Earlier this week, former NFL player and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in prison. In this week’s boralogue, John looks at suicide from a Christian perspective, showing that we all need the right spiritual guideposts to get us through the rough spots. It’s up to us to fit into God’s plan for us, not the other way around. As long as we have Christ as our guide, we will be OK, no matter what obstacles stand in our way.
What is one thing that a majority of terrorist groups around the world have in common? Cynthia Farahat (www.cynthiafarahat.com), Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum looks at the granddaddy of all terrorist organizations, the Muslim Brotherhood, who funds many other groups and is conducting a civilization jihad. She also explores historical connections between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Third Reich.
We have reported on the plight of Pakistani Christians for more than a year now. Joining us this week is Reverend James Luke (www.lcceast.ca) of the Lutheran Church Canada near Toronto, a Pakistani-born Christian who discusses his recent speech before the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees and how some in Pakistan are fighting back against the country’s rigid blasphemy laws.
Tensions with North Korea have reached a fevered pitch in recent weeks. Author and American foreign policy expert, Dr. Anne Pierce (www.annerpierce.com) examines the Trump administration’s foreign policy reset to one of peace through strength, the dangers posed by North Korea and its dictator, and possible links with Iran’s nuclear program.
John’s quote of the week:
“If emotions are your guide, you will fail. If your heart is your guide, you will fail. The heart is irrevocably corrupt. If false idols and purposes are your reference points, you will fail. But if the Holy Spirit is your guide, no matter how bad the storm you will succeed and all pain will be turned to joy and a blessing for you.”
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