Anyone who listens to Your New Life Station knows that we promote a
Christian worldview in our programming. The source of our worldview is
the Bible. And when we present the teachings and principles of
Christianity, we strive to put the words of the Bible in their proper
context—that is—we describe the circumstances that surround the words of
As long as anyone can remember, the major religions of the world have
been plagued by extremists who have taken the words of the religions’
holy books out of context. Extremists have used the out-of-context
passages to justify mistreatment of those who don’t agree with their
Those of us who write and broadcast the content of Your New Life
Station’s programming believe a contextual understanding of the Bible
can lead to a better life based on love for God and humanity. However,
we understand that the words of Jesus and the Bible’s writers have
sometimes been twisted to justify extreme views.
Extremism can lead to physical or emotional abuse against the very
people that a peaceful religion is supposed to protect. This second
category, emotional abuse, is the subject of an interview done by Paul
In his two-part series—Paul interviews Athena Dean Holtz—a successful
businesswoman who joined a cult soon after she became a Christian.
Athena describes how the cult leader twisted the words of the Bible—that
is—took the words out of context—to turn cult members against their
families and friends. The cult leader even persuaded Athena to sell her
multi-million dollar business to the cult for ten dollars! She later
assessed the ways she’d been manipulated, and she chose to leave the
cult and to study for herself the true meaning of the Bible’s words.
While it would be more fun for Your New Life station to report only
the inspiring and noble actions of people who say they are
Christians—sometimes we need to also present cautionary stories about
those who would hijack our way of life, and try to turn it into
something it’s not.
Paul’s interview with Athena will be a two-part Refiner’s Fire
segment. Part 1 will be broadcast on Friday, April 21st. Part two will
be the following week, on April 28th.
The Pacific Rim and Southwest Asia
The Pacific Rim, the Indian subcontinent and southwest Asia provide
the reasons Your New Life Station broadcasts the International English
Hour. The Pacific Rim is that part of the Eastern Hemisphere that
encompasses the English-prevalent countries of the Philippines,
Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand. Additionally—English is
widely spoken in Indonesia. And English is the official language of
government and commerce in the southwest Asian countries of India,
Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
Your New Life Station’s broadcast schedule makes use of Universal
Coordinated Time (UTC), a 24-hour system also known as Greenwich Mean
Time. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) is four hours behind UTC; Central
Daylight Time (CDT) is five hours behind. When some parts of the world
return to standard time for the winter, Eastern Standard Time (EST) is
five hours behind UTC, and Central Standard Time (CST) is six hours
behind. Outside the U.S.—most locations are on standard time all year
rather than daylight time. Karachi is five hours ahead of UTC. Mumbai
and New Delhi are five-and-a-half hours ahead. Manila, Beijing, Hong
Kong, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur are eight hours ahead. And Tokyo is
nine hours ahead of UTC.
You can use this website
www.worldchristian.org or our listener website,
www.knls.org to hear the English Hour if you’re not into shortwave
radio. You can also access the broadcast through the KNLS app on your
mobile device or through Google or Safari.
The English Hour is the Asian continent’s source for the music of our
time and the message of all time. While we work to provide a
geographical balance in the topics we feature, news about the USA is of
great interest to many listeners around the world. The English Hour does
tell stories about life in the United States and the state of Alaska,
where the KNLS transmitter is located. Two of the programs are titled
The American Highway and Postcard from Alaska. They often include a
discussion of “American” principles—principles rooted in Christianity
that are universally understood and applied. And our Eye on the World
stories often show the interdependence of the Eastern and Western
Since our target audience is mostly non-Christians, our content is
different from a typical Christian format station in America. While we
provide our share of positive, uplifting content, some of our
programming also provides an honest look at the dark side of life on
Earth. Indeed, some program segments may raise questions that a
thoughtful truth seeker will ask. And other segments, such as the Bible
or Christian lifestyle lessons, serve to answer those questions.
