Posted on June 17th, 2015

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Air Date: June 17, 2015

Host : Jim Schneider

Guest: Twila Brase

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This is the month when the U.S. Supreme Court will be deciding on a ruling in the landmark case of King v. Burwell. This case will determine if Obamacare subsidies being used by residents in states with no health exchanges are lawful.

Joining Jim to discuss this topic was Twila Brase. Twila is the president and co-founder of the Citizen's Council for Health Freedom, an advocate for protecting health care choices, individualized patient care and medical and genetic privacy rights. She is a certified public health nurse and regularly meets with legislative officials and provides daily commentary on the Health Freedom Minute.

According to Twila, a decision for King and against the administration could cause Obamacare to implode. In light of this possibility, she has developed 3 scenarios that could take place and their implications.

First of all the Supreme Court could rule that the subsidies given through healthcare.gov are illegal and must cease. This would mean that the subsidies that the federal government is now giving to the health plans would not be payed out to the 6.5 million individuals who are currently receiving them. Recipients would, however, still be able to keep the insurance that they have assuming they're willing to pay the full price for it.

Secondly, as in the first point, the court could rule that the subsidies are illegal but could say that their ruling is effective at a later date. This way, anyone who has enrolled for a year would be able to keep theirs through the end of the year. That would give Congress time to change the law if they feel it's necessary.

Finally, the court could rule in favor of the administration therefore the subsidies would be able to be given both through the state exchanges and the federal exchange and everything would continue just as it is today. This would basically be an expansion of Obamacare beyond what the plain reading of the law says. This would be an attack on the rule of law.

What about premium increases because of the number of sick people and low enrollment? Why can't 2.8 billion in subsidies be verified due to Obamacare? What is the latest regarding Obamacare data privacy concerns? Discover the answers when your review this edition of Crosstalk.


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Posted on June 16th, 2015

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Air Date: June 16, 2015

Host : Jim Schneider

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This edition of Crosstalk took a look at some interesting contrasts. The first one dealt with the death of two women this past Sunday who were 88 years old. One of these women devoted herself to the Lord Jesus Christ and the other fought the Lord in many ways, most notably through her efforts to support abortion while advising people to turn away from the Gospel.

The first woman mentioned was Christian author and broadcaster Elisabeth Elliot. Elliot, the host of the radio program Gateway to Joy for many years, was also well known for her work with her first husband Jim who was a missionary to and who died at the hands of the Auca Indians of Ecuador.

The second was Anne Gaylor, prominent feminist, atheist and abortion rights activist. She was the principle founder of the Madison, Wisconsin, based Freedom From Religion Foundation, the nation's largest group of atheists and agnostics. She was known for calling abortion a blessing and the Bible a grim fairytale.

Next, Jim contrasted Bruce Jenner and his change to Caitlin Jenner with Rachael Dolezal, the former head of the Spokane NAACP who has insisted she is black. If Jenner can be considered a hero for morphing into a woman in spite of physical evidence to the contrary, then why can't Dolezal claim the identity of a black woman?

Other contrasts Jim looked at included:

2 controversial trade related bills, Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) would empower President Obama to finish massive free trade agreements, namely the Trans Pacific Partnership. Republicans complain about President Obama's authority and power in the trade process yet Congress is 'sitting on the fence.'

President Obama is in favor of gun control as if guns alone kill people. What about control of illegals? After all, 121 murders have been attributed to illegals released by the Obama administration.

The White House Office of Management and Budget approved new plans to regulate airline emissions...except...if President Obama is on board.

A high school in Washington is implanting IUD's in teen girls without the consent of their parents. So here we have girls that can't get a soda at their high school yet can obtain an IUD to prevent pregnancy.

About 50 teachers and administrators from one Pennsylvania school district attended a recent training session on Islam and Arabic culture during an all-day in-service workshop payed at taxpayer expense. Where's the cry of 'separation of church and state' regarding this incident?


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Posted on June 15th, 2015

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Air Date: June 15, 2015

Host : Jim Schneider

Guest: James Daughtry

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James Daughtry was raised in a religious home but it was not until his Senior year in high school that he started reading the Bible and trusted Christ as Savior. After high school, the Lord put a burden on his heart for foreign missions. After graduating from Bible College he went to Mexico as a missionary. Through the years he has served as a missionary in various countries. He has taught for many years on the Bible's instructions for being a man. Through that experience he has authored a men's Bible study book, 'When I Became a Man.'

