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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!

BreakPoint® Responds to Marriage Rulings

Well, we've seen the news and listened to the talking heads, but what exactly do the Supreme Court's rulings mean for marriage?  In today's BreakPoint® commentary, Eric Metaxas says that while these decisions are disappointing, there is a way forward and offers some "next steps" for listeners:

- Take Heart. Explain to others that the marriage debate is alive and well, especially at the state level.

- Talk to your pastor, and link him to pastoral resources provided at this designated landing page at breakpoint.org.  He'll probably be saying something about the decisions this Sunday.

- Glance over ...

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No Fear of Heights, Love of a Father

 

Take 5

1.  WALLENDA AT THE RIM

...  simply amazing.


2.  BOOKS OF THE BIBLE
...  well, and just a little more.


3.  TAKING A CALL
  
just like mom and dad!


4.  HOW NOT TO BE ALONE
… food for thought from the NY Times.  (Thanks, Phil Brazell, for the tip.)



5.  A LETTER FROM DAD
...  in case you missed from Focus on the Family.  Powerful.


Quote of the Week:


 

Send in your Take 5 submissions!

Peggy Campbell
Ambassador Advertising Agency: We Connect. Ministry and Media.

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Richer Than You Think

Earlier this year CNN did a report on America's fascination (or is that obsession?) with playing the lottery.  The article explained that despite the odds of winning (about one in 175.2 million!), people keep playing ... with the hope of retiring early, being rescued from their unhappy life, and paying off mountain of debt. 

My guess is there are also some people that play because they love the idea of being rich.  Admittedly, when the recent lottery was well over $500 million, there was a brief moment when my husband and I pondered that idea. 

But as Christians, we ...

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A New Path for the Pedersons

Wayne and NormaIn late May, Norma Pederson, wife of HCJB Global President Wayne Pederson, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  Surgery followed and chemotherapy treatment will soon start.  For the Pedersons, life immediately pivots in a new, unplanned direction.  We asked Wayne, speaker for "Beyond the Call," what he's seeing on this uncharted path.

1. How have you lately been answering the question, "how are you?"
Amazingly well!  The prayers and notes of encouragement from friends around the world have been phenomenal.  Yes, you can FEEL those prayers.  We've been miraculously wrapped in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father.

2 ...

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A Festival of Ideas for Radio

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2013
  • Katie Burke
  • Insights

hivioThe world is changing and radio isn't "special" -- it's not immune.  That's what well-known media research and strategy provider Mark Ramsey said at his recent hivio conference (pronounced HI-vee-oh).  This self-described "radio ideas festival" was a one-day event in San Diego that invited industry veterans to receive ideas set to transform and disrupt radio. 

Did it live up to its mission?  And what's the take-away for Christian media intent on continuing to deliver life-changing messages in a changing world?  Set aside time to drink in the insightful conversations -- available to watch now hivio.com.  Here are ...

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The Tapestry of A Life for Christ

  • Monday, June 24, 2013
  • Lee Ann Jackson
  • Insights

It was 1965. The Watts Riots break out in Los Angeles. Lyndon B. Johnson announces his program to create Medicare.  A tank of gas costs .30 cents.  One of the most popular films, The Sound of Music, is released.

It was 1965 when Pastor Chuck Smith started his ministry at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa.  It began with a mere 25 people.

A few miles away, in Santa Ana, California, I was born.

Fast forward. Things began to change in my life 1982.  I was sixteen.  I liked boys, field hockey and high school -- in that order.  Then, a friend invited ...

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