BreakPoint: Beauty and the Beast and Our Obsession with Remakes

“Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme.” And we just keep retelling and re-singing it. I’m talking about the year’s biggest movie. [display_podcast] In a segment on NPR last Wednesday, Bob Mondello documented the bizarre entertainment phenomenon known as “movie twins.” Hollywood has long puzzled the public by releasing films with nearly identical premises and plots within months or even weeks of one another. “Mission to Mars” and “Red Planet,” “Armageddon” and “Deep Impact,” “Antz” and “A B … [Read more...]

First Liberty Briefing: Is Environmentalism Considered a Religion?

Randall Krause filed a lawsuit against the Tulsa County Library Commission. Evidently, the Commission maintains a recycling program and, according to Krause, it constitutes an undue burden on the Free Exercise of his environmentalism. Learn what criteria the court uses to decide what constitutes a religion at FirstLiberty.org/Briefing.Thank you for joining us for the First Liberty Briefing, an exclusive podcast where host Jeremy Dys—also First Liberty Senior Counsel—provides an insider’s look … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 177: Fidgeting & Bob Stromberg

[display_podcast]Apparently, I’m a parent. And every 2.56 seconds, one of my children gets bored. They get bored more often than they blink their eyes. So, how do they respond to their boredom?They fidget.I’m talking full-on “power fidgeting”!They drum their fingers. They drum their toes. They flutter their hoodie zipper. These kids can even fidget with their bellybuttons!It drives me nuts.And, every time I ask them to stop, they answer the same way: “Whuut?”“What? Yo … [Read more...]

Ask Pastor John: Do We Really Need Musical Worship?

Jeremy writes in with today’s question: “Dear Pastor John, I have served for the past seven years as a ‘worship leader.’ Something I’ve had trouble reconciling is how worshiping God turned into singing trendy praise songs in a community setting. Does it derive from the Levites and appointed leaders in the Old Testament? I have a hard time finding something relatable in the New Testament. In fact, one of the Scriptures that I find most denotes what worship is comes from Romans 12 where Paul tells … [Read more...]

WWUTT: The Bible Says to be Thankful for the President?

1 Timothy 2 begins: First of all then I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. (1 Timothy 2:1-2) Hang-on now! prayers and thanksgiving for kings and all who are in high positions?? So, Presidents, Prime Ministers, Dictators, Governors, Chiefs of State, Cabinet Members, Congress…we’re supposed to pray for them and thank God … [Read more...]

The Briefing: Judge Neil Gorsuch, GOP Budget Cuts & The International Day of Happiness

[display_podcast] I’m Albert Mohler and this is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.IN ONGOING CONFIRMATION HEARING OF NEIL GORSUCH, OPENING STATEMENTS ILLUSTRATE JUST WHAT'S AT STAKE Yesterday was very interesting in terms of the confirmation hearings of Judge Neil Gorsuch nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next sitting justice of the United States Supreme Court. Yesterday was mostly about formalities, yet the formalities are important. T … [Read more...]