We will skip the boralogue this week as John is busy preparing to speak this weekend at the Strategic Perspectives Conference in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
The program begins with our continuing series on the Amendments to the United States Constitution. Michael Connelly (michaelconnelly.jigsy.com and www.usjf.net), constitutional attorney and Executive Director of the U.S. Justice Foundation, will analyze amendments number 13 and 14.
We then transition to the topic of Eugenio Pacelli, or as he’s better known in history, Pope Pius XII, the pope during WWII. Francisco Gil-White (www.hirhome.com), Anthropology Professor at the Autonomous Institute of Technology in Mexico City, and Ron Rychlak (www.pius-xii.com), Law Professor at the University of Mississippi, participate in a roundtable debate about Pope Pius XII and the Catholic Church’s position on the Holocaust as well as its relevance to today.
Finally, the show closes with a discussion about religious freedom and same-sex marriage. Jeremy Tedesco (www.alliancedefendingfreedom.org), Senior Legal Counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, discusses how one ministry couple in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, could face stiff penalties from the city if they adhere to their Christian convictions and refuse to perform same-sex weddings at the local chapel they operate.
As a post script, John provides an update on the death sentence blasphemy case of Pakistani Christian mother Asia Bibi, currently in prison in Lahore.
John’s boralogue leads off today’s program by revealing the danger that free speech finds itself in today. He shows that the same people who espoused the right of free speech on campuses in the 1960s are the same people who are trying to quash the free speech rights of students at today’s colleges.
That will lead us to our first guest, Pastor Greg Young (www.pastorgregyoung.org), host of the radio show “Chosen Generations,” who discusses the decision of Houston’s mayor to subpoena any sermon notes or correspondences of local pastors who speak on the issue of homosexuality and the church.
We then close out our thread on the geopolitical relationship between Russia and China with Andrew Kuchins (csis.org/expert/andrew-c-kuchins), Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at CSIS, who speaks about the recent gas deal between the two countries as well as the shift of the world’s economic balance of power to the East.
Back by popular demand, Michael Connelly (michaelconnelly.jigsy.com/), Constitutional attorney and Executive Director of the U.S. Justice Foundation, goes beyond the Bill of Rights to begin examining the rest of the Constitutional amendments. Today’s topic: Amendment numbers 11 and 12.
Finally, we will speak with Georges Houssney (www.engagingislam.org), Founder and Director of Horizons International and author of the book, “Engaging Islam.” He examines the history of Christian-Muslim relations, and how Christians are called to engage them in love and speak to them about Jesus.
After a one-week hiatus, the boralogue is back! This week John explores the Catholic Church’s stance on many polarizing issues, how proponents on both sides of these issues are responding, and the delicate tightrope that Pope Francis is walking in a balance between position and relationship.
We then continue our thread on the geopolitical paradigm shifts occurring right now in Asia. Robert Haddick (www.socom.mil) is a special contractor with U.S. Special Operations Command and author of the new book, Fire on the Water. He joins us to discuss Chinese economic expansion and the increase in their military capabilities.
Next we pick up the issue of book-banning in libraries after one California school removed all books with a Christian message from their shelves. Brad Dacus with the Pacific Justice Institute (www.pacificjustice.org) rejoins the program to examine the constitutionality of this case.
Finally, we ask whether or not touch democracies can survive. We’ll delve into that and the democracy, tyranny, and the rights of the people in an interesting conversation with Rev. James Schall, S.J., (www.thecatholicthing.org & faculty.georgetown.edu/schallj), a Jesuit priest and Professor Emeritus in Political Science at Georgetown University.
Much to do so we’ll skip the boralogue today.
With the issue of Ebola on everyone’s mind, the subject of emergency preparedness in a time of pandemic is important to revisit briefly. Dr. Paul Williams, M.D., (www.whenallplansfail.com), author of the emergency preparedness series, When All Plans Fail, joins us to talk about what we can do.
Then we’ll pick up a thread of church history by examining the historic roots of replacement theology in the ancient church, how it has flowed to modern times, and left havoc in its wake. Dr. Daniel Juster (www.tikkunministries.org) premiers on the program from Jerusalem.
Listeners have asked how to solve the dilemma of supporting freedom of religion but at the same time recognizing the possibility that some form of stealth jihad is underway in Europe and the U.S. We’ll address that as Dr. Mark Christian, M.D, (globalfaithinstitute.org) is our next guest.
Finally, there’s a new highly-rated Ken Burns documentary on PBS about the Roosevelts, both Teddy and Franklin. Unfortunately, despite being a quality production, the documentary repeats some of the myths about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration and its effects on the Great Depression. Stephen Moore from the Heritage Foundation (www.heritage.org) joins us to set some records straight.