Happy New Year everyone!
We’re pre-recorded today’s program since we’re taking the holiday weekend off.
It’s time to re-run a classic 1991 debate between Dr. Malachi Martin, author of, “The Keys of this Blood: The Struggle for World Dominion between Pope John Paul II, Mikhail Gorbachev and the Capitalist West,” and Dave Hunt from Berean Call Ministries (www.thebereancall.org).
The debate from 20 years ago provides interesting insight as to where these to gentlemen thought we were headed as a western culture and how close we might be to seeing their predictions fulfilled.
Today’s program closes the “crisis window of 2009-2012,” which John predicted back in 2004-2005. His boralogue describes the real cliff we face: the loss of freedom, and outlines our assigned task in facing the next crisis window of 2014-2016.
Merry Christmas everyone!
As the global secularist press tries to put a happy face make on their collapsing Middle East narrative and its democracy-in-the-making claims, the Muslim Brotherhood extends its grasp on Middle Eastern countries. Professor Raymond Stock (www.meforum.org) is former professor of Arabic and Middle East Studies at Drew University, who lived in Egypt for two decades.
Then we’ll continue our “I”m-sick-and-tired-of-the-glop-I-hear-about-Christianity” thread. Where did the claims about the supposed hostility between science and religion originate? Was it really science that freed us from the darkness of religion or was it Christianity that set the groundwork for modern science? James Hannam (www.jameshannam.com) is author of “The Genesis of Science: How the Christian Middle Ages Launched the Scientific Revolution.”
John’s boralogue analyzes President Obama’s comments about gun control this week, demonstrating how they form a Hegelian dialectic which moves people toward a pre-determined outcome one step at a time.
Interviewed by John Loeffler, some of the church’s best apologists and authors address the players and doctrines (or lack of) of the Emergent Church movement.
Those interviewed are:
Pastor Gary Gilley (Pastor and Author)
- The Emergent Church
- Emergent views on Postmodernism
- The deconstruction of scripture within the Emergent movement
Ray Yungen (Author and Speaker)
- Contemplative/Centering prayer
- The heretical teachings of Thomas Merton and their effect on today’s Emergent leaders
- The New Age teachings and influence of Sue Monk Kidd
Johanna Michaelsen (Author and Speaker)
- The occult infiltration into today’s professing church
Mike Oppenheimer (Author and Speaker)
- The promotion and practice of Yoga within the Christian Church
- Use of the Labyrinth
- Jon Middendorf, the M7 Conference, and Wired Parish
Sandy Simpson (Author and Speaker)
- Methods used by false teachers to deceive God’s people
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As the mainline media keep prattling on about the fiscal cliff, John’s boralogue starts the program by explaining the real fiscal cliff a society falls off when money dies due to being over-inflated, causing social and economic chaos.
Next, we re-read a boralogue piece from five years ago (2007) entitled, “The Sad Road to Socialism,” to see how prescient that op-ed piece was regarding our current situation.
Another real cliff is the steady erosion of protective rights in the country, among them the right to presumption of innocence. With literally thousands of laws and regulations ever creating new crimes across the land, many innocent people are being jailed for violating laws or regulations they had no plausible way of knowing and had no intention of committing a crime. Houston-based attorney Robert Franklin (www.saveservices.org) is one of a chorus of rising voices rising about the serious issue of an over-criminalized society.
Finally we’ll open a new thread that will run through the new year entitled the “I’m-sick-and-tired-of-the-glop-I-hear-about-Christianity” segment.
Rodney Stark (www.rodneystark.com) is author of a new book entitled, “America’s Blessings: How Religion Benefits Everyone, Including Atheists.” He argues that much of what makes America more free and prosperous than many other countries is its foundation in Christianity.
Happy Chanukah for our Jewish listeners.
John’s extended boralogue commences with an overview of the fiscal cliff Kabuki theatre playing out in congress. Then it continues into the changing western perceptions of truth and how this affects political correctness and what the media report. John’s cites paragraphs from Melanie Phillips’s new book, “The World Turned Upside Down.”
From there we move into the guest segments, the first being Phyllis Schlafly from Eagle Forum (www.eagleforum.org). Mrs. Schlafly presents an exposition of how the three rules of political correctness are killing our ability to have meaningful discourse because they are not truth-based.
Then this theme is continued as we go for a summary of the changing Middle East chessboard and the distorted secular media view covering these conflicts. Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs Center (GLORIA) in Israel and his editorials appear at (www.pjmedia.com).
Today’s show is well-packed with information.