Category Archives: Vocal Point

Vocal Point-Dr. Peter Lillback

Topic: Religion and Founding Era of America: the Muhlenberg Brothers

Mel Gibson made famous an episode during the American War for Independence. A minister from the pulpit preached from Ecclesiastes 3, “There’s a time for a peace, and a time for war.” When he said war, he took off his clerical robe and was dressed as a colonial soldier. He then recruited about 300 men to join him to fight for his country. Rev. Peter John Muhlenberg was the real minister whom Gibson patterned his scene in “The Patriot” after. Dr. Peter Lillback is the president of Providence Forum, a group dedicated to rediscovering our nation’s rich Christian heritage. Together with Jerry Newcombe, Dr. Lillback wrote a book that became a bestseller on the faith of our nation’s found father, George Washington’s Sacred Fire. The two authors put together 26 podcasts on the faith of George Washington from virtually every angle. Now they continue with a new series of podcasts on the faith of our founding fathers. This particular discussion focuses on Peter Muhlenberg and his brother, Augustus, first Speaker of the House of Representatives of the US. www.providenceforum.org

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Vocal Point-Alex McFarland

Topic: Censorship on the Campus

Dr. Alex McFarland is an author of 19 books and a speaker. He’s also a radio host. His ministry is Truth For a New Generation. He has a heart for reaching millennials for Christ. One of his books is “Abandoned Faith: Why Millennials Are Walking Away and How You Can Lead Them Home.” He also serves as the Director of the Christian Worldview and Apologetics at the Christian Worldview Center of North Greenville University. Dr. Alex McFarland, who asks, “How Long Will We Tolerate Censorship on America’s College Campuses?,” joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss this. www.alexmcfarland.com

 

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Vocal Point-Dr. Ted Baehr

Topic: Christ in Christmas at the Movies

Dr. Ted Baehr is longtime publisher of Movieguide.org, which provides a biblical perspective on the movies. Dr. Baehr meets with studio executives to try and get them to promote biblical values rather than tear them down in their movies and programming. Dr. Ted Baehr joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss Hollywood and Christmas—especially keeping Christ in Christmas. www.movieguide.org

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Vocal Point-Dr. Carol M. Swain

Topic: Immigration; the Border

Dr. Carol M. Swain is a retired law professor from Vanderbilt. She’s also an author and a columnist. Recently, she wrote on the subject of the president and the recent border crisis. The article was called: “Reasonable or Racist? Trump’s Policies on the Central American Caravan.” One of the points she makes in that article is: “The criteria for asylum says nothing about fear of gang violence or domestic abuse, impoverished living conditions, or a desire for employment.” Dr. Carol M. Swain joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss the recent scuffle on the border near Tijuana. www.carolmswain.com

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