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THE RIDE HOME - Tuesday July 16, 2019

The Ride Home - 7/16/2019 12:00:00 AM

50th Anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11: John remembers

For the Moon Landing Anniverary: the Best Moon Movies

The necessity of Confession ... GUEST Father Tom Soroka ... pastor of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Mckees Rocks, PA

5 Reasons to Disentangle Sexuality and Race ... GUEST ... Rebecca McLaughlin

Emmy nominations are out

Summer Bucket List: It’s half over; what do you still want to do?

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THE RIDE HOME - Monday July 15, 2019

The Ride Home - 7/15/2019 12:00:00 AM

President Trump is tweeting again!

A Deeper Look at Immigration & Potential Targets of the ICE Raids: Religion plays a key role in American immigration politics ... GUEST Dr. Ryan Burge 

Evangelism as Exiles Life on Mission as Strangers in Our Own Land .... GUEST Elliot Clark 

Natl Gummi Worm Day

Pottery Barn now selling ‘Friends TV Show’ furniture

Online is Top Way Couples Meet (40% now): Every other way, other than “met in a bar or restaurant,” has gone down.

Charles Fishman, One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon

Online Petition: Storm Area 51 Fence

Moon Landing video tapes: found, now for sale for large dollars.

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THE RIDE HOME - Friday July 12, 2019

The Ride Home - 7/12/2019 12:00:00 AM

Family Dinner: Are you battling over Carbs?

Cultural Engagement: A Crash Course in Contemporary Issues ... GUEST Dr. Karen Swallow Prior

End of Retail? 12K shops will close by year’s end

Our Fate Is in the Stars: Today’s space program still does amazing things, but nothing like Apollo. It’s time to begin again... GUEST George Musser 

Logan Co. man allegedly driving stolen vehicle filled with uranium, a rattlesnake, and Kentucky Deluxe

Miley Cyrus says she won’t reproduce due to climate change

Detroit’s Chaldeans: An American Story. For Iraqi Christians facing deportation, there are no easy answers when immigration and persecution collide ... GUEST Bekah McNeel

Fish to Bacon: the ranking of Animal Proteins

Why is it important to have a restless faith? ... GUEST Richard J. Mouw

Window Cleaners at Children's Hospital dress like superheroes ... + ... Deutschtown Music Festival starts tonight

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THE RIDE HOME - Thursday July 11, 2019

The Ride Home - 7/11/2019 12:00:00 AM

Get on the Ark its flooding in Pittsburgh!

Money, Greed and God: The Christian Case for Free Enterprise: Dr. Jay Richards

How to start exercising after giving birth

MAD Magazine shutters with August edition

Amazon will retrain large numbers in its workforce

How to listen to each other: Reflecting yesterdays interview with Pastor Lou Vallone

The Christian Book Publishing Industry: An inside look with Robert Hosack

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THE RIDE HOME - Wednesday July 10, 2019

The Ride Home - 7/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

This Day in History: Coca-Cola, besieged by consumers who hated New Coke introduced in April, dusted off the old formula and dubbed in “Coca Cola Classic” (1985)
Celebrating our Fav Side: Best Fries in Pittsburgh

Between the Swastika and the Sickle: The Life, Disappearance, and Execution of Ernst Lohmeyer ... GUEST Dr James R. Edwards ... Bruner-Welch Professor Emeritus of Theology at Whitworth Univ ... He lectures widely on theological subjects and is the author of “Is Jesus the Only Savior?” as well as commentaries on the Gospels of Mark and Luke in the Pillar New Testament Commentary series

Retirement of Pittsburgh Penguin Matt Cullen

Body Shaming: has the internet ruined our image of what people should look like? (Jason Momoa [Men’s Health] & Serena Williams [Harper’s])

Plans bubbling for re-use of “Dogma” church in E Liberty

PA considers officially repealing Blue laws

Holiness: A Lifestyle ... GUEST Father Lou Vallone ... former pastor of St John of God Parish in McKees Rocks and St Catherine of Siena Parish in Crescent

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THE RIDE HOME - Tuesday July 9, 2019

The Ride Home - 7/9/2019 12:00:00 AM

Study: 2 in 3 Americans regret their college degrees

The third annual Mission of Mercy (Free Dental Clinic) ... July 26-27 PPG Paints Area ... GUEST Dr. Daniel Pituch

The Death of Ross Perot

Nike and Colin Kapernick, Home Depot and Trump, ChikFilA and LGBTQ: The political branding of corporate America and what it says about us as a nation ... GUEST David E. Johnson ... CEO of Strategic Vision PR group, a PR and branding agency.

