7.3.20 Washington Wednesday, Footsteps of St. Peter, and Gettysburg
The world and everything in it is made possible by listeners like us. Hi, I'm Gary Chanel from Alfred Georgia? My wife and I are very proud of our daughter Virginia. She is a graduating senior. An incoming freshman at Patrick Henry College. Congratulations Virginia Lee. We'd love you. We hope you enjoy today's program. Good Morning. The Supreme Court dealt pro-lifers a disappointing blow this week. We'll talk about what it might mean for the movement going forward. That's ahead on Culture Friday. Also the second installment in a BBC documentary series about leaders in the early church this week. It's the Apostle Peter Stern plus a visit to Gettysburg to remember little battle and the civil war, if we look at the adversity and the turmoil that our ancestors overcame, we can find in this lessons that can help give us a way to move forward in time that we would also claim can be tumultuous. It's Friday July third. This is the world and everything in it from listener supported. World Radio I'm Megan. Basham and I'm Marina Brown. Up Next Kent Covington has the news. New, jobs numbers show that the US economy continued to bounce back in June. The economy added four point eight million jobs, a record gain with mashed expectations of just under three million jobs president trump on Thursday touted the recovery and said the economy is roaring back. Eighty percent of small businesses are now open. New Business applications have doubled since late March, but while unemployment is down at remains high at about eleven, percent and trump presidential rival Joe Biden on Thursday said he was very happy for the millions who returned to work, but there is one number that I was stunned that the president didn't mention even once the process and the entire time he talked about. The number was fifty thousand. Yesterday the number of new COVID, nineteen cases in America topped Fifty Thousand Single Day. The positive jobs numbers were compiled during the second week of June. Just before, many states began to pause or backtrack on reopenings. And, Corona virus cases are now rising and forty of the fifty states, thirty six states are also seeing an increase in the percentage of positive tests. Florida's set a daily record, Thursday, reporting more than ten thousand new cases speaking in the Tampa area yesterday governor Ron. Santa's said the numbers suggest younger Floridians are fueling the spread of the virus. You go back a month. The median age of our cases was in the fifties. now the median age of the case here in Hillsborough County for the entire pandemic has dropped to thirty four, and they'll be days where we'll get cases in Hillsborough County and the median age will be under thirty. And Colorado Governor Jared police shares the same concern is state is the latest to shutdown bars and nightclubs are uptake like be major spice in other states is largely among younger demographic and I think it is partially attributable to the bars and nightclubs, and also potentially two large public gatherings in the protest movement, so we've seen outside. And Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an order Thursday requiring face masks in public spaces, and nearly every county in the state health officials say Americans not wearing masks or social distancing states have reopened is largely to blame for covid nineteen resurgence. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill including some notable Republicans are pushing back against president trump's plans to drastically cut the US troops presence in Germany world's Kristen Flab and has more. About thirty five thousand US troops are now stationed in Germany the president's plan would cut that number by nearly ten thousand but GOP, senator, Mitt. Romney is among the lawmakers worried that the withdrawal would weaken the security of NATO allies and Romney said the move would be a gift to Russia. He's pushing an amendment to the military spending bill for the next fiscal year. That would block the use of. Of Funds to move troops from Germany, that is unless the defense secretary can vouch for the move mark expert would have to certify that it would not weaken. NATO's defence hurt the US military's global objectives or lead to big redeployment costs down the road and the GOP's ranking member of the house. Armed Services Committee Mac Thornberry said his committee would approve a similar measure reporting for world I'm Kristen Flahavan? In Iran? A fire and an explosion struck centrifuge production plant above an underground nuclear enrichment facility on Thursday the Natanz. Nuclear facility is one of the most tightly guarded sites in the country after earlier acts of sabotage their. Iran downplayed the fire, calling it an incident that only affected an under construction industrial shed, but Iran's state run news agency published a commentary addressing the possibility of sabotage by enemy nations such as Israel and the United States. Authorities in New Hampshire have arrested a close associate of Jeffrey abstain acting US attorney. Outreach Strauss made the announcement. Thursday today announced charges