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Is Trump Stronger Than Ever? Kane of Citizen Free Press Weighs In
"Us now is one of our favorite guests, citizenfreepress .com. Citizen Kane joins us. Kane, thank you for taking the time. A lot happening in the news cycle. Kane, you and I were talking all spring about how they were going to indict Trump. Here we are now post -Labor Day. The summer of indictments. It's not yet over. More indictments are coming. But where do you stand, Kane? You do this 18, 20 hours a day. Expectations versus reality. Is Trump stronger than you thought he would be now facing 600 years in federal prison? Yeah, thanks for having me on, Charlie. And I would say an emphatic yes to your first question. You know, that was the big, right? When you and I were dealing with this three months ago, five months ago, that was our big unknown, right? Is we knew the indictments were coming, but we didn't know how the voters would respond. And so we were sort of looking, you know, as much as we hate polls and know all the problems with polls, that was our only way forward. And we've been sort of looking for this. So there was a poll out yesterday done after the most recent Georgia indictment. And Trump, you know, well, I think the last time I was on, we talked about one poll. He was leading 49 -41 in swing states. That was McLaughlin, or McLaughlin poll. And then a poll came out yesterday, Wall Street Journal showing him dead even with Biden. And we've started to see these sort of fearful articles from Washington Post and New York Times just wringing their hands, wondering why aren't Trump's numbers, why aren't his poll numbers falling? So I think we have the first answer to the question, which is the lay of the land, four indictments out. Trump has not been hurt. In fact, he has been helped. And now we'll just have to sort of cross our fingers and watch if this changes as we head into the actual trials.
A highlight from Can We Trust Polling? with Mike Davis
"We are representing a second whistleblower from the FBI, Marcus Allen. Due to whistleblower retaliation by the FBI, I've been suspended without pay for over a year. Because of you, ACLJ donors, you get the best attorneys in the world. Hey everybody, welcome to The Charlie Kirk Show. This is Andrew Colvin, executive producer of The Charlie Kirk Show, filling in for the one and only Charlie Kirk, who is taking a much deserved and much needed mandated from the team break. He'll be back on Tuesday after the long weekend, but never fear, we're here. We're talking about the new polling from McLaughlin that has Trump up big. Now is it an outlier or is the trend suggesting that this is actually close to the truth? We take a snapshot, we also break down battleground states and what is happening across multiple different polls. Very important discussion. Then we bring in Mike Davis from the Article 3 project. He point debunks by point, very, very meticulously. I was very impressed by his points he made in this interview. You guys aren't going to want to miss it. About the 14th amendment in this move to take Trump off the ballot. Is it dead in the water constitutionally? Mike has some great points there. You're not going to want to miss it. Buckle up, here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks. I want to thank Charlie, he's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created. Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust. Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd .com.
"mclaughlin" Discussed on Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life
"What has this sort of response been as you've seen this book released and talked to so many people with that line between Christians and non-believers or whatever you want to call that? What I've really tried to do in this book is to only make claims that will stand up in court. Let me clarify, clearly this book is making the outrageous claims of Christianity which will always be outrageous, will always be offensive and will always look foolish, no question. However, I think we too often leave an obstacle course of barriers that our non-Christian friends need to kind of clamber over before they even get to the offensive rock of Christ and what I've hoped to do in this book is to clear some of those barriers away and I think the opportunity to be able to sit down with non-Christian friends and to say, hey, this chapter is actually drawing on research from Harvard or MIT on these questions and so we're looking at the same data together and maybe having very different interpretations but we're at least looking at the same data and it's been super encouraging. The book, thanks to a friend who's a MIT professor and also a TED fellow, was on the TED summer reading list and I thought when my friend Roz suggested it to them I was like, clearly they're going to catch that this is not the kind of book they want on their reading list. I honestly don't think they actually read it. They probably would have decided that if they had but there it is and I'm going to be speaking for the National Geographic in February which is just exciting to have any opportunity with non-Christian organizations to say, hey, here are some of the best Christian thinkers on some important questions that I'm kind of trying to channel into the quite sort of secular bloodstream and it's been encouraging to see that response. That's amazing. This book, I think, presents so much hope as you read it, as you sit with it thinking about Bible studies reading through it or communities reading through it, churches embracing this kind of tension and living into it. What is, if you have, I'm sure you have multiple, but one kind of hope that you have how this might affect the broader church? I think we Christians in the West are spending a lot of time wringing our hands when we should be playing our cards and then we have a lot more cards to play than we realize. And again, none of this is to say evangelism is suddenly going