Posted on January 23rd, 2015

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Air Date: January 23, 2015

Host: Jim Schneider

Guest: Bodie Hodge

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At times we are confronted with questions that challenge our faith. Sometimes they are honest questions from seekers while at other times such questions are from skeptics who have no interest in the things of God and are merely trying to confound us. Is there evidence that provides adequate answers and how should we deliver such answers?

To address this issue, Jim spoke with Bodie Hodge, a writer and researcher at Answers in Genesis who is also a member of the editorial review board. He has been involved with many books and DVD's and is a regular speaker in the Creation Museum Speaker Series. This Crosstalk discussed his latest book--Confound the Critics: Answers for Attacks on Biblical Truths.

Some of the questions and concerns that Bodie addressed for listeners included:

--Can God create a rock so big that even he can't lift it?
--Is there a right time to lie?
--The God of the Old Testament killed a lot of people so how can Christians claim
that the God of the Old Testament is any different than the god of Islam?
--Does the Bible teach that women are inferior to men?
--The nature of the controversy regarding the shape of Noah's Ark.

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Posted on January 22nd, 2015

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Air Date: January 22, 2015

Host: Jim Schneider

Guest: Dr. E. Calvin Beisner

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Dr. E. Calvin Beisner is the founder and national spokesman of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation. He is an interdisciplinary scholar specializing on the application of biblical worldview, theology and ethics to economics, environmental stewardship, political philosophy, public policy and apologetics. Dr. Beisner has testified as an expert witness on the theology, ethics, science and economics of climate change policy before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the Energy and Environment Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce.

This broadcast began with Jim mentioning how the U.N. is showing scary videos about climate change disasters that could happen in 2050. Dr. Beisner noted that what's so ironic about this is that if they're showing the videos now, the disasters they're predicting have to be already happening which means they're not the result of any climate change that happens between now and 2050.

Dr. Beisner informed listeners that there has been no increase in the observed frequency or intensity of any kind of severe weather events over the period of alleged, man-made global warming. In fact, as far as hurricanes are concerned, the U.S. is in the longest period on record since the last landfall of a category 3 or higher hurricane in the Atlantic basin.

One of the highlights of the program was an audio clip from Secretary of State John Kerry who recently claimed that confronting climate change is a responsibility laid down in Scripture and that the U.S., along with Muslim nations, share a stewardship perspective as it pertains to the earth.

Dr. Beisner pointed out that Muslim countries have environmental disasters taking place far worse than anything we have going on in the Western world. This is due to the fact that Islamic societies do not generate governments that respect private property, personal liberties and that are responsive to democratic forces.

In its own materials regarding attempts to cut power plant carbon dioxide emissions by 30% by 2030, the EPA acknowledges that this would only reduce global average temperatures by two-hundredths of a degree Celsius. This effort would come at a cost of about 50 billion dollars per year while reducing total employment in the U.S. by about 250,000. In addition the reduction in carbon dioxide would reduce the earth's crop yields, an effect that would be very harmful to the poor.

Dr. Beisner also provided background to the latest Cornwall Alliance declaration for the protection of the poor, John Kerry's flawed science regarding greenhouse gasses, how current global warming philosophies lead to rising energy prices, his call to action for all Christians and much more.

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Posted on January 21st, 2015

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Air Date: January 21, 2015

Host: Jim Schneider

Guest: Grace Mally

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Grace Mally has been involved in youth discipleship ministry. She and her family have a ministry called Tomorrow's Forefathers, with the goal of equipping families to be grounded in the Word and fruitful for Christ's kingdom. She, along with her older siblings coauthored, 'Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends'. She also enjoys arranging witnessing and outreach events in her community and speaks at family conferences. Her latest book is, 'Will Our Generation Speak? A Call to be Bold with the Gospel'.

Grace began by noting how the Bible says all of us are responsible for communicating the gospel so no one can say we don't have the gift to share God's Word. Nonetheless, many Christians have concerns about their part in this process. For example, someone might say...'I just can't do it.' Or maybe your response might be, 'I don't have the right personality for this.' Gospel sharing is not dependent upon personality but obedience. In fact, as Grace noted, sometimes a quiet person is actually a very effective witness for the gospel because such individuals tend to listen, and are calm and natural with people.

Maybe you've always felt that you have to develop a friendship with each person first. This is not necessary because if you had to develop a friendship first, that would limit the number of people you can reach.

As the program continued, Grace described the concept of 'listen but lead,' how to overcome fear, leaving a 'stone in the shoe,' handling people who are less than friendly, how to stay encouraged and much more.

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To obtain a copy of, 'Will Our Generation Speak? A Call to be Bold with the Gospel' for a donation of $16 or more, call 1-800-729-9829 or write to:

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Posted on January 20th, 2015

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Air Date: January 20, 2015

Host: Gordon Morris

Guest: Pastor Paul Washer

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This Crosstalk featured Paul Washer who originally became a missionary to Peru where he founded the Heartcry Missionary Society. Today he works at his home church in Alabama, but he also speaks periodically in other locations, as he did in February, 2008 at a VCY America rally.

The broadcast began with Paul discussing how the gospel has been reduced to a number of simple questions which include: Do you know you are a sinner? Would you like to go to heaven? Would you like to pray and ask Jesus Christ to come into your heart? If the respondent prays that prayer, we then ask if he/she was sincere. If the respondent says 'yes' to these questions, we declare the individual to be born-again. Paul pointed out how this is not the gospel of Jesus Christ '...and that methodology and evangelism has done more to hurt this country than every heresy introduced by every cult combined.

