Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on April 19, 2018
4:00 – What do we know about the life of Paul?
For centuries, Paul, the apostle who “saw the light on the Road to Damascus” and changed dramatically from zealous Pharisee persecutor to devoted follower of Jesus, has been one of the church’s most widely cited early teachers. Yet for leading New Testament scholar and Anglican bishop N. T. Wright, most Bible scholars and pastors have not fully grasped what Paul was actually doing and why.
5:00 – The Christian Response to Persecution
The Under Caesars Sword conference in Rome explored the various challenges Christians face around the world and how they respond to those challenges. It was led by Tim Shaw and Dan Philpott, who join us with an overview.
5:20 – Lessons from the Ashes of Waco
Twenty-five years ago today, FBI tanks smashed into the ramshackle home of the Branch Davidians outside Waco, Texas. After the FBI collapsed much of the building atop the residents, a fire erupted and 76 corpses were dug out of the rubble. Unfortunately, the American political system and media have never faced the lessons from that tragic 1993 day. James Tabor was there on that fateful day, and he was there again today. He joins us.