to be easy or everyone in Times Square is suddenly going to give their life to Jesus, though maybe, but I think we But it's still outrageous. Yeah, it's still outrageous, but we need to recognize that Jesus is truly the best hope for the modern world. And that's actually something that we Christians take on faith, but you could sit down with Christianity actually objectively is the best hope for the modern world. And I think we need to lean into that and recognize that, yeah, we have more to say than we might think and that Jesus is at least as beautiful now as he was 2000 years ago. Amen. Well, this book, I think, is a great step in that direction into leaning into that and living this out. Confronting Christianity, 12 hard questions for the world's largest religion. Is there a need for a sequel for 12 more questions as you've been going through this? There's actually already a sequel coming, which is a junior version aimed at 10 to 14 year olds. Oh my gosh. It'll be 10 questions. And the idea is to make it accessible for that age group version of the book that will be more readable for those folks and also avoid some of the more harrowing parts of the book that just wouldn't be as appropriate. Well, Rebecca McLaughlin, thank you so much for your time and for this book. Thanks for listening to today's teaching. We pray that it challenged you and encouraged you. You can find more resources at GospelAndLife.com. Just subscribe to the Gospel and Life newsletter to receive free articles, sermons, devotionals, and other resources. Again, it's all at GospelAndLife.com. You can also stay connected with us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter. We'll see you next time.
"mclaughlin" Discussed on Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life
"And the other is the extraordinary blessing of immigration that the American church experiences. I think some white Americans worry that immigration is eroding America's Christian heritage. In fact, immigration is a much needed blood transfusion for the American church. And so I think we are beginning to see, or certainly have seen for decades, but are seeing more and more the vibrancy of Christianity coming in this country from people of every tribe and tongue and nation from across the world. And that's a beautiful thing. Well, we could probably spend a couple of hours on this topic via separate chat. But I am curious, this book is such a powerful read, but it doesn't just leave you with a book. I just feel practical conviction and practical steps that we can take once we confront these questions and what do we do with that. And so in this particular topic, in your own experience, how do you think American churches can live up to the ideals of biblical diversity? I think one mistake that we make is thinking that our church experience on a Sunday ought to be comfortable. I actually think church should be quite uncomfortable in a funny way. In one sense, we should feel like we are going home and that we are meeting with family on a Sunday and that that should be a deeply grounding and joyful and relaxing experience. On the other hand, if we're not having conversations on a Sunday morning that are genuinely hard work for us because we are having to relate to people who are different from us because they're significantly older or because they come from another country or because they have a different racial background or because they have a different educational level or because they have different cultural experiences. If we're not doing that hard work, then we're actually missing out on the richness that God is giving to us. I think it's so easy for us to default to talking to people like us, whatever that means. And it's not that there's anything wrong with me talking with another woman from the same educational background, the same racial background, the same cultural background, et cetera. But actually, if that's all I'm doing on a Sunday, I'm missing out on seeing how Jesus is at work in the lives of my brothers and sisters from all sorts of other places. But let's be real about the fact that that's hard work for all of us and we're all going to make mistakes in that process. Well, and you say forming those bonds across differences is as intrinsic to community as or to Christianity as singing, which I love. It shouldn't be this kind of tangential experience, but actually part of what we're called to, as you mentioned, to be in one body and to be united across those differences. As you've written, released this book, talked about this book, shared it with so many people, I'm curious what kind of advice you might have to those kind of feelings of, this sounds great, but yeah, there's a lot of tension here and I just don't think I can do this. Yeah, I'm not equipped either, quite frankly. I think all of us, yeah, I mean, all of us in Christian community and all of us in Christian witness ought to find ourselves to be quite inadequate to the task very regularly and I think Dietrich Bonhoeffer is very helpful on this where he talks about disillusionment. And he says, you know, if we're lucky, we will experience a profound sense of disillusionment with Christians in general and if we are fortunate with ourselves and that that is not the end of Christian community, but the beginning because we're not together as people who have it all together, we are together as depraved, useless sinners who've been brought together by Jesus and so I think we need to recognize our inadequacy and appeal to the Lord for help in that and recognize that we need each other for help with that as well, like we need each other for challenge and encouragement. Yeah, it's a lifelong pursuit for sure. So that's tension kind of within the Christian community, you know, forming bonds across differences just with fellow believers, but I see this book honestly transcending those differences between faiths and between people who don't believe what I believe or who are almost antagonistic to what I believe.
