains of his birthplace, Peter wrested with his anger and hatred. Then God broke in and Peter learned to give and receive forgiveness, filling him with the peace for which he had been searching. Join Peter and host Pastor Dave Schultz as they explore this incredible story.

  • The Mission Story Continued - October 27, 2013 - How does traditionalism and pragmatism play positively and negatively in proclaiming the Gospel? During this segment Rev. Ken Hennings will define the mission movement in today's culture. Participate by listening and calling in with your questions. This program will also be hosted by Pastors Dave Schultz and John Cain.

  • The Mission Story of the Texas District - October 27, 2013 - Should the District be focusing on new starts when there are plenty of congregations struggling to stay in existence? What is meant by the term, “missional,” used by many people today? Rev. Ken Hennings, President of the Texas District of The Lutheran Church−Missouri Synod, will guide us from the beginning of mission-mindedness in Texas to what's happening in Texas today. Join Pastors Dave Schultz and John Cain by listening and calling in with questions while they interview President Hennings.

  • World Missions - October 20, 2013 - During this segment Dr. Kieschnick will speak about his world missionary experience. During his nine years of service as the 12th President of the LCMS, he had the privilege of traveling to many foreign countries visiting missionaries in the field across the world. His love is real for people who have responded to the Gospel, but he still carries a heavy heart for those in spiritual darkness. This program will also be hosted by Pastors Dave Schultz and John Cain.

  • Missions at Home - October 20, 2013 - Dr. Jerry Kieschnick, past Texas District President of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and President Emeritus of the LCMS, talks about the development of bold and aggressive mission endeavors on local, regional, national and international levels. Some have to do with community transformation, while others are directed toward prison. Still others are focused on worldwide mission events, all with Gospel proclamation as the main objective. In many cases laymen and women are leading the way! All because we have one message, “Jesus” and one commission, “Go and Tell. “ That is our clarion call. Join Pastors Dave Schultz and John Cain as they interview Dr. Kieschnick.

  • The Bread of Life Feeding Program in Palacios - October 13, 2013 - Free evening meals are served in a restaurant setting to anyone who needs one. Home delivery meets the needs of those without transportation to the Bread of Life house. Each house is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday and serves 225 individuals per night including home delivery. Each Tuesday, free food is distributed to needy families averaging 3500 pounds per week. With a rural population of 5000, Bread of Life has been the benchmark and founding partner for a similar feeding program in El Campo, Texas. Was it not the Lord Jesus who said, “As you have done this to the least of brothers, you have done it to me?” Matt. 25:40. Join Earl Hudson as he discusses the meal outreach to Palacios with Rev. John Cain.

  • Cross-Cultural Ministry - October 13, 2013 - We can affirmatively say that we are not our grandfather’s church. In the sense of the authority of Scripture we are, but how that Word gets to the hearts of people through the working of the Holy Spirit is different. Rev. Eloy Gonzales, VP for area B of the Texas District, LCMS, says that in our contemporary environment, cross-culture ministry can be difficult. Not only is language an obstacle, but reaching different cultures and generations adds real complexity to that. Join Rev. Eloy and his host Rev. John Cain as they explore this very important but also meaningful area of church and ministry in Texas and beyond.

  • Who Are The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League? - October 6, 2013 - Members of the LWML of the Texas District are Lutheran women in mission meeting the Gospel challenge at home and around the world. They equip all women of the Texas District through inspiration, education and discipleship, enabling them to reach others with the Gospel as they live in service to the Triune God. The Gospel Outreach Department extends the ministry of the Word through mission grants to organizations that are instruments of extending God’s kingdom. They do this through voluntary contributions called “mites”(monetary donations) to fund the programs of the LWML and mission grants chosen in convention. Join Debbie Curry, Vice President of Gospel Outreach, LWML, Texas District in a lively discussion with Pastor Dave Schultz of “Gospel challenges” in Texas.

  • Today’s City, The Church’s Greatest Opportunity - October 6, 2013 - LINC is Houston’s “home-grown” ministry, a ministry working towards a missionary movement of indigenous leaders, who ultimately impact their home country with the Gospel message of Jesus Christ. LINC also envisions a national network of Lutheran ministries, each unique to their metropolitan area, but each with a vision for collaboration across the city to reach their ethnic and urban communities. This, LINC endeavors to do through church multiplication, community development and indigenous missional leadership. Join Mark Junkans, the ED of LINC, and Pastor Dave Schultz as they elaborate on this important discussion, but also as it launches Mark’s 24-hour run through the Houston missional communities.

  • Soul Consciousness In The Texas District - September 29, 2013 - It is literally impossible to do something for someone unless you are thinking about him/her, and have a plan established to help them in some way. So it is with the issue of “soul consciousness”. If there is thought about those without Christ, and a plan to bring Christ to them, that is the first step to making it happen. Such is the conviction of Pastor Michael Newman, the Liaison to the Board of Mission Administration of the Texas District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. He has the incredible assignment of helping in “church planting” in the Texas District. He says that “it is the most effective way of reaching people without Christ”. The impact of that thinking is that 9000 people each week are being reaching with the Gospel of Christ through the efforts of 100 missionaries across Texas. In addition to that, 15 language groups are being reached each week with the Gospel of Christ; Muslims, African Immigrants, Middle Easterners and more. Join Pastor Newman on Sunday night with host Pastor Dave Schultz, as they explore “mission mindedness” in Texas, and introduce for all of October on Engaging Truth, TEXAS IN MISSION month.

  • Christian Response to Medical Science Breakthroughs - September 22, 2013 - Isn't it ironic that now, when we have so many medical, social, and therapeutic assists for those who need them, more and more people who have any reason to believe they will birth a child who might have special needs of any kind choose to terminate that life in utero? We also hear of possible future drugs which may someday cure Downs Syndrome or at least block the effects of the extra chromosome. This begs the questions: What makes a person a person? What are acceptable treatments, especially when those treatments change the very personality of that person? What does the Bible say concerning medical science breakthroughs? Join Pastor Dave Schultz as he interviews Rev. Scott Heitshusen of St. Mark Lutheran, Houston.

  • Hiltop Church, Our Korean Brothers And Sisters - September 15, 2013 - One of the beautiful things in ministry is that we come from many countries, cultures and centers of influence, but we have the same Savior, Jesus Christ. He is not just a part of what we do, but all of our focus, for the sake of life and eternity is centered on Him. God has a way, in His divine providence, to bring certain of His sheep to shepherding others. And so it was with Seungwoong OK, who began a career in the food and beverage industry in Korea, came to America and continued at that until the Lord called him in 1988 into the pastoral ministry. During that time, Pastor OK completed his training and was ordained in 2001 in the Korean American Presbyterian Church. After serving  as Associate Pastor at the Korean Presbyterian church of Boston, he came to Houston to serve as Pastor of the Korean Christian Church . Since that time, God has called him to serve as the pastor of a new Hilltop Lutheran church, located at St. Andrews. Pastor Ok’s emphasis in ministry is prayer, preaching and teaching. His vision for Hilltop is to become a role model among the immigrant churches through evangelism and discipleship. Join Pastor OK as he is interviewed on “Engaging Truth” by Dave Schultz.

  • Enjoining Prayer For The Heinous Injustice of Human Trafficking Which Plagues Our City - September 8, 2013 - At ELIJAH RISING, our mission is to equip justice warriors through prayer, awareness, and intervention in the spirit of Isaiah 1: 17, which says “ learn to do good, seek justice, rebuke the oppressor, defend the orphan and plead for the widow.” Our call is to pastor our city and region into the revelation and life style of Biblical justice. The only true model of justice is found in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Therefore, on September 19-21, we will hold a Justice Summit that will provide an on-ramp into the lifestyle of Biblical justice for anyone in the city of Houston. We will gather to equip, train, discuss and most important, target in prayer the heinous injustice of human trafficking which plagues our city. Join Adam Chaney, Director of Mobilization and Awareness of ELIJAH RISING, and host Pastor Dave Schultz as discuss this lively but critically important topic.

  • A Pastor’s Call to Action: Border Security and Immigration Reform - September 1, 2013 - Is it worth taking a stance to preserve the democracy of America? Our illegal immigrant population is growing so rapidly perhaps they will be the ones to govern the United States. What will become of the principles of our forefathers, “of the people, by the people and for the people?” Why the ambivalence or indifference of the church of the 21st Century? Is it because we don’t care, are frightened to face it because of the accusation of “profiling”, or do we think that ignoring it will make it go away? We must secure our borders, reform the immigration system, and establish a just process to legal status for specified illegal immigrants. Join Rev. Dave Welch as he uncovers and speaks boldly to you about this issue with host Rev. Dave Schultz.

  • Effective Listening - August 25, 2013 - When we listen to someone's story we are given privileged entry into their world. We are invited to see life through their eyes. That is why Jesus said, "Therefore, consider carefully how you listen" (Luke 8:18a), because through effective listening we are able to come beside that person in an expression of genuine love and concern. There is no greater way to show value to another person than to listen to them as they share their story. As Christians, as followers of Jesus Christ, we must never overlook the possibility that we are not being caring in a way that is effective. What ways do we actually keep people from opening up? Are there things we do that block effective listening? What listening habits do we have that actually turn people off rather than promote better conversation? Join Pastor Dave Schultz as he and Winston Hancock of Northpark Christian Church discuss effective listening.

  • Old Meets New - August 18, 2013 - What happens when one of the oldest and largest Lutheran churches in Texas reaches out with new missions effort? How is it determined when and where to “start a new mission”? Is it to the ethnic communities we need to go to open a new mission door? And who among us is best suited to start such a “mission effort? You may belong to a congregation that remains true to the Gospel and is blessed with many new members. But how do you motivate them to “seek the face of Jesus” in the community that is in need of a new mission opportunity?  Join Pastor John Cain as he interviews the Rev. John Cordrey of Trinity-Klein Lutheran Church in Spring, TX talking about such a “community outreach."

  • No Pain, No Gain - August 4, 2013 - We’ve all heard this statement and have probably said it at one time or another–maybe during a workout or when experiencing a tough time. Tiger Coffman, a young baseball player whose dreams were shattered with the pitch of one ball. That ball broke his nose and led to the discovery that he has neurofibromatosis, tumors of the nerves. Just before surgery, a nurse told Tiger that God broke his nose...and this lead to his relationship with Christ and a ministry through his testimonials. One Ball, One Pitch, One Life Changed Forever! Today Tiger says says “I consider it gain to go through pain, if it lifts up HIS Name. 11 surgeries, 32 tumors removed, 3,000+ tumors remain and 1 God reigns! God IS in control; that's all I need to know.” Join Pastor Dave Schultz as he interviews this remarkable young man.

  • Reverse Missionary Fields - July 28, 2013 - Fifty years ago, the goal was to send pastors to Africa, now it seems the tides have turned. Today, a sizable number of African congregations are sending missionaries and pastors to the U.S. With African Christianity on the rise in its home continent, there are also more-and-more African Christians coming to North America as immigrants, students and missionaries. What does this mean for the Church in the U.S.? Join host Rev. Ken Chitwood as he talks to the Liberian-born Rev. Emmanuel Jackson, pastor of Living Word Lutheran Church in Cinco Ranch, as they discuss the impact of African Christianity in North America in the 21st-century.

  • Help Me, My Loved One Is Insarcerated - July 21, 2013 - Engaging Truth heard during these time slots, will open the lines of the radio station for one hour to talk and pray with you about your loved one, held in prison, penitentiary or jail, somewhere in Texas or the USA. Please take the opportunity from 7-7:30 p.m. to call in on 1-800-808-5548 to talk with Grove Norwood, the Executive Director for Heart of Texas Foundation, a not for profit foundation whose funds continue to support the ministry of the Seminary at the Darrington in Rosharon, Texas.

  • Murder for Hire - July 14, 2013 - Gunned down execution style screamed the newspaper headlines. Jack King spent the next two years relentlessly trying to solve his father’s shocking murder. Jack received the Lord Jesus Christ two years after the murder and learned to trust God’s Word that said, “All things work together for good to them who love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28). Soon after becoming a Christian at a meeting with Edwin Louis Cole, Jack’s life was dramatically impacted by a message of forgiveness. Since then, Jack’s own testimony of God’s power of forgiveness has brought healing and hope to men throughout the country. He has authored two books, Murder for Hire the true story of finding his father murdered and The Unnatural Act of Forgiveness. A curriculum workbook is available for further study on the power of forgiveness. Join Pastor Dave Schultz as he interviews Jack King.

