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THE RIDE HOME - Tuesday May 21, 2019

The Ride Home - 5/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

Waitstaff Day ... + ... Will Cheese Tea take off in the US?

Most Abortion-Minded Women Aren’t Calculating Killers. They’re Afraid ... GUEST Maria Baer ... freelance writer who lives in Columbus, OH with her husband & 2 young daughters ... She’s a regular contributor to World and also the host/producer of the podcast ‘I Was There When’ & is a volunteer counselor at her local crisis pregnancy center ... www.mariaebaer.com

The Best and the Worst Thing about being a Man or Woman: Open Phones

Bucs start long home stand tonight at PNC Park ... + .... Bucs start long home stand tonight at PNC Park

Faith & Socialism: One of these things is not like the Other ... GUEST Father Jason Charron, Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, Carnegie PA

If you could be a genius in a particular subject, which one would it be?

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THE RIDE HOME - The Apostle’s Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits with, Dr. Albert Mohler

The Ride Home - 5/20/2019 12:00:00 AM

The Apostle’s Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits GUEST Dr Albert Mohler ... has been called “one of American’s most influential evangelicals” and the “reigning intellectual of the evangelical movement” ... Dr Mohler is the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, he writes a popular blog and a regular commentary at AlbertMohler.com, and hosts 2 podcasts: ‘The Briefing’ and ‘Thinking in Public’ ... he’s the author of a bunch of books, including “We cannot be Silent,” and “The Prayer that turned the World UpsideDown 

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THE RIDE HOME - Monday May 20, 2019

The Ride Home - 5/20/2019 12:00:00 AM

Weekend Wrap-Up: Garth Brooks ... + ... Bucs go 7-4 on road trip, Josh Bell tied for lead in RBI for MLB ... + ... Brooks Koepka wins the PGA & guess who his uncle is ... + ... Bruins in the St Cup, boo ... + ... Game of Thrones ended last night & 10.7 mill people called in sick today

This Week in the Nation’s Capitol (Trump rally in PA tonight ... + ... Trump & Biden push hard for PA ... + ... Trump warns Iran not to threaten US ... + ... Trump angry w FoxNews) ... GUEST SRN News White House Correspondent Greg Clugston

Illinois Republicans consider push to separate Chicago from state

How to call Christians out on Twitter ... GUEST Dr Thomas Kidd

3 W PA men amounts 16 arrested in Ohio sex crimes sting

Morehouse College: debts canceled

In Conversation: Rowan Williams and Greg Garrett ... GUEST Greg Garrett

The Apostle’s Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits GUEST Dr Albert Mohler 

Whitney Houston Hologram 2019 Tour? Really?!?!

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THE RIDE HOME - Friday May 17, 2019

The Ride Home - 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

**Your Weekend has Begun ... + ... Natl Pizza Party Day

Massive 'Super Station' Radio Signal Carrying 'Message of Jesus Christ' to Blanket North Korea ... GUEST Wayne Pederson ... Far East Broadcasting Company

Pgh Public Sch Superintendent’s trip to Cuba

Small Groups Anonymous: Why the best church small groups might take their cues from the Twelve Steps (pre-recorded) ... GUEST Kent Dunnington ... is associate professor of philosophy at Biola University ... His most recent book is “Humility, Pride, and Christian Theory”

10.7M people to skip work on Monday after Game of Thrones finale

Your Weekend has Begun ... + ... Garth Brooks at Heinz Field Sat night ... + ... best live concert you ever saw

A Look Back at this week on The Ride Home

Man Up Pittsburgh - owner of Urban Impact

Hit the phones: best live concert you ever saw

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THE RIDE HOME - Thursday May 16, 2019

The Ride Home - 5/16/2019 12:00:00 AM

Trump approval at highest point so far

The Guy's Guide to Four Battles Every Young Man Must Face ... GUEST Jonathan McKee ... author of over 20 books including “The Teen's Guide to Social Media and Mobile Devices” ... Jonathan speaks to parents, leaders, and young people worldwide ... Find his work at TheSource4Parents.com

ManUp Pittsburgh - Craig Giles

Celeb Bday: Janet Jackson

AL Human Life Protection Act signed into Law + similar bill in Missouri and 6 other states ... + ... PA State Rep Brian Sims follow-up

Love over Fear: Facing Monsters, befriending Enemies, and healing our polarized World ... GUEST Dan White Jr

Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World's Largest Religion ... GUEST Rebecca McLaughlin ...holds a PhD from Cambridge University and a theology degree from Oak Hill seminary in London ... She is a regular writer for The Gospel Coalition ... this is her first book

Harvard Prof defending Harvey Weinstein removed from position at Harvard; his wife, too

This Day in History: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences had its first Academy Awards ceremony. Let’s talk about our favorite Best Pictures of all time.

