Editor in chief Paul Bury interviewed Pastor Matthew Hagee of Cornerstone Church founded by his father in San Antonio, Texas discussing Response Able: What my father taught me about life and making a difference.
Paul: Is there any sweet chin music in Response Able: What my father taught me about life and making a difference?
Pastor Hagee: No.
Paul: What lessons can families learn from Response Able: What my father taught me about life and making a difference?
Pastor Hagee: They are personally in charge of making their own decisions.
Paul: How many chapters in Response Able: What my father taught me about life and making a difference?
Pastor Hagee: Thirty-five separate principals in five sections and seven areas per section. Personal, Financial, Educational, Social, and Political are the five sections.
Paul: How many pages in Response Able: What my father taught me about life and making a difference?
Pastor Hagee: There are 227.
Paul: I saw the self reliance in the press release we published. What about God reliance?
Pastor Hagee: Absolutely! Self comes from knowing God is source. If you decide government is your source – then you are limited by that. You will wait for the government to provide. If you choose something else then you will wait on that.
Paul: How many people does your ministry reach?
Pastor Hagee: Twenty thousand church members. There is a TV ministry, media, reach 220 nations, been on major networks, sateliite, since 1978. All in all we reach one hundred million homes.
Paul: I love the concept of the 707 Challenge. Where did you get the idea from?
Pastor Hagee: We set down to make the lessons practical. Put them into us. Step one (for parents) is to invest time in children. 70 minutes for 70 days. My father spent time teaching me things. Which is wht the entire name of the book is Response Able: What my father taught me about life and making a difference? What he taught me is invaluable. Parents need to spend time with their families. Don't stare at smart phones. Interact with your children.
Paul: What do you say to families that spend more time than that together?
Pastor Hagee: When bad circumstances come, you will stick together. Spending time together builds bonds. Those bonds are very difficult to break.
Paul: Do ya'll have any affiliation with any Christian movies or Christian video games?
Pastor Hagee: We have worked with various companies. Some examples are Cloud Ten Pictures on some of the Left Behind movies, and The beginning of the end. We have been asked by Christian gaming companies. Some ideas are practical, and some are fantasy. We use discernment in our decisions.
Paul: How long have you been reading the Family Friendly Gaming magazine, or visiting the Family Friendly Gaming website?
Pastor Hagee: Not as long as some, and not as short as some.
Paul: You have impressed various members of FFG with your preaching. Will you continue to preach against sin?
Pastor Hagee: Yes - most defintely. I preach at Cornersone – Joshua's Generation on Sunday nights. Joshua followed moses – follow God's principals. I would love to see this next generation follow in Joshua's footsteps. I shares Sunday mornings with my father.
Paul: Can you please say HI to Michael Shawn Hickenbottom for me? My boys are big fans of his. He has been an inspiration to many of us here at Family Friendly Gaming.
Pastor Hagee: Yes I will. I remember him back when he was one of the Rockers.
Paul: I wanted to extend my thanks to Pastor Hagee for allowing me the opportunity to interview him. He is an amazing man of God who impressed me greatly, and encouraged me in our time together. I can not wait to read Response Able: What my father taught me about life and making a difference.