WHO WE ARE
Ryan Bomberger was an award-winning creative professional for more than a decade before becoming the Chief Creative Officer of The Radiance Foundation. He’s happily married to the love of his life, Bethany, and father to four awesome munchkins (two of whom are adopted). He’s an international public speaker, columnist, factivist, singer/songwriter and author of the fearless book Not Equal: Civil Rights Gone Wrong. Learn more about Ryan.
Bethany Bomberger taught in public and private schools for 13 years and is currently a homeschoolin’ and adoptive mama with four amazing kiddos. She’s happily married to Ryan—the love of her life. She’s an international public speaker and children’s author who just released her ground-breaking first book, PRO-LIFE KIDS!. Oh, and she’s the co-founder and Executive Director of The Radiance Foundation. Learn more about Bethany.
SHOW #18: BYE 2020! HELLOOOO 2021!
WOW! 2020 has been a hot mess. But even in a mess we know there are blessings! This show starts off with a teaser of NEXT year’s Radiance Christmas album. This snippet is from our 12-year-old Aliyah Marie with backup vocals from her dad! (We had hoped we could’ve released it this year, but COVID and serious health issues got in the way.) This episode, the whole Bomberger crew reflects on 2020–the good, the bad and the funny–and we talk about what we hope for in 2021!
LINKS TO CONTENT/RESOURCES IN PODCAST:The Radiance Foundation Our Online Store ProLifeKids.com Bethany Bomberger - THE SHIFT
SHOW #17: THANKS4GIVING ME LIFE!
In this #Thanksgiving episode we celebrate adoption and dispel myths about this courageous and loving act. We also deliver some shocking numbers regarding adoption and abortion. Ryan shares his latest commentary to highlight National Adoption Month and Bethany talks about dealing with trauma and how thankfulness, literally, changes us.
LINKS TO CONTENT/RESOURCES IN PODCAST:The Radiance Foundation Our Online Store ProLifeKids.com National Council For Adoption: 2014 Report ABC NEWS - Thankfulness Study Forbes - 7 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude
SHOW #16: ELECTION SPECIAL: RADICALLY DIFFERENT PARTIES
The best voter is an informed voter who acts on his or her conscience. What good are faith and knowledge if we don’t apply them? After a long hiatus, Ryan & Bethany Bomberger return with a powerful episode that explores the radical differences between the Democratic and Republican parties, using each party’s platform document. Also, Ryan and Bethany talk about how Ryan nearly died this month and what it all means for The Radiance Foundation.
LINKS TO CONTENT/RESOURCES IN PODCAST:Republican Party Platform Democratic Party Platform Fulton v. City of Philadelphia - The Left Is Trying to Shut Down Faith-Based Adoption Agencies CEI: 50 Years of Eco-Pocalyptic Predictions HomeSchool Legal Defense Association Reason Foundation: School Choice Ballotpedia.org ivoterguide.com GOFUNDME to SUPPORT THE BOMBERGERS
SHOW #15: Worldviews Matter
Worldview is everything. A Christian worldview should be shaped by the Word of God not by the fallen world around us. We increasingly have a Church that looks identical to the Culture. Ryan & Bethany reveal a shocking study from Barna that explains why American society is reeling in chaos and confusion. Also, don’t miss Ryan’s powerful commentary on our social disorder and the Hope that reorders it all: “Christ Before Color”.
LINKS TO CONTENT/RESOURCES IN PODCAST:Extremely Low Percentage of Americans Hold Biblical Worldview: An Interview with George Barna Tracking Christian Sexual Morality in a Same-Sex Marriage Future American Worldview Inventory 2020 – Initial Report RADIANCEFOUNDATION.ORG
SHOW #14: The Q&A Show
We get lots of questions all the time from our awesome supporters and podcast listeners, so we wanted to dedicate a whole show to answering them. From abortion to personhood to “white fragility” and racial inequality, we tackle some tough questions with context and clarity. We also discuss the Democratic presidential ticket (deep breath!) and take a necessary break from all the tension with a special segment with our youngest son, Justice, who’s got jokes!
