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Tuesday, October 05, 2010Introverts in the Church Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Introverts are called and gifted by God. But many churches tend to be extroverted places where introverts are marginalized. Pastor Adam McHugh explains how introverts differ from extroverts in processing information, approaching relationships, even how they practice their faith. The author of "Introverts in the Church" (IVP Books, ISBN # 0-8308-3702-1) explores how introverts are overlooked, even ignored in churches, and then offers ways for introverts to serve, lead, worship and evangelize effectively.
Tags: introvert, church Categories: Mid-Mornings
Thursday, August 12, 2010Giving Church Another Chance Host(s): Char Binkley

Rev. Todd Hunter, author of "Giving Church Another Chance" (IVP, ISBN# 978-0-8308-3748-9), found a renewed spiritual life in an unlikely place: the church. As a pastor, he found himself disillusioned, burned out and needing to drop out of traditional forms of church. He decided to sneak off to worship services on Sunday mornings and in turn found surprising results. He joins Char on Thursday's "Mid-Morning" to speak to anyone who has tried church and found it wanting, but still desires a spiritual life in the way of Jesus. Rev. Hunter understands and offers hope for you and the church.
Tags: church, fellowship Categories: n/a
Monday, July 05, 2010The Church of Facebook Host(s): Char Binkley

Have we lost the pursuit of authentic relationships in the wake of online social networks or is this seismic shift of online socializing a positive force leading to stronger community? Jesse Rice, author of "The Church of Facebook", answers this question and more while offering a fresh perspective on social networking and its impact on today's culture and the church. Join Char Binkley and Clinton Faupel along with Jesse Rice as they discuss this timely topic during Monday's encore "Mid-Morning". Originally aired January 7, 2010.
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Friday, March 12, 2010Real Church: Does It Exist? Can I Find It? Host(s): Char Binkley
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For millions of Americans, church is a habit that defines one day each week. For others, it's simply a relic of past generations. Couldn't it be something more? Author, speaker, and counselor, Dr. Larry Crabb found himself asking this very uncomfortable, yet undeniable, question after decades of being in the church. He shares with Char the journey that led him to believe the answer is, yes, church could be so much more. Hear his story and learn what a healthy church looks like and how to find one.
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Thursday, November 05, 2009Gloria Gaither Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford
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Gloria Gaither is back to discuss a very unique book with Char and Lynne on a special edition of "Readings and Conversations" on Mid-Morning. It's the story of a man who claims to have lost his faith as result of reporting on religion in America. He essentially asks the question, "If Christians are no more ethical than atheists, why belong to a church?" What do these three ladies think of his book and his conclusions? Hear this intriguing discussion Thursday on Mid-Morning.
Friday, October 02, 2009Life is Better Together Host(s): Char Binkley

Spiritual growth happens in many different settings but thrives when fostered in a small community of people that love, challenge, and encourage one another. Mindy Cailiguire returns to Mid-Morning along with group life leaders Bill Donahue and Bill Hickle to share their passion for spiritual formation in small groups. Learn details about the Group Life Conference coming to Fort Wayne and discover why these spiritual growth leaders are convinced that life is better together.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009Older Adult Ministry in the 21st Century Host(s): Lynne Ford

More people are living longer than ever before. And with estimates of Americans 65 and older comprising 20% of the population by 2030, ministries for seniors to serve and be served are vital. Chaplain Doug Vogel and Dr. Richard Gentzler, author of "Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century" (Discipleship Resources, ISBN # 0-88177-540-2), discuss current and future needs, and the how-tos, of both ministry opportunities.
Friday, February 06, 2009How Women Help Men Find God Host(s): Char Binkley

Do you have a man in your life you desperately want to find God? Whether he's your husband, brother, friend, uncle, co-worker, or neighbor, there's hope. David Murrow, author of "How Women Help Men Find God" (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-0-7852-2632-1) joins Char during Friday's encore Mid-Morning to unveil the real reasons men resist Christianity. Learn how women can draw all the men in their lives to Christ - without guilt, manipulation, or pushy evangelism. Murrow offers hope for the woman who prays for a man but sees no change; the woman whose son has abandoned faith; and the woman who searches for a Christian mate but finds none.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

