On-Air Line Up for Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Today on Point of View, Marilyn Morris founder and president of Aim For Success, joins Kerby in studio to talk about bullying. Ruben and Efraim Meulenberg who are game developers and on staff at Saddleback Church in the technology, communication and marketing ministries will discuss the role of video games in the home. New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxes will join Kerby in studio to discuss his latest book "Miracles."
Marilyn Morris is the founder and president of Aim For Success. Her organization is all about helping young people avoid the risks of sexual activity, bullying and drugs. For over 20 years, Marilyn and her speaking staff have presented programs to over two million students, parents and educators across the country. Marilyn is the author of several books including: ABC’s of the Birds and Bees for Parents of Toddlers to Teens and Teens Sex and Choices. Marilyn has been featured on The Discovery Channel, National Public Radio, Fox News – New York and in Rolling Stone magazine. Marilyn has also received recognition from Dr. Laura, Focus on the Family and President George W. Bush.
Marilyn's captivating and entertaining speaking style resulted in her giving 50 presentations to 3,745 participants in 1990. During the next few years the numbers continued to grow. In August 1993, Marilyn formed Aim For Success, Inc., as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization. She continues to serve as its President today. Marilyn's husband, Charles, now a CPA, joined Marilyn at Aim For Success in 1994 to serve as CFO. Charles and Marilyn have two grown, married daughters, and five grandchildren.
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Ruben and Efraim Meulenberg, more commonly known online as the "Tornado Twins," are identical twin brothers, experienced media artists, programmers, consultants and the creators of FPS Control.
The Tornado Twins' materials have trained over 20,000 musicians and 40,000 game and app developers globally, including Disney Mobile. Some past clients include ING Bank, Thompson, Pearson Education, RedHat, Logica CMG and Orange.
Born and raised in the Netherlands, the Tornado Twins immigrated to the United States to create meaningful media. They reside in southern California and serve on staff at Saddleback Church in the technology, communication and marketing ministries.
Eric Metaxas is the author of the New York Times #1 Bestseller, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. Named “Book of the Year” by the ECPA, Bonhoeffer also won the 2011 John C. Pollock Award for Biography awarded by Beeson Divinity School and a 2011 Christopher Award in the Non-fiction category. Called a “biography of uncommon power,” Bonhoeffer appeared on numerous 2010 “Best of the Year” lists and was featured in the Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, The New Republic, Harper’s, Kirkus (starred review), NPR, FoxNews, C-SPAN’s Book TV, Christianity Today, The Weekly Standard, and First Things. Bonhoeffer has sold more than 700,000 copies and has been translated into 17 languages.* It was recently ranked #21 on the Amazon.com listing of Most Highlighted Books of all time.
ABC News has called Metaxas a “photogenic, witty ambassador for faith in public life,”and The Indianapolis Star described him as “a Protestant version of William F. Buckley.” He is co-host w/ actress April Hernandez of 100 Huntley Street, a nationally syndicated Sunday morning tv program.
Metaxas was the keynote speaker at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC, an event attended by the President and First Lady, the Vice President, members of Congress, and other U.S. and world leaders. Previous keynote speakers have included Mother Theresa, Bono, and Tony Blair. That speech and Eric’s essay on the experience, were put into a book, No Pressure, Mr. President: The Power of True Belief in a Time of Crisis.
Along with his colleague John Stonestreet, Metaxas is the voice of BreakPoint, a radio commentary that is broadcast on 1,400 radio outlets with an audience of eight million.
In 2011, Metaxas was the 17th recipient of the Canterbury Medal awarded by the Becket Fund for Religious Freedom. Previous medalists include Mitt Romney, Chuck Colson, and Elie Wiesel. He has testified before Congress about the rise of anti-Semitism in the U.S. and abroad, and spoke at CPAC2013 on the issue of Religious Freedom. In September 2013, Eric and his wife Susanne were jointly awarded the Human Life Review’s “Great Defender of Life Award.” In May 2014, Metaxas was awarded honorary Doctorates from Hillsdale College and Liberty University.
Metaxas was recently named as a Senior Fellow and Lecturer at Large for the King’s College in New York City.
Eric’s most recent book Seven Men and the Secret of their Greatness is published by Thomas Nelson and has been a NY Times Bestseller; a sequel, titled 7Women, is due out in 2015. His newest book, Miracles, will be published by Penguin/Dutton in October 2014.
Eric lives in Manhattan, New York, with his wife and daughter.