The Kubik Report

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My podcast has you in mind. The varied content ranges from news, social issues, and perspectives of experts who may have particularly insightful views and give clarity on what is happening around us.

Our content is intended for a general audience—just like a newspaper or magazine that has sections for various people hoping that they will also read the areas where they may have a lesser interest.  So, follow your interests and discover new ones.

I want our discussions to lead to a deepening of your faith and service to others as well as well as greater purpose and meaning to your life.  

I call my podcast The Kubik Report so that it will be easy to remember and find. Just type those words into any browser address bar—and there we are!

We are also found on most major podcasting platforms in addition to the ones listed. We would love your feedback and suggestions to vkubik@gmail.com.

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Episodes

Monday Jan 29, 2024

Steve Buchanan discusses his observation of living in Tucson, Arizona, only 60 miles from the Mexican border.  Very timely, up-to-date discussion about what's going on with the worst border crisis in history, in which 302,000 illegal aliens entered the United States in December alone.  
Two excellent Twitter sources mentioned in the podcast 
@Michael_YonBen Berquam.   His Twitter account is not active.
 
Be sure to check out Steve Buchanan's newsletter at
 
https://worldnewsandprophecyreview.com/home/

Thursday Jan 25, 2024

Les Booth is a Creative Collaboration Architect specializing in many diverse fields ranging from AI to Fly-fishing.  I have known Les for almost 28 years, and he helped me in the infancy of developing my first websites.  Here, he gives a knowledgeable perspective about AI, which is hot news yet a concept known for many decades.  
Part 1 tells us what AI is, its capabilities, and its very quick development as quickly growing computer memory and speed have made miraculous things happen.  

Friday Jan 19, 2024

Listen to learn more about the importance of communication skills that you can learn that are vital for a leader's effectiveness and connectivity with those he leads.
The heart and core of most global conflict is a lack of communication skills.  We are not born with them. They must be learned.  We will discuss with you some basics of human communication and how we can begin to develop more positive skills. 

On Courage - Victor Kubik

Sunday Jan 14, 2024

Sunday Jan 14, 2024

I’d like to go back to an address I made to the General Conference of Elders of the United Church of God on May 2, 2020.  This was to be our biggest conference yet, celebrating 25 years of the United Church of God’s existence.  We planned for 80% of the ministry to come to Cincinnati, OH for the special event.  As it turned out, this date was in the midst of the darkest days of COVID-19 pandemic.  The in-person conference was canceled.  I did speak to our ministry, but it was in an empty room with everyone listening online wherever they were in the world.
Our theme for Conference was Conviction, Commitment and Courage. 
I chose to speak about Courage as it applied to our outlook on the world and how we need to face challenges in doing our Work, such as in the time of COVID which we were in and didn’t know how things would work out. 
I was inspired to post this as a podcast because of a person who wrote to me how they found this message online and how it helped her face a current life’s trial.
So, here it is...going back to May 2, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Monday Dec 25, 2023

On Thursday July 13, 2023 Aaron and Michelle Dean and Bev and I were invited to the Church of God Seventh Day Conference held in Covington, Kentucky this year. About 1000 people were in attendance. We had dinner with Loren Stacy, President of the Church of God Seventh Day and his wife Karen as well as elder Mike Wallace.
This is my interview with Mike Wallace. 
At the conference we had a wonderful evening reminiscing about our “recent” relationship going back 30 years when first visiting the COG7 Headquarters in Denver, CO and further back to the days when Herbert Armstrong fellowshipped with them. It was good to talk about their work in training ministers and leaders in their ARTIOS Christian College which has a well-developed training curriculum. We also talked about evangelism and working with Young Adults where they have been successful. COG7 has 200,000 members worldwide. Wonderful evening. At the evening worship service I met many people with whom we’ve had contact with over the years.

Monday Dec 25, 2023

The Flood was more than an epic event.  It communicated key messages in God's Plan of Salvation for a world without sin.  
Key elements identified 
1. A world coming to a dead end 1almost 1700 years after creation of man.
2. Fixing the blame. Christ preached to the demons
3. The need to start again. God's Way will prevail
4. Repentance 
5. Salvation
 
A great resource to understand I Peter 3:19-21 is a sermon by Mitchell Knapp
htt1ps://www.ucg.org/sermons/christ-preached-to-the-spirits-in-prison
 

Friday Dec 22, 2023

Noah's flood was confirmed by Jesus Christ, Peter and Paul.  It's more than a story...it has end-time implications.  Don Hooser talks about the story of the flood from Genesis 6-8.  Part one of two....Part 2 coming soon.

Sunday Dec 17, 2023

I have known Steve Buchanan for about 40 years.  We have covered the same territory over this time.  Hear his candid impressions his career, changes of course, triumphs and setbacks.  
Steve is a multi-faceted and multi-talented peer whom I have admired over the years.  He publishes a newsletter World News and Prophecy  that you are welcome to subscribe to online at 
https://worldnewsandprophecyreview.com/
Steve can be reached at 
stevekbuchanan@icloud.com
 
 
 

Monday Dec 11, 2023

From Italy, a replay of a very popular podcast from October 2022   I spoke to a dear friend Paul Spenser who lives in Mjolby, Sweden.  He is originally from the Isle of Man located in the Irish Sea between Ireland and England.  We first met in 1995. 
This podcast was recorded in Italy in October 2022 at United Church of God’s Fall Festival in Saubaudia about one hour north of Rome.
Through unfortunate circumstances in his life, Paul has become a single parent.   He has three children who are growing now through their teen years.  My wife Bev and I really enjoyed seeing them last year.  
In this podcast he speaks about his life, his homeland the Isle of Man and about his life’s journey as an isolated Christian and tells us how he copes. 
 

