108 Ten Things Christians Should Consider Before Arguing with Atheists


god-science-religion-atheistWith the rise of religiously unaffiliated Americans, the number of atheists and agnostics has practically doubled since 2007. According to a 2014 Pew Religious Landscape Study, 3.1% of American adults say they are atheists.  This number is up from 1.6% from 2007.  In addition, 4% of American adults say they are agnostics, which is up from 2.4% in 2007.

So with this rise in not only religiously unaffiliated Americans, but also a more vocal group, Michael Lehmann shares how to have a graceful communications when encountering atheists and agnostics.

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097 How to Have More Sexual Intimacy in Your Marriage


PrintStephan LaBoissiere, author of “How To Get A Woman To Have Sex With You…If You’re Her Husband” speaks candidly about why there are so many “sexless” marriages.

According to Stephan, “the biggest reason that men wish they could turn back the hands of time is LACK OF SEX” and if this sounds like your marriage, Stephan shares some great ideas about how you can turn things around and re-ignite the fire in your relationship.

Statistics indicate that approximately 15-20% of couples are in sexless marriages and another 20% are engaging in sexual intimacy a few times monthly or annually.

So, Stephan wrote this book to bring an end to the battle of the sexes and to break down the communication barriers between men and women to increase realness and reduce the fear to love.  He is a man on a mission to help men and women experience more successful and authentic relationships.


074 The Journey To Forgiveness


ForgivenessIsAJourneyVarious guests share how they were hurt in some of the worst ways you can imagine, either by a loved one or a stranger, yet they found a way to forgive.

If a woman can forgive all three of her rapists, if a husband can forgive his unfaithful wife, if a pastor can forgive the friend who embezzled a large sum of money from his account, and if a pastor can forgive and renew a friendship with an old friend who hurt him so badly that he wished him ill will; can’t you find it in your heart to forgive those who have broken your heart, not met your expectations, disrespected or disappointed you in some fashion, or perhaps they hurt someone you love?

During the show, we talk about what forgiveness is, what it is not, the steps to take along the path to forgiveness, and why even with the best intentions to forgive, the end result may not turn out as you may have hoped and why even that is okay.

Whether you are seeking forgiveness or need to forgive, you will want to listen to this life changing episode of Make The Change Radio Show.

Be sure to listen every Saturday from 12 noon to 1 pm, Eastern on WOL NewsTalk 1450 AM.  You may also listen via live stream at www.woldcnews.com/listen-live. Download the mobile app at http://woldcnews.newsone.com/268581/streaming-app/.

062 Taming Our Tongue



According to Pastor Alfonzo King Surrett, Jr., “Words are the primary tool through which we are able to express our feelings, desires, beliefs, needs, and thoughts to others.” Most of us under-estimate or do not realize how powerful words are and the tremendous impact they have on our lives.

The Bible says in Proverbs 18:21 that the power of life and death are in the tongue. Now, more than ever, we need to focus on “Taming Our Tongues” because with social media, texting, and the internet; we are spewing out more words than any time in our history.

013 How To Communicate With The Most Difficult People – Part 1


Ep 13-Rick BrinkmanWhy do people act the way they do?  How would you like to improve your relationships with the difficult people in your life?  According to Dr. Rick Brinkman you can improve even the most difficult relationships.  In this episode, he will share strategies on how to effectively deal with the top 13 difficult behaviors that can literally destroy our relationships at home, work, and elsewhere.  Can you identify which behavior best describes you?

1. Know-it-Alls     2. Think-They-Know-It-Alls     3. Whiners     4. Meddlers     5. Martyrs     6. Tank attackers     7. Snipers     8. No people (Negativity)     9. Yes people     10. Maybe people     11. Nothing people     12. Grenade Tantrums     13. Judgers

Dr. Rick Brinkman is the Co-Author of “Dealing with People You Can’t Stand” and “How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst.”  Over 2 million copies sold with translations in 24 languages.

002 Taming The Tongue


Taming The Tongue:  The Power of Words And Their Ability to Create or Destroy LifeTongue_Words2

According to Pastor Alfonzo King Surrett, Jr., “Words are the primary tool through which we are able to express our feelings, desires, beliefs, needs, and thoughts to others.”

Most of us under-estimate or do not realize how powerful words are and the tremendous impact they have on our lives.  The Bible says in Proverbs Chapter 18:21 that the power of life and death are in the tongue.  Now, more than ever, we need to focus on “Taming Our Tongues” because with social media, texting, and the internet; we are spewing out more words than any time in our history.

We can learn a lot about ourselves and others by paying attention to the words being used.

  • What do your words say about you?
  • Do your words emit positive or negative energy?
  • If you were to pose the above questions to people you interact with on a daily basis (home, work, play) what would they say?

If we use words to gossip, speak of lack, hatred, judgment, make threats, find fault in anything, or use profanity, then those words are emitting negative energy.  On the other hand if we use words to speak of love, patience, joy, peace,  forgiveness, understanding; those words breath life into the world.

A farmer does not plant an apple seed and expect to get a peach tree.  Therefore, we should not plant the word seeds of negativity with expectations of reaping a good harvest.

If I may quote Pastor Alfonzo, “Start today by speaking words of life and not words of death; words of faith and not words of fear; words that build up and not words that tear down; the Word of God and not the words of Satan.”

Bio:  Pastor Alfonzo King Surrett Jr.

Alfonzo King Surrett Jr. is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Community Church, located at 16341 South Park Avenue in South Holland, IL; and he a former president of The South Holland Ministers Association.

Also known as Pastor Alfonzo, he is also a professional singer, writer and producer who has worked with many well-known recording artists in both the secular and religious music industry. He has sung on many award winning national television and radio commercials for companies such as McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Company, The U.S. Navy, and many others. His talents eventually led him to a recording contract with MCA records; and he co-produced, and sang with C.G.I. Record’s contemporary gospel group Committed.

Pastor Alfonzo is the author and publisher of the book titled “ProfanityWhat Did You Really Say?”, which gives an understanding of the negative affects of profanity; and two other books that are soon to be released titled, “The Great Omission”, which deals with the need for creative evangelism; and “The Power Of A Persistent Woman”, which focuses on women who were victorious as a result of their godly persistence.  Pastor Alfonzo also has written Sunday School lessons, Vacation Bible School lessons, and devotionals for Urban Ministries Inc.; which is the largest African American publisher of religious materials in the world.

Pastor Alfonzo is the Chairman of the Board of Managers for P.A.C.E. Institute (Programmed Activities for Correctional Education) at Cook County Jail; and he is a member of the Board of Directors of The Safer Foundation. In addition, Alfonzo is a member if C.O.R.E. (Commission ORace and Ethnicity) for The Reformed Church in America; and he is the vice-president of Z-Odyssey Productions.

Pastor Alfonzo is committed to racial reconciliation and multicultural ministry. Prior to coming to Calvary Reformed Church, Pastor Alfonzo was the Assistant Pastor of Bethel Church of Harvey IL. On January 1, 2006 Bethel Church (predominately African American) merged with Calvary Reformed Church (predominately Caucasian) and became Calvary Community Church.  Pastor Alfonzo and Calvary Community Church have been featured in several newspapers and magazines for their efforts in multicultural ministry. Pastor Alfonzo has been interviewed on radio and television on the subject of the dynamics of multicultural worship. The vision of Calvary Community Church is “To be a visible example of the Kingdom of God in South Holland, IL and beyond”.

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Pastor Alfonzo sang on the following award winning (CLIO Award) Coca Cola commercial.  Click the link below to view the award winning video.