Why Stay A Christian When God Lets You Down? — The Parker J Cole Show

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War. Disease. Social unrest. It’s around us every day. Trial and struggle.

From global financial crisis to terrorist acts to disease and natural disasters, we are impacted by trials every day. Some of us, in fact, MOST of us, would say life is hard. Yet, maybe it’s not the major events of the world that affect us but the things in our personal lives which turn our spheres of life upside. Perhaps sickness has struck you or your loved ones. Maybe the company you worked for went under. You’ve lost precious ones in your life. Or, you’re wondering why can’t you get it together and be married and have some form of happily ever after.

Perhaps your struggle goes even deeper. Why did you have to be the one hurt and abused by those you trusted the most? Why can’t you have a child while others do? Why did the thief come and take your personal belongings? Why doesn’t seem as if nothing can go right? Why can’t you find purpose? Why can’t you be mentally balanced like ‘everyone else’?

Shouldn’t God be bigger than this? If God is so powerful, why is this so difficult. Why hold onto the faith when it seems the omnipotent Lord doesn’t do anything to help. Why stay a Christian when God lets you down?

Join me as we delve into a thought, a question, or an argument I’m sure we’ve all had with my guest co-host, Trevor Slone. Perhaps we can help. Listen in at 646-668-8485. Or download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here.

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Tonight on the Write Stuff — Apocalypse TV with Thomas Allbaugh

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When a reality TV scout “discovers” Walter in a diner near the hospice where his father has been placed, his life has reached a low point. His father is dying, his college teaching career is under threat, and his life is adrift. The scout wants him for a reality show about religion. In a more self-assured period of his life, Walter would have rejected her questionable offer outright, but now he wavers and allows himself to be drawn in. Maybe this is the jolt of energy his life needs. Maybe, if the show succeeds, his university will be so impressed that they’ll finally treat him with respect. Maybe the show will even be what the producers promise it will be, a serious inquiry into faith. Maybe he’ll become famous.

The show brings Walter attention, but for all the wrong reasons. He is misquoted, misinterpreted, misunderstood, and then shot after he has been dragged across the country in an increasingly frustrating and absurd series of challenges. Will his career and reputation survive the public protests? Will his marriage survive the hints of affairs on the road? Will any kind of “reality” emerge to restore his self-respect?

Call in and talk with my guest co-host Thomas Albaugh and myself! You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10413475.


Author picThomas Allbaugh is an associate professor of English at Azusa Pacific University. He has been writing since the fourth grade, when his teacher allowed satire in their “What I Want for Christmas” stories. Later, after winning a short story contest in the eighth grade, and being accused of plagiarism in the ninth grade, because, his teacher said, “You can’t write that well,” he began to read seriously every afternoon in the library during study hall and found he enjoyed everything from science fiction to realistic fiction. Convinced now that writing is not just creating products, but more importantly an active way to reflect, discover new ideas, and process the world, he has managed to publish short fiction, essays, and poetry in a number of small journals. APOCALYPSE TV is his first novel, though he has also published a textbook for first-year writing, called PRETEXTS FOR WRITING.

Who Are the 144,000? — The Parker J. Cole Show

Remnant-Book-with_shadowWhen it comes to end-times, prophecy, the Book of Revelations, I am always pleased to have various opinons, even those who go against the accepted status quo. Today’s show is no different as we talk again with Brian Godawa, screenwriter, author, and cool gentlemen as we discuss who are the 144,000 which is a plot point in his newest release, Remnant: Rescue of the Elect.

As Brian says on his website: “Most End Times Bible prophecy fiction follows the same futuristic fantasy that is speculative and entertaining, but continues to prove wrong as history unfolds. What many Christians don’t know is that there is a strong tradition of Christian eschatology that unveils the book of Revelation in its first century context as the apostle John originally intended it. Chronicles of the Apocalypse follows that lesser known Biblical prophecy interpretation of the End Times, the Last Days, the Antichrist, 666, the Beast, and the Great Tribulation.”

This show is a continuation of the preterist view so feel free to chat with Brian and I at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10403607.


11659454_10206615893899604_6436533065609289_n (1)Brian Godawa is the screenwriter for the award-winning feature film, To End All Wars, starring Kiefer Sutherland. It was awarded the Commander in Chief Medal of Service, Honor and Pride by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, won the first Heartland Film Festival by storm, and showcased the 2003 Cannes Film Festival Cinema for Peace. He wrote and directed the documentary Wall of Separation for PBS, Lines That Divide: The Great Stem Cell Debate for CBC Network, and School’s Out: Political Correctness Vs. Academic Freedom for Boulevard Pictures. He also adapted The Visitation by best-selling author Frank Peretti for Ralph Winter (X-Men, Wolverine).

Mr. Godawa’s scripts have won multiple awards in such screenplay competitions as Carl Sautter, The Nicholl Fellowship, Austin Heart of Film, Fade-In, Worldfest, Writer’s Network, Chesterfield Writer’s Film Project, Columbus Discovery Awards and Reader’s Digest Screenplay Competition.

He gives lectures at high schools and colleges on screenwriting, as well as the art of watching and writing movies. He has had his articles on movies and philosophy published in magazines around the world, most recently winning First Place from the EPA for his article on the philosophy of The Matrix.

His book, Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment (InterVarsity Press) is in its ninth printing, and his new book Word Pictures: Knowing God Through Story and Imagination (IVP) addresses the power of image and story in the pages of the Bible to transform the Christian life.