Thursday Nov 30, 2023

When Christ returns, will He find faith on the earth?   The indication is that there will be little faith, if any.  
But, in the midst of spiritual darkness, there are bright spots and I want to discuss one.
This is a story of believers in remote Zambia who came to believe and wished to be baptized.  But, remoteness and other obstacles that I describe kept them waiting.  They still met weekly,  Through perseverance and patience along with setbacks, they prevailed. I was privileged to baptize them in April 2011 in Lusaka, Zambia.  
This article appeared in the March/April 2022 Beyond Today magazine. 

Sunday Nov 26, 2023

Chuck Smith, Senior Pastor for the United Church of God, recounts his experiences, triumphs, and setbacks in the Caribbean.  He and his wife, Mary have served this area for ten years as pastor and ten additional years previously as volunteers.  
He speaks about the Bahamas, Guyana, Haiti, Cuba, Puerto Rico and more.  
Great stories!  
 

Saturday Nov 18, 2023

Tina Kuo Graham speaks about her faith and how God has worked with her.  She is Director of Operations at East Gates Ministries (https://eastgates.org/) dedicated to serving and equipping churches in China. She is married to Ned Graham who is the President of East Gates and the youngest son of of the late Evangelist Billy and Ruth Graham.  
Tina also has a love for Israel and studying God's Word. 
In this compelling, personal interview Tina shares her story and gives her her perspective on the Israel-Hamas war.  
I have worked with Tina back when we both worked at the Worldwide Church of God. I have consulted with her over the years about matters relating to China and now Israel. 
Date of the interview:  Friday, November 17, 2023

Monday Nov 13, 2023

This episode was recorded 33 years ago at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena, California.  Bev and I had just returned from the USSR.  I found this message among tapes I almost discarded.  I was so fascinated by what I heard after 33 years that I want to share it with you on The Kubik Report.
I talk about our work with Radio Leningrad and our friendship with people where faith in Christ was now allowed openly. 
This is my first message to the Church in Pasadena after moving there from Minneapolis.
 
 

Monday Nov 06, 2023

We speak again to returning guest Roman Grynyshyn from Kyiv, Ukraine who has done two previous podcasts on The Kubik Report.  We also talk to  Ukrainian Reporter, Ihor Samoylenko, who writes for Grain, the premier Agriculture newspaper in Ukraine.  He stopped by our home while on tour in the United States with Roman. 
In this compelling interview, we talk about where the Ukrainian nation is at as it comes closer to the two-year mark of a cruel war on the Ukrainians. 
In this podcast, Roman translates Ihor's stories about his personal experiences.  
Both men live in Kyiv. Roman, his wife Lesya, and three children visited us a year and a half ago in Cincinnati.   
http://wrru.org
 

Friday Oct 27, 2023

Author Melvin Rhodes has written two of the most widely requested pieces of literature in the United Church of God.  One is 
The Middle East in Bible Prophecy
https://www.ucg.org/bible-study-tools/booklets/the-middle-east-in-bible-prophecy
and 
Seven Prophetic Signs Before Jesus Returns 
https://www.ucg.org/bible-study-tools/bible-study-aids/seven-prophetic-signs-before-jesus-returns
Melvin and I discuss the very latest in this tragic situation.  Past, Present and Future.
 
Mel Rhodes Place  (The Blog)
https://melvinrhodes.wordpress.com/
 
Posted October 27, 2023

Monday Oct 16, 2023

Scott Ashley, Managing Editor of Beyond Today magazine as well as many other United Church of God publications and I talk about his recent return from Israel.  He was in Jerusalem when Hamas coordinated a massive strike against Israel killing thousands of people.  
In this insightful interview, Scott talks about the constant conflict and its origins and sanction by the Quran.  He discusses the recent history of Israel and Gaza.
Great information!

Wednesday Oct 04, 2023

A candid discussion with a group of teens and young adults who use social media.  This roundtable took place on October 1, 2023 at the Feast of Tabernacles in Cincinnati, Ohio.  They talked about how they use it, what they sau and to whom they say it.  Dangers noted and advice given.  

Sunday Oct 01, 2023

Anthony Rees was promoted to Chief of Police in Union Township on Clermont County, Ohio in March 2023.  In this interview Anthony gives insight into the responsibility of providing protection to 50,000 citizens and what those duties entail.  He speaks about his work with mental health, homelessness, the makeup of the police department, women police officers and much more.  
This is our fourth podcast that we hope you will find enlightening. 

Thursday Sep 14, 2023

The First Annual Gear Grinders Classic event was held on September 10th in Northern Minnesota.   It was a bike ride from Gooseberry Falls State Park in Minnesota on the North Shore of Lake Superior participated in about almost 20 people (including me and my son Michael)  who enjoyed a weekend of fellowship, great food, Church services and THIS INTERACTIVE PODCAST!   
We held an open discussion about how we can better share our faith in doing our part in preaching the Gospel.  You will hear the insightful comments made by 
Andy Lee
Michael Kubik
Dan Laustad
Shari Gjesvold
Scott Gjesvold
Tammy DeVilbiss
Tony Stith
Elizabeth Stith
JR Landgren

Sunday Sep 03, 2023

Tim Pebworth and I talk about what the United Church of God and LifeNets are doing around the world.   He is in Abidjan, in the Ivory Coast when we do this interview.
 
Related links
Weekly Sabbath Services in French from Bordeaux.  9:00 an Eastern time US
https://edunie.ucg.org/membres/nouvelles/assemblees-zoom
 
https://lifenets.org/water-struck-in-deep-borehole-for-blole-cote-divoire/
https://lifenets.org/category/congo/
From the Pan Africa Conference of Leaders late August 2023: 
 
 
 

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