In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North Discusses How Veterans View Today’s America

May 27, 2021By PK ManagerNews

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison is joined by best-selling author, political commentator, and TV host Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, USMC (Ret.) on the latest episode of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.” Together they discuss the mental health crisis among active duty armed forces and veterans, living with post-traumatic stress, and the importance of depoliticizing our military.

Highlights of the interview include (edited for clarity):

North explains how his faith has aided his mental health journey:

“I’m post-traumatic stress enabled, not disabled. In large part, it’s because my faith tells me where I’m going and I know why I’m going there. People ask how I can be so optimistic given all that is going on and what I have endured. I tell them it’s because I know the end of the story that I have great confidence. The most important day of Jesus’ entire ministry is after he’s been crucified. It’s horrific what he endured, but resurrection is what we’re all about. I ask the Lord that I can be an example to others as to how a Christian man ought to behave, not just talk, but behave. As a marine, we love missions and my mission today is to show my eighteen grandkids how a Christian husband, father, grandfather, brother, and son is supposed to behave.”

North’s book Veterans’ Lament: Is This the America Our Heroes Fought For?

“My and David Goetsch’s book is a remarkable coverage of what veterans are thinking about what’s going on in our country. Together we interviewed over 500 veterans. We realized there are parents who are just now talking to their kids about what we consider legacy enlistments and recruitments. A legacy recruitment or enlistment means that they looked at somebody who had served before them, a dad, an uncle, a teacher, a coach, and said, ‘I want to be like him or her.’ What is threatened is the continuity from generation to generation by having a sense that what I fought for is no longer the way I thought it was then and to a certain extent, they’re absolutely right. There are things happening in our country today that are worrisome to our veterans. They look at the America they’ve fought for and wonder why we are in the concerning place that we are.”

North’s vision looking forward:

“More than ever we need to encourage the spiritual relationship with our Lord and Savior, which I believe is crucial to marriage, raising kids, and the many things that you and I do all over the country. It is necessary for us to return to the spiritual roots of this country for us to move forward and claim the America our heroes fought for.”

“On the Edge with Ken Harrison” is a weekly podcast featuring fearless, no-holds-barred conversations from a biblical worldview with the leaders, influencers and changemakers behind today’s news. Harrison shines the light of God’s Word on the toughest, timeliest issues relating to current events, faith, family and fatherhood.

The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube. Podcast listeners can also receive an encouraging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

 

MEDIA NOTE: Please email Press@theKcompany.co to schedule an interview with WaterStone CEO Ken Harrison.

KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $2 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ Kevin Jessip Shares God’s Vision of Revival for America

May 13, 2021By PK ManagerNews

“We have to awaken the church in America. We’ve got to interject the Word of God back into our national dialogue. We owe it to the next generation to lead them into an encounter with the Holy Spirit in such a powerful way that they hunger and thirst for the things of righteousness and truth again.” – Kevin Jessip

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison is joined by Kevin Jessip on the latest episode of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.” Together they discuss the success of The Return, America’s destined revival, and God’s sacred plan for those that have been tested, tried, and found true.

Highlights of Jessip’s interview in the podcast include (edited for clarity):

The Return grasped the hearts of 50 million people worldwide in 183 nations:

“On September 26th, 2020, we held The Return at the National Mall with about 250,000 people who came. I call them the remnant because they came as the remnant bride to do one thing, and that was to repent before the Lord for where this nation is asking for mercy in the midst of judgment. We broadcasted live around the world to 183 nations and 50 million people in 90 languages in real-time. It was a movement heard around the world that in fact, I was told it was the largest broadcast ever in Christendom. We had the favor of God because everybody intuitively knows that we’re at that place in time where many people who are in their prayer closets are hearing the voice of the Holy Spirit. They know the signs of the times. There are so many people around the world that were (and are) just intuitively waiting for the left shoe to drop. We believed it was time to come and have a solemn, sacred assembly before the Lord, asking him, and begging him for mercy in the midst of the judgment.”

America’s destined revival:

“I believe we are in judgment right now to a certain degree, and it may increase. It’s imperative that we prepare and know where we are in the season. I think God is doing three things right now. I think that he is cleansing his temple like he did the first time he came. We are witnessing a separation going on inside the church. Secondly, he’s allowing his bride to enter into the full measure of rest. In the days of the Israelites, to the prophets, to the judges, even into the New Testament and Hebrews it says there is yet a rest to be entered into. And God’s always wanted his people to enter into the rest. This is a time where God’s doing it. For us to be able to enter into the rest means that we are resting in the finished work of the cross in what he did, he finished it all. He won. Thirdly, he’s raising up people with a backbone of steel. They have no fear of man, no fear of death, and no fear of anything because of the faith that is being risen up with the spirit of Elijah. We’re about to see the greatest revival ever, the greatest awakening ever. I believe God, in the midst of the darkest storm, will rise above it. God is not about to let America’s days be over. We’re just getting started.”

