Should Evangelicals Care About the New Pope?
Air Date March 23, 2013
Some evangelicals say God can use Catholic popes for great good. They can be allies in fighting the cultural and political battles of the day. Plus, they can influence the world's 1.2 billion Catholics to walk more closely with God. Others, however, consider the Catholic church apostate and the role of supreme pontiff unbiblical. This Saturday, Julie Roys considers both sides of this debate with Dr. Richard Land, who's sympathetic towards the pope, and Steven Meister, who is not.
Dr. Richard Land
Dr. Richard Land is president of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention. He has served five terms with the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and earned his doctorate of philosophy at Oxford University in England. Dr. Land is the author of several books including, Imagine a God-Blessed America. You can find out more about him by visiting his website.
Steve Meister is the associate pastor at River City Grace Community Church, in Sacramento, Calif. He graduated in 2007 from The Master's Seminary with his master of divinity. Steve is also a contributing writer for The Cripplegate and blogs at Affected by Truth.
Julie Roys has become a trusted voice of biblical wisdom on Moody Radio, earning an audience through her weekly commentaries and appearances on The Morning Ride. Julie came to Moody Radio in 2007, after taking a 13-year hiatus from broadcasting to raise her children and serve in youth ministry. Prior to that, Julie worked as a TV news reporter for a CBS affiliate in Indiana and as a newswriter for WGN-TV and Fox News in Chicago.
Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Wheaton College and a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University. Julie and her husband, Neal, live in the Chicago suburbs and have three children.