catholic vs. evangelical

Thom Nickels: Catholic Divisions

Broadcast Running Time: 27:40

Carmelite nuns are one of the last traditional conservative orders of nuns left today. One of their convents was recently 'reviewed' by visitors from Rome who later proclaimed the convent had a year to decide whether to join an order of activist nuns or face closure. Joining us today is Philadelphia-based author and columnist Thom Nickels (thomnickels.blogspot.com). This Carmelite convent issue points to a larger problem within the Catholic Church: that there is a civil war brewing between the conservative, traditionalist arm and the more progressive, get-with-the-times wing. Time will tell how it plays out, but right now the Pope is firmly on one side of the issue.

Daniel Williams: How Politics Has Changed

Broadcast Running Time: 27:12

John Loeffler

April 1, 2022

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A new book is out about how the 1976 election signaled a sea change in American politics.  Joining us today is the author of that book, Daniel Williams (westga.edu), Professor of History at the University of West Georgia.  He describes the shift in electoral maps, party policies, and the thinking of the country in general that began in 1976 that has resulted in what we’re seeing today.  He goes on to chat about the Catholic Church and the changes that have befallen it since the late 1960s.

John Loeffler: Reality and God

Broadcast Running Time: 22:35

John Loeffler

December 23, 2021

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You are going to confront two things during your life: reality and God.  Those confrontations are assured, whether we like it or not, so with that in mind, it's important to know what life is all about.  John flies solo today, taking a look at those two confrontations amid the avalanche of lies and blizzard of ignorance we see in the West today.  Caught up in the blizzard and the avalanche are many young people who are being taught to embrace a narrative or a truth claim, regardless of whether it's actually true or not.  John illustrates how Marxist thought is completely antithetical to Christmas: one has to be true while the other has to be false.  John reads from the Gospel of John showing how Christmas definitely wins that battle.