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Dec 11, 2018

In this 13 minute podcast, Sonrise Morning Show host Anna Mitchell Interviews Dr. Italy on Advent as a season of Hope.  What precisely is Scripture talking about when it tells us that hope is one of the most important things a Christian needs?  And what does hope have to do with Advent?

Dec 7, 2018

For the past 500 years, devotion to Mary has been a bone of contention between Catholics and Protestants. But the meaning of the feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8 highlights some amazing common ground between these two groups. Would you believe that on this feast, Catholics actually honor Mary as...

Dec 5, 2018

The Season of Advent provides us a rich selection of Scriptures from both New and Old Testaments.  One recurring theme of many of these readings is that it is now time to rouse ourselves from sleep and become much more spiritually awake and alert.

Oct 25, 2018

Jesus made a habit of spending time with all the wrong people.  In Jericho, a hot, dusty city near the Dead Sea, Jesus encountered the unsavory Zacchaeus on one occasion.  On another, his ears were assaulted by the cries of an unwashed, blind beggar, yelling out his name, calling him "Son of David."  This figure who...

Oct 23, 2018

John the Baptist has two feast days -- his earthly birthday on June 24, sixth months before the birthday of his cousin, and August 29th, his birthday into eternal life, the day he was executed by Herod at the request of Salome to who he'd promised anything she asked for.  Apparently, Herod was fascinated by John,...