Talking about the “Things That Matter Most”
4:00 – Kresta Comments
4:20 – The 50 Countries where it’s most dangerous to follow Jesus
In 2021, modern-day persecution against Christians is at an all-time high—with numbers increasing at an alarming rate. Research for the Open Doors’ 2021 World Watch List shows that today, more than 340 million people worldwide face persecution and discrimination for their faith. That’s 1 in 8 Christians who are targeted, discriminated against and attacked for following Jesus. Open Doors CEO David Curry joins us.
4:40 – What Happens when Prophecies Don’t Come to Pass?
In the months leading up to the election, a number of Evangelical and Charismatic preachers declared that they had received direct messages from God that Donald Trump would win reelection. What did they do when it did not come to pass? Should we regard these people as false prophets, or something else? Julia Duin joins us.
5:00 – What does it mean to be Human?
“At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.” So said Justice Anthony Kennedy in the 1992 Supreme Court case Planned Parenthood v Casey. This viewpoint that defines humans by their capacity to choose is pervasive in American law and policy, but it disregards a stubborn fact – we are naturally limited to be dependent on others. Carter Snead has more.
5:40 – PETA Declares “Speciesism” A Social Justice Issue
In a recent tweet, PETA brought attention to another alleged stain on our society – speciesism; in other words, favoring the human race over animal “races.” PETA claims that this is manifested in our everyday language; when we say a sloppy person is a “pig” or a treacherous politician is a “snake,” we are practicing speciesism. Al shares some thoughts.