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applies a Christian worldview to contemporary issues and events, offering practical observations for everyday life, with Dr. Rex M. Rogers as our host.

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Tragedy and Theodicy

When we hear of earthquakes, school shootings, wars and other tragedies the question is always asked, "Where was God?" People wonder why a loving and caring God would allow this to happen. Dr. Rex M. Rogers gives biblical insight to this age old question.

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That’s Just the Way I Am

“That’s just the way I am” is an excuse we like to fall back on when we become impatient, lose our temper or worry. But, is using “that’s just the way I am” as an excuse, good theology?

Luck

I've heard people tell me, "If it wasn't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all." But what if I told you the existence of 'luck' is as likely as the existence of "leprechauns"?

Gender Confusion

Gender confusion has become the forefront of sexes politics-- and how should we respond to this now... important issue?

Not License, Not Legalism, But Liberty

Borrowing from Ezekiel, the late Christian philosopher Francis Schaeffer once entitled a book, "How Shall We Then Live?" It's a relevant question--how shall we live?

Animal Kingdom

It's a wonder how far we have come in the limited time we've been on earth. While many credit innovation, perseverance, and knowledge... it's easy to forget the unsung heroes... animals.

That's Just the Way I Am

“That’s just the way I am” is an excuse we like to fall back on when we become impatient, lose our temper or worry. But, is using “that’s just the way I am” as an excuse, good theology?

The American Church and Nationalism

God’s role in America is undeniable. But, why is there a danger of wrapping God in the flag? Patriotism is a legitimate emotion, but it must be a responsible patriotism that holds our country accountable to a higher law

What Is the Difference Between Sin and Crime?

We are all sinners, but does that mean we are all criminals? Dr. Rex M. Rogers tells us sin and crime are not the same thing, and how we define them says much about the nature of our free society.

Voting for the “Faith” Candidate

During election season, candidates flaunt their religious convictions like peacocks... all in attempt to stand out from the crowd. But how can you differentiate sincere faith... from political pandering?

A Christian Perspective On Immigration

We are all immigrants in one way or another... so why is the issue of Immigration such a hot topic? And how might our Christian faith influence our views?

Listening to the Donkeys in Your Life

There is an interesting passage in the book of Numbers about Balaam and his donkey. Balaam was so spiritually blind that God had to use a donkey to speak to him. Is God trying to speak to you today? Listen closely. He may be using the donkeys in your life.

Littering

Litter, litter, litter. It's everywhere! While some littering is unintentional, most often it is done intentionally. Why are so many people careless about something that not only mars God's beautiful creation, but hurts us all?

Smart Money

There is a lot of talk today about money. There is advice on how to spend, how to save, and of course, the never ending offers for credit cards. The Scriptures have a lot to say about money. Follow the wisdom of the Scriptures when deciding how to use yours.

Tragedy and Theodicy

When we hear of earthquakes, school shootings, wars and other tragedies the question is always asked, "Where was God?" People wonder why a loving and caring God would allow this to happen. Dr. Rex M. Rogers gives biblical insight to this age old question.

Only God Can Hide a Mountian

God is big. He demonstrates his power with each thunder roll and each cloud covering a mountain. But is God big enough to handle our problems?

America the Beautiful

America. What a country? It’s beautiful from sea to shining sea. But what makes America beautiful—is it the landscape or our ideals?

Freedom is not the Absence of Restraints

When I was a kid I thought I was free if adults didn’t tell me how to behave. But that’s when I got in trouble. We need boundaries. But in a nation given to moral relativism, how can we preserve our freedoms?

Understanding Death

Death comes to one and all. That’s a morose thought. Death is a loss and it can hurt, but Christians see death differently. What’s your theology of death?

Faith Voting

During election season, candidates flaunt their religious convictions like peacocks... all in attempt to stand out from the crowd. But how can you differentiate sincere faith... from political pandering?

Economics, Politics, And Morality

It's a universal experience for everyone, despite age, race, or creed. How morality plays a role in our everyday life, whether we realize it or not.

Optimistic Realists

It's the age-old question, are you a glass half empty or a glass half full person?

Art is a Divine Human Gift

It's everywhere... some of it we understand; some of it, we don't. Some of it is priceless, and some of it... not so much. What place does art play in our lives?

Caring for the Environment

There are few topics more polarizing than global warming. Why should Christians care about our environment?

Honoring Our Wives

Christian men are taught how about the importance of investing their money, time, and skills. But what if I told you the biggest investment you can make... is your investment... in honoring your wife?

On Someday Becoming An Organ Donor

The Bible speaks about the importance of giving ourselves to others... but what does it say of literally... giving parts of ourselves to others... through organ donation?

Robinson Crusoe’s Biblical Understanding of Adversity

We all face adversity in life—it’s as certain as death and taxes. Try being shipwrecked on a deserted island. What can we learn about adversity from Robinson Crusoe?

