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THE RIDE HOME - Tuesday September 17, 2019

The Ride Home - 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

Shane Gillis dropped from SNL cast amid criticism of racist slurs

God’s Spies: The Stasi's Cold War Espionage Campaign Inside the Church ... GUEST Elisabeth Braw 

Parent Shaming:  1 in 5 parents accused of bad parenting by a complete stranger 

A new era of The Far Side (last time it ran was Jan 1995)

On Suicide and Hope ... GUEST Daniel Darling 

J&K go to the phones: How did you find yourself out of suicidal thoughts?

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THE RIDE HOME - Monday September 16, 2019

The Ride Home - 9/16/2019 12:00:00 AM

Ben’s out for the season, Pirates gave up 47 runs to the Cubs but who cares cause it's Guacamole Day!

Greg Clugston This Week in the Nation’s Capitol (Trump says US is “locked & loaded” ... + ... Kavanagh story back in the news, NYT has to modify original story ... + ... Mariano Rivera awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom) ... GUEST Greg Clugston ... SRN News White House Correspondent

Napping Appears to Lower The Risk of Strokes As Well As Heart Attacks (Newsweek)

What's up with Benny Hinn renouncing his life's work? God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel: How Truth Overwhelms a Life Built on Lies ... ... GUEST Costi Hinn 

War games will be carried out in Pittsburgh this week, Tuesday-Saturday

Fetal remains found on property of former South Bend abortion doctor

I Left the Cult Next Door: My mother and I stopped speaking after I broke with the man we called the Apostle ... GUEST Tracy Simmons 

Ric Ocasek, inducted into the Rock N Roll HOF with The Cars, dies yesterday

Alliance Defending Freedom - Freedom of Speech

Lauren Daigle tickets!

Fat Shaming: James Cordon responds to Bill Maher 

Suzie Q's - One of John and Kathy's favorite snacks!

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THE RIDE HOME - Tuesday September 10, 2019

The Ride Home - 9/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

World Suicide Prevention Day

This Week in the Nation’s Capitol: Trump fires Bolton, Today's NC Special Elex (Trump held rally in NC last night), Tomorrow is 18th anniversary of 9/11 attacks  ... GUEST Greg Clugston ... SRN News White House Correspondent 

Couple allegedly spends $100k after bank accidentally deposits it in their account

Why Christian women are the most persecuted group in the world ... GUEST Chelsea Patterson Sobolik

Former deputy US attorney general: 9/11 conspirator Moussaoui showed 'lack of remorse' ... GUEST Paul J. McNulty, 9th president of Grove City College ... Prior to returning to his alma mater McNulty spent over 30 yrs in Washington DC as an attorney in public service and private practice ... In 2005, the US Senate unanimously confirmed Mcnulty to the positon of Deputy Attorney General, the second in command at the US Department of Justice, and the Chief Operating Officer of the department’s 100,000 employees

This Day in History: Sept. 10, 1963: 20 black students entered public schools in Birmingham, Mobile, & Tuskegee, AL after Pres JFK sent Nat’l Guardsman to end the standoff w/ AL Governor George Wallace... 2 days later JFK spoke about desegregation in the Flower Garden at the White House

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THE RIDE HOME - Monday September 9, 2019

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

Political Fatigue, Mayor Peduto, and Going to the Mall ... GUEST Salena Zito

The Washington Post Falsely Criticized Drew Brees video on bringing bible to school. 

The world wastes tons of food:  Grocery Store Happy Hour is 1 solution

Forgive Us Our Medical Debts: A nonprofit helps churches take on their neighbors unpaid bills by the millions ... GUEST Maria Baer

Happy Birthday to Hugh Grant, Adam Sandler, and Michelle Williams!

Horrific Steeler loss to the Pats ... + ... Early mutiny in Miami: Should Pro athletes ever ask to be traded?

A Life of Listening:  Discerning God's Voice and Discovering Our Own.  A Memoir by Leighton Ford ... GUEST Leighton Ford

The 9 Most Depressing Professions!

According to Washington Post, Focus on the Family is all about that hate ... GUEST Bobby Ross Jr

Study: Sniffing a lemon can make people feel slim

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THE RIDE HOME - Friday September 6, 2019

The Ride Home - 9/6/2019 12:00:00 AM

Your Weekend has Begun ... + Mayor Bill Peduto tell people who are concerned about issues downtown to “Go to the Mall” ... + ... Hundreds turn out for vigil to honor Nalani Johnson, the PennHills toddler killed on Sunday

The Church in China ...  GUEST Dr Richard J. Mouw

What are the All-Time Greatest Country Songs (USA Today)?