Young boys and teenagers are often looking for role models. Some choose sports figures, musicians, actors, etc., only to have that image shattered as that individuals falls into moral corruption of some kind. Add to this is the fact that some of these young men are from homes where there is no father so they have no source for learning what it means to be a man, much less what it means to become one according to the Bible.

When James was a young man in high school, he was learning a lot of things from society and 'the street' about being a man. However, after trusting Christ as his Savior, he wanted to know what the Bible said about this issue. So he attended a men's Bible study and afterward continued to search the Bible to see what God had to say about being a man. He then began to put together his own Bible studies and taught these principles to other men and eventually his book 'When I Became a Man' was published.

James noted that children are notorious for being irresponsible. You may have to tell a child 5 times to clean his room but as a man, hopefully at work when you are told to do something you know to do it the first time because if you have to be told 5 times, you may not have a job. In other words, as a boy matures, he needs to take up the responsibilities of being a man and we find them in the Word of God.

Here are some of the things you'll learn on this program:

--The accountability man has before God.
--Who is the perfect man?
--Is there a man in the Bible that exhibited child-like behavior?
--What men in the Bible exhibit positive qualities of manhood?
--The critical connection that needs to take place between older men and younger
men.
--How should young men treat younger women and older women?

What's unique about this book is that it asks questions of the reader. That, in turn, forces the reader to open their Bible and find out what God's Word has to say about the specific issues relating to God's plan for men.


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Posted on June 12th, 2015

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Air Date: June 12, 2015

Host : Vic Eliason

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This Crosstalk expanded on yesterday's topic regarding social media and the Internet with specific emphasis on gossip.

Vic based his comments on portions of Scripture such as James chapter 3 as he looked at how important it is to seek God's help in making sure our lips and tongues are carefully managed. This involves being aware of the attitudes and styles of speech that can form such as pride, vanity, fault finding, sarcasm, having to sound cool, condescension and vindictiveness.

Vic also noted how this is important even for Christian broadcasters who must have the attitude of a weeping prophet and not the attitude of a judge and jury.

This can only be done with the Spirit of God living in us. It's the simplicity of the Spirit controlled temperament that must be prayed for. Be encouraged in this aspect of your Christian walk when you review this edition of Crosstalk.


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Posted on June 11th, 2015

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Air Date: June 11, 2015

Host : Vic Eliason

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Social media can be addicting as it captivates the minds and imaginations of many and not necessarily in a godly way. In the realm of the visual, the photographic capabilities of cell phones has people posting pictures on social media but users must be careful because those same pictures can end up for life on the Internet. In the written realm, you'll also come across the opinions of people from all walks of life who state their opinions while often trying to sound like experts.

Through some examples, Vic showed how we must always be vigilant when it comes to guarding our lips, tongues and attitudes, making sure we aren't taking things of convenience like e-mail, the Internet and social media and using them for an ungodly purpose without regard for the sin of slander.

Vic then segued into the topic of gossip, a sin that is rampant on social media and the Internet. This portion of the program featured text from the 53 page booklet, 'Gossip' by Pastor Kelly Sensenig.

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Posted on June 10th, 2015

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Air Date: June 10, 2015

Host : Vic Eliason

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Vic began this edition of Crosstalk with news that the American Family Association is informing people about the banking firm known as Wells-Fargo and the support they show for the homosexual community. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has disassociated itself from Wells-Fargo but it's alleged that the bank they are using to replace them is a sponsor of the Miami Beach gay pride parade.

Beginning with a focus on the Bible's calling of Samuel, Vic presented aspects of his own personal calling, showing how the Lord had him change course when he was already registered to attend a technical school in Minneapolis to pursue electronics.

Do you remember what Samuel was instructed to say when he heard the Lord's voice? He was told to respond by saying, 'Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth.' With that in mind, Vic asked listeners the following question: Did God call you or was it an experiment in vocational speculation?

Can you discern those men who are following a true call from God from the men who are nothing more than hirelings? This is important because it touches a lot of issues for the Christian such as how to know when you are at a true Bible believing church.

Let Vic clarify the Bible's teaching on the calling of God by reviewing this vital edition of Crosstalk.


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