Who is God? Why am I here? How should I live? These are just a few of the pressing questions that must be answered in every person's life. Thankfully, God has provided the answers---in Scripture! Today, our guest will outline the essentials of the Christian faith, laying the groundwork for discussion and understanding. Join us to learn how to better ‘contend for the faith’.
This hour we start with some of the stories making headlines. We then take a look at Open Doors World Watch list and see which countries are of particular concern when it comes to religious liberty. We round out the hour taking a look at those charities that are anti-life and why it is important to know where your donor dollars go if you believe in the precious right to life.
Thom S. Rainer is the founder and CEO of Church Answers. With nearly forty years of ministry experience, Thom has spent a lifetime committed to the growth and health of the local church and its leaders. He has been a pastor of four churches and interim pastor of ten churches, as well as a bestselling author, popular speaker, professor, and dean. He is a 1977 graduate of the University of Alabama and earned his MDiv and PhD degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Rainer has written numerous books, including I Am a Christian, The Post-Quarantine Church, and three other number one bestsellers.
Ryan Brown serves Open Doors US as Chief Executive Officer. With extensive experience in shepherding teams for Kingdom impact, Brown is passionate about helping U.S. believers grow their faith as they connect with their persecuted families around the globe. Prior to joining the organization, Brown served as Chief Development Officer at global nonprofit Food for the Hungry, where he grew the total revenue by 16% to a FY22 total of more than $81 million, despite the inherent obstacles of the COVID-19 pandemic. This growth trajectory continues today. Without compromising the organization’s faith-based identity, Brown led the development of a fourth-sector, corporate engagement strategy, favorably positioning the organization to petition substantial USAID funding in coming years.
Hugh Brown is the executive vice president of American Life League and serves on its board. He is the son of Judie Brown who helped co-found the organization in 1979 along with her husband Paul Brown. Hugh has been involved in the pro-life movement most of his life. He enjoys talking about subjects relating to marriage, children, and the family.