  • Desperate for His Presence – July 7, 2013 - External trouble is a reflection of our internal crisis – a lack of the presence of God among His people. Until the presence of God is restored to our hearts, families, congregations and communities, there will be no hope or healing for our nation. A revival of repentance will precede a revival of power! Rhonda Hughey, Director of Fusion Ministries, Inc. is the author of Desperate For His Presence and co-author of REVIVAL. As a fiery leader with a revolutionary spirit, Rhonda has committed her life to contending for God’s presence and glory in our generation. Fusion Ministries serves as a consulting ministry, helping leaders prepare their communities for the habitation of God’s presence unto transforming revival! For more information please visit www.fusionministry.com. Join Pastor Dave Schultz as he and Rhonda discuss the transformation coming to our nation – to the “broken and contrite” not the proud or the compromised church.

  • God I Need to Talk to You About... - June 30, 2013 - Some issues are very tough to tackle.  How do you handle abuse of the Internet?  What do you do with simmering anger?  What if negativity plagues you?  And what if you've fallen prey to dishonesty, telling little white lies-or some very big ones? Join David Schultz as he interviews Michael Newman, author of a new series of books being released by Concordia Publishing House: "God, I Need toTalk to You About…"  The prayerful approach of this series is founded on God's grace and opens the door to a transformed life only Jesus can give. Newman’s books can be ordered thorough Concordia Publishing House at www.cph.org.

  • The Issue Of Human Trafficking In Houston; Abolition! - June 23, 2013 - There are 27 million women enslaved to human trafficking in the world. If “abolition” is to be the goal, where do we start?  The truth of the matter is that the international anti-trafficking ministry is founded and based on PRAYER!!!. If you want to help from where you are, let’s add this to our  prayer list for each day’s need. Besides that, let me invite you to a discussion. Adam Cheney is a revivalist preacher focused on proclaiming the justice message unto the abolition of human trafficking and abortion in Houston and around the world. He is the youngest associate pastor of the oldest Baptist Church in Houston, a student of HBU and a teacher in Houston’s Abolitionist U. Adam serves on the Elijah Rising Houston core leadership as an awareness director and van tour guide.  Join Adam and Pastor Dave Schultz as they explore this important and relevant topic.

  • How Do You Change A Culture? - June 16, 2013 - How do you change a culture?  It's a very practical question for a lot of Christians because we are concerned about the direction of our own American culture.  Changing a culture requires more than a bottoms-up strategy.  You have to win the commanding heights–the key people and institutions that are the culture-makers and shapers.  That is what happened at Angola to transform it from one of America's most bloody prisons into the model prison society. That is what God is also doing at Darrington. Join us for an exciting discussion with Dr. Ben Phillips, Associate Dean of the Darrington Prison Seminary, and Dave Schultz, the host of Engaging Truth, about how God is changing the culture of the Darrington prison, and how this prison can one day not only give us a better picture of what an ideal culture looks like, but also show us how to get our own culture there.

  • Finding Out That Your Mother Was Raped - June 16, 2013 - When Juda Meyers was told by her mother that she was raped by eight men, she also assured her daughter that she loved her from the beginning and “fought for her life.” Her parents did not believe her story and although not uncommon, “wanted her to get rid of her.” Juda’s mother placed her up for adoption and for the next 48 years, Juda’s mom prayed that God would bring her back. She never gave up hope and celebrated Juda‘s Valentine’s Day birthday by telling people that “one day they would celebrate it together”. Because Juda’s mom gave her life, she gave birth to two sons who now have two sons. Juda’s mom’s choice saved 7 people so far. How true it is that we never know how many lives we save if we save just one. The church of Jesus Christ needs to choose life as Juda’s mom did. Choose for life!  Join Juda of juda@choice4life.org with host Dave Schultz in this provocative discussion.

  • Nothing Is Impossible with God - June 9, 2013 - There are times in life when we see things that are almost impossible to describe. For instance, a slight-of-hand magician who saws a guest in two, then miraculously that person appears without even a sign of injury. There are situations that we observe but cannot clearly articulate, much less explain.  That’s what happens to a man, woman or child who has been touched with the majestic hand of God through the forgiveness of sins and complete restoration to God. We can observe it, describe it, but cannot define precisely what has happened. When a person hears the Word of God, trusts it, and lets the seeding of that message, by the Holy Spirit, begin to bring forth fruit, that is “spiritual transformation”. Join John Cain and Dave Schultz this evening as they define what is definable about people whom Jesus Christ has touched. For truly, “Nothing is impossible with God.”

  • Knowing God and Knowing People - June 2, 2013 - In John 17:3 Jesus said,  “This is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true God, and the One You have sent—Jesus Christ.”  It has been said that “Two Things are Eternal – God and His Word - and the souls of people.”  Each of us will spend eternity either in heaven or in hell and nothing is more important than “Knowing God and Knowing People” and helping people to know Jesus Christ personally to know eternal life.  Join Engaging Truth, Brian Runge, and his guest Ben Stuart of Breakaway Ministries at Texas A&M University as they talk about the priority for each of us to “Know God, Know Yourself and Be Known by Others.”  All of our needs are the same whether it is the 50,000 students at Texas A&M University or your neighbor next door.

  • Pastoral Leadership Institute - May 26, 2013 - There is a war going on for the hearts and minds of people. In many places, church attendance has declined. Will future generations be a religious people, or will our nation be a non-religious or shallow, secular people? For Christians, there is no choice in the matter. Jesus gave his Great Commission to his followers, “to make disciples of all nations.” Who can help equip congregations to make disciples and have a heart for conducting mission outreach to our neighbors? Enter the Pastoral Leadership Institute (PLI) and its courses of study to equip pastors for missional living! Please join host Rev. John Cain and guest Rev. Stephen Wagner of PLI for a discussion of connecting people with Jesus.

  • Perspective on Immigration Reform - May 19, 2013 - One declaration of the Pastors' Declaration on Border Security and Immigration Reform states: Listen to the voice of the majority of people who demand secure borders, credible enforcement of our current immigration laws by our federal government, reforming the broken immigration system, and humanely addressing those who have entered the country illegally. Conservative evangelicals have serious concerns about the number of the allies on the evangelical left and the Gang of 8 proposal, that with 847 pages there are “devils in the details” we must work to expose and expunge-such as visas for same sex partners of immigrants-before we can support the bill en toto. Rev. Dave Welch, Ex. Dir. of the Texas Pastor Council will be interviewed by Rev. David Schultz for this provocative discussion.

  • TOMAGWA - May 12, 2013 - TOMAGWA is a Christian ministry that, by the Grace of God and in response to the Love of Jesus, provides quality health care, offers hope, and restores dignity to uninsured, low-income families and individuals in the Tri-County Region (Harris, Montgomery and Waller Counties). David and Judy Deyo founded this ministry which shares the love of Jesus with its patients. Their vision is that through God’s power TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries will change lives in the community. They are committed to providing compassionate care with quality, respect and reverence for life, empowerment and well-being of the community.  Join Rev. David Schultz and the Deyos to find out more about Tomagwa and how you can help.

  • First Opportunities - May 5, 2013 - Ready and willing people are sometimes hard to find, especially when it comes to doing work in ministry that many don’t even like to think about. Not so with the following gentleman. He was the first lay person that was ready and willing to go into a maximum security prison to witness how the Gospel is being spread in that different environment and how it is taught to lifers desiring to become pastors or evangelists there. And he was the first willing person to register on line for the Prison/Jail Conference held just two weeks ago at Hope Lutheran Church, Friendswood. Join us as Pastor John Cain interviews David Gray about these first opportunities and you will discover that it was not because of curiosity. It was much more than that.

  • Darrington Seminarians - April 28, 2013 - These students in their first class at the penitentiary, plan after four years of education to become pastors/evangelists and teachers in the Texas penitentiaries of the TDC. Robert, Brandon and Jason have all experienced  "spiritual transformation" through the power of the Gospel of Christ Jesus, and are now committed to do and eventually go into places where none of us will ever be able to go. Join us and listen carefully to their expressions of faith in Christ Jesus, a simple but true reality that is most difficult for us "free-world-people" to grasp. Engaging Truth host, Pastor Dave Schultz will be conducting this interview.

  • Hang on to Jesus for Dear Life - April 28, 2013 - One thing we should all know well but have to learn about prisoners is they are ordinary people just like you and me. They are people who have committed some crime and were caught. By the grace of God, some of us free worlders have committed crimes, but have not gotten caught. The clang of the steel doors, the concertina wire, and the gruff commands of the security guards daily remind ordinary people who are incarcerated that they have failed themselves, their families, and their God. Pastor Donald Kasper from Trinity Lutheran in Navasota has held weekly Thursday morning Bible studies at the O. L. Luther Unit near Navasota for over 10 years. Join Engaging Truth host, Pastor Dave Schultz as he and Pastor Kasper discuss the LIFE-giving and life-changing Word of GOD.

  • Correctional Christians – April 21, 2013 - Jesus directs His servants “to give them (their fellow servants) their food at the proper time” (Matthew 24:46).  Many convicted felons are hungry for the bread of life. God calls us to serve Him by delivering the bread of life to them. Is there a way in which you could be involved in ministry with accused or convicted felons? Christian correctional chaplains bear a heavy load of responsibility. They ought not be left to bear it in isolation. Their work is the work of the whole church. It is extremely important that volunteers step up to represent the church that is outside of prison walls to the church that is behind prison walls. Join Engaging Truth host, Pastor Dave Schultz and his guest Rev. Don Kaspar provide thought provoking information on the need for  us to recognize ministry opportunities within prison walls.

  • Atonement – April 21, 2013 - Christians believe that the basic problem of humankind is sin, not ignorance, mental illness, heredity, poverty, greed, or anything else. We are forgiven through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Although there are many ways of talking about that, no one theory of the atonement is absolute or final. The atonement is a mystery to be adored, not a riddle to be solved. We believe that Jesus was and is fully human and fully divine. Therefore, on Good Friday he really died completely, and on Easter he was raised from the dead completely. Join Engaging Truth host, Pastor Dave Schultz and his guest Rev. Edwin D. Peterman as they discuss the atonement.

  • God and Texas A & M - April 7, 2013 - Every Tuesday night 10,000 college students gather for worship and Bible study at the Reed Basketball Arena for “Breakaway Ministries” at Texas A&M University. That is nearly 20% of the entire student body at a “secular” state university! How did “Breakaway” begin in 1989 in an apartment grow to 4,000 students in the basketball arena nine years later? How can this story inspire every day Christians to start their own Bible studies and reach out to their neighbors with the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Join Engaging Truth host, Brian Runge, and his guest, Pastor Gregg Matte, Senior Pastor of Houston’s First Baptist Church as Pastor Gregg talks about how he became a Christian and how God used him and a few friends in an apartment to change their lives and the lives of thousands of college students at Texas A&M and people around the world!

  • Passion for Prison Ministry Conference - April 7, 2013 - For the most part, it’s easy to love those around us. Love those in prison, especially for serious crimes...it’s a little tough to show that love. Christ said, “When I was in prison you visited me, for what you have done to the least of them, you did to me”. We must never forget that God loves the prodigal son as much as the older brother, the lost sheep as much as the 99 that never went astray. We have more in common than we might realize. Discover the plans for the Prison Ministry Conference to be held on April 20 right here in Houston. Join Engaging Truth host, Pastor Dave Schultz as he and Justice Counts, Area D LCMS, talk about the highlights of this upcoming conference.