St Thomas ... GUEST Frederica Mathewes-Green

Your Weekend Has Begun ... + ... Follow-Up:  Loch Ness Monster still a mystery but scientists have some new evidence

Where are the Single Men in Church? GUEST Joe Carter

John and Kathy hit up the Phones:  If you’re single, how do you meet other single people?  What can the Church do better?

Before this Week, I didn’t Know That ...

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THE RIDE HOME - Thursday September 5, 2019

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

As football season begins, mobile gambling brings increased revenue and risk! + ... The Antonio Brown soap opera continues but it’s not our problem!

The need for apologetics in the Body of Christ  ... GUEST Rev Bill Glaze

Jazz Legend Miles Davis’ Trumpet Hits Auction at Christie’s

Who’s afraid of Social Justice?  A robust defense of justice as commanded for the Christian, enacted by the Church, and defined for the world ... GUEST Brian Dijkema 

FL man buys 100 generators to send to the Bahamas 

All sodas, even diet, linked to early death ... + ... would you eat day-old pizza that’s been on the counter? 

The Rise of the Bible Teaching, Plato Loving, Homeschool Elitists ... GUEST Louis Markos 

Vegan sues neighbor because of barbeque!

Nessie is Real!  Kath rejoices (and she told you so)!!!

Celeb bday (Bob Newhart, Michael Keaton, Raquel Welch)

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THE RIDE HOME - Wednesday September 4, 2019

The Ride Home - 9/4/2019 12:00:00 AM

Pitt tells student groups to stop using its Name ... + .... Search for Penn Hills toddler turns into murder investigation

What is it like for a young pregnant mother to enter an abortion facility? To be escorted past pro-life protesters, and make it all the way to the procedure room where she meets the abortionist? To have a change of heart, get off the procedure table, and walk out?  What would it be like to meet her son 19 years after that fateful day? And how could her story change how we tell the pro-life narrative?  ... GUEST Melissa Coles ... is the birth mother of the short documentary “I Lived on Parker Avenue” about a mother’s agony in choosing what’s best, the joy of a couple starting a family, and young man’s search for where his life began ... (from September 25 to November 3, our community will take part in 40 Days for Life … a groundbreaking, coordinated international mobilization. We pray that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city — and beyond.

British teen goes blind from living on junk food diet

On Job  + ... recent lecture in Singapore & how the Church is there ... GUEST Dr Tremper Longman 

Pittsburgh to celebrate International community

Pittsburgh Public Schools Test Scores nothing to brag about!

On Identity and Sexuality ... + ...  Andrew Brunson at GCC ... + ... Michael Card at MPC ... GUEST Rev Dr Dean Weaver.

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THE RIDE HOME - Tuesday September 3, 2019

The Ride Home - 9/3/2019 12:00:00 AM

Pittsburgh Man Climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro, Holds Up ‘Stronger Than Hate’ Shirt To Honor Tree Of Life Victims (CBS)

This hits home to a lot of people': Prayer vigil held in Verona for missing Penn Hills toddler

This Week in the Nation’s Capitol (Hurricane Dorian ... + ... the CA boat tragedy ... + ... Trump tweets or retweets 122 from Saturday to Monday morning ... + ... Pence in Ireland) ... GUEST Greg Clugston ... SRN News White House Correspondent 

Justin Bieber makes personal statement on Instagram

The difference between being acquainted and being known  ... GUEST Amy Simpson 

Armed group storms Popeyes demanding chicken sandwiches

** ‘Like’ isn’t a lazy linguistic filler – the English language snobs need to, like, pipe down (The Atlantic)

The place of habits in our life, also forming a rule of life ... GUEST Rev Terry Timm ... Christ Community Church of the South Hills

Miniature Service Horse Travels With Her Owner on American Airlines Flight from Chicago (People)**

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THE RIDE HOME - Friday August 30, 2019

The Ride Home - 8/30/2019 12:00:00 AM

MLB players never know what day of the week it is

 How Pornography Makes Us Less Human and Less Humane ... GUEST Matthew Lee Anderson 

Be Kind to Humans Week Bit

Renaissance Men:  do you know any?  Do we still have them?  Is it good to diversify your work?

