The Paul Edwards Program for February 18th


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CP: Conservative Baptist Network launched amid ‘woke’ trend in SBC, emphasizing Scripture, evangelism

THE PATHWAY: Adrian Rogers: Prophet of the Conservative Resurgence

GUEST: Dr. Brad Jurkovich, Conservative Baptist Network Spokesman

Dr. Brad Jurkovich is a man committed to reaching this generation with the hope of Jesus. He is the Senior Pastor of First Bossier in Bossier City, LA. He received his BA in biblical studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological College, his Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

J. D. Greear, current president of the SBC, responds . . .

Dr. Albert Mohler responds . . .

Albert Mohler’s veiled tweet opposing the new Conservative Baptist Network

RNS: For now, Southern Baptists stick by Hosanna Wong, spoken word artist and pastor

SBC VOICES: SBC Pastor’s Conference organizer responds to critics


GUEST: Dr. Robert A. J. Gagnon on Transgenderism and the Bible

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


CBC: What Canada can learn from this Michigan city’s use of doorbell cameras to catch criminals


AUDIO: Dr. Albert Cheng on Cardus’s Report on American Colleges & Universities

On Friday, February 14 th Paul spoke with Dr. Albert Cheng, lead author of Cardus’s Report on American Colleges and Universities:

Dr. Albert Cheng

CT: Christian College Grads Care More About Helping, Less About Money

Dr. Albert Cheng is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Education Reform in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas, where he teaches courses in education policy and philosophy. His research focuses on character formation, faith-based schools, and school choice. He is a Senior Fellow at Cardus, an affiliated research fellow at the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University, and a former math teacher at James Logan High School in Union City, California. 

Cardus is a non-partisan, faith-based think tank and registered charity dedicated to promoting a flourishing society.

CARDUS: A Report on American Colleges & Universities

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The Paul Edwards Program for Monday, February 17


PRESIDENT’S DAY: George Washington on the Blessings of Religious Liberty


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

Today’s Guest: Dr. Brian Grim

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.


CONTROVERSIES IN THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION:

RNS: For now, Southern Baptists stick by Hosanna Wong, spoken word artist and pastor

CP: Conservative Baptist Network launched amid ‘woke’ trend in SBC, emphasizing Scripture, evangelism

Albert Mohler’s veiled tweet opposing the new Conservative Baptist Network

Albert Mohler: A Word to Southern Baptists

Is Dr. Mohler suggesting in the above link that because missions and evangelism are the ‘animating passions of the SBC,’ the present controversies over gender roles, critical race theory, and intersectionality should be ignored?


CT: Four reasons tithes and offerings are about to drop dramatically


The Paul Edwards Program for Friday, February 14


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CT: Christian College Grads Care More About Helping, Less About Money

Dr. Albert Cheng is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Education Reform in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas, where he teaches courses in education policy and philosophy. His research focuses on character formation, faith-based schools, and school choice. He is a Senior Fellow at Cardus, an affiliated research fellow at the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University, and a former math teacher at James Logan High School in Union City, California. 

Cardus is a non-partisan, faith-based think tank and registered charity dedicated to promoting a flourishing society.

CARDUS: A Report on American Colleges & Universities


WDIV: $70 million winning Powerball ticket sold in Pontiac

John Piper: “If you win the lottery, don’t give from your winnings to our ministry. Christ does not build his church on the backs of the poor.”

John Piper: Seven Reasons Not to Play the Lottery
The Atlantic: Lotteries: America’s $70 Billion Shame
First Things: The State Casino: Doing Wrong to Do Good


DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Astros’ hubris, feeble apologies have only fueled the downfall of a dynasty

NPR: Houston Astros Apologize For Sign-Stealing, But Provide Fuel For Critics

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED: Astros Fumble Yet Another Apology for Cheating


AUDIO: Pastor Douglas Wilson

Pastor Douglas Wilson

Here’s the audio of Paul’s full hour with Pastor Douglas Wilson from Thursday, January 23rd.

Douglas Wilson – Part One
Douglas Wilson – Part Two
Douglas Wilson – Part Three

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