The church in America today generally communicates with the culture in one of two ways. Either we preach the gospel without regard to the cultural and personal context, or we simply react defensively to the symptomatic cultural ills. Therefore, God often comes across as largely irrelevant to the everyday life of the average American. Consequently, the culture ends up regarding us, along with God, as out of touch or, even worse, dangerous. In light of this, if the Bible is true, and God really exists, we must conclude we have failed to effectively communicate God to our culture. Our hope is that through this podcast we can all learn to use the symptomatic felt issues within our culture as springboards to address what underlies the cultural mindset in which we live and breathe, our view of God. What we believe to be true about God will determine how we live and relate to those around us .
This podcast was created specifically for the listener who ardently desires to bring about wholesale change within the American cultural mindset. It is designed with the listener who wishes to help frame the message that could ultimately allow us to win the war, not just individual battles. It is designed for the listener who wants to put the cornerstone, God himself, back into his proper place as the foundation upon which the American social and moral experience can be erected once again. It’s time to return to the basics, but in a relevant and understandable manner. We will only win the war for the soul of America by making God the central issue within the culture. There is no longer any other way to win. Our hope is that this weekly podcast conversation will help us to frame the “God” issue in a way that our fellow Americans can more readily understand and except. We trust that our conversation will help us collectively to recapture the soul of America so we may become the nation that is a shining light on a hill. That was the dream of our forefathers, and it is our dream as well. Our prayer is that we may understand our times and know what to do. Thanks for tuning in to the “God is the Issue” podcast .
Introduction to the God is the Issue Podcast
#1 GOD is the Issue—in EVERY Issue!
Is GOD really THE most important issue in the culture today? Bill Bright, founder of the largest Christian mission organization of the 20th century, said this: We can trace all our human problems to our view of God. Is that true? In this introductory podcast Brad shares his personal journey to discovering that God really is THE issue in EVERY issue. There IS hope for America and the world!
Fighting Symptoms or Winning the war - Impacting the Culture
#2 Fighting the Symptoms or Winning the War?
As a Christian in the midst of cancel culture, do you ever feel like you are playing Whack-a-mole, or like Don Quixote tilting with windmills? Abortion, homosexuality, transsexuality, divorce, racism, socialism, economics, illegal immigration, greed, poverty, lying, cheating, stealing and violence… the list goes on and on… is there a way to address the issues and actually win?
Jesus - The Master of Spin
#3 Jesus—the Master of Spin
Are you uncomfortable with the thought of Jesus as the “Master of Spin?” Most people are until they hear this message from Brad. You will be amazed at how shrewd Jesus was in “spinning” His message. You might just be inspired to apply His principles to your own conversations! If we want to be light in the darkness, we too must become masters of spin.
Abortion - Who does God love more?
#4 Abortion—Who does God love more?
The “Is it a Child or is it a Fetus?” debate is over. Even Whoopi Goldberg and Joe Biden recently referred to the fetus as a “child.” When an abortion is performed, a child dies. It is settled science. Therefore, the question we must answer is: Who does God love more, the mother or her unborn child? Brad discusses the current Supreme Court decision and how to make GOD the issue across the abortion divide.
Putin is a hero, only if…
#5 Putin is a hero, only if…
Putin’s ruthless attempt to subjugate the people of Ukraine horrifies all but the most callous among us. Today Brad explores the harsh reality that Putin is a hero (no matter how seemingly monstrous his actions may be) if a widely accepted modern scientific theory is the basis for morality.
The Constitution is King – Where Christians owe their allegiance
#6 The Constitution is King – Where Christians owe their allegiance
Romans 13:1 commands, “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established” (NIV). When these words were penned, one man ruled supreme in the Roman Empire—Caesar. But what does this passage mean for Christians today who live in a Constitutional Republic like the United States? Brad Bright’s insight is compelling, challenging, and critical to understand as the battle for America’s heart and soul intensifies.
GOD is the Issue Podcast with Brad Bright
Can’t wait for the next one! Great insight. Motivating and hopeful. I guess I can make a difference… with a little more help!