The Yada Yada Prayer Group author is back with a brand new series! On today's "Author! Author!" Neta Jackson tells all about "Where Do I Go?" (Nelson, ISBN # 1-59554-523-7), Book One in the just-released Yada Yada House of Hope series. Allison Pittman shares how her dog taught her to sit, stay, and come when God calls, in Saturdays with Stella (Multnomah, ISBN # 1-60142-139-5). Kimberly Conway Ireton invites you to experience God by following the church calendar, in "The Circle of Seasons" (InterVarsity, ISBN # 0-8308-3625-3). Dr. Stephen Simpson shares "What Women Wish You Knew About Dating" (Baker Books, ISBN # 0-8010-6840-9). And Kelly Monroe Kullberg discusses a very different daily devotional, one that's sure to renew your sense of wonder and refresh your education: "A Faith and Culture Devotional" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-28356-0).
Thursday, November 13, 2008Depression Host(s): Lynne Ford

Winston Churchill, actress Ashley Judd, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, comedian Jim Carrey, and theologian Martin Luther all battled depression. What culprits cause depression? Does a person ever overcome it for good? How is it effectively treated? And where does faith fit in the treatment picture? Psychiatrist Dr. Michael Lyles answers these key questions, and yours, during Thursday's encore Mid-Morning.
Thursday, May 15, 2008Preparing for Change Reaction Host(s): Char Binkley

Why is change in the church so difficult to manage? And is change really necessary? Dr. Bob Whitesel, author of "Preparing for Change Reaction" (Wesleyan Publishing House, ISBN# 978-0-89827-364-9), believes it is essential and gives Biblical insight on how to foster unifying and effective change in your church. On Thursday's Mid-Morning discover how to embrace new strategies without altering your church's beliefs or mission.
Tags: Dr. Whitesel, Bob, change, church Categories: n/a
Thursday, February 28, 2008Trusting God's People...Again Host(s): Char Binkley

The heart of a believer is wracked with pain when betrayed or wounded by another believer. The pain cuts so deep it often leads to spiritual incapacitation and total distrust of the church. But healing is possible; it emanates from God's Word. Take your first step toward a healing that leads to reengagement with God and His people on Thursday's Mid-Morning with Blake Coffee and Debbie Williams, co-authors of "Trusting God's People...Again" (TrustedBooks, ISBN# 1933204486).
Wednesday, January 23, 2008The Beautiful Fight Host(s): Lynne Ford

Don't listen to today's Mid-Morning unless you hunger for a deeper vision of faith and thirst for genuine life. Gary Thomas, author of "The Beautiful Fight" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-27273-4), examines the contemporary church's leaning to accept Christianity as a historical reality but not a present power. The pastor and respected theological voice presents a compelling picture of what it means to be a "God oasis" in a God-forgetting world - all through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.
Friday, September 21, 2007No Perfect People Allowed Host(s): Char Binkley

Does your church represent the healing Body of Christ to the world? Is it filled with Christ-followers who attract spiritual seekers? John Burke, author of "No Perfect People Allowed" (Zondervan, ISBN# 0-310256550) believes we can create a "come-as-you-are-culture" in our churches and explains how during Friday's encore Mid-Morning.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007Women's Ministries Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

The passionate purpose of a church's women's ministry is forging a deeper relationship with Christ and other women. But how exactly does that happen? Girlfriends Unlimited Lisa Jernigan and Patty Wyatt and Group Publishing's Amy Nappa share big and small ideas for making your church a place where women connect with God and each other.
Monday, August 06, 2007Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Even the most creative dads can't always dream up cool places to go or exciting things to do with their daughters. Joe Kelly comes to the rescue with "The Dads & Daughters Togetherness Guide" (Broadway Books, ISBN # 0-7679-2469-6), 54 activities to help build great father/daughter relationships. Gigi Schweikert unpacks the teaching discipline essentials for preschool ministry volunteers in "Church Nanny SOS" (New Hope, ISBN # 978-1-59669-043-1). Robert Morgan shows you how to intercede more effectively for prodigal child in Moments for "Families with Prodigals" (NavPress, ISBN # 1-57683-473-5). And Wanda Brunstetter, author of the popular "Daughters of Lancaster County" series, visits Mid-Morning for the first time.
Monday, May 21, 2007Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Explore the terrain of your own soul by visiting the Holy Land in Wayne Stiles "Going Places with God" (Regal, ISBN # 0-8307-4316-2), the first of four Author! Author! interviews. Why know church history? Christopher Catherwood explains in "Church History: A Crash Course for the Curious" (Crossway, ISBN # 1-58134-841-5). John Aubrey Anderson discusses the second installment in his "The Black and White Chronicles: Wedgewood Grey" (FaithWords, ISBN # 0-446-579-50-5). And Tracey Bateman says good-bye to her lovable and quirky Claire Everett series in "I Love Claire" (FaithWords, ISBN # 0-4466-9607-2).
Friday, May 04, 2007Inside the Organic Church Host(s): Char Binkley

