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Plain Truth: A Holy-Spirited Podcast
Western Secularism: How Should the Church Respond?

Plain Truth: A Holy-Spirited Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 58:59


England is no longer a majority-Christian country. Many say the U.S. is on the same trajectory. What are the implications of these shifts, and what can we do about them? 

La Porta | Renungan Harian Katolik - Daily Meditation according to Catholic Church liturgy
Reading and meditation on the Word of God on Saturday of the First Week of Advent, December 3, 2022; feast of St. Francis Xavier, priest and patron of missionary works

La Porta | Renungan Harian Katolik - Daily Meditation according to Catholic Church liturgy

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 7:27


Delivered by Dianita Sandy from Saint James Church, Archdiocese of Jakarta, Indonesia. 1 Corinthians 9: 16-19.22-23; Rs psalm 117: 1.2; Mark 16: 15-20 WE DON'T BUY HEAVEN Our meditation today has the theme: We Don't Buy Heaven. Many countries in Asia are very special in the heart of Saint Francis Xavier. In fact, the Catholic Church here does not have many members. The reason, apart from not having many infant baptisms, is the difficulty in getting new catechumens. Secularism is strong enough to shape the view that embracing a religion is not an important choice at this time. However, we cannot deny the history of the Church about the existence of the Catholic Church in Asia because of Catholic missionaries who came from the West, especially Europe. This is the fruit of the work of the Holy Spirit. Therefore in all corners of the continents of this earth the institution of the Church is present. Saint Francis Xavier, a Jesuit priest in the 15th century, became the pioneer of the Church's Mission in the Eastern region of the earth. He evangelized India, China, Japan, Southeast Asia including Indonesia. He who was filled with the Holy Spirit, made people from other nations also filled with the same Spirit of God. The struggle and hard work of missionaries like that of Saint Francis Xavier really signifies God's will that all people and this world be saved and can enter heaven. But this is not something that is automatic. Original sin and all worldly weaknesses prevent us from automatically achieving what we desire, which is perfection. That is the basic reason why we need all preparations to enter heaven. One of the strong proofs that we are not buying heaven is that God's kingdom must stand in this world, namely Jesus Christ and His missionary work, then bring us to heaven. The task of God's kingdom is to heal the sick, restore the suffering, uphold the dignity of truth and justice, and convert sinners. It is clear that there is no element of buying with any goods or materials. Instead, we are defended, benefited, given convenience, and prepared so that when we enter heaven we will be in good condition. Every time we attend Holy Mass, the moment before receiving Holy Communion, we all make one preparation, namely by crying out with joy and gratitude: O Lord, I am not worthy to receive under my roof, but just say a word and I will be healed. This short exclamation confirms that we are not buying heaven. We need sincere and great faith in God's providence. We show it by willingly accepting the presence of God's kingdom which always renews us. Every time you say these words, remember and also mention all the difficulties, weaknesses, suffering and troubles in yourself and your family. Let the kingdom of God restore all. Let's pray. In the name of the Father... O Lord, come your kingdom and restore every weakness of our life. Our Father... In the name of the Father... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/media-la-porta/message

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Thursday, December 1st, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 13:54


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Thursday, December 1st, 2022. Happy Friday Jr. everyone! Having a good week thus far I hope… hey, question for ya… Dropwave Do you have a podcast, or thinking about starting one? Does your church have a podcast feed for sermons? The Dropwave.io is for you. Cancel culture is like walking on a thin glass bridge over the Grand Canyon. Every step you take could get you killed, I mean canceled. Since the beginning CrossPolitic has been working on being antifragile, so no matter what happens, our content can still be delivered to your tv and to your podcast. This past year, the Waterboy and his friend Jeremi, have been working on building a podcast hosting solution for rowdy platforms like CrossPolitic, so that you can be confident your podcast will never fall through that glass bridge. Dropwave offers seamless onboarding for shows that have been around for years to easy to use solutions for starting your own podcast. Dropwave will track all your show’s downloads by city, state, and country, and it offers network and enterprise packages for solutions like the Fight Laugh Feast Network. Free to speak, Free to podcast, free to start your journey now at www.Dropwave.io. https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/house-passes-biden-backed-bill-avert-rail-strike House passes Biden-backed bill to avert rail strike The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday to avert a national railroad strike, but questions remain about whether the effort can clear the 50-50 Senate. By an 290-137 vote, House lawmakers voted to pass legislation blocking nearly 100,000 railroad workers from striking in early December. Economists and the White House have warned that a railroad strike could paralyze the nation's economy ahead of the holiday season. "We must act to prevent a catastrophic strike that would touch the lives of nearly every family," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. The legislation gives unionized train engineers and conductors three unpaid sick days a year for medical appointments, provided employers are given at least 30 days' notice about the time off. It's based on an agreement that railroad companies and transportation unions agreed to in September. While eight unions have already adopted the agreement, four have not. The standoff between the holdout unions and railroad companies has failed to resolve itself even as White House officials have become increasingly involved. President Biden said the failure to achieve a breakthrough forced him to ask Congress to intervene and prevent a strike. Progressives have lambasted Biden's decision to ask Congress to intervene. Far-left lawmakers, like Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., say Biden's request for Congress to approve legislation blocking nearly 100,000 railroad workers from striking was inappropriate given the unions were still pushing for broader paid sick leave. The House on Wednesday also passed a separate bill 221-207 giving railroad workers an additional seven days of sick leave. It remains to be seen if it will be included in the version the 50-50 divided Senate will take up. Within the upper chamber, at least 10 Republican votes are needed for the legislation to overcome a filibuster, provided all 50 Democrats fall in line. Let’s keep it within the Biden administration shall we? https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-non-binary-nuclear-official-charged-stealing-womans-luggage-airport Non-binary Biden nuclear official charged with stealing woman's luggage at airport Sam Brinton, a senior Energy Department (DOE) official, was charged with stealing a traveler's luggage in the Minneapolis airport in September, shortly before quietly taking a leave of absence. Brinton — who serves as the DOE's deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposition — allegedly took a Vera Bradley suitcase worth $2,325 from the luggage carousel at the Minneapolis St. Paul Airport (MSP) on Sept. 16, according to a criminal complaint filed on Oct. 26 in Minnesota state court and obtained by Fox News Digital. Brinton had traveled from Washington, D.C., to MSP that day. After the suitcase's owner alerted police, officers reviewed video surveillance of the carousel and identified Brinton taking the luggage before removing its tag identifying the owner, the court filings stated. Law enforcement observed Brinton using the luggage during at least two other trips to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18 and Oct. 9. Then, on Oct. 9, Brinton denied stealing anything when a police officer called to discuss the incident. Brinton confirmed still possessing the suitcase. "If I had taken the wrong bag, I am happy to return it, but I don’t have any clothes for another individual," Brinton told the officer. "That was my clothes when I opened the bag." Two hours after the phone call, Brinton called the officer back and apologized for not being "completely honest." But Brinton said it was a mistake and blamed being tired for taking the wrong bag at the carousel. "DEFENDANT said when they opened the bag at the hotel, they realized it was not theirs," the court filings stated. "DEFENDANT got nervous people would think they stole the bag and did not know what to do. DEFENDANT stated they left the clothes from the bag inside the drawers in the hotel room." Brinton was ultimately charged with felony theft of a movable property without consent, a charge that could result in a five-year sentence, $10,000 fine or both. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/11/28/watch-kanye-canceled-by-kanye-walks-out-of-tim-pool-interview-when-asked-to-defend-his-antisemitism/ Kanye Canceled — by Kanye; Walks Out of Tim Pool Interview When Asked to Defend His Antisemitism Kanye West, the rapper and entrepreneur who has become infamous for his antisemitic views, walked out of an interview Monday evening with podcaster Tim Pool the moment the host mildly challenged his views on Jews. https://twitter.com/i/status/1597401435549110272 - Play Video The interview, which was streamed live on YouTube, included Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes and Milo Yiannopoulous, who has recently joined West’s entourage and nascent 2024 presidential campaign. Pool allowed West to express his views, largely uninterrupted, for the first fifteen minutes of the broadcast. He claimed that his recent, controversial dinner with former President Donald Trump had been scheduled last month — apparently before West began making antisemitic comments such as the infamous “death con” tweet. The dinner was postponed until after the midterm elections; West confirmed that Trump did not know Fuentes. West claimed that it was “beautiful” that people could see how Jews — whom he referred to as “Zionists” at one stage — cancel people. Luke Rudkowski, one of Pool’s co-hosts, said that West said as he was leaving: “You don’t believe in my truths.” https://twitter.com/i/status/1597406857185832961 - Play Video News out of England… https://www.newsmax.com/world/globaltalk/britain-census-religion/2022/11/29/id/1098318/ Census: Christians a Minority in England; Non-religious Grow Fewer than half the people in England and Wales consider themselves Christian, according to the most recent census — the first time the country's official religion has been followed by a minority of the population. Britain has become less religious — and less white — in the decade since the last census, figures from the 2021 census released Tuesday by the Office for National Statistics revealed. Some 46.2% of the population of England and Wales described themselves as Christian on the day of the 2021 census, down from 59.3% a decade earlier. The Muslim population grew from 4.9% to 6.5% of the population, while 1.7% identified as Hindu, up from 1.5%. More than 1 in 3 people — 37% — said they had no religion, up from 25% in 2011. The other parts of the U.K., Scotland and Northern Ireland, report their census results separately. Secularism campaigners said the shift should trigger a rethink of the way religion is entrenched in British society. The U.K. has state-funded Church of England schools, Anglican bishops sit in Parliament's upper chamber, and the monarch is "defender of the faith" and supreme governor of the church. Andrew Copson, chief executive of the charity Humanists U.K., said "the dramatic growth of the non-religious" had made the U.K. "almost certainly one of the least religious countries on Earth." Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell, one of the most senior clerics in the Church of England, said the data was "not a great surprise," but was a challenge to Christians to work harder to promote their faith. "We have left behind the era when many people almost automatically identified as Christian, but other surveys consistently show how the same people still seek spiritual truth and wisdom and a set of values to live by," he said. Almost 82% of people in England and Wales identified as white in the census, down from 86% in 2011. Some 9% said they were Asian, 4% Black and 3% from "mixed or multiple" ethnic backgrounds, while 2% identified with another ethnic group. Redballoon Not so long ago, the American dream was alive and well. Employees who worked hard were rewarded, and employers looked for people who could do the job, not for people who had the right political views. RedBalloon.work is a job site designed to get us back to what made American businesses successful: free speech, hard work, and having fun. If you are a free speech employer who wants to hire employees who focus on their work and not identity politics, then post a job on RedBalloon. If you are an employee who is being censored at work or is being forced to comply with the current zeitgeist, post your resume on RedBalloon and look for a new job. redballoon.work, the job site where free speech is still alive! www.redballoon.work https://www.boundingintosports.com/2022/11/espn-host-stephen-a-smith-apologizes-for-using-the-term-homosexual-while-discussing-profanity-laced-lamar-jackson-tweet/ ESPN Host Stephen A. Smith Apologizes For Using The Term “Homosexual” While Discussing Profanity-Laced Lamar Jackson Tweet Jackson took offense at Twitter user CastleWillKill sharing his opinion that the Baltimore Ravens should let him walk rather than pay him $250 million. CastleWillKill tweeted, “When someone is asking for over 250 mil guaranteed like Lamar Jackson … games like this should not come to Justin Tucker. Let Lamar walk and spend that money on a well rounded team.” Lamar Jackson responded with a profanity laced tweet, to which Stephen A. Smith responded to, like so: https://youtu.be/CueNCRKO3hY - Play 4:40 - 5:23 As reported by Awful Announcing, Smith would later apologize for using the term “homosexual” while discussing Jackson’s tweet. https://streamable.com/5ez4yw - Play Video There is absolutely no reason to apologize for using the term homosexual over gay. In fact, Smith should have used the word Sodomite instead.

