Janet Mefferd Today
Summary: Podcast by 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.
Why do so few professing Christians have a biblical worldview? Why is our worship music so emotional and even mindless? And why is so much of Christian culture today only about me and my needs, rather than God and His Word? The answer is the infiltration of an ancient heresy into modern evangelicalism: It's called Gnosticism. I'll talk it over with pastor Peter Burfeind, author of the book, "Gnostic America." You won't want to miss Monday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
Today's teenagers face the same challenges as teens of years past, and yet even more. From online bullying to depression to constant exposure to sexual immorality, how can our kids get grounded in Christ and His Word and live out their Christian faith? Apologist Josh McDowell joins me to discuss his new devotional, "#truth." Plus: Gina Dalfonzo discusses how you can encourage and edify singles at your church. Her book is called, "One By One." That and more on Wednesday’s JANET MEFFERD TODAY. That and more on Friday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
From transgender ideology to abortion on demand, a radical view of life and sexuality has taken hold in our culture. And at its root is a worldview that is hostile both to biology and the body. How can Christians provide a biblical response to the hard questions about life and sexuality? Nancy Pearcey, professor of apologetics and scholar in residence at Houston Baptist University, joins me to talk about it and her book, "Love Thy Body." That and more on Thursday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
Money can cause big conflicts in marriages. But you can't work through your financial problems unless you are united with your spouse in both mind and heart and applying biblical wisdom to your situation. I'll talk about it with Chuck Bentley, CEO of Crown Financial Ministries and author of "Money Problems, Marriage Solutions." Plus: Dr. Michael Williams, senior professor in Old Testament Studies at Calvin Theological Seminary discusses his book, "Hidden Prophets of the Bible: Finding the Gospel in Hosea Through Malachi." That's on Wednesday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
At its recent conference, the National Education Association advocated for open borders, abortion and the celebration of homosexuality. Pro-family leader Linda Harvey, founder of Mission America, says it's time to take action before this group destroys our children and our country. We'll talk about it. Plus: Why is the media decrying the Trump Administration's efforts to support persecuted Christians worldwide? That and more on the next JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
Radical Democrat presidential hopefuls are talking gun control and even gun confiscation. But the Second Amendment Foundation hopes to shore up our freedoms even more by putting an end to gun-free zones. What's the future of the Second Amendment? I'll talk about it with Mark Walters, host of Armed American Radio. Plus: The UN has launched an all-out war on free speech. We'll talk about that and more on Monday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
Young girls face any number of difficulties in today's world, from cyberbullying to moral confusion. How can we help our daughters reject what is false and embrace the truth as God gave it to us? Dannah Gresh, founder of True Girl, joins me to talk about her book, "Lies Girls Believe." Plus: Parents in Maryland are fighting back against another lurid drag queen with a tawdry past who read stories to kids at the local library. We'll tackle that and more on Friday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
Pastor Andrew Brunson, who experienced false imprisonment in Turkey, says he believes American Christians face a coming persecution. Is that true? We'll talk about it. Plus: I'll get Dr. Robert Jeffress' thoughts on "America's Coming Implosion," and former NASA engineer Jay Schabacker stops by to discuss his book, "Scientific Challenges to Evolutionary Theory: How These Challenges Affect Religion." All that and more on Thursday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
Many people today think of Jesus Christ as a mild-mannered savior who never got angry. But what does the Bible say? Tim Harlow, senior pastor of Parkview Christian Church in Orland Park, Ill., joins me to talk about it and his book, "What Made Jesus Mad?" Plus: Will the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirm a lower court's ruling that Obamacare is unconstitutional? Dr. Merrill Matthews from the Institute for Policy Innovation will weigh in on the next JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
What are the rewards that await Christians in heaven? I'll talk it over with Bible prophecy expert and author Mark Hitchcock, senior pastor of Faith Bible Church in Edmond, Okla., and author of "Heavenly Rewards: Living With Eternity in Sight." Plus: Has progressive activist Michelle Higgins been removed from her position at a PCA church after a transgender controversy? And John Loudon, national co-chairman of Citizen Voters, discusses his group's growing efforts to get a Citizen Voters Amendment -- allowing only American citizens to vote -- passed throughout the United States. We'll discuss that and more on Tuesday's MEFFERD TODAY.
Minneapolis has become to first city to ban single-family zoning, and Oregon is on track to eliminate single-family zoning across the entire state. What's really driving this trend, and what end goal do progressives have in mind? I'll discuss it with Tom DeWeese, president of the American Policy Center and author of "Sustainable: The War on Free Enterprise, Private Property and Individuals." That and more on Monday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.