Wife of Noble Character

If you’re a man and married, I hope you understand that you’ve “married up.” You’ve been blessed with a life companion—a responsibility and a privilege. Wives of noble character are a gift.

The Occult

Scary stories are a fun part of childhood. But something called the Occult goes way beyond silly ghost stories. You want to protect and care for your family? Learn to recognize the influences of the Occult.

What's the Christian View of Immigration?

Everyone seems to have an opinion today on immigration. Dr. Rex M. Rogers examines this complex issue from a biblical perspective.

Should Religion be a Qualification for the Presidency?

Our Founding Fathers gave us a gift, the gift of No Religious Test for a president. This gift gives presidential candidates the freedom of worship, and it gives us, the citizens, the freedom to vote, or not to vote him or her into higher office.

Got Stuff

An all American problem: Got Stuff? Give it away!

Celebrity Christians

Making "Celebrity Christians" larger than life is nothing new. As Dr. Rogers points out, we even see it in the Scriptures.

A Christian Work Ethic

Do Christians work differently than others? What is a work ethic and why does it matter? If someone asked you, what would you say about your Christian work ethic?

Superstition

Superstition is a word usually applied to some far off backward part of the world. But that’s only part of the story. Did you know that superstition is alive and well in the USA?

Martin Luther On Christian Liberty

Martin Luther is remembered for nailing 95 Theses to the Wittenberg Door. But another thing about which he wrote with conviction is Christian liberty. Did you realize that Christian and Liberty can be used in the same sentence?

Responding to Betrayal

We've all been stabbed in the back... and we all know the resulting pain. But how does our response play a key roll in overcoming...betrayal?

A Chance Beginning, a Chance Ending

Have you ever thought about why you were born on a certain day? Or how about the day you die? Do you believe there is a reason? Or is it just chance?

The Travesty of Abortion

It's the issue that still divides our nation. The bell tolls for millions of lives taken by abortion and affects the lives of millions more.

Tribalism Pulls Us Apart

Americans seem more interested in being different than being alike. Sounds harmless, but the idea of tribalism can be a centrifugal force pulling us apart. What’s your take on E Pluribus Unum?

Warning: God is Not on our Side!

Sometimes people ask if God is on our side, if Christians will always be blessed. Even Abraham Lincoln asked this question. But, is this the question we really should be asking?

No Place for Rambo Christians

We hear a lot about civil disobedience. Should a Christian disobey government laws if they believe the laws violate biblical principles? Should Christians protest in the streets? Dr. Rex M. Rogers looks to the Scriptures for answers to these questions.

Christian Attitudes Towards Government

Should the Bible be used as a political policy manual? Does the Bible speak to every current political issue? Dr. Rex M. Rogers examines how a Christian should use God's Word in the realm of politics and government.

Presidential Religion

Every presidential election involves religion, and it should. Voters have a legitimate interest in how a candidate's religious beliefs may influence his or her decision making. But, should we refuse to vote for a candidate because his or her moral viewpoints do not align with ours?

Christian Racism?

Prejudice, bias and racism existed in biblical times and still exist today. Dr. Rex M. Rogers uses the story of Jesus and the woman at the well as an example of how Christians should relate to those from a different culture or heritage.

Patriotism and the Bible

Americans are among the most patriotic people in the world. But, what does the Bible have to say about patriotism? In the Bible a case can be made for patriotism and against patriotism. Dr. Rex M. Rogers examines what the scriptures have to say on this subject and defines Godly patriotism.

Can Christians be Patriotic?

Can a Christian be a patriot and be true to the faith? The question is not whether a Christian can be a patriot, but what he or she is a patriot for or about. Responsible Christian patriotism is thinking patriotism. It exalts biblical values. Christians can be patriotic. We just have to be patriotic about the right things.

Free Enterprise

Social trends suggest Americans want government to make decisions for them. We’ll trade liberty, and responsibility, for personal peace and affluence. So is free enterprise a thing of the past?

Is Your Business Ethical?

Americans don’t seem to be able to tell the difference in right or wrong. But God said, “Don’t lie or steal.” Seems like good business to me. Is your business ethical?

Literacy

Christians are “People of the Book.” We want people to be able to read the Bible for themselves. Literacy combats extremism. Is there more we can do to advance literacy?

Forgiving parents

Parents, good or not so good, influence us all of our lives. Either way, parents aren’t perfect. Have you forgiven them?

I am a Victim?

Adam blamed Eve in the Garden of Eden. Now Americans seem to think being a victim is a good thing. Blame society for what we did. Are we becoming a nation of victims?

What about Welfare

Work is part of life. But some people cannot or do not work and thus need human welfare. The trick is discerning who are indeed the truly needy. Do you believe welfare is even the Christian thing to do?

God in a Box

Some people envision God as small, putting him in a little box. Some people put him outside their box, with no ability to influence them. Others don’t believe in God at all. If we let God out of the box, what do you supposed we’d discover?