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Thursday, December 1st, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 13:54


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Thursday, December 1st, 2022. Happy Friday Jr. everyone! Having a good week thus far I hope… hey, question for ya… Dropwave Do you have a podcast, or thinking about starting one? Does your church have a podcast feed for sermons? The Dropwave.io is for you. Cancel culture is like walking on a thin glass bridge over the Grand Canyon. Every step you take could get you killed, I mean canceled. Since the beginning CrossPolitic has been working on being antifragile, so no matter what happens, our content can still be delivered to your tv and to your podcast. This past year, the Waterboy and his friend Jeremi, have been working on building a podcast hosting solution for rowdy platforms like CrossPolitic, so that you can be confident your podcast will never fall through that glass bridge. Dropwave offers seamless onboarding for shows that have been around for years to easy to use solutions for starting your own podcast. Dropwave will track all your show’s downloads by city, state, and country, and it offers network and enterprise packages for solutions like the Fight Laugh Feast Network. Free to speak, Free to podcast, free to start your journey now at www.Dropwave.io. https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/house-passes-biden-backed-bill-avert-rail-strike House passes Biden-backed bill to avert rail strike The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday to avert a national railroad strike, but questions remain about whether the effort can clear the 50-50 Senate. By an 290-137 vote, House lawmakers voted to pass legislation blocking nearly 100,000 railroad workers from striking in early December. Economists and the White House have warned that a railroad strike could paralyze the nation's economy ahead of the holiday season. "We must act to prevent a catastrophic strike that would touch the lives of nearly every family," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. The legislation gives unionized train engineers and conductors three unpaid sick days a year for medical appointments, provided employers are given at least 30 days' notice about the time off. It's based on an agreement that railroad companies and transportation unions agreed to in September. While eight unions have already adopted the agreement, four have not. The standoff between the holdout unions and railroad companies has failed to resolve itself even as White House officials have become increasingly involved. President Biden said the failure to achieve a breakthrough forced him to ask Congress to intervene and prevent a strike. Progressives have lambasted Biden's decision to ask Congress to intervene. Far-left lawmakers, like Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., say Biden's request for Congress to approve legislation blocking nearly 100,000 railroad workers from striking was inappropriate given the unions were still pushing for broader paid sick leave. The House on Wednesday also passed a separate bill 221-207 giving railroad workers an additional seven days of sick leave. It remains to be seen if it will be included in the version the 50-50 divided Senate will take up. Within the upper chamber, at least 10 Republican votes are needed for the legislation to overcome a filibuster, provided all 50 Democrats fall in line. Let’s keep it within the Biden administration shall we? https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-non-binary-nuclear-official-charged-stealing-womans-luggage-airport Non-binary Biden nuclear official charged with stealing woman's luggage at airport Sam Brinton, a senior Energy Department (DOE) official, was charged with stealing a traveler's luggage in the Minneapolis airport in September, shortly before quietly taking a leave of absence. Brinton — who serves as the DOE's deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposition — allegedly took a Vera Bradley suitcase worth $2,325 from the luggage carousel at the Minneapolis St. Paul Airport (MSP) on Sept. 16, according to a criminal complaint filed on Oct. 26 in Minnesota state court and obtained by Fox News Digital. Brinton had traveled from Washington, D.C., to MSP that day. After the suitcase's owner alerted police, officers reviewed video surveillance of the carousel and identified Brinton taking the luggage before removing its tag identifying the owner, the court filings stated. Law enforcement observed Brinton using the luggage during at least two other trips to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18 and Oct. 9. Then, on Oct. 9, Brinton denied stealing anything when a police officer called to discuss the incident. Brinton confirmed still possessing the suitcase. "If I had taken the wrong bag, I am happy to return it, but I don’t have any clothes for another individual," Brinton told the officer. "That was my clothes when I opened the bag." Two hours after the phone call, Brinton called the officer back and apologized for not being "completely honest." But Brinton said it was a mistake and blamed being tired for taking the wrong bag at the carousel. "DEFENDANT said when they opened the bag at the hotel, they realized it was not theirs," the court filings stated. "DEFENDANT got nervous people would think they stole the bag and did not know what to do. DEFENDANT stated they left the clothes from the bag inside the drawers in the hotel room." Brinton was ultimately charged with felony theft of a movable property without consent, a charge that could result in a five-year sentence, $10,000 fine or both. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/11/28/watch-kanye-canceled-by-kanye-walks-out-of-tim-pool-interview-when-asked-to-defend-his-antisemitism/ Kanye Canceled — by Kanye; Walks Out of Tim Pool Interview When Asked to Defend His Antisemitism Kanye West, the rapper and entrepreneur who has become infamous for his antisemitic views, walked out of an interview Monday evening with podcaster Tim Pool the moment the host mildly challenged his views on Jews. https://twitter.com/i/status/1597401435549110272 - Play Video The interview, which was streamed live on YouTube, included Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes and Milo Yiannopoulous, who has recently joined West’s entourage and nascent 2024 presidential campaign. Pool allowed West to express his views, largely uninterrupted, for the first fifteen minutes of the broadcast. He claimed that his recent, controversial dinner with former President Donald Trump had been scheduled last month — apparently before West began making antisemitic comments such as the infamous “death con” tweet. The dinner was postponed until after the midterm elections; West confirmed that Trump did not know Fuentes. West claimed that it was “beautiful” that people could see how Jews — whom he referred to as “Zionists” at one stage — cancel people. Luke Rudkowski, one of Pool’s co-hosts, said that West said as he was leaving: “You don’t believe in my truths.” https://twitter.com/i/status/1597406857185832961 - Play Video News out of England… https://www.newsmax.com/world/globaltalk/britain-census-religion/2022/11/29/id/1098318/ Census: Christians a Minority in England; Non-religious Grow Fewer than half the people in England and Wales consider themselves Christian, according to the most recent census — the first time the country's official religion has been followed by a minority of the population. Britain has become less religious — and less white — in the decade since the last census, figures from the 2021 census released Tuesday by the Office for National Statistics revealed. Some 46.2% of the population of England and Wales described themselves as Christian on the day of the 2021 census, down from 59.3% a decade earlier. The Muslim population grew from 4.9% to 6.5% of the population, while 1.7% identified as Hindu, up from 1.5%. More than 1 in 3 people — 37% — said they had no religion, up from 25% in 2011. The other parts of the U.K., Scotland and Northern Ireland, report their census results separately. Secularism campaigners said the shift should trigger a rethink of the way religion is entrenched in British society. The U.K. has state-funded Church of England schools, Anglican bishops sit in Parliament's upper chamber, and the monarch is "defender of the faith" and supreme governor of the church. Andrew Copson, chief executive of the charity Humanists U.K., said "the dramatic growth of the non-religious" had made the U.K. "almost certainly one of the least religious countries on Earth." Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell, one of the most senior clerics in the Church of England, said the data was "not a great surprise," but was a challenge to Christians to work harder to promote their faith. "We have left behind the era when many people almost automatically identified as Christian, but other surveys consistently show how the same people still seek spiritual truth and wisdom and a set of values to live by," he said. Almost 82% of people in England and Wales identified as white in the census, down from 86% in 2011. Some 9% said they were Asian, 4% Black and 3% from "mixed or multiple" ethnic backgrounds, while 2% identified with another ethnic group. Redballoon Not so long ago, the American dream was alive and well. Employees who worked hard were rewarded, and employers looked for people who could do the job, not for people who had the right political views. RedBalloon.work is a job site designed to get us back to what made American businesses successful: free speech, hard work, and having fun. If you are a free speech employer who wants to hire employees who focus on their work and not identity politics, then post a job on RedBalloon. If you are an employee who is being censored at work or is being forced to comply with the current zeitgeist, post your resume on RedBalloon and look for a new job. redballoon.work, the job site where free speech is still alive! www.redballoon.work https://www.boundingintosports.com/2022/11/espn-host-stephen-a-smith-apologizes-for-using-the-term-homosexual-while-discussing-profanity-laced-lamar-jackson-tweet/ ESPN Host Stephen A. Smith Apologizes For Using The Term “Homosexual” While Discussing Profanity-Laced Lamar Jackson Tweet Jackson took offense at Twitter user CastleWillKill sharing his opinion that the Baltimore Ravens should let him walk rather than pay him $250 million. CastleWillKill tweeted, “When someone is asking for over 250 mil guaranteed like Lamar Jackson … games like this should not come to Justin Tucker. Let Lamar walk and spend that money on a well rounded team.” Lamar Jackson responded with a profanity laced tweet, to which Stephen A. Smith responded to, like so: https://youtu.be/CueNCRKO3hY - Play 4:40 - 5:23 As reported by Awful Announcing, Smith would later apologize for using the term “homosexual” while discussing Jackson’s tweet. https://streamable.com/5ez4yw - Play Video There is absolutely no reason to apologize for using the term homosexual over gay. In fact, Smith should have used the word Sodomite instead.

Dr. James White on SermonAudio
Road Trip Dividing Line: Secularism's Emptiness, the Richness of the Trinity

Dr. James White on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 65:00


A new MP3 sermon from Alpha and Omega Ministries is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: Road Trip Dividing Line: Secularism's Emptiness, the Richness of the Trinity Subtitle: The Dividing Line 2022 Speaker: Dr. James White Broadcaster: Alpha and Omega Ministries Event: Podcast Date: 11/29/2022 Length: 65 min.

Cwic Media
Elder Maxwel - Eternalism vs Secularism, The Religion of Academia Clip

Cwic Media

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 11:13


Eternalism vs Secularism, or as we call it, Faith over Secularism This is the foundation of the Religion of Academia. Elder Maxwell may be the greatest Prophet, Seer, and Revelator warning of these pernicious ideologies today.   Website - www.cwicmedia.com 

Alpha and Omega Ministries
Road Trip Dividing Line: Secularism's Emptiness, the Richness of the Trinity

Alpha and Omega Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 65:00


Managed to get in a quick program this evening from St. Charles, Missouri. Went over some more evidence of the collapse of secularism and its rebellious insanity, and finished off considering some of the depths of divine revelation about the Father and Son at this time of celebration of the Incarnation.

The Thomistic Institute
St. Catherine on Secularism and the Interior Life | Sr. Mary Madeleine Todd, O.P.

The Thomistic Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 58:32


The lecture was given on October 12, 2022 at Harvard University. For more information on upcoming events, visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Sr. Mary Madeline Todd is a Dominican Sister of Saint Cecilia Congregation in Nashville. She earned her doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. She teaches, writes, and speaks on spiritual and moral theology and philosophy, especially on the dignity of the human person in Christ.

Life and Books and Everything
The Process of Church Disestablishment in America with Jonathan Den Hartog

Life and Books and Everything

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 60:23 Transcription Available


If you love long words like antidisestablishmentarianism and are looking for a deep dive into history, then this episode is for you. Jonathan is a professor at Samford University who specializes in the founding era of American history. He joins Kevin to talk about the 50 years process by which the American states ended their church establishments. Find out how it happened, why it happened, and why it did not happen (hint: it wasn't because secularism was winning out over Christianity). Timestamps: 0:00 Intro and Sponsor 1:09 Guest: Jonathan Den Hartog 4:56 Religion and Disestablishment in the American States 13:49 Secularism or Religious Liberty? 39:39 Presbyterian Perspectives 44:58 Freed from Worldly Cares 49:04 Liberal Religion in Massachusetts 54:11 "Doing History"  Books: Disestablishment and Religious Dissent: Church-State Relations in the New American States  Come, Lord Jesus: Meditations on the Second Coming of Christ  

The Briefing - AlbertMohler.com
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

The Briefing - AlbertMohler.com

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 25:00


This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:45) Conservatism Without Theism Will Not Long Last: Secular Worldviews Cannot Lastingly Support Truths that Require ConservingPart II (10:45 - 18:51) Pluralism Is Not Enough, Same-Sex Marriage Cannot Be Affirmed: The Parable of David French​​The parable of David French: This is how conservatism dies, and this is how marriage is surrendered by WORLD Opinions (R. Albert Mohler, Jr.)Pluralism Has Life Left in It Yet by The Atlantic (David French)Why I Changed My Mind About Law and Marriage, Again by The Dispatch (David French)Part III (18:51 - 25:00) This Is How Conservatism Dies: If Marriage is Not Conserved, Nothing Genuinely Conservative Can LastSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.