Former Dallas detective famously photographed escorting Lee Harvey Oswald dies at 99

Man confesses to murder after hearing song by Big Daddy Weave ... + ... Trial for men charged w planning 9/11 attacks begins Jan 2021

Praying With Fire What Moses and the burning bush teach us about approaching God ... GUEST Derek Rishmawy ... doctoral candidate at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

The Friday Feature is a segment dedicated the Finer Things.  Each week, we’ll give you a few recommendations of fun stuff you might consider that’ll get your out of your house and off your screen, as your weekend approaches.  The Friday Feature this week is: Labor Day

Hurricane Dorian on track to hit FL ... + ... W PA 1st responders are on the way ... + ... Sprint billboard on Mt Washington will stay

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THE RIDE HOME - Thursday August 29, 2019

The Ride Home - 8/29/2019 12:00:00 AM

Food & Wine magazine votes on Best Fast Food by State ... + ... National Chop Suey Day

Recession? Maybe not. Slowdown? Definitely. Also: Christians, instead of sin-screening out investment in companies who do things we don’t like should instead constructively engage with them. And: A rethinking of the story of Lazarus and the Rich Man ... GUEST Jerry Bowyer ... Editor, TownHall Finance

The Milkshake Factory celebrates opening of new location w Ryan Shazier

Should you take your shoes off at home?

Addiction Nation: What the Opioid Crisis Reveals about Us ... GUEST Timothy King 

Be Kind to Humans Week: Teacher’s exercise on emotional baggage has changed her classroom

Our major parties offer no place for a rising moral middle ... GUEST Charlie Camosy

Optimists have more longevity

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THE RIDE HOME - Wednesday August 28, 2019

The Ride Home - 8/28/2019 12:00:00 AM

New downtown Pittsburgh Cineplex

 The importance of being in community with other Christians for worship, study, fellowship, prayer, etc and some of the dangers of a hyper-individualized faith ... GUEST Rev Josh Brown .

Popeyes vs Chick-Fil-A

Wednesday Wisdom: God Gets The Glory ... GUEST Anne Kennedy.

McDonalds mandates anti-harassment training for all employees!

Enough is Enough:  We need to draw the line with Pumpkin Spice

Beauty:  how paying attention to it and creating it changes our perception of ourselves and provides a path for the healing of our shame ... GUEST Dr Curt Thompson.

Be Kind to Humans Week: 3 Italian Grandmothers

Gods sovereignty in Politics ... GUESTS Eddie Jones and Chris Moran, co-founders of Wilkinsburg's "Eternal City" Church

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THE RIDE HOME - Tuesday August 27, 2019

The Ride Home - 8/27/2019 12:00:00 AM

International Bat Night

On civility ... + ... perhaps a 2nd segment on prominent Christians leaving the faith ... GUEST Daniel Darling 

Why it was easier to be skinny in the 1980s

Best unique male & female Dog Names of 2019

Justice Dept to seek death penalty for Tree of Life suspect

Practicing the Present: The Neglected Art of Living in the Now. ... GUEST Dr John Koessler

Area 51: UFOs, Aliens and Government Secrets ... GUEST Dr. Hugh Ross

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THE RIDE HOME - Monday August 26, 2019

The Ride Home - 8/26/2019 12:00:00 AM

It's National Dog Day + National Kindness Week!

SRN News White House Correspondent Greg Clugston:
Trump wraps up participation at G-7 Summit in France 
US China trade back-and-forth
France pushing for Trump meeting with Iran's president

Is there an answer to mass shootings?  An answer is starting to form...what if we viewed the world as Jesus and Paul did?  Our world is a spiritual battle zone.  "Life wouldn't be so difficult if we didn't expect it to be so easy."  Tim Muehlhoff

Ralph Crew From Carnegie Science Center Discusses Da Vinci the Exhibition and Mummies!

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THE RIDE HOME - August 22, 2019

The Ride Home - 8/22/2019 12:00:00 AM

Viral Tweet about keeping your House at 82 degrees when you sleep gets destroyed

On Purity Culture ... GUEST Dr. Karen Swallow Prior 

Happy Birthday James Cordon

Happy National Tooth Fairy Day

God-breathed:  Connecting through Scripture to God, Others, the Natural World, and Yourself ... GUEST Pastor Rutledge “Rut” Etheridge III

Pgh needs a 2019 Christmas Tree

**We (all) need Self-Criticism (based on “We Liberals need Self-Criticism,” WSJ”)

Insight for Living (feat Chuck Swindoll) ... GUEST Roger Kemp ... Exec Producer, Insight for Living radio program

Piano Day Pittsburgh ... GUEST Peter Stumpf RPT,PTG 

Pgh hopes to provide “home ice” at shuttered Hunt Armory ... + ... Sid Crosby helped a blind veteran find his fav player on the Stanley Cup

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THE RIDE HOME - Wednesday August 21, 2019

The Ride Home - 8/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

Best TV show line ever (Twitter)

Intentional Grattiude ... GUEST Gavin Ortlund ... senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Ojai, Ojai CA

Planned Parenthood decides to reject Title X funding rather than complying with a new Trump administration abortion restriction

Experimental McDonald’s Opens with Almost No Workers

The Southern Poverty Law Center is a hate-based scam that nearly caused me to be murdered ... GUEST Jessica Prol Smith ... senior news writer and editor for Alliance Defending Freedom ... Follow her on Twitter: @JessicaProl  ... GUEST Jeremy Tedesco ... ADF Senior Counsel and VP of US Advocacy

Kenny Rogers Birthday is he 81, 82, . . . 85?

