It’s all news this hour, starting with the headlines of the day. We then take a look nationally on how individual states are handling religious liberty. We round out the hour with the chilling story of how newborn baby DNA is creating some major violations of privacy. Don’t miss this hour of radio.
God created our bodies, minds, and spirits to be intimately connected with one another. Purpose-filled breathing is one of the most effective, calming ways to integrate all aspects of who we are, especially during times of intense stress. Our guest invites you to the crossroads of Christian contemplative practice, Scripture, psychology, and science to deepen your faith, bring peace to your body, and discover a new reliance on Christ. Breathe deeply, lean into God's Word, and discover why every breath can be an invitation to pray.
Dr. Jordan J. Ballor is the director of research for the Center for Religion, Culture and Democracy (CRCD). He directs the research agenda of the CRCD, which includes oversight of research publications as well as pursuit of his own scholarship, popular speaking, and writing. He has previously held research positions at the Acton Institute and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and has doctorates in Reformation history from the University of Zurich and in moral theology from Calvin Theological Seminary. Ballor’s scholarly interests include Reformation studies, church-state relations, theological anthropology, social ethics, theology and political economy, and research methodology. His work at the CRCD manifests his passion for combining a robust theological understanding of social life with a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to the development of civil society. Ballor has published extensively over the course of his caree and has authored multiple books. Ballor’s research articles can be found in such publications as Journal of Markets & Morality, Journal of Religion, Scottish Journal of Theology, Reformation & Renaissance Review, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Faith & Economics, and Calvin Theological Journal.
Twila Brase is president and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF), a national patient-centered, privacy-focused, free-market policy organization established 23 years ago in Minnesota to support health care choices, individualized patient care and medical and genetic privacy. She is author of the eight-time award-winning book Big Brother in the Exam Room: The Dangerous Truth About Electronic Health Records (Beaver’s Pond Press, 2018). Her efforts led to a national law requiring parental consent for research using newborn DNA, a national campaign exposing HIPAA as a data-sharing rule, an online nationwide directory of direct-pay practices, The Wedge of Health Freedom (JoinTheWedge.com), and the Patient Toolbox (PatientToolbox.org), an easy-to-use tool to help patients understand their options in coercive situations and maintain control over their treatment decisions. She also initiated CCHF’s Face Freedom campaign (FaceFreedom.org) and a “Don’t Be Bullied” billboard campaign (RealRisks.org) to stop mask and vaccination mandates. Her campaign to separate Medicare enrollment from citizen access to their rightful Social Security benefits was supported by more than 44 free-market organizations nationwide. This request was successfully included in President Trump’s Medicare Executive Order signed on Oct. 3, 2019. Twila’s “Health Freedom Minute” is heard weekdays by more than 5 million listeners on more than 850 radio stations in 48 states. She provides testimony at state legislatures, meets with members of Congress and health care policymakers, tweets @twilabrase, conducts original research, speaks around the country and has been featured by CNN, Forbes, Fox News, Nature, NBC Today, Politico, Science, THE HILL, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.
Jennifer Tucker is an illustrator, lettering artist, and graphic designer whose work has been featured in multiple publications and books, including The Message Canvas Bible and the ECPA bestselling coloring book Whatever Is Lovely. Jennifer is a devoted follower of Jesus and an advocate for mental health.