Apr 27, 2019

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Not So Clear Conscience

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What can we learn about the media from their coverage of certain events over the past few weeks? In this week’s boralogue, John compares media reporting from the New Zealand mosque shootings and the Sri Lankan church bombings. Coverage depends on narrative – if the story supports the narrative, they run with it. If it doesn’t, they ignore it. That is your progressive news media in the 21st century.

Gender reassignment procedures are on the rise in Canada and some children are being taken away from protesting parents. Doctors are being forced to choose between their jobs and their consciences. Emilie Kao (www.heritage.org), Director of the Devos Center for Religion and Civil Society at the Heritage Foundation, joins us to discuss.

Trump Derangement Syndrome has reached a fever pitch in several areas of society including the media. We welcome author Blake Harris (www.blakejharris.com) to the show to give us a liberal’s point of view. He shows how those who support President Trump face repercussions – even if they are democrats, and he gives examples of how journalistic standards have fallen by the wayside.

Public schools need reforming but is there a need for reform in Christian schools as well? Ray Moore, Jr. (www.exodusmandate.org), Founder and Board President at Exodus Mandate, returns after many years away to discuss the need for reform, the surprising lack of support from pastors, and a hope for an eventual stop to the indoctrination of children.

John and Steve finish out the program this week discussing 2020 election theories and how the investigation battle between the Republicans and the Democrats is in full swing. Who will come out the winner remains to be seen but for one party, the smear campaign may boomerang back on them.

John’s quote of the week:
There is a doctrinal erosion going on across the board in religious institutions. It keeps going on generation after generation. Christians always arrive thinking they are going to fight a war, not realizing they are simply engaged in a losing mop-up operation for a war that they lost thirty years ago when they didn’t fight it.

In this week’s Extras segment, we play a couple of interviews from August 2012, one concerning the enforcement of blasphemy laws, the other a story about a Colorado business being forced to comply with government standards against their religious beliefs. The battle for freedom of speech and freedom of religion are ones we must win.

 

04/27/2019 Not So Clear Conscience

Podcast Episode Chapters – (Segment start time)

1 – John’s Boralogue – Narrative Determines Media Coverage (2:10)
2 – Emilie Kao – Freedom of Conscience in the Medical Transgender Issue (13:29)
3 – Blake Harris – Freedom of Speech Amid Unpopular Views (26:23)
4 – Blake Harris – Fight for Fair Journalism (39:46)
      John Loeffler – Trigger Warnings and Open-Mindedness (49:43)
5 – Ray Moore Jr. – Reform in Christian Schools (52:10)
6 – John & Steve – Looking Ahead to the 2020 Election (1:05:33)
7 – Extras Segment – Freedom of Speech & Religion from 2012 (1:18:27)

      End of Show (1:54:33)

 

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Apr 22, 2017

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Granddaddy of All Terrorist Groups

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Earlier this week, former NFL player and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in prison. In this week’s boralogue, John looks at suicide from a Christian perspective, showing that we all need the right spiritual guideposts to get us through the rough spots. It’s up to us to fit into God’s plan for us, not the other way around. As long as we have Christ as our guide, we will be OK, no matter what obstacles stand in our way.

What is one thing that a majority of terrorist groups around the world have in common? Cynthia Farahat (www.cynthiafarahat.com), Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum looks at the granddaddy of all terrorist organizations, the Muslim Brotherhood, who funds many other groups and is conducting a civilization jihad. She also explores historical connections between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Third Reich.

We have reported on the plight of Pakistani Christians for more than a year now. Joining us this week is Reverend James Luke (www.lcceast.ca) of the Lutheran Church Canada near Toronto, a Pakistani-born Christian who discusses his recent speech before the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees and how some in Pakistan are fighting back against the country’s rigid blasphemy laws.

Tensions with North Korea have reached a fevered pitch in recent weeks. Author and American foreign policy expert, Dr. Anne Pierce (www.annerpierce.com) examines the Trump administration’s foreign policy reset to one of peace through strength, the dangers posed by North Korea and its dictator, and possible links with Iran’s nuclear program.

John’s quote of the week:
“If emotions are your guide, you will fail. If your heart is your guide, you will fail. The heart is irrevocably corrupt. If false idols and purposes are your reference points, you will fail. But if the Holy Spirit is your guide, no matter how bad the storm you will succeed and all pain will be turned to joy and a blessing for you.”

This week during our Section 6 Intelligence Briefing, John discusses Islamism in Chechnya, end-times indicators, and goes over recent listener emails.

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Apr 23, 2016

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Not as it Seems

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Socialism is gaining popularity in the United States, from Bernie Sanders hawking free everything and demanding higher taxes to university curricula disparaging capitalism. In this week’s boralogue, John looks deeper at socialism and asks: why, after failing every time it has been implemented, would anyone ever consider it a viable option? Socialist regimes bemoan capitalism at every turn but ultimately seek it out when all the money runs dry. America needs to stand up now and shout down this failed system!

Chinese communist leaders are continuing a campaign of religious persecution across their country. Bob Fu (www.chinaaid.org), Founder and President of China Aid Association, examines the government’s motivations and shows that even legally sanctioned Christian churches are experiencing forced confessions, jail time, and even death.

Non-Muslims in Pakistan are persecuted as well through their dangerous blasphemy laws. Author and blogger Shamila Ghyas (www.twitter.com/ShamilaGhyas) gives examples of the laws’ power and goes on to explain that most Muslims are non-violent and need stand up to the extremists.

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador on April 16th, killing hundreds and injuring thousands. Wayne Stauble, a real estate developer in the country, describes the devastating aftermath of the quake and the need for preparedness in a time of crisis. Our prayers go out to those in Ecuador.

Finally, what exactly happened to Malaysian Airlines flight 370 in March 2014? H. Richard Austin (www.thecomingofarmageddon.com), financial analyst and author of The Coming of Armageddon, analyzes factual evidence of what happened to the flight and proposes that the plane was hijacked for future use in a terrorist event.

John’s quote of the week:
“The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of somebody else’s money. Socialism has never survived by itself and has always had to turn to capitalism to bail itself out.”

As always, join us online for our Section 6 intelligence briefing featuring analysis by John on important stories highlighting emerging geopolitical trends around the world.

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