First hour of the show today, June Hunt, Founder and CSO of Hope for the Heart Ministries joins us in-studio to discuss sexual abuse.
In the second hour we hear from author Tony Reinke who discusses his book, 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You.
Point of View Radio Talk Show Host
Kerby Anderson has more than 30 years of experience in ministry and currently serves as the President of Probe Ministries as well as Host of Point of View Radio Talk Show. He graduated from Oregon State University and holds masters degrees from Yale University (science) and Georgetown University (government). He is the author of thirteen books including Signs of Warning…
Hope For The Heart Founder and CSO June Hunt is one of the world’s leading biblical counselors. An author, singer and speaker, she founded Hope For The Heart in 1986. Her life’s work has yielded landmark contributions in the field of Christian counseling. The ministry offers biblical hope and practical help—through biblical counsel, coaching, and context for contemporary concerns—in more than 60 countries on 6 continents. Early family pain was the catalyst that shaped June’s compassionate heart. Later, as a youth director, she became aware of the need for sound biblical counsel. This led June to a lifelong commitment to providing God’s Truth for Today’s Problems.
Do You Control Your Phone—Or Does Your Phone Control You?
Within a few years of its unveiling, the smartphone had become part of us, fully integrated into the daily patterns of our lives. Never offline, always within reach, we now wield in our hands a magic wand of technological power we have only begun to grasp. But it raises new enigmas, too. Never more connected, we seem to be growing more distant. Never more efficient, we have never been more distracted.
Drawing from the insights of numerous thinkers, published studies, and his own research, writer Tony Reinke identifies twelve potent ways our smartphones have changed us—for good and bad. Reinke calls us to cultivate wise thinking and healthy habits in the digital age, encouraging us to maximize the many blessings, to avoid the various pitfalls, and to wisely wield the most powerful gadget of human connection ever unleashed.
Missing the Target
Last July, an 18-year-old woman was getting ready for summer, trying on swimsuits in a fitting room at a Target store in Ammon, Idaho. A man slipped into the stall next to her and secretly filmed her while she was changing.
This man was arrested, pled guilty and was sentenced to between two and five years for felony video voyeurism. Police said his cell phone revealed it wasn’t the first time he’d done this. And the woman said the incident traumatized her and she suffered “emotional mutilation.”
Unfortunately, this is not the first incident where someone with evil intentions took advantage of the misguided and ill-informed bathroom and fitting room policy at Target.
When Google computer scientist James Damore tried to start a conversation about diversity and inclusion within the company, he and Google soon found themselves in a national conversation. His memo addressed “Google’s Ideological Echo …