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…

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…

Episode 36 | The Fourth Estate Pt.1

President Donald Trump’s suspension of immigration and refugee acceptance has sparked concern and outrage from all sides. Is the mainstream media guilty of influencing thought before informing minds? Mike Bell and Rick Henderson interview journalist, Jasen Lee, a reporter at the Deseret News and the co-host of Voices of Reason. Before tackling the news, in this…

Episode 35 | Are You A Feminist? Pt. 2

In the last episode, Mike Bell and Rick Henderson reacted with emotional hostility to the question, “Are you a feminist?”  In this episode they take a look at the true history of feminism and react to the perspective of Sarah Bessey, author of Jesus Feminist, a pro-life, Christian who believes the Bible teaches all of us to…

Episode 34 | Are You A Feminist? Pt. 1

Millions of women marched in Washington and in cities around the U.S., but for what exactly? Abortion? Equal pay? Equality in education? An end to oppression? Senator Claire McCaskill said her stated goal was to get people to go to her website.  Is that all this is — a power play and fundraiser opportunity? People are…

Episode 33 | God of Silence

Martin Scorsese directed and released Silence, a film starting Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver.  More than a stellar movie, it tells the story of brutally persecuted Jesuit priests and Japanese Christians in 17th century Japan.  The film compels the viewer to ask the question, where is God in our pain and suffering?  Why…