Janet Mefferd Today
Summary: Podcast by Janet Mefferd Today
The Lord Jesus Christ told us to turn the other cheek and to forgive those who have wronged us. But is there ever any biblical justification for walking away from a damaging individual? I'll talk it over with Gary Thomas, writer-in-residence at Second Baptist Church in Houston and author of the book, "When to Walk Away: Finding Freedom from Toxic People." That and more on Monday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
Our sons may look like young boys or teenagers to us, but they're really future men who need to be raised biblically. Pastor Mike Fabarez, speaker on the Focal Point radio program, will join me to talk about it and his book, "Raising Men, Not Boys: Shepherding Your Sons to Be Men of God." Plus: Author Jack Alexander discusses finding freedom from the fear of not having enough. His book is called, "The God Guarantee." That and more on Friday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
As Marxism gains ground across our culture, how are socialists working to affect our elections and change our country? Even worse, how are Marxists working inside our Bible-believing churches to shift evangelical votes to the Left and undermine sound biblical theology? I'll talk it over with author and filmmaker Trevor Loudon, who exposes it all in the upcoming film, "Enemies Within the Church." Don't miss Thursday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
The postwar consensus saw a world of openness and cooperation. But that consensus is breaking down with increasing speed. I'll talk about it with R.R. Reno, editor of First Things and author of the new book, "Return of the Strong Gods: Nationalism, Populism, and the Future of the West." That and a lot more on Wednesday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
The Bible is the most popular book of all time, but fewer people are reading it and believing it. Why does the Bible matter today? Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby, stops by to discuss his new release, "This Beautiful Book." Plus: How is Soros-laced progressivism already demonstrating its dirty election tricks, especially in evangelical circles? We'll discuss that and more Tuesday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
In 1644, Scottish churchman Samuel Rutherford gave the world a biblical defense of politics in his seminal book, "Lex Rex." How can Christians today recapture this truth that "the Law is King" in defending our republic today? I'll talk it over with Dr. Michael Milton, interim provost at Erskine Theological Seminary and author of, "Foundations of a Moral Government." Plus: Ace Collins talks about his book, "Stories behind the Songs and Hymns about Heaven." That and more on the next JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
A growing number of political conservatives, some of whom claim to be Christians, say homosexuality is no longer an issue in a culture war. This, even as nearly 100 LGBT candidates just won election nationwide, a dad fights against gender transitioning for his son and drag queen story hours proliferate. Who will fight the culture war against the growing LGBT tyranny in our country? I'll discuss it with Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality, on Friday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
As evangelicalism struggles with the growing influences of cultural Marxism and social justice on our historically conservative churches, what can we learn from the same fight that's been taking place for years within Roman Catholicism? Michael Hichborn, founder and president of the Lepanto Institute, explains the history of how Marxism took hold in Catholic institutions -- and offers thoughts on ways that conservative Protestants can fight back, before it's too late. Join us for Thursday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY
What are some new answers we can give skeptics who question God, Jesus Christ and the authority of Scripture? Dr. James Emery White, senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church, joins me to talk about it and his book, "Christianity for People Who Aren't Christians." Plus: The Gospel Coalition is gearing up to change conservative evangelicals' voting patterns in 2020, but will anybody listen to them? We'll talk about that and more on the next JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
First Baptist Church of Naples, Florida, is calling for a new vote to hire an African-American pastor amid accusations of member racism and compromised election integrity. But some members say the story's not true and claim the church is threatening and even ejecting them. What's really going on? I'll discuss it with pastor and blogger J.D. Hall. Plus: Ex-Christian Joshua Harris says - with no irony! - that Trump voters are damaging the gospel and the church. We'll discuss that and more on Tuesday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
What's going on in the Southern Baptist Convention? The supposedly conservative Dr. Al Mohler will be nominated to become the SBC's new president, but what about all those social-justice warriors at his seminary? ERLC head Russell Moore, who distanced himself from the word "evangelical" in 2016, now says that word could be "born again" (hint: it's political). And the onetime ERLC fellow who openly endorsed Revoice is now joining the faculty at a Southern Baptist seminary. What does it all say about the future of the SBC? We'll talk about it all on the next JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
Why is the Left so upset about the death of the Islamic State caliph under the leadership of President Trump? Islamic expert and author Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch, will join me to talk about it. Plus: Americans United for the Separation of Church and State are demanding an investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for talking about his Christian faith. First Liberty Institute's Jeremy Dys weighs in on the next JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
How have both the Democrat and Republican parties stayed afloat for so many years, when other parties have come and gone? Michael Barone, senior political analyst for the Washington Examiner, joins me to discuss his book, "How America's Political Parties Change (And How They Don't). Plus: The Austin Independent School District is waging war on families with a radical new sex-ed curriculum. We'll discuss that and more on the next JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
Do Christians give God a bad name? Mary Jo Sharp, assistant professor of apologetics at Houston Baptist University, joins me to talk about it and her book, "Why I Still Believe: A Former Atheist's Reckoning with the Bad Reputation Christians Give a Good God." Plus: Why is gospel music star Kirk Franklin boycotting any future involvement with the Dove Awards? We'll talk about it. That and more on the next JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
Is there an effective way to keep the gospel fresh as we try to reach the millennial generation with the timeless truth about Jesus Christ? I'll talk it over with Daniel Rice, author of "#Gospel: Life, Hope and Truth for Generation Now." Plus: How can reason and logic from common experiences of our daily reality help us to understand the truth about God and His creation? Leo Severino joins me to discuss it and his book, "Going Deeper." That and more on Tuesday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.