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.
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.
Picking up where they left off yesterday, Dave McAlvany and Kevin Orrick (www.mcalvanyweeklycommentary.com), Co-Hosts of the McAlvany Weekly Commentary, are back to conclude our two-day round table discussion. Today, they shift from an economic analysis to more of a spiritual discussion, covering Christianity's threat to communism, standing up in the face of adversity, and relying on God during crises.