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Dr. Brian C. Nixon talks with Jim today about his new book Tilt: Finding Christ in Culture. Brian loves the arts, including painting, music, sculpture, poetry, theater, and literature. Tilt teaches us to observe our culture with a lens that sees the beauty, joy, and presence of God if we listen and look close enough.

T – Take the Time. To appreciate a cultural event or something in the world—be it nature, art, music, architecture, dance, poetry, drama, a lecture, etc.

I – Investigate. Once you have taken the time to participate, investigate the person behind the event or piece of art. Familiarize yourself with their worldview and philosophy of life.

L – Listen. Once you’ve carved out time and investigated a cultural event, stop and listen to what those around you are saying about it.

T – Tell. After taking time, investigating, and listening, tell others what you learned—become a learner by teaching.

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Bobby Solomon is the Founder and President of Mentor ME Ministries. Losing his dad at the age of 12 left him alone and empty. Within months of coming to faith in Jesus in his mid-forties, he started working to encourage and support fatherless boys. If you know a fatherless boy, or maybe a mother who would like to see her son have a Christian “father figure” in his life, call Bobby at 505-710-5673. On Saturday, June 20, 2020, at 11:00 am Mentor ME Ministries will be hosting a live “Fatherless Day” event online at https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=10150094091109475.

The ministry needs Christian men to volunteer as mentors. Click on this Mentor ME Ministry link to see how God can work through you in a young person’s life!

Jennifer is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). She is also a Certified Diabetic Educator (CDE). Her website at Nourished Nutrition Counseling has a great selection of delicious recipes and free articles on nutrition for your enjoyment. On the show today, she gives us the scoop on the benefits of eating dairy. She also cautions our listeners on consuming too much! Probiotics, genetic testing, and anti-inflammation foods are also topics we cover during this episode. Jennifer offers her informative newsletter FREE to our listeners. Sign-up at Nourished Nutrition Counseling.

 

Christian High School graduates have their faith challenged by college professors every year because “creation science” is not considered valid by secularists who believe in the theory of evolution. If you have questions about science and your faith,  listen in to Ray Mondragon and Dr. Linda Walkup today as they review why the geologic column and fossils support the Biblical story of a worldwide flood (Genesis 1:3-6). Ray is a retired engineer and teacher with the Creation Science Fellowship. Linda teaches high school chemistry and biology. She holds a Ph.D. in molecular genetics. Today is the first time I have heard anyone talk about Dinosaur’ soft tissues and Dino-DNA discovered in 2006.  

The science is impressive. For documentation on the topics discussed today, go Creation Science Fellowship, and http://forhisglorynm.com/.

President of America Prays, Brian Alarid, invites our listeners to Civic Plaza in Albuquerque on Thursday evening,  June 11, 2020, at 6:00 pm for the United Prayer for Justice event. People of all races will come together to pray for justice in America and to put an end to racism. The event will also be available online on America Prays Facebook page.

Britton Pruitt is the Director of Development for Albuquerque Christian Children’s Home (ACCH). The ministry provides a safe and secure home environment for school-aged children that have been neglected, abused, or require a home. Britton tells our listeners today their facility needs some roof repairs and new HVAC.  If you can help, please call ACCH at 505-898-5520. You may also visit their website at http://acch4kids.org/.

Saturday, June 20, 2020, Cliff’s Amusement Park will be hosting a Community “Drive-Thru” Free Family Food Relief event in their parking lot. Three Albuquerque Churches have united to serve families in our community during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Citizen Church, Sagebrush Church, and Calvary Church are coming together with Convoy of Hope to bring relief to families in Albuquerque.  Please let everyone know that each family will receive a week’s worth of fresh food for free. No sign-ups, just drive-through, and a smiling eyes person (we will be wearing face masks) will greet you and hand you a box of food through your car window.

Citizen Church Advancement Pastor Nick Comacho, Sagebrush Church Missions Pastor Chris Franklin, and Calvary Church Community Laison Matt Moffett join ABQ Connect today to tell how this unique event came together!  Please contact Pastor Nick Comacho on the Citizen Church Events page to sign up to volunteer!  Three hundred fifty volunteers are needed!

StoneAge Climbing Gym Co-Owner Bryan Pletta opens up to us today about the anxiety he felt shutting down his business because of COVID-19.  Business Coach Matt Walsh stood by his side to lend an ear, and provide some input during the shutdown. Bryan and his team have implemented a strong plan to exceed the CDC and New Mexico regulations for social distancing and cleanliness. StoneAge is now open for business. Bryan has a BIG THANK YOU for his members that chose to continue paying for their memberships during the shut down just to help him keep all of his employees! Matt appeals to our listeners to get back out into the economy and spend some money with local businesses.  When you are ready to climb some walls go to StoneAge Climbing Gym.  If you need help with your business contact Matt Walsh at mwalsh@tab.com.

Paul Gessing is the President of the Rio Grande Foundation. His knowledge of the issues and players in New Mexico politics makes for a lively discussion.  These are just a few of the topics Paul addresses for us on this show with links to the additional information:

  1. How did the primary election affect incumbent Democrats in the State House and Senate? https://errorsofenchantment.com/three-takeaways-from-last-nights-earthquake-in-new-mexicos-legislature/
  2. Were there any surprises with incumbent republicans?
  3. What role did the Rio Grande Foundation play in the House race between Schmedes and White? How about the Senate race between Gallegos and Fulfer?  https://errorsofenchantment.com/rgf-dragged-into-primary-battle-between-senate-district-primary-between-gallegos-and-fulfer/
  4. How did the issues around COVID-19 affect George Floyd?  https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2020/05/28/a-beautiful-spirit-george-floyd-made-new-life-in-minn-but-lost-job-due-to-pandemic/?fbclid=IwAR0XPxc9QY_WBr64SpQynnb1BTJDETnQSk3GMqho_qFnjmAQyGcs9i7XrO0
  5. How do police unions parallels to teacher unions: https://errorsofenchantment.com/time-to-take-a-hard-look-at-police-and-teacher-unions/
  6. Is Amazon coming to New Mexico good news for our Economy?  https://errorsofenchantment.com/thoughts-on-amazon-coming-to-new-mexico/
  7. How does New Mexico rank among states that are “business-friendly.”
  8. Is the success of SpaceX a possible indicator that Virgin Galatic may soon bring some economic return on the $275 million Space Port.

Chris Sweetin is a certified “use of force” instructor through the American Council of Criminal Justice Training. He is approved to teach with the New Mexico Law Enforcement Acadamy, and he holds a Master Instructor credential with the Department of Defense.  He and his partners at 3D Security Training Services have helped to raise the training standards for security officers in New Mexico, working closely with the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing  Department. Chris helps us look at the George Floyd case from a training perspective today. The available video shows the police officers did not follow standard use of force principals and the reactive control model used by most police departments.

For more information, click on 3D Security Training Solutions. Call 3D Security Training Solutions at 505-750-4220.