Episode 57 | Tole [RANT]

Presumably the secular culture at large expects the marketplace of ideas to be much more civil without those “narrow minded” Christians around, constantly discussing moral black and white, drawing lines in the sand on sexual ethics for instance. If Christian influence is waning in society, progressives might expect there to be a utopia just around…

Episode 48 | Welcome to the Jungle

From social interaction to social media, making a political statement or taking a bold stance on a cultural issue feels like stepping into the lion’s den.  And yet, we love it when people dare to engage.  In this episode, pastors Rick Henderson and Mike Bell respond to both the friendly and critical members of the…

Episode 47 | Bouquet of Trouble

Baronnelle Stutzman is the florist who was thrust into the national spotlight for refusing to design flowers for a same-sex wedding. Alliance Defending Freedom is taking her case to the Supreme Court. Is this another instance of grumpy, hypocritical Christians? Is there a difference between what the law should allow and what Christians should do? Does…

Episode 43 | Wrestling with Gender

This is bigger than the controversy surrounding the Texas High School State Wrestling Championships. What is gender and how do we know it? Tucker Carlson debated Zac Petkanas, a senior Democratic National Committee advisor. Petkanas claims gender identity is settled science. Do doctors agree? How could it be caring to help kids live a lifestyle that leads…

Episode 42 | Ego Mania

In this age of protests, condescension has become a virtue. At a town hall for Senator Bill Cassidy, protesters drew notoriety for shouting during a prayer and pledge to the flag.  At the Oscars, celebrities like Academy Award winner Viola Davis adorned themselves with self-praise. Could it be that there is a common trait, below the surface, that…

QOTW

There’s a degree of deception in silence.  –Don Lemon Is there something you should speak up about?

Episode 41 | Unquestionable

Have you seen the videos of college professors melting down and throwing tantrums at protests?  If you never get emotional you’re not human.  If you can’t discipline your emotions you’re not an adult.  What is the hope for meaningful engagement if we get mean every time someone asks a question that makes us uncomfortable?  Rick…

Episode 40 | Trumped Up Virtue

Millions are marching and more are passionately expressing their values.  Among all the disagreement, there is surprising unity: compassion is good, racism is bad, evil should be resisted.  Can we validate these values without a belief in God?  On the Late Show, with Stephen Colbert, Ricky Gervais laughs off the idea God.  He claims science…

Episode 38 | EXECUTIVE DIS-ORDER

President Trump sparked controversy with his Executive Order, spinning airports, agencies and the courts into chaos.  How do we open our borders to those seeking help and close our borders to those seeking harm?  It’s not just refugees that need to be vetted, it’s how we think that needs to be scoured as well.  Mike…

Episode 37 | The Fourth Estate Pt. 2

Is it the media’s job to tell us what is right, or is it the media’s job tell us what is true?  In the second, of this this two part series, Rick Henderson and Mike Bell continue their discussion with Jasen Lee.  He has been a journalist for over 20 years and is the co-host…