The Bible is seen by many contemporary readers as intolerant, outdated, out of step with societal norms at best, and a tool of oppression at worst. What if we cleared the deck on our preconceptions of this book and encountered it anew? What if we came with the understanding that our questions are welcome? And what if these pages presented less of a system to figure out, and more of a story to step into - a story with more surprising plot twists than we might think? Today, our guests will explore the nature of the Bible - an ancient mosaic of story, literature, history, and poetry - and what it means for this generation and its relationship with God.
You've heard about the tribulation, millennium, rapture, and antichrist, but you may wonder, what's all the debating about? Do most Christians agree on the big issues? And what about other topics--dispensationalism, interpretive views, timing of events...are they too complex for most folks to understand? Our guest today will identify eight of the most important end-times discussions. He will highlight the most important biblical passages, summarizes a few of the most popular interpretations, and provides succinct conclusions. Join us for an enlightening conversation.
Lauren Green McAfee is passionate about seeing others develop in their spiritual journey. Her interests intersect around theology, culture, and intentional living. She says that God has created her as a learner influencer, collaborative communicator, and intentional equipper. Lauren aims to live intentionally to use her talents to bring glory to God. She cares that people know the truth about God so that He might be glorified and we might be transformed. She says her hope at the end of her life is to say that she lived for Kingdom impact. She is married to her husband Michael who she co-wrote "Not What You Think: Why the Bible Might Be Nothing We Expected Yet Everything We Need" with. She works at the Hoby Lobby corporate offices and is pursuing her PHD in ethics.
Dr. Ron Rhodes is the president of Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries, an apologetics ministry, and the author of over 70 books. Dr. Rhodes is a keynote speaker at conferences across the United States and regularly addresses current issues in the national media. As time permits, Dr. Rhodes teaches cult apologetics at Veritas Evangelical Seminary (Murrieta, Calif.), Dallas Theological Seminary, Talbot Seminary and Biola University (La Mirada, Calif.), and other well-known seminaries.
In the Market with Janet Parshall, challenges listeners to examine major news stories and issues being debated in the marketplace of ideas and speaks to them with the Word of God. In this fast-paced, caller-driven program, Janet evaluates newsworthy topics with guests and listeners using the Bible as a framework for discussion. This daily program addresses relevant issues important to Christians, with an engaging mix of listener interaction and commentary from highly respected guests.