How do young people worship? That's the question that intrigued Dr. Bob Whitesel and prompted him to study 12 highly creative churches in the US and the UK effectively connecting with people under 30. On Friday's encore Mid-Morning, Dr. Whitesel, author of "Inside the Organic Church" (Abingdon Press, ISBN# 0687331161) shares what he learned.
Tags: church, organic, Bob, young people Categories: n/a
Thursday, April 05, 2007Catalyst Panel Host(s): Char Binkley

When God looks down on a region, does he see individual churches or does He see His family, His children, meeting in multiple congregations? What would happen if we were really that unified - One Church serving Christ? Join Char and a panel of leaders on Mid-Morning as they explore that very question and share why they believe it is possible to work together in unity.
Tags: Catalyst, unity, church, leaders Categories: n/a
Thursday, September 21, 2006Overcoming Church Conflict Host(s): Char Binkley

Jim Van Yperen's "Making Peace" (Moody, ISBN # 0-8024-3185-2) is a "why" book, not a "how-to" book about church conflict. Van Yperen shares why churches become unhealthy and contentious and why the lordship of Jesus Christ should be the object and subject of a church's search for answers.
Monday, September 18, 2006Battle Cry for a Generation Host(s): Char Binkley

Futurists tell us that only 4% of the current teen generation will attend church after age eighteen. Is it that hopeless? Ron Luce doesn't think so. On Monday's Mid-Morning, the author of "Battle Cry for a Generation" (ISBN# 0-78144-267-2) rallies us to come together and take a stand against the crumbling moral and spiritual foundations of our youth.
Tags: youth, church, crumbling moral, Ron Categories: n/a
Thursday, September 07, 2006Inside the Organic Church Host(s): Char Binkley

How do young people worship? That's the question that intrigued Dr. Bob Whitesel and prompted him to study 12 highly creative churches in the US and the UK effectively connecting with people under 30. The author of "Inside the Organic Church" (Abingdon Press, ISBN# 0687331161) shares what he learned on Thursday's "Mid-Morning".
Tags: Bob, church, young people, worship Categories: n/a
Tuesday, August 08, 2006Parish Nurses Host(s): Lynne Ford

Why would a church include nursing as one of its ministries? David Rondeau and a panel of parish nurses including Suzie Blaugh, Nancy Davis and Lana Hille explain.
Tags: Church, nursing, David, Suzie, Nancy, Lana Categories: Mid-Mornings
Thursday, June 29, 2006Worship: A Way of Life Host(s): Lynne Ford

We were made to worship God. Not just on Sundays but every second of every day. It's not a lofty goal or wishful thinking, but a way of life that results in friendship with God and a transformed soul. Dr. Patrick Kavanaugh invites followers of Christ to make "Worship: A Way of Life" (Chosen Books, ISBN # 0-8007-9292-0) on today's repeat Mid-Morning.
Friday, June 09, 2006Why Men Hate Going to Church Host(s): Char Binkley

The typical American church draws an adult crowd that's 61% female. Other major religions don't have a similar gender gap. Why the difference? David Murrow offers insights devoid of blame-and a plan for leading men back to church-in "Why Men Hate Going to Church" (Nelson, ISBN # 0-7852-6038-2).
Tags: men, church, discipleship, worship Categories: n/a
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