The Jaipur Dialogues
India's Secularism Aids forms of Jihad Sandeep Balakrishna, Vibhuti Jha, Sanjay Dixit

The Jaipur Dialogues

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 51:14


75 years of India's secularism seems to have only facilitated those who seek to destroy the essence of India's civilisational ethos. Sandeep Balakrishna, author of '70 Years of Secularism' joins Vibhuti Jha and Sanjay Dixit to examine the present eruption of jihad in multiple forms in its context.

Cheyenne Hills Podcast
Podcast: The Orthodox Church of Secularism

Cheyenne Hills Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 23:15


The secular world enjoys a growing prejudice against those whose worldviews and values are based on a religion – Christianity getting particular negative attention. However, if those whose throw bile and vitriol in the name of secular views would take a closer look, they'd realize they themselves behave as a religion.

Latter-day Faith
145: Spirituality without All the Religious Trappings

Latter-day Faith

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 101:12


When we struggle with previously held beliefs, various actions and teachings of authority figures, and/or religious teachings and practices that seem to not be loving--or even harmful--we can find ourselves wondering if all our work of pulling-apart and examining each element that has made up our worldview will ever end. It is a frightening process, full of many ups and downs. Part of the deep angst we can feel during these times of confusion is our concern that perhaps we will have to give up everything, including spirituality. In this terrific episode, LDF host Dan Wotherspoon is joined by Brittney Hartley, a spiritual director who specializes in working with folks who want spirituality “without the nonsense.” Brittney tells us of her own deep wrestles with faith, belief, religion, questions of meaning, including if anything means anything at all! Ultimately, however, she has emerged from the other side of these struggles with a greater and richer spirituality than ever before, just one that is not reliant upon beliefs, religious structures, or outside authority figures (except ones we might choose for ourselves). In course of the discussion, Britney works through nine important topics that provide grounding for a wonderful life—showing how each can come alive and add vitality to our lives even if we give up on truth claims and religious trappings. These are: Rituals Death Morality and Ethics Rewriting your sacred story Meaning and purpose Shadow and Inner Child Work Awe and Transcendence Community and Inspiration Self-Actualization and Human Flourishing This is an important episode that many listeners will connect with in deep ways, and if this path is not really for them, it will be for others in their circle. Formally religious or not, listen in!!!

Light San Diego
FORM + FIRE: Spirit of the Age (Secularism + The Spirit) | Benji Horning

Light San Diego

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 28:39


FORM + FIRE: Spirit of the Age (Secularism + The Spirit) | Benji Horning

The Non-Prophets
The Non-Prophets 21.46 11-13-2022 with Richard Gilliver, Jason Friedman, Cynthia McDonald, and Kelley Laughlin

The Non-Prophets

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 73:38


The Non-Prophets, Episode 21.46 airing Sunday, 11-13-2022 featuring Richard Gilliver, Jason Friedman, Cynthia McDonald and Kelley LaughlinIt was once postulated: does a bear crap in the woods? Well I would like to know if the thing I just stepped in was Cryptid Poo or is it really some New-age Woo? Join Richard Gilliver and the amazing panel of Cynthia McDonald, Kelley Laughlin, and newcomer Jason Friedman as they delve deep into this week's topics. Let's get into it.First up, mind over matter? Nature vs. nurture? What are the best psychological approaches? In the past experts would segment things out. Breaking things into nice little packages from a subset of people who they were able to talk to. Human's are a bit messier than that. So we explore more of the humanistic approach. Is it perfect? Maybe not, but humans are very complicated. Even if some claim they are simple. It's just another tool to put in the tool box when dealing with people.Next up, BLAME CANADA! In this case British Columbia as they are quickly becoming the most secular province in Canada. We explore how that has happened, get some takes from religious leaders in the area, and see if this is a sign of religion in the future for the Americas. I for one think it has to do with all the science Canadians need to deploy to keep themselves alive through all those cold winter months.Then our very own Cynthia McDonald discusses her time at The Women of Color Beyond Belief conference. This year was not a great time for women in general, and especially women of color. With terrible court decision and trigger laws that will end up in the deaths of countless women, these brave many will get their voices heard.Lastly, You are walking in the woods. There is no one around, and your phone is on 1% charge. Out of the corner of your eye, you spot something. (Big Foot?) He's walking around a nest camera focused on some eagles. You quickly try to snap a photo, but as you do the screen goes dark. You run to your car hastily unlock the door. Getting in you grasp for the charger and with shaking hands plug it up. The phone comes to life and you see it. The last photo you have taken. It's blurry, but you now know the truth! Then some guy in a ghillie suit comes up and knocks on your window asking, “hey did you see where I dropped that turkey?” Sorry, no big foot for you this time!Well that will about do it for this week.Segment 1: Humanistic ApproachHumanistic Approach Simply Psychology, By Saul McLeod, 2020 http://bit.ly/3UwWX2qHumanistic Psychology's Approach to Wellbeing: 3 TheoriesPositivepsychology.com, by Tiffany Sauber Millacci, Ph.D. 9 Jul 2022 http://bit.ly/3UyPdNeSegment 2: Secular British Columbia on the riseCensus data shows B.C. is the most secular province in CanadaCBC News, By Josh Grant, Oct. 30, 2022http://bit.ly/3O4qZbhModeling the Future of Religion in AmericaPew Research Center, Sept, 13 2022 http://bit.ly/3TvRZBI5 facts about religion in CanadaPew Research Center, By Michael Lipka, July 1, 2019http://bit.ly/3fX0EQ2Segment 3: Humanist Women of Color Gather The Humanist, BY ANNA CLAY, 6 OCTOBER 2022http://bit.ly/3UGXleqSegment 4: Proof that Bigfoot is real?Exemplore News By Cassandra Yorgey, Nov. 2 2022http://bit.ly/3E3A5ApBigfoot May Have Been Spotted By an Eagle Nest Observation Camera http://bit.ly/3hzSJbFSpecies Spotlight: Top 10 cryptids of the Pacific NorthwestThe Cardinal Times, By Owen Adams, Jan. 5, 2022 http://bit.ly/3g47e75Don't like ads? Consider becoming a patron for commercial-free episodes: http://tiny.cc/patreonnp We welcome your comments on the thread for this show. ► http://tiny.cc/fbnp► Contact us with questions or news stories at: nonprophets@atheist-community.org

International report
Debate on religious headscarves returns to the heart of Turkish politics

