power of prayer

John opens the show this week with a brief comment on how our Constitution is working exactly as it was meant to work. And in doing so, it is stymieing the plans of the Left, which is why you see the constant attacks on the Constitution.

We then transition to our first topic: abortion. Abortion is in the spotlight due to the recent Dobbs decision, but how is the Church dealing with it? We welcome Dr. David J. Ayers (faithandfreedom.com), Fellow for Marriage and Family at the Institute for Faith and Freedom. He looks at how the church has taught about abortion historically and how they deal with women who suffer from the aftereffects of it. He relays his own experiences in how the Church has handled the issue of abortion.

When we discuss the topic of totalitarianism, both in the past and happening now, it's important to take a step back and study what exactly totalitarianism is. Helping us do that this week is literature and history teacher Walker Larson (thehazelnut.substack.com). He describes the different stages of totalitarianism, based on what we've seen in history, and shows some pretty shocking similarities to society today. If you want to understand how raging at the Constitution can lead to tyranny, this is the interview to listen to.

Finally, we look at a blatant power grab on the globalist stage. The World Health Organization has been horrible when it comes to accurate medical information, but they are maneuvering for more power. Rounding out the show this week is Alex Newman (thenewamerican.com), CEO of Liberty Sentinel Media and Senior Editor at The New American magazine. He describes how the United Nations is attempting to give the WHO powers to declare pandemic emergencies in any country regardless of whether that country gives consent or not.

The topic of abortion has been thrust back into the spotlight after the recent Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. But the topic of abortion in the Church has always been a difficult one. Joining us today to chat about it is Dr. David J. Ayers (faithandfreedom.com), Fellow for Marriage and Family at the Institute for Faith and Freedom. He and John tackle the question of how the church should teach about abortion. More women than you think in the church have had an abortion and most of them are afraid to mention it. Dr. Ayers relays his experience compassionately discussing the issue in the classroom and at church.

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.

In 1992, John interviewed Elisabeth Elliot on the topic of suffering.  Her first husband, Jim Elliot, was among five missionaries who were killed in Ecuador in 1956 by members of the Auca tribe. 

Ms. Elliot discusses her story of tremendous faith after experiencing tragedy and gives her answer to the age-old question: how could God allow suffering?  In searching for meaning in times of trouble, instead of questioning God's motives or if He's paying attention, we should trust Him and believe that he is sovereign.   

Elizabeth Elliot passed away on June 15, 2015 at the age of 88.  The story of her life (including her incredible trip back to Ecuador to live among and minister to the people who killed her husband) and a repository of her writings can be found at elisabethelliot.org.

Studio Round Table: Combating the Angst

Broadcast Running Time: 20:29

John Loeffler

December 9, 2020

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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.