Tuesday, February 9, 2010

This Sunday morning, I'll be preaching at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills on "Becoming a Dangerous Christian," I'd love to see you there!  

And, don't forget the upcoming Religion on the Line event with Dennis Prager and me, moderated by Steve Arterburn, coming up on Sunday, February 21, from 400-600pm, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Anaheim.  Tickets are now on sale at  

400-408 Greg Lukianoff, president of F.I.R.E. (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Greg is currently working on a book that he's tentatively calling Unlearning Liberty, we talk about what that means.

413-423 Greg Lukianoff

428-437Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council (, and co-author with Bishop Harry Jackson of Personal Faith: Public Policy.

Tony will be out here next week speaking at the Southern California Pastor's Conference at Calvary Chapel South Bay from February 15-17, along with Gayle Erwin, Don McClure, Raul Ries, Ross Rhodes and Jack Hibbs.

• USA Today (2/7/2010) Focus on the Family got Super Bowl buzz it wanted.

• Fox News (2/8/2010) Planned Parenthood Pushes Intensive Sex Education for Kids as Young as 10.

• Mail Online (2/8/2010) Schoolgirls aged just ten falling pregnant as underage pregnancies continue to rise.

• Fox News (2/9/2010) Anti-Tea Party Web Site Part of Scheme to Funnel Funds.

• Byron York (2/8/2010) Why the Media Ignored a Scandal.

• WSJ (2/6/2010) Evangelical Group Seeks Broader Tent: Focus on the Family's New Head Hopes to Strike More Positive Tone, but the Shift Could Diminish Fund-Raising Ability.

443-452Tony Perkins

458-508 Harry Jaffa (In Studio), 91, is the world's premier Lincoln scholar, with diverse expertise in political philosophy, the American founding, Shakespeare, and is especially knowledgeable about the Civil War.  He is Professor Emeritus of Government at Claremont McKenna College and the Claremont Graduate School, and a Distinguished Fellow at the Claremont Institute (bio).  He is one of the most famous students of Leo Strauss and is the leader of what are often called the "West Coast Straussians," a branch of the Straussian movement.  He has written numerous articles and books, including his widely acclaimed study of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, Crisis of the House Divided: An Interpretation of the Issues in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates (University of Chicago Press, 1959), and the first volume of it's sequel A New Birth of Freedom (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000).

• Peter Robinson, Uncommon Knowledge (August 2009) Lincoln & More with Harry Jaffa.  Last year, 2009, marks the 200th anniversary celebration of the birth of Lincoln, and the 50th anniversary celebration of the publication of Jaffa's Crisis

Some of my questions for Harry:

Why does all political philosophy reduce to the dialogue between Thrasymachus and Socrates in Plato's Republic?  Is the good rooted in an objective moral order or in the will of the people?  Where do "rights" come from?  

Is there such a thing as a "political science of natural right"?  Your mentor, Leo Strauss, believed it was rooted in classical Greek philosophy, do you?  What do you mean by the "grand synthesis of Athens, Jerusalem, and Peoria"?

What is the relationship between liberty and equality?  How do we strike the balance between radical self-interest leading to nihilistic hedonism, and the loss of all personal freedom in an authoritarian but egalitarian state?

How did our founders understand "the laws of nature and nature's God"?  Were they natural rights theorists?  Did they believe in natural law?

What is the relationship between the Bible and Democracy, in Jefferson's mind, in Lincoln's mind, and in your mind?

Is it right to think of America as "exceptional"?

Are we moving toward Marx's communist utopia without the workers' revolution?

Is the "Decline of the West," to cite Oswald Spengler from a century ago, irreversible?  If so, how can the West recover it's soul? 

Why was Macbeth Lincoln's favorite play?

512-523Harry Jaffa

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555 – [2:00] "The Money Guys" – Robert Micone and Bill O'Connor from Applied Financial Planning at 866-SEEK-COUNSEL (

558-608Dennis Prager, ( heard weekdays 9-Noon on our sister-station 870 KRLA. He'll be joining me at our special KKLA event called Religion on the Line: An Inter-Faith Dialogue, moderated by Steve Arterburn.  It will be a compelling and intelligent discussion about the similarities and differences between Christianity and Judaism. It will be live at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Anaheim on Sunday, February 21st from 4-6pm. Tickets are on sale now at

612-623Dennis Prager

628-638Greg Lukianoff,

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• Twin Cities (2/9/2010) Madison's highest paid city employee: bus driver earning $159,258.

• LAT (2/2/2010) In Westchester, preaching to the canine-ites.  A Presbyterian congregation welcomes dogs, which the minister views as part of the church family