February 8, 2019
That state of the pro-life movement provides endless fodder for conversation as states grapple with laws balancing reasonable access to abortion (under Roe v. Wade) and protection of human life. The conversation has spiked this week in New York, where abortion is now legal up to the moment of birth, and states like Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee where lawmakers are considering pain capable and fetal heartbeat thresholds. Matthew Hawkins joined Carmen to discuss the state of the pro-life movement, the National Prayer breakfast and the political chaos in Virginia.
Turning from news at home to news abroad, Todd Nettleton, from Voice of the Martyrs, joined Carmen to talk about first thing people under persecution ask for – and the surprising way they ask for it! Todd and Carmen discuss the status of Christians in Pakistan and China as well as the resources available to Christians in America who want to be more informed and equipped to bring their faith to bear on the plight of the persecuted around the world.
In the second hour Carmen was joined by Adam Holz from PluggedIn.com to talk about what’s playing on the big screen and how to equip parents to guide their kids in making wise choices on the small screen.
Rounding out the show, Carmen talks with Scott McConnell from LifeWay Research about What Young Adults believe about God and Church. You might be surprised by the disconnect between espoused belief and actual practice – or you may not be surprised. Either way, as Christians we are called to help these young reconnect the eternal with the everyday and to connect with Christ and His Church in meaningful ways. Carmen talks about how we do that in the close of today’s show.