America, Harvard University, Kelsey Bowler discussed on Kevin McCullough Radio
Know of at least six more families that are in pretty perilous circumstances and could use your help today. Eight five five nine seven four six seven three. But for every person that has stepped up and cared for family in the last couple of weeks, a big thank you to you. Coming up on the show today. Kelsey bowler from the daily signal. Also, the federalist and she also while she contributes video reports she doesn't number of things she's a fellow at the independent women's forum. She's got some interesting observations in her bright Email that she edits on Wednesdays. She's the Wednesday editor that's a newsletter that is edited by different person each day of the five days of the week. But she's gonna stop by little bit later to talk a little bit about the elections of twenty twenty and what they're shaping up at Shilla Goldberg's going to be here. You know on Wednesdays. We try to give you a parenting hack one little tip to help you become a better parent. And today, we're gonna talk about initiating great conversation around the dinner table, and how important that is for the family dinner itself. Kristen be tape from the hill is also going to be here. She is done a deep dive a lot of people say that when illegal immigrants come to the US that there is a net positive financial gain for the Cup. Entry what do the actual tax dollars? Look like, she's done a deep dive, she writes on tax policy and tax dollars spent for the hill. She'll tell us a little bit about that also respond to the idea that the administration is not going to attend the White House correspondents dinner. That's all coming up. But I'm gonna start with a very interesting piece from today's federalist written by Glenn Stanton. Who I believe when I first met him. He was working at focus on the family. But today, he's got a piece in the federalist, no non believers are not increasing in America. Week Christianity is getting weaker and robust and orthodox Christianity is getting stronger in terms of adherence, if not by theological maturity, that's quite a subtitle. But Glenn STAN welcome back to Kevin McCall. It's good to have you kidding? Thank you. It's always good to be with you. So we get this me Melot, you know, that the nonce are more pronounced than they've ever been before. And that they are basically taking over what what statistic. Have you looked at what tells us? What stats are that? Tell us that your premise in your piece today is actually the truth. Well, I mean, that's interesting in innocence. I mean stat that are out. There are true. But here's the problem. They're not the whole story. It's like when you come home, and your mom asks, you something you say only part of the truth, you know, in the rest of the truth is really the bigger story. That's what we've gotta do. And we've got a dig into the larger body of research that really clearly shows us that know, the nuns are not this, and, you know, by nuns, of course, we mean, those who report no faith, or, you know, have have no connection with any, you know, institutional kind of faith that those are not a new group of unbelievers, they are more likely, and you know, there's a wealth of sociologist every lidge in at leading universities who tell us this. These are simply people who are just giving up the pretense when they used to say, okay, I'm Methodist because my family's always been meth. Fittest. And that's where we go for Easter service. Just being more honest and saying, you know, what I I don't really have any faith which they never did. They just had this kind of, you know, week identity with a, you know, church tradition. And so I mean pew shows this there's a number of even you know research at Harvard in Indiana University Baylor, you know, lots of different places are telling us simply, you know, these this is not an increase in nonbelievers. It's just a more honest admission in nominal believers, but the other thing is present this in the article is research from Harvard University that tells us just recently that no Christian faith, is is not waning mainline churches, are you know, they're emptying as fast as they possibly can. Because those Faye. Eighth are bailing on fundamental truths of Christianity. The deity of Christ the reality of sin. The fact of the resurrection. But it's orthodox church is not orthodox with a capital, but those churches at teach the bible, call people to real discipleship in Christ, those churches are growing. In fact, they're what we call megachurches the mega part. You know, really mean something twenty years ago thirty years ago that we're not taking churches today. There are mega church. And that's a huge indication that no things are growing. Things are expanding among these non-denominational bible, teaching churches. Well, it's interesting that you that you bring that up because I'm just thinking of our own journey as as a church going family in the Tri state area over the last fifteen years, and we were part of a single church that that I I guess they planted maybe one other congregation over. Over that course of time. But in recent months more than a year ago, we transitioned to a different church that had grown in its current location had church planted two other separate church identity. The two two churches with separate identities not not part of their campus, but have planted two new churches and they've expanded their campus into four campuses all of which that are now having between two and three services weekend. And all of that from what was originally just a youth group that met that had about seventy people and now now they're servicing upwards of three or four thousand people a week. And that's just one church that is growing and one of the things that I think the reason that they have that that growth in there is that they make a very specific admission every week that we teach the bible verse by verse. And we don't apologize for it. We're not going to go around at rock and do theme-oriented things. We're going straight bible. Teaching is your research saying is what the research that. You're looking at saying that the hunger for the truth is what's driving this kind of more robust kind of return to orthodox Christianity. That's exactly right. I mean, all this research. I have a book that's coming out in June. It's called the MRs dying church Christianity's actually tried in America and the world. And that is my point is that people who are taking, you know, the trouble to wake up on Sunday morning. They don't want skim Christianity. They don't want to percent Christianity. They want whole milk Christianity. And so they are leaving the mainline churches that are bailing on the fundamental teachings of Christianity. And so in that sense Christianity just technically is training, but it's among the mainline churches now, it is growing among the evangelical denominational churches for really two reasons one they're teaching the scriptures. They teach it boldly. They teach it clearly, but they also have vibrant worship. And it's not just the entertainment, but they have vibrant worship because they have something to worship. Of God who is involved in their lives at God who redeemed them a God who is renewing these people day by day. There's a vibrancy of safe there. And you know, what I mean, you know, God says in the Old Testament that my word shall not return. Void right. We would have to think I talk about this much in the book is, you know, in the Christian in Christian theology. The Holy Spirit will not be toward it. You have to leave it at that point Glenn for this week. But we'll we'll have this discussion again, especially when the book comes out, the friends, I want you to the federalist dot.