God’s sacred plan for those who have been tested, tried, and found true:

“God is culminating the experiences of people’s lives down for the closure or what we call the consummation before his return. God is preparing his bride. Sometimes I think we failed in evangelizing the world. Right now we’re at a time where God’s going to evangelize them. He’s going to reveal himself and people are going to know this is a movement of God. The awakening that’s coming is a sovereign move of God. We can’t evangelize them like the great awakenings of all God. He is going to do it himself, but he’s going to use people that have been tested, tried, and found true. So, as we see America crashing and drowning it’s those of us who’ve been processed and refined that are going to be the anchor in the storm. We’re going to run across people who are looking for the piece that we have that God’s given us because we’ve been tested. The greatest thing you can do is surrender under the Lord and supernaturally, he’ll pull you out of that bit and he’ll lead you in the way of Christ.”

“On the Edge with Ken Harrison” is a weekly podcast featuring fearless, no-holds-barred conversations from a biblical worldview with the leaders, influencers and changemakers behind today’s news. Harrison shines the light of God’s Word on the toughest, timeliest issues relating to current events, faith, family and fatherhood.

The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube. Podcast listeners can also receive an encouraging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

MEDIA NOTE: Please email Press@theKcompany.co to schedule an interview with WaterStone CEO Ken Harrison.

KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $2 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.

REV. KEVIN JESSIP is Co-Chair of The Return, President of “Global Strategic Alliance”, and an advisor to national and global leaders within the business, political, and faith communities. After years as an executive for one of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, Kevin was called into a deeper ministry, where he began as a youth evangelist over 40 years ago. Kevin has used his business experience as an executive and a visionary, for founding, developing, and funding ministries, and faith-based outreaches. Kevin has long carried the burden for a sacred assembly for the sake of restoration and is a dedicated leader for “National and Global Repentance”. This is a cry for our nation and the nations, to turn to God. Working closely with many faith leaders and the current administration, Kevin carries a burden for America and the nations to return to the foundation from which they were birthed. Kevin has worked to create a platform that involves governments, elected officials, community organizers, organizations, business leaders, pastors, rabbis, churches, synagogues, and other concerned citizens who are seeking like-minded transformation worldwide.

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ Eric Metaxas Shares the Story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, A Man Determined to Do the Will of God Radically, Courageously, and Joyfully—Even to the Point of Death

May 6, 2021By PK ManagerNews

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison is joined by New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and radio host Eric Metaxas on the latest episode of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.” Together they discuss the life story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, his commitment to justice on behalf of those who faced implacable evil, and how we can apply his courage today.

Highlights of Metaxas’ interview in the podcast include (edited for clarity):

Metaxas’ inspiration for his New York Times bestseller, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy:

“Bonhoeffer’s life is just so beautiful that when you tell his story people are affected. I was affected by it and I felt like God called me to write prophetically for such a time like we are currently facing. We’re living through similar things that Bonhoeffer lived through as well. Such as, I think people recognize the state is trying to take control of people’s lives and push the church around. When I wrote the book, I had a prophetic sense of that. So, to see it happening right now, I’m not happy about it, but I do see God’s hand that caused me to write that book. There’s no other way for me to see it because I know it was God’s leading in my life.”

Bonhoeffer viewed Christ as an inspiration for his commitment to justice on behalf of those who faced implacable evil:

“In Bonhoeffer, I talk about the people who opposed Hitler, but who were too fussy to get their hands dirty and really oppose him in the way they needed to. This kind of let him rise into power because they didn’t check his rise when they could have. They thought, ‘I’m too good to do that. I’m not going to dirty myself.’ But sometimes we have to do something heroic and a little crazy because the situation calls for it, just like Bonhoeffer. When you’re dealing with real evil, and you’re in the midst of a war of some kind, you have to think about that. What does God want me to do right now?”

“I think we have a lot of people in the church that have gotten a bad idea of theology. They think Christianity means head knowledge and having it is almost like you can worship an idol of perfect theology instead of Jesus. I believe that some people are in this mindset and their goal is not to get dirty. And I think, well, Jesus got real dirty. He came to this scuzzy death-ridden sin-sick planet to die for us. He got dirty. If he really wanted to be holy and untouched, he could just stay in heaven and never touch that. That’s the model. Jesus is our model.”

“On the Edge with Ken Harrison” is a weekly podcast featuring fearless, no-holds-barred conversations from a biblical worldview with the leaders, influencers and changemakers behind today’s news. Harrison shines the light of God’s Word on the toughest, timeliest issues relating to current events, faith, family and fatherhood.

