Janet Mefferd Today
Summary: Podcast by Janet Mefferd Today
The Trump-Russian collusion narrative has collapsed and died, and now the American people are learning the real collusion was on the Left. How high did it go? I'll talk it over with Andrew McCarthy, former federal prosecutor and author of the new book, "Ball of Collusion." Plus: What kind of influence is Christianity having on the Hong Kong protests? I'll talk it over with Helen Raleigh from The Federalist. Join us for Monday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY
The political discourse of our time regularly equates Christians to "supremacists" and touts Christianity as a backward worldview with no place in a modern society. But it's actually not a new narrative; it's the exact language and tone coming out of the Parliament of the World's Religions. Carl Teichrib, author of "Game of Gods," explains how the political words we hear find their root in what the exponents of Pagan spirituality are actually saying on the global stage. That's on Friday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
A California Senate committee will soon consider ACR 99, the resolution that tells churches and counselors to no longer attempt to change “a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity,” because it's “ineffective, unethical and harmful.” Jonathan Keller, president of the California Family Council, joins me for an update. Plus: Pastor Brian Noble stops by to discuss his book, "The Path of a Peacemaker." That and more on Thursday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
Is there a way for Christian teachers in the public-school setting to disseminate the truth of God's Word to their students? Author Jay Jusino joins me to discuss his book, "Truth is Fallen in the Street: Examining the Pedagogy of Christian Teachers in Public Schools." Plus: NeverTrumper Ben Howe is scolding his fellow evangelicals as the “Immoral Majority” for supporting the president. But why should Christians take advice from the same pundit who backed Hillary Clinton in 2016? That and more on Wednesday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
Romans 3:28 says, "A man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law," but James 2:24 says, "A man is justified by works and not by faith alone." How can both statements be true simultaneously? I'll talk it over with Chris Bruno, assistant professor at Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis and author of the book, "Paul vs. James: What We've Been Missing in the Faith and Works Debate." That and more on Tuesday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
The Muslim Brotherhood-linked Council on American Islamic Relations is out with a new report on the American "Islamophobic" network. But it's just a ruse to try to starve groups out of existence that are telling the truth about Islamist threats to our country. I'll talk about it with Jim Simpson, author of, "The Red-Green Axis 2.0." Plus: A mainline Lutheran denomination has now declared itself a "sanctuary church body." We'll talk about that and more on Monday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
The modern West was built upon the foundation of the Bible. Can American society be renewed by a return to God's Word? Vishal Mangalwadi, known as "India's foremost Christian intellectual," will talk about it as we discuss his new release, "This Book Changed Everything." Plus: Is all this "white supremacy" talk really about Neo-Nazis, or does the heightened rhetoric after the mass shootings have a deeper purpose involving the demonization of Christians? We'll discuss that and more on Friday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
It's hard to name anyone in public life today who takes more flak for being a Christian than Vice President Mike Pence. But what do Americans really know about his faith in Jesus Christ? I'll explore that question with Leslie Montgomery, author of, "The Faith of Mike Pence." Plus: Tim Winter, president of the Parents Television Council, says it's time for us to address our violent entertainment culture and its impact on mass murder rates. That and more on Thursday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
How was it that a Protestant American president and the Roman Catholic pope came together in order to defeat communism during the Cold War? President Reagan and Pope John Paul II called their alliance "The Divine Plan," and we'll talk about the book by that name with author Dr. Paul Kengor, professor of political science at Grove City College. Plus: How much of a threat do modern socialists really pose to the United States? We'll discuss that and more on Wednesday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
President Trump condemns white supremacy in the wake of those recent mass shootings - but will it be enough to satisfy his political enemies? We'll talk about it. Plus: First Liberty Institute's Jeremy Dys explains why courts have affirmed that our national motto, "In God We Trust," is constitutional. And author Bert Fulks discusses how to become your child's ally in a challenging and sinful world. His book is called, "X-Plan Parenting." That and more on Tuesday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
Fractured by the pro-LGBT Revoice conference fallout, is the Presbyterian Church in America headed for a split? PCA pastor and evangelist Dr. Al Baker says he believes it's inevitable, and he'll join me to explain why. And speaking of Revoice, one of its speakers - who also writes for The Gospel Coalition - is under fire for her recent pro-homosexuality remarks at some Cru conferences. We'll talk about it all on Monday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
Social justice is flooding sectors of evangelicalism with astonishing speed, even showing up in traditionally gospel-oriented campus ministries. And recent actions from social justice warriors in the Southern Baptist Convention show that a split could even be ahead for America's largest evangelical denomination. We'll talk about it all and bring you up to speed on the next JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
This Sunday, we celebrate the greatest miracle of all time: the resurrection from the dead of the Lord Jesus Christ, who also performed other miracles during his ministry. But does the Lord still intervene miraculously in human history? We'll examine that question with Lee Strobel, professor of Christian Thought at Houston Baptist University and teaching pastor at Woodlands Church. We'll talk about his book, "The Case for Miracles: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for the Supernatural." That and more on the next JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
Rob Bell says, "Hell is not forever, and in the end, all will be reconciled to God." But the Lord Jesus calls hell the "unquenchable fire" where unrepentant sinners will go for "eternal punishment." How do we debunk the modern lies and misconceptions about hell? Bible teacher and author Dr. Don Kistler will join me to explain the biblical doctrine of eternal punishment and how sinners can escape hell. That and more on Wednesday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
Many skeptics today have real questions about God, the Bible and the gospel. How can we help them find the truth? We'll get some answers from Mark Clark, a former skeptic himself and now the founding pastor of Village Church in Vancouver, Canada. We'll talk about his book, "The Problem of God: Answering a Skeptic's Challenges to Christianity." Plus: What can we learn from Daniel about living as God's people in a hostile culture? Chris Hodges, founding and senior pastor of Church of the Highlands, joins me to discuss his book, "The Daniel Dilemma: How to Stand Firm and Love Well in a Culture of Compromise." That and more on Tuesday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.