  • Satan's Lies: Winning the Spiritual Battle - March 31, 2013 - The little eight-year-old girl said, “I just can’t wait until Easter so I can hunt the eggs that Mom or the Easter Bunny or whoever hides!” With all the commercialism surrounding this most holy season, we need to get our story straight. Easter is not about the eggs or the renewal of spring flowers: it is about our salvation. It's time to recognize that Satan is on the prowl, working to distract us and disengage us from the joy of Christ's resurrection. Be on the watch and stay connected to Christ's victory as "Satan's Lies" are exposed. Easter is coming, and, with it, many joyful celebrations. But be on your guard! The devil wants to foul up your joy, your life, and your faith. The Bible tells us that a spiritual battle is raging. Satan, the father of lies, would like nothing better than to bring you down and to steer your life off course with false outlooks, confused thoughts, and destructive actions. Get spiritually prepared for the celebration of Jesus' resurrection by joining the Reverends Michael Newman and David Schultz as they debunk Satan's Lies.

  • Battlefront in America - March 17, 2013 - There have been at least 62 mass shootings in America in the last 30 years with the killings unfolding in 30 states from Massachusetts to Hawaii–and most of the killers got their guns legally. The horrific mass murder at a movie theater in Colorado last July, another at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin in August, another at a manufacturer in Minneapolis in September—and then the unthinkable nightmare at a Connecticut elementary school in December—are the latest in an epidemic of such gun violence over the last three decades. Twenty-five of these mass shootings have occurred since 2006, and seven of them took place in 2012. The legislative battles wage between supporters of the Second Amendment and gun control. What is a Christian to think? Who is ultimately responsible for weapons? Who is responsible for their misuse? Does the Bible ever describe God with a weapon? Did Jesus ever carry a weapon? Did Jesus ever suggest that His followers carry weapons? Please join host Rev. David Schultz and guest Rev. John Cain for a lively discussion on this topic.

  • Changing Stripes - March 10, 2013 - Change is hard for all of us. Things may not be exactly the way we would like, but there is a certain comfort in the familiar. Even when we know that significant changes are necessary, it can be difficult. Imagine how much more that must be true for men who have been trapped in the worst a sinful world and sinful self can do! But God’s “Yes” to us in Christ can overcome even our most stubborn “No” to God. The Holy Spirit works through the Word of God to change hearts and transform lives. We are seeing that happen in the Darrington Unit, a maximum security prison in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Plan to be with us when Rev. David Schultz interviews some of the men who are being used by God as part of that change. You will be encouraged! After all, if God can change the prisoner’s stripes, then he can change us, too!

  • Schools Are Not Broken: Families Are - March 3, 2013 - Just who is to blame? Schools complain because of what they have to do to educate the children parents send. Parents complain because their children do not receive what they believe to be the proper educational development. And the state legislature struggles to find the necessary dollars to provide an education that will not bankrupt the state. The teachers are doing their best, “playing the cards they are dealt.” Change can only take place when we understand that schools are a reflection of their community…communities are a reflection of their churches….churches are a reflection of their families…and families are a reflection of the dad. And where are the dads? Schools are a microcosm of our secular society. If the secular society is not promoting “dad responsibility”, then who and what must? Join our Engaging Truth program as on-air Guest, Jeff Springer, Principal of Magnolia High and also 2012 TASSP Texas Principal of the Year, discusses this important and relevant topic with Pastor Dave Schultz, the host of the program.

  • The Right To Bear Arms - February 24, 2013 - A careful study of the II World War helps us to understand what happens to a nation whose ability to bear arms is taken away. In the middle to the late 1930’s, Germany with its eye on the Soviet Union, could only get there to confront them in battle by going through Poland. A deal was made with the Polish people by Adolph Hitler: he would help protect them from the Russians if they registered their guns to German authorities. The end of the story is blood curdling. When The German forces marched through Poland, they gathered the “registered arms of the Poles” and put a million of the Poles to death. The second amendment of our government guarantees the individual's right to "bear arms." That same second amendment is also a protector of all of our other rights against attack and tyranny. In the aftermath of terrorist attacks and shootings, some have called for stricter gun control laws. The Bill of Rights guarantees individuals the right to free speech, worship and the right to bear arms. As Christians living in the U.S., does the Bible give us further guidance regarding weapons and self defense? Join Pastors John Cain and Dave Schultz as they explore this topic.

  • Culturally Influenced or Influencing Culture? - February 17, 2013 - Do you mindlessly watch TV, enduring the sex, violence, and immorality? Do you monitor your children’s activities involving TV, movies and technology? What example do you set? Where do Christians stand? Do we allow today’s culture to influence us? Shouldn’t we take a stand and do whatever possible to influence culture instead? Talk radio this week will explore these issues. Eric Metaxas, author of New York Times #1 best selling biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, will speak truth to power, such as when he addressed abortion in front of President Obama. Eric Metaxas, the keynote speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast and spokesperson on cultural issues, provides relevant information for Christians who struggle with cultural influences. Christians should focus on influencing culture instead of politics. Perhaps you will be enlightened and find some answers of your own. Is God calling you to be an influence on culture? Join Matt Popovits, LCMS Pastor from Queens, New York, as he interviews Eric Metaxas.

  • With Confidence And Hope As A Lifer In The Penitentiary - February 10, 2013 - Ask any lifer spending each day with the same people, guards, program, and thoughts if it is a hopeless existence and time. Their response might be, “It is only a hope-so life.” How true, not only for those incarcerated for life, but for many of us as well. The question that seems to hover over many people is “Isn’t there more to life than this?” The response might well be, “I hope-so.” For Children of the Heavenly Father, redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ, there is more, and that more is simply living hope: a hope that does not diminish with the circumstances of life; a hope that cannot be stolen because it’s foundation is moored in the resurrection of Christ. “A new birth to a living hope” might sound absurdly optimistic, especially for those who have been sentenced to spend their life in prison. But they can and do cling to the only hope that provides for them a future with meaning.

  • Ending Human Trafficking in Houston - February 03, 2013 - Catherine “Cat” French is a modern-day abolitionist who is passionate about seeing the end of human trafficking in Houston and around the world. She is a former sociology professor and researcher in the social sciences, with an extensive background in outreach and ministry to prostituted women and children. She directs the Houston office of Exodus Cry, an international anti-trafficking ministry that is founded on and based in prayer. Adam Chaney is a revivalist preacher focused on proclaiming the justice message unto the abolition of human trafficking and abortion in Houston and around the world. He is the youngest associate pastor of the oldest Baptist church in Houston, a student at Houston Baptist University and a teacher in Exodus Cry Houston’s Abolitionist U. Adam serves on the Exodus Cry Houston core leadership team as awareness director and van tour guide. Join Cat, Adam and Pastor Dave Schultz for this important topic.

  • Mission Fields - January 27, 2013 - It wasn't long ago that when we thought of sending missionaries, we thought of places like Africa, India or China. Today, when we think of sending missionaries, we can think of places like our own  neighborhoods, subdivisions and city blocks. In a short span of only 40 years, the U.S. has become one of the largest mission fields on the planet. Do you know what that makes those of us who follow Jesus here in the U.S.? Missionaries. There are now nearly as many Lutherans in Ethiopia as there are in the U.S.  There are more Baptists in certain states of India than there are in the U.S. South. There are more Christians worshiping on any given Sunday in China as there are here in the U.S.! It's not that we need to stop sending missionaries to foreign lands. It's that we need to start sending missionaries into our neighborhoods as well. How can ordinary people like us become neighborhood missionaries? Join Pastor Dave Schultz and Greg for this discussion.

  • Sanctity Of Life - January 20, 2013 - For nearly 40 years, 1,500 innocent unborn children have been murdered in America every single day. That number translates into 547,500 murders each year or roughly 21,900,000 murders since the U. S. Supreme Court ruled in the Roe vs. Wade case. To make it worse, this is a conservative estimate. Planned Parenthood and the national abortion industry have become big business, reaping hundreds of millions of dollars in government subsidy. American Christians have gradually grown accustomed to this holocaust of the unborn as an ordinary and acceptable part of our culture. Anyone who dares to oppose the killing is branded as an extremist fanatic, outside of the mainstream. The silence of the church is a denial of Jesus Christ and a contradiction of His Gospel of Life. Join Pastor Dave Schultz and Dr. Larry White, senior pastor of Our Savior in Houston and nationally known communicator, as they discuss and explore Sanctity-Of-Life issues.

  • Lock-Em-Up-and-Throw-Away-The-Key - January 13, 2013 - The attitude of so many when dealing with lifers in prison has been lock ‘em up and throw away the key. After all, in most cases, they have committed the worst of crimes: taking another’s life, perhaps more than once. Burl Cain, warden of the once most bloody prison in America, Angola Penitentiary in Louisiana and author of CAIN’S REDEMPTION, eloquently describes the first ten years of a lifer’s life behind bars as an “endless struggle to find a way to get out.” What has changed since the time of key tossing is that both Angola and Darrington (south of Houston in Rosharon) have invited seminaries to share the real key to life: Jesus’ message of forgiveness, peace and hope in Him. Join us for a more definitive look at this cultural shift and what it means for many hundreds of penitentiaries yet untouched by the Gospel of Christ. Host Pastor Dave Schultz and Pastor John Cain will explore this 21st century phenomenon.

  • Absent - January 6, 2013 - Depression. Confusion. Addiction. Violence. Apathy. We live in a culture that is increasingly shaped by the effects of fathers who are either abusive or absent from the home. What can be done to redeem the family and our culture as we begin 2013? Houston’s First Baptist Church will host the Texas premiere of the award-winning documentary Absent by Justin Hunt on January 9 @ 6:15 p.m. Absent looks at the impact of disengaged fathers –– here in America and around the globe. The film includes interviews with people ranging from prostitutes and inner-city high school kids to world champion boxer Johnny Tapia, Christian author John Eldredge and James Hetfield, front man for the heavy metal band Metallica. Absent lifts the veil on the damage being done by fathers who just aren't there, and will leave you understanding that 'one man makes a world of difference.' Join in to hear Pastor Dave Schultz interview Eric Reed.

  • Intergenerational Christians - December 30, 2012 - What would you give for your child to grow up as a follower of Jesus? What would it take to ensure that your son doesn't leave the church in college? How can you raise your daughter so that she values the faith you raised her in? Most Christian churches are splitting families, segregating teens, youth and adults into "age-appropriate" sections geared toward generational preferences. But is this the best way to form followers of Jesus Christ? Is this the biblical tradition or the historical legacy of the church? Join host Ken Chitwood as he welcomes guest Dr. Christine Lawton-Ross, co-author of the book Intergenerational Christian Formation as they discuss what it looks like to raise whole families in the faith and intentionally offer intergenerational Christian formation opportunities in your church.

  • Christmas, The Music Tells the Story – December 23, 2012 - Christmas is the time we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Carols can be heard on the radio, at the mall and we hum them all day long. They are songs that illicit feelings of nostalgia and bring back vivid memories of Christmas past. These songs also proclaim the powerful truth that God came to us in Jesus Christ to save us from our sins. Blake Flattley of the band Graffiti Cathedral joins host Ken Chitwood on Engaging Truth to let the songs of the season tell the story of Christmas.

  • Prune and Prioritize - December 16, 2012 - It's easy to mistake activity for accomplishment. Most of us are overbooked and overwhelmed. Are we producing fruit for all the busyness in our life? That is Jesus' point in John 15 when He teaches about the vine and the branches. Pruning is necessary in order to produce fruit. Pruning is very counter-intuitive. It doesn't immediately make sense to cut off healthy greenery in order to produce more fruit. But we have to decide. Do we want more greenery or do we want more fruit? We have to decide because the plant can only produce abundantly one or the other. It takes too much to produce both abundant greenery and abundant fruit. What about your life? Do you have the proper balance? In this week's Engaging Truth program we will learn the lessons of pruning and prioritizing which produce a fruitful and fulfilling life. Listen in as our host Pastor Dave Schultz and Greg Finke talk about this challenge.

  • Carrying Out The Great Commission - December 9, 2012 - Before Jesus Christ ascended, He left his disciples with two important thoughts: 1) Go and tell and 2 )that He had come to save them from their sins. Their method of delivering messages was simple–word of mouth and example. Today, we have the same commission and message to share. The only change is the mode of communication, all a part of God’s plan so that Jesus’ own words might be fulfilled, “The gospel of the Kingdom must be preached in all the world, and then shall the end come.” Matt 24:14. We have various ways to share this message, but radio and links through the internet are very viable connections in this world of busy people.Join us as our host and guests, Pastors John Cain, Brian Runge and Dave Schultz, talk about this incredible opportunity.