The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube. Podcast listeners can also receive an encouraging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

MEDIA NOTE: Please email Press@theKcompany.co to schedule an interview with WaterStone CEO Ken Harrison.

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KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $2 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.

ERIC METAXAS is the New York Times #1 bestselling author of Martin Luther, If You Can Keep It, Bonhoeffer, Miracles, Seven Women, Seven Men, and Amazing Grace. He has written more than thirty children’s books, including the bestsellers Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving and It’s Time to Sleep, My Love, illustrated by Nancy Tillman. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages.

He is the host of the Eric Metaxas Radio Show, a nationally syndicated radio program heard in more than 120 cities around the U.S.

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ Rod Dreher Sounds the Alarm on Totalitarianism Today

April 29, 2021By PK ManagerNews

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison is joined by three-time New York Times bestselling author Rod Dreher on the latest episode of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.” Together they discuss how the Soviets gained control over Russia and the Eastern Bloc, the Communist exploitation of people who lost their identity and were overcome with loneliness, and the parallels in America today.

Highlights of Dreher’s interview in the podcast include (edited for clarity):

The parallels in today’s America:

“Much of communism started only among the intellectuals at first and many ordinary people thought it would never amount to anything. Then, one day they woke up and crazy theories were ruling their society. It happened so quickly because many of them weren’t paying attention. We think if we elect the right people to office or get the right judges on the bench things will take care of themselves, but this isn’t necessarily true because here America stands, losing its culture.

“For example, if future legislation passes, we’re going to see the persecution of Christian businesses and Christian institutions. The reason I tell people this is not to scare them. I do want to alarm them in a positive sense, but not in the sense of go hide under your bed and hope it all goes away because it’s not going to all go away. I want to make people realize that what’s happening in America and our culture is not normal. A version of this happened a century ago and we in the church need to get ready right now to fight back. If God is, for whatever reason, allowing this stuff to rule our society for any number of years, we have to be prepared to resist it, to be resilient in our faith, and not let it crush us.”

Recognizing and learning from the past:

“I learned from talking to the Christians who experienced hard totalitarianism that, they told me, ‘You shouldn’t think that most Christians were willing to stand up because most Christians wanted to keep their head down and avoid trouble. Only the ones who were willing to suffer for their faith and to suffer for Christ stood up.’ This is something that we have to cultivate among ourselves, among Christians today, and especially among our men.

We have to root ourselves deeply in scripture and we have to relate what we know from the Bible to what’s going on in the world around us. It can’t just be an abstract thing. We have to do like what Father Jakovčić and his groups did, which is coming together in small groups not only to pray, but to study what’s happening around us in light of scripture and then deciding what exactly what we are going to do.”

“On the Edge with Ken Harrison” is a weekly podcast featuring fearless, no-holds-barred conversations from a biblical worldview with the leaders, influencers and changemakers behind today’s news. Harrison shines the light of God’s Word on the toughest, timeliest issues relating to current events, faith, family and fatherhood.

The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube. Podcast listeners can also receive an encouraging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

MEDIA NOTE: Please email Press@theKcompany.co to schedule an interview with WaterStone CEO Ken Harrison.

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KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $2 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ Former U.S. Navy SEAL Jeff Bramstedt Shares How His Walk with Christ Inspired Him to Donate a Portion of His Liver to Someone He Had Never Met

April 15, 2021By PK ManagerNews

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison is joined by former U.S. Navy SEAL and Founder of Life of Valor, Jeff Bramstedt, on the latest episode of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.” Together they discuss what it takes to become a U.S. Navy SEAL, surrounding yourself with people whose strengths are your weaknesses, and Bramstedt’s story of donating a portion of his liver out of Christian love for someone he had never met.

Highlights of Bramstedt’s interview in the podcast include (edited for clarity):

Becoming a U.S. Navy SEAL and practicing the legacy of excellence:

“I would say to anybody who wants to become a SEAL, understand that your body is ten times more capable than your brain tells it that it is. When you become tired, and your muscles and your body are saying ‘I’m exhausted. I need rest.’ know that you can still keep going. In training, you’re going to be pushed to the edge of your capabilities and who you have always known yourself to be physically.

Once you are launched off the ledge of your limitations, you will realize that you didn’t fail and you didn’t fall down. Not only are you still on your feet, but you will have a whole set of new limits—this is what the training is all about, pushing you past your limits and coming through the other side. You will be able to do more than you ever thought possible.”

“When you become a SEAL, everything is done in excellence. From what you say, to the way you treat your teammates and boat crew—don’t let anything come out of your mouth that’s discouraging and always be there for somebody. Take care of somebody else before you take care of yourself because it’s just as much a team sport as it is an individual sport.”

