The Roman Catholic Church has pulled back on its much-heralded document that “welcomed” homosexuals, so what’s next for this body on the issue of homosexuality? Mike Gendron, founder of Proclaiming the Gospel, joins Janet to share his thoughts. Also, North Korea has released American prisoner Jeffrey Fowle after he was detained for leaving a Bible in a nightclub. Dr. Glen Duerr, associate professor of international studies at Cedarville University, offers his thoughts. Plus: How can you become a Christian and live for Jesus? Dr. Adrian Warnock will stop by to talk about his book, “Hope Reborn.” That and more — join us! 1-800-343-9282.
Articles of Interest
A new study from Christian Research company Barna Group reveals that unchurched Americans are the most resistant to outreach efforts by the church and friends than they’ve been in 20 years. Data collected from 42,855 interviews show that 47 percent of U.S. adults who do not attend church said they were open to being invited to church by a friend – down from 65 percent in 1993. However study results indicate that personal invitations from friends are the most effective way to draw church visitors compared to other outreaches. The data showed what Barna called “moderate openness” to “high-touch” efforts such as home visits and phone calls. Twenty-seven percent of unchurch adults said they would be open to visiting a church if invited through a pastoral visit compared to 34 percent 20 years ago. Twenty-four percent said they would consider visiting if they received a phone call from a church.Read More »
In Abraham Lincoln’s famous words, “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” The American people have common sense. They cannot be fooled for long by the kind of pious pronouncements and half-truths from President Obama and his administration that they hear and read about virtually every day. During the last six years, many Americans have sensed a steep decline in America’s prestige, military might and economic power in the world. They wake up every day to witness their country lurching from crisis to crisis in a rudderless ship.Read More »
Bill O’Reilly had a little fun at Karl Rove’s expense on Monday night. While appearing on “The O’Reilly Factor” from Las Vegas, Rove whipped out his whiteboard to drive home some points about the upcoming midterm election. When the political strategist finished, O’Reilly warned him not to bring the whiteboard into the casinos. “I don’t gamble,” Rove said. “With your prediction record, that’s a wise move,” O’Reilly cracked.Read More »
The final document of the Extraordinary Synod was released Saturday as the Synod Fathers voted to approve all 62 paragraphs, but with three paragraphs not receiving the normally required two-thirds majority vote. The three paragraphs, which in the past would not have been included in a final synod report, speak of: 1) permitting certain remarried divorced Catholics to receive communion after a period of penitence, 2) invoking a deeper call to understanding of the issue of spiritual communion for the divorced and remarried and 3) receiving homosexuals “with respect and gentleness.” However, the document has removed the much-criticized language that spoke of “valuing” the homosexual orientation.Read More »
Janet talks with former Congressman Allen West about how the United States should handle ISIS in Iraq.