"mclaughlin" Discussed on Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life
"I have been romantically attracted to women since childhood. That wasn't something that I had been talking about, even to many of my closest friends at the time, but I felt something of a call from the Lord to be just a tiny little piece of the church's witness on those questions in particular, because I think what we desperately need on those questions and what I think the Lord is increasingly giving us is actually more and more people who can speak from profound personal empathy because these issues are their issues. Right, absolutely. Is that hard? Has it been hard for you to engage that in a public way, writing about it? Yeah, I think my temperament is such that I tend, I've had friends say, you know, your head is about three miles ahead of your heart, which certainly can be the case. And so when that impulse first arose from me, I thought, there's part of me that just wants to start writing and speaking on these issues now because I feel the need, but there's also a recognition that there's probably a lot that I need to work through more personally in terms of talking with friends and just figuring out how best to articulate these issues from my own perspective within my immediate community in order to then be at all equipped to speak into a broader cultural setting. Well, it's obvious that there's a tremendous amount of your own kind of personal faith, trust, whatever you want to call it, poured into this book. Also a tremendous amount of just work in general, right? And yet, as you mentioned, it's very accessible. I think it's going to be, already has been and will continue to be widely read by many people. As you put this together, as you work through this, as you did this research, did you find How did this affect your own faith? As I think about you writing about taking the Bible literally, and you have a whole chapter on that, which is really powerful, I'm curious, in that particular topic or any of these things, how did that deepen or deepen your faith, maybe challenge what you believe, that kind of thing? I think the chapter entitled How Can You Take the Bible Literally was the most fun to write because my PhD is in Shakespearean metaphors, in particular prison metaphors in Shakespeare, believe it or not. And when I went from grad school to seminary, one of the things I noticed was that the only person who seemed to like metaphors even more than Shakespeare was Jesus. And people seem to have this wooden idea that we either take the Bible literally or we don't. And that if we are looking at a verse or a passage and interpreting it metaphorically, then that is somehow undermining or selling out on the authority of scripture. When in fact, Jesus uses metaphors all day long, and some of his most challenging teachings are actually delivered through metaphors, like when he says, enter through the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the path that leads to destruction and many find it. I mean, that's no easy scripture, and yet it's encased in a metaphor. And so I think we have many beautiful life giving metaphors that come to us throughout the scriptures and from Jesus in particular. For example, when he talks about being the true vine, it's not that I lack faith enough to believe that he is actually a plant, but he is connecting with this incredible Old Testament metaphor of God's people as the vine. But I think, actually, as we look at how Jesus uses metaphors and how the scriptures use metaphors, we can take things a step further and say that, whereas when you and I are using metaphors, we're looking around the world and noticing connections between one thing and another and saying, oh, this is like that. Yeah, we're trying to compare what we see. Yeah, but when God makes metaphors, because he's the creator, he's actually doing it from the ground up. So if we think about the biblical metaphor that compares God to a breastfeeding mother, for example, Isaiah 49, verse 15, Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has born? Though she may forget, I will not forget you. It's not that God looked at human mothers with their infants and thought, oh, that's a beautiful little picture of how I love my people. It's actually that God created motherhood in the first place and breastfeeding as an experience to reflect so that we would get a little glimpse of how he loves us. And likewise, and I think this is particularly important for us to understand in any conversation around gender and sexuality, it's not that God found male and female and sex and marriage lying around and thought, oh, that's a little bit like how Jesus loves the church. He actually created these things in order for us in our lived experience to have some tiny echo of Jesus's love for the church. And that, as somebody who has always loved metaphors, just blows my mind. Yeah, well, and it takes these common things in our lives, you know, like when, like you mentioned, when we make metaphors, we're just taking common things in our lives. And it adds this whole divine supernatural experience to them, like the metaphor of marriage and the relationship of Christ with his church. It's just this unbelievable divine thing that we have no business understanding. And yet God has created this metaphor. Yeah, exactly. That's so beautiful. In the book, you mentioned that when you first moved to the US, you were bewildered by, I think that's the word you used, you were bewildered by the connection between evangelical Christianity with racism. So I'm just curious, you know, when you moved to the US, what did you experience to kind of bring up that, I guess, surprise and confusion and sadness with that connection? I think it's heartbreaking. The New Testament is one of the greatest, perhaps the greatest text against racism in all of history. Jesus broke through every racial and cultural barrier of his day. And he commanded his disciples to go and make disciples of all