Dr. Lawrence Schlachter is both a former neurosurgeon and an attorney. He discusses the problem of medical errors today and the issue of tort reform. He notes that the Institute of Medicine reported in 1999 that “as many as 98,000 patients were dying every year owing to avoidable medical error.” Dr. Schlacter, author of a new book called, Malpractice: A Neurosurgeon Reveals How Our Health-Care System Puts Patients at Risk, joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss the need for “safety reform” over “tort reform.” www.larryschlacter.com

Critics charge that the Obama administration did not seem to treat well our own real ally in the Middle East, Israel. But the Trump administration seems to have turned a corner in US/Israeli relations. There is even discussion of the possibility of moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem as a goodwill gesture. Timothy Head, the executive director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, joins Jerry Newcombe to discuss the importance of defending Israel. www.ffcoalition.com

Imagine being rejected by your own mother and then passed around from foster home to foster home. But in the midst of it all, God had a plan for Renee Williams of Chicago, who got saved because of the godly influence of a loving foster home she ended up in. She has written a book called Through Pain to Purpose. Renee Williams joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to share what God has done in her life and what He can do in all our lives. www.reneewilliams.com

Imagine losing your job as a public servant because on the side you are a minister, and some elitists culled through your sermons to see if you said something politically incorrect. That’s not an idle speculation. That is essentially what happened to a Georgia official who was hired and then fired because of an opinion he made along the lines that traditional marriage (between a man and a woman) is God’s design. First Liberty (Institute) got involved and won a victory in this case involving Dr. Eric Walsh. Jeremy Dys of First Liberty was a leading attorney in this case. He said, “This is a clear and resounding victory for religious freedom.” Jeremy Dys joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to explain this case and why it is important to freedom of conscience for all. www.firstliberty.org