International report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 5:51


In Turkey, the right of women to wear religious headscarves has returned to the core of the country's political agenda. With elections less than a year away, the leaders of Turkey's main political parties are vowing to enshrine the right for women to wear religious dress legally, an issue that for decades has been at the centre of a bitter political struggle. With presidential elections due in June 2023, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the leader of the main opposition CHP party, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, are promising to introduce legal guarantees for the right of women to wear a religious headscarf. Addressing party supporters in October, Erdogan – whipping up his conservative religious base – committed himself to constitutional reform to protect the rights of the religious. "In order to completely ease the hearts of our daughters and sisters, I proposed the freedom of the headscarf," he bellowed to thousands of supporters at a rally in the provincial city of Malatya.. "What did I propose? We have started the preparation of a constitutional proposal by adding the protection of the family against the impositions of perverted trends, which is another vital issue," Erdogan added to rapturous cheers from the crowd. A brief history of headscarf restrictions Erdogan's lifting of restrictions a decade ago on religious dress – introduced to protect the Turkish secular state – is one of his most significant achievements, claims Emine Ucak, a journalist who wears a religious headscarf and writes for the news journal Perspective. "The headscarf issue in Turkey was implemented within the framework of a law as a ban that prevented many women from participating in the public sphere and receiving education," explains Ucak. "That was how it was in the past. And this lasted for many years, both in the public sphere, in public institutions, and the issue of education. But this ban wasn't only confined to public institutions. "This continued in other sectors, in the private sector. So these women went through this trauma, some still couldn't go back to their professions," added Ucak. As elections loom in Turkey, Erdogan pulls plug on opposition social mediaHeadscarf debate wins votes  Throughout the 1990's and early 2000s, students wearing headscarves protested against a ban on them from attending universities, becoming lawyers or judges, or even a member of parliament. The issue has proved a vote winner for Erdogan in the past. In 2008 Erdogan, then as prime minister, won a landslide in a general election dominated by whether his political ally Abdullah Gul could be president as his wife wore a headscarf. The staunchly pro-secular CHP strongly advocated the ban, holding mass rallies in its support. But now it's calling for legislation to guarantee the right to wear the headscarf. "It is very significant because I believe that CHP has luggage because of those limitations, those bannings," said Politics and law professor Istar Gozaydin has written several books on religious affairs in Turkey. "A step like that I find very, very successful in the sense of embracing more of the society, that a huge step in terms of CHP would be to be expressing yourself to fight for the rights of the whole, not just that certain amount of part of the society," added Gozaydin. Outrage as Turkish courts seek to silence anti-femicide campaignersGenerational shift The CHP's shift comes as – under Erdogan's two-decade rule – a generation has grown up without such barriers. A conservative religious middle class also has emerged and prospered. Some analysts say they are now more concerned about the country's present economic woes of near triple-digit inflation than past religious debates. "Many of the fights their parents had are not these kids' fights, right? They don't care," said Can Selcuki, the head of Istanbul Economics Research, an opinion poll company. "Let's take a head-veiled girl that's having her university education right now. Her fight is not to keep her veil on, but her fight is to get a better education and to get a higher-paying job, so she can start a family and a good career," continued Selcuki. Erdogan's anti-LGBT platform But Erdogan is seeking to broaden the debate calling for constitutional reform that not only guarantees the right to wear the headscarf but protects the family from what he calls "perverse trends," a reference to the LGBT community. "There is a strong underlining of the family values, of the protection of the family," observes Gozaydin. "And more its to do, not only with this scarf issue, which is I find quite a fringe issue for the moment but more with the LGBT+ groups. So he's trying to set an agenda against those groups within conservative circles." Crackdowns are already enforced on what were once legal, public displays by Turkey's vibrant LGBT community. While anti-LGBT protests have already started, as parties jockey to set the political agenda ahead of what is widely predicted to be closely fought elections.

Faith Xperience Church
Secularism vs. Christianism:Versuz Pt4

Faith Xperience Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 53:14


Tel Aviv Review
Not an Oxymoron: Secular Believers in Israel

Tel Aviv Review

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 35:16


Hagar Lahav, professor of communication at Sapir Academic College, discusses her book Women, Secularism and Belief: A Sociology of Belief in the Jewish-Israeli Secular Landscape. This episode is made possible by the Israel office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, which promotes peace, freedom, and justice through political education.

Secular Sexuality
Secular Sexuality 09.44 11-03-2022 with Christy Powell and Ashley Hogan

Secular Sexuality

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 76:53


You remember recess at school- dressing up like a firefighter or cops and robbers, playing house, pulling hair… maybe not all that different from playtime for adults. Turns out, play and imagination weren't exactly things we meant to outgrow and 10,000 ads about how to ‘spice up our relationship' aren't exactly solving the problem. This week play therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor Ashley Hogan joins Christy in a conversation about play, toys and the magical kingdom of adult make-believe. Join us with your questions and comments or let us know whats turning you on this week by sending an email to sex@atheist-community.org or call us live at 1-512-991-9242! Secular Sexuality show is LIVE every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30pm Central Time.

Restitutio
468 Touching the Supernatural (Dale Allison)

Restitutio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 60:34


Renowned Historical Jesus Scholar and Princeton Theological Seminary Professor, Dale Allison's life changed forever when he was just sixteen years old. In fact, he has chronicled nine profound spiritual experiences throughout his life. These extraordinary moments of transcendence led him to a comparative study to learn more about what is happening to people all around the world in our time. The result? A book that catalogues and describes weird encounters with angels in white, sudden terminal lucidity, near death experiences, and even encounters with evil spiritual entities. This is not the typical sort of book written by someone who has made a career of scholarship within a guild that generally prefers naturalism and reductionism to the miraculous or inexplicable. Nonetheless, now tenured and sitting atop a mountain of published successes--and without concern about his career--Professor Allison feels free to explore his own numinal episodes as well as those of a staggering number of others--most of whom keep such experiences to themselves. Listen to this episode on Spotify or Apple Podcasts https://youtu.be/H4_ZSJH6SRs —— Links —— Get the book we discussed, Encountering Mystery For more about Dale Allison, see his books on Amazon Support Restitutio by donating here Designate Restitutio as your charity of choice for Amazon purchases Join our Restitutio Facebook Group and follow Sean Finnegan on Twitter @RestitutioSF Leave a voice message via SpeakPipe with questions or comments and we may play them out on the air Intro music: Good Vibes by MBB Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) Free Download / Stream: Music promoted by Audio Library. Who is Sean Finnegan?  Read his bio here —— Questions —— You begin your book by telling three personal experiences of the transcendent. Were you worried what people would think about you as a distinguished scholar of Jesus and the New Testament, especially among the more secular-minded elements in the academy? You remark on the difficulty of acquiring accurate statistics on mystical experiences because people tend to keep their encounters private. Why is that? And yet, they seem to be increasing, or at least reported more (see p. 21) You talk about a small piece of paper that you keep in your desk draw that chronicles nine experiences you've had between 1979 and 1999. Do you think it's important for people to maintain their memories of extraordinary events? Honestly, your little piece of paper reminded me of Blaise Pascal's night of fire. He sowed it into his house jacket and it was only discovered after he died. Why do you think there's so much shame and silence surrounding people's experiences of spiritual realities? Let's talk about the dark side. You related some stories of people who experienced love or joy or light and then others where people felt terrified by the numinous. Let's talk about the so-called old hag experience (Newfoundland Legend). What is that? You found one source that claimed approx. 20% of North Americans have had this experience (p. 24). How do you make sense of that? Is it that people are in an altered stage of consciousness and can perceive a spiritual dimension that is usually invisible to them? Specifically, could you share about your daughter? (She saw shadow people and had PTSD for 10 years!?) Have you thought much about psychedelics? There's increasing research about micro dosing where people have similar experience to what you cover in the book, both benevolent and malevolent.prayer (skip)...though one story about the lady who saw a phone number and called a pay phone and got the guy who was struggling with negative thoughts Angels: you talk about the AIW (angel in white) as well as anti-gravity stories. You talk about people nearly falling off roofs or falling and then floating downwards. These are especially hard for people to believe since they aren't subjective experiences. These are either the most powerful or the most ridiculous. Did you struggle to include these? Sudden clarity among the dying..other dreams and visions (60%) Many Christians hold to cessationism, probably b/c it's easy. Dismiss everything as hearsay and hallucination. But, you're book, essentially makes that view impossible. But this raises another problem. Read p. 82. How do you respond to this objection?

Intelligence Squared
India at 75 – Secularism and the Rise of Hindu Nationalism, with Rana Ayyub

Intelligence Squared

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 63:56


Sign up for Intelligence Squared Premium here: https://iq2premium.supercast.com/ for ad-free listening, bonus content, early access and much more. See below for details. Rana Ayyub is one of India's most high-profile critics of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In 2016 she published Gujurat Files, a controversial book that alleged India's government was implicated in the 2002 riots in which around 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, were killed in Gujarat. Ayyub's book and subsequent investigations into religious violence in India have placed her in hot water with the authorities. In 2022 her bank accounts were frozen and she was prevented from boarding a flight to the United States from Mumbai airport due to an investigation into tax fraud which she claims was politically motivated. For this edition of our series on India's 75 years of independence, Ayyub is joined in conversation by Kavita Puri, broadcaster and author of the book and radio series, Partition Voices, which explores the experiences of those who witnessed the 1947 partition of India.  … We are incredibly grateful for your support. To become an Intelligence Squared Premium subscriber, follow the link: https://iq2premium.supercast.com/  Here's a reminder of the benefits you'll receive as a subscriber: Ad-free listening, because we know some of you would prefer to listen without interruption  One early episode per week Two bonus episodes per month A 25% discount on IQ2+, our exciting streaming service, where you can watch and take part in events live at home and enjoy watching past events on demand and without ads  A 15% discount and priority access to live, in-person events in London, so you won't miss out on tickets Our premium monthly newsletter  Intelligence Squared Merch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Ride Home with John and Kathy
The Ride Home - Tuesday, October 25, 2022

