W4CY 7-13-2023 and W4VET 7-16 2023 Radio

John Goodwin and Emily JonesOur first guests are John and Emily Goodwin from Galaxy Press. They joined us to discuss the 39th edition of The L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future contest. Over the years, these contests have significantly impacted science fiction and fantasy. Their influence on the industry is immeasurable, with a rich history of nurturing new writers and illustrators for over three decades.

John Goodwin, President of Galaxy Press, has been involved in book publishing since 1986. He is responsible for publishing all the fiction works of bestselling author L. Ron Hubbard, including the renowned Writers of the Future anthology, which has completed its 36th year. John’s expertise extends beyond publishing as he has served on the board of the Audio Publishers Association, a national organization dedicated to the audio publishing industry. Additionally, he has actively engaged with the Hollywood community, serving as a board member of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the Friends of Hollywood Central Park. John is also the President of the Hollywood Christmas Parade and an Honorary Commander of the United States Air Force. His affiliations include memberships in prestigious organizations such as the Explorers Club, Science Fiction Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, and Western Writers of America.

Emily Goodwin, Vice President of Public Affairs at Galaxy Press, has been involved in book publishing since 2007. She plays a crucial role as the producer of the Writers of the Future annual Achievement Awards and the online writing workshop. Emily actively participates in the Independent Book Publishers Association as a contest judge for the Benjamin Franklin Awards. She is also a member of the Audio Publishers Association. As Vice President of the Hollywood Christmas Parade, Emily efficiently coordinates the efforts of over 500 volunteers, contributing to the success of one of the most celebrated Christmas Parades worldwide. Since 2018, Emily has proudly held the position of Honorary Commander for the US Air Force. For more information, visit galaxypress.com.

James Mosely, the Bible GuyOur second guest is James Moseley, President of The Bible History Guy Ministry, dedicated to discovering faith through facts. Today, he joins us to discuss his impressive collection of twenty-six books encompassing biblical theology, religion, cuisine, humor, political satire, folk tales, juvenile fiction, and history. I began our conversation by asking James how he found God. In his early teens, he embarked on a quest to find God and immersed himself in world religions. He studied Islam in the Middle East, journeyed across the Himalayas to meet the Dalai Lama, made pilgrimages to sacred sites such as the Buddha’s Bodi Tree in Bodh Gaya, the Sikh Golden Temple in Amritsar, the Hindu holy city of Varanasi, and the Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto. He even encountered a Sufi shrine hidden within the Javan Jungle. Eventually, weary of seekers, James yearned to become a finder of truth. Reluctantly, he turned to the Bible, applying his educated intellect to scrutinize its contents. To his astonishment, his attempts to disprove its validity failed. In every field, he explored—archaeology, paleontology, astronomy, history, physics, mathematics, and philosophy—the Bible stood strong while his beliefs crumbled. As a Christian, he found no rational basis to doubt the Bible’s literal truth and discovered that faith is born out of doubt. James Moseley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, a master’s degree in theology from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Bible Exposition, also from Liberty University. In addition to his scholarly pursuits, James is the founder and president of The Parcel Team, a parcel delivery service contracted by Amazon, responsible for handling over two million shipments annually. He is also the president of Smart Giving, Inc., which assists churches and nonprofits in fundraising. For more information or to purchase James Moseley’s books, please visit thebiblehistoryguy.com.

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