  • Hope So Living - December 2, 2012 - Ask any lifer spending each day with the same people, guards, program, and thoughts if it is a hopeless existence and time. Their response might be, “It is only a hope-so life.” How true, not only for those incarcerated for life, but for many of us as well. The question that seems to hover over many people is “Isn’t there more to life than this?” The response might well be, “I hope-so.” For Children of the Heavenly Father, redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ, there is more, and that more is simply living hope: a hope that does not diminish with the circumstances of life; a hope that cannot be stolen because it’s foundation is moored in the resurrection of Christ. “A new birth to a living hope” might sound absurdly optimistic, especially for those who have been sentenced to spend their life in prison. But they can and do cling to the only hope that provides for them a future with meaning. Join Pastor Dave Schultz and Pastor John Cain as they discuss this hope with the students and Dr. Ben Phillips, Director of the prison seminary.

  • Understanding Hispanic Religion in America - November 25, 2012 - In the 2012 Presidential election the percentage of Hispanic voters was astounding. It was said that for the first time, their vote swung an election for a particular candidate. People are starting to realize that to get things done in the United States means working with the Hispanic-Latino population. In this instance, what's true in politics is true in matters of faith. What is the word on Hispanic religion in the U.S.? What do Latinos bring to the Evangelical Christian landscape? What are some of the greatest promises of Latino ministry in the years to come, what are some of the greatest challenges and roadblocks to success for the Kingdom of Heaven among la comunidad latina? Join Vicar Ken Chitwood and his guest, Andres Zelaya, a young Evangelical Latino involved in ministry in Houston, for an insightful discussion

  • Do This, Don't Do That - November 18, 2012 - Throughout the Gospels, Jesus seems to continuously tell us to do this or not do that. Why did Jesus give us these instructions? We believe we are saved by grace through faith, not by works, lest any man should boast. So, why does Jesus use all those imperatives in places like the sermon on the mount? Does He just want us to be good? Does He want to prove He is boss? Or does He have something else in mind altogether? Are His instructions a way for us to participate in the work of the invisible Kingdom here on earth? Join us for this week's Engaging Truth as we sort out why Jesus tells us to do the things He tells us to do...and what will happen when we do them. Greg Finke and Pastor Dave Schultz will provide interesting and informative discussion on this topic.

  • There is no God, or is There? - November 11, 2012 - Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and others claimed that belief in God is a delusion, wrong, and even deadly. They assert that faith in a divine being is a man-made wish and a distortion of reason. Are they right? Does the hurt and pain you experience cause you to doubt God’s existence? Does scientific reasoning make belief in a divine being a foolish pursuit? How can there be a God when the world seems out of control and when religion seems to serve up more pain than promise? In his book “There is No God, Or is There?”, Rev. Michael Newmann offers a bold look at the God question. Join the discussion as Pastors David Schultz and Michael Newman take you on a journey you will never forget. It may even change your life.

  • Christian Voters - November 4, 2012 - For Christians this election is not about the economy, taxes or the size of government.  It is about stopping the murder of the unborn and standing against the assault upon marriage and family. Four thousand unborn children are slaughtered in America every day. A Christian cannot vote as a Republican or a Democrat, a liberal or a conservative. A Christian must vote, first and foremost, to put an end to the abomination of abortion. It is a sin for a Christian to vote for a candidate for any office in any election who is not absolutely, unequivocally committed to ending abortion. American Christianity has failed to proclaim the truth of Jesus Christ and the love of Jesus Christ in the face of the abortion holocaust. Our failure denies the Gospel we profess and discredits the Lord whose name we bear before the unbelieving world. Dr. Laurence L White, Senior Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Houston, is a regular speaker for national pro-life, pro-family organizations like James Dobson’s “Focus on the Family.” Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Dr. White and Pastor Dave Schultz discuss this important topic.

  • Who Me, Vote? - October 28, 2012 - Let me tell you about John: he was a Scout Sniper in the Marine Corps and was killed instantly when his humvee ran over an IED during his fourth deployment to Afghanistan. Before he left his words were, “If I die fighting for my country, then know I died doing what I was meant to do.” How can Christians stand by when dedicated men and women are risking their lives not only for our freedom, but to bring hope to an oppressed people? How can we sit in our comfortable homes, in our protected country, and turn our heads from the destruction and persecution of other nations? Is apathy becoming the norm in the Christian community? How much effort does it take to vote? Please, stand up for those who died standing for you. Stand up for your country. Stand up for your faith. John 15:13 says, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." What about you? Are you ready to lay down your life for your country, for your rights as an American, your rights as a Christian? Join Pastor Dave Schultz and Brian Runge with guest, Melinda Maddison, for a powerful discussion on the Christian’s responsibility to vote.

  • Christian Radio - October 21, 2012 - We would be amazed to know how technology travels through the airwaves, wouldn’t we? Electronic signals of every variety constantly ding our computers, cell phones, and provide us with non-stop entertainment. How different today is from the 16th century when there was only word of mouth and the Guttenburg press to communicate the Gospel. Yet, we see people flocking to political rallies and debates not church. Are we disillusioned, disappointed or discouraged? Be encouraged as Christians. The audience of Christian radio is about 40 percent dechurched folks: people who at one time basked in the light of Jesus’ love now receive what they can from radio, television and the internet. Join us for a lively discussion about air waves as Pastor John Cain interviews Pastor Dave Schultz.

  • A New Birth To a Living Hope - October 14, 2012 - A new birth to a living hope might sound absurdly optimistic, especially for those who have been sentenced to spend their life in prison. The apostle Peter's words (1 Peter 1:3-4) however, point to the truth of our eternal future in Jesus. Join with us as we hear from three inmates who have received this gift of a living hope from our Lord, and are prison ministry students in the seminary program at the Darrington Prison Unit, Rosharon, TX. Joining Pastor Schultz and Pastor John Cain is the head of the prison seminary, Dr. Ben Phillips.

  • If Jesus Could Be Found In Your Neighborhood, Where Would You Begin Looking? - October 7, 2012 - Jesus is on the loose in our neighborhoods. We've just been ignoring Him. What if we didn't? What if we started to seek Him? Where would we begin to look? We know how to recognize Jesus in our worship services and Bible classes. But what about "out there" in the places we go–work, shopping, ball games, school, with friends? Jesus is not only on the loose in our neighborhoods and workplaces, He is inviting us to join Him in this grand adventure of fulfilling the Father's mission. Join Pastor Dave Schultz and Greg Finke for this intriguing topic.

  • Who are the Lost, and How Do You Reach Them? - September 30, 2012 - FiveTwo is about reaching lost people. It's goal is to provide personal, practical, how-to collaboration for sacramental church planters and mission leaders across the United States and throughout the world. This week in Katy, the FiveTwo held its second annual Wikiconference and gathered over 500 leaders from across denominations to connect and learn how to better build the Kingdom of God. Did the conference deliver? Ken Chitwood records Engaging Truth live from the event and interviews participants to learn what impact the conference had and what promise it holds for sacramental church planting in the days to come.

  • From the Frying Pan into the Fire - September 23, 2012 - The last seven years of ministry have been the best years of Pastor Matt Popovits’ life and, by many measures, incredibly successful. Yet just a few months ago it became clear that, though he loved his ministry in Houston, God was asking them to do something drastic. Specifically he and his family were being called to New York City to help re-plant a tiny church in the heart of the city. Overnight they went from a white, suburban context to an intensely urban and incredibly diverse one. They went from leading a church of 1500 to one that is currently less than 50. What compelled them to leave? Well, faithfulness to Jesus requires an openness to Jesus; a willingness to follow Him wherever it leads, no matter the cost. And in their case, despite their objections, Jesus clearly told them it was time to move to and take on the world's greatest city. Join Pastor Dave Schultz as he interviews Pastor Matt Popovits about his surprising decision to leave his large, successful ministry in metro Houston and start from scratch rebuilding a  tiny church in New York City.

  • Where Are All the People - September 16, 2012 - As a child you may have used your hands for this riddle, “Here is the church; here is the steeple; open up the doors; look at all the people.” And, again it goes like this, “Here is the church; here is the steeple; open up the doors; where are all the people?” Here is why people don’t come to your church. It’s not that you don’t love them or you don’t speak the truth to them. The real issue is the way that you do that. The real issue is that your church does not know how to love people in the ways people feel love. While you may genuinely love them, they don’t feel loved by you. The real issue is that your church does not know how to talk to people in the ways people talk. People don’t even want to give it a try. Now, the tragedy is that you don’t even know this truth about yourself, i.e. you became a foreigner to them and they became a foreigner to you. Join Pastor David Jung of Crosspoint 8/10 and Brian Runge on this engaging topic.

  • Finding Jesus In Your Neighborhood - September 9, 2012 - Jesus is on the loose in our neighborhoods. We've just been ignoring Him. What if we didn't? What if we started to seek Him? Where would we begin to look? We know how to recognize Jesus in our worship services and Bible classes. But what about "out there" in the places we go–work, shopping, ball games, school, with friends? Jesus is not only on the loose in our neighborhoods and work places, He is inviting us to join Him in this grand adventure of fulfilling the Father's mission.   He is still messing with people, ripening (readying) harvest fields (people) to cross paths with people like us who know and believe His Good News of redemption. Will you find Him? What will your reaction be when you do? Join Pastor Dave Schultz and Greg Finke as they explore this topic.

  • Think the Impossible - September 2, 2012 - How does one think the impossible? Do the conditions around us have to line up perfectly? Must we consider the fall-out that might happen if we fail at venturing to do the impossible? Will the fear of failure or criticism prevent thinking or doing the impossible? When the Apostle Paul was in house arrest in Rome, as recorded in Philippians chapter one, historians tell us that he was chained ankle and wrist to a palace guard. Not one per day, but three, each taking his eight-hour shift. Paul said that this advanced the Gospel. Doing the math shows that the two years Paul was in house arrest gave him the opportunity to witness to over 2,000 palace guards. He was “in chains for Christ” virtually turning his cell into a seminary. Think the impossible as Paul did: find a way to look at prisons and penitentiaries as a place where the Gospel can be proclaimed, felons in prison for life, educated to become pastors, and then sent back into the penitentiary from which they have come as pastors, evangelists and teachers. Join us as Pastors John Cain and David Schultz explore the impossible.

  • Spiritual Transformation - August 26, 2012 - What does spiritual transformation really look like? What does real spiritual transformation look like? Can you see it? Can it be quantified? Should we be taking spiritual vital signs as a means of assessing our spiritual health? On the one hand this sounds quite onerous – much more involved than we would ever wish to be. On the other hand if we really care about our spiritual health we will certainly want to monitor our attitudes and actions that betray a vibrant faith in Christ or a careless heart toward God. Join Pastor Dr. David Bahn, Senior Pastor of St. John Lutheran Church, Cypress, Texas as he explores this topic.

  • New Birth to a Living Hope – August 19, 2012 - A new birth to a living hope might sound absurdly optimistic, especially for those who have been sentenced to spend their life in prison. The apostle Peter's words (1 Peter 1:3-4) however, point to the truth of our eternal future in Jesus. Join with us as we hear from three inmates who have received this gift of a living hope from our Lord, and are prison ministry students in the seminary program at the Darrington Prison Unit, Rosharon, TX. Joining Pastor Schultz and Pastor John Cain is the head of the prison seminary, Dr. Ben Phillips.

  • Running Religion – August 12, 2012 - What does running have to do with spirituality? As the Olympics in London come to a close on August 12 men from all over the world will be competing for gold in the 26.2 mile marathon distance. Their pursuit of gold has often been linked with spirituality. From individuals who have God as their coach to those who believe that running is their religion, many have seen parallels between running and spirituality. Ken Chitwood (vicar, writer and runner) will explore the world’s thoughts on running and religion and delve into whether or not the running experience is at all comparable to the Christian life. Join Vicar Ken Chitwood as he speaks from personal experience.

  • The Radical Experiment - August 5, 2012  - In John Chapter 4 Jesus was tired from his journey and went to a well to rest himself.  There he did a very radical thing.  He began to talk with a woman from Samaria with whom the Jewish people would absolutely have no dealings.  Why did he do such a radical thing?  Is it possible that the radical Christian life is much easier than we believe?  Is it possible that if we just slow down, pray and start to care about people around us – starting with the next person we meet in our neighborhood or in the cubical next to us, that we could be used by God to change our neighborhood, office, and maybe the entire world? Join Pastor Dave Schultz and Brian Runge as they talk about “The Radical Experiment.”

