Trumpet Bookshelf

Hosted by Grant Turgeon

A Christian’s bookshelf is filled with a number of vital titles—first and foremost the Bible. By exploring the Bible with the help of Philadelphia Church of God literature (available for free at, you will find answers to life’s most important questions and unlock the vision of your marvelous future.

#37: How God Values Music

Aired Friday, July 12, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   25 minutes

Music is more than a hobby; it’s a core part of a well-rounded, lifelong education. Listen as host Grant Turgeon covers the introduction and chapter 6 of the new Philadelphia Church of God booklet How God Values Music. Shatter your misconceptions about music. Take on the only musical perspective that really matters: God’s. Look out for an interview with the author, PCG music director Ryan Malone, next week.

#36: Mystery of the Two Trees

Aired Friday, July 5, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   26 minutes

Toward the end of his life, Herbert W. Armstrong finally grasped the fundamental truth of the Bible: the two trees. Listen as host Grant Turgeon covers the Philadelphia Church of God booklet Mystery of the Two Trees and explains how this subject is both simple and deep, historical and futuristic, foundational and fruitful. Everything in the world today, good or evil, can be understood by studying the two trees.

#35: What Is a Liberal?

Aired Friday, May 17, 2019   ·   06:04 PM CDT   ·   19 minutes

Liberals in America are outraged over recent bills restricting abortion. But amid the emotional screaming, mindless chants, and irrational demands, seemingly no one is asking the most important question. Listen as host Grant Turgeon covers the late educator and theologian Herbert W. Armstrong’s article “What Is a Liberal?” Learn how to abandon lawless thinking and take on the mind of Jesus Christ.

#34: The Power of Words

Aired Friday, May 10, 2019   ·   05:04 PM CDT   ·   24 minutes

Complaints, gossip, sarcasm, cynicism—there are many ways to speak negatively. Listen as host Grant Turgeon explains how to counteract these natural, negative tendencies.

#33: Live the Way of the Passover

Aired Friday, April 19, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   25 minutes

Traditional Christianity teaches that Christ’s sacrifice is the end of God’s plan of salvation. In reality, it is only the beginning. Learn what God expects from true Christians after they observe the solemn occasion of the Passover. Understand how to live the way of the Passover year-round by copying the way Christ thought, spoke, and behaved.

#32: The Ten Commandments—Special Guest

Aired Friday, April 12, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   24 minutes

Philadelphia Church of God pioneer (and author) Dennis Leap joins the program to discuss his booklet, The Ten Commandments.

#31: How to Prevent Sin

Aired Friday, April 5, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   20 minutes

Members of the Philadelphia Church of God are now cleaning out their homes and other possessions in preparation for the Days of Unleavened Bread. During this seven-day festival from April 20-26, leaven is a type of sin. Listen as host Grant Turgeon covers the late theologian and educator Herbert W. Armstrong’s article “How to Prevent Sin.” Learn where sin begins, and the decisive steps you can take to drive it out.

#30: The Ten Commandments—Part 5

Aired Friday, March 29, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   25 minutes

In the final episode about the Ten Commandments booklet, host Grant Turgeon discusses God’s laws against lying and coveting. Most people commit these sins every day, as evidenced by the mainstream media and by celebrities who flaunt their riches. Learn the fundamental cause of lying, and expose the hideous inventor of all lies. Discover the remedy for the society-killing disease of materialism.

#29: The Ten Commandments—Part 4

Aired Friday, March 22, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   24 minutes

Rebellious mankind frequently tramples on the Ten Commandments, but perhaps none more blatantly and perversely than the seventh and eighth. Most people on Earth regularly break God’s laws against the wrong uses of sex and against stealing in all its forms. The root cause of these broken laws is selfishness—a ceaseless lust for gratification, both sexual and material. Follow along as host Grant Turgeon summarizes chapters 7-8 of The Ten Commandments, a life-changing booklet available for free at Learn the benefits of applying the give way in all facets of life. Becoming a giver means becoming God.

#28: The Ten Commandments—Part 3

Aired Friday, March 15, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   26 minutes

Children who don’t grow up in a happy home with a God-fearing father and a nurturing mother are at a tremendous disadvantage. Far too often, the breakdown of God’s family structure leads to tragedies throughout society. Follow along as host Grant Turgeon covers the vital fifth commandment—the bridge commandment connecting the laws regarding man’s relationship with God to the laws governing man’s conduct toward his fellow man. Learn how keeping this commandment directly relates to observing the sixth commandment against murder.