against Glean Maxwell for helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually exploited an abuse multiple. Girls from the period of nineteen, ninety, four through one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety seven. Prosecutors say the fifty eight year old British socialite helped recruit three girls for sexual encounters with the now deceased billionaire one as young as fourteen. Epstein killed himself in a federal detention center in New York last year while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. Strauss called the charges against maxwell a Prequel to charges. Prosecutors brought against Epstein a year ago. Kent Covington and straight ahead taking stock of the pro-life Movement after a Supreme Court setback plus a special performance of the national anthem. This is the world and everything in it. It's Friday the third of June twenty twenty. Glad to have you along for today's edition of the world and everything in it. Good Morning I'm Ernie Blount and Meghan Basham. On Monday, the Supreme Court blocked Louisiana Abortion Law from taking effect that would have required abortion businesses to have admitting privileges at a hospital within thirty miles, something often required in the case of other minor surgeries like colonoscopies or laser eye surgeries, so really a very reasonable precaution, but in a five four decision chief justice. John, Roberts once again joined the liberal majority to prevent even this slight obstacle to ending and unborn babies life. Many court watchers were surprised because Roberts's reasoning in this case stood in direct opposition to his descent on a similar Texas case only four years ago. Here's C. N. N.'s legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, speculating on what this means for the pro-life caused going forward. Is going on with John Roberts I'm John. Roberts has sided with the liberals now in three of the biggest cases of the year, so it is a major decision. It is a major message that Chief Justice Roberts may not be who we thought he was well. It's culture, Friday and time now to welcome. John Stonestreet President of the Colson Center for Christian worldview John Good Morning Good Morning, so John a lot of Christians applauded. President Trump's conservative appointments to the supreme. Supreme Court over the last few weeks. The applause has been replaced with hetty size of disappointment. Even words like betrayal are being used so my question is, does that kind of response suggest what Psalm thirty three sixteen warns us about The king is not saved by his great army. A warrior is not delivered by his great strength in other words are Christians putting too much faith in having the right person in the right role rather than faith in God. You know I think that's probably true. Some Christians I think we kind of think that there's a political solution or political appointees solution in this case to our problems, but you know I think that we're rightly disappointed. Rightly disappointed in. We should demand more I. think that this. Analogy that keeps coming up of Lucy. Holding the football for Charlie Brown is an APP one. What we're told when it comes to. Elections, is that Supreme Court? Nominations matter and make no mistake they do matter, and they matter a lot and I think you know I, don't think anyone is under the illusion that the case would've been decided differently. Had President Clinton or something like that, but in the office, and not only that one, but so many other cases But I! Do think it underscores especially the way this particular decision was written in which a state level legislation that was different, looking legislation when applied on the ground, in Louisiana than it would have been in Texas where it was earlier short down earlier. Was a state by state sort of approach to the issue of abortion, which is one of the best innovations of the pro-life movement now for quite a while and I think that can discourage the state by state movement. The state by State Movement, the the the work on the ground the pregnancy resource centers. Reaching out and finding ways to connect with abortion minded women on the ground There's never going to be a national solution for the sort of. Person to person love and care and ministry that needs to happen when it comes to women who find themselves in vulnerable situations and unexpected pregnancies, and so on so th. That's what can't go way. It's never going to be the Supreme Court and nothing else. It's only going to be the Supreme Court. Because of everything else that has been done and the Supreme Court is going to be kind of a Cherry on top of a culture that's already decided that abortion is is an unthinkable thing like slavery or some other great evil in the past. You know John Izhak conservative. Writer David French cautioning against discouragement, and he argued pro-lifers are actually winning on the cultural front. He cited some statistics from the GUT macher. That showed that the abortion rate in the US is now lower than it was in nineteen seventy-three the year. That Roe v Wade was decided, but you know, of course the Gut Marker Institute is affiliated with