Moody Radio Cleveland
The Morning Program with Mark and the Morning Team

The Morning Program with Mark and Gary

Air Date May 30, 2013


On today's program guests include Michael Card, Dr. John Koessler, Jeff Johnson, and John and Kendra Smiley.  Additional items referred to may be found on Moody Radio Cleveland's Facebook page:  Facebook Group.


MIchael Card

6:05 a.m. – Michael Card (Part 3)
Author, singer, and songwriter, Franklin, Tenn.
Topic:  His new book Matthew: The Gospel of Identity (InterVarsity Press) | Listen

6:15 a.m. – Mark and Gary
Topic:  The Word of the Day
efflorescence - the process of flowering

Jeff Johnson

6:35 a.m. – Jeff Johnson
Executive Director, Building Hope in the City; Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church, Cleveland, Ohio
Audio Blog Topic:  Rolling in It (2010) | Listen

6:54 a.m. – Mark and Gary
Topic: Orphan Outreach mobilizes churches in Guatemala for domestic adoptions

7:15 a.m. – Mark and Gary
Topic: Article “Ads on Facebook dropped after appearing next to offensive posts”

John Koessler

7:35 a.m. – Dr. John Koessler
Chairman, Dept. of Pastoral Studies, Moody Bible Institute
Audio Blog Topic:  The Oklahoma Tornado

7:45 a.m. – Mark and Gary
Topic: How natural disasters affect our view of God

7:50 a.m. – Mark and Gary
Topic: California woman finds childhood essay in used Bible

8:05 a.m. – Michael Card (Part 3)
(Same as 6:05 a.m.)

8:15 a.m. – Mark and Gary
Topic:  The Grab Bag Question
What percentage of Americans are confused about God's purposes in times of suffering?  25%

Kendra and John Smiley

8:35 a.m. – John and Kendra Smiley
Parenting coaches and authors
Topic:  Discussing Past Drug Use 
Website | Listen

8:45 a.m. – Mark and Gary
Topic:  Tribe beats the Reds; Belgium trounces American soccer team
Websites:  Tribe | Soccer


Mark Zimmerman

Mark Zimmerman

Born in Cleveland, Mark grew up in Geauga County. After graduating from West Geauga, Mark went to Bowling Green where he majored in Radio/TV. Mark landed a job at WUAB-TV where he did just about everything. He entered the advertising world in 1987 working at various area agencies. In February 1993, Mark was heard for the first time on Moody Radio Cleveland as a part-timer, and started hosting The Morning Program in 2000.

Mark lives in Lake County with his wife Wendy, three daughters, a large cat, and an active dog. Mark sings in the praise team at church, leads an adult Sunday School class and serves on the board of Building Hope in the City. With the entire Zimmerman family, Mark is very involved in the ministry of the Love & Hope Children’s Home in El Salvador.