National Sugar Cookie Day

Sunday night is the new Monday Morning and Workers are Miserable (WSJ)

Knitting and fraying in a divided culture ... 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

Happy Birthday to Tom Hanks

Witches, Witches Everywhere ... GUEST Dr. Michael Brown ... host of the Line of Fire radio broadcast and author of the new book, “Jezebel’s War with America”

Plastic Bag Shaming

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THE RIDE HOME - Monday July 8, 2019

The Ride Home - 7/8/2019 12:00:00 AM

Do Americans need Air-Conditioning? ... + ... National Blueberry Day

Starbucks and the Cops in Tempe AZ on the 4th of July

Baltimore Has the Worst Drivers, Study Finds ... 4 of the 5 cities with the worst drivers are on the East Coast, according to a study by Allstate

The Deutschtown Music Festival and Gospel Music at the festival ... GUEST Tim Daigle ... Pastor, Young Adult Ministries, Allegheny Center Alliance Church, North Side

Amazon sold $240K of Tish’s ‘Liturgy of the Ordinary’ Fakes, Publisher says

Evangelicals Can Help at the Border. They Just Can’t Do It Alone. To make an impact among migrants crossing through Texas, churches rely on government advocacy and ecumenical partners ... GUEST Bekah McNeel ... Christianity Today's immigrant communities editor ... She has covered immigration and public education as a reporter for local, state and national outlets, from her base in San Antonio, TX ... She is wife of 1, mother of 2, reader of many.

St James, the Brother of the Lord ... GUEST Frederica Mathewes-Green

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THE RIDE HOME - Wednesday July 3, 2019

The Ride Home - 7/3/2019 12:00:00 AM

How many of the Founding Fathers went to Seminary? ... GUEST Dr Thomas Kidd, distinguished professor of history & associate director of the Insitute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University ... His books include "American Colonial History: Clashing Cultures and Faith," "Baptists in America: A History," "Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots" and the newest "Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father"

The Exodus ... GUEST Dr Tremper Longman ... Distinguished Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA ... He has authored or coauthored more than 30 books, including "The Lost World of the Flood” and "How to Read Proverbs"

What is freedom? ... GUEST Rev Dr Dean Weaver ... Sr Pastor, Memorial Park Evangelical Presbyterian Church

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THE RIDE HOME - Tuesday July 2, 2019

The Ride Home - 7/2/2019 12:00:00 AM

This Week in the Nation’s Capitol (Trump N Korea visit ... + ... 2020 Fundraising numbers ... + ... Trump’s 4th of July plans ) ... GUEST Greg Clugston ... SRN News White House Correspondent

The value of the Psalms in expressing a fuller scope of the Christian life ... GUEST Amy Simpson

Kath Germany update

What is good and godly patriotism? ... GUEST Terry Timm ... Christ Community Church of the South Hills

Cool Science Stuff ... GUEST Ralph Crewe ... Program Development Coordinator, Carnegie Science Center

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THE RIDE HOME - Monday July 1, 2019

The Ride Home - 7/2/2019 12:00:00 AM

Who can you trust, who is reliable in your life?  Jason Charon from Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church

Kathy Updates us Live from Germany!

The Dangers of Conflating Nationalism and Faith.  Marilyn McEntyre is a dedicated list-maker and the author of books on language and faith, including, Make A List - What's in a Phrase  - and Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies

Faith and your Teenagers: It's Not Too Late! Dan Dupee is the Chairman of the Board of the CCO. He served as President and CEO of the CCO from 1999-2015.  

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THE RIDE HOME - Thursday June 27, 2019

The Ride Home - 6/27/2019 12:00:00 AM

Jerry Bowyer is editor of Town Hall Finance - Migrants at the border - The Economy - Jerry Falwell Jr. & Russell Moore


The Border Crisis: biblical Responses to the Needs of Children - Jim Denison is the founder and CEO of the Denison Forum, a nonprofit Christian media organization that comments on current issues through a biblical lens. His Daily Article, an email newsletter sent every weekday morning, reaches more than 100,000 subscribers in 203 countries.

Learn to be a nice person!