The Ride Home with John and Kathy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 114:24


On Becoming A Prodigal Parent:  if a prodigal is wastefully extravagant or lavish, then how can parents of prodigals become prodigals themselves? … GUEST Michelle Van Loon … author of 5 books, including “Translating Your Past: Finding Meaning in Family Ancestry, Genetic Clues, & Generational Trauma," "Becoming Sage: Cultivating Meaning, Purpose, & Spirituality in Midlife,” and “Born To Wander: Recovering the Value of our Pilgrim Identity" …  She blogs at michellevanloon.com and theperennialgen.com. The Soul of the Helper: Seven Stages to Seeing the Sacred Within Yourself So You Can See It in Others (new book) … GUEST Holly Oxhandler … associate prof and associate dean for research & faculty development at Baylor Univ's Diana R. Garland School of Social Work … For over a decade, Dr. Oxhandler has developed tools to assess mental health care providers' integration of clients' spirituality in treatment, helping professionals' infusion of their own faith in their work, and clients' views toward discussing their spirituality in mental health care … She co-hosts the weekly podcast CXMH: A Podcast on Faith and Mental Health … lives in Waco, TX w her husband & 2 kids. The three iterations of Halloween from Samhain to Secularism ... GUEST Rev Jay Slocum. DOES THIS MAKE SENSE? Did the pandemic change people's personalities? (Vice)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apologetics 315 Interviews
091 - Deep Dive - Rebel's Manifesto Part 4

Apologetics 315 Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 46:01


This is a Deep Dive into the book: A Rebel's Manifesto: Choosing Truth, Real Justice, and Love amid the Noise of Today's World by Sean McDowell.This is Part 4 of the Deep Dive: “Sexuality”0:35 - Rings of Power Finale comments3:14 - Lee Strobe's “A Case for Heaven” book comments5:30 - J.P. Moreland's “Scientism and Secularism” comments6:15 - back to the Deep Dive…6:40 - Topics covered this week7:43 - Sex9:45 - “The orders were for your protection…”12:30 - What if everyone followed Jesus' sexual ethic?14:10 - Comments on the purity movement and motivations17:45 - Homosexuality30:05 - Transgender ideology32:45 - Pornography40:38 - Abortion44:06 - Final commentsHelpful links:What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality? Sean McDowell and Matthew Vines in Conversationhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFY4VtCWgyIRay Comfort Vs Matt Dillahunty | Does God Exist? DEBATEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRCbvfyiu0sScientism and Secularism: Learning to Respond to a Dangerous Ideology by J.P. Moreland - https://a315.co/3D2B6IqThe Case for Heaven by Lee Strobel - https://a315.co/3z7jUAJScott Klusendorf Interview on Abortionhttps://www.spreaker.com/user/veracityhill/scott-klusendorf-interviewBelfast Bigot interview on Abortionhttps://www.spreaker.com/user/veracityhill/014-abortion-and-the-belfast-bigotA Rebel's Manifesto Book:https://a315.co/RebelSean's McDowell's Website:www.seanmcdowell.orgWe appreciate your feedback.If you have a question or comment for the podcast, record it and send it our way using www.speakpipe.com/Apologetics315 or you can email us at podcast@apologetics315.com

Matthew Kelly
The ULTIMATE Virtue of Secularism: You Can't Just Tolerate Jesus - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 2:53


More Than A ProphetThe ULTIMATE Virtue of Secularism: You Can't Just Tolerate Jesus - Matthew KellyGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribeVideo Transcript:“When it comes to the other major world religions, the other major world religions, for the most part, believe that Jesus was either a great teacher or great prophet. Which sounds nice, doesn't it? It sounds accommodating. It sounds very tolerant. The only problem is that Jesus didn't claim to be a great teacher or a great prophet. Who did Jesus claim to be? Claimed to be the son of God. If he isn't the son of God, he's not a great prophet, he's not a great teacher, he is the biggest liar in the history of the world. So let's be clear about that. If he isn't actually who he claimed to be, it's not like you can say, well, I'll tell you what, Jesus was really confused about that Messiah business, but let's give him a consolation prize and make him a great prophet.These things are in incongruent. We got to start thinking about these things on a deeper level. These things are incongruent. And it sounds nice and it sounds friendly and it sounds accommodating and it sounds tolerant. Don't get me started on the tolerance thing, hey. I think that's another speech. But let me just say one thing. No, seriously, let me just say one thing, because I think it clears the whole thing up. You don't have to tolerate things that are good, do you? You don't sit down to a great meal and say, what a fabulous meal. I'll tolerate it. You don't come back from a great vacation and say, oh, we had a fabulous vacation. I tolerated it for 10 days. I just tolerated it. Now, you don't have to tolerate good things. And tolerance is the ultimate virtue in secular society today, the ultimate virtue of secularism. We've got to start thinking about these things on a deeper level.The other major word religions believe that he was a great teacher or great prophet. Only, he didn't claim to be a great teacher or great prophet. He claimed to be the son of God. And if he isn't actually the son of God, then he perpetrated the biggest fraud in human history. The biggest fraud in human history. And so we're left with the reality that Jesus is actually who he claimed to be. C.S. Lewis said, you only got three choices. He's either a liar, a lunatic, or he is actually who he claimed to be. And I don't think it takes that long to get into it to realize that he is actually who he claims to be. And once you realize that, then everything changes. Everything changes when we truly encounter Jesus, everything changes when we really discover who Jesus is. And once we discover that he is actually who he claimed to be, the Gospel's change from being another inspiring book, to being the inspired works, the inspired word of God.”If you have not read LIFE IS MESSY, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/2TTgZKn Subscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

Thinking in Public - AlbertMohler.com
'Suffer Little Children, and Forbid Them Not to Come Unto Me': A Conversation with Katy Faust about the Children's Rights Global Crisis

Thinking in Public - AlbertMohler.com

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 63:21


This is Thinking in Public, a program dedicated to intelligent conversation about frontline theological and cultural issues with the people who are shaping them.Sign up to receive every new Thinking in Public release in your inbox.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.

Dennis Prager podcasts
Dennis & Julie: A Refined Person

Dennis Prager podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 74:47


Dennis and Julie delve into cursing and cussing.  Is using God's name in vain cursing? Not just parents raise children… Hillary was right it does take a village.  Secular expectations versus religious expectations.  Has “holy” become a bad word?  Leftism is the pathway to cheap grace.  It has become popular to believe that self-control is repression.  Dennis has a theory on why Jews complain more than Christians… suffering… Jews aim to alleviate it and Christians view it as ennobling.  Julie discusses Nietzsche and the consequences of the politics of victimhood.  It's not dignified to be a victim.  It's not dignified to curse.  If not the Bible, where do you get wisdom from?  Secularism has ushered in the era of the walking deadened.  Are we all born equally with respect to morality?Learn more about Lear Capital at http://learjulie.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dennis & Julie
Dennis & Julie: A Refined Person

Dennis & Julie

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 74:47


Dennis and Julie delve into cursing and cussing.  Is using God's name in vain cursing? Not just parents raise children… Hillary was right it does take a village.  Secular expectations versus religious expectations.  Has “holy” become a bad word?  Leftism is the pathway to cheap grace.  It has become popular to believe that self-control is repression.  Dennis has a theory on why Jews complain more than Christians… suffering… Jews aim to alleviate it and Christians view it as ennobling.  Julie discusses Nietzsche and the consequences of the politics of victimhood.  It's not dignified to be a victim.  It's not dignified to curse.  If not the Bible, where do you get wisdom from?  Secularism has ushered in the era of the walking deadened.  Are we all born equally with respect to morality?Learn more about Lear Capital at http://learjulie.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Freethought Radio
Secular Government

Freethought Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 48:01 Very Popular


Guest: Minnesota state Rep. Mike Freiberg. After hearing the late Loretta Lynn sing the feminist song “The Pill,” we hear freethinkers Joni Mitchell and James Taylor perform “Circle of Time." Then we speak with Minnesota state Representative Mike Freiberg about the new Secular Government Caucus he co-founded in the state legislature with the purpose of “resisting Christian nationalism and defending state/church separation.”

