Janet Mefferd Today
Summary: Podcast by 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.
Many people admired Ronald Reagan for his political achievements. But what truly made him great? James Rosebush, who served as deputy assistant to President Reagan and chief of staff to Nancy Reagan, joins Janet to talk about the faith, values and character of America's 40th president. His book is "True Reagan." PLUS: I'll talk to Dr. Michael Guillen, former Harvard physics instructor and author of the book, "Amazing Truths." That and more on Friday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY
It's been almost 18 years since Islamic terrorists murdered nearly 3,000 Americans in the 9/11 attacks. What are some of the personal stories of horror and heroism that the next generation needs to know? Award-winning journalist Mitchell Zuckoff, who covered 9/11 for the Boston Globe, joins me to talk about it and his book, "Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11." Plus: Dr. Kevin Leman discusses the secrets to lifelong romance in his book, "The Intimate Connection." That's next time on Thursday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
There is almost nothing worse in the life of a church than dealing with a serious conflict, but is there a way to recover and grow from it? Dr. Michael Hare joins me to discuss his book: "When Church Conflict Happens." Plus: Alliance Defending Freedom's Jim Campbell gives us the latest update on the case of Christian florist Barronelle Stutzman. That and more on the next JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
Bethany Christian Services, an international faith-based foster care and adoption agency, says it will place children in the homes of homosexual couples. Was it a bold strategic decision, or a serious moral and biblical cop-out? I'll talk about it. Plus: We know about the crisis of illegal immigration in this country, but what about the crisis of legal immigration? Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles, joins me to weigh in on the next JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
The weight of responsibility and fear of inadequacy in educating children at home can stress out the best of Christian mothers. What’s the remedy? I’ll talk it over with Jamie Erickson, author of “Homeschool Bravely.” Plus: What is some of the pornographic and age-inappropriate material in California's sex-ed curriculum in its proposed Health Education Framework, which the state Board of Education is set to adopt next month? Former Los Angeles teacher Rebecca Friedrichs joins me to reveal how bad it really is. I’ll discuss that and more on the next JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Israel has no better friend than President Trump. So why did most Jewish Americans vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016? I'll talk it over with David Rubin, founder and president of Shiloh Israel Children's Fund and author of "Trump and the Jews." Plus: The Soros-funded Evangelical Immigration Table is pushing a new initiative to "think biblically" on immigration. I'll share my thoughts on it - tune in to Friday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
A victims' rights attorney says the number sexual predators in the Boy Scouts' famous perversion files was grossly underrepresented. Will the organization now reconsider having homosexual Scout leaders, or will political correctness prevail? I'll talk it over with Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality. And new information from the FBI about Hillary Clinton's emails could shed light on how high the government corruption goes. We'll discuss that and more on the next JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
What can the testimonies of great believers in history tell us about the truth of Christianity? David Randall, former chairman of the Board of Trustees of Solas Centre for Public Christianity, joins me as we discuss the book, "Christianity: Is it True? Answering Questions Through Real Lives." Plus: What should we think of Sen. Bernie Sanders' idea to let terrorists and rapists vote? I'll discuss that and more on Wednesday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.
How well do Americans know the Bible, and how often do they really read it? We'll hear the results of the 2019 "State of the Bible" report from the American Bible Society's Rev. Dr. John Farquhar Plake. Plus: The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an important case that could determine whether government agencies and courts have any authority to redefine the word "sex" in federal law as "gender identity." That and more on Tuesday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.