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THE RIDE HOME - Monday May 13, 2019

The Ride Home - 5/13/2019 12:00:00 AM

New cities for new Grads: Pgh is one of them ... + ... big Buccos series against the hated Cardinals wrapped up last night

This Week in the Nation’s Capitol (Trade war with China ... + ... Trump warns Iran ... + ... WH vs. House Dems over Trump investigations) ... GUEST Greg Clugston ... SRN News White House Correspondent

Death of Doris Day ... + ... and Peggy Lipton

In front of a Philadelphia abortion clinic, Democratic lawmaker shows us the darkness of the cultural divide ... GUEST Salena Zito ... author of “The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics” ... A writer for the Washington Examiner and at the NY Post, she previously wrote for The Atlantic and spent the past 11 yrs at the Pgh Tribune Review as a columnist covering national politics

2 Instances where we’ve totally missed the Heart of the Matter: Euthanasia in the Netherlands ... + ... After 84 yrs Long Island Univ Brooklyn deems blackbird nickname racist

ReGrace: What the shocking beliefs of the great Christians can teach us today ... GUEST Frank Viola ... is a teacher, evangelist, and a writer

Stevie Wonder’s Bday

Small Groups Anonymous: Why the best church small groups might take their cues from the Twelve Steps ... GUEST Kent Dunnington ... is associate professor of philosophy at Biola University ... His most recent book is “Humility, Pride, and Christian Theory”

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THE RIDE HOME - Friday May 10, 2019

The Ride Home - 5/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

Your Weekend has Begun ... + ... Burgers & Pizza send you into Depression

7 Gifts I’m gifting myself for Mother’s Day ... GUEST Anne Kennedy author of “Nailed It - Sarcastic Devotionals for Angry and Worn Out People,” she blogs at: preventingrace.com ... Anne lives in upstate NY with her husband Matt and Anglican priest and her six children

”Tolkien” movie review

Bride & Tupperware ...+ ... Australian sharks w transmitters ... + ... Jim and TammyFay biopic ... + ... Plastic

Celeb Bday (Bono)

**To Tell the Truth**

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THE RIDE HOME - Thursday May 9, 2019

The Ride Home - 5/9/2019 12:00:00 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANNI
John’s back + Mike’s Jury Duty

What would you Regret not doing by the end of Your Life? (new book, “The Making of Us”) ... GUEST Sheridan Voysey ... is a writer, speaker, and broadcaster on faith and spirituality

TV ads for prescription drugs will soon have to include price

How do you talk to your Children (and Friends) about Faith ... GUEST Amy Julia Becker is the author of "White Picket Fences: Turning toward Love in a World Divided by Privilege" ... she is also the author of "Small Talk: Learning From My Children About What Matters Most," "A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations and a Little Girl Named Penny," named one of the Top Books of 2011 by Publisher’s Weekly, and "Penelope Ayers: A Memoir" ... A graduate of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, her essays about faith, family, and disability have appeared in publications across the country ... Amy Julia is a member of INK: A Creative Collective ... She lives with her husband Peter and three children in western CT.

Today is National Lost Sock Memorial Day.

School Lunches

A Refugee Story - Joel Dumba

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THE RIDE HOME - Ladies Night Out with Sherri Lynn

The Ride Home - 5/9/2019 12:00:00 AM

ABOUT SHERRI LYNN
Sherri Lynn has been a radio professional for well over a decade. She has her degree in Communications as well as Biblical Studies. Sherri is a writer, comedienne, playwright and former youth pastor.

She wrote and produced a comedy DVD entitled "The Very Funny Church Comedy Show: Together We Laugh", wrote and starred in the musical stage play "The Bold and the Sanctified" starring American Idol star Ruben Studdard, and recently authored the book "I Want To Punch You In The Face But I Love Jesus: The Ultimate PMS Companion Book."