Vaad
संवाद # 69: Why Israel became a Jewish state but India chose secularism | Jaideep A. Prabhu

Vaad

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 104:26


Jaideep A. Prabhu is a scholar of diplomatic history and nuclear policy though he has a wide range of scholarly interests from the Classics, ethics, history, law, literature, political philosophy, religion, and security. His regional interests, however, are limited to Western Europe and the Greater Levant. Prabhu has three Masters' degrees in the humanities despite an engineering background, and has written for several periodicals as well as appeared on national television as an expert commentator. Presently, Prabhu is based in Israel and conducting research at Ben Gurion Research Institute (BGRI) on religion, secularism, and nationalism, making Israel's early state-building and foreign policy a case study. The research also touches upon a brief comparative analysis of Zionism and the idea of a Jewish state on the one hand with Hindutva and India on the other. Prabhu spends his spare time engaged in martial arts, cooking, flamenco, travelling, and scuba diving; he is also an avid fan of football and tennis.

The Link
How to Live in a Post-Christian Culture

The Link

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 26:01


The world we live in today has been described by many as a "post-Christian culture." But what does that even mean? Was culture ever fully Christian?  Well, whether you know it or not, you live in a post-Christian culture. And if you're a parent, you're raising your kids in a post-Christian culture.  On this episode of The Link, Pastor Chris is joined by a long-time friend of Woodside, Dr. Domenic Ruso, to talk about the broad implications of living in a secular, post-Christian Culture, how we answer the questions people have about what we believe, and ultimately how we navigate the ins and outs of secular culture. Resources: Rethinking Christian Discipleship for A Secular Age - https://bit.ly/3RPujr8A Secular Age by Charles Taylor - https://biturl.top/ANzMjaSupport the show: https://woodsidebible.org/listen/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Rubin Report
Proof the Left Is Scared & the Dangers of Secularism | Dennis Prager | SPIRITUALITY | Rubin Report

The Rubin Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 55:35 Very Popular


Dave Rubin of “The Rubin Report” talks to PragerU founder Dennis Prager about the latest book in his "The Rational Bible" series; why the book of Deuteronomy is so relevant today; the asymmetry of hate between conservatism and liberalism; the dangers of politics becoming your religion; why the Torah contains the most valuable wisdom in the Bible; how to know if an ideology is effective or dangerous; what we can learn from the social custom of male circumcision that is so valuable today; the importance of passed-down wisdom; why character matters less in politicians; his thoughts on adultery and politicians; why wisdom is far more important than the best intentions; the most important lessons in the book of Deuteronomy; and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Making the Leap
Why Choose Christian Education: How Public Schools Evangelize Secularism

Making the Leap

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 49:19


Christine and Chris welcome Dr. Josh Mulvihill, author of numerous books and articles on Christian life and education for this week's episode of Making the Leap. During this episode, the Stigalls cover why some might choose a Christian education, why public schools are failing Christian families and why that may be irredeemable. Dr. Mulvihill shares the types of curriculum a Christian school should offer as well as the benefit of teachers being retrained to teach from a biblical perspective. He also talks about the common objectives to Christian education, Christians evangelizing in public schools; and how parents can monitor public school curriculum. To learn more about Dr. Mulvihill and his work, follow him on Twitter or read his blog, Gospel Shaped Family. Read Dr. Mulvihill's article "Countering Common Objections to Christian Education," here. For more resources or to purchase any of his books mentioned in the podcast, visit his Amazon storefront here.If you enjoyed this episode of Making the Leap, leave a 5-star rating and let us know what you liked about the show on your favorite podcast app. You can also comment on any of our social pages; Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Check out our latest YouTube Shorts too!If you're interested in learning more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter , and Instagram or sign-up to receive monthly email updates.  

Freethought Radio
Blasphemy is a Victimless Crime

Freethought Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 49:44 Very Popular


We celebrate International Blasphemy Day by highlighting challenges to Christian Nationalism and the violation of state/church separation by senators and governors. Former Mormon Ray Matthews tells us why he now appears on FFRF's "I'm an Atheist and I Vote" billboard in Salt Lake City. Then we speak with Adrienne Martin, who testified before her Texas school board in protest of religiously motivated book banning in the public schools.

The Briefing - AlbertMohler.com
Friday, September 23, 2022

The Briefing - AlbertMohler.com

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 28:03 Very Popular


This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:38) ‘We Live in a Society of Unfiltered Liberalism, and It Functions Like a Religion': The Battle of Our Modern Age, Transcendent Theology Squares Off Against SecularismThe Dangers of Liberalism and Why YU Should Change Its Charter by The Communicator (Rabbi Rafi Eis)Part II (13:38 - 17:16) Beaver Dams and the Glory of God: Farmers Lay Down Their Arms — And Dynamite —in the War Against Beavers After Realizing the Collective Good of Their WorkIt Was War. Then, a Rancher's Truce With Some Pesky Beavers Paid Off. by New York Times (Catrin Einhorn)Part III (17:16 - 20:25) What Bible Verses Should Be the Basis of Law and Applicable to All People? What Commands are Applicable for Only Christians? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (20:25 - 22:33) Do We Concede the Point to the LGBTQ Agenda If We Accept the Distinction Between "Biological Male" and "Male"? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (22:33 - 28:03) Do You Think That We Rely Too Much on the Simple Reading of the Text in our Bible Studies and Church Services? Should We Return to Dramatic Renditions of Scripture? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.

The Chris Stigall Show
Secularism Is A Cultural Problem, But Worse In Your Church

The Chris Stigall Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 36:59


Stigall is away emceeing the Christian Education Awards in Washington DC this weekend, but dropped this important discussion about the obvious decline of religious faith in the public square. Worse, the secular creep into our nation's churches where many profess to be evangelical Christians who know nothing of the actual Word of God in the Bible continues to grow. The Washington Times' Cheryl Chummy and Stigall have an important discussion on our foundational freedoms depending on Biblical truth, especially in our churches. Plus Biden continues to enrage the "science" and control freak authoritarians in our midst when he declared the pandemic "over."

The Briefing - AlbertMohler.com
Thursday, September 22, 2022

The Briefing - AlbertMohler.com

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 25:18 Very Popular


This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 16:31) President Biden Says Pandemic is Over. The Left Cries NO: As President Biden Declares the End of the Pandemic, Why Isn't His Own Administration Backing Him?Biden Says the Pandemic Is Over. But at Least 400 People Are Dying Daily. by New York Times (Sheryl Gay Stolberg)No, President Biden, the Pandemic is Not Over by Washington Post (The Editorial Board)Is the Pandemic ‘Over,' or Not? by Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)No, Mr. President, the Pandemic Isn't Over by LA Times (Eric J. Topol)Part II (16:31 - 22:32) Watch Out for the Moral Agenda of “Public Health” — Just Look at the Influence of Anthony FauciPart III (22:32 - 25:18) New Data from the CDC Suggest Highest STI Rates in Years: But the Moral Dimension of Sex is Deliberately Excluded from DiscussionNew CDC Data: STD Rates Shot Up in 2021 by Politico (Alice Miranda Ollstein)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.

Thinking Fellows
Why You Should Be Aware Of Secularism

Thinking Fellows

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 40:26


Christians today need to realize that they live in a secular age. How do we navigate a world that goes on its merry way without referencing or acknowledging God? How does secularism different from materialism? Should Christians combat secularism or merely accept it?  Support the Show Our Secular Age The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self

The Briefing - AlbertMohler.com
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

The Briefing - AlbertMohler.com

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 26:02 Very Popular


This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:06) What's Missing from Banned Books Week in the US? Banned Books, Of Course — So What's Behind All This?Banned in the USA: The Growing Movement to Censor Books in Schools by PEN AmericaPart II (12:06 - 16:16) The Bottom Line of Banned Books Week: A Progressivist Agenda to Nullify Parental RightsPart III (16:16 - 20:51) Professions and Professional Associations Pushing Left Together: How the Media and Education Elites Influence Culture and Shape MoralityAttempts to Ban Books Are Accelerating and Becoming More Divisive by New York Times (Alexandra Alter and Elizabeth A. Harris)Part IV (20:51 - 26:02) A Campaign Promise Fulfilled and a Win for Parents in Virginia: Glenn Youngkin Ends Policy that Allowed Schools to Conceal Transgender Transition of Students from ParentsVirginia Reverses School Protections for Transgender Students by New York Times (Ava Sasani)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.