Kennywood is Flooding?!

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THE RIDE HOME - Wednesday June 26, 2019

The Ride Home - 6/26/2019 12:00:00 AM

The beauty of God's creation. We forget the immensity and miracle of the world and all that's in it and the heavens too. Locked into our tiny screens we miss the vast and startling beauty of creation

At Least There Will Always Be Housework. Your Professional Decline Is Coming Soon. - Anne Kennedy

Kathy Live in Germany: An update on her trip in Germany and her visit at the Anne Frank Museum   

Twisted Scripture: Untangling 45 Lies Christians Have Been Told - Andrew Farley

Intentional Grattiude - Gavin Ortlund is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Ojai in Ojai CA.

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The Ride Home - Monday, June 17, 2019

The Ride Home - 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

Chinese Christians jailed for their faith are memorizing the Bible

Weekly update from SRN News White House Corespondent Greg Clugston

Life is Hard. Jesus Doesn't Make It Easier - Guest Collin Hansen

A flock with a mind of it's own: St. John Vianney Church in Allentown.

Gloria Vanderbilt has died 

The Urgency of Unity - Guest Toni Turner

LGBTQ church to hold "Drag Queen Story Time" after city officials stopped the original event in a library.


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THE RIDE HOME - Friday June 14, 2019

The Ride Home - 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

Flag Day facts

Bonhoeffer on Temptation ... GUEST Rev Kurt Bjorklund ... Senior Pastor, Orchard Hill Church ... (“Satan does not fill us with hatred of God, but forgetfulness of God”)

Pro-Lifers Aren’t Hypocrites: The concerted effort to end abortion is much more diverse and holistic than it gets credit for ... GUEST Tish Harrison Warren is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America and currently serves as co-associate rector at Church of the Ascension in Pittsburgh ... She is author of "Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life," which was named Christianity Today’s 2018 Book of the Year

Judge rules Highmark members lose UPMC access

Being Dad: Father as a Picture of God’s Grace ... GUEST Dr. Scott Keith ... executive director of 1517 The Legacy Project and adjunct professor of theology at Concordia Univ, Irvine ... He is a cohost of ‘The Thinking Fellows’ podcast and a contributor to The Jagged Word, 1517 The Legacy Project, and Christ Hold Fast blogs

Celeb bdays: Pres Trump ... Boy George ... GM Brad Marshall

Ladies Night Out  GUEST Sherri Lynn

Daddy Do-Over: Cosmetic procedures have become a common Father’s Day gift**

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THE RIDE HOME - Thursday June 13, 2019

The Ride Home - 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AM

Leave roaming Bears alone: don’t try to take a selfie with him

NIH fetal experimentation funding sponsors Infanticide here at UPMC ... GUEST David Daleiden ... Center for Medical Progress

The Heart of Perfection: How the Saints Taught Me to Trade My Dream of Perfect for God’s ... GUEST Colleen Carroll Campbell ... award-winning author, print & broadcast journalist, & former presidential speechwriter ... Her books include her critically acclaimed journalistic study, "The New Faithful", and spiritual memoir, "My Sisters the Saints," which won 2 national awards & has been published in 5 languages

New George HW Bush stamp

Bring back Home Ec

Bring back Home Ec

Does living in a McMansion make you happier?

What’s a memento from your childhood you still wish you had?

How much nature is enough?

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THE RIDE HOME - Wednesday June 12, 2019

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

Why you really shouldn't sleep near your phone ... + ... Study: Women could gain weight by sleeping with TV on

When Motherhood Feels Like Death ... GUEST Courtney Reissig ... author of “Glory in the Ordinary: Why Your Work in the Home Matters to God” and “The Accidental Feminist: Restoring Our Delight in God’s Good Design” ... She is married to Daniel, has 4 sons, and together they serve at Midtown Baptist Church in Little Rock, AK

Man tells City Council we should change pronunciation of Pittsburgh

Southern Baptist Convention to amend constitution regarding sexual abuse

Confronting Old Testament Controversies: Pressing Questions about Evolution, Sexuality, History, and Violence ... GUEST Tremper Longham ... Distinguished Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Westmont Colleg in Santa Barbara, CA ... He has authored or coauthored more than 30 books, including “The Lost World of the Flood,” and “How to Read Proverbs”

US deaths from suicide, drugs, and alcohol at an all-time high

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