The Reconnect 5-5-16 | Donald Trump Republican Nomination
May 5, 2016
It’s Donald Trump for Republicans, what now? Many Christians are unhappy with the choices for the presidential election. Now is a good time to talk about how, as Christians, how should we engage in politics? Our guest Bruce Ashford reminds us if Jesus is the God of our hearts, then He will radiate out of us- and into all aspects […]
It’s Trump, Now What?
Senator Ted Cruz has suspended his presidential campaign following Indiana’s primary on Tuesday. That means, for Republicans, it’s Donald Trump- now what? (Updated with audio below) Thursday on The Reconnect, we welcome Bruce Ashford, Professor of Theology & Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and author of two books: Author of Every Square Inch and One Nation Under God. […]
Christians, Here’s How You Should Vote
May 2, 2016
A bold statement? Well, this is not about whom you should support. But how to approach voting not just with our own opinions and perspectives– but with God’s. We live in the real world so Jesus is not on the ballot. There is a field of candidates and in that field there may or may […]
The Reconnect 4-29-16
April 29, 2016
On this week’s Free for All Friday, we talk about topics as wide-ranging as Prince, pro-life science, fashion police and presidential politics.
The Reconnect Tuesday 4-19-16
April 19, 2016
“Bathroom bills” or “sexual identity and gender orientation” laws are hot in the news, but we step away from the politics and actually enter into a conversation on these questions. As Christians, we must speak up for God’s good design for humankind and acknowledge that to follow Jesus means to bring every part of life into submission […]
Georgia Gov. Vetoes Religious Liberty Legislation
April 4, 2016
Today on the Reconnect, we are going to discuss Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s decision to veto religious liberty legislation. Dr. Russell Moore, President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and author of Onward, joins us! Learn more: AJC.com Nathan Deal makes a forceful, biblical case against Georgia’s ‘religious liberty’ bill Gov. Nathan Deal. Curtis Compton, […]
Being a woman is not enough to win a woman’s vote
February 8, 2016
Just because Hillary Clinton would be the first woman President does not necessarily make her the right first woman. And bullying young women to support her solely because of her gender is a losing strategy. Pro-women women have changed since the trailblazing days of their mothers and grandmothers. Pro-women women are now Presidents and CEO’s, […]
Cross my heart and hope to die or cross my fingers and know I lie?
January 23, 2016
Sometimes the right hand and left know exactly what the other is doing Does your left hand know what your right hand is doing? Physiologically, yes. Organizationally, not always. When we encounter incongruent directives or conflicting information we often respond in exasperation that “the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing!” By this […]
Donald Trump is he or is he not a Presbyterian or Evangelical
December 15, 2015
Donald Trump says he’s a Presbyterian. The Presbyterian Church (USA) says he’s not. Who’s right? Curiously, Donald Trump is not the one asking what it means to be Presbyterian. The PCUSA is having that conversation about its own identity. The denomination’s online survey that is being used to discern the identity of the PCUSA, begins: […]
Fact checking faith: Who gets to define what it means to be Presbyterian?
October 29, 2015
Four times on Saturday in a speech in Jacksonville, Fla., Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump declared himself to be Presbyterian. Trump said, “Look, I don’t have to say it,” and then said, “I’m Presbyterian. Can you believe it? Nobody believes I’m Presbyterian.” Then, with increasingly emphatic speech, Trump declared, “I’m Presbyterian. I’m Presbyterian. I’m Presbyterian.” […]