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Dead Reckoning Radio December 17, 2015 0

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Show Notes: December 17, 2015

Introductions

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  • The Fed – None of us are economists, but the Fed is finally increasing Interest rates. Any reactions?
  • Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier rescued by Special Operators from the Taliban (warranting an Obama Rose Garden appearance) is being tried by court martial and faces life imprisonment! Thoughts on the case? Its implications for politics/military/national security? (I.e., five bad guys were turned over for him. This week a former Gitmo detainee released by Obama turned up as the leader of al Qaeda in Yemen…) http://www.wsj.com/articles/justice-for-bowe-bergdahl-1450225181
  • Freddie Gray – A mistrial was declared in the trial of the officer charged with the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray after a jury deadlocked. Thoughts?

[Break - ADF Agents]

  • The Republican Party held its third Presidential debate on Tuesday night, and, while a feisty affair, the race for the nomination is no clearer! The night sort of divided into a Trump v. Bush, Cruz v. Rubio battle. And I now, release the hounds…

Perhaps the biggest issue to come out is the conflict between Cruz and Rubio on immigration.

  1. Do they really disagree about legalization?
  2. How does this play out with the GOP electorate?
  3. What do we make of the Family Research Council making a huge play to get evangelical leaders to endorse Ted Cruz?

What are some things to keep in mind as Christians when it comes to the immigration issue?

[Break - DR Ask]

Game - Boticelli: Star Wars Edition

  • A Canadian man has decided not just that he is a woman trapped in a man’s body; he has decided he is a 6-year-old girl trapped in the body of a 52-year old man. He left his wife of 23 years and seven children to be “adopted” by an affirming couple willing to take him in and treat him like a child.

Issues:

  1. If gender is a matter of self-identity, why not age?
  2. Conflict in the “Trans” community—he’s extreme, and according to some, he detracts from the core message.
  3. On what basis can society NOT affirm this man’s self-expression?
  4. Fundamental worldview issue: is there design, or is it all self-constructed? Choose self-construction, and literally anything goes. Never mind the suffering women and children.
  5. Links:

http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2015/12/when-you-detach-the-earth-from-the-sun

http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2014/12/whose-gender-which-identity

http://www.newsgrio.com/articles/167250-canadian-man-leaves-family-to-be-transgender-six-year-old-girl%C2%A0stefonknee-wolscht.html

[Break - ADF Bulletin]

  • God’s mission is bigger than politics, and bigger than our cultural struggles. He’s at work around the world. A Canadian pastor arrested in North Korea has been sentenced to life imprisonment, which might as well be a death sentence. Remember Hyeon-Soo Lim in your prayers, along with your prayers that God would bring the North Korean regime’s demise.
  • Q: Is that appropriate? Should Christians be seeking to accomplish geo-political aims, and invoking God in the process? Many Christians are very uncomfortable with that. Isn’t our warfare “spiritual” instead of such worldly affairs? Let’s try to navigate that a bit. http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/16/world/hyeon-soo-lim-canadian-pastor-north-korea-sentence/index.html

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