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Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

What should we understand about the problem of evil? Apologist and author J. Warner Wallace joins Janet to talk about it. Plus: How do we offer realistic hope for those struggling with depression? Dr. Zack Eswine, senior pastor of Riverside Church in St. Louis, stops by to discuss his book, “Spurgeon’s Sorrows.” And what role should the doctrine of God’s sovereignty play in our understanding of suffering? Dr. John Currid, professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, will talk about it and his book, “Why Do I Suffer?” That and much more! 1-800-343-9282.

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Articles of Interest

Contact Kellogg’s Concerning ‘Jam It’ Ad

Kellogg’s new Pop Tart commercial includes a double entendre that is inappropriate and unnecessary. Foul language or the implication of it is not needed in this commercial, but that is exactly what Kellogg’s intended with their play on words. The animated commercial has a mom pop tart and a dad pop tart admiring their newborn baby pop tart at the hospital nursery when a nurse walks in. The dialogue includes: “He so has your peanut butter. Well, he’s got your jelly.” Then the nurse, while rubbing her hands together ready to devour the baby pop tart, says, “Time for a feeding.” The parents say, “No! Ah, Jam It!” The advertisement could have ended with “No!” but Kellogg’s chose to include a phrase that sounded just like a curse word. Kellogg’s should be more responsible in their marketing decisions. Let them know that as a parent and consumer you are offended the company cares more about financial gain than the impression made on our children.

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METHODIST HEAD OF “HUMAN RIGHTS” MOCKS PROLIFE MARCHERS

The “Director of Civil and Human Rights” for the United Methodist Church, Bill Mefford, posted a picture to Twitter yesterday mocking the pro-life marchers. Mefford, who works for the church’s lobby arm, the General Board of Church and Society, ridiculed the marchers by posting a picture of himself standing before them with a sign saying “I march for sandwiches.”

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What Life Is Like at 20 Weeks in the Womb

The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act bans abortions after 20 weeks, except in cases where rape or incest had been reported to authorities. It’s a law the majority of Americans actually agree on—with 60 percent of Americans polling in support. But Wednesday night, House GOP leaders canceled the bill’s scheduled Thursday vote because of uproar among some moderate members. After digging into the details of what life at 20 weeks looks like in the womb (highlighted in the infographic below), it’s no surprise this is where Americans align. Unfortunately, as The Daily Signal’s Katrina Trinko wrote last night, that’s not the case for lawmakers in Washington.

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March for Life: 42 Years After Roe v. Wade, Half of Americans Say Abortion Is Morally Wrong

Hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates are in Washington Thursday to peacefully protest against the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade 42 years ago that made abortion legal in the United States. This year, as protesters walk along Constitution Avenue in the 42nd annual March for Life rally, members of the House had planned to be voting on a bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, but due to objections among some Republican members to a rape reporting provision in the bill that vote has been delayed. Instead members will be voting on a bill sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, that would block taxpayers’ dollars from being used to pay for abortion services under health insurance plans purchased on the federal exchange. The bill would also require full disclosure showing consumers which plans cover abortion services or have a surcharge fee. The Christian Post reported in November that a report from the Government Accountability Office revels that over 1,036 Obamacare plans in 28 states cover elective aboritons.

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Videos

Janet Mefferd Interviews Allen West about ISIS in Iraq

Janet talks with former Congressman Allen West about how the United States should handle ISIS in Iraq.

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From the Blog

Janet’s Top 10 Picks for 2014 Books of the Year

It’s time again for the toughest job I do all year — highlighting my top 10 books! This year, the task was especially hard. In the final analysis, I believed it critically important to include a few must-reads that, while not specifically Christian books, are what I consider to be highly important books for Christians. So after much consideration and a (very...

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