LINKS TO CONTENT/RESOURCES IN PODCAST:RADIANCEFOUNDATION.ORG JOE BIDEN'S 1977 ANTI-BUSING CRUSADE NEIL SHENVI APOLOGETICS NAS STUDY ON COLLEGE PROFESSORS' POLITICS Dr. Thomas Sowell Dr. Evans' Oneness Embraced The Federalist Interview w/ Dr. Thomas Sowell Center for Urban Renewal & Education (CURE) Douglass Leadership Institute Project 21 95% of Biologists Confirm Life Begins at Conception: See Study OUR FACTSHEETS OUR MEMES
SHOW #13: The War on Kids
There is an all-out War on Our Kids, bombarding them with “lies so clever they sound like the truth. (Eph 4:14)” As parents, we are the ones responsible for what fills our kids’ hearts and minds. We have to teach them before a broken world reaches them. We also discuss our ground-breaking book, PRO-LIFE KIDS!, and how we can never give up the battle for our children’s very lives. We can’t allow the world to shout a lie louder than we proclaim the Truth.
LINKS TO CONTENT/RESOURCES IN PODCAST:PROLIFEKIDS.COM WORLD KIDS MAG GOTQUESTIONS.ORG Answersingenesis.org/kids CHRISTIANANSWERS.NET MUSEUMOFTHEBIBLE.ORG TrailLifeUSA.COM American Heritage Girls JustTheFacts.org American College of Pediatricians Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation 95% of Biologists Confirm Life Begins at Conception: See Study OUR FACTSHEETS OUR MEMES
SHOW #12: The National Association for the Abortion of Colored People
In 2013, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization–the NAACP–sued The Radiance Foundation and Ryan Bomberger, personally, for (accurately) parodying their name. The National Association for the A̶d̶v̶a̶n̶c̶e̶m̶e̶n̶t̶ Abortion of Colored People lied in court documents that they are “neutral on abortion” when they passed a resolution supporting abortion, regularly partner with and fiercely defend Planned Parenthood, and publicly advocate FOR abortion. We reveal the shocking details of the surreal federal #freespeech lawsuit and how the radically pro-abortion NAACP is a prime example of civil rights gone wrong.
LINKS TO CONTENT/RESOURCES IN PODCAST
Radiance Foundation vs. NAACP The Article That Started It All
SHOW #11: That's So Eugenic!!!
What do Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood and July 4th have in common? Absolutely nothing. And that’s the point of this show. Sanger and the nation’s largest abortion chain she created don’t believe we’re created equal. We dive deep into the hot mess that was Margaret Sanger and expose Planned Parenthood’s white supremacy. Don’t miss the special game show segment in this episode!
LINKS TO CONTENT/RESOURCES IN PODCAST
Defending Sanger Sanger and the KKK Radiance Factsheets
SHOW #10: Dads Matter
Dads always matter. Nature is an extraordinary thing. It reveals to us how important every piece of the biological puzzle is to Life. Each gender, female and male, is significant and different and wondrous. But what happens when we pretend that they’re interchangeable or dispensable? The puzzle starts to fall apart leaving gaping holes. We see that in our modern society as the epidemic of fatherlessness has left behind massive voids. This powerful #FathersDay episode examines the impact of father absence and celebrates the beauty and importance of fatherhood.
LINKS TO CONTENT/RESOURCES IN PODCAST
Letter To My Dad RADIANCE Op-ed: DADS MATTER Men of Iron
SHOW #9: Reconciliation: Beauty in Unity
There is #BeautyInUnity. The only thing that brings the perfect bond of unity is Love. And God is Love. In this episode we explore some really powerful stories of repentance, forgiveness, and supernatural reconciliation. Grab the tissues and take some notes to heart. This episode will move you.
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AZUSA STREET REVIVAL
SHOW #8: #BLACKLIVESMATTER AND WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW
Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X both fought for racial justice. Both had radically different approaches to how that could be achieved. MLK believed in non-violence. Malcolm X believed in violence “by any means necessary.” King promoted a Gospel-centered approach. Malcolm X promoted an unbiblical one. As Christians who are to seek the truth that sets us free, what IS the #BlackLivesMatter movement’s approach? There can be no justice without righteousness; they both form the foundation of God’s throne (Psalm 89:14). This show is a must-hear for every one who is called as an ambassador of Christ. Who are we representing?