Planned Parenthood and their data likely doesn't include abortive fashion so grain of salt there. What's your take on where the pro-life Movement stands now? You know I like David a lot he was. He's been optimistic or more optimistic than the rest of us. All the Supreme Court decisions in this storm that have been so negative. I think he's wrong. Unfortunately I think the pro-life movement has been tremendous, and I think the innovation that we have seen. I think the the technological innovation in terms of reaching through Internet searches, and so on to abortion minded women. I think going medical I think being combined with post. Abortive care think there are all kinds of things. That show that the pro-life movement is changing hearts and minds I. Don't think that that we've persuaded hearts and minds because I think this statistics still tell us that while more millennials and younger Americans don't personally like abortion. They're also full-blown moral relativists, and we don't actually solve this problem until we think that abortion is just flat out wrong, not wrong for me, but not for you not wrong for me, but I'm not sure we should legislate morality, but just flat out wrong, and that's going to require a lot more work, even than the very important work of just loving on women who are in crisis, pregnancies is important as that is. So John Turning to another subject. I've really been looking forward to catching up with you to ask about something I know I could use some clarity on I'm guessing others out there could to. It's removing statues and renaming things. I think on the one hand. Most people feel good about Mississippi deciding to remove the confederate symbol from their flag. If a private university like Princeton decides to remove Woodrow Wilson's name from its public policy school. Sure why not up to them, but what about museums, taking down Teddy Roosevelt statues or some news? That just broke today. The Boston Art Commission, voting unanimously to take down the Lincoln Emancipation Memorial A. A monument that Frederick Douglass dedicated, which are the principles be when thinking through this business of renaming and removing things well. I don't think we can get the principles yet because you can't make these decisions unless you know your history in other words without a fundamental knowledge of the narrative, the and I don't mean to the reconstructed narrative of the left or the ride or something like that I mean just basic civic education one. That's not. Not, whitewashed, as it has been also one, that's not just you know subject to this ridiculous notion that somehow we're morally evolved pass. Those who have gone before I mean there's a complete loss of what the American story was all about in through those new lenses. We're now trying to make a really hard decision like who's a good guy and who is a bad guy throughout history, and does this that you connote some sort of? Of superiority like we know that some of the confederate statues were intended to do during the Jim, Crow era, or these actually talking about history, and telling us a an important part of our story, you know it's the same thing by the way with being a Christian if we don't know what a human being is if we don't know what creates us what gives us inherent dignity as created and the common humanity and the common fallen. All share in our humanity, then we're gonNA draw these artificial lines of good guys and bad guys, and it's not gonNa make any sense, and and and this clearly doesn't make a whole lot of sense, and how we're preceding the because by the way I mean the line that we're seeing most commonly drawn Who have lost their story is the good guy bad guideline. I'm on the you know the good guy. You're the bad guy. I would have been on the right side of history. I'm on the right side of history now you're on the wrong side of history. It's a bit of historical arrogance. What did a CS Lewis called it chronological snobbery? At Work here because there's not a frame of reference, there's not a framework by which to approach these questions at all, but let me. Can I follow up real quick John. You know as I hear you talking about this good guy, bad guy line, and and just Megan's question made me think of something that i. read not too long ago. a group of realtors. They WANNA get rid. Rid of the word master in their real estate listings, so instead of saying master, bedroom or master bathroom they wanna say primary bedroom, and of course the reason they say it carries a connotation to slavery and slave masters. Do you make of that I mean? Is that going too far? When you think about being the good guys, the bad guys I don't know. What do you think? Listen I. Don't think it's going too far. I actually think it's going nowhere. We've been told that now for several weeks. We gotta do something. You don't always have to do something especially, if doing something is doing nothing, we need to do the right thing. If you don't have the right principles. You'RE NOT GONNA. Know what to do, and so you just GonNa do stuff like this, which is like seriously? What's I? Guess I might be missing something but I don't see the