Today on the Best of Janet Mefferd: What is a thoughtful approach to God’s design for marriage? Sean McDowell, professor at Biola University, joins Janet to discuss his book, “Same-Sex Marriage.” Also: We all know about the problem of evil, but is there really a bigger problem of good? Pastor D. Marion Clark joins Janet to explain the doctrine of common grace and discuss his book, “The Problem of Good.” Also: What are the roots of the spiritual formation movement? Dr. Gary Gilley, author and pastor of Southern View Chapel in Springfield, Ill., will stop by to discuss it. Plus: What was it like for former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson to fight for truth against the obstruction and intimidation of the Obama White House, and what do her experiences tell us about the state of modern journalism? She’ll join Janet to talk about it and her new book, “Stonewalled.” Join us!
Articles of Interest
The priest gives you a communion wafer, then a sip of wine, then asks: Would you like fries with that? The situation sounds insane (and it may well be), but if one group’s crowdfunding campaign is successful, it could become a reality. A group of three friends calling themselves “The McMass Project” has launched an IndieGoGo page trying to raise $1 million to build a McDonald’s franchise in a church, possibly in New Jersey or the Philadelphia area.
Is this a joke? No, vows Paul Di Lucca, one of the multidenominational group’s members. “Christianity is unable to capture modern audiences,” he argues. And, as the project’s website states, McDonald’s restaurants “bring communities together.” A McDonald’s representative could not be reached for comment.
A Georgetown University (GU) student who says he was mugged at gunpoint says he “can hardly blame” his assailants. Senior Oliver Friedfeld and his roommate were held at gunpoint and mugged recently. However, the GU student isn’t upset. In fact he says he “can hardly blame [his muggers].“Not once did I consider our attackers to be ‘bad people.’ I trust that they weren’t trying to hurt me. In fact, if they knew me, I bet they’d think I was okay,” wrote Friedfeld in an editorial featured in The Hoya, the university’s newspaper. “The fact that these two kids, who appeared younger than I, have even had to entertain these questions suggests their universes are light years away from mine.”Read More »
168,000 AND COUNTING: PRO-DUGGAR PETITION SURPASSES ANTI-DUGGAR PETITION DEMANDING THEIR SHOW BE CANCELLED
Last week, a growing petition on Change.org demanding that TLC yank the Duggar’s popular reality TV show “19 Kids and Counting” leapt into the national spotlight after huge mainstream media outlets like The Huffington Post, E!, and the Washington Post reported on the petition effort. Meanwhile, a counter-petition supporting the Duggars started by LifeSiteNews just three days ago has received almost no media attention, relying instead on the power of grassroots support for the Duggars.Read More »
A petition launched by LifeSiteNews responding to a media campaign by gay activists to pressure TLC to cancel the Duggar family’s highly popular TV show “19 Kids and Counting” has earned over 53,000 signatures in less than 24 hours, and is growing fast. At the same time, a Tweetfest supporting the Duggars is scheduled to begin at noon today, using the hashtag #DefendtheDuggars. (Click here to find out more about the Tweetfest.) LifeSiteNews’ petition responds to a separate petition against the Duggars launched on Change.org, that in particular criticizes Michelle Duggar for opposing a “transgender” bill in Fayetteville and demands that TLC yank the Duggars from the air.Read More »
Janet talks with former Congressman Allen West about how the United States should handle ISIS in Iraq.