Cancel culture has gained a pervasive prominence in our society. How did it get to this point and is there a way to stop it? Joining us today is Mark Bauerlein (firstthings.com), Senior Editor at First Things and Professor Emeritus of English at Emory University. He describes how the millennial generation learned this cancelling behavior during their teenage years and then parlayed that knowledge to the campus and then to the workplace. While in school, woke educators taught a version of American history that projected America as a horrible place. It's easy to have a Marxist, cancel culture mindset after that. He also points out that many Christian denominations have fallen prey to this mindset as well. But if enough of us stand up, call it out, and reject it, we can put a stop to it.
The U.S. is still working out what administration will occupy the White House in January, but countries in the Middle East aren't waiting around. Israel-based Josh Hasten (joshhasten.com), host of the Israel Uncensored radio show, joins us to answer the question: what should be done about Iran? A Trump and a Biden administration have markedly different plans when it comes to Iran. Gulf States in the Middle East are forming alliances with Israel to fight against Iran should help not materialize from Western countries.
With all this uncertainty swirling around, a feeling of angst has settled over a lot of people. John, Carol, and Steve convene a Steel round table for a discussion on how to handle these stressful times. We need to focus on what's important and come together and help each other. Also, prayer is a great way to manage anxiety because God's plans are always best and He will provide a way for us to get through it.
John and Carol continue the studio round table, examining the new normal (or emerging paradigm shift) in the world of economics. They look at the global economic picture, the actions of central banks around the world, and how the virus is affecting businesses both big and small.
Finally this week, we tackle the age old question: what is truth? Dr. James Thrasher (faithandfreedom.com), Professor of Biblical Studies at Grove City College, relates his experiences with students and how they need a solid grounding in the absolute quality of truth. Truth can't be 'your truth isn't my truth' - it has to be based on something. In this clash of worldviews we're having today, it's important to ground yourself in absolute truth.
2020 hasn't been the best year and with massive uncertainty swirling around the election and the advent of a new societal paradigm, many people are experiencing a considerable amount of angst. John, Carol, and Steve convene a Steel round table for a discussion on how to handle these stressful times. They discuss the need to come together and help each other. Also prayer is a big way to manage anxiety because God's plans are always best and He will provide a way for us to get through them. Plus Carol issues a Christmas challenge to everyone that will not only help others but will also help to take our minds off of the chaos.