Do More than Cheer on the Refugee Olympic Team in Rio (But do that too)
June 26, 2016
The Summer Olympics are still more than a month away, but the 2016 Games are already making history by including the first refugee team. Previously and traditionally, those athletes who did not represent a country were not allowed to compete, but this year, 10 athletes- 6 men and 4 women will compete under the Olympic flag. […]
The Reconnect 6-24-16 | Kevin Palau & Church and State Partnership
June 24, 2016
How do we serve the city? Kevin Palau shares the story of how churches in Portland, OR, built an unlikely relationship with city officials to serve the city. The Olympics are coming up, but the 2016 Games are already making history with the first-ever refugee team.
The Reconnect 6-23-16 | Supreme Court Blocks Obama Immigration Plan
First, the US Supreme Court held in a 4-4 tie vote a lower court’s decision to block the Obama Administration’s immigration program to shield 4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. As Christians who are pro-life and pro-family, how can we enter into the politically charged conversation of immigration? We also interview two people with very distinct perspectives on […]
On Christianity Today’s Exchange Blog: As goes the mainline, so goes the nation
June 23, 2016
The next President of the United States will likely be a self-identified mainline Christian. Hillary Clinton is a member of the United Methodist Church and Donald Trump continues to assert that he is a Presbyterian. However, Clinton does not align with the UMC on the exclusivity of Christianity, LGBTQ issues or abortion. Trump’s self-avowed denomination […]
The Reconnect 6-22-16 | Joseph Loconte & What is Brexit
Are you wondering what exactly is Brexit? Joseph Loconte of King’s College and The Providence Magazine joins us to explain what we need to know. We also discuss the ongoing sit-in on the House floor related to gun control and reactions to Trump’s meeting with 1,000 evangelicals.
The Reconnect 6-21-17
Trump meets with 1,000 evangelical leaders in New York City, with mixed responses. The Islamic Center attended by the Orlando shooter was at one time a church. Under read other headlines, Venezuela is descending into chaos, with food shortages ravaging the country, but a regional conference this week will put pressure on the President to […]
Storks vs Drones
June 22, 2016
Remember when storks would deliver babies? This idea is such a ubiquitous part of our collective understanding that the mere mention of a stork makes people think of the arrival of a baby. It is featured in movies, stories, and even commercials, like this one from job-searching website Monster.com. Imagine instead that instead of delivering […]
The Reconnect 6-20-16
June 20, 2016
We look at two examples of how to use your platform, courtesy of the NBA finals: LeBron James and Stephen Curry. The Department of Justice first releases a redacted transcript of the Orlando shooters conversations with 911 and hostage negotiators, scrubbing mentions of ISIS. But after public pressure, DOJ releases the entire transcript–unredacted.
The Reconnect 6-17-16 | Dr Michelle Watson – The Abba Project
June 17, 2016
With Father’s Day on Sunday, we take a look at the important relationship between dads and daughters. Dr. Michelle Watson, founder of The Abba Project and author, provides some practical tools and ideas to help dads “dial in” to their daughters and connect with them.
The Reconnect 6-16-16
June 16, 2016
How is Congress responding to the Orlando shooting? Rep. David Brat (R-VA) joins us. Then, we talk about where the conversation is headed now: guns. And, following the recovery of the 2 year old’s body who was dragged under water by an alligator at Disney, we ask where is God in times of great suffering?