point. Well John Stonestreet is president of the Colson. Center for Christian worldview John Thanks as always for being here. Much! These days if you don't speak a second language, no problem just whip out your phone and use any one of the dozens up translation. APPS now available or just navigate to Google translate, you'll find at least a rough real time translation for any relatively common language on earth. Except for one sign language there hasn't been a way to translate sign language into spoken word in real time while until now. Scientists at the University of California. Los Angeles say they engineered a special glove that will translate hand signs, they say the Glove has an intricate series of sensors that identify a word letter or phrase in American sign language it then since that translation into a smartphone APP, which reads it out loud. UCLA lead researcher John Chen said our hope is that this opens up an easy way for people who use sign language to communicate directly with non-signers without meeting. Someone else to translate for them I call that eliminating the middleman. It's the world and everything. Today is Friday. July third. Thank you for turning to world radio to help. Start Your Day. Good Morning I'm Myrna Brown and I Megan Basham, coming next on the world and everything in it, the second installment of a documentary about the men who knew Jesus best. I'm David Suchet. And I'm in search of one of the most puzzling characters in history. Simple first century, fishermen, who somehow became the founding father of the most powerful Christian church on Earth. Look at A. We, know him as Saint Peter. Think of actor David Suchet as a sort of Christian Rick Steves with Twenty fifteen documentary in the footsteps of Saint, Peter. He guides US cheerily along the highways of the apostles life, hitting major points recounted in the New Testament. He also takes us down. Intriguing little byways based more on tradition in theory along the way he may stop now, and then to sample a local delicacy like fried to lobbyists sold in Galileo parts as peters, fish, or to admire particularly lovely eleven century fresco. In other words, it's a lot more fun than your average. Take your medicine educational documentary. A. Lot more likely to leave you with an urge book plane tickets. Around me, all around me is a group from Brazil. They'll very fired up and photographing themselves for the family home. The excitement and enthusiasm of these modern Christian is perhaps captured something of the mood of two thousand years ago. The film blessedly avoids any Cheesy reenactments of men in sandals, clashing with other men in Tin Helmets. But suchet is best known for playing Agatha. Christie's Belgian detective Urculo. You'll Poirot, so we can't resist hamming it up in high thespian style now and then. But that's all part of the charm. We not only hear from experts on the theological significance of certain details of Peter's life. We experienced suchet's delights. For example casting nets with Galileo and fishermen. is a kind of life. From the modern winches, and all that sort of thing I'm doing what some pizza would have done and his brother Andrew and Jason John. I'm touching a little bit of history like its predecessor in the footsteps of Saint, Paul in the footsteps of Saint Peter was produced as a mainstream BBC production. So that means it doesn't proselytize. Suchet wrote of the film and a UK paper. I'm not trying to evangelize. I'm just trying to bring people. One of the most extraordinary men that ever lived and yet suchet's faith does shine through when he exclaims and pleasure at how different scholarly Jewish debates are from the kinds of Bible Studies. He attends secular audiences may find themselves intrigued to learn more about these gatherings. Yeah. Has Really. Told me one thing. And that is that this is nothing like a Bible. Study Group would be in England. I've seen anything like this I've never seen anything so passionate. Even more impressive. The experts suchet consults. None of them actively undermine biblical narratives as we've seen before with similar history channel, National Geographic documentaries a few like king's College London history. Professor Joan Taylor even subtly bolster the Bible. Taylor straightforwardly explained that she doesn't believe Christianity would have been possible without miraculous acts, and it says that among the works of the Messiah the Messiah would heal the blind raise up those who about down raise the dead and preached the good news so Jesus was doing this proving that he had the power that was expected of a Messiah Longtime. Believers will likely find the second episode more engaging than the first as it leaves the well worn. Particulars of Peter's life described in the New Testament and moves into cautious speculation like where and when he might have traveled in Turkey planting new churches. Now that said some Christians are likely to take issue with few moments like here. Where Suchet speculates about the age of the Capitol and mountains, there are some places on this earth quite seem to belong here. They're like fragments of Alien Planet. The whole region