The Briefing: Syria Bombing Aftermath and Christian Persecution

I’m Albert Mohler and this is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview. [display_podcast]IS THE COLD WAR BACK? CONSIDERING THE AFTERMATH OF THE US STRIKE IN SYRIA The United States’ airstrikes on Syria last Thursday night in the aftermath of that nation’s use of chemical and indeed nerve gas weapons in order to kill its own people still leads the international conversation, and for good reason. This has shifted the entire international perspective from on … [Read more...]

Does God Promise to Feed and Clothe Christians?

Especially given the age that we live in, and as we watch our brothers and sisters in the Middle East suffer at the hands of ISIS being driven from their homes and towns, this is a particularly relevant question from Kevin in California: “Dear Pastor John, in Matthew 6 we read: ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and al … [Read more...]

Breakpoint: The Day After Election Day

[display_podcast] By Colson Center for Christian Worldview. Discovered by e2 media network and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not e2 media network, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. The election is over. So what do we do now? Exactly what Chuck Colson recommended the day after the 2008 election.Whoever you voted for yesterday, Chuck Colson has a few words of wisdom for you, words he spoke after the presidential election in 2008. Please listen clo … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 175: The Signs of the Times, Part 2

[display_podcast]Birth pains. It’s all about the birth pains.As you will hear in this PODCAST, as we enumerate the final three of the six "signs of the times," both Paul and Jesus made it crystal-clear that we are to think of these signs in terms of birth pains.Paul, who borrowed this most-meaningful metaphor from Jesus, used it most-appropriately when he in Romans 8 declared, "For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present ti … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 153: The Stage is Set!

[display_podcast]Jesus was happy. Truly, genuinely happy.Which, if you think about it, and as you will hear in this PODCAST, is a most remarkable statement.As you know, and as we have chronicled over the now 3½ years of this Jesus in High Definition study, Jesus was (to quote Isaiah): "despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief."Never will that become so heartrendingly obvious as in the days immediately preceding His crucifixion. You want to talk abou … [Read more...]

Open the Gates Podcast 16: ISIS is Christianity’s Wake Up Call!

[display_podcast] From Daniel Massieh, founder of Open the Gates Ministries: As an Egyptian, when I saw the story of ISIS terrorists beheading Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya, my heart broke, but the first thing that I thought about was when Jesus said in John 10:10:“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” We know that this is an act of a Satanic movement, and I believe that God will use what happened there to w … [Read more...]