By Mark Birkholz and Jonathan Mumme
About Rodney Zwonitzer
KFUO Director of Broadcast Services - Retired ---- The Rev. Rodney Zwonitzer graduated with a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Wyoming in 1971. From 1971 to 1975 he served as executive trainee for Westinghouse in Denver, CO. Then from 1975 to 1979 he was marketing director/administrator for Storage Technology Corporation of Louisville, Colorado. From 1979 to 1984 he was Product Marketing Manager for United Technologies/Mostek of Carrollton, Texas. Then another calling came into his life. After attending four years of seminary at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, he was called in 1988 to serve as Pastor of Peace and Trinity Lutheran Churches in Trail, British Columbia, Canada. He served there until he was called to be Senior Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Dearborn, Michigan in 1991. This dual background makes Pastor Zwonitzer uniquely qualified to assume his new call as Director of Broadcast Services. The Rev. Rod Zwonitzer is author of Testing the Claims of Church Growth(CPH, 2002). He is co-founder of the Peacemakers Dialogue Group, has served on the Board of Directors of LATINO (Lutheran Action Improving Native Spanish Outreach), is a co-founder of the Ephphatha Lutheran Mission Society, and has served as an adjunct professor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne. Rod is blessed with a lovely wife, Bonnie, and a daughter, Tonya, son-in-law, Jeff, and four grandchildren (Brittany, Lex, Elly, and Hunter), who live in Washington State. Rev. Rod Zwonitzer retired on May 22, 2015, but continues to host BookTalk and Cross Defense.
With guest Rev. Mark Pierson.
With guest Rev. Dr. Kevin Golden.
By Gene Veith
Today’s topic: how the First Amendment interacts with our exercise of religion in the United States as well as the exercise and practice of other religions in the United States, including Mormonism and Islam. With guest Craig Parton.
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