  • The Point of No Return – July 29, 2012 - What’s happening in America? Used to be that when you saw a car backing out of the driveway on a Sunday morning, you knew the occupants were going to church. When a funeral procession approached, you pulled over with respect. When someone wore a cross, it spoke of Jesus Christ. Then there’s today: Who knows where all the cars go? Disregard the passage of someone’s loved one-hurry, hurry, hurry. Madonna on a crucifix during a concert...really? What has happened to the church’s influence?  Where is the influence the church once had?  Have we reached the point of no return? Join Pastor Dave Schultz and Greg Finke for this engaging topic.

  • Don’t Tell Me You Cannot Teach An Old Dog New Tricks – July 22, 2012 - How often do we hide behind thoughts like this, believing to our dismay that there are some people who can’t be changed from their lives of poverty, chaotic behavior, carelessness, hatred or even crime to that of righteousness of living? “So, live and let live!!!”  “I was born this way and I will die this way.”  And at times, it seems kind of futile when we see the life of someone so precious to us slip-slide away into oblivion:  powerless to do anything about it but pray.  Maybe, just maybe, God has created a system of justice among us to grab the reprobate when he/she has hit rock bottom and incarcerate them to begin the process of “transformation”.  Sometimes that physical transformation becomes “spiritual transformation”, as well.  The Bible says true transformation can happen.  Join Pastor John Cain and Pastor David Schultz in the provocative discussion of “spiritual transformation” and what that looks like in civil society and in some prison settings, such as Angola Penitentiary.

  • If We Hired Him, We Can Fire Him - 7-15-2012 - That is so often the feeling of some people in the Christian community, if the pastor they have is one that is not “perfect” in their eyes, or who shows some personal inadequacies. “We can just fire him”. Truly, is that who your pastor is? Or is he one sent to you by God to proclaim the majesty of God’s love in Jesus Christ, to encourage or sometimes to admonish?  Join Pastor Dave Schultz as he questions his guest Pastor Matt Popovits on this topic.

  • Freedom Can Be Dangerous - July 8, 2012 - Many people immigrating to this Country from other parts of the world, especially from Islamic and Communist countries, have “difficulty” comprehending the meaning of “freedom”. Freedom to many of them means, “do what you want when you want” But true freedom without guidelines and boundaries  creates chaos in any society, and it often does for those coming from “freedom restricted” parts of the world. But in the Christian world, Jesus says, “ His truth sets you free.” Real freedom of heart, mind and soul comes when Christ enters the picture and provides freedom through forgiveness from the power of sin, the fear of death, and the deadly grip of Satan.  Join Brian Runge and Dave Schultz in the relevant and lively discussion of what Jesus means when He says, “When the Son sets you free, you are free indeed.”

  • There is no Plan “B” for the Church of Jesus Christ -  July 1, 2012 - There has often been the thinking that if one plan doesn’t work for the church to carry out the “Great Commission” to Go and Tell, then we might turn to do something else just as significant.  But the problem is, there is no contingency plan because “there is no other Name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”  Join Pastor Brian Runge and Pastor Dave Schultz as they explore what commission means and they will look at the other media platforms for sharing the Gospel.

  • Change Can Sometimes Bring Pain - June 24, 2012 - As creatures of habit, we really don’t always appreciate change. Changes in routine, computer programs, even the route one must drive, frequently cause anxiety, even fear. Why? Because we are creatures of habit. But change can be good. Like the CHANGE we at Evangelical Life Ministries would like to share with you. Join Pastor Dave Schultz, Pastor Brian Runge and Gary Johnson reviewing our five years of broadcast history, taking calls from former guests and talking about the future for Evangelical Life Ministries in its new 30-minute format.

  • The Majestic Power of God To Bring Change in A Man’s Heart - June 17, 2012 - In a book written by Dennis Shere entitled Cain’s Redemption, Dr. John Robson, Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries and director of the seminary staff at Angola Prison, Louisiana, writes about Jesse Deters. Jesse’s record as a citizen was not at all sterling. The people who knew Jesse, knew him to be incorrigible when he committed aggravated rape that got him sent to Angola. He had also committed murder in Texas. For years, he fought the prison system and was considered a troublemaker. Then, almost miraculously, he changed and was accepted to work as a clerk on the seminary staff. Dr. John Robson said of him, “Deters came to be the most doctrinally sound member of his staff, someone dedicated and gifted, who taught in a certificate program for inmates who could not meet the seminary’s academic standards. Join us as host Dave Schultz queries his guest, Dr. Robson, Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries, about the rest of Jesse Deters’ story: truly an act of God’s Holy Spirit to transform the worst of the worst to a child of the Heavenly Father. You will love the story and many others from the memory of Dr. Robson.

  • How Do You Change A Culture? - June 10, 2012 - It's a very practical question for a lot of Christians because we are concerned about the direction of our own American culture. Bringing people to Christ is essential, and so is prayer in that endeavor! Serving our neighbors and those in need in the Name of Christ is also important. Yet, changing a culture requires more than a bottoms-up strategy. You have to win the commanding heights–the key people and institutions that are the culture-makers and shapers. That is what happened at Angola to transform it from one of America's most bloody prisons into the model prison society. That is what God is also doing at Darrington. Join us for an exciting discussion with Dr. Ben Phillips, Associate Dean of the Darrington Prison Seminary, and Dave Schultz, the host of Engaging Truth, about how God is changing the culture of the Darrington prison, and how this prison can one day not only give us a better picture of what an ideal culture looks like but also show us how to get our own culture there.

  • End Slavery – June 3, 2012 - Nefarious: Merchant of Souls  is a hard-hitting documentary that exposes the disturbing trends in modern sex slavery. From the very first scene, Nefarious ushers you into the nightmare of sex slavery that hundreds of thousands experience daily. “Modern slavery.” It sounds like a paradox. Hasn’t humanity progressed? Didn’t we leave slavery dead on the battlefields of the American Civil War? But, with over 27 million enslaved people across the world, human trafficking is still the battlefront of the century. Regardless of nationality, victims are systematically stripped of their identity, battered into gruesome submission and made to perform humiliating sexual acts on up to 40 strangers every night.  Join Pastor Dave Schultz as he interviews Tim Fraim, Tour Team Coordinator for Exodus Cry: A Prayer Movement to End Slavery.

  • What Will You Leave Behind When You Die? - May 27, 2012 - We all know that we “can’t take it with us”, yet many times we hesitate to make plans for our estate and the loved ones death leaves behind. Putting off until tomorrow what should be taken care of today can be a route to disaster, especially when that task is writing a will. Join Pastor Dave Schultz and his guest, Attorney Bill Hayes, as they take your calls live and talk about the importance of prior planning for the spiritual and financial legacy we will leave behind. This realm of Christian stewardship should not be neglected.

  • The Cost of Being a Mom - May 13, 2012 - If there was a price tag that could be placed on being a mother, what would that be? The instruction book for being a “mom” doesn’t come with any directions, warnings or benefits. Everything is learned in the mother-school of hard knocks. There are tears and cheers remembered only after the fact, just as they were carefully catalogued in the deep recesses of the soul. Being a mother is a never-ending task of being teacher, nurse, chauffer, referee, counselor and chef, but the rewards are greater than anyone can imagine. From one grandmother’s perspective, “It’s hard to remember the difficulties and see the benefits. Each of our children is a gift from God and has become a responsible, loving and caring adult. Watching them become what God intended is the greatest reward possible.” Another mother states “My answer to the question about cost is that being a mom is priceless. There is no value that can be placed on the time, emotions, thoughts, prayers, and strength needed to be a mom and raise three children, leading them and seeing them mature in Jesus Christ. The reason for doing all of this in Jesus’ name is knowing that God’s name is being glorified thereby. The job is hard and exhausting, but the outcome is well worth the income.” Listen to our Mother’s Day special program.

  • Different Kind of Missionary Work – May 6, 2012 - In 2003, Joe was called into full time ministry. Today, he is president of Joe McDonald Ministry. Inc, where he is known as a different kind of missionary. Since then, he has worked over the world in hundreds of youth, male and female prisons and brought the message of hope and the Good News of Jesus Christ to those behind the walls. Joe has performed in prisons, orphanages, schools churches and villages with the message of Salvation, God’s love and Jesus’ redeeming power using Gospel “Magic”, presented in an easy and powerful way to understand. Partnering with Forgiven Ministry ™, Hope International Ministries, Bill Glass, CFL, CMA and many churches, Joe is actively living his calling to bring souls to the saving message of Jesus Christ. Joe has just returned from Nigeria and Mexico where he has shared the message of God’s Redeeming love in Jesus Christ. Pastor Dave Schultz and Joe McDonald will provide a provocative broadcast as they discuss Joe’s different kind of missionary work.

  • Engaging Truth, Update: Transformation Of Lifers - April 29, 2012 - One of the major things that happens when the Spirit of Christ transforms a lifer is that their perspective on prison begins to change. No longer is it the end of the world. While they continue to recognize that prison happened because of what they did, no longer was that deed a mistake, it was sin. Men begin to have a heart for their children and families.  They begin to see life in terms of service to God and others, rather than through completely selfish eyes. Christ our Advocate is taking up the case of guilty men before the Supreme Judge. Join us as Pastor Dave Schultz welcomes Grove Norwood, Heart of Texas Foundation, and Dr. Ben Phillips, Director, Darrington Extension of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, for an update on the incredible transformation of individuals and culture God is accomplishing at the Darrington Unit in Rosharon, Texas, and Angola Penitentiary in Louisiana.

    Homosexuality: Times Are Changing - April 22, 2012 - Can people change? What does change mean? The moral climate is rapidly changing in the 21st century, and that really has affected attitudes about homosexuality. Can people change has always been the question, and few have been able to respond to that. Michael Newman of Christian Coalition for Reconciliation has a personal story, and will be sharing about change for the homosexual struggler from his experience of 27 years in ministry. He may even challenge your concept of change, as he expands the concept related to change for the homosexual, which is still being hotly debated in so many circles. For only in Jesus Christ, our Risen Lord, is transformation of heart, mind and body possible. Join Pastor Dave Schultz and Michael Newman for this provocative but winsome discussion.

  • After the Easter Ham – April 15, 2012 - He is risen, He is risen indeed, hallelujah! That was Sunday, now it’s Monday...then Tuesday...then Wednesday. Once the ham hangover wears off from Easter Sunday, we return to our normal lives on Monday. Along about Thursday we might begin to think of the ham bone that’s left: should we make soup? How about beans–share that wonderful flavor. Or do we shave off the last little slivers of meat and give the bone to the dog? But wait, what if there was more to our Easter celebration than that...to the Resurrection than beautiful hallelujah choruses? What does it look like to live in light of the Resurrection without making it just a weekend celebration, an attitude or a philosophy? Pastor Matt Popovits and Ken Chitwood talk about living the Resurrection out in daily life in a way that’s practical and pertinent for life in the 21st century. Perhaps you will find the inspiration to fill your life with Christ Jesus...after the Easter ham.

  • Easter Special - April 8, 2012 - The Mood of Sunday Night - Easter - The Moods of Easter Sunday Night” is a program of re-birth and enlightenment, that’ll help you look forward, to see the resurrection of you life based on the Resurrection of Jesus Christ!  Join Anthony Ochoa for this reflective program focusing on Easter - the most important feast in the Christian liturgical year. Take an hour slow down, listen to this program and reflect upon what the Resurrection of Jesus Christ means to you!  For a broadcast quality copy of this audio email  contact Brian Runge at 713-870-4830 or brian@kkht.com.

  • Modern Slavery – April 1, 2012 - It sounds like a paradox. Hasn’t humanity progressed? Didn’t we leave slavery dead on the battlefields of the American Civil War? Didn’t social reformers liker Lincoln legislate against such cruelty over 100 years ago?  So we thought. But with 27 million enslaved people across the world, human trafficking is still the battlefront of the century. Regardless of nationality, victims are systematically stripped of their identity, battered into submission and made to perform sexual acts with as many as 40 strangers each night. Not only are they kept under surveillance, the average age  of victims thrown into this ghastly oppression is 13, and that in the Houston area. Listen to “The Reality of Human Trafficking” with Guests Cat French, Micah and Tim. You will be amazed at what they have to say.

