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With 50 years of experience, we "get" that things are always changing! That's why we've dedicated a section of our website to provide the very latest information about the speakers and ministries we serve--and about us, too. Come take a look at "what's new"--or use the sidebar options to take a deeper look at areas of particular interest. In case you wonder what we think, we've dedicated a space for commentary (including guest posts). And take a look at who's been to Ambassador lately in our own version of the Greenroom!

Listener Feedback is Worthy of Praise

Focus on the Family Listener Feedback

The breaking news alert, your friend's diagnosis, the call from the mechanic about your car.  Some days feel like they're full of anything but good news.  But you and I know how we feel isn't the whole picture.  The Apostle Paul must have had this in mind when he penned the words found in Philippians 4:8:

"Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."

Have you thought about, really thought ...

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Ignite a Fresh Fire for the Unreached


Why do we put the brakes on sharing our faith before we even start?  Reach Beyond, a ministry dedicated to reaching those who have never heard the gospel, believes that -- when it comes to sharing Christ -- it's time to blow through the stop signs!

Reach Beyond is introducing a revolutionary new way to think about how we share our faith.  Everything that's ever stopped us is explained in a new interactive curriculum.  It's called Bold. 

Featuring American Idol finalist, Phil Stacey, Bold takes the timeless truth of God's love for the lost and presents a fresh ...

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How Your Soul is Like a Hard Drive


"Your brain is dead."

Jon's words pierced.  In our office, Jon Davis, Manager of Technical Services, often uses medical metaphors to explain computer problems to us.  I find those parallels extremely helpful.  This week, my PC's hard drive crashedand in one instant, my daily partner in productivity couldn't remember its identity, perform tasks, or recall the last two years we'd spent together.

Its brain was dead.  I was mortified.

After a day of assembling, activating, and programming the new hard drive, Jon had my machine up and running again.  All was well.

But rebellion struck ...

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One Minute Mother's Day Reflections

My mom has been an amazing blessing in my life and in the lives of my children.  Esperanza, which means hope in Spanish, has lived with my children and I for over a decade.  She is 80 now and I'm keenly aware of how fleeting and precious time with her is now.

Brad Mattes notes in a special Mother's Day "Life Issues®" radio series that Mother's Day is the perfect time to recall all the things your mom has done for you throughout your life:

"First and foremost she gave you life.  Your mom struggled through the ...

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Evangelism Explosion’s D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship Turns 20!

Twenty years ago, the late D. James Kennedy, founder of Evangelism Explosion International and senior pastor at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, had a vision to evangelize our elected leaders in the nation's capital.

As a result, Evangelism Explosion opened The Center for Christian Statesmanship (TCCS) in Washington, D.C., headquartered in a brownstone less than a block from the U.S. House office buildings. Since that time, the center has impacted thousands of lives by bringing a gospel witness, Christian discipleship and a vision for Christian statesmanship to government leaders.

Sorensen Wright

On April 7, 2016, the center marked its 20 ...

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National Day of Prayer (May 5th)

"We are called to pray in such a way that mountains will be moved-- not just for ourselves, but for others." (Pastor Carter Conlon)

mrmrsMy wedding day is less than ten days away, which can only mean one thing: chaos. 

With a mind that's everywhere, a to-do list never ending, and a heart that is ready, prayer has been the one thing (alongside a very understanding fiancé) that's kept me sane.

In the newly recorded National Day of Prayer special, "Prayer That Can Move Mountains", Pastor Carter Conlon of Times Square Church invites listeners into the gospel of ...

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