This is just the beginning as Paul expounds on other aspects of the true gospel. For example, there's the importance of the need for preaching on sin so that people see the contrast of where they stand eternally in the light of God's perfection. From there he moves on to explain the concepts of justification, grace and propitiation.

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Posted on January 19th, 2015

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Air Date: January 19, 2015

Host: Vic Eliason

Guest: Erwin Lutzer

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Dr. Erwin Lutzer is the Senior Pastor of the Moody Church in Chicago having served there since 1980. He is an award-winning author of more than 30 books. His latest book is entitled, 'The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent'. It's subtitle is 'An informed response to Islam's war with Christianity.'

Dr. Lutzer discovered something interesting when he went to Asia Minor (Today's nation of Turkey) to visit the seven cities that had churches to whom Jesus dictated letters in the book of Revelation. What he discovered is that there are no visible churches but there are mosques everywhere.

Previous to that he had been in Istanbul. While there, a devout Muslim guide told him that Islam's ability to replace the church is proof of its superiority as a religion.

Dr. Lutzer asked God for wisdom regarding any lessons that these non-existent churches might be communicating to the American church. He feels that within an hour, the Lord had given him 8 or 9 lessons that became the seed for his book.

'The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent' goes beyond the obvious terrorist threat and deals with the intrusion of Islam in America and its efforts to use the freedoms evoked in our Constitution to actually destroy the Constitution.

On this Crosstalk you'll learn about the 'faces' of Islam, the purpose and significance of mosques within Islamic culture, the phenomenon of “Chrislam”, how Luther felt about encroaching Islam and much more

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Posted on January 16th, 2015

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Air Date: January 16, 2015

Host: Jim Schneider

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Jim Schneider hosted this week-ending Crosstalk that mentioned details dealing with the following stories:

--The Department of Defense announced that 5 terrorists from Yemen that were being held at Guantanamo Bay have been transferred out of the facility and sent to Oman which is right next to Yemin.

--Muslim leaders will be concentrating on Islamophobes in America at a forum in Texas this weekend.

--The mayor of Syracuse is drawing criticism for appointing a member of the Nation of Islam to the school board.

--Nancy Pelosi appointed Andre Carson, an American-born convert to Islam, to the House Intelligence Committee.

--The attack on a French satirical magazine has drawn renewed interest in potential cells operating inside the U.S.

--U.S. military plans to send over 400 soldiers to train Syrian rebels to fight ISIS.

--Video appears to show child executioners killing alleged Russian spies.

--During a December Hamas TV show, a Palestinian Imam said that if the Jews had been a respectable, well bred people, Hitler would not have done those things to them.

--By order of the FBI, the FAA grounds aircraft that the Florida Family Association paid to pull a banner which stated that AIG sponsors Jihad TV.

--Duke University was going to allow an amplified Muslim call to prayer via their chapel bell tower but they have now reconsidered their plans.

--$661,858 is awarded for a federal study to the New York State Psychiatric Institute to study whether the use of rapid home HIV test kits will reduce sexual risk behavior in men who have intimate relations with other men and with transgender women.

--Washington, D.C., passes a bill called the Human Rights Amendment Act of 2014 that will do away with the nation's Capital Religious Liberty and Academic Freedom Act. That latter act gave specific protection to religious schools in the nation's capital. Specifically it protected them from being forced by the government into promoting, encouraging and condoning any homosexual act, lifestyle, orientation or belief.

--The lesbian premier in Ontario has specifically requested that the proposed sex education curriculum scheduled for all schools next Fall include a component teaching kids about giving sexual consent from the earliest stages.

--Thailand is drafting a new constitution and homosexual rights activists are welcoming a clause in that constitution aimed at protecting the rights of gay and transgender people.

--A city in North Carolina removes a sculpture of a soldier kneeling in prayer before a cross. City officials voted to remove the sculpture because they feel it promotes Christianity.

--The British House of Lords continuing their debate on the assisted dying bill.

--New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said that giving identification cards to illegal aliens allows them to feel like citizens and enjoy some of the same benefits as actual citizens.

--A Virginia school district was seeking to interrogate Christian home school children. They have decided to scrap the project.

--The New York Times argues that men and women of faith have no place in public management of any kind.

--Orange County Florida schools, amid mounting pressure from both atheists and concerned parents, have banned Bible distribution in several area high schools after satanists and an anti-religion group announce plans to pass out their own literature.

--A federal appeals court ordered an expedited schedule for a case presented by Sheriff Joe Arpaio against President Obama over his amnesty program.

--The Mexican government is issuing birth certificates to its citizens now at consulates in the United States so that it's easier for Mexicans to apply for a U.S. work permit, driver's license and protection from deportation.

--Issuance of students I.D.'s that connect them to their test scores is critical to the overall success of the common core education program.

--George Soros is said to have played a critical role in financing the Ferguson, Missouri, protests.

--More than half of active duty troops say they disapprove of President Obama's job as Commander in Chief.

--2 Democrat Mississippi lawmakers introduced a measure to make the Bible the official state book.

--A city in the Philippines mandates that all taxi drivers are to paint Scripture on the back of their vehicles in an effort to reduce crime.

--Via a resolution, an Alabama town proclaims God is owner of the city.

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