Leadership and surrounding yourself with people whose strengths are your weaknesses:

“I think there are two kinds of leaders that are out there, the kind that are born and the kind that are created, mentored. Take someone who is a born leader and they’re not mentored, they can be kind of the bossy guy. Take someone who learned how to be a great leader because they were a great follower, they’re going to be a really good leader. Then, take a born leader who was teachable and a great follower, he’s going to be an amazing leader.

But, how great of a leader is someone if you were to ask the people that follow them? You will get a much different answer than from the leader who has their own view of themselves. So when we look at the distorted mirror of our leadership, it can be easy to think ‘I’m awesome at this.’, but this can be dishonest because we tend not to think about our weaknesses.

I looked inward at my own weaknesses and started to focus on them because I knew what my strengths were. After a long time of focusing on my weaknesses, I started thinking ‘What if I surround myself with the people whose strengths are my weaknesses and I keep those guys close to me?’ It changed the game for me, my growth, and my leadership. I’ve been doing this for close to a decade because it is important to surround yourself with these individuals, as well as those who are not going to say yes to everything.”

Bramstedt’s story of donating a portion of his liver out of Christian love for someone he had never met:

“I always tell my boys that character is the place inside you where the things that you say, the things that you do, and the decisions you make come from—from God’s center.

When I heard about Melinda’s story, I immediately said yes because it wasn’t okay that there was a man that was going to lose his wife and there was nothing he could do about it. So, I stood up in his shoes for his wife. Early on, I thought about what would it be like if I was in the position where my wife needed something and there was nothing I could do because maybe our blood types weren’t the same, or maybe I had something that would get in the way of me having to be who I needed to be for her. It would have destroyed me and changed me as a human being, husband, and father. When I met Melinda, I said, ‘I’m not doing this for you so much. No offense, I’m just doing it for him because I can’t imagine what it would feel like as a husband with your wife in this situation.’”

“On the Edge with Ken Harrison” is a weekly podcast featuring fearless, no-holds-barred conversations from a biblical worldview with the leaders, influencers and changemakers behind today’s news. Harrison shines the light of God’s Word on the toughest, timeliest issues relating to current events, faith, family and fatherhood.

The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube. Podcast listeners can also receive an encouraging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

MEDIA NOTE: Please email Press@theKcompany.co to schedule an interview with WaterStone CEO Ken Harrison.
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KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $2 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ Former San Diego Charger, Pastor Miles McPherson Shares His Perspective on Race and How it Has Helped Him Minister to His Diverse Megachurch

April 8, 2021By PK ManagerNews

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison is joined by former San Diego Charger, author, and pastor Miles McPherson on the latest episode of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.” Together they discuss McPherson’s unique perspective on race, how to successfully build a diverse megachurch, and how to be humble and see people in the image of God.

Highlights of McPherson’s interview in the podcast include (edited for clarity):

McPherson’s unique perspective on race:

Harrison: “In this episode, we’re going to talk about race and I know a lot of guys just thought, ‘Harrison, you’re doing race again?’, but I believe you have some unique perspectives on race that I think are really going to help change the conversation. You’ve written this awesome book, The Third Option, so tell us about your perspective on the race conversation. What is your take on it that’s completely different from what we’re currently hearing?”

McPherson: “Well, first I will give you my background because it’s important for context and to know the definition of words. I have a white grandmother, half black Chinese grandmother, and two black grandfathers so I grew up in a pretty diverse family. I lived in a black neighborhood, where I was considered too light-skinned and not black enough, and attended school in a white neighborhood where I was called the N-word constantly and in front of teachers.

When I got a chance to enter the discussion and write a book, I wanted to write something that would bring people together, but not deny the reality of race because I had lived it.

I think in our culture, we have a problem that is seen as an ‘us versus them’. In this culture, you have people saying that my truth is better than your truth and that’s the conflict. The division we experience is an ‘us versus them’ mentality. In today’s culture, Defund The Police, Black Lives Matter, etc, whatever side of the issue you’re on, there are people who see it as in order for me to be right, you have to be wrong. So, we continue to argue about who’s right over the other person and everybody has their justification from their experience because we only see things from our perspective. It’s causing major division in the world. I wanted to bring about a third option where we honor what we have in common because we all have more similarities than differences. When we have relationships with people based on things we have in common, if we start there, then we can see our differences as often variations of the same thing. If we begin to focus on wanting to know the other side better, as well as their perspective, we can begin to honor what we have in common. This is the third option.”