Music to Love
Music is a universal language. Probably 80 per cent of the world’s
pop tunes are sung in English, and are enjoyed by people everywhere,
many who are themselves not proficient in English. The English hour
features your favorite songs of the 80’s, 90’s, and today. International
pop charts show that your favorite music is also the favorite of people
who are culturally diverse—whether in Nairobi, Sydney, Singapore, or
The songs are pop, rock, r & b, and occasional hip-hop and country
music that crosses over to the pop charts. The English Hour generally
features music by artists from the U.S., the U.K., Ireland, Australia,
and New Zealand. But music artists from all over Europe have found their
names on or near the top of international pop charts.
In April, English Hour listeners will hear new music from Clean
Bandit featuring Zara Larsson, Ed Sheeran, Head and the Heart, Kygo
featuring Selena Gomez, Lana del Rey, Marian Hill, Maroon 5 featuring
Future, Ofenbach, Sabrina Carpenter, and Stargate featuring Pink and Sia,
Souder & Friends
Larry Souder tells Your New Life Station listeners about fascinating
people with stories of fun and faith. In April—Larry will feature a
musical tribute to outdoor plumbing, introduce listeners to a goat
lover, introduce younger listeners to big band music—then return to
rockin’—chairs, that is!
News to Know
The English hour features reports about topics of current interest.
Marcy Bryan reports about entertainment, business, and religious news.
Kelly Ann Monahan has the latest developments in medicine, science, and
computer technology. Paul Ladd provides special reports about diverse
topics, religious and secular. Doug Poling provides commentary on the
news from a Christian perspective on Today’s News & the Good News. And
Bob Waliszewski of Focus on the Family provides Plugged-in reviews of
the latest movies, music, and computer games.
In April, Bob reviews, for family friendliness, the movies Beauty and
the Beast, and Power Rangers—as well as Ed Sheeran’s new album Divide,
and Lorde’s new song “Green Light.”
Upcoming Reports for April 2017:
- Can the overuse of social media actually lead to social
isolation? Kelly Ann Monahan reports the results of a study.
- Is there a way to keep cheetas from killing livestock in Namibia
without killing the cats, which are a threatened species? Kelly Ann
reports on the use of guard dogs instead of guns.
- Kelly Ann also reports the latest developments on NASA’s project
to send humans to Mars.
- Is the world-wide-web in trouble? One of its inventors thinks
so. Marcy Bryan reports the concerns of Tim Berners-Lee.
- Marcy also reports on the discovery of a statue in Cairo, Egypt,
that may represent Pharaoh Ramses II.
- Is online shopping good or bad for postal mail service? Lloyd
- Lloyd also reports on food deliveries by the Dutch Postal
- A Chinese farmer was concerned about a toxic waste dump. He had
no legal training. So what did he do? Doug Poling reports.
- Doug also reports on the current famine in South Sudan.
A Message to Live
This is what we’re about and why we’re on the air and on the
internet. Our mission is to present the lessons of the Bible, including
and emphasizing the Good News in an interesting, non-threatening way.
- Andy Baker’s Prayer Lesson
- Author’s Journal with Dick Brackett
- Believers’ Hall of Faith with Bill Young
- Bible Archaeology-Proofs from the Earth with Bill Humble
- Creation Moments with Ian Taylor
- Direction with Rubel Shelly
- Family Minute with Brit Ryan
- First Person with Paul Ladd
- God’s Money with Steve Maganelles and Don White
- Groundwire with Sean Dunn
- I Love Life with Jerry Dahmen
- Life Stories with Joe Norris
- Living with Conflict with Greg Taylor
- Profiles of the New Testament with Bob Borquez
- Profiles of the Old Testament with Royce Kessler
- Promises with Bob Borquez
- Refiner’s Fire with Paul Ladd
- The Big Picture with Steve Diggs
- Today’s News & the Good News with Doug Poling
- True Stories of the Bible with Bill Steensland
- Unforgettable Conversations with Larry Souder