Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on September 2, 2020
4:00 – Kresta Comments
4:20 – “We have a sin problem, not just a skin problem”
Since the shooting of Jacob Blake last week, his mother, Julia Jackson, has called for an end to violence and rioting. Her pastor, James Ward Jr, is calling for America to come back to God to overcome its racial divides. Only the love of God can unify us and bring healing. Pastor James joins us, rescheduled from Monday.
5:00 – Forgotten Again: Christian Persecution Left Out of Iraq War Documentary
A new five-hour docuseries on the social impact of the Iraq War somehow fails to explore the plight of Iraq’s Christians and other persecuted minorities. How could such a big party of the story be left out, and what is the state of Christianity in post-caliphate Iraq? Stephen Rasche joins us.
5:20 – What would Martin Luther King have to say today?
Everyone know Martin Luther King for the work he did as an adult, perhaps most notably his August 28 “I Have a Dream” speech. But what about the young Martin Luther King who left his Atlanta home to attend divinity school in the North? And what would he have to say about today’s unrest? We’ll talk with Patrick Parr.