March 25, 2021
Cancelling ORU and Deconstructing Humanity | A Storyteller Reflects on the Story of Jesus’ Disciples
Some of the most egregiously biased reporting and worthy of our attention because it’s being repeated across the media landscape today. I’m talking about the story of the men’s basketball team from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla. and their first appearance in the NCAA’s Sweet 16 in more than 50 years. They beat the #2 seeded Ohio State Buckeyes and the #7 seeded Florida Gators in the opening two rounds to advance to the Sweet 16. Sounds like a David and Goliath story the media would love, right? Wrong. Why? Because Oral Roberts is an actual Christian school, operating on Christian sexual standards, including the expectations that students live in fidelity in marriage between a biological man and a biological woman or in chastity in singleness. A Christian college operating on Christian principles and holding Christian expectations of their student athletes is too much for the mainstream media to stomach. And so they are spewing all over the story. Here’s just one example today from The Insider: https://www.insider.com/oral-roberts-march-madness-run-spotlights-schools-homophobia-history-2021-3
Peter Kapsner – 50 Shades of Truth
Carmen and Peter continue the conversation regarding Oral Roberts from the introduction. They also discuss an article from the New York Times titled: Humans are Animals. Let’s Get Over It. They also converse about pet psychics and the increasing dilema for America’s pastors: cohabitation among their congregants.
Charles Martin – Author of “They Turned the World Upside Down”
In his book, Charles Martin takes the reader on a path following the disciples, showing the reader what it was like to be a disciple in the first century and urging them to be a disciple like their first century brothers and sisters: one who “turned the world upside down” (Acts 17:6) with their faith as they proclaimed and walked in the message of Christ who was crucified, who died, and who resurrected! For more information on Chris’ work, click here.