Celebrating diversity in McPherson’s megachurch, Rock Church:

Harrison: “You have a multi-racial and multi-ethnic church in San Diego, which is an area that most people don’t realize is a pretty conservative city in a really liberal state. San Diego has its weird dichotomies. What are the things that you’ve learned about the church and running a church in this kind of an area?”

McPherson: “Yes, San Diego is very diverse. Our church has been diverse since day one. First, I think the important thing to know, for pastors who are trying to minister to a diverse community, is that having people in your room that don’t look like you doesn’t automatically translate to you having a diverse ministry.

Second, when you have people in your church coming from all different political places and different socioeconomic places, your job is to unite them and bring them to Christ. God brings together people of different backgrounds and experiences and I think it is necessary for pastors to be aware and respectful no matter a person’s circumstances. We have to remember we are all made in the image of God. Anyone should be able to go to a church where no one looks like them and be welcomed and loved.”

“On the Edge with Ken Harrison” is a weekly podcast featuring fearless, no-holds-barred conversations from a biblical worldview with the leaders, influencers and changemakers behind today’s news. Harrison shines the light of God’s Word on the toughest, timeliest issues relating to current events, faith, family and fatherhood.

The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube. Podcast listeners can also receive an encouraging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

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KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $2 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ Legendary Singer and Actor Pat Boone Shares His Take on the Shocking and Scandalous Performances at the 2021 Grammys

April 1, 2021By PK ManagerNews

“We’ve got to act like we have something to confront the darkness with because we do, it’s Jesus, the Word, and our own morals. Christians have to resist this behavior, take a stand, and not accept this perversion anymore.” – Pat Boone

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison is joined by legendary singer, composer, actor, and writer Pat Boone on the latest episode of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.” Together they discuss Boone’s rise to fame, his take on the shocking and scandalous performances at the 2021 Grammys, and how Christians can push back on the perversion that is being widely accepted as “culture”.

Highlights of Boone’s interview in the podcast include (edited for clarity):

Harrison: “The recent Grammy Awards stunned me. I knew our country was in bad shape, but when I saw the performance of WAP, I couldn’t comprehend how America had become so depraved and perverse. You’ve been at the top of the entertainment world for so long, when you see something like this, what are your thoughts?”

Boone: “Well, it’s hard. It makes me heartsick. It’s unbelievable. They do these things and the general public goes for it, at the least some put up with it. The producers, and even organizations like the NBA and the NFL, put up with all of these things because they’re trying to appeal to a younger audience. They think to appeal to a younger audience, they’ve got to appeal to the gutter, because that’s what so much of the music is.

We’ve let the culture be so dumbed down and corrupted and now we’re giving awards for this type of performance. Unfortunately, so many of the rappers, some of whom actually are Christian people, come out and they’re doing stuff that’s filled with expletives and filthy words, but when they win an award they say, ‘I want to thank my Lord and Savior’ and they’re wearing a cross. I can almost hear Jesus say, ‘Look, I had nothing to do with that. Don’t thank me for that. I had nothing to do whatsoever.’ I mean, it is such a perverse, corrupt thing and it’s being widely accepted as culture.”

Harrison: “What do we do about it as a culture, and more specifically, what should Christians do about it? At what point do we get involved in culture and start to say enough is enough?”

Boone: “Well, first of all, we should turn off the TV. If we have young people at home, we need to let them know that we are not going to watch filth, they can’t watch it. We can also do things that most people don’t think are effective. For example, we can write letters to sponsors letting them know that we don’t agree with what they are portraying on TV. I have done it myself. The bottom line is we’ve got to be more vocal. We have to resist. We are supposed to write songs about being earthen vessels because we are filled with his spirit and living by his word. We’re earthen vessels and we’re supposed to be light. He specifically says ‘You’re the light of the world.’ It is our job to be this light. We’ve got to act like we have something to confront the darkness with because we do, it’s Jesus, the Word and our own morals. We have to take a stand and act like we’re not going to accept this anymore. And we have the power literally. Our God will work with us and he will give us the power. I know because I’ve done it. I and other entertainers have been able to get certain shows kicked off the air because their sponsors quit on them. For the TV networks, social media, etc. we have to let our voices be heard and we’ve got to speak out because if we don’t it is going to keep burying us.”
“On the Edge with Ken Harrison” is a weekly podcast featuring fearless, no-holds-barred conversations from a biblical worldview with the leaders, influencers and changemakers behind today’s news. Harrison shines the light of God’s Word on the toughest, timeliest issues relating to current events, faith, family and fatherhood.

The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube. Podcast listeners can also receive an encouraging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

MEDIA NOTE: Please email Press@theKcompany.co to schedule an interview with WaterStone CEO Ken Harrison.
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KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $2 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.