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THE RIDE HOME - May 8, 2019

The Ride Home - 5/9/2019 12:00:00 AM

Asia Bibi, Pakistani Christian, released, leaves Pakistan

Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It (pre-recorded)... GUEST Adam Savage ... star of Discovery Channel’s "Mythbusters" and one of the most beloved figures in science and tech ... shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reality ... (Adam is in town Saturday, May 11, 7pm, Pgh Arts & Lectures series at Carnegie Lecture Hall in Oakland)

Story behind Caliente’s award-winning Pizza

Families helping Families in Crisis ... GUEST Rachel Walker ... Director of the Pittsburgh Chapter of Safe Families for Children, a national nonprofit organization that surrounds families in crisis with caring, compassionate community ... SFC is a volunteer-driven nonprofit that provides hope and support to families in local communities ... Located in 70 cities across the US, UK, Canada, and beyond, they are motivated by faith to keep children safe and families intact ... Safe Families for Children is a movement of churches rooted in Biblical hospitality where families help families in times of crisis ... Host family volunteers open their hearts and homes to children on a temporary basis while their parents pursue the help they need

Shooting yesterday at a Denver school

GA governor signs “heartbeat bill” ... + ... CNN contributor says pregnant women aren’t pregnant with humans inside them

Not Worth a Shot: Why Some Christians Refuse Vaccinations on Moral Grounds (The use of fetal cell lines from the 1960s is another sticking point in the vaccine debate) ... GUEST Rebecca Randall ... is the science editor for Christianity Today

Vaccines for the common good ... GUEST Dr. Rick Zimmerman

Joe Namath says infamous Suzy Kolber interview was ‘blessing in disguise’ ... + ... $2.5 trillion 'Holy Grail' found? Breakthrough discovery could lead to 100 percent recyclable plastics, scientists say ... + ... Bride shames wedding guest who allegedly brought '10 Tupperware containers' to take home leftovers ... + ... Three Mile Island nuclear plant to proceed with closure

Peduto searches for towing improvements after Shadyside ‘pandemonium’ ... + ... Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reveal Baby Sussex's name

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THE RIDE HOME - Tuesday May 7, 2019

The Ride Home - 5/8/2019 12:00:00 AM

Pennsylvania State Representative Harasses a Peaceful Pro-Life Activist

Ministry to Pittsburgh’s Homeless ... GUEST Jerrel Gilliam ... Interim Executive Director, Light of Life Rescue Mission

Zane the 10-wk-old golden retriever puppy working w the Pgh Police

God Is A Mother To The Motherless ... GUEST Amy Simpson ... acquisitions editor for Moody Publishing, author, speaker, & leadership coach who helps people get clear on their calling & fully engage in life with guiding purpose ... She is the award-winning author of "Blessed Are the Unsatisfied: Finding Spiritual Freedom in an Imperfect World," "Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church's Mission," and "Anxious: Choosing Faith in a World of Worry" ... Amy lives with her family in Illinois

The Law of War Permits Israel to Destroy Hamas ... GUEST ... David French, senior writer for National Review, a senior fellow at the National Review Institute and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom

**National Teacher Day (RuthAnn Schleiden, Ann Picone, John Goldsmith, Chuck Tabay)

Jean Vanier Made Us All More Human: The late founder of L’Arche showed the church how disability, vulnerability, and weakness bring us closer to one another and closer to Jesus ... GUEST Bethany McKinney Fox (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is the director of student success and adjunct professor of Christian ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary ... She has worked previously at San Francisco Theological Seminary, First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, and L'Arche Wavecrest

Kath going to the Tolkien screening tonight

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THE RIDE HOME - Dr. Jack Graham PowerPoint Ministries

The Ride Home - 5/6/2019 12:00:00 AM

 GUEST Dr. Jack Graham ... is the pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church, one of the nation’s largest congregations ... Dr Graham is a noted author of numerous books, including "Man of God," "Unseen," and a new book, "Angels: Who They Are, What They Do and Why It Matters" ... His biblical teaching is heard on PowerPoint Ministries here on WORDfm, and 96.5fm and 730am WPIT, and across the country & throughout the world ...He has served as Honorary Chairman of the Natl Day of Prayer and as Pres of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the country with 16 million membersHe & his wife, Deb, have 3 married kids and 8 grandchildren

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THE RIDE HOME - Adam Savage Every Tool's A Hammer

The Ride Home - 5/6/2019 12:00:00 AM

Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It ... GUEST Adam Savage ... star of Discovery Channel’s "Mythbusters" and one of the most beloved figures in science and tech ... shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reality ... (Adam is in town Saturday, May 11, 7pm, Pgh Arts & Lectures series at Carnegie Lecture Hall in Oakland

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THE RIDE HOME - Monday May 6, 2019

