The tension between China and Taiwan has notched up another level. On In The Market with Janet Parshall this week we spoke to a respected national security expert about the island nations election of a pro-democracy president and how China is reacting to that. We also addressed President XI’s praise of Chairman Mao and XI’s part in a new “Axis of Evil” that includes China, Russia and North Korea. Religious liberty is under assault in ways it never has been before. We updated you on an important case involving a specialty cake shop and why the outcome of this case is something we should all be concerned about. Gen Z is facing a serious mental health crisis. We discussed how that challenge impacts the way they see and interact with the world and how parents and leaders can navigate these challenges while still building a strong foundation of faith into their lives. Kindness is in short supply these days, even among God’s people. But our guest reminded us of the holy mission set before God’s children to be His ambassadors of His kindness to a hungry and hurting world. In the midst of the chaos and turmoil God is doing amazing, life transforming things in the Middle East. We shared stories that will lengthen your prayer lists for God’s people on the frontlines of this vital mission field. We shared the insights of a man who stood up for civil rights since the 60’s who says that Affirmative Action despite its positive sounding name, actually undermines the teaching and efforts of Dr. King and those who put their lives on the line for civil rights. How do we navigate the challenges of today’s word and the onslaught of news that we get hit with every day? We do it by measuring all of it against the unbending straight stick of God’s truth. Join us today as our husband and wife team take us back to the Word as we turn a critical eye on the news of the week.
The Bible makes it very clear that the tongue has a dangerous power in our lives and the lives of others. On In The Market with Janet Parshall this week we talked about the power and impact of words both spoken and in the digital world. A respected family and childcare expert and a friend to this program, addressed the importance of getting kids off social media and engaging in real conversations. She emphasized the importance of community interactions in the real world and the damaging impact of hurtful words, especially through the anonymity of the internet. Apologetics took center stage this week as we looked at a dozen vital truths that are foundational to the Christian faith. Not only did we examine these truths we addressed how parents and leaders pass these foundational markers from one generation of believers to the next. It was clear that this job requires much more than lip service but role modeling that can be seen and imitated so that young believers understand what a 24 /7 Christian life REALLY looks like. We encouraged your continued prayers for the greatest group of influencers in our world today: the entertainment industry. Our favorite Hollywood missionary shared the faith stories of some of the most respected actors in Hollywood today and ask you to join in the prayers for both the upcoming faith breakfast and marriage week events. It almost seems like science fiction but sadly it is not, there is an increased push and acceptance of assisted suicide in our nation and around the world. We talked to a friend of the program who has been on the forefront of issuing warning about the changes in thought regarding issues like this over the years. He told us about the effort to encourage people to starve themselves to be eligible for euthanasia, organ harvesting from those who have lost their lives and the lie that pregnancy can be compared to having an illness like the measles. Once again we gave you the opportunity to get answers to some of your most challenging Bible questions from our respected and firmly grounded Bible teacher. It is time to hear from our favorite watchmen on the wall as Janet and Craig help us see the truth beyond the headlines.
Craig Parshall is a senior legal counsel to Washington-based groups, including the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), where he focuses on free speech and religious liberty issues. He is also the founding Director of the John Milton Project for Free Speech, and is a leading strategist on matters of free speech on the Internet. Craig is also a columnist and a New York Times best-selling fiction author.