Today we begin with the news making headlines. We then give you an update on a major pro-life case in California that deals with deadly allegations about Planned Parenthood. We round out the hour by hearing from a widely respected reporter who details what America is doing to change, through strong leadership, our relationship with China.
With two Oxford doctorates, one in molecular biophysics and one in historical and systematic theology, our guest is one of today's most formidable thinkers on science and religion. He joins us to clearly delineate the seminal theories---and lesser-known views on God---of the greatest physicist of modern times. Join us for a fascinating conversation.
Thomas Brejcha is the founder, President, and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Society. Tom earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and received his law degree from New York University School of Law. From 1969-1970, Tom served as an Army Captain in Vietnam and was awarded a Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal. For most of his career, Tom was a business lawyer bringing over 40 years of experience to the Thomas More Society. Tom became legal counsel in 1986 for the renowned pro-life case, N.O.W. v. Scheidler where Tom took the case to the United State Supreme Court three times. Tom has been defending pro-lifers across the country for over 25 years. Tom has testified before U.S. Congressional Committees (Judiciary, Ways & Means), as well as before state and city legislative and regulatory committees. He has appeared on many national and local broadcast shows and other media, such as Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity shows, MSNBC, CNN, Relevant Radio, EWTN, CBN, the 700 Club, and Chicago Tonight. Many groups have given him awards for his legal work as well as for his pro-life and religious commitments, including Catholic Charities, Pro-Life Action League, National Lawyers Association, Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation, Illinois Citizens for Life, Illinois Students for Life, Chicago Catholic Citizens, and others. He has been a featured speaker at conferences sponsored by the March for Life, National Catholic Bioethics Council’s U.S. Bishops Conference, SpeakOut Illinois, Law of Life Summit, National Council of Catholic Women, American Bar Association, National Lawyers Association, and more.
Bill Gertz is National Security Columnist for The Washington Times. He studied English literature at Washington College in Chestertown, Md., and journalism at George Washington University, Washington, DC. In March 2014, Bill was awarded the Reed Irvine Award for Investigative Journalism by Accuracy in Media. In September 1999, Bill was awarded the Western Journalism Center award for investigative journalism. The United States Business and Industrial Council awarded him the "Defender of the National Interest Award" in June 1998, and in 1997 he was recognized by The Washington Times for excellence in achievement. Bill is an expert on China, the CIA and U.S. Defense. He has lectured extensively on defense, national security, and media issues.
Alister McGrath, one of the world's leading Christian theologians, is Andreas Idreos professor of science and religion at Oxford University. He holds Oxford doctorates in the natural sciences, intellectual history, and Christian theology. McGrath has written extensively on the interaction of science and Christian theology and is the author of many books, including the international bestseller The Dawkins Delusion? Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine (2007) and the market-leading textbook Christian Theology: An Introduction (2016). In September 2008, McGrath took up the newly-established Chair of Theology, Ministry and Education in the Department of Education and Professional Studies at King's College, London. In 2013, McGrath accepted the Andreas Idreos Professorship in Science and Religion at the University of Oxford. He took up the new post in April 2014.