nations. We see the first African Christian in the book of Acts, the Ethiopian eunuch of Acts 8. And we have a vision in Revelation of people from every tribe and tongue and nation worshiping Jesus together. So this is our destiny as Christians. And the fact that through human sin expressed in the cancer of institutional racism in the church, particularly in America's history, I think that's heartbreaking. And it's heartbreaking in ways that impact every area. So it's heartbreaking because it's, it tends against the justice that emerges from the heart of God. It's heartbreaking because it means that we are not living as one body and knit together in love as the New Testament calls us to. And let's be clear, the racial and cultural barriers in the first century were at least as real as anyone's we experienced in our culture today. And Christians were being thrown together across all sorts of awkward social and experiential differences and expected not just to tolerate each other, but to love each other like brothers and sisters and like one body and like one family. So I think we miss out on all of that. I think it's also horrifically destructive to our witness. We act today as if diversity is a kind of creation of the liberal left, when in fact, you could very well argue that Jesus invented the whole idea of diversity. And that's something that we should own and live into and be the first to experience and proclaim. I think that the one thing that was really encouraging to me actually in this respect in terms of writing the book, well actually two things. One was just the miracle of the black church in America and the gospel witness that it is that despite a history of slavery and a history of racial injustice, that God has called so many black Americans to himself across centuries now.
"mclaughlin" Discussed on Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life
"For many in our culture today, biblical Christianity is a dangerous idea, challenging some of their deepest beliefs. In her book Confronting Christianity, 12 Hard Questions for the World's Largest Religion, Dr. Rebecca McLaughlin explores the hard questions that keep many people from considering faith in Christ. Listen as Dr. Rebecca McLaughlin explores how we can share our faith in a way that is relevant, winsome, and true. The co-founder of Vocable Communications, a firm focused on data and speech, Rebecca McLaughlin has long been drawn to helping individuals tell their stories in the most compelling way possible. Her own story has seen her serve as the vice president of content for the Veritas Forum, going to Oak Hill College to study theology, and earning her PhD in Renaissance Literature at Cambridge. And in April 2019, she released the book Confronting Christianity, 12 Hard Questions for the World's Largest Religion. Rebecca, thank you so much for chatting today. It's great to be here. So I'd love to hear, just kind of right out of the gate, why you released the book now. Why do you think the church and even culture needs this book in this moment? In 1994, the historian Mark Knoll published a book, The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, in which he made the bold claim that the scandal of the evangelical mind is that there is not much of an evangelical mind. I think since then, if that were true in 1994, I don't think it's true today. God has raised up thousands of Christian professors at some of the top universities in the world in all of the fields that are supposed to have discredited, disproved, or sort of blown apart the Christian faith. And the nine years that I spent at the Veritas Forum, I was able to actually focus on unearthing and so the book is very much an opportunity to showcase their work. I think these guys are the greatest untapped resource of the global church and I guess my attempt in the book was to curate some of their work and insights and I think that's something that's needed today. So you don't think there's a scandal, at least in the way that Knoll put it, in 1994, any more today? I guess today the scandal is that we are not making the most of the evangelical minds that God has raised up. So was there something that, was there kind of a concrete moment where it clicked with you that this book needed to be written or was it kind of over the time of working with Veritas that kind of produced this desire to write this? Yeah, I think there were two streams that came into play and kind of flowed together. So one was, as I say, spending nine years working with these folks and realizing that both in the university and outside, both Christians and non-Christians, there was a massive information gap between what the best Christian minds knew when it came to science or philosophy or history or the arts and what was trickling down to the rest of the world. And in fact, some of the very ideas that were discrediting Christianity on college campuses were ones where Christians were world leaders in those very fields. So there was that stream of feeling like, oh, there's this massive information gap and I don't want to keep this all in my own head. I want to make this accessible to Christians and non-Christians. I think there was another stream which connected up for me personally and maybe connected up with some broader cultural issues, which was when gay marriage was legalized, I felt heartbroken honestly by the ways in which the church was messing up our witness on these questions. So it seemed to me that there were, broadly speaking, two ways people were going. One was saying there were well-meaning Christians who were repenting of the homophobia that they may well have been brought up with and throwing out the authority of the scriptures in the process. And then on the other hand, there were a lot of churches that seemed to be doubling down on a kind of culture wars, them and us mentality, which seemed to me to be sub-biblical and unhelpful and distracted both to those within the church and to our witness to those outside.
