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I Don't Have Enough FAITH to Be an ATHEIST Dr. Frank Turek

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    The Top 3 Reasons Why Christians Should Be Involved in Politics | with Tony Perkins

    The Top 3 Reasons Why Christians Should Be Involved in Politics | with Tony Perkins

    Should Christians get involved with politics, or should we just stay out of the way because "religion and politics don't mix"? While some Christians have the tendency to idolize political influence, others have gone to the opposite end of the spectrum, choosing to completely shy away from engaging in public policy altogether. What does the Bible and common sense have to say about this?



    This week Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council who has worked with congress and presidents for decades, joins Frank to talk about the need for Christians to take politics seriously and use it as a means to advance the Gospel by protecting religious freedom and to love their neighbors by protecting them from evil for generations to come. As a pro-life/pro-family advocate and political leader with a background in both the U.S. Marine Corps and ministry, Tony will share some valuable insights into the current political landscape, urging Christians to actively participate in shaping laws and policies. During their conversation, Frank and Tony will answer questions like:



    How did Tony unexpectedly enter the realm of politics and why does he think more Christians should do the same?

    How can Christians be salt and light in the government and treat it as a mission field?

    What should Christians do when candidates for each party are morally compromised?

    How have Christians been negatively impacted by bad policies?

    What political issues can Christians disagree over?

    How can Christians and conservatives make real policy gains?



     



    A force for good in Washington, Tony will lay out just a few reasons why Christians should not only get involved in politics, but view it as a form of ministry. He and Frank will also address the latest controversy with Speaker of the House, Mike Johnson, explain the distinction between imposing religion and legislating morality, and lay out some of the key platform differences between Democrats and Republicans. And don't miss the conclusion to this eye-opening conversation as Tony returns next week for the midweek podcast!



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    Resources mentioned during the episode:



    Family Research Council: https://www.frc.org/



    FRC Voter Guides: https://frcaction.org/



    iVoterGuide: https://ivoterguide.com/



    Tony's website: TonyPerkins.com

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    The #1 Surprising Rule of Life | with J. Warner Wallace

    The #1 Surprising Rule of Life | with J. Warner Wallace

    Can Christians learn to love the same way God loves? Cold-case homicide detective turned Christian apologist, J. Warner Wallace, answers that question for us in his brand-new book 'The Truth in True Crime: What Investigating Death Teaches Us About the Meaning of Life.' But how exactly did researching some of his own murder investigations lead him to discover the truth about God's nature and His love for humanity?



    For this midweek podcast episode, Jim returns to talk more about his new book and to share what he's learned about marriage, justice, grace, and mercy through his deep study of contemporary true crime. What key quality is needed to be successful in life? Why do so many police officers struggle in their marriage? Why is pride such a dangerous sin? What's the distinction between shame and guilt? All of these questions and more will be addressed as Frank and Jim wrap up this intriguing and insightful two-part discussion!



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    • 44 min
    The Truth in True Crime with J. Warner Wallace

    The Truth in True Crime with J. Warner Wallace

    Have you ever wondered why America is so obsessed with death and murder, or why some of today's most popular podcasts, shows, and TV networks are all centered around the topic of true crime? What's the reason for our curiosity with murder and what life lessons can we learn from studying even the worst of these true crime stories?



    If you're a true crime junkie, this is the podcast episode for you! This week, our favorite cold-case homicide detective turned Christian apologist and author, J. Warner Wallace, sits down with Frank to talk about the inspiration behind his brand-new book, 'The Truth in True Crime: What Investigating Death Teaches Us About the Meaning of Life', which explores 15 life-truths that he discovered through his study of the Scriptures and some of his most notorious murder investigations. During their conversation, Frank and Jim will answer questions like:



    Why are women especially drawn to the genre of true crime?

    How do men and women view identity differently?

    What is the true cause of trauma and PTSD?

    What are two common ways that identity is formed in people?

    How does humility contribute to human flourishing?



    Later in the episode, Jim will open up about his own personal journey through an unexpected season of identity crisis and reveal the most shocking discovery he made while writing the book. Be sure to pick up your copy of 'The Truth in True Crime' and come back next week to hear the conclusion of Frank and Jim's discussion on how true crime exposes certain truths about human nature.