around Gorham in Turkish capital care is just one of those places. It's the most extraordinary landscape shaped by volcanic activity for the past ten million years overall, though suchet makes such an amiable guide and good faith effort to shed light on the Apostle Peter's life. Few are likely to regret having followed along in his footsteps. Additional support comes from the makers of the Illuminate Bible series deep discipleship for your. Children's Daily. Needs Union Gospel Press Dot Com. Next up remembering the pivotal moment of the civil war today July third mark the end of the three day battle of Gettysburg in eighteen, sixty three. While the civil war lasted two more years Gettysburg was defining moment of the conflict as the Union army repelled a confederate incursion into Pennsylvania. The two sides suffered a combined fifty one thousand casualties in two thousand thirteen at the One hundred fiftieth anniversary of the battle managing editor. JC Derek produced this short piece on the thousands gathered there to reenact and remember. July first second third of eighteen, sixty three are three of the most pivotal days in us. History as a confederate and union armies clashed in Gettysburg Pennsylvania. It would be the defining battle of the civil war last year. More than one point, one million tourists visited Gettysburg National Military Park where to American armies combined for more than fifty one thousand casualties on Wednesday tens of thousands of people from around the world, gathered to recreate Pickett's charge to climactic moment of the three day battle, exactly one hundred and fifty years after it happened. Morning Rain gave way to partly sunny skies is the charge took place? Thousands of civilians were lined into nine brigades in at three PM began the nearly one mile uphill hike to where a sea of humanity stood representing union troops. Citizen. Soldiers broke through war era fence boundaries just as confederate Major General George Pickett's men did on similar terrain in eighteen, sixty three. This was a highly costly battle. The ground you came across a strewn with the dead and wounded from the Prior Brigade and you've made it this far you. A recreation of Pickett's charge was unprecedented in the park's History Park Rangers chose not to have a commemoration event on the battlefield, nineteen, eighty-eight for the one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary, but. Katie Lan said thousands showed up anyway for an unofficial event. re-enactors wanted to recreate Pickett's charge so this rogue event in about five thousand people went to it so this year we decided we needed to get our arms around Pickett's charge, and we decided to create this event that all of the public could participate in instead of the traditional. Public stand around the edges and watches. Someone else do it. I made my way through the Union camp I stumbled upon seventy-four-year-old. John Grant Griffiths, who has been reenacting civil war battles since nineteen fifty-six, and happens to be the great great grandson of Union General and future US President Ulysses s grant. He was my great great grandfather on my mother's side. I have three and Cheshire's score in the federal army during the war. Now they're all this time. They're all with the Federal Army as Tennessee which grant commanded and the other two were. Well one listen assistant surgeon in. A private. Another man playing a union soldier, Eric Mueller traveled all the way from Hawaii for the week-long commemoration I'm out here today. As a member of the Hawaii Roundtable sort of spreading the Gospel, if you will of the Hawaiians at ended up, getting roped up into the US of war. Of, which there were at least three here, Gettysburg Mueller said it's important for Americans not to forget what happened at Gettysburg if we look at the adversity. And the turmoil that our assessors overcame we can find in this strength. We can find in this wisdom, and we can find this lessons that can help give us. The strength gives the path and gives us a way to move forward in time that we would also claim can be tumultuous. A. Mom. Off. Reporting from Gettysburg Pennsylvania. To the. To. A Today is Friday. June third good morning. This is the world and everything in it from listener supported world radio I'm Megan Basham. And Earn Brown earlier this year. vocalist Caroline Nielson accepted an invitation to sing the National Anthem before Major League Baseball game. That game was supposed to take place on May twenty seventh between the Texas Rangers and the Washington nationals. But the MLB season still hasn't started after last week's baseball commentary from Marvin. laskey listener. Caroline Nielsen wrote to Marvin about her daughter's missed opportunity, so he offered a consolation prize chance to sing the national anthem for us in celebration of this weekend's Independence Day and good news. She accepted so here's caroline. Nielsen a doctoral student in vocal performance at the New England Conservatory in Boston singing, the Star spangled banner. Oh. I. See. What's? Who is broad stroke? It's. Off. A. Game. US. Oh. 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