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Listen to Jeff Hunt on Saturdays on KZNT 1460AM in Colorado Springs at 9:00 am MT, Sundays on 710KNUS in Denver at 1:00 pm MT. You can listen anytime by downloading the podcasts.
Jeff Hunt has served as the Director of the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University and co-Chairman of the Western Conservative Summit since 2015. In this role, he leads one of the largest annual gatherings of conservatives in the Western United States. Speakers at the Western Conservative Summit have included Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Kirk Cameron, Sarah Palin, Ben Shapiro, Candace Owens, Dennis Prager, Diamond and Silk, Dana Loesch, Brandon Tatum, Dr. Albert Mohler, Dr. Robert George, and many others.
In his role directing the Centennial Institute, he hosts speakers like Michael Knowles, Dr. Ryan Anderson, and Brian Kilmeade on the campus of Colorado Christian University. He oversees the Centennial Institute’s lobbying team, working to shape policy at the Colorado Capitol to advance faith, family, and freedom. Jeff is also the editor of the Centennial Review, a monthly speech digest distributed to thousands of readers across the country.
A regular writer, his pieces have been published in USA Today, Fox News, Denver Post, Colorado Springs Gazette, Washington Examiner, Townhall, Colorado Politics, and many others. He has appeared on Fox News, CSPAN, OANN, Newsmax, and many local stations.
Jeff is an ultra-runner, former river guide, and loves to be outdoors. He and his wife, Nicole, have four children and live on a ranch in Elizabeth, Colorado.
Dr. Donald Sweeting joins Jeff Hunt on the Frontier Freedom Hour to discuss the importance of gratitude and thanksgiving in the Christian faith. They reflect on the lack of thankfulness in the culture and the importance of countering that with daily, weekly, and yearly acts of gratitude. They also discuss the upcoming event at CCU titled CCU for Israel, which aims to honor Israel and support the Jewish community in the face of rising anti-Semitism.
Dr. Donald Sweeting discusses the importance of Thanksgiving and cultivating a grateful heart. He emphasizes that gratitude is not just beneficial for our health, but it is also a response to the blessings we have received from God. Dr. Sweeting mentions the practical reasons for giving thanks, such as improved physical health and mood. However, he believes that the main motivator for gratitude should be recognizing the countless blessings we have received from God. He references Psalm 103, which encourages us to bless the Lord and not forget His benefits. Dr. Sweeting also shares the stories of the Israelites in Deuteronomy 8 and the ten lepers in Luke 17 to illustrate the tendency to forget God’s blessings. He encourages people to be thankful for both the big and small things in life, and to remember that they have already won the lottery by being alive and healthy. Dr. Sweeting also addresses the challenge of finding gratitude in the midst of pain and suffering, emphasizing the importance of trusting in God’s sovereignty and the hope of eternal life.
Representative Mike Lynch joins Jeff Hunt on the Frontier Freedom Hour to discuss the recent policy debates and issues at the state Capitol. They specifically focus on tax relief for the people of Colorado and the lack of progress in reducing property taxes. Representative Lynch explains that while there was one bill that addressed tax relief, it only resulted in a minimal decrease in property taxes for one year. He criticizes the government for prioritizing special interest programs instead of providing meaningful relief to the average person. The conversation then shifts to the anti-Semitism displayed by Representative Elizabeth Epps during a committee meeting. Representative Lynch describes how his party maintained decorum and respect during her 40-minute tirade, but also highlights the emotional toll it took on Representative Ron Weinberg, a Jewish member of the Republican Caucus. Despite the chaos, Representative Lynch remains hopeful that the upcoming session will be more controlled and focused on the needs of the citizens. He emphasizes the importance of Christian conservative statesmanship in guiding the state of Colorado.