Janet Mefferd Today
Summary: Podcast by Janet Mefferd Today
Can a woman be a pastor? Theological liberals have always said yes, but an increasing number of evangelical women are beginning to agree that women can preach and even be pastors. But all that matters is what God says about in His Word. I'll examine the biblical data with Dr. R. Scott Clark, Professor of Church History and Historical Theology at Westminster Seminary California. Don't miss this all-important discussion on Friday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
What is the truth about how the Bible came to us, and why it is that we can trust it? I'll talk it over with Dr. Greg Lanier, pastor and assistant professor at Reformed Theological Seminary and author of, "A Christian's Pocket Guide to How We Got the Bible." Plus: NPR interviews an abortionist and tells listeners there will be no debates! We'll talk about that and more on Thursday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
Studies show that only 4 percent of Generation Z has a biblical worldview. How can we understand the uniqueness of the next generation as we seek to help them embrace the Word of God? Christian apologist J. Warner Wallace. adjunct professor of apologetics at Talbot School of theology, Biola University, joins me to talk about it and his book, "So the Next Generation Will Know: Preparing Young Christians for a Challenging World." That's next time on Wednesday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
How do we impart biblical truth to the younger generations? I'll discuss it with Michael McAfee, director of Bible Engagement for Museum of the Bible and co-author of the book, "Not What You Think." Plus: More attacks on Christianity from homosexual Democrat mayor Pete Buttigieg, while pro-LGBT Taylor University students walk out on Vice President Mike Pence's commencement address. We'll talk about that and more on Tuesday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
As progressives work to undo what made America great, conservatives increasingly feel homeless in their own country. Is there a solution? I'll talk it over with Professor Bruce Frohnen, author of "Coming Home: Reclaiming America's Conservative Soul." Plus: Florida is about to ban anti-Semitic speech in its public schools, but what do we do about anti-Semitism in our federal government and beyond? Islamic scholar Dr. Andrew Bostom will weigh in on Monday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
Now that Alabama has banned nearly all abortions, is the long-awaited Supreme Court showdown over Roe v Wade in the offing? Clarke Forsythe, senior counsel at Americans United for Life, will weigh in. Plus: What role might Justice Clarence Thomas play in recovering an originalist perspective on the High Court? Historian Myron Magnet will join me to discuss his book, "Clarence Thomas and the Lost Constitution." That's next time on Friday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
The Apostle Paul wasn't just a man of action for the gospel; he was a man of prayer. What can we learn from his prayers to help us in our own intercession before the Lord? Pastor Alistair Begg, Bible teacher on Truth for Life, joins me to talk about his book, "Pray Big." Plus; Alliance Defending Freedom's Kevin Theriot updates us on the case of a church fighting to not have to pay for abortions. That and more on Thursday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
How can Christian pastors better care for the souls of their congregants? Pastor Paul Tautges joins me to discuss it and his book, "Discipling the Flock." Plus: How did an emphasis on social justice lead to the decline of the United Methodist Church? Thomas Wade talks about it and his book, "An Indictment of the American Clergy." That's next time on Wednesday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
"Social justice" and Marxist ideology are increasingly finding support among evangelicals, with some proponents even rejecting the idea of a free market or private property. Yet the Bible makes an explicit case for our natural, God-given right to private property and for capitalism. So why are we unclear on such "creational basics?" We'll talk about it with Dr. R. Scott Clark, professor of Church History & Historical Theology at Westminster Seminary California. That and more on Tuesday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
As Americans debate immigration and assimilation, why aren't we discussing the role that cultural differences play in the debate? Lawrence Mead, professor of politics and public policy at New York University, weighs in as we discuss his book, "Burdens of Freedom." Plus: What happened when Rocklin, California, parents pulled their kids out of public school in protest over a new LGBT curriculum? Rachel Crutchfield from Informed Parents of Rocklin will bring us up to speed on Monday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
How can we remain strong Christian influences in our children's lives as they grow older? Mike Berry joins me to talk about it and his book, "Winning the Heart of Your Child." And Proverbs 27 says: “Riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations.” So what should do about America's impending bankruptcy? Dr. Merrill Matthews, resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation. He is out with a new book, "On the Edge: America Faces the Entitlements Cliff." That's next time on Friday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
A new Canadian report on medical assistance in dying reveals some shocking statistics about the number of patients who have died at the hands of their doctors. We'll get the latest from bioethicist and attorney Wesley J. Smith, senior fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism. Plus: The Washington Times' Robert Knight weighs in on the Democratic Party's leftward lurch. That and more on the next JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
From beginning to end, the Bible reveals the scarlet thread of God's plan of redemption through Jesus Christ. We'll discuss it with Skip Heitzig, pastor-teacher of Calvary Church and author of "Bloodline: Tracing God's Rescue Plan from Eden to Eternity." Plus: A new, multi-ministry effort has been formed to promote biblical worldview education. I'll discuss it with Ray Moore, chairman of the Christian Education Initiative. That and more on the Wednesday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
What are the Top 20 objections to the gospel, and how can we answer them? Apologist and author Ray Comfort joins me to talk about them and his book, "Faith is for Weak People." Plus: Steve Tennes, owner of Country Mill Farms, talks about the latest in his case involving being banned from a local farmers market for his views on so-called same-sex marriage. Join us for Tuesday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
What does the Bible say about the meaning and purpose of suffering in the Christian life? And what can the life of Job and, ultimately, the life of our Lord Jesus Christ teach us about God's faithfulness? Rev. Melvin Tinker, vicar of St. John Newland, Hull, England, will join me to talk about his latest book, "If God is So Good, Why are Things So Bad?" Join us for that and more on Monday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.