battle of worldviews

In society today, you have two groups of people coming from two different worldview assumptions, using two different processes of thought, and arriving at two different conclusions. The shouting and chaos that result stems from the battle of those two worldviews. Joining us to dive deep on this is Steven Yates (lostgenerationphilosopher.com), retired professor of critical thinking in Santiago, Chile. He describes the differences between a Christian worldview and a naturalistic materialism worldview. Speech and actions flowing from discussions about abortion or human rights can be seen in these worldview differences. He and John look at possible ways to bridge the gap.

Yesterday we brought you part 1 of our 2-part interview with Peter Hammond (frontlinemissionsa.org), Founder and Director of Frontline Fellowship in South Africa. He gave a sober evaluation, based on direct observation, of the life of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. On today's podcast, he continues with some personal interactions he had over the years with the Archbishop. He goes on to look at worldview wars, the importance of campaigning for the truth, and his optimism about the future.

Shaking the Fence

Broadcast Running Time: 01:14:15

John Loeffler

September 18, 2021

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In Mark 11, Jesus asked the Pharisees to decide if the baptism of John was from heaven or from men. Instead of making a decision, they sat on the fence and claimed ignorance. Artur Pawlowski (streetchurch.ca), Founder of Street Church Ministries in Alberta, Canada, spoke in our area recently and John caught up with him for an interview. Artur shows what the battle ahead will look like for Western civilization and what we must do to win. We must get off the fence and stand up to tyranny. We know what tyranny looks like from history so we should be able to recognize it now. Making that decision is scary, but with God on our side and an iron resolve, we can successfully make a stand and choose what side of the fence we want to be on.

If what is happening doesn't make sense, there must be another agenda afoot. And today, there are many things that don't make sense. Back with us this week is John Guandolo (understandingthethreat.com), Founder of Understanding the Threat. He maintains that many of these illogical events – like the disastrous pullout from Afghanistan – are intentional. Change agents come to town trying to distract you from the truth of what's happening but people are beginning to see through the charade and wake up. He shows us what we can do.

Finally this week we welcome to the show Joseph Puder (frontpagemag.com), columnist at FrontPage Magazine. He examines America's reputation in the world after the pullout from Afghanistan. Our allies around the world don't trust us and our enemies are more emboldened. Does that mean attacks on U.S. soil are imminent?

Artur Pawlowski: Rise Up Against Tyranny

Broadcast Running Time: 44:50

John Loeffler

September 14, 2021

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Recently, Artur Pawlowski (streetchurch.ca), Founder of Street Church Ministries in Alberta, Canada, traveled to John's church to give a speech and John caught up with him for an impromptu interview. Artur and John discuss the battle ahead for Western civilization and how we need God in this battle if we are going to win. The enemy is clearly defined; they are the totalitarians and the ones who help them. One of the key reasons people have fallen to the enemy in the past, has been the failure to stand up en masse to the tyranny. We must learn from this lesson. And if we are going to be successful in standing up, we'd better get started because the enemy has already begun to fight.

The Familiar Road to Socialism

Broadcast Running Time: 01:19:16

John Loeffler

July 31, 2021

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"History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme:" a quote attributed to author Mark Twain. We see today the seedlings of socialism beginning to burst through here in the U.S. and it looks awfully familiar. First up this week is Andrei Znamenski (notesonliberty.com), Professor of History at the University of Memphis. He grew up in the Soviet Union before coming here in 1991 and is an expert in the lead-up to the Bolshevik movement of 1917. He describes the beginning of communism in Russia where they would shut down intellectual debate, control the media, and institute a repressive cancel culture. Where have we heard that before?

The Christian Church has been affected by this change, with some leaders and pastors compromising the Church's doctrines to cater to the secularized culture. Back with us this week after a long hiatus is Ken Ham (answersingenesis.org), CEO and Founder of Answers in Genesis, the Creation Museum, and the world-renowned Ark Encounter. He looks to help prepare Christians to take a bold stand, defend God's Word, and take on the worldly culture. The Church should cease compromising because in the troubled times ahead, with the enemies already inside the gates, the solid foundation of Truth will be a much needed weapon.

Finally this week, we take a look at censorship and the violation of the free speech rights of millions of Americans. Wrapping up the show is May Davis (iwf.org), Visiting Fellow at the Independent Women's Forum. She discusses President Trump's class action lawsuit against social media companies, the need to apply fair rules to everyone equally, and how the repercussions of Big Tech's censorship could help change the culture and founding principles of the country.

Ken Ham: Enemy Inside the Christian Gates

Broadcast Running Time: 28:33

John Loeffler

July 22, 2021

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Culture has become more secularized in the past few decades, but so has the church. More and more people are not going to church and more churches are compromising their Christian doctrines to cater to the secularized culture. Joining us today is Ken Ham (answersingenesis.org), CEO and Founder of Answers in Genesis, the Creation Museum, and the world-renowned Ark Encounter. He lays out four mandates to help prepare Christians to take a bold stand, defend God's Word, and take on the secular culture. The Church needs to be clear-eyed and less conflicted. The enemies of Christianity have lurked around the Church's gates for years – now they're inside and we need to fight back.

Underlying Spiritual Dimension

Broadcast Running Time: 1:19:17

John Loeffler

December 5, 2020

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In the West, the battle of worldviews has a distinct underlying spiritual dimension to it that clearly defines each side. Dr. John Diamond (peacemakersoutreach.com), Founder and Executive Director of Peacemakers Outreach, joins us to look at why we have this divide and hot we can come together. A few decades ago, we removed God from the American landscape and as a result, we are not only warring against each in the realm of rhetoric and censorship, but also on the spiritual level. The best way to fight this battle is to bring God back to our country. And, of course, to pray.

As a result of this massive divide, we are experiencing election chaos which has brought with it a clear paradigm shift. John, Carol, and Producer Steve sit down this week to discuss how, like it or not, no matter who occupies the White House come January, things are going to be decidedly different. They cover a potential Biden presidency, media colluding with democrats, and how the one-worlder crowd is attempting a post-Trump power grab.

Finally this week, we drill down into the election chaos and see where we stand. After a long hiatus, we welcome back Dr. Tamzin Rosenwasser (aapsonline.org), a physician in Internal Medicine and Dermatology. She gives a history of how elections have operated, how electors are chosen, and how opposition to those electors are handled. She also covers evidence of fraud and the voting system software that allowed it. John closes out the program this week briefly highlighting the stages of persecution in a civilized society.

John Loeffler

December 4, 2020

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There's a battle of worldviews among people in the West, but what is really behind it? Dr. John Diamond (peacemakersoutreach.com), Founder and Executive Director of Peacemakers Outreach, joins us to discuss what best works to push back against tyrannical philosophy. A few decades ago, we removed God from the American worldview and as a result, we are not only warring against each in the realm of rhetoric and censorship, but also on the spiritual level. The best way to fight this battle is to bring God back to our country. And, of course, to pray. Otherwise, the battle rages on and one day may spill over into a violent revolution.