More than in any time in our nation’s history, there’s a greater opportunity now for minority populations to let their voices be heard, influence society, and reshape the role of government in their lives. This is not the time for violence, nor is it the time to demand more handouts from governments that have failed to give minorities what they truly need and deserve: a better life so they can achieve their own destiny. Our guest will set the stage for a biblical agenda or manifesto to bring about social change in our nation. Christians of every denomination and ethnic stripe are welcome to join this coalition to contribute to our national vision and strategic direction.
We live in troubling times. Today our guest, a globally known Christian apologist, will urge us, as the Church, to prepare for increasing mental health and loneliness concerns this fall that were already observed among this population prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. Among them, the pandemic has presented distinct barriers to both preventing and responding to student suicides—which are the second leading cause of death among 10- to 19-year-olds in the United States. Join us to learn how to minister to hurting people in tough times.
Harry R. Jackson Jr. is an American Christian preacher and Pentecostal bishop who serves as the senior pastor at Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Maryland, and as the presiding bishop of the International Communion of Evangelical Churches. He is the founder and chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition, composed of ministers who actively promote socially conservative causes. Bishop Jackson is also a co-founder of the Reconciled Church Initiative, which seeks to bring racial healing to the church and America. He has authored several books, including You Were Born for More: Six Steps to Breaking Through to Your Destiny, The Way of the Warrior: How to Fulfill Life’s Most Difficult Assignments, and In-Laws, Outlaws, and the Functional Family: A Real-World Guide to Resolving Today’s Family Issues. With George Barna, he co-authored High Impact African American Churches, which received the Silver Medallion award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Bishop Jackson earned a B.A. in English from Williams College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has appeared as a guest on The O’Reilly Factor, Cross Fire, Face the Nation, CBS Evening News, BET Evening News, 700 Club, and several other programs. He has also been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and other media outlets.
As a young man, Josh McDowell considered himself an agnostic. He truly believed that Christianity was worthless. However, when challenged to intellectually examine the claims of Christianity, Josh discovered compelling and overwhelming evidence for the reliability of the Christian faith. After trusting in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, Josh’s life changed dramatically as he experienced the power of God’s love. After his conversion, Josh committed his life to telling a doubting world about the truth of Jesus Christ. After studying at Kellogg College, Josh completed his college degree at Wheaton College and then attended Talbot Theological Seminary, graduating magna cum laude with a Masters of Divinity. Working with Campus Crusade for Christ and founding the youth outreach, Josh McDowell Ministry, Josh has shared the gospel with more than 25 million people in 125 countries. He is the author or co-authored of 147 books.