The Paul Edwards Program for Tuesday, February 25


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I met Jose Altuve. Surprisingly, He’s Human.

Jose Altuve during BP at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, FL. PHOTO: Paul Edwards

During batting practice on Monday in Lakeland, Florida, I had an unplanned meeting with the man at the center of the MLB cheating scandal: Jose Altuve.

He’s not who I thought he was. I’ll explain on radio today.


First Things: A Gay Couple in the White House


Politico: Senate to vote on Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act

S.311 – Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act


AUDIO: David Kinnaman on Barna’s State of the Church 2020 Report

On Wednesday, February 19, Paul spoke with the President of the Barna Group, David Kinnaman, about some of the findings in their State of the Church 2020 Report. The audio is below:

David Kinnaman is the author of the bestselling books Faith For Exiles, Good FaithYou Lost Me and unChristian. He is president of Barna Group, a leading research and communications company that works with churches, nonprofits, and businesses ranging from film studios to financial services. Since 1995, David has directed interviews with nearly one million individuals and overseen hundreds of U.S. and global research studies. He and his wife live in California with their three children.

BARNA: State of the Church 2020

According to the report, three-quarters (72%) of Protestant pastors identify the impact of “watered down gospel teachings” on Christianity in the U.S. as a major concern. That’s especially true for pastors in non-mainline denominations (78%). Mainline pastors (59%) are less concerned.

About two-thirds (66%) of pastors say a major concern for Christianity is “culture’s shift to a secular age,” followed by 63% who identified “poor discipleship models” as a major concern and 58% who named “addressing complex social issues with biblical integrity,” the survey says.

Five Trends Defining American’s Relationship to Churches

MORE INFORMATION ON BARNA’S STATE OF THE CHURCH 2020


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AUDIO: Dr. Robert Gagnon on transgender affirmation and the coercion of speech

Paul spoke with Dr. Robert Gagnon on Tuesday, February 18 about NBA star Dwyane Wade’s affirmation of his 12-year-old son announcing he prefers to be a girl. The audio is below:

Dr. Robert Gagnon speaks with The Paul Edwards Program

Robert A. J. Gagnon is Professor of New Testament Theology at Houston Baptist University. Previously he was a tenured Associate Professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, teaching there for 23 years (1994-2017). He has a B.A. degree from Dartmouth College, an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is also an ordained elder at a Presbyterian Church (USA) in Pittsburgh. He is the author of The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2001) co-author (with Dan O. Via) of Homosexuality and the Bible: Two Views (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2003)

Dr. Robert Gagnon: HOW SHOULD CHRISTIANS RESPOND TO THE TRANSGENDER PHENOMENON?

Memo to the Washington Post: The Bible Does Reject ‘Transgender’ Behavior

Dwyane Wade speaks about his 12-year-old child coming out as transgender

CP: A detransitioner in agony recounts how gender doctors manipulated him into castration, hormones


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The Paul Edwards Program for Wednesday, February 19


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BARNA: State of the Church 2020

According to the report, three-quarters (72%) of Protestant pastors identify the impact of “watered down gospel teachings” on Christianity in the U.S. as a major concern. That’s especially true for pastors in non-mainline denominations (78%). Mainline pastors (59%) are less concerned.

About two-thirds (66%) of pastors say a major concern for Christianity is “culture’s shift to a secular age,” followed by 63% who identified “poor discipleship models” as a major concern and 58% who named “addressing complex social issues with biblical integrity,” the survey says.

Guest: David Kinnaman

David Kinnaman is the author of the bestselling books Faith For Exiles, Good FaithYou Lost Me and unChristian. He is president of Barna Group, a leading research and communications company that works with churches, nonprofits, and businesses ranging from film studios to financial services. Since 1995, David has directed interviews with nearly one million individuals and overseen hundreds of U.S. and global research studies. He and his wife live in California with their three children.

Five Trends Defining American’s Relationship to Churches

MORE INFORMATION ON BARNA’S STATE OF THE CHURCH 2020


Crain’s Detroit Business: State panel OKs $3.5 billion in bonds for roads. Here are the projects that will pay for.

WDET: Former Lt. Gov. Brian Calley on Whitmer’s Roads Bond: ‘Any Option Better Than This One’


The Left is having a cow over President Trump’s pardons, but ‘for every one person President Trump has granted a pardon or commutation, President Obama granted over 77’

NBC NEWS: Some Big Names Got a Measure of Mercy From President Obama

US Department of Justice: PARDONS GRANTED BY PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA (2009-2017)


Openly Homosexual Mayor Pete says President Trump’s conduct is incompatible with the Bible. Seriously?

CP: Episcopal Church will cease to have Sunday worship attendance in 30 years, seminary pres. warns


AUDIO: Dr. Brian Grim on religion in the workplace

Paul spoke with the founding president of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation, Dr. Brian Grim, on Monday, February 17 about the treatment of religion in some of America’s largest Fortune 500 companies. The audio is below.

Brian Grim, Ph. D., is the founding president of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation, a corporate trainer, and a leading scholar on international religious demography, and the pioneer of the study of the socioeconomic impact of religious freedom.

Brian is the creator of the first fully global measures of religious freedom for countries of the world, and the Corporate Religious Equity and Diversity Inclusion (REDI) Index, which establishes a new benchmark for annual assessment of the state of corporate America’s inclusion of religion as an integral part of its diversity initiatives. His widely reported research finds that religion contributes $1.2 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, more than the combined revenues of the top 10 technology U.S. companies including Apple, Amazon and Google.

RNS: More US firms are boosting faith-based support for employees

More than 20% of the Fortune 100 have established faith-based employee resource groups, according to an AP examination and there’s a high-powered conference taking place this week in Washington aimed at expanding those ranks.

“Corporate America is at a tipping point toward giving religion similar attention to that given the other major diversity categories,” says Brian Grim, founder and president of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation that’s co-hosting the conference along with the Catholic University of America’s Busch School of Business.

CT: Google, Tyson, and Target Rank as Top Corporations for Religious Inclusion


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