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    • 48 min
    How Censorship Endangers You | with Seth Dillon

    How Censorship Endangers You | with Seth Dillon

    How is today's censorship trend affecting your job, your child's education, and your medical healthcare of all things? And what about the political right? Are they as guilty of imposing censorship on society as the far left?



    For this midweek podcast episode, Seth Dillon, CEO of The Babylon Bee, returns to speak more about the issue of censorship and how it's restricting our freedoms in unimaginable and potentially devastating ways. Why are conservatives banning books from school libraries? How is wokism negatively impacting how doctors prescribe medicine? Is the distribution of porn protected under the First Amendment? And why can't comedians be funny anymore? All of these questions and more will be addressed as Frank and Seth continue this ongoing conversation about the fight for free speech!



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    Censoring the Babylon Bee? | with Seth Dillon

    Censoring the Babylon Bee? | with Seth Dillon

    What exactly constitutes "free speech" and falls under the protection of the First Amendment? As the political left increasingly advocates for (and often achieves) unconstitutional censorship, the line between what's permissible and what's not in public dialogue becomes increasingly blurred. In this age dominated by social media and cancel culture, who ultimately holds the authority in deciding what is or isn't allowed in the public square?



    This week, Seth Dillon, CEO of The Babylon Bee, sits down with Frank to discuss concerns about big tech's role in American censorship, why the Babylon Bee was censored, and how he's combating it through satire and comedy using his popular Christian news satire website lovingly dubbed, “the definitive source of fake news you can trust”. You'll also get to hear Seth's recent congressional testimony where he defended the right to free speech during the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology in Washington, D.C. During their conversation, Frank and Seth will answer questions like:



    What's the difference between regulating conduct and regulating speech?

    Why is the LGBTQ+ community aligning itself with the ideology of Muslim terrorists?

    What is the "woke mind virus" and why are younger generations more susceptible to it?

    Does America love dogs more than babies?

    Why are euphemisms so powerful and how is the radical left using them to their advantage?

    Why was The Babylon Bee willing to risk being de-platformed from Twitter prior to Elon Musk gaining ownership?



     



    Later in the discussion, Seth will talk about the inspiration and backstory behind some of The Babylon Bee's most hilarious headlines from this past week, touch on Vice President Kamala Harris' recent statements about abortion, share some helpful tips on how all content creators can push against big tech's attempt to silence you on social media, and unpack the worldview that's motivating the anti-Israel protests on U.S. college campuses. It's impossible to cram all of these topics into just one podcast episode, so be sure to join Frank and Seth on the upcoming midweek podcast for the conclusion of this important and eye-opening talk on censorship!



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    House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology (3/8/2023) ---- Preserving Free Speech and Reining in Big Tech Censorship



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    The Fuel Behind the Fire: Anti-Israel Protests & American Universities

    The Fuel Behind the Fire: Anti-Israel Protests & American Universities

    What's driving the anti-Israel protests storming college campuses all across America? Schools like Columbia University, UCLA, Emory, Harvard, and Yale have been hit with massive pro-Palestinian mobs that have led to hundreds of arrests and violent threats against the Jewish student populations. Why are these angry (yet seemingly sophisticated) mobs targeting college campuses and how have they successfully managed to recruit students to join in the madness even at the threat of expulsion?



    In this midweek podcast, John guides us through a conversation investigating the ongoing anti-Israel protests as he also breaks down the geopolitical, historical, theological, and prophetic backdrop. He'll also provide an update as to how the U.S. government is responding to these hostile demonstrations in real time and expose the true heart and motivation behind them. During the episode, John will answer questions like:



    What sparked this string of protests and what demands are being made?

    What would be the implications of a ceasefire from Israel?

    Why is a two-state solution impossible?

    How legitimate is the "Free Palestine" cause?

    What makes Israel a political barometer in the Middle East?

    If Hamas managed to defeat Israel, how would the U.S. be impacted?

    Why do many Muslims and citizens of Gaza support the flourishing of Israel?



    As you learn about the context surrounding the protests and the Israel-Hamas conflict, it'll become more and more apparent why Christian apologists should have a vested interest in the nation of Israel. Take a listen as John reveals how politics is playing a major role in the recent rise of antisemitism on college campuses in the U.S. and explores how the Islamic worldview continues to fuel hostility between Jews and Arabs in the Middle East. And please continue to pray for the safety of Israel and a peaceable end to this ongoing war.



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