A highlight from Interview: Rebecca McLaughlin
"For many in our culture today, biblical Christianity is a dangerous idea, challenging some of their deepest beliefs. In her book Confronting Christianity, 12 Hard Questions for the World's Largest Religion, Dr. Rebecca McLaughlin explores the hard questions that keep many people from considering faith in Christ. Listen as Dr. Rebecca McLaughlin explores how we can share our faith in a way that is relevant, winsome, and true. The co -founder of Vocable Communications, a firm focused on data and speech, Rebecca McLaughlin has long been drawn to helping individuals tell their stories in the most compelling way possible. Her own story has seen her serve as the vice president of content for the Veritas Forum, going to Oak Hill College to study theology, and earning her PhD in Renaissance Literature at Cambridge. And in April 2019, she released the book Confronting Christianity, 12 Hard Questions for the World's Largest Religion. Rebecca, thank you so much for chatting today. It's great to be here. So I'd love to hear, just kind of right out of the gate, why you released the book now. Why do you think the church and even culture needs this book in this moment? In 1994, the historian Mark Knoll published a book, The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, in which he made the bold claim that the scandal of the evangelical mind is that there is not much of an evangelical mind. I think since then, if that were true in 1994, I don't think it's true today. God has raised up thousands of Christian professors at some of the top universities in the world in all of the fields that are supposed to have discredited, disproved, or sort of blown apart the Christian faith. And the nine years that I spent at the Veritas Forum, I was able to actually focus on unearthing and so the book is very much an opportunity to showcase their work. I think these guys are the greatest untapped resource of the global church and I guess my attempt in the book was to curate some of their work and insights and I think that's something that's needed today. So you don't think there's a scandal, at least in the way that Knoll put it, in 1994, any more today? I guess today the scandal is that we are not making the most of the evangelical minds that God has raised up. So was there something that, was there kind of a concrete moment where it clicked with you that this book needed to be written or was it kind of over the time of working with Veritas that kind of produced this desire to write this? Yeah, I think there were two streams that came into play and kind of flowed together. So one was, as I say, spending nine years working with these folks and realizing that both in the university and outside, both Christians and non -Christians, there was a massive information gap between what the best Christian minds knew when it came to science or philosophy or history or the arts and what was trickling down to the rest of the world. And in fact, some of the very ideas that were discrediting Christianity on college campuses were ones where Christians were world leaders in those very fields. So there was that stream of feeling like, oh, there's this massive information gap and I don't want to keep this all in my own head. I want to make this accessible to Christians and non -Christians. I think there was another stream which connected up for me personally and maybe connected up with some broader cultural issues, which was when gay marriage was legalized, I felt heartbroken honestly by the ways in which the church was messing up our witness on these questions. So it seemed to me that there were, broadly speaking, two ways people were going. One was saying there were well -meaning Christians who were repenting of the homophobia that they may well have been brought up with and throwing out the authority of the scriptures in the process. And then on the other hand, there were a lot of churches that seemed to be doubling down on a kind of culture wars, them and us mentality, which seemed to me to be sub -biblical and unhelpful and distracted both to those within the church and to our witness to those outside.
A highlight from The Violent Bear It Away
"Welcome to Gospel in Life. Jesus was a great teacher, but he had a lot of things to say that were challenging or difficult to understand. In the Bible we see a number of places where his disciples say, Jesus, this is a hard saying. Today Tim Keller is preaching through one of the hard sayings of Jesus and how we can rest in the fact that while Jesus' teachings aren't always comfortable, he is always good. As John's disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John. What did you go out into the desert to see? A reed swayed by the wind? If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear fine clothes are in king's palaces. Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet, this is the one about whom it is written, I will send my messenger ahead of you who will prepare your way before you. I tell you the truth, among those born of women, there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist, yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing and forceful men lay hold of it. For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John, and if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come. He who has ears, let him hear. To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling out to others, we played the flute for you and you did not dance. We sang a dirge and you did not mourn. For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, he has a demon. The son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners, but wisdom is proved right by her actions. This is the word of the Lord. We're looking at the hard sayings of Jesus this month and the new international translation from which Scott just read gives us as nice a translation of verse 