|Sat, September 20, 2014 at 1:00 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
In a world overly pleased with itself, we have forgotten exactly what our true natural state is. Instead of blaming ourselves for the condition of the planet, with its wars, its anger, its ever continuing descent into madness, we tend to blame our religions as the cause.
Unfortunately for the humanist, I make a bold proclamation -- man can do good things but his heart is ever turned to wickedness.
The state of man is not one rising from the ashes to become greater, bigger, and better thus thrusting away the need for God. In fact, it's the exact opposite. As we strive for higher planes through whatever means we can -- getting rid of religion, defining man as a material being without a soul, or making us the sum of chemical process and machines to be simply dialed up to the 'good' button -- we began to sink lower. For all the good we do, we at the same time see more wickedness being performed.
This propensity for evil exists in all of us -- believers or not. For the non-believer, it is a problem because good people can sometimes do bad things. For the believers, it is a daily struggle we are constantly aware of. As the apostle Paul said in Romans 7:24 "O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?"
This week's episode we will discuss the Fallen State of Man with our guest contributor author Monica Phillips. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV radio mobile app today. Any way you can, join us.
|Wed, September 17, 2014 at 1:05 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
A trio of rugged rhymers: Sean Price, the Brooklyn-bred lyricist that's quick to knock your block off Jailhouse Rock style; Diabolic, the aggressive Suffolk County rhyme sayer that spits with reckless abandon; and Vinnie Paz, the misanthropic Philly native who stays ready for battle, all make up the foundation for "Game Time," the latest release from Diabolic's forthcoming Fightin Words LP, that's set to drop 9/16.
Although Diabolic might not be a household name just yet, his accolades are worth mentioning: earning a spot on Billboard's Hip Hop and R&B charts, as well as receiving the HHUG Best Album of the Year Award with his debut LP, Liar & a Thief, are quite the accomplishments.
Over a slick cut from the Brooklyn beat-smith, 5th Seal, who manages to squeeze everybody from Das EFX to the late Guru in this Premier'esque scratch hook, "Game Time" takes things back to the time where lyrics were valued over everything.Pre-orders for Fightin Words are now available through iTunes via digital download, or Fat Beats on either CD or 2xLP.
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|Tue, September 16, 2014 at 6:00 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Isaiah 6: 8 "Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me."
The Bible is littered with the narratives of men and women God has used to bring about His will. From a child with a couple of fish and loaves of bread to twelve fisherman who weren't the brightest bulbs on the shelves, the phrase, God can use anyone, rings true.
Most people, secular and non-secular, want to have the sense or the acknowledgment that their lives have some purpose, some meaning. We all, in our own way, seek to leave some sort of impact or imprint. Perhaps its through medicine, research, arts, or entertainment, we all have an inherent need to be used.
For Christians especially, we seek, with a ferverent desire, to be used by God according to His will. But in a sea of millions, do our lives matter? Does what we do have any impact around us?
Join me as I talked with author Joshua Higginbotham as we discuss this very topic. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV radio mobile app today. Any way you can, join us
|Sat, September 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
The world was shocked when we found out the famous actor and comedian Robin Williams took his life. Some of us were stunned and just couldn't understand how this wonderful man contributed to our lives in entertainment media. When we learned he suffered from depression, we thought, 'Wow.'
There are many people who are God-fearing, God-loving believers who suffer from mental illness every day. Throughout their lives, they walk a tight rope between faith in God and the illness of their mind.
In recent years, mental illness is being seen in more favorable light, as in, people are starting to talk about it more, which is a very good thing. However, it is still enough of a taboo subject that some Christians tend to view mental illness in such as a lack of faith or some kind of demonic influence.
However, I personally believe that mental illness does not make a person less of a Christian but it does affect their faith and belief in God at times. Some people suffer from debilitating disorders like bi-polar, manic depression, or others. Some suffer as a result from some kind of trauma.
So with Christians, what role does faith play in mental illness? What roles does medicine and therapy play? Should we solely depend on God for healing or should we seek help? How should Christian deal with this issue?
Join as I discuss this topic with Barbara Rupp, author and speaker. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or you can download the WLUV Radio mobile app today. Any way you can, join us.
|Tue, September 09, 2014 at 8:37 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Free Celebrity Filled Event coming 9/20 - PAYDAY 2014 almost here!
Positive American Youth (PayUsa) is kicking our programming year off Saturday September 20th at Atlanta Metropolitan College with our 7th Annual PAYDAY!
This yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s PAYDAY will be FREE for the public and will include a Soccer camp hosted by Soccer World for kids 4 Ã¢â‚¬" 12 and Basketball camp Hosted By Coach Pritchett and AMSC's Men & Women Varsity Basketball Teams for kids 6 to 14. We will conclude the day with a Drum line battle, Step Show and Celebrity Basketball Game. To register for the camps visit www.PayUsa.org.
The celebrity game will feature the Hot 107.9 Hotshots Vs. 2 chainz Street Execs All Stars!Celebrities coming through include Young Joc, Fabo, Shawty Lo, Que (OG Bobby Johnson), We Are Toonz (Nae Nae), Johnnie Cabbell, Gloss Da Boss, Montana White, Kelsey Nykole, K-Camp, and many many more!!!
Free Admission all Day! Register for camps at www.PayUsa.or
|Tue, September 09, 2014 at 6:00 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
One Christmas, I remember my mother had enrolled my twin sister and I into a pen pal program. We were very excited. My pen pal lived in a country called New Zealand, a faraway place I'd never heard about until that day. I must have been in third or fourth grade, I can't remember now. Unfortunately, I can't even remember my pen pals' name but I remember how I enjoyed writing to her and telling her things about Michigan and she would tell me things about New Zealand. About a year later, we stopped writing to each other and I haven't talked to her since.
Even though I'd never seen her, we were connected over the great distance through letter writing. Each letter meant we took time out our days to spend maybe a few minutes and then have Mom or Dad post the letter and then eagerly wait to receive a response back.
In today's world, we don't have to wait to get a response. In fact, in our world, we tend to want an instant reaction. After all, we're plugged into our technology with phones, mobile devices, computers, and who knows what else in the coming years. Social media acts as the place to connect.
Or are we really as connected as we seem? What's the problem with being plugged and wired when it seems as if people are growing further apart? Family text each other in the same house, friends won't call but will chat on a social media outlet? Most people are glued to the phones and won't say hello to a passing stranger. So, are we really better off?
Join me as we talk about this topic with Maddy Lederman, author of Edna in the Desert. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or you can download the WLUV Radio mobile app. Any way you can, join us
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|Sat, September 06, 2014 at 10:50 PM|KONVICT
|Sat, September 06, 2014 at 1:00 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
There's a common modern euphemism that is touted in today's post-modern world: "That's your truth, not my truth." With the advent of relativism, people in general want to embrace all worldviews as valid. This desire to be all inclusive and encompassing brings about challenges with the Christian worldview when we make an exclusive claim that Jesus is the only way to get to God.
It may be difficult to ascertain whether or not truth is important. After all, people are going to do whatever they want to do. As long as they are not hurting someone else, it should be fine. In fact, a lot of religions teach some of the same things so instead of looking at the differences of the various faiths we should look at the similarities.
Or is it really that simplistic? Is truth based on a person's view of the world or is it separate from that perception. Even more importantly, what is truth?
Join me as we discuss these issues with John Hartung. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or you can download the WLUV radio mobile app. Any way you can, join us