My first guest is Dr. Bill Combs. He is someone we have had on our show many times. Today he will discuss his new book, “Back to the Garden: Walking in God’s Manifest Presence,” Dr. Combs will discuss the Bible, specifically the Old Testament, but we are going to discuss something that will probably be new to most of us – ancient Hebrew symbols called pictograms, what are they, and what do they have to do with the Bible? Dr. Combs later earned a master of divinity and doctor of ministry degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary and served as a minister in the Presbyterian Church. While in college, he met his first wife, Miriam, to whom he was married for 48 years until her death in 2016. A resident of Washington state, he began writing after he retired from Boeing. “Back to the Garden” is his second book. Combs later remarried, and today he and his wife Judy serve as missionaries with Shiloh Global Ministry. Together, they have preached the Gospel in Central and South America, Africa, the Philippines, and the United States. “Back to the Garden” is available from selected bookstores and online retailers.
Dr. Combs seeks to help fellow Gentiles and Jews discover Jesus in Genesis. He hopes that “Back to the Garden” will be a conduit for Jewish believers to encounter Yeshua Hamashiach in the Torah. Combs combines his academic training and further study, along with a vibrant faith and communion with God, Combs combines his academic training and further study, along with a vibrant faith and communion with God, into his in-depth study of pictograms, ancient symbols used by most Old Testament authors. Bill can be reached at: Bill@ShilohGlobalMinistry.org, and the book “Back to the Garden: Walking in God’s Manifest Presence” (ISBN 978-1949572995025192, $19.99) released from Carpenter’s Son Publishing.
Our second guest is Shriya Swaminathan, PETA’s Science Policy Advisor. Today she will discuss why PETA has filed complaints about decompression tests on animals with the Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of Defense. Peta is rallying its supporters to demand that the Navy align with international standards and solid science and switch to superior, human-relevant, non-animal research methods. Ms. Swaminathan is a Science Policy Advisor at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), where she helps public universities, private research institutions, and federal agencies, including the U.S. Army and Navy, update their standards for science by moving away from archaic animal studies and toward technologically advanced, effective, and efficient non-animal research methods. Passionate about exploring human-based 3-D tissue and organoid models in the study of disease and development, Swaminathan holds a Master’s degree in Biology and Biomedical Sciences from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. For more information, go to: www.PETA.org/Navy.
Our next guest is Dan Lambe, the President, and CEO of The Arbor Day Foundation, the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees. Did you know Climate change is one of the world’s biggest challenges today? The far-reaching impact of climate change affects the future of everything – even what we plant in our gardens and yards. A new tool created by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the Davey Tree Institute reveals how future hardiness zones are shifting dramatically. This means that in some parts of the country, trees planted today won’t be the same species that will thrive decades from now. As the climate continues to warm, learn how the types of trees and plants that thrive in a particular area will change.
Under Mr. Lambe’s leadership, the Arbor Day Foundation has undergone remarkable growth by developing programs and partnerships that have helped plant more than 500 million trees worldwide in the last 50 years. Dan is a trusted thought leader in sustainable forestry and regularly speaks at conferences hosted by the United Nations, Sustainable Brands, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and other high-profile industry events. Dan is also frequently used as a resource to top news outlets organizations are often featured on The Weather Channel, CNN, Forbes, Fast Company, NPR, and most recently, the author of “Now is the Time For Trees” book. For More Information, Visit: www.ArborDay.org