Once a month, John is a guest on KYMS, a local radio station here in the Inland Northwest, with Lee Lancaster to chat about current events and the martyred church. On today's podcast, John and Lee look at the threat Christianity poses to communist China and the measures China's government is taking to eradicate all opposition. They also discuss the growing pushback against mandates, both here and worldwide, and the avoidance by the Christian Church to wade into political or supposed controversial waters, too often falling into the social justice worldly camp instead. John also highlights the difference between persecution in the West and that in tyrannical countries.
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.
Chairman Xi of China and President Biden met last month to discuss Taiwan and they announced that they had agreed to stick to the Taiwan Agreement. But both Taiwan and our own State Department are unsure of what that means. Joining us to discuss this is Stephen Bryen (centerforsecuritypolicy.org), Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy. He explains the history of what is actually a series of Taiwan assurances – not one agreement – and how if President Biden doesn't know anything about this history, can he be trusted to come to the aid of an ally? No one is exactly sure who is in charge at the White House, but if a clear anti-aggression foreign policy regarding China and Taiwan isn't expressed, Taiwan could soon suffer a similar fate as Hong Kong.
Today we continue our thread on geopolitics with part one of a two-part interview with Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson (thebulwark.com). He examines the precarious position Taiwan finds itself with China potentially emboldened to take over the small island country. He also looks at the sudden cancellation of Hong Kong passports, the history of Hong Kong along with China prematurely breaking the 1997 agreement, and finally China's social credit score system – and how we're seeing a similar version of it pop up here in the United States.
Join us tomorrow for part two of the conversation with Reuben Johnson where he and John discuss several cultural issues in the U.S.
With post-election frenzy in full swing here in the U.S., it's easy to overlook important stories abroad. Back with us today is Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson (thebulwark.com) who looks at the ouster of four pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong and the potential problems that could follow. He covers not only the possible concerns of a more dominant China and a more capitulating U.S. under a Biden presidency, but also the possibility that after Hong Kong, Taiwan could be next on China's list.