Join us for a great hour of conversation. We start with some of the stories making headlines and then discuss a lawsuit filed by parents in Maryland who are fighting back against a woke agenda that obliterated parents’ rights. Wokeness has also infiltrated our military and must be stopped. What is Congress doing to stop the spread of this nefarious ideology? Get ready to think critically and biblically.
In a Western culture of increasing skepticism towards conservative Christianity, what motivates intellectually-driven atheists to believe in the reality of God and become passionate followers of Christ? A review of social science literature confirms a predominant functional approach to religious conversion, effectively reducing a complex, substantive phenomenon to a partial functional explanation. Today, our guest will take a broader look at religious conversion to determine the precursors and pathways from atheistic disbelief to belief in God and Christianity within an educated population. Many former atheists not only experienced a change of their worldview, but also a dramatic transformation of their ‘whole world.’
William J. Haun is Senior Counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and a Nonresident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). At Becket, Will litigates nationwide in defense of religious liberty for all faith traditions, particularly before the U.S. Supreme Court and in other federal and state appellate courts. His litigation includes being a member of the U.S. Supreme Court team that prevailed 9-0 for Catholic Social Services in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, obtaining an 8-1 reversal from the Supreme Court of Texas in defense of the Diocese of Lubbock’s religious autonomy, and a summary judgment victory for the ministry of St. Vincent Catholic Charities from unconstitutional discrimination and retaliation in the Western District of Michigan. At AEI, Will writes and researches on constitutionalism and self-government’s prerequisites, especially the role of religion in securing and preserving freedom.
Elaine Donnelly is founder and president of the Center for Military Readiness, an independent, nonpartisan public policy organization that reports on and analyzes military/social issues. Since its founding in 1993, CMR has advocated for high, uncompromised standards in all forms of military training and sound priorities in the making of military/social policies. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger appointed Mrs. Donnelly to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) for a three-year term. (1984–1986). In 1992, President George H. W. Bush appointed her to the Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces.
Jana Harmon hosts the Side B Stories podcast where former atheists and skeptics talk about their turn from disbelief to belief in God and Christianity. She is a teaching fellow for the C.S. Lewis Institute of Atlanta and former adjunct professor in cultural apologetics at Biola University where she received an MA in Christian apologetics. Jana also holds a PhD in Religion and Theology from the University of Birmingham in England. Her research focused on religious conversion of atheists to Christianity.