The Ride Home - 5/6/2019 12:00:00 AM

The Need for Vigilance from People of all Faiths: Philly Islamic center posts shocking video of kids: ‘We will chop off their heads

Ladies Night Out, coming up Friday June 21st at The Bible Chapel ... GUEST Sherri Lynn

Study: Watching superhero films can boost confidence and reduce anxiety

GUEST Dr. Jack Graham ... is the pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church, one of the nation’s largest congregations ... Dr Graham is a noted author of numerous books, including "Man of God," "Unseen," and a new book, "Angels: Who They Are, What They Do and Why It Matters" ... His biblical teaching is heard on PowerPoint Ministries here on WORDfm, and 96.5fm and 730am WPIT, and across the country & throughout the world ...He has served as Honorary Chairman of the Natl Day of Prayer and as Pres of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the country with 16 million membersHe & his wife, Deb, have 3 married kids and 8 grandchildren

Pittsburgh Named One Of America’s Filthiest Cities

Progressive Christian writer Rachel Held Evans has died

Why “May I help you?” is a complicated question ... GUEST Marilyn McEntyre 

Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It ... GUEST Adam Savage ... star of Discovery Channel’s "Mythbusters" and one of the most beloved figures in science and tech ... shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reality ... (Adam is in town Saturday, May 11, 7pm, Pgh Arts & Lectures series at Carnegie Lecture Hall in Oakland

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THE RIDE HOME - Friday May 3, 2019

The Ride Home - 5/3/2019 12:00:00 AM

ITS JOHN HALLS BIRTHDAY!

RIP CHEWY: 15 facts about Chewbacca

Why I Signed the Evangelical Statement on Artificial Intelligence GUEST Richard J. Mouw

Icons and Faith Practice  GUEST Frederica Mathewes-Green

Why Shark attacks spike in a specific area!

Orange Vanilla Coke! Is it good?
Favorite Beverages by State

Pastor’s confession about Notre Dame fire draws ire

Negative Talk Really Hurts GUEST Dr. Tim Muehlhoff

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THE RIDE HOME - Thursday May 2, 2019

The Ride Home - 5/2/2019 12:00:00 AM

The National Day of Prayer - What's on your plate? Luke 10:38-42 Mary sitting at the feet of Jesus and Martha... GUEST Rev Bill Glaze ... Bethany Baptist Church, Homewood PA

Selling our Birthright for a Quiet Pew In church: Our children are not our children; They're brothers and sisters in Christ ... GUEST Brian Dijkema ... Program Director, Work and Economics at Cards and senior editor with Comment

AL State Rep John Rogers (D), on abortion: “... kill them now or kill them later...

Avengers & summer movies ... GUEST Alissa Wilkinson ... is the film critic at Vox.com and been writing about film & culture since 2006 ... her work has appeared at Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Vulture, RogerEbert.com, The Atlantic, and lots of places too numerous to name ... Alissa is a member of the NY Film Critics Circle, a 2017-18 Art of Nonfiction writing fellow with the Sundance Institute, and an associate professor of English & Humanities at The King's College in NY City .. She’s co-author, with Robert Joustra, of “How to Survive the Apocalypse: Zombies, Cylons, Faith, and Politics at the End of the World”

Amazon may know more about you than you know about you!

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THE RIDE HOME - Wednesday May 1, 2019

The Ride Home - 5/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

May Day ... + ... $700M complex going into the N Shore ... + ... American flag going up on the formerly Sprint board on Mt Washington

Who’s to Blame When the Shooter Is One of Our Own? The latest synagogue attack has shaken fellow Orthodox Presbyterians—but it implicates all of us living in a fallen world and divisive culture ... GUEST Dr. Carl R. Trueman ... Department of Biblical and Religious Studies at Grove City College, where he teaches courses on the history of religious thought ... He has worked extensively in the field of Reformation and Post-Reformation studies but more recently has become interested in matters relating to the understanding of human personhood and how this shapes modern thinking about politics, freedom and identity ... Dr Trueman writes regularly for First Things and co-hosts a weekly podcast, “The Mortification of Spin,” for The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals ... He is an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church

This Day in History: ** President Barack Obama announced at 11:35 p.m. EDT that al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden, architect of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, was killed in a U.S. commando raid on his compound near the Pakistani capital

The Art of Poetry (Reflections on Natl Poetry Month) ... GUEST Dan Leroy ... Director of Writing and Publishing (and Poetry teacher) at Lincoln Park Performing Arts School, Midland PA

