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The Bible is a historically accurate description of events, places, and people that God our Creator has put into place. According to Ray Mondragon, “The sciences point us to the things we can learn from scripture.”  Ray is a retired civil engineer. He holds a Masters in Theology and a PhD. in Biblical Studies. Creation Science is one of his favorite topics he uses to encourage Christians in their faith.  For additional resources available from Ray, go to http://forhisglorynm.com/.

Creation Science Fellowship of New Mexico meets the third Tuesday of every month. Ray will be teaching at their next meeting on July 21, 2020, Faith Bible Church, 9600 Central Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123.  These meetings are free to the public. Ray invites anyone that wants to learn about or discuss the origins of creation to attend these free classes.

We are talking about PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION with Calvary Church Westside Pastor Jesse Lusko. If pornography is harming your life today, you can escape the addiction now.  Listen to the compassionate council from Jesse Lusko today. “The cure for addiction is a meaningful connection to other people.” Pornography promises excitement and ecstasy, but Jesse says, “Sin steals from you the very thing it promised you.” Jesse refers to James 5:16 today as a place to start if you want to get away from an addiction of any kind.

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. James 5:16 NASB: 1995 update.

You can’t do it by yourself!  He also points to a website called “Fight the New Drug” that may help you with understanding the physical and mental effects of pornography.

Tilt: Finding Christ in Culture is a new book by Brian C. Nixon. Brian oversees education and publishing for Calvary Church in Albuquerque, and he is an accomplished musician, artist, journalist, and author.  Reading Tilt has stimulated me to take a different look at art and culture. This past weekend I took a tour of the mural art that decorates buildings throughout Albuquerque’s downtown area. It is a great way to get out of the house and enjoy Albuquerque safely.  The murals will amaze you, and looking is FREE! For information about mural art in Albuquerque, see https://murosabq.com/.  Brian Book, Tilt: Finding Christ in Culture” is available now!

Ernie C’de Baca is the CEO and President of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce. Today he explains the “financial burden” the City Council’s proposed “Sick Leave Bill” would be on small business. Ernie emphasis that Albuquerque and New Mexico need to develop a reputation for supporting small business to help grow our economy.

The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce is is an organization focused on improving education and economic development opportunities in Albuquerque and throughout the state of New Mexico. For information about how they can help you and your business, click on the links.

It has been 244 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. In 1776 these words gave hope to slaves and free men alike: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and pursuit of Happiness.”

It took 89 years, and civil war before slavery was finally ended with the signing of the 13th amendment to the constitution on January 31, 1865. “Black Lives Matter” is a movement expressing the fear and frustration Black citizens of this country continue to experience since the days of slavery. The time is now for a courageous Biblical response from white Christians to listen, learn, and act to change our culture.

These are additional resources on the topic: June 7, 2020 Interview with Pastor Skip Heitzig, Calvary Church, Albuquerque, and Pastor Tony Clark, Calvary Newport News, Virginia.  Tony said,” “I keep telling folks, they keep talking about skin when its really about sin.” Click here for The Church and Racism.

Book:

Miles McPherson Pastor of Rock Church in San Diego

The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation, offers guidance on this issue, by identifying the cultural influences that shape our attitudes on race, and explaining why we must honor the priceless value of God’s image in all people.

 

 

 

Have you ever thought about wearing medieval knights armor and swinging a sword in battle?  Aaron Netzer, Captain of the Albuquerque Jackals Armored Combat team, tells us about the sport.  Armored Combat Worldwide is an organization that has established a competitive league of “real knights, and real fights.” If you are a man or woman over 18, visit the group to work out and try on some armor. For more information, go to the Facebook page for Albuquerque Jackals Armored Combat Team.

Rio Grande Foundation President, Paul Gessing reviews the following hot-button political issues in New Mexico over the past three weeks:

  1. The economic impact of canceling the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta estimated to be $187,000,000.00
  2. What is the latest from the Governor’s office about re-opening New Mexico? Her news conference is scheduled for 3:00 pm this afternoon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GovMLG.
  3. The New Mexico Legislature recently met in a special session without allowing the public to attend. What happened in the NM Supreme Court case that allowed this to happen?
  4. New Mexico 50th again in OVERALL CHILD WELL-BEING IN NEW MEXICO RANK according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the 2020 Kids Count Data Report https://www.aecf.org/interactive/databook/?l=35
  5. What will schools look like this fall? https://errorsofenchantment.com/what-will-new-mexico-schools-look-like-this-fall/

Care Net is a 501 c(3) not-for-profit pregnancy center providing the following services: Free Ultrasounds, STD Testing, Men’s Programs, Options Counseling, Peer Professional Counseling, Post Abortion Counseling, Pregnancy Parenting Education, Referral Services.  Care Net Executive Director, Stephanie Luke and Community Outreach Director, Laurie Duffy focus us on the “love and care” women need when they face an unplanned pregnancy. Stephanie shares her testimony about having an abortion and how that lead to her work with Care Net. If you are considering terminating your pregnancy, get a second opinion from the people at Care Net. They have locations in Albuquerque, Moriarity, Rio Rancho, and Los Lunas. Call 505-880-8373 or on the web at http://www.carenetabq.org/

New Mexico House Minority Leader James (Jim) Townsend joins the program today to tell us about the new movement sweeping our state called RESPECT New Mexico. Jim has served four-terms representing the people of District 54. His closest friends are both Democrats and Republicans. As the minority leader in the house, he wants to see all of our children thrive as they grow up in a state with excellent schools, good jobs, and healthy families. Click on the links for more information about RESPECT New Mexico and Jim Townsend.

Archaeology supports the recorded history of the Bible. Steven Collins, PH.D., and Gary Byers, Ph.D., have spent a large portion of their lives uncovering the archeological evidence to prove it!  Dr. Collins is the Chief Archeologist with the Tall el-Hammam excavation project in the Jordan Valley. He is also Director of the Ph.D. program of Archeology and Biblical History with Veritas International University. Dr. Byers is the Assistant Director of the Tall el-Hammam excavation project and Shiloh, Israel. He also serves as the Dean of the College of Archaeology and Biblical History with Trinity Southwest University. Steven and Gary join Trinity Southwest University Director of Donor Relations and Media, Larissa Lusko, on the program today.

Tall el-Hammam is the site of the ancient city of Sodom. Genesis 13:10 Read about this discovery and others in Steven Collins’s new book, The Harvest Handbook of Bible Lands.  For more information about classes, degree programs, and FREE resources, click on the links.