Join us for a full hour of news and views. We start with some of the stories making headlines. We then move to a discussion on why prayer is a crucial element of preparing to vote. Hear how to pray for those in authority. We round out the hour by asking the question: What is ‘drag queen’ conservatism and why is it a threat to religious liberty? Learn how to think biblically and critically.
Our focus this hour is the global church. We begin with an update on what is happening in Communist China. How are our Christian brothers and sisters surviving and how is the Church growing in that repressive regime? Then, we discuss the revolution in Iran that is rocking that nation and impacting Christians who are living there. Get ready to lengthen your prayer list – and join the ranks of those who are praying for fellow Christians globally.
Dave Kubal is CEO/President of Intercessors for America, a grassroots organization uniting over 300,000 citizens to pray, and then take action, on the issues confronting America. He is equipping Christians to engage and speak truth into the important cultural debates of our day, Kubal is a nationally recognized faith leader and is a key faith advisor to former President Trump. Dave’s organization has been involved in filing amicus briefs in recent landmark cases before the Supreme Court on issues like pro-life and religious liberty. Dave serves on The National Faith Advisory Board, as well as the boards of the National Prayer Committee and the National Day of Prayer Task Force. He has authored many books including Inspired Prayers, and has been featured in multiple media outlets, including Water Cooler with David Brody, America’s Voice Live, and Victory News and published in Newsmax, Washington Times, FoxNews.com, Stream.org, and more. Ordained by the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Dave has been in national ministry for over 25 years after earning his Master’s in Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary.
Delano Squires is a Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion, and Family. He has written about race, religion, relationships, and culture for Black and Married with Kids, The Root, and The Grio. He holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MPP from The George Washington University.
Bob (Xiqiu) Fu is the president of ChinaAid and is one of the leading voices in the world for persecuted faith communities in China. Fu was born and raised in mainland China and was a student leader during the Tiananmen Square demonstrations for freedom and democracy in 1989. Fu graduated from the School of International Relations at the People's (Renmin) University in Beijing and taught English to Communist Party officials at the Beijing Administrative College and Beijing Party School of the Chinese Communist Party from 1993-1996. Fu was also a house church leader in Beijing until he and his wife, Heidi, were imprisoned for two months for “illegal evangelism” in 1996. Bob and Heidi fled to the United States as religious refugees in 1997, and subsequently founded ChinaAid in 2002 to bring international attention to China’s gross human rights violations and to promote religious freedom and rule of law in China. Bob Fu graduated with Ph.D. from St. John's College at the University of Durham in the U.K. in the field of religious freedom. He graduated from the Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, and was awarded an honorary doctorate degree on Global Christian Leadership from Midwest University, where he has served as a distinguished professor on religion and public policy. Bob Fu is a member of Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Fu serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese Law and Religion Monitor, a journal on religious freedom and the rule of law in China, and as a guest editor for Chinese Law and Government, a journal by University of California, Los Angles.
Dr. Hormoz Shariat is the founder of Iran Alive Ministries. He was born into a Muslim family in Iran and came to the United States after the Islamic Revolution of 1979, where he came to Christ while earning my Ph.D. in Computer Engineering as a graduate student at USC in 1980. In 1987, Hormoz planted a church in San Jose, California. With hundreds of Muslim converts, which remains one of the largest churches of its kind in the United States. In 2001 he followed the Lord’s leading and founded Iran Alive Ministries, which utilizes Satellite TV to reach the millions of lost and broken people of Iran and the rest of the Middle East. Today, the ministry broadcasts the Gospel 24/7 from studios in Dallas to Iran and the Middle East, trusting the Lord to transform a nation, which is responding to the Gospel unlike any other time in history.