  • The Influence of the World - March 25, 2012 - Join host Pastor David Schultz and Dr. Peter Williams as they discuss important Christian issues of the day.

  • The Architect of the Cross: Why knowing just who killed Jesus makes all the difference in the world - March 18, 2012 - So, who killed Jesus? Who's ultimately responsible for the most notorious death of the world's most innocent man? Some point the finger at the Jewish people. On the other side of the spectrum you'll hear Christians pointing their fingers squarely at themselves. "It was my sin that nailed him to the cross," they say. But both answers fail to fully answer the question. Think about it. If God is in charge of this world, if God the Father is the one who sent His Son into this world, then God the Father is the architect of the death of Christ at the hands of this world. Does that make God the Father somehow bad? Why in the world would he design a plan involving the death of His own Son? What does one say to a family member or a friend who rejects the idea of God sacrificing anyone–let alone his own child–in order to save others? Join Matt Popovits, Campus Pastor at CrossPoint Community Church, and Pastor Dave Schultz for this exciting discussion.

  • Forgiving Myself - March 11, 2012 - When you connect the dots between men in prison or penitentiaries in Angola, Huntsville or Darrington, and many for life, the question of why needs to be addressed. What caused them to commit a felonious activity? The root causes have to do with the inability or unwillingness to forgive. In many cases, retaliation with a gun or knife was thought to settle  the problem. Since most felons, even those forgiven by the declaration of Jesus Christ, still remember their past, does that mean forgiveness was not complete? Perhaps we “feel” we must learn to ‘forgive ourselves’ for transgressions committed long ago. Join Grove Norwood from the feature movie, The Heart of Texas, and host Pastor Dave Schultz for a Christ-centered discussion of the Biblical injunction to be forgiven and to forgive.

    The Cross of Jesus with Prisoners - March 04, 2012 - Join host Dave Shcultz and his guests Dr. Ben Phillips as they explore God's truth found in the bible, especially as it relates to those in prison.

  • Engaging Truth - February 26, 2012 - Join host Dave Shcultz and his guests as they explore God's truth found in the bible.

  • The Staircase to Heaven - February 19, 2012 - Join hosts Ken Chitwood and Matt Popovits as they discuss the new book The Staircase to Heaven with the author - a journey out of Mormonism into evangelical Christianity.

  • Is Marriage in Crisis? - February 12, 2012 - Marriage is a hot topic in American churches these days. Join Ken Chitwood and Matt Popovits as they put marriage and other views in perspective according to Biblical truths–truths are most helpful for Christians when it comes to understanding and navigating the gift of marriage.

  • Good Grief: It's a Process - Februay 05,2012 - Charlie Brown is noted for his exclamation, “Good grief!” Can there actually be such a thing? Grief is the constellation of internal thoughts and feelings we experience when someone we love dies. Grief is a process, not an event. In the wake of loss, people who grieve require a safe haven and sensitive professionals to guide them through the tasks of their grief and healing. New research in bereavement talks about the complexity of the process, how mourners struggle with a sense of lost identity, and the need to find new meaning in a life without their loved one.  Marjorie A. Kosoy, Ed.D., a psychologist in Houston and Sheryl Levin, M.Ed., L.P.C from South America, from the Red Bird Center along with Pastor David Schultz will discuss the process of grief and shed light on how Red Bird Center is actually helping others experience good grief.

  • Role of Denominational Churches - January 29, 2012 - Many have said that the time of the ‘institutional church’ has come and gone.  Is there still a role for regional, national, and international church bodies in our day and age?  Can they still play a role in showing Christ’s mercy to others, in proclaiming the Gospel, and in helping Christians see themselves as part of the Body of Christ?  In a time when many churches have chosen to be ‘non-denominational,’ is there still a role for denominations?  Join guest host Pastor Charles St-Onge as he discusses these issues with Pastor Matthew Harrison, the President of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, and Pastor Scott Murray, the Synod’s 5th Vice-President.

  • Sanctity of Life - January 22, 2012 - For nearly 40 years, 1,500 innocent unborn children have been murdered in America every single day. That number translates into 547,500 murders each year or roughly 21,900,000 murders since the U. S. Supreme Court ruled in the Roe vs. Wade case. Planned Parenthood and the national abortion industry have become big business, reaping hundreds of millions of dollars in government subsidy. American Christians have gradually grown accustomed to this holocaust of the unborn as an ordinary and acceptable part of our culture. The silence of the church is a denial of Jesus Christ and a contradiction of His Gospel of Life. Join Pastor Dave Schultz and Dr. Larry White, senior pastor of Our Savior in Houston and nationally known communicator, as they discuss and explore Sanctity-Of-Life issues.

  • Out of Mormonism – January 15, 2012 - Because many people believe Mormons are Christian it is vital to understand the thinking behind Mormon terms such as: “Savior,” “Heavenly Father,” and “salvation.” Few Christians know that the ultimate goal of the Mormon is to become a “god” of their own planet. Mormons have in addition to the Bible three “standard works” they use as “scripture,” with the Book of Mormon taking priority over the Bible since it is “later day revelation.” Hear the broadcast from January 15 to find out many more secrets about the religion of Mormonism.

  • How Much Can You Forgive? - January 8, 2012 - Scottie Barnes, founder of Forgiven Ministry, not only forgave her incarcerated, gambling, drug kingpin father who did not respond to her love, she continued to pray for him until he finally received Jesus as his Savior. Now, at age 54, Scottie Barnes has surrendered her entire being to the will of God, committing to walk through every door of ministry that He opened. The journey has led Scottie and her husband, Jack, to prisons across our nation reaching, restoring and reconciling children with their inmate parents. Join Pastor Dave Schultz and Scottie Barnes as they explore God’s will for everyone, even the incarcerated.

  • Relationships & Forgiveness Between Kids & Incarcerated Parents - January 1, 2012 - Listen in on the program with host Dave Schultz and his guests on this exciting topic.

  • Special Christmas Day Broadcast - December 25, 2011 - Special programming with Guest John Marrs, the Director of Music at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Spring Branch. He will provide great Christmas music interspersed with the applicable Gospel messages that will bring wonderful thoughts and seasonal memories for you to carry with you. May your heart and  hearing be blessed by this inspiring Christmas Eve special.

  • Our Masochist Messiah? - December 18, 2011 - Joy is the opposite of grief and suffering yet we often hear that there can be joy in the midst of suffering. A masochist experiences pain for pleasure while on the flip side sadists enjoy inflicting pain or humiliation on others. God is not a sadist, Jesus is not a masochist and nor are we. This time of the year there is so much expectation and latent joy–an uninhibited feeling of merriment and fulfillment. The Christian life is to be a reflection of this festal joy at the birth of Christ. Join Pastor Dave Schultz and Ken Chitwood from LINC Houston as they delve into the subjects of grief, suffering, and  joyous expectations.

  • Kenya Ablaze! - December 11, 2011 -The world begins at the end of your skin. Experiencing mission is life changing. Kilgoris, Kenya was the site of the evangelistic optical clinic that was part of the November 2011 Kenya Ablaze! Mission Trip. Join Pastor Dave Schultz as he and Pastor David Bahn talk about this recent mission adventure of which Pastor Bahn was a part.

  • Oh, You Better Watch Out - December 4, 2011 - ...you better not cry, you better not pout, Jesus Christ is coming to town! Isn’t that really what Christmas is all about?  We know he has been born, but we also know that he will come again to judge the world, us included, and set all things right. Jesus has already come, and he is coming again. Join Pastor Ed Peterman and Pastor Dave Schultz as they focus on the Advent season.

  • What Happens When You Die – November 27, 2011 - Rev. Michael Newman, author of the new book, "What Happens When You Die" speaks with Pastor David Schultz on Engaging Truth - join them as they discuss compelling questions about heaven, hell, life and death.

  • Dwelling 1:14 - November 20, 2011 - Join host Pastor Dave Schultz and Pastor Greg Finke, who is the founder and Executive Director of Dwelling 1:14, a non-profit ministry that seeks to help Jesus-followers connect in their neighborhoods, workplaces and schools for discipling and missional living, as they discuss import topics of the day.

  • From Prisoner to Pastor - November 13, 2011 - We all acknowledge that our God certainly works in wondrous ways; but could we forgive someone for killing our child? Grove Norwood who, with his wife and son, was the focus of the movie, “The Heart of Texas.” This movie clearly reveals what the forgiveness of Christ means: to forgive a best friend for accidentally killing your four-year-old daughter with his car. “The Heart of Texas” got the attention of prisoners in Texas and Louisiana and has served as a springboard for prisoners to come to faith in Christ. The even “greater good” that has come from that movie is that “lifers” in many penitentiaries are now preparing to become pastors, evangelists, and chaplains through penitentiary-led Bible schools and seminaries. How this is happening in the Angola and Darrington Penitentiaries will be the central focus of a remote broadcast of Engaging Truth coming from St. Mark Lutheran Church in Spring Branch. Our guests on the program are Dr. Ben Phillips, the associate Dean of the Seminary at the Darrington Penitentiary, and Grove Norwood.  Join Pastor Dave Schultz and Greg Koch for a program that promises to reveal God’s work in wondrous ways.

    Out of Mormonism - November 6, 2011 - We have all heard about Mormonism, but what is it like to have been a Mormon and then learned of the love of Christ Jesus? Judy Robertson is the author of Out of Mormonism - Join Judy Robertson and Pastor Dave Schultz as they discuss the reasons why she and Jim became Mormons and subsequently left Mormonism and accepted the Biblical Christ as Lord and Savior.

  • Jesus Christ - October 30, 2011 - In the history of literature it is not surprising to learn that the Second Person of the Trinity has been given more attention in print than the First and Third combined. The Son was present before the beginning of time. He is complex, simple, Savior, King, Creator, and Friend. Join Rev. Steve Misch and Pastor Dave Schultz to find out why knowing Jesus is more important than knowing anyone or anything else created.

  • Technology in our Witness - October 23, 2011 - If Jesus were walking the earth with us today, would He have His smart phone in one hand and an iPad tucked under His arm? Our job as followers of Jesus is not to reject these means of communication, but to interface and use them for God’s glory. Regardless of innovations in communication, the foundation for spreading the Gospel remains the same:  it is the Word of God spoken from one follower of God to another.  Join Matt Popovits, pastor of Crosspoint Community, and Vicar Ken, instructor at LINC as they examine how an individual’s personal relationships can be enhanced through the use of technology. 

    Heart of Texas Ministry - October 2, 2011 - Join host Dave Schultz and his special guest Grove Norwood as they discuss prison ministry - the hope, forgiveness and reconciliation of inmates in Texas.

  • Is Heaven the End Game? - September 25, 2011 - Most people would agree that Jesus died on the cross so that we could go to heaven. But then again, most people are wrong. Yes, Heaven is real, Heaven is likely glorious--but getting to Heaven is not the point. Join us for a discussion about the true end goal of our faith, and how Jesus has saved us for so much more than the glory of Heaven. Join host Dave Shultz and his guest Pastor Matt Popovits from Cross Point Katy Church as they explore this topic.

  • Changing Hearts - September 18, 2011 - Burl Cain, the warden of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, LA, where a Seminary-Bible College was planted, is coming to Texas to help begin a similar program. “Lifers” in Angola became pastors, evangelists, and chaplains. For the first time in history 35 churches have been established in Angola with over 400 services conducted monthly, all pastored by inmates converted to Christ Jesus. Join Pastor Schultz with Burl Cain to discover how Jesus Christ not only changes men’s hearts, but also their morality.

  • Prayer and Honoring God - September 11, 2011 - Join host Pastor David Schultz and his special guests Pastor David Bahn and Pastor Jim Cymbala as they discuss prayer, the desire to honor God and much more.

