Standing in faith

We have now arrived in this country at a time when a lot of bad ideas are coming home to roost. People are feeling pain because of it. We'll look at two examples of that today. First, John and Producer Steve chat about the recent SCOTUS draft opinion leak and the issues surrounding that. They look at the protests around the Justices' homes, end running the Constitution, ignoring the rule of law, and how the Tenth Amendment is usually and conveniently forgotten. Twisting the language of the Constitution to fit an ideology is always a bad idea and we're seeing the consequences of that now.

Second this week, we focus on the bad ideas related to environmentalism and the current administration's energy strategy. John welcomes Greg Kozera (shalecrescentusa.com), Director of Marketing for Shale Crescent USA. He draws on his experience in the industry to discuss America's energy problems. Climate alarmists demand change, despite the U.S. having cleaner methods of extraction and cleaner fuel. The current administration's bad ideas have only made matters worse, but he offers realistic solutions.

When you're surrounded by bad ideas and the entrenched bureaucracy keeps pumping them out, it takes a lot to stand up to them. We finish out the show this week with Rachel Alexander (intellectualconservative.com), Founder and Editor of the Intellectual Conservative. She describes how Arizona's Attorney General Mark Brnovich is taking on the swamp and is having some success. His strategy: be bold and be not afraid. Fighting this battle is hard, but when bad ideas lead to real world pain, good, sound ideas can counter them.

Matthew Young: Unsettled Science

Broadcast Running Time: 21:11

We hear two mantras often when it comes to science: the science is settled, and science and faith cannot and should not interact. Joining us today is Matthew Young (hillsdale.edu), Dean of Natural Sciences and Professor of Chemistry at the vaunted Hillsdale College. He pushes back on the idea that people of faith are not thinking people and that faith and science should not work together. After all, God created the awesome and wonderful things that scientists study. Professor Young also describes what Hillsdale College is doing to encourage open dialogue in science so people are free to explore and debate and get to the truth without political or ideological pressure.

John Loeffler

April 28, 2022

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It's important when studying history or looking up facts to understand the situation in context, otherwise everything gets clouded with judgment. John flies solo on today's podcast, recalling times where he was confronted with a problem and then drew upon conversations he had or books he read in the past in order to come up with a solution. When you Google facts, a lot of times the results are out of context. You need to understand facts in context in order to understand why people behave the way they do. Knowing human nature and applying it to history gives you a much clearer, fact-based look at our past, rather than the wokus-pokus version we often see. A good lesson for not only us but also our children.

With the Left entrenched in nearly every arena in society, it takes a lot to stand up to them. Someone who has experience in that fight joins us today: Rachel Alexander (intellectualconservative.com), Founder and Editor of the Intellectual Conservative. She recounts how Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is taking on both Arizona State University and the Arizona Bar Association (who retaliated against him for going after the school). The media and the politicos are showing their hypocrisy yet again in highlighting his defeats and ignoring his successes. Battling the hornet's nest takes a toll, but there are some brave souls out there willing to do it. Will there be more?

David Witt: South American Revival

Broadcast Running Time: 17:43

John Loeffler

April 4, 2022

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People around the world need to hear and read the Word of God, but rarely do we talk about that need in South America. Joining us today is David Witt (spritofmartyrdom.com), Chief Executive Officer of Spirit of Martyrdom International. He describes the need for God's Word in Venezuela and Colombia and what his organization is doing to provide Bibles and leadership in churches there. God is using the oppressive economic and cultural environment caused by the socialist government in Venezuela to begin a revival of the Christian Church and a renewal of the hearts of citizens, including those in hard-to-reach tribal areas.

John on KYMS: Wrap Up and Predictions

Broadcast Running Time: 23:06

John Loeffler

December 30, 2021

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We close out 2021 with John as a guest on KYMS radio with Lee Lancaster. John and Lee look at the miraculous escape by Christians who were kidnapped in Haiti as well as uplifting news of a persecuted man in China. But there are also some pretty grisly accounts of Christian persecution around the world and John shares a couple of those. He also dives into some predictions for 2022, including the impact of the midterm elections. Happy New Year everyone! We're off tomorrow – see you in 2022!

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.

John Loeffler: Thanks Be To God

Broadcast Running Time: 21:44

John Loeffler

November 24, 2021

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On this day before Thanksgiving, John flies solo and takes a look at the truth underlying the concept of thanksgiving. All of us experience times of trouble and sometimes it may seem like an impossible mission to come out from under that trouble. But God is with us and chances are He has blessed your life in many ways. John gives examples of both trouble and blessing from his own life. So please don't let vaccine disagreements or political differences come between you and family and friends this Thanksgiving. We can be thankful to God no matter what trouble we're experiencing because nothing is impossible with God.

Happy Thanksgiving, folks. May it be a safe and blessed holiday for you. We will be off tomorrow, but back in the Steel on Steel saddle on Friday.

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.

Most people have heard of the nearly decade-long battle waged against Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood, Colorado. He is back in court again and he's joining us today to give us an update. With him is a member of his legal team, Jake Warner (adflegal.org) of Alliance Defending Freedom. Mr. Warner describes the history of the court cases and why they were brought. Jack recounts his spiritual journey as well as making the decision to be prepared for the battle long before it came.