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Tuesday, October 3, 2017
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Our first-hour guest is Erwin W. Lutzer, an evangelical Christian pastor, teacher, and author. He tells us about his book, Rescuing the Gospel: The Story and Significance of the Reformation.

In the second hour, we hear from Dr. Charles Mulli, he tells us about the movie, Mully.

Kerby Anderson
Kerby Anderson
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Kerby Anderson is host of Point of View Radio Talk Show and also serves as the President of Probe Ministries. He holds masters degrees from Yale University (science) and Georgetown University (government). He also serves as a visiting professor at Dallas Theological Seminary and has spoken on dozens of university campuses including University of Michigan, Vanderbilt University, Princeton University, Johns HopkinsRead More

Erwin Lutzer
Author | Pastor Emeritus
Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer is Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church where he served as the Senior Pastor for 36 years. He earned a B.Th. from Winnipeg Bible College, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a M.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary LL.D. from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law.

A clear expositor of the Bible, he is the featured speaker on three radio programs that are heard on more than 1,000 outlets in the United States and around the world:

Running to Win—a daily Bible-teaching broadcast;
Moody Church Hour—The Moody Church’s Sunday morning worship service;
Songs in the Night—an evening program that’s been airing since 1943.

Dr. Lutzer is also an award-winning author of numerous books including: Rescuing the Gospel, He Will Be the Preacher, The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent, One Minute After You Die, When a Nation Forgets God, and Christian Bookseller’s Gold Medallion Award winner, Hitler’s Cross.

He and his wife Rebecca have co-written the books: Life-Changing Bible Verses You Should Know and Jesus, Lover of a Woman’s Soul.

His speaking engagements include Bible conferences and seminars, both domestically and internationally, including: Russia, the Republic of Belarus, Germany, Scotland, Guatemala, and Japan. He also leads tours to Israel and the cities of the Protestant Reformation in Europe.

Dr. Lutzer and Rebecca live in the Chicago area. They have three grown children and eight grandchildren.
Rescuing the Gospel: The Story and Significance of the Reformation
The Reformation unfolded in the cathedrals and town squares of Europe--in Wittenberg, Worms, Rome, Geneva, and Zurich--and it is a stirring story of courage and cowardice, of betrayal and faith.

The story begins with the Catholic Church and its desperate need for reform. The dramatic events that followed are traced from John Wycliffe in England, to the burning of John Hus at the stake in Prague, to the rampant sale of indulgences in the cities and towns of Germany, to Martin Luther nailing the Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Castle Church in 1517, to John Calvin's reform of Geneva.

Erwin Lutzer captures the people, places, and big ideas that fueled the Reformation and explains its lasting influence on the church and Western Civilization.
Dr. Charles Mulli
Dr. Charles Mutua Mulli* was born in January 1949 in Kangundo, Kenya; the firstborn in a family of eight. At the time, his parents were living in extreme poverty. When Charles was just six years old, they left in search of better living, abandoning him to the care of his aunt, who was also impoverished. She had minimal resources to support Charles, let alone her own children.

However, with the help of the community, Charles underwent elementary and intermediate education at Kathithyamaa Intermediate School, completing grade 8 in 1966. He earned certificates in evangelism and basic accounting in 1967 and 1968, respectively. Charles completed several other workshops and seminars, and thereafter, through correspondence, pursued short courses in Evangelism and Theology organized by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in 1993, and Youth Evangelism and Leadership sponsored by Youth for Christ International in 1994. In 2009, Charles Mulli was awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree in Humanities by the United Graduate College and Seminary. In 2011, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Social Work from Kabarak University.

Dr. Mulli is married to Esther Nthenya, and together they have eight biological children. Although the realities of operating Mully Children’s Family presented challenges over the years, today all of Charles and Esther’s children have shed their resentment and embrace MCF with love, compassion, and concern for the orphans they serve.
Las Vegas Shooting Very Strange
Before I begin, let me clearly state two things. First, as I note in the title of this post, my observations are based on early reports, and early reports are often wrong. Second, do not read this post as implying any sort of conspiracy theory of any kind. I’m merely noting the facts as we currently understand them — and how they differ from recent mass shootings.

As virtually everyone has noted from the abundant video footage of the incident, it certainly sounds as if the shooter used either fully-automatic weapons or semi-automatic weapons modified (through, for example, a bump fire stock) to closely simulate automatic fire. Moreover, the police are reporting that he had “more than 10 rifles.” He apparently rented his corner room for days and may have even set up cameras to detect when police were approaching. That’s all strange enough, but it’s even more unusual when you consider that his own family apparently didn’t know that he maintained a stockpile of guns. Here’s this, from the gunman’s brother, suggesting that the gunman wasn’t an avid gun guy at all:
Select Committee on Gun Violence?
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) Monday following the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, which occurred at a concert in Las Vegas late Sunday night. Pelosi said, in response to the tragedy, that Congress must pass legislation to strengthen background checks and establish a “Select Committee on Gun Violence to study and report back common sense legislation to help end this crisis.”

“Today, our nation woke up to news of the worst mass shooting in our history,” Pelosi wrote, “claiming the lives of at least 58 innocent men and women in Las Vegas. Nearly 12,000 Americans have been killed by guns in 273 mass shootings in 2017 – one for each day of the year. On average, more than 90 Americans lose their lives to gun violence every day, a daily toll of heartbreak and tragedy in communities across America.”



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