 The Problem With Answering the Problem of Evil. J. Warner Wallace Dateline featured Cold-Case Detective, Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, Adjunct Professor of Apologetics at Biola, Author of Cold-Case Christianity, God’s Crime Scene, Forensic Faith and Creator of the Case Makers Academy for Kids 


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THE RIDE HOME - Tuesday August 20, 2019

The Ride Home - 8/20/2019 12:00:00 AM

Happy National Radio Day

John Cooper, lead singer for “Skillet,” responds to the litany of recent apostasies of young Christian leaders

Remembering the 1st Anniversary of the release of the PA Grand Jury Report on Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church ... GUEST Kevin Hayes

Snopes is fact-checking The Babylon Bee because people think it’s real

The Reluctant Witness Discovering the Delight of Spiritual Conversations ... GUEST Don Everts 

Adult “cuddling sessions” and Adult Recess:  what are we turning into?

Worship Trends ... GUEST Rev Kurt Bjorklund ... Senior Pastor, Orchard Hill Church

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THE RIDE HOME - Monday August 19, 2019

The Ride Home - 8/19/2019 12:00:00 AM

Police Arrest Three Men Suspected of Planning Mass Shootings

This Week in the Nation’s Capitol (Economy heading toward recession? ... + ....  Trump interested in buying Greenland?? ... + ...  More Dems call for impeachment  ... GUEST Greg Clugston ... SRN News White House Correspondent

New Leech Species Discovered Near Washington DC

National Potato Day

Nice:  Why we love to be liked and how God calls us to More ... GUEST Sharon Hodde Miller 

Rabbi, other survivors urge no death penalty for synagogue killer

How Jon Potter became the modern-day Mr Rogers of the Pgh Internet (PG)

Kingdom Holiness: Holy Living in a Challenging Culture (An accessible exposition of 2 Peter) ... GUEST Rev Dr Rodger Woodworth ... (geared towards the occasional church attender and comfortable Christian)

The Memorial Service that was supposed to be empty:  Marjorie Reckard, killed in the El Paso shooting, laid to rest by her husband and 5,000 friends she never knew she had

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THE RIDE HOME - Friday August 16, 2019

The Ride Home - 8/16/2019 12:00:00 AM

Your Weekend has Begun + Colin Kaepernick has posted a stirring video on the 3 yr anniversary of his protest + National Tell a Joke Day\

Movies: Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, The Farewell, One Child Nation, plus The Hunt has been pulled back from release. What is the uneasy relationship between Hollywood and Washington? GUEST Alissa Wilkinson 

You get to ban one word from the entire lexicon of sports. What word are you banning? (Twitter)

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Partnered with Vicious Ant-Semites to Plan Their Trip to Israel ... GUEST David French

The latest on the US Immigration Debate:  the "public charge" rule, family vs. merit immigration, and border updates ... GUEST Bekah McNeel

The Friday Feature 

The Fellowship Foundation has released a statement in response to the Netflix series “The Family” ... + ... audio recording of NY Times staff meeting leaked to Slate

Pgh Restaurant Week

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THE RIDE HOME - Thursday August 15, 2019

The Ride Home - 8/15/2019 12:00:00 AM

Israel blocks US congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering country, amid pressure from Trump

The joys and perils of a city church:  Last week’s stabbing outside Trinity Cathedral  ... and Why the Church Matters:  Partners for Sacred Places puts a number on a church's presence ... GUEST Rev Tom Hall ... Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, 6th Street downtown

Remember.  Repair.  Together. Tree of Life announces a memorial service for the 1 yr anniversary of the shooting

Just How Important Is a Presidential Candidate’s Hair? (WSJ) ... + ... Lemon Meringue Pie Day

Pittsburgh Just Ducky boats will be auctioned off

How Sony’s Walkman created Headphone Culture ... + ... Lemon Meringue Pie Day

The Project on Rural Ministry ... GUEST Rev Charlie Cotherman ... Senior Pastor, Oil City Vineyard Church &  part of the leadership team of the Project on Rural Ministry

John and Kathy break down the best restaurants in Pittsburgh during Restaurant week!

Preaching Against Racism Is Not a Distraction from the Gospel: the pulpit gives a record of our witness ... GUEST Dr Esau McCaulley 

A company will pay someone $1K to live tweet 25 hours of Friends, in honor of the 25th anniversary

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