Janet Mefferd Today
Summary: Podcast by Janet Mefferd Today
How did Christianity thrive in its first three centuries as believers rejected the gods of Rome? I'll discuss it with Dr. Larry Hurtado, emeritus professor in the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh and author of "Destroyer of the Gods." Plus: How do you cope when God has given you a special-needs child? Jen Forsthoff will share her thoughts from her book, "Chosen for Charlie." That's next time on Thursday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
We often laugh about college students wanting "safe spaces." But how are their campuses turning on traditional Western ideals, threatening free speech and indoctrinating students with socialism - and is there any way out? Cliff Kincaid, director of the AIM center for Investigative Journalism, joins me to discuss his book, "Marxist Madrassas: The Hostile Takeover of High Education in America." That's next time on Wednesday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
What were the first words of Jesus Christ? They might not be what you think! Stu Epperson Jr. joins me to talk about them. And how can we honor the Lord with our finances? I'll discuss it with Greg Baumer, author of "God and Money." Be sure to join us for the Tuesday edition of JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
"For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Join me next time as we celebrate what this day is all about: our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You won't want to miss our Christmas edition of JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran scores a win in court; we'll talk about it. President Trump also scores a big win with his tax legislation; we'll get some thoughts on it from Penny Nance, CEO and president of Concerned Women for America. And Dr. Gregory Jantz weighs in on finding hope in the Lord after abuse as we discuss his book, "Healing the Scars of Childhood Abuse." That's all next time on Friday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
Has the Right-Left axis given way to one that can be described as the corrupt vs. the virtuous? Frank Buckley, Foundation Professor at George Mason University's Scalia School of Law, joins me to talk about his book, "The Republic of Virtue." Plus: Politico says liberal, pro-LGBT religious figure Jen Hatmaker is the victim of mean evangelicals. I'll give you my thoughts on Thursday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
How are the online tech giants silencing Christians and conservatives? I'll discuss it with The Stream's Rachel Alexander. Plus: As North Korea continues its threats to America, the U.S. Navy's combatant fleet is at its lowest level since before World War I. Why is American seapower at the level it is, when we note the threats to American security that are all around us? I'll talk about it with Seth Cropsey, former Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy, and author of the book, "Seablindness." That and more on Wednesday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
A recent survey shows 20 of the top 100 Christmas songs have nothing to do with Jesus. It's one of the many reasons we need to continue to sing and appreciate Christmas carols. I'll talk it over with modern hymn writer and author Keith Getty. Plus: Politico reports that former President Obama gave a free pass to terror group Hezbollah’s drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations to solidify that terrible Iran nuclear deal. We'll talk about that and more on Tuesday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
Atheists and skeptics say the Bible is full of contradictions. Closer examination of the passages in question show that's not true, but how do we prepare in order to prove it? I'll talk it over with Christian astrophysicist Dr. Jason Lisle, founder of the Biblical Science Institute and author of the new book, "Keeping Faith in an Age of Reason." That and more on Monday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
New research shows the majority of born-again Christians in America don't feel a responsibility to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others. How can this be, and how do we help restore the sense of urgency all Christians should have to evangelize? I'll talk it over with John Sorensen, president and CEO of Evangelism Explosion International. Plus: There's been a big victory scored against the baby body-parts industry. We'll tell you about that and more on the next Friday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
How can we apply the biblical model of creation to the field of astronomy? Dr. Danny Faulkner, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina Lancaster, joins me to talk about his book, "The Expanse of Heaven: Where Creation and Astronomy Intersect." Plus: Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel, on what's next for transgenders in the military. That's next time on Thursday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
What does the future look like for Judge Roy Moore? We'll talk about it as the results of the Alabama Senate race are revealed. Plus: Dr. Matthew Boedy from the University of North Georgia discusses his research on how pastors addressed the 2016 presidential election from their pulpits. And Concerned Women for America's CEO Penny Nance on why the Jack Phillips case matters for Christians. That's all next time on Wednesday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
Author William Paul Young has had a huge influence on evangelicals through his bestselling books, "The Shack" and "Lies We Believe About God." But how many evangelicals know about Young's belief in universal reconciliation and his heretical take on basic Christian doctrines? James DeYoung, professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Western Seminary, unpacks it all as we discuss his new book, "Lies Paul Young Believes About God." That's next time on Tuesday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
Is there a way that we can have a better biblical perspective on the whole subject of death and dying? Dr. Timothy Sisemore joins me to discuss it and his book, "Finding God While Facing Death." Plus: The Charlotte Lozier Institute's Bobby Schindler explains the dangers of state laws governing hospital patients who are in a persistent vegetative state. That and more on Monday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
Why was President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel so significant? We'll talk it over with Penny Nance, CEO and president of Concerned Women for America. Plus: What should we know about the lesser-known figures in the Bible who served vital roles in the spread of Christianity to the world? Ryan Lokkesmoe, lead pastor of Real Hope Community Church, joins me to discuss his book, "Paul and His Team: What the Early Church Can Teach Us About Leadership and Influence." That's next time on Friday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.