  • Love Won Out - September 4, 2011 - What is it like to have been in the “gay” world, but then by God’s grace, to have exited it? What is there in the world of the “gays” that is no longer the attraction it was just a few years ago? Is it permissible in this litigious society to talk boldly, confidently and still graciously about true healing that can happen to those trapped in that “other” world? Join us on as Michael Newmann, the ED of Christian Coalition for Reconciliation (CCR) and Jeff Buchanan an EVP at Exodus International as we look most carefully at the outcome of the conference on “Love won Out.”

  • From Prisoner to Pastor – August 28, 2011 - Dr. Ben Philips, a professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, has been called to be the first director of Southwestern’s Darrington Extension, a four-year undergraduate program at the maximum-security Darrington Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. This program leads to a fully-accredited Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies degree for long-term offenders and is intended to train called men to serve as missionary-pastors to the offender population of the approximately 130 prisons of the Texas prison system.  Pastor Dave Schultz will be present at the opening of this seminary in Rosharon, Texas on Monday, so you won’t want to miss this broadcast featuring Dr. Philips and Pastor Schultz the night before this monumental event in Texas and Biblical history.

  • From Misery to Ministry a Walk of Faith- August 21, 2011 - How would you react if you lost EVERYTHING in one moment? What if it were your child's death -- your ONLY child? Where is God when your faith is rocked to its very core? Can God rebuild and restore your lives with Joy? Join Brian and Leah Foutz with host David Schultz as they share about God’s peace, restoration and preparation into helping others though grief by bringing hope, healing and encouragement.

  • Prison Ministry - August 14, 2011 - Join host Pastor David Schultz and his guest James R. Rogers as they discuss this important and often overlooked subject.  

  • Perspectives - August 7, 2011 - Join Pastor David Schultz and his guest Greg Koch, Houston Attorney, Sports announcer for 610am sports radio, and former Green Bay Packer as they have an engaging discussion. Greg was entered into the Green Bay Packer Hall, of Fame in 2010.

  • My Decision? - July 31, 2011 - Even though you are saved by the grace of God, Decision Theology states you have to “decide” to accept that grace in order to be saved. Sounds reasonable, even Biblical, but it compromises the idea that we are saved by grace alone. It makes our decision a key factor in salvation. The Rev. Edwin D. Peterman, retired Senior Pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church and Pastor Emeritus of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, both in Houston, will join Pastor David Schultz this week to discuss Decision Theology and the danger it poses for the typical Christian in our society today.

  • Prison Ministry - July 17, 2011 - The Holy Spirit moves hearts to change; even hearts that have been hardened by prison are being moved by the Holy Spirit working through the Heart of Texas Foundation. Born out of a tragedy which resulted in God’s grace exploding in a small Texas town, the foundation shares an incredible but true story with the world. Grove Norwood, founder and chairman, shares a Biblically-based message of hope, forgiveness, and reconciliation with inmates in prisons of Texas.

  • The Forgotten God & the Holy Spirit - July 10, 2011 - Join guest Steven Misch and Host Dave Schultz for this timely discussion on how the Holy Spirit is alive and at work.

  • The Holy Spirit - July 3, 2011 - Is the Holy Spirit a forgotten God as a recent book title proclaims? Why is so little written about the Holy Spirit? Ken Chitwood, director of the LINC Bible Institute with LINC Houston and commentator on religion for the Houston Chronicle at www.houstonbelief.com, joins Pastor Dave Schultz to examine the power of the Holy Spirit.

  • Faith in Pro Football – June 26, 2011 - Paul Coffman was born in St. Louis, attended Kansas State University, played with the Green Bay Packers from 1978-85 before joining the Kansas City Chiefs in 1986 and the New Orleans Saints in 1988. He was inducted into the Packer’s Hall of Fame in 1994. He says that as a young man he had made a decision to follow the God of the Bible but I did not do anything to deepen that relationship with God. It wasn’t until he was about to marry that he realized that living in the fast lane would not make a good marriage. He and Amy began to study the Bible and to ultimately recommit their lives to Jesus Christ. Paul is interviewed by his friend and former Packer, Greg Koch.

  • Putting Christ into Athletics – June 19, 2011 - Coach (Rusty) Rogers spent 16 years as college head coach, winning two NAIA national championships and 298 victories. Rusty Rogers followed God’s path as elementary and junior high school physical ed. teacher and coach at St. Mark Lutheran School in Houston for 5 years. In 2007, he became athletic director and head coach for women’s basketball at Houston Christian High School.  But, according to Coach Rogers, none of his accomplishments have been more meaningful than his opportunity to put Christ in his game plan - especially since he became affiliated with Christian Schools in 2000. Putting Christ in to athletics in the 21 Century and the challenges it offers.

  • Modern Day Pentecost - June 12, 2011 - A miraculous number of people came to believe in Jesus on the day of Pentecost. While this historical fact is hard for us to imagine, even more surprising might be that today the Holy Spirit is working in even greater numbers. Tens of thousands of individuals come to faith in Jesus every single day throughout the world. Thousands of churches are being planted annually in countries where the Gospel message is taking root. People around the world are hearing the Good News of Jesus in their own tongue for the first time. There are signs that these Gospel movements happening throughout the developing world are beginning to take root here in our country as well.  People from all over the world live in our city. Could we experience a modern-day Pentecost in our time as well? Join our special guest Rev. Mark Junkans, Executive Director - LINC Houston.

  • Revelation - May 29, 2011 - Revelation is one of the most mysterious and misunderstood books of the Bible.  It's message hinges on the reality of the resurrection--of Jesus and of those who trust in Him.  Michael Newman, author of "Revelation: What the Last Book of the Bible Really Means", will help unpack the implications of Jesus' final word to His Church.  If you're looking for your purpose in life and if you crave hope, tune in to hear Pastor Michael Newman and Mr. Greg Koch engage the truth about the book of Revelation! 

  • A Passion for Children and Prayer - May 22, 2011 - Guest Pastor Bill Harrell and Host Pastor Dave Schultz, who have been prayer partners for over 20 years, will talk about their prayer times and review Harrell’s newly released children’s book Gabriel and the Secret of the Rainbow.

  • Reach the Lost, Disciple the Saved and Care for People - May 15, 2011 - This Sunday night Rev. Ken Hennings, the President of the Texas District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, will join Pastor Dave Schultz, sharing his innermost thoughts with the listening audience.  What does a District President of more than 300 Lutheran congregations in the Texas District think about as he marks the miles crossing the state of Texas? Rev. Hennings provides leadership for the congregations of the Texas District to “reach the lost, disciple the saved, and care for people.”

  • Easter and the Resurrection Changes Everything - May 8, 2011 - Every moment, every second of the day someone is talking about Jesus Christ and the resurrection and no other event in history has had this effect. Join host Pastor David Schultz and his guest Pastor Matt Popovits as they discuss this exciting topic.

  • Easter is Everything - May 1, 2011 - Did you ever wonder if there is a connection between the Doctrine of Creation and the Resurrection of Jesus? Easter is everything. It is life, it is hope, it is re-creation. The resurrection of Jesus could be referred to as the rebuilding of all creation, the fulfillment of God's first promise of redemption. Join special guest Rev. Steven Misch and host Pastor Dave Schultz as they explore this exciting topic.

  • The Resurrection of Christ – April 24, 2011- “Where would we be without the message of the Resurrection of Christ?” We would be a world writhing in pain and anguish over issues we cannot control, having no hope for tomorrow.  It’s a simple as that!  Join Dave Schultz and guest, Paul Schweinler, as Engaging Truth explores the Biblical truth of this topic.

  • Christian's One Mission - April 17, 2011 - As Christians, our “Job One” is to bring the message of Jesus Christ to a hurting world. We can certainly look to Dr. Gerald Kieschnick for a shining example of outreach and service to those who do not know of the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. For the past nine years, Dr. Kieschnick served as president of the LCMS developing a vision that still guides his life today–that Christians are to be about ONE MISSION–reaching people with the good news about Jesus, proclaiming ONE MESSAGE–that Jesus Christ, and he alone, is the Savior of the world.  Join in as he, Rev. David Schultz and Rev. Dr. David Bahn explore their passion for mission and ministry.

  • Grace Made Jesus' Love Personal - April 10, 2011 - Join host Pastor Dave Schultz and special guest Reverend James W. Nutter as they unpack and explore this topic.

  • Where Will I Spend Eternity? April 3, 2011 - Ask yourself, “Where will I spend eternity?”  Is any question more important than this one? Has the Word of God become a treasury or trite for you? And how about those with whom you work, your friends, family, acquaintances? Do they see in you the “hope” in Christ that could set them free?  Listen as Rev. Jon Braunersreuther, Mission and Ministry Facilitator for Area D of the Texas District, LCMS, shares his passion for servant-leadership and the eternal life-guaranteeing good news about Jesus Christ.  Join in as he, special guest Pastor David Bahn and Pastor David Schultz discuss the certainty of our heavenly home and the responsibility it bears.

  • Revelation - What the Last Book of the Bible Really Means - March 27, 2011. Join host Greg Koch and special guest Michael Newman as they discuss this exciting and important topic.

  • Reach More People with the Good News of the Gospel – March 20, 2011. Are you content to sit in your pew on Sunday morning and maybe attend a special church function once in a while? God has somewhat bigger plans than that for His kingdom. Paul Krentz, Mission and Ministry Facilitator of the Texas District, helps congregations explore ways to reach more people with the Good News of the Gospel. Hear about strategic opportunities God has placed before us to engage and "confront the community with the radical and exclusive claims of the Gospel." Join host Pastor David Schultz and Paul Krentz as they examine church multiplication efforts.

  • The Walls of Self-Control, March 13, 2011 – “Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.” Proverbs 25:28. Do you maintain self-control as you work through conflict? How well is your leadership going? What are some building blocks of good leadership? In anxious times, as we are now, we need leaders (clergy, teachers, lay) to be present, but not caught up in anxiety. Join host Pastor Dave Schultz and guest Rev. John M. Hirsch as they discuss this topic.

  • Science and Theology, Physical vs. Spiritual - March 6 - Have you ever questioned the relationship between science and the Bible?  Rev. Steven Misch began researching this early in life and now brings the perspective of Biblical languages, theology, and the authority of God’s Word to the discussion. Can we simply rejoice in the life given in Christ because of the mighty hand of God in Creation and Redemption? Rev. Misch has served in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod since 1982 and currently serves as Mission and Ministry Facilitator in Area A of the Texas District. Listen as he and Rev. David Schultz discuss “Science and Theology: Physical vs. Spiritual."

  • Foster Care & Adoption - February 27, 2011 - Join host Pastor David Schultz and his guest Kimberely Greene, Area Director for Lutheran Social Services of the South, as they discuss this import topic.

  • Troubled Boys and Girls - February 20, 2011 - Join host Greg Koch and Jason Phelps, DCE who provides Spiritual Care for the Krause Children's Center. The Krause Children's Center provides help, healing and hope to troubled boys and girls ages 11-17. Listen in as we discuss the topic of troubled teens and how to deal with these issues.

  • The Calling - Live a Life of Significance February 13, 2011 - Is your job worthwhile and stimulating or just a way to pay the bills? Is your family life in a shambles, or is it a source of satisfaction? Are you living the life you were meant to live? Is that all there is? If you have had questions like these cross your mind, perhaps Dr. Kurt Senske can offer a fresh perspective on living a full, happier life. His new book, The Calling: Live a Life of Significance, serves as a gut-check and presents a “Christ-help” solution that discourages the modern notion of looking for your “authentic self.”

  • Season of Life - February 6, 2011 - How does one know when the right “season of life” to move to a senior living facility is approaching? How does a person settle into a community and experience joy throughout the years God has allotted them?  Join Rev. David Schultz and Kathy Johanns as they discuss these and other questions.

  • Science, Technology and Christianity – January 30, 2011 - Join host Pastor Charles St. Onge and his guests Dr. Caroline Crocker, President of the American Institute for Technology and Science Education and Mr. Tom Harvey, high school student, as they explore and discuss how science, technology and Christianity co-exist in modern times.

  • Life – January 23, 2011 - Host Pastor David Schultz will discuss the many fazes of “life” in these troubled and yet confusing times with Paul J. Schweinler. Paul J. Schweinler of Coral Springs, Florida. His credentials include Florida Supreme Court mediator and a qualified trainer; nationally Certified and Florida Licenses Mental Health counselor; Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress; Guardian ad Litem (Family, Dependency and Criminal) and GAL trainer (Broward County). He is also a Critical Incident Stress Manager and Consultant and Approved Instructor for International Critical Incident Stress foundation, and a member if the State of Florida Emergency Response Team.