Mr. Godawa is a member of the Studio Task Force at Biola University; a contributing writer for CRI Journal; a founding member of Arts & Entertainment Ministries, LA; and Senior Fellow of Film for the Center for Cultural Leadership, CA.

Tonight on the Write Stuff — Theophilus: A Tale of Ancient Rome with Lewis Ben Smith

51x8XghyjyL._SY346_FOR TWO THOUSAND YEARS HIS NAME WAS UNKNOWN. HIS STORY WAS UNTOLD.

When members of Rome’s most despised religious minority are accused by Emperor Nero himself of starting the Great Fire, will any man have the courage to stand up for them?

ONE MAN WILL.

His name is Marcus Quintus Publius . . . a brilliant lawyer, a confidant of Emperors, a fearless soldier, and a man of integrity – a rare combination in the Roman Empire! His journeys have taken him from the windswept shores of Britain all the way to the Parthian capitol of Ecbatana, with many adventures along the way. He crosses paths with crooked governors, barbarian invaders, monstrous beasts, maniacal tyrants, and the apostles of the Empire’s newest faith: Christianity. Hailed as imperator by his troops on the field and called “The Scourge of the Provinces” by corrupt politicians, he now faces his greatest challenge – defending Rome’s Christians against a mad Emperor. He might finally earn the name given him by Paul of Tarsus – Theophilus, the “Lover of God” – but just how much would that stand cost him?

Join me for a trip down the historical streets of ancient Rome with my returning guest, Lewis Smith! You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link: http://tobtr.com/10403001.

Tonight on the Write Stuff — I Remember the Season with Brenda Poulos

61LrqPEDBxL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_Building snowmen…going for hayrides…raking leaves. These are just a few of the pages in I Remember the Seasons that will bring fond memories to life for those affected by Alzheimer’s. I Remember the Seasons is a simple and effective picture book containing lovely illustrations by Janis Cox. Poetry, and discussion questions will set the stage for meaningful conversations between people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. Reliving pleasant times from their distant past serves as a bridge between today’s experiences and memories of days gone by. The interactive nature of picture books has significant benefits for people with Alzheimer’s, such as helping the brain retain neurological connections, prompting the person to maintain focus and attention span, as well as language retention. Listening to words and looking at pictures, along with touching and turning pages, provide a much-needed multi-sensory experience. The first in the series of picture books created for individuals with Alzheimer’s by Brenda Poulos, I Remember the Seasons will be sure to spark welcoming memories of times gone by.
Join author Brenda Poulos and I for an insightful discussion as we bring awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here:  http://tobtr.com/10386827.


81z+x8XUJWL._UX250_Formerly an elementary school teacher and counselor, Brenda Poulos has embarked on a new career as an author of Christian Fiction. Her concern for families suffering abuse and her passion to reveal the power of forgiveness in creating lives with hope for the future were the catalysts for writing her first novel, Runaways: The Long Journey Home.

Author’s Note: For quite a number of years before I left teaching, I had a recurring dream. In it, a young boy was sneaking away from a cabin–at night–and in the winter. That’s it. All of the dream. But, I dreamed it so many times that I just HAD TO KNOW what happened. So, I sat down in front of my computer and started typing. I just “went with the flow”. I was as surprised as anyone else as Jake’s story unfolded!

My second book, The Choice: Will’s Last Testament, was published in September of 2016. It is the story of ordinary people faced with the decision of whether or not to follow Christ. Readers are purchasing multiple copies as they see that it is a powerful evangelistic tool. It is my hope that many people come to know Jesus through this unique story of eternal life based on the decisions that are made today.


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The Parker J Cole Show — Julia Royston

51MTwEkGXsLJillian watched so many of her friends date, get engaged and marry before her. She wondered what was taking so long. Jillian had done all of the right things. She had gone to school, built a thriving company, owned a home, drove a luxury car and dedicated years of service to her church and community. But, where was her love? Come experience the lessons, longing and love of Jillian Forrester. Have faith, your love is on the way too

 

 

 

 

 


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Julia Royston is an author, publisher, speaker and teacher. Julia provides full-service book publishing services, writing and publishing coaching services as well as hosts workshops and conferences to help aspiring writers become best-selling authors and thriving entrepreneurs. By profession, Julia is a 22-year certified, media specialist/technology instructor with the local public school system. For more information about Julia and her companies visit, www.juliaroyston.net

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#NewRelease! .99 cents! Time To Say Goodbye by Parker J. Cole — #Sweet Romance

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Gargi Kapoor is the only one convinced her brother, Dev, is innocent of the crime he was convicted of. When he is sent to the hospital with an unexplained paralyzing disease she finds herself having to lean on the last person she’d ever want to depend on — a man who wants her brother to pay for stealing his mother’s life savings.

Leon Reckley is extremely satisfied to find the man who ripped his mother off suffering from an unknown disease that leaves him paralyzed and in need of rehabilitation therapeutic services. He’s even happier when he is given the opportunity to be the therapist that makes him fit enough to return to prison to finish his sentence. No one will work harder to make sure Dev Kapoor serves every minute of his prison sentence.

Gargi never dreamed the man who has utter contempt for her brother would be the man she slowly begins to trust. Leon never thought he’d be convinced Dev might be innocent, let alone be drawn to his enemy’s little sister. Together, will they find the truth? Or when Leon’s job is over, will it simply be time to say goodbye?