PAT BOONE is a legendary American singer, composer, actor, writer and spokesman. He was a #1 pop singer in the United States during the 1950s and early 1960s. He sold more than 45 million records and had 38 top 40 hits, including 6 number one records, and 13 “million sellers”, or gold records. In addition, Boone appeared in more than 15 Hollywood films. Among his numerous awards and accolades, he has three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Along with his Rock ‘n Roll hits, he recorded an abundance of Christian music, and wrote the words to what is considered Israel’s second national anthem, “Exodus.” In 2003, he was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

In his charitable endeavors, Boone has regularly hosted the Easter Seals Telethon to help raise $600 million for children with disabilities. Together with their son-in-law, Pat and Shirley Boone founded Mercy Corps, one of the top ten Christian humanitarian and relief organizations. Boone continues to support many other ministries, including the Salvation Army, Bible for the World, and the Fellowship of Christians and Jews.

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ Billy Hallowell Talks Ghosts, Demons, and Exorcisms

March 25, 2021By PK ManagerNews

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison is joined by journalist, commentator, and digital TV host Billy Hallowell on the latest episode of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.” Together they discuss pop culture’s obsession with the demonic, what the Bible says about possession, and why American evangelicals feel uncomfortable confronting the issue of demons, even when the Bible tells us their existence is undeniable.

Highlights of Hallowell’s interview in the podcast include:

What is possession and can a Christian be possessed?

“When we talk about full-on possession, it’s similar to what we see in Hollywood. Now, I’m not going to say that Hollywood accurately depicts it, but it’s like what you see in a movie where a person is completely overtaken in a way where their body is being controlled internally by demons. We see this throughout scripture, especially in the New Testament, when Jesus performs healings on people who have been overtaken, as well as the presence of demons that try to kill people. 

Possession is rare, but it happens. Oppression is more common. It’s when a type of evil is preying on your life in some way—when evil is present in your life. As I did my research, every single person said that a believer cannot be possessed. But, some said a Christian can be oppressed.”

 Breaking down the cultural obsession with the demonic and what it means for the church:

“We know that since the beginning of time, people have claimed to have had demonic experiences and we curiously want to understand it better. There’s a reason Hollywood sells a lot of movies about demonic possession because people are fascinated by it.

It’s fun to be scared and to watch a scary movie about it, but to actually talk it through and then to say if this is real, which we believe it is, what does that mean for culture? What does that mean for our lives? What is the impact of this? These are the important questions that right now the church is trying to figure out what their place is in the chaos. 

I did a survey asking church leaders of all types, not just pastors, if they believe in demons and if demons can impact people and culture. The vast majority of responses said yes. But, when we asked the leaders a follow-up question, is your church and/or leadership talking about this enough, the majority said no. 

This was really interesting to see. I think we have a real responsibility and a real moment to talk about, not to obsess over these issues, but to talk about them in a healthy way and to start those conversations.”

Is the Ouija board a harmless game or is it something more? 

“Not every single person using the Ouija board will walk away with some sort of demonic issue in their life, but a lot of people will walk away with an opening that can lead to having a demonic issue.

As I was researching the history of the Ouija board, I noticed that it changed hands in the beginning once it was created, but there was a guy, William Fuld, who bought the board and he not only bought the rights to the board, he built a factory. Now, the way the story goes is that he built the factory based on the board, telling him to do so. So he makes this new factory and his obituary in 1929, which you can find in The New York Times, talks about his death. He fell from the top of the factory and died. Now, this doesn’t prove anything about the Ouija board, but there are all of these little crumbs of the history of the board that are very bizarre and verifiable. Today, it’s a tool that people are using to try to do the things that we’re told not to do in scripture, so at its very baseline, it’s something that we should avoid.”

“On the Edge with Ken Harrison” is a weekly podcast featuring fearless, no-holds-barred conversations from a biblical worldview with the leaders, influencers and changemakers behind today’s news. Harrison shines the light of God’s Word on the toughest, timeliest issues relating to current events, faith, family and fatherhood.

The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube. Podcast listeners can also receive an encouraging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

MEDIA NOTE: Please email Press@theKcompany.co to schedule an interview with WaterStone CEO Ken Harrison. 

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KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $2 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.

What Luis Palau Taught Promise Keepers about Evangelism

March 16, 2021By PK ManagerNews

This article appeared as a column in the Christian Post.

Introduction by Ken Harrison, Chairman of Promise Keepers

On Friday, we received the news that Dr. Luis Palau, celebrated evangelist and longtime friend of Promise Keepers, had passed to his eternal reward. Luis spoke for Promise Keepers in stadiums across the width and breadth of our country. He reminded Promise Keepers that the life of integrity for a Christian man includes a commitment to sharing the Good News of the Gospel with the lost. Today, due in no small measure to his influence, the men of Promise Keepers are praying for a massive revival and transformation in our nation by 2025.

