Airs Sunday, April 18, 2021, at 1 p.m. This week on Illuminations hosts Ranae Moran and Dee Anne Phillips will talk with John Cortines and Greg Baumer, authors of “God and Money.” John Cortines was earning six figures as a petroleum engineer for a major oil company in Louisiana in his early 20’s. John was meticulous in planning his career path. He had his life and financial goals set and he was sticking to his plans for the future. John was a saver. His plan was so important to him that even his password read "retire_at_40!"
Greg Baumer was a 25-year-old analyst at a Boston private equity firm pulling down $250,000 a year. Greg also had his eyes set on a career path of climbing the ladder to success as high as he could go, but along the way, he was he enjoying the luxuries his salary could afford. Greg was a spender.
They both wound up meeting at Harvard Business School and the way they viewed money changed for good.
Illuminations: Dr. Gary Habermas on the Resurrection of Jesus Christ - 040421
Airs Sunday, April 4, 2021, at 1 p.m. Dr Gary Habermas, the Distinguished Research Professor of Apologetics and Philosophy at Liberty University School of Divinity, is considered the foremost authority on the history of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Ranae Moran and Dee Anne Phillips talk with Dr. Habermas about his spiritual journey, why he made the study of the resurrection his life’s work, and the historical evidence which supports the resurrection. Dr. Habermas is the author of numerous books including “The Risen Jesus and Future Hope” (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003) and “The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus” with Mike Licona (Kregel, 2004).
Illuminations: Ed Hudson “How the Crow Flies” - 032121
Airs Sunday, March 21, 2021, at 1 p.m. Ranae Moran and Dee Anne Phillips talk with Ed Hudson, a former special agent in the Florida Department of Law Enforcement about his book “As the Crow Flies,” in which he chronicles the story of international drug smuggler Freddie Crow and how he found forgiveness and redemption.
Illuminations: March 7, 2021 - Near Death Experiences
Airs Sunday, March 7, 2021, at 1 p.m. Tune in for Illuminations, Sunday at 1 p.m. Ranae Moran and Dee Anne Phillips will explore the subject of near death experiences with leading experts Dr. Bruce Greyson, the Chester Carlson Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia, and Dr Gary Habermas, the Distinguished Research Professor of Apologetics and Philosophy at Liberty University School of Divinity. More on the topic can be found in Dr. Greyson’s new book, “After,” which has just released, and “Beyond Death,” by Dr. Habermas.
Airs Sunday, February 21, 2021, at 1 p.m. Professor N. T. (Tom) Wright joins from Oxford, England, to talk with hosts Ranae Moran and Dee Anne Phillips about the pandemic, his latest books, times of lament and more.
Aires Sunday, January 24, 2021, at 1 p.m. The faith-based community is embracing technology. On this episode of Illuminations, Ranae Moran and Dee Anne Phillips talk with Alex Jones, CEO and co-founder of Hallow, a Catholic prayer and meditation app, and Jonathan Petersen, Content Manager of Bible Gateway, which led the way in faith-based websites.
Airs, Sunday, December 27, at 1 p.m. Airs Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, 1 p.m. Ranae Moran and Dee Anne Phillips talk with Gia Chacon, humanitarian, motivational speaker, and founder of March for the Martyrs, about the persecution of Christians around the world. On the second half of the program, Moran and Phillips talk with Greg Koukl, President and founder of Stand to Reason, about the meaning of real tolerance. Koukl is the author of numerous books and articles, with his book “Tactics” being one of his most popular. He is also a speaker and radio talk show host and has spoken on more than 70 college and university campuses both in the U.S. and abroad.
About Faith: Father Jason Foster and Pastor Andy Liu - 122020
Airs Sunday, December 20, 2020, at 1 p.m. What is the history of the nativity, was there a reason angels appeared to shepherds in the field, and does Santa Claus have a place in the Christian holiday celebration? On this episode of About Faith, Ranae Moran fills in for Marci Howard to examine the Christian Christmas story with Father Jason Foster and Pastor Andy Liu.
Airs, Sunday, December 13, at 1 p.m. On this episode of Illuminations, Ranae Moran and Dee Anne Phillips talk with nationally recognized, award-winning journalist Tom Junod, who interviewed and wrote a piece on Fred Rogers, creator and host of “Mr. Rogers Neighborhood,” for Esquire in 1998. The article titled “Can You Say…Hero?” had an impact on many people, and Fred Rogers had an impact on Tom. In 2019 the feature film “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” starring Tom Hanks was based on Junod’s interview and friendship with Fred Rogers. Junod has written for Esquire, GQ, and Sports Illustrated. He presently writes for ESPN the Magazine.
Airs Sunday, November 29, at 1 p.m. On this episode of Illuminations, you will meet Diana Oestreich, a war veteran, activist, sexual assault nurse, and the Key Relationships Officer at Preemptive Love. She is the author of “Waging Peace,” a book she wrote after serving as an American combat medic in Iraq. Hosted by Ranae Moran and Dee Anne Phillips.