CRUCIAL LINKS TO CONTENT/DATA IN PODCAST2018 FBI Homicide Data by Race/Ethnicity 2019 Study Debunks White Cop/Black Victim Narrative #BlackLivesMatter: About Us #BlackLivesMatter: What We Believe Movement For Black Lives Policy Platform Movement For Black Lives: About Us Voddie Baucham Ministries
SHOW #7: RACE, INJUSTICE AND A CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW
Race. It’s a made-up thing, and we’re not afraid to go there. We can’t shy away from having tough conversations, but we have to have the right starting point. There is no justice without truth, and the only Truth that is immutable is God’s Word. It illuminates how we fight the sin of racism…how we fight sin, period. This podcast shines a light on how our marriage was once considered illegal, a little American civil rights history, Ahmaud Arbery, LeBron James and Blamestream media. Get ready to dive in to some deep waters.
SHOW #6: ADOPTION, BIRTHMOMS AND TRANSFORMATION
We celebrate those who are #BirthmomStrong. As adoptive parents, we celebrate how adoption is a loving and transformative act that helps to restore what was broken. In this episode we share a powerful phone interview with our friend and Board member, Kristin DePola. She’s a birthmom who turned the unplanned into a loving plan. Learn more about The Radiance Foundation’s adoption advocacy at www.adoptedandloved.com. You can book a multimedia presentation on adoption for your conference, church, college or organization’s event at www.radiance.life/booking.
SHOW #5: EL CINCO DE RYO MOTHER'S DAY EDITION
This is a very special episode. May 5th–known around the world as El Cinco De Mayo–is El Cinco De Ryo in our house. It’s Ryan’s birthday! AND, this coming weekend is Mother’s Day! What better way to celebrate than to have Ryan’s mother–Andrea Bomberger–who raised 13 children (10 adopted) share her incredible journey. This is an exclusive interview with a mother of a multiracial family who navigated through the challenges of racism, disabilities, and disappointments. But her faith and love brought many moments of joy and triumph.
SHOW #4: HARVARD HATES HOMESCHOOLING
Harvard is holding an anti-homeschooling (anti-schoolchoice) summit in June. Harvard Law Professor and summit leader, Elizabeth Bartholet, believes children belong to the State and that parents have no natural rights to their children. She asserts that homeschoolers are religious extremists, misogynists and racists and that homeschooling should be banned. As an interracial homeschooling couple, we shred a bunch of Harvard’s Ivy League bogus claims (using things like facts) and provide powerful examples of and resources for #schoolchoice.
SHOW #3: FEAR IS A LIAR
Show #3 goes deep into the reason for the name of our nonprofit organization, The Radiance Foundation. It’s a story of desperation, transformation and redemption. Also, we expose the fake feminism of Planned Parenthood and contrast it with the truly empowering work of pregnancy centers and maternity homes. Don’t miss this powerful episode!
SHOW #2: I am the One Percent
Ryan and Bethany Bomberger talk about origin stories, including Ryan’s adoption into a diverse multiracial family of 15. His parents, Henry and Andrea Bomberger, weren’t on any kind of crusade; they just wanted to love the supposedly “unwanted.” Ryan also shares the song he wrote for his birthmom called “Meant to Be” and how the circumstances of our conception don’t change the condition of our worth. You won’t want to miss the first chapter of his fearless book, NOT EQUAL: CIVIL RIGHTS GONE WRONG (available on Amazon).
SHOW #1: Meet The Bombs
Ryan & Bethany Bomberger talk about God-sized dreams and how a passion for engaging a broken culture led to the creation of The Radiance Foundation. Ryan delivers his factivist commentary on Coronavirus, Chaos and Confusion. Also, we have fun talking to our kiddos (the Lil’ Bombs) about what the phrase “Life Has Purpose” means to them.