Corner Cafe Show: March 16, 2019
Singer, Songwriter and Inspiration leader are just a few words to describe CCM recording artist Natasha Phillips. Born and raised in Atlanta, GA she clearly defines the meaning of Virtuous Woman. She is beautiful, educated, driven and most of all dedicated to fulfilling God’s plan for her life. “I choose to glorify God in everything I do.” Natasha has been singing and writing music since she was a very small child. It was at a very young age that her mother realized that her daughter had a very special gift, a voice that not only brought joy to those who listened, but the ability to create her own melodies and songs. Throughout her adolescent years she participated in several musical activities including bands, choruses, choirs, and songwriting groups which only furthered her interest in music.
After graduating high school Natasha obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgia State University and a Master’s Degree from Troy University. After working for two Fortune 500 companies and a successful career in Supply Chain Management she decided to place her focus back on her music ministry.“My mission is to spread the Gospel to millions of people through my ministry.” Not only is she a talented singer, but she is also a very gifted songwriter that writes and arranges all variations of music.
In 2012, she independently released her Critically Acclaimed single “More of You” which became a smash single across radio stations in the United States and London. The success of More of You also gained her an appearance on The Bobby Jones Gospel Show, Atlanta Live and gained her recognition amongst her gospel music peers and associates.“My music demonstrates that God is faithful and worthy of all the praise; and able to bring you out of any situation.” Although influenced by gospel greats such as Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, and Helen Baylor, Natasha also gets her inspiration to write music from family, friends, and testimonies of the goodness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Her performances and appearances include: Atlanta Gospel Fest, Empowered Christian Women’s Blog Talk Radio Show, Dorinda Clark Cole’s Annual Singers and Musicians Conference, Eddie’s Attic, National Association of Gospel Promoters and Managers, Heritage Arts Festival, Bobby Jones Gospel, Atlanta Live and many others. Her upbeat contemporary music style appeals to people of all ages, races, and ethnicities, allowing them to dance and groove while receiving the anointing of God’s word. Natasha’s songwriting abilities and performance skills show people that she is not just a singer, but a creative artist. She is an artist with a vision to bring new people to God’s Kingdom. She is a very talented artist that is sure to capture the hearts of audiences worldwide.
2nd Half of the Show
Dr. Victor Khalil has worked since 1970 among the peoples of the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Born in Egypt, his expertise in Muslim ministry and in the languages and culture of the Middle East are combined with a passionate heart for the suffering church.
He has been trained at the Middle East Theological Seminary in Beirut, the American University of Beirut, the Waterloo College in London, and he earned his Doctorate from the International Bible Institute and Seminary in Florida.
Dr. Khalil continues to train up the next generation leaders and has taught at William Tyndale College, the Defense Language Institute and Biola University.
The Byzantine culture, both past and present, is very similar to the culture in which the poetry, history, and prophecy of the Bible occurs, and since we see clearly Christ in all of the books of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, the title of this book discusses Jesus as seen from this perspective. Therefore, the purpose of this book is to uncover the culture of the Byzantine era as it applies to the Scriptures, in order to help the reader understand the Middle Eastern backdrop in which the Bible verses were written.