Mar 2, 2019

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Reforming Backward

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In order to reform, a country and its leaders must be willing and ready to do so. In this week’s boralogue, John looks at the failure of socialism in Venezuela and its creeping rise in America. Reform is needed in both countries but how that shakes out, who will relentlessly fight against it, and whether or not it will be successful remains to be seen. Reformation is a double-edged sword: hopefully America will choose the correct way to do it.

We have asked before if Islam can be reformed. This week, we seek the answer from a former Iranian Muslim who has converted to Christianity. Shahram Hadian (www.tilproject.com), Founder of the Truth in Love Project, is back with us to discuss the history of Islam, ways to combat those who shout, ‘Islamophobe!’, and how Islam is actually reforming – just backward to its origins.

Fresh from his trip to Pennsylvania, John welcomes his fellow conference presenter Pastor Robert Johnessee (www.foi.org) who is the Church Ministries Representative at the Friends of Israel. Pastor Johnessee recounts his experience with those who are trying to influence the church with PC narratives and how to bridge the gap between two ideological sides.

John finishes up the show this week giving a brief and sobering persecution update.

John’s quote of the week:
“Reformers, even though the need is obvious to many many people, meet tremendous opposition because the system and its corruption have benefited many many people. Those are the swamp critters and they love the warmth and the rottenness that corruption has brought them. They are not going to go along with reform.”

In this week’s Extras segment, we fire up the way back machine to an interview from February 2015 where John speaks with Bill Federer. He gives a history of Islam throughout the Middle East and Europe and how it has affected several key events in history.

 

03/02/2019 Reforming Backward

Podcast Episode Chapters – (Segment start time)

1 – John’s Boralogue – Reform is Needed (2:00)
2 – Shahram Hadian – Origins of Islam (13:29)
3 – Shahram Hadian – Reforming Backward (26:23)
4 – Shahram Hadian – Questioning the Reformers (39:46)
      John Loeffler – Lack of Intellectual Integrity (47:45)
5 – Robert Johnessee – Palestinian Influence in the Christian Church (52:40)
6 – Robert Johnessee – Trying to Bridge the Gap (1:05:03)
      John Loeffler – Persecution Update (1:10:07)
7 – Extras Segment – Bill Federer from 2015: History of Islam (1:17:56)

                  End of Show (1:49:52)

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Jul 7, 2018

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Value Added Constitution

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Will the ideas and freedoms our Founding Fathers established in July 1776 continue to stand or will it morph into something unrecognizable? In this week’s boralogue, John looks at how the First Amendment is being used to protect speech from some people but is being pummeled in relation to others’ speech. When they agree, speech is free. When they don’t, it’s not. The freedoms in the Constitution must stand for our country to remain standing.

A debate has sprung up about court decisions and how values should be incorporated into them. But who determines society’s values? Caroline Lewis (www.carolineclewis.com), writer and owner of Percipio Communications, points out the hypocrisy of those who say laws don’t matter but then want you to live by their laws when they finally enact them.

Will Islam ever reform toward modernity? Dr. Zhudi Jasser (www.aifdemocracy.org), President and Founder of American Islamic Forum for Democracy, defines Islamic precepts and sharia law and asks: how do we push past political correctness and start truly discussing the important issues?

Can education be reformed in order to be fair to all students, regardless of race? Horace Cooper (www.nationalcenter.org), Chairman of the Project 21 National Advisory Board, advocates for a move away from government and bureaucracy and toward family, morality, and school choice. Only then can problems truly be solved.

We finish this week with author and Executive Editor at Tor/Forge Books Robert Gleason who discusses danger within some countries’ nuclear programs, including a fictional account from his new book – one that could become true if we’re not careful.

John’s quote of the week:
The problem with hate speech laws is that the determination of what is and what is not hate is a value judgment that’s very hard to quantify or qualify in law. How do you know when you’re violating this law or when you’re not?

Section 6 is taking a week off to recover from celebrating our nation’s 242nd birthday. But it will return next week for more in-depth analysis of today’s global stories.

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Delivered as a special address on Memorial Day 2015, at Candlelight Christian Fellowship. John poses the Shall Not Have Died in Vain – 48 min.question: “Did all the brave men and women who gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy, die in vain?” What has divided our country since before the Civil War, and widened the rift in recent decades?

How can we redeem our freedoms and ensure the God-given liberty our founders intended for generations to come? This may be one of the most important speeches of John’s career as he lays out where we’ve come from as a nation and what’s needed to regain our republic.

 

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