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.
The Warsaw Security Forum was held last week, highlighting the geopolitics of military defense. First up this week is one of our regular guests who attended that conference, Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson. He examines NATO's defense against possible Russian aggression, the future of the manufacture of weapon systems, how countries are questioning the Biden administration after the debacle in Afghanistan, and China's provocation toward Taiwan as they deal with internal problems.
Next up, we dive deeper into China's provocation toward Taiwan and President Biden's meeting with Xi Jinping. We welcome up Stephen Bryen (centerforsecuritypolicy.org), Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy. He explains the history between China, Taiwan, and the U.S. and how the Biden administration is putting out mixed messages as to their foreign policy. In the end, no one is sure who's in charge at the White House with their fractured foreign policy, which ultimately leaves Taiwan in greater danger.
We move away from geopolitics and ask the question: what is the future of the Christian church amid all of the chaos in the world? Joining us next is Mike LeMay, retired General Manager of Q90FM in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He discusses how we are coming in to a time of religious persecution where we will have to choose between worldly churches and Bible-believing underground churches. Christians can fight the battles of this world, but we must keep our hearts in the Lord. Living in this fallen world, we may lose battles from time to time, but with God on our side, we ultimately win the war.
Finally, we take a look back at January 6, 2021. It wasn't an insurrection, but there was violence and the identity of some of the planners of that violence are being revealed. Rounding out the show this week is author, activist, and podcast host Suzzanne Monk (trumptalk.us). Some of the regular citizens who were arrested that day are still being held without a trial, while it has been discovered that Antifa and the FBI both had a hand in planning the part that was violent. With overwhelming odds against people who support former President Trump, it seems the Left wants conservatives to live in fear.
Can we turn around the bad times we're experiencing today or is it too late? Either way, what does that mean for our future and for the future of the Christian Church? Joining us today is Mike LeMay, retired General Manager of Q90FM in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He discusses how the few foundational blocks holding up Western society are beginning to wobble and once the first one collapses, the others won't be far behind. A public-private partnership has been created that will usher in this collapse, all while claiming they have the answers. How will churches fare? There will be worldly churches and there will be underground churches. We can fight the battles of this world, but keep your heart in the Lord. Know that while the Bible says we will lose the earthly battle, we will ultimately win the eternal war.
After 16 years in power, Angela Merkel will step down as Chancellor of Germany. The country's Social Democrats edged out her party in elections this week. What does that mean for Europe and the world going forward? We welcome back Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson to the program to give us an update on geopolitics. He looks at many issues, including Europe's impending energy crisis caused by the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline deal, China's threat of global dominance, and some dangerous Russian military exercises. Many countries in Europe, especially Germany, are walking into a crisis with their eyes wide open.
John often says that when danger reared its ugly head, the pastors turned and bravely fled. That could be used to describe today's church. But has it always been that way in America? Our next guest today is Dan Fisher (danfisherbrr.com), Co-Pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond, Oklahoma. He reminds us about the pastors from the late 18th century who bravely led their flock in battle to birth our Republic. Fast forward to today and many pastors turn and flee from conflict. He offers solutions to turn the tide.
Finally, we head north to Canuck country with fan favorite Christine Douglass-Williams (frontpagemag.com), writer at FrontPage Magazine and Jihad Watch. She discusses a situation where a Jewish judge has been barred from presiding over cases involving Muslims. It points to a larger problem within the Canadian government and media where talking points and so-called facts are actually flipped upside down. We've gotten to the point where lies are being marketed as truth.
When danger reared its ugly head, the pastors turned and bravely fled. That could be used to describe today's church. But has it always been that way in America? Here with us today is Dan Fisher (danfisherbrr.com), Co-Pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond, Oklahoma. He goes through his presentation titled "Bringing Back the Black Robed Regiment," remembering the pastors from the late 18th century who bravely led their flock in battle to birth our Republic. It's a far cry from many of today's pastors who turn and flee from conflict. He offers solutions to turn the tide today.
Professors, business owners, social media users, and others have fallen victim to the political correctness police. In this week's boralogue, John gives examples of those who have at best been forced to self-censor or at worst have been fired. Standing up for the truth can cost you but it is our duty to continue to stand. Choosing the right side of truth has important implications later.
John then shines a light on the media and their role in the collusion / impeachment / derangement effort against President Trump. This massive effort, however, just may blow back in the Left's faces as more and more information comes to light. Clips from investigative reporter John Solomon are featured.
Politics does indeed make strange bedfellows. Senior Contributor to the Federalist Ben Weingarten (www.benweingarten.com) joins us to analyze the nexus between the far left in this country and Islam as well as the Soviet Union, showing that their mission is/was to bring down Western civilization. He urges conservatives to wake up and recognize that they are in a worldview windstorm against progressives.
Finally, we welcome author and historian Daniel Mallock (www.danielmallock.com) back to the program to compare the political rancor we see today with that during the time of Lincoln and Reagan and Jefferson. He also explores the disconnect between the Right and the Left today and the need for honest conversations to bridge the gap.
John's quote of the week:
"The truth causes division. It causes division between those who would like to stand on the truth and those who would like to stand on the lie for the sake of their own sin nature. The Bible assures us that right up until the time of the end, there will be both types of people. When the time comes to stand, which side will you be on?"
In this week's Extras segment, we play another double feature from days of Steel yore. First up is Steve Turley from September 2016 where he discusses the topic of media hypocrisy. We then transition to Thomas Lifson from January 2018 where he covers Trump Derangement Syndrome and the media's role in it.