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Christian Doctor’s Digest – November 2015

Explore ways to bolster the foundational blocks of religious liberty and family. Ken Carpenter discusses his movie, One Generation Away, and the fight to preserve our religious liberty in this country. Then Mark True, MD & Kim Hawthorne join us to tell us about a new CMDA retreat in Colorado to strengthen the bonds between fathers and their teenage children.

Meet Our Guests

Ken Carpenter

Ken Carpenter

Individual Interview Location within the program: 1:12

Ken Carpenter is an award-winning producer and director who has been recognized for a wide variety of film, video and television projects. His work includes projects with Amy Grant, Newsboys, dcTalk, Casting Crowns, Stephen Curtis Chapman, Michael W. Smith, Jeremy Camp and others. He’s created films for organizations including Focus on the Family, Tyndale Publishers, Compassion International, Big Idea, PAX TV, Joni & Friends and more. Ken is also the director of One Generation Away, a fast-paced film that travels the U.S. (and Europe) in search of a deeper understanding of the religious freedom clauses in the Constitution’s First Amendment. The film asks hard questions about the status of religious liberty in America today. The film was recently awarded Best Documentary at the 2015 Christian Worldview Film Festival and the 2015 ICVM Crown Awards. If you are interested in showing One Generation Away in your community or having Director Ken Carpenter present for a live Q&A, please contact Echolight’s Events Manager Kelly Gelle at kelly.gelle@echolight.com.

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Colonel Kim Hawthorne, USAF (Ret)

Colonel Kim Hawthorne, USAF (Ret)

Individual Interview Location within the program: 21:36

Col. Kim Hawthorne became the sixth Director of Spring Canyon Conference Center in December 2013. A 1986 graduate of The United States Air Force Academy, he retired with almost 28 years of service as a command pilot who flew the T-37, EF-111, F-15E and T-53. He commanded at the squadron and group levels and first attended Spring Canyon as a cadet in 1982. He and his wife Kari Ann met and were married at Spring Canyon. They have three children who have all served on the Spring Canyon staff. Kim previously served 15 years on the Officer’s Christian Fellowship (OCF) Council, and together he and Kari Ann served 25 years on the Spring Canyon Advisory Committee, prior to Kim’s current job. The Hawthorne’s hope that Spring Canyon will be for you what it has been for their family all these years: a home away from home.

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Mark W. True, MD, Colonel, USAF, Medical Corps

Mark W. True, MD, Colonel, USAF, Medical Corps

Individual Interview Location within the program: 21:36

Mark W. True, MD, is an endocrinologist and Associate Professor of Medicine who serves as the Endocrinology Fellowship Program Director at San Antonio Military Medical Center. He was commissioned through the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1991 and received his medical education at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 2000. He completed internal medicine residency in 2003 and endocrinology fellowship in 2005. In 2006, he deployed to Sather Air Base, Baghdad International Airport, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom medical operations. Dr. True serves on two national academic committees, including the Endocrine Society’s Clinical Endocrine Education Committee and the Association of Specialty Professors Council. He has authored several peer-reviewed medical journal articles and delivered various conference presentations primarily in the realm of diabetes care.  Dr. True and his wife Lois have three sons:  Calvin, Zachary, and Wesley.

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