The Gary DeMar Podcast
The Unraveling of Secularism

The Gary DeMar Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 28:22


Gary is interviewed by Chris Arnzen on Iron Sharpens Iron Radio. In this first part they discuss Christian worldview, political activism, and how current unbelieving thought is starting to cave in on itself through internal contradictions and competing ideologies.

Rebuilders
Rebuilders: The royal funeral & the grey zone between religion and secularism

Rebuilders

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022


The Briefing - AlbertMohler.com
Monday, September 19, 2022

The Briefing - AlbertMohler.com

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 25:45 Very Popular


This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 08:38) A University Acts to Defend its Convictions; Yeshiva University Shuts Down All Student Groups After SCOTUS Sends Case Back to Lower Courts in NYCPart II (08:38 - 19:20) ‘Extreme Religious Liberty': Note the Language — Religious Liberty Is About to Be Sacrificed on the Altar of Personal AutonomyWhen Did Religious Belief Become an Excuse to Discriminate? by Washington Post (Louise Melling)Extreme Religious Liberty Is Undermining Public Health by New York Times (Lindsay F. Wiley)Part III (19:20 - 25:45) Democrats in the Senate Announce Vote to Codify Same-Sex Marriage Likely to be Deferred Until After Midterm Elections — But Why? What is the Strategy Here?Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.

The Missions Podcast
The Air We Breathe: Glen Scrivener on the Ghost of Christianity in Western Culture

The Missions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 38:28


Why does Western society believe in ideals like freedom and equality? Where did we get the notion of human rights or self-sacrifice? What about the idea of “secularism” itself? This week, author and apologist Glen Scrivener explains how the specter of Christianity continues to haunt the Western mind—and how, as missionaries, we can reclaim it. Glen is the author of The Air We Breathe: How We All Came to Believe in Freedom, Kindness, Progress, and Equality. is passionate about people meeting Christ and equipping Christians to share their faith. He's often found speaking at churches and universities, in the studio producing online media or in his office, writing books and other evangelistic material. Glen is married to Emma, and they have a daughter, Ruby and son, J.J. Watch the video version of this episode on the ABWE YouTube channel. Believe in our mission? Support this podcast. The Missions Podcast is a ministry resource of ABWE. Learn more at abwe.org. Want to ask a question or suggest a topic? Email alex@missionspodcast.com.

UnAborted
Identifying The Underlying Worldview That Animates Secularism | Guest: Nancy Pearcey

UnAborted

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 58:55


Nancy Pearcey is the author of Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality, as well as The Soul of Science, Saving Leonardo, Finding Truth, and Total Truth. She is professor and scholar in residence at Houston Baptist University and has been highlighted as one of the five top women apologists by Christianity Today, and hailed in The Economist as "America's pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual." Nancy Pearcey joins the show today to discuss her book Love Thy Body and the foundational religious premise that animates secular progressivism today. What has come to be called body-self dualism or the fact-value split, Nancy explains how this religious worldview drives every forward movement of the secular moral revolution. Rather than dealing in bits and pieces with these culture war issues, Nancy argues we must identify the underlying worldview behind it all if we're going to be effective. While secularism offers a hatred and dismissal of our bodies as the result of mindless, purposeless forces, Christianity offers a high view of our bodies as intrinsically valuable with a purpose. Seth and Nancy discuss the consequences of this key feature of “progressivism” and why separating our rights from our human nature ends in disaster and despair. And lastly, Nancy leaves us with positive ways to argue for the Christian view of the body against the culture of death and their assault on the Imago Dei.  Date: 09/09/22 To help UnAborted create more pro-life content and take our content to the streets, become a Patron of the show at https://www.patreon.com/unaborted To help Seth educate and expose culture to the evil of abortion so that every person has a right to be born, become an ALLY of The White Rose Resistance at https://thewhiterose.life

Issues, Etc.
2443. Is Secularism Secular? – Dr. Adam Francisco, 9/1/22

Issues, Etc.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 66:03


Dr. Adam Francisco of Concordia University Chicago CUC Lutheran Identity Fund CUC Employment Opportunities CUC Undergraduate Admission

The Briefing - AlbertMohler.com
Monday, August 29, 2022

The Briefing - AlbertMohler.com

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 25:40 Very Popular


This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 07:28) Orwell Put on Hold? Department of Homeland Security Disbands "Governance Disinformation Board"DHS Folds Disinformation Board After Criticism Over Threat to Free Speech by Wall Street Journal (Dustin Volz)Part II (07:28 - 11:38) Google Takes Sides on Abortion: Company Says It Will Label Abortion Providers in Search Functions — And That Means Leading Users Away from Crisis Pregnancy CentersGoogle Says Maps, Searches Will Identify Clinics That Provide Abortions by Wall Street Journal (Meghan Bobrowsky)Part III (11:38 - 25:40) A Parable of the Liberal Ethos and Postmodern Party Culture: Finland's Prime Minister in Controversy after Videos Emerge of Her Participation in Partying ScandalWhat the Controversy over Finnish Prime Minister's Dancing Videos Reveals about Women Leaders by USA Today (Alia E. Dastagir)In Finland, a Partying Prime Minister Draws Tuts, and Cheers by New York Times (Katrin Bennhold)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.

The Briefing - AlbertMohler.com
Wednesday, August 24, 2022

The Briefing - AlbertMohler.com

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 24:57 Very Popular


This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:10) A House Divided Against Itself: A Collision of Worldviews Emerges Between Feminists on the Left and the Sexual Revolutionaries Who Even Further LeftFrench Feminists Split Over Help for Pregnant Trans Men by The Times (Adam Sage)Part II (12:10 - 22:08) ‘Will Future Canadians Owe the Disabled an Apology for Euthanasia?': Dark Realities (And Beyond) from Canada as ‘Right to Die' for the Disabled Shifts to a ‘Duty to Die'Will Future Canadians Owe the Disabled an Apology for Euthanasia? by Washington Post (Charles Lane)Part III (22:08 - 24:57) Walmart Takes Stand Against the Sanctity of Human Life as the Company Expands Support for Abortion Coverage for EmployeesWalmart Expands Abortion Coverage for Employees by Associated Press (Haleluya Hadero)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.

The Briefing - AlbertMohler.com
Tuesday, August 23, 2022

The Briefing - AlbertMohler.com

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 24:10 Very Popular


This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:50) Christians Did Not Start the Culture Wars, But They Cannot Evade Them: The Imperative of Christian EngagementThe God I Know Is Not a Culture Warrior by New York Times (Tish Harrison Warren)Part II (13:50 - 19:20) Yes, Christians Should Be on the School Board: Why Christians Cannot Abandon the Institutional Ships of SocietyDon't Run for the School Board by Christianity Today (Bonnie Kristian)Part III (19:20 - 24:10) Christian Schools, The Secular Agenda is Coming for You: The Inescapability of the Culture WarsFlorida Christian School Says It Will Refer to Students Only by 'Biological Gender,' Asks Gay and Transgender Students to Leave by NBC News (Antonio Planas)Kindergartner in Louisiana Allegedly Forced Out of School Because Her Parents are a Same-Sex Couple by NBC News (Antonio Planas)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.

Fireside Chat with Dennis Prager
Fireside Chat Ep. 251 — Secularism: The Age of the Absurd

Fireside Chat with Dennis Prager

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 33:06 Very Popular


Dennis summarizes his life's work as understanding the consequences of secularism. In view of that, Dennis addresses three reasons why young people today are alienated from religion. He also answers questions about his childhood, marital issues, being ready to face change, and whether God can learn in relation to us.