  • Taking God Out of Our Culture - January16, 2011 Broadcast - Join Diane Lamberson, Clinical Social Worker of Interfaith Samaritan Counseling Center and her guests Steven Cholak of Memorial Lutheran Church and Gene Edward Veith, Ph.D. - Provost & Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College as they discuss this important topic.

  • The Church and Epiphany - January 09, 2011 Broadcast - Join Diane Lamberson, Clinical Social Worker of Interfaith Samaritan Counseling Center and her guests Steven Cholak of Memorial Lutheran Church and Reverend John T. Pless of Concordia Theological Seminary as they discuss Epiphany and the church.

  • January 02, 2011 Broadcast - Salem Radio Network and ELM present a special broadcast - The Moods of Sunday Night.

  • The Chronicles of Narnia - December 26, 2010 Broadcast - Discussion of the new movie - The Chronicles of Narnia. Join host Greg Cook and Pastor Timothy Duerr as they discuss this movie from a Christian perspective.

  • Inclusion in our Churches - December 19, 2010 Broadcast - Join Pastor David Schultz and Pastor Scott Heitshusen as they discuss “inclusion” in relation to our churches.

  • The Real Meaning of Christmas - December 12, 2010 Broadcast - Join Diane Lamberson, Clinical Social Worker of Interfaith Samaritan Counseling Center and her guests Pastor Steven Cholak of Memorial Lutheran Church and Reverend Dr. Stephen Mueller as they discuss the real meaning of Christmas.

  • How do we prepare for Christmas - December 5, 2010 Broadcast - How do we prepare for Christmas (what is advent anyway)? Holiday parties? What about after the holidays - what then? What does Christianity offer that sustains for the whole year? Join our discussion with Pastor Dave Schultz and special guests Pastor John Cain of Gethsemane Lutheran Church and Dr.Don Williams.

  • Homosexuality - Bearing the Burden - Novmeber 28, 2010 Broadcast - Join Pastor David Schultz and his guests, Pastor Greg Cook and Pastor Tom Eckstein, author of the book Bearing the Burden as they discuss this important topic.

  • Death and Heaven - Novmeber 14, 2010 Broadcast - Do you have burning questions about death and heaven you would like answered? If so, join Pastor David Schultz and his guest, Pastor David Bahn as they discuss this important topic.

  • Religion and Politics - Novmeber 7, 2010 Broadcast - Join Diane Lamberson, Pastor Stephen Cholak and Mr. Brent Morehouse as they discuss the subject of how religion and politics intersect.

  • Reformation - October 31, 2010 Broadcast - Join Pastor David Schultz and Pastor Ed Peterman as they discuss the truth of the Reformation - what is was and how the reformation impacts our culuture today.

  • Raising Children and Dealing With the Loss of A Child - October 24, 2010 Broadcast - Join Pastor David Schultz, Pastor Terry Meyer and Genia Meyer in discussing raising children and dealing with the loss of a child.

  • Connection Between Spirituality and Health - October 10, 2010 Broadcast - Join Diane Lamberson and her guests Dr. John Graham and Dr. James Lomax as they explore this topic. Dr. John Graham is President and C.E.O. of the Institute Dr and is both a physician and a priest. Dr. Lomax is Associate Chairman and Director of Educational Programs in the Department of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine.

  • A Second Chance at Life - October 3, 2010 Broadcast - When one second can change a man’s life and perspective - During the program we will be talking with Heber Morales, one of the employees of Transocean Deepwater Horizon, whom God graciously preserved from that rig explosion. Join Pastor Dave Schultz and his guest for this important program.

  • Forgotten Christians of the Middle East - September 26, 2010 Broadcast - Please join Pastor David Schultz as he explores this topic with his guests.

  • Young Adults and the Church - September 19, 2010 Broadcast - Please join Pastor Charles St. Onge and Pastor Jonathon Fisk as they discuss this important topic.

  • Dealing with Mental Illness - September 12, 2010 Broadcast - Please join Diane Lamberson and Dr. Matthew Stanford as they discuss this important topic. Dr. Matthew S. Stanford is professor of psychology, neuroscience, and biomedical studies at Baylor University.

  • Who is Jesus of Nazerath? - September 5, 2010 Broadcast - Join Pastor David Schultz, Diane Lamberson and Pastor Charles St-Onge as they discuss the central question of the Christian faith: Who was this man, Jesus of Nazareth?

  • August 29, 2010 Broadcast - School for Young Children - Join Pastor Charles St. Onge and Pastor Bart Day as they discuss the issues of modern culture and how it effects our children and schools.

  • August 22, 2010 Broadcast - Why Do We Have Sermons Anyway? - Join Pastor Charles St. Onge and Carl C. Fickenscher II, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions Dean of Certification and Pastoral Education at Fort Wayne Seminary, as they discuss the issue of sermons and preaching.

  • August 15, 2010 Broadcast - Teenagers and High School - Join Pastor Charles St. Onge and Mychal Thom, Head of School at Lutheran High North, as they discuss the issue of teenagers and high school.

  • August 8, 2010 Broadcast - Join Pastor David Schultz as he welcomes his guest, Rev. Quentin G. Poulson, Director of Mission Networking, Board for Black Ministry Services. Listen as they discuss Black Ministry within the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod today.

  • August 1, 2010 Broadcast - I believe in Jesus but don’t believe in the institutional church? Is that okay? Join Pastor Charles St-Onge and Pastor David Schultz as they take your calls and discuss this topic.

  • July 25, 2010 Broadcast - Join Diane Lamberson as she explores the topic of Christ in Military Service with her special guests.

  • July 18, 2010 Broadcast - Join Pastor Brian Runge and guest, Keith Lund, Executive Director of Camp Lone Star in La Grange, Texas as they discuss how God is changing lives through His Word at Camp Lone Star.

  • July 11, 2010 Broadcast - Pastor Charles St. Onge and Pastor David Andrus discuss the topic of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those who are blind or have difficulty seeing, an important topic and outreach endeavor.

  • July 4, 2010 Broadcast - Diane Lamberson and Pastor Dave Schultz welcome CAPT James W. Mehrmann, USN (Ret), Associate Director of Campus Crusade Military Ministry for Houston and Southeast Texas, National Spokesperson for “Welcome Home The Troops”; host of the syndicated radio program Our Military Heroes – On Wings Like Eagles heard on KKHT-FM and KNTH-AM radio in Houston, TX.

  • June 27, 2010 Broadcast - A Discussion of Islam - the World's Second Largest Religion. Join Pastor Charles St. Onge and Alan Shlemon they discuss the subject of the religion of Islam and what that means for modern-day Christians.

    June 20, 2010 Broadcast - How Will the Next Generation Hear?  Join Pastor Dave Schultz and Pastor Charles St. Onge as they discuss with Pastor Steven Misch on the topic of  “How we will proclaim Biblical Truth using radio, digital media and the Internet in our media in the disappearing world community!”

  • June 6, 2010 BroadcastIf you remain in my Word, then you are my disciples indeed and you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. Join Pastor David Schultz and Brian Runge as they discuss this topic and how it relates to our lives today.

  • May 23, 2010 BroadcastIf you remain in my Word, then you are my disciples indeed and you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. Join Pastor David Schultz, Pastor Stephen DeMik and Dr. Dale Myer as they discuss this topic and how it relates to reaching people with alternative media.

  • May 16, 2010 Broadcast - Raising Up New Pastors - Join Pastor Dave Schultz and Pastor Wayne Graumann as they engage Dr. Dean Wenthe in a discussion concerning the raising up of new pastors in the Seminary system.

  • May 2, 2010 Broadcast - There has to be more to life, but people don’t know what it is. The answer is simple, find Easter, or rather, let Easter find you, with its message of forgiveness, reconciliation and genuine hope. Join Pastor Schultz to explore this topic.

  • April 25, 2010 Broadcast - When We Face the Brokenness of the World in Which we Live - Tragedy, chaotic lives, disappointments that never seem to end, and crisis situations that put us between a rock and a hard spot, to whom do we turn for help? God offers promises of forgiveness, hope and peace in His Word, but is that where most people look? The answer is probably no. Join Pastor Schultz and Pastor Knippa, a licensed psychologist and pastor of Bethany Lutheran in Austin, as they help sort through problems and offer God’s solution.

  • April 18, 2010 Broadcast - Intelligent Design - Finding the Signature in the Cell - Is there really evidence of God’s existence in modern science? Darwin gave us “design without a designer”, but did he refute intelligent design? Join the program Engaging Truth to explore this exciting topic.

  • April 11, 2010 Broadcast - Game for Life - Americans love their football and basketball, but, while we indulge ourselves in games and athletic contests, the lives of unborn children around this nation are hanging in the balance. Join the program Engaging Truth to explore this important topic.

  • March 28, 2010 Broadcast - Intelligent Design - Real Science or Just Pretend. Is there really evidence of God’s existence in modern science? What does the Scientific Community think of Intelligent Design? Join the program Engaging Truth to explore this exciting topic.

  • March 21, 2010 Broadcast - Join Pastor David Schultz as Engaging Truth discusses: The Suffering Servant. It is one thing to say that suffering is the lot of every person. It is another thing entirely to talk about the suffering of the eternal Son of God. The program is based on Isaiah 53.

  • March 14, 2010 Broadcast - Why Do Bad Things Happen to God’s People? Tragedy. Catastrophe. Disaster. Earthquake. Hurricane. Shooting Spree. They rock our worlds so deeply that we are often moved to ask, “Why me?” If God is truly good, why is he not hearing my prayer? Join Pastor David Schultz and his guest, Dr. David Bahn, Senior Pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Cypress.

  • March 7, 2010 Broadcast - Join Pastor David Schultz and his guests, Pastor Mark Junkans, Executive Director of LINC of Houston and Pastor Seungwonng OK of Hilltop Church as they discuss how God is using the outreach ethnic ministry of LINC to draw people of every nation to Jesus Christ.

  • February 28, 2010 Broadcast - Engaging Truth welcomed Case Keenum, Junior Quarterback of the Houston Cougars to the microphone. Case passed up the opportunity to be available for the 2010 NFL draft, to play in 2010 again with his UH team that brought them to the dynamic conclusion of 2009. Case finished 8th in the Heisman Trophy voting and was winner of Sammy Baugh Quarterback Award and Second Team All-American. Case talked about the Christian Athlete in troubled times.

  • February 21, 2010 Broadcast - Join Pastor David Schultz as Engaging Truth welcomed Spencer Tillman, an all American running back from the Univ. of Oklahoma. He also spent some of his professional career with the San Francisco 49ers and ultimately with the Houston Oilers. Since retiring from professional football, in 1994, Spencer has been sports caster for WABC in New York, KPRC in Houston, Fox Sports Net and CBS sports. Spencer also authored a book Entitled, “Scoring in the Red Zone.” Red zones Spencer says are “when moral conviction and opposing norms collide." 

  • February 14, 2010 Broadcast - Join Pastor David Schultz as Engaging Truth welcomed Rusty Rogers and his teen guests to the program. Rusty spent 16 years as college head coach, winning two NAIA National Championships and 298 career victories. He served for 5 years as teacher and head coach for St. Mark Lutheran School, Houston. Since  2007, Rusty has served as athletic director and head coach for Houston Christian High School. Fundamental to that leadership, Rusty helps young people to learn to work as a team, thus building character.

  • February 7, 2010 Broadcast - Engaging Truth welcomed Charlie Ward, the 1993 Heisman Trophy winner from Florida State. Charlie chose the professional basketball career and went with the New York Nicks as point guard, and after that played for the San Antonio Spurs and concluded his career with the Houston Rockets. Charlie talked about the “challenging times” for young men and women seeking the professional sports arena.

  • January 31, 2010 Broadcast - Tab Werner, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator at the Village of Gleannloch Farms and his guest Shannan Caroll, LVN, Executive Administrator for Sunset Hospice were guest of Engaging Truth. Their discussion centered around the issue of Hospice Care and how Nursing Homes and Hospice work together in caring for people and end of life issues.