400-408 – Tom Doyle, Vice President of Church and Ministry Partnerships for E3 Partners (e3partners.org, "Equip, Evangelize, Establish"), and author of Breakthrough: The Return of Hope to the Middle East (goodnewsfromthemiddleeast.com). He just finished Desperation: A Call to Prayer for Israel and the Middle-East., and his next book is due out September 1st entitled Dreams and Visions: Is Jesus Awakening the Muslim World. Today we talk about Islamic spiritualism, their awareness of the demonic and other "power encounters," and the different types of dreams Muslims are having of Jesus. Tom just got back from Egypt last week.
413-423 – Tom Doyle, Does Islam include an awareness of the demonic? Is spiritual warfare a meaningful concept to Muslims? Who are the Sufi's? Are false Christs or other false spiritual beings appearing in dreams?
428-438 – Tom Doyle, What are some of the best stories of dreams and visions that you've heard?
443-452 – Tom Doyle, If I were at a "New Believers Bible Study" for Muslim converts, what types of things are they interested in asking about first?
458-508 – (2:02) Little Honda by Hondells (written by Brian Wilson, 1966). Chuck Girard, graduated High School in Santa Rosa in 1961, a pioneer in Contemporary Christian Music, going all the way back to the early Jesus Movement days with his group Lovesong, and father of Alisa Childers from Zoe Girl. Pastor Chuck Smith bought Lovesong's musical catalog a few years ago, and before his health began to fail, was touring with Chuck Girard with the goal of visiting every Calvary Chapel in the US. Chuck Girard even did a special album for Pastor Chuck, with all of his personal favorite ballads entitled "Chuck Picks Chuck." Last year, Chuck Girard wrote a song called "Heart of America," and it so impressed my friend Ron Strand, that Ron financed the music video. You can watch it at chuckgirard.com. Chuck will be speaking at Ron's Upper Room June 30th. Chuck and his wife Karen moved to Nashville about 10 years ago.
512-523 – Chuck Girard, Shares his testimony, and his memories of the first days of Lovesong.
528-539 – Chuck Girard,
(1:42) • YouTube (8/26/2009) Bill Hybels Introduces Chuck Girard "Little Pilgrim". Pastor Bill Hybels of Willow Creek Church introduces Chuck Girard singing "Little Pilgrim" at Willow Creek's 33rd Anniversary services, Oct. 2008.
544-554 – (5:22) Chuck Girard's "Heart of America." Chuck Girard
558-608 – Wesley J. Smith, an attorney, bioethicist, and Co-Director of the Center on Human Exceptionalism at the Discovery Institute (discovery.org/che). His blog, Secondhand Smoke: Your 24/7 Seminar on Bioethics and the Importance of Being Human, runs at First Things (firstthings.com/blogs/secondhandsmoke). His latest book is Consumer's Guide to a Brave New World (2010) (Amazon), and among his earlier books are A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy: The Human Cost of Animal Rights (2009) (Amazon); Forced Exit: Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide and the New Duty to Die (2006) (Amazon); and Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America (2002) (Amazon). Wesley and his wife, Debra Saunders, are Eastern Orthodox.
• Nearly every time he's on, we get updates on the latest in wacko environmentalism news, like what's going on with ecocides, the "rights of nature" movement, and crimes against other plants, like the decapitation of a dandelion. And, with regards to animal life, the latest on speciesism, PETA, transhumanism, machicide, PAS, euthanasia, eugenics, cryogenics, wrongful birth lawsuits, after-birth abortion, and other efforts to minimize human exceptionalism. See this wacky site eradicatingecocide.com/the-trial.
If your intellectual starting blocks are atheism, philosophical naturalism, and macro-evolution, you will eventually arrive at scientism, speciesism, and transhumanism. Once you lose "in the beginning God," and "God created man in his image," you will eventually lose human exceptionalism. A new religion will emerge, a nexus of science, philosophy, and theology, along with choruses of nice sounding moral platitudes about oneness, unity and peace. But the evil in men's hearts will soon morph this utopian drive to deliver a Brave New World into a hall of horrors. Nietsche's will to power will manifest, the Uberman will give way to the Last Man, and the result will be the hell of state-sponsored eugenics.
To bring it all together… if the state has the right to force you to pay for things that violate your conscience, and national healthcare will be distributing limited resources, you have the situation where the state will be telling you not only how to live but who should live. If you think it's wrong to take the money for grandpa's heart transplant and give it to a young worker's sex transplant, then too bad. If the state decides it's in it's interest to do so, you're not only going to lose the argument, you're going to pay for it.
• Today, we start with what Wesley calls "biological colonialism," and a subset of it called "Biological Gestational Colonialism." It works like an international "rent-a-womb," where people are sending embryos to India to be gestated for a price. If "colonialism" was taking the natural resources of a poor country, now it's in the biological realm – we're taking their organs or renting their organs. There's a related story – the international black market in kidneys is estimated at about 10,000 per year. In China, prisoners are murdered so their organs can be harvested. (There's a book tied to this entitled "Larry's Kidney.")
612-623 – Wesley J. Smith,
628-639 – Wesley J. Smith,
• Breitbart (5/29/2012) LIVE ACTION UNDERCOVER BOMBSHELL: PLANNED PARENTHOOD AIDS GENDER-SELECTIVE ABORTION. Live Action: Today, Live Action released a new undercover video showing a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Austin, TX encouraging a woman to obtain a late-term abortion because she was purportedly carrying a girl and wanted to have a boy. The video is first in a new series titled "Gendercide: Sex-Selection in America," exposing the practice of sex-selective abortion in the United States and how Planned Parenthood and the rest of the abortion industry facilitate the selective elimination of baby girls in the womb.
644-656 – Wesley J. Smith, Can you root human exceptionalism in both reason and revelation? Are there nontheistic theories of human exceptionalism? Or can it only be rooted in the Imago Dei?