Janet Mefferd Today
Summary: Podcast by 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.
The cancer of Cultural Marxism began with the Frankfurt School applying Marxist theories to social issues, with the goal of liberating people "from the circumstances that enslave them." How has this long march through our institutions decimated the West, and how has the church colluded with the deception? I'll talk it over with the Rev. Melvin Tinker, author of "That Hideous Strength: How the West Was Lost." That and more on Monday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
Pastor Andrew Brunson's return to the United States after his imprisonment in Turkey was an answer to prayer for millions of Christians. Pastor Brunson joins me to talk about his ordeal and how the Lord worked in His life through his suffering. His book is called, "God's Hostage." Plus: Will the state of Texas intervene to prevent 7-year-old James Younger's mother from forcing him to transition to being a "girl?" We'll tackle that and more on Friday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
Why is religious freedom under attack in America today, and how do Christians prepare themselves for the future? I'll talk it over with Luke Goodrich, attorney at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and author of the book, "Free to Believe: The Battle over Religious Liberty in America." Plus: A church is banned from the Missouri arts scene for believing the Bible. We'll talk about that and more on Thursday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY
Can the United States remain a free union and the republic that has been the envy of the world? I'll discuss it with Dr. Bill Bennett, former Secretary of Education and author of the newly revised book, "America: The Last Best Hope." Plus: Modern hymnwriter Keith Getty joins me to talk about his upcoming Christmas album and tour with wife Kristyn. That and more on Tuesday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
New data shows a sharp decline in the number of self-identified American Christians, coupled with a sharp rise in the number of "nones." With evangelicals increasingly embracing social justice, does this portend the end of Christian America? We'll talk about it. Plus: Some Christians have complained about President Trump's military decision in Syria, but what should we really know about the situation? Islamic scholar Dr. Andrew Bostom explains. That's next time on 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." Plus: America has accepted ideologies like moral relativism and decries those it sees as allegedly Islamophobic. But when tolerance reaches an extreme point, what will result? Howard Rotberg joins me to talk about it and his book, "The Ideological Path to Submission ... And What We Can Do About It." That and more on Monday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.