Illuminations

Airs every other Sunday at 1 p.m.

Hosted by Ranae Moran and Dee Anne Phillips, Illuminations presents interesting people, stories and events. Through personal interviews, you will meet people who are making changes in the world through their ideas, actions and faith. From stories of working with the poor to helping refugees to redemption and forgiveness, we are going to the very soul of the matter and bringing it to you.

 Caption: Sam Buskirk and Tom Blake, hosts of Grafted
Grafted / Red River Radio

Airs Sunday, July 25, 2021, at 1 p.m. On this episode of Illuminations, co-hosts Ranae Moran and Dee Anne Phillips talk with Sam VanBuskirk and Tom Blake who co-host Grafted, a video series focused on teaching a historical view of the Bible from a Messianic worldview. They also bring their historical knowledge of Israel and the Bible to reviews of The Chosen TV series episodes on their podcasts in an entertaining and informative way.

Illuminations: Roads to Recovery

Jul 12, 2021
Gary Mendell, Founder and CEO of Shatterproof, and son Brian
Gary Mendell / Red River Radio

Airs, Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 1 p.m. Drug addiction, also known as substance use disorder, is a national health crisis. On this show, Ranae Moran and Dee Anne Phillips are joined by Gary Mendell, who founded Shatterproof, a national nonprofit dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in America, after the tragic loss of his son. Ranae and Dee Anne also talk about substance use disorders with Dr. Shawn McNeil, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at LSU Health Shreveport.

Illuminations: Tom Junod (Repeat)

Jun 27, 2021
Tom Junod
Tom Junod / Tom Junod

  Airs, Sunday, June 27, 2021, 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.

Illuminations: Sean Brakey

May 14, 2021
Sean Brakey
Sean Brakey / Sean Brakey

Airs Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 1 p.m. Tune in for Illuminations, Sunday at 1 p.m. Hosts Ranae Moran and Dee Anne Phillips talk with Sean Brakey, who works with Francis Chan and is an elder in We Are Church, to talk about the need for unity within the Christian faith, Chan’s latest book “Until Unity,” and the We Are Church ministry. That’s Illuminations, Sunday at 1 on Red River Radio.

Jeff Bender
Jeff Bender / Jeff Bender

Airs Sunday, May 2, 2021, at 1 p.m. On this episode of Illuminations, Ranae Moran and Dee Anne Phillips talk with Jeff Bender, writer, show director and conservatory headmaster with Sight and Sound Theatres. Sight and Sound Theatres is an artistic ministry bringing epic productions of the stories of the Bible to life. Imagine a huge whale “swimming” over the audience during a production of Jonah or watching as live animals find their place on stage in Noah’s Ark. Sight and Sound provides an immersive audience experience, utilizing a 300 ft. stage. Sight and Sound Theatres, has two locations, one in Lancaster, Pa., and one in Branson, Mo.

Illuminations: Repeat of “God and Money”

Apr 18, 2021
John Cortines and Greg Baumer
John Cortines and Greg Baumer / John Cortines and Greg Baumer

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.

Dr. Gary Habermas
Dr. Gary Habermas / Dr. Gary Habermas

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).

More information can be found at www.garyhabermas.com

Illuminations: Ed Hudson “As the Crow Flies”

Mar 21, 2021
Ed Hudson “How the Crow Flies”
Ed Hudson / Ed Hudson

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.

Dr. Bruce Greyson (L) & Dr Gary Habermas (R)
Dr. Bruce Greyson (L) & Dr Gary Habermas (R) / Red River Radio

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.

Illuminations: Repeat - Professor N. T. Wright

Feb 21, 2021
N.T. Wright
N.T. Wright / N.T. Wright

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.

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