In the 1990s, Promise Keepers published a landmark book, Seven Promises of a Promise Keeper, to explain what it meant to be a Promise Keeper. Of course, Luis Palau wrote the chapter on the Great Commission. His words are as powerful and relevant now as they were then. I’m sharing them in the prayer that together, we’ll recommit to evangelizing our world just as Luis committed to evangelizing the world.

Here, then, are the words of encouragement to the men of Promise Keepers by Luis Palau:

“Lord, I promise to help fulfill the Great Commission in my world for Your glory.

“It’s a gutsy commitment to make, no question about it. It’s not one to make lightly, flippantly or without counting the cost.

“We men should lead the way — in our families, our churches and our communities. I can think of no greater thrill than obeying the Lord in this area of personal involvement in and commitment to evangelism.

“God is calling you to be a Promise Keeper, a man of integrity. You know that. But have you grasped that the Lord is calling you to be a godly man who — as much as anything else — is committed to influencing his family, friends, neighbors, work associates, countrymen, and others around the world for Jesus Christ? Incredible? Idealistic? Impossible? Listen to what the Lord Jesus said:

‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. (Matt. 28:18–20)’

“‘Well, Luis,’ you may say, ‘I agree, the Lord does want us to help fulfill His Great Commission in our generation. It’s just that, um, I suspect He’s thinking more of using you than using me. After all, I certainly don’t have the gift of evangelism.’

“I don’t see anything in the Great Commission about gifting or talent or ability or personality or even opportunity. The Lord is clear: ‘You . . . and you . . . and you, I’m calling all of you men to go, make disciples.’

“It’s not a matter of gift; it’s a matter of heart.

“What I’ve found is that the great “fishers of men” (Matt. 4:19) over the years all have shared 10 distinctives that gave them a tremendous heart for the world. Both Scripture and church history speak to the importance of these distinctives that should shape every Christian man’s heart and life:

 

• Passion for those apart from Christ

• Christ-centered message

• Holiness in every area of life

• Vision to reach the great cities

• Boldness to try new methods

• Willingness to endure criticism

• Commitment to a local church

• Love for the whole body of Christ

• Sacrificial financial giving

• Seriousness about private prayer

• Faithfulness to the end

 

“Sounds like a Promise Keeper, doesn’t it?

“Almost all of us get nervous about witnessing. At least I do, even after all these years. But when we willingly obey the Lord, He uses us.

“Today, before another hour goes by, let’s look to the Lord and say, ‘Yes, I am willing to help fulfill Your Great Commission.’ That’s prerequisite to all else. Unless we’re willing to say yes to the Lord in every area, there’s no use pretending we’re a Promise Keeper in any area of life, wouldn’t you agree?

“Next, let’s begin to take pride in the good news of Jesus Christ. Like the apostle Paul, let’s affirm, ‘I am not ashamed of the gospel.’ Why? ‘Because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes’ (Rom. 1:16).

“It’s sick what pride the world takes in its debauchery and sin. As Promise Keepers, shouldn’t we be all the more proud of the liberating, life-changing gospel of Christ?

“What is the gospel? It’s “that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve,” and then to the five hundred” (1 Cor. 15:3–6).

“Are we proud enough to share this good news with others?

“Next, let’s gain a better understanding of those outside Christ. To me, the word that best describes our society today is confusion. According to the latest Gallup polls, an astounding eight out of 10 Americans claim to be Christians. But ask the average American to define what he or she means and you’ll be in for a surprise. Here are some of the most popular myths about what makes someone a Christian:

 

• Being born in America

• Thinking positively

• Living a good life

• Attending church

• Giving to others

• Receiving a sacrament

• Believing in God

• Talking about Jesus

• Praying

• Reading the Bible

 

“Those are all good things, but they’re not good enough! Let’s take God at His Word and not believe everything men tell us. Just because someone says he is a Christian doesn’t mean he’s right.

“Our task is urgent. To finish it, we must have the authority of God that comes from a holy life. Paul told Timothy, ‘God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline’ (2 Tim. 1:7). I like to think of that as holy boldness.

The unfinished task of winning the world to Christ is enormous. Promise Keeper, let’s press on to finish the task set before us.”

