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July 29, 2019

The opposite of poverty is not the American Dream | Int’l headlines with David Aikman

We are tempted to imagine that the American Dream aligns with the Lord’s prayer “thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” But that’s just not the case.  Peace, contentment, joy, love, security…are part of the Christian’s experience in circumstances and material poverty and often not the experience of people who amass great wealth. Carmen has a conversation with Brian Fikkert and Kelley Kapic from the Chalmers Institute about Becoming Whole: why the opposite of poverty isn’t the American dream.

David Aikman returns to share his perspective on the new British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, in his first week on the job. They discuss relations in the United Kingdom and why the fractions in that small community of nations should matter to those who like the relative peace of the Good Friday agreement. Then they turn to Hong Kong – a situation which continues to deteriorate and for which neither David nor Carmen see much hope of peaceful resolution. The takeaway: English common law isn’t common under communist Chinese rule.


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