Today’s Radio Guest Shares:
- How has gun violence impacted your family?
- In what way has gun violence influenced you?
- How have you used your experiences help college students?
About our Guest:
Mass shootings have us all on edge, particularly the issue of gun control. Bob Barr said, “It’s not a gun control problem; it’s a cultural control problem. There is a sense deep in most people that the real matter is more than legislation. How do you legislate morality, really? Laws can stem the tide, but once the immoral level of water rises, the damns burst and disaster follows. So how are we to respond? One way, is to do so personally, from the heart. Our featured guest will do that for us today.
Dr. Mike Longinow is the chair of Biola’s Department of Journalism and the advisor of The Chimes newspaper. During his tenure at Biola, he’s overseen the rapid expansion of journalism within the university, hiring new faculty members in the fields of photojournalism, broadcast journalism and public relations. He’s led the department in a convergent approach to teaching and a cross-cultural approach to career preparation, encouraging students to become fluent in other languages and to participate in study abroad programs.
As a teenager, Dr. Longinow attended the same high school Ernest Hemingway attended, working as an editorial cartoonist on the same school newspaper Hemingway once worked for. Longinow attended Wheaton College, earning a B.A. in political science, and completed the University Illinois’ graduate program in news-editorial journalism.
During his early days as a reporter, Dr. Longinow freelanced for the Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times, as well as smaller weeklies in metro Chicago. He was invited in 1989 to teach news-editorial journalism at Asbury College in Kentucky. While at Asbury, he completed a doctorate at the University of Kentucky. He lives in Riverside with his wife Robin and their three children, Ben, Matt and Sarah.
Proverbs 18:10 “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.”