April 2, 2019
Carmen leads off today with a shout out to #AutismAwarenessDay and scriptures of encouragement to parents of kids with special needs.
Psalm 139:14, Jeremiah 29:11, and John 9:2-3 remind us that God’s got this. We may never know the why but we have a name for the what, Autism, and we can certainly celebrate the who of our unique, precious child, grandchild, niece, nephew, cousin, brother or sister in the family of faith. Carmen challenges us to consider how our church is being the Church for families whose kids have special needs. She directs our attention to Key Ministry.
Tommy Binion from the Heritage Foundation joins Carmen to talk about:
- The HHS grants to pro-life community health clinics in California is both good news and just the tip of the iceberg.
- The powerlessness of parents in today’s transgender affirming culture. In focus is a mom who was unable to prevent doctors from harming her daughter with life-altering hormones. Carmen encourages families confronting sexuality and gender identity issues to lean on Help4Families.org and for Christians who want to be equipped for these conversations to read Andrew Walker’s, God and the Transgender Debate.
Todd Nettleton from Voice of the Martyrs joins Carmen to discuss the plight of persecuted religious minorities in China. Their conversation touches on:
- The banning of particular Protestant Christian churches in China and attempts by the government to Sinicize Christianity.
- Government tactics against believers including the use of teachers in schools to interrogate young children about the practices of their families that might expose Christians.
- The growth of the Church in China under persecution
- The plight of Muslim Uighurs in western China more than a million of whom have vanished into “re-education” camps.
Todd asked that we pray for Christians who are also in these camps that God might use it as an open door to reach the Uighurs.