 

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ Steve Arterburn Reveals How Porn Damages Marriages, How to Break Porn Addiction and Why Wives Should NOT Remain Silent

March 11, 2021By PK ManagerNews

“Sometimes you have to disturb the peace to make peace. The strategy to keep your husband’s addiction and actions quiet, such as to not reach out for help when he beats you, is a problem. That’s keeping the status quo, and we know that God does not honor peacekeepers; He honors peacemakers.” — Steve Arterburn

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison is joined by best-selling author, radio host, and pastor Steve Arterburn on the latest episode of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.” Together they discuss how pornography addicts men, how it creates a supernatural bond that leads men to hate their wives, and why women covering for their husbands and concealing their problems makes things worse. In addition, Arterburn shares his own story of the connection between pornography in his own life.

Highlights of Arterburn’s interview (edited for clarity) in the podcast include:

Ken Harrison: “Many men become stuck in the cycle of pornography addiction. It begins at a young age with inappropriate images and grows into a gripping addiction, eroding values, self-esteem, and relationships along the way. How does this affect the relationship between husbands and wives and how does a man begin to find healing?”

Steve Arterburn: “When a guy is bonding with pornography, it takes the place of the bond we experience within sexual relationships in a marriage. For example, there is the presence of oxytocin, a hormone that similarly bonds us to our wives. A bond with pornography is not just an attraction, but rather an attachment. In turn, your wife becomes a threat to this bond, so it becomes confusing why you can’t stand her anymore. In fact, some really develop a hatred toward their wives because of this new supernatural bond they’ve created with porn. This is one of the reasons why you can’t undo this addiction on your own. You don’t have the power. You have to get away from pornography and start the recovery process.

With the help of other people in the power of the Holy Spirit, you will win and be victorious, but you won’t reach this if you continue to try to recover on your own. Join a recovery program that requires humility, honesty, and the support of other men in similar positions.”

Ken Harrison: “After our recent Marriage Summit, we received letters from women with a similar narrative. These women shared that their husbands are respected in the church, but they’ve got a pornography problem. Most of the time, they’re decent guys, but sometimes they’ll fly off the handle and beat them or scream Bible verses at them about submitting because the wives don’t want to engage in the perverse world that their husbands live in. These women ask who will help them and who will do something about their current situation. What would you tell them?”

Steve Arterburn: “Sometimes you have to disturb the peace to make peace. The strategy to keep your husband’s addiction and actions quiet, such as to not reach out for help when he beats you, is a problem. That’s keeping the status quo, and we know that God does not honor peacekeepers; he honors peacemakers. When a woman says, ‘Well, I don’t want to destroy his reputation in the church’ or whatever, then you’re choosing passivity.

You are enabling evil to exist in your home. So, this is why I say we’ve got to deal with you first. We’ve got to either get the courage within ourselves, or we have to bring people around us. With two or three women together, a wife might be able to make the decision. But, keeping it secret and living in your shame and silence will not help end the cycle.

It takes the woman being willing to speak up for any of this to change. You would not only save yourself, but you would save other women who would hear what you did, and then they would step forward and have the courage to no longer let a man under the guise of Christianity, faith or godliness, abuse another woman. Jesus did not abuse women. He honored women. Any man that’s doing anything other than honor his wife has no place in church leadership. They’re not following Christ — they’re following themselves.”

Ken Harrison: “You were a Christian. You were going to a Christian college as a well-respected guy. But, you had a secret habit of looking at pornography, which led you to get a girl pregnant. Horrifyingly, you were instrumental in her having an abortion and you suffer the consequences of that choice. Many need to know that you can be a Christian, have a really big screw-up and still be used incredibly by the Lord. Is there anybody who’s too evil to get saved? What if someone’s listening and they’ve killed somebody, or they’ve been with prostitutes and drugs — are any of those people excluded from being saved?”

Steve Arterburn: “No. I killed someone and I’m absolutely convinced that I’m going to go to heaven. We can mess up, and we can be the worst of the worst, but we can all be saved through repentance and submitting to God. Having worked with Prison Fellowship, I know of the stories of people who committed the most heinous crimes. People on death row have turned their life over to Christ, and they’re experiencing a new kind of life. You are not beyond the grace and mercy of God and Christ. One of the greatest truths in the Bible is that God is rich in mercy. That’s because God is love. He loves you so much that his mercy is there for you and through his Son, you can be saved no matter what you’ve done. He still loves you, just like you would love a child no matter what they did.”

“On the Edge with Ken Harrison” is a weekly podcast featuring fearless, no-holds-barred conversations from a biblical worldview with the leaders, influencers and changemakers behind today’s news. Harrison shines the light of God’s Word on the toughest, timeliest issues relating to current events, faith, family and fatherhood.

The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube. Podcast listeners can also receive an encouraging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

MEDIA NOTE: Please email Press@theKcompany.co to schedule an interview with WaterStone CEO Ken Harrison.

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KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $1 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.

Ken has been married to his wife, Elliette, for 29 years and they have three children.

Harrison’s newest book, The Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man, is available wherever books are sold.