Measles in Allegheny County ... + ... Kath at the Soc Security Office

One quarter of Americans have no one to confide in

White Awake: An Honest Look at What It Means to be White ... GUEST Daniel Hill ... is the founding pastor of River City Community Church in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago, IL ... PTS presents a day with Daniel Hill May 6th (Hill previously worked on staff at Willow Creek Community Church)

SI Swimsuit model in hijab

Billy Joel’s helicopter making people mad

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THE RIDE HOME - Tuesday April 30, 2019

The Ride Home - 4/30/2019 12:00:00 AM

Courage for Life: the Women’s Audio Bible ... GUEST ... Ann White ... is an internationally known author, speaker, and passionate Bible teacher ... (we are preparing to release in the next few weeks. We work with at-risk and incarcerated women & are creating the first Women’s voiced NLT Audio Bible ... We’ve completed the New Testament and our App is approved & available on Android & Apple devices [search for Courage For Life Bible

Pgh Prayer Conference . GUEST Jonathan Watt

NY Times issues correction for op-ed calling Jesus Palestinian, not Jewish

Between Life and Death: A Gospel-Centered Guide to End-of-Life Medical Care ... GUEST Dr Kathryn Butler ... is a trauma surgeon who is board certified in surgical critical care and served on the faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School ... After a decade of experience in surgery, she left clinical practice in 2016 to homeschool her children ... She now writes for desiringGod.org, Christianity Today, and the Gospel Coalition blog on topics intersecting faith and medicine

Reforesting Faith: What trees teach us about the nature of God and His love for us ... GUEST Matthew Sleeth, MD ...executive director of Blessed Earth ... Recognized by Newsweek as one of the nation's most influential evangelical leaders, he has spoken about the biblical call to be good stewards of the earth at more than one thousand events, campuses, & churches ... a former atheist & chief of hospital medical staff is also the acclaimed author of “Serve God: Save the Planet,” and the introduction to “The Green Bible”

Japanese emperor crowned but his wife couldn’t watch ... + ... PCUSA not in as much decline as they were before but still declining

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THE RIDE HOME - Monday April 29, 2019

The Ride Home - 4/29/2019 12:00:00 AM

Teamsters Local 49 today: Dem Joe Biden holds his 1st campaign rally in Pgh; wins firefighters’ endorsement

Trump skips White House correspondents' dinner, rallies in Green Bay instead (I traveled with Trump on Sat) -- Biden launches 2020 with campaign speech [in Pittsburgh!] -- Trump is paying attention to Biden candidacy -- Trump meets with congressional leaders tomorrow... GUEST Greg Clugston ... SRN News White House Correspondent

Kevin Brahn Mercy Me Crowder at ppg oct 4th tickets go on sale today.

Negative Talk really hurts (pre-recorded) ... GUEST Dr. Tim Muehlhoff, professor of communication at Biola University ... He’s the author of "Winsome Persuasion: Christian Influence in a Post-Christian World," selected by Christianity Today for it's Book of the Year Award in the category of evangelism/apologetics, and his latest is “Defending Your Marriage: The Reality of Spiritual Battle” ...

Celebrity Bdays: Willie Nelson and Jerry Seinfeld

Anti-Semitic cartoon in NY Times ... + ... Avengers Endgame grosses $350 million in ticket sales domestically & $1.2 billion globally

Adam ... GUEST Father Jason Charron, Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, Carnegie PA

Into the abyss: The first image of a black hole... GUEST Ralph Crewe, Program Development Coordinator, Carnegie Science Center

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THE RIDE HOME - Friday April 26, 2019

The Ride Home - 4/26/2019 12:00:00 AM

**What have you smuggled into a movie theater? ... + ... Natl Pretzel Day

The Vietnam War: 1945-1975 ... GUEST Andy Masich ... President and CEO of the Senator John Heinz History Center in association with the Smithsonian Institution ... (exhibition takes visitors on a journey spanning the duration of U.S. involvement in Indochina, from the post-World War II advent of the Cold War to our prolonged exit in the mid-1970s)

Study: encounters w God, even under the influence, have lasting benefits

Intimacy, modesty, and social media ... GUEST April Lawson ... is the associate director of WEAVE, the social fabric project at the Aspen Institute

Prayer and the Pgh Prayer Conference GUEST Jonathan Watt ... Geneva College

This Day in History: S Africans began going to the polls in the country’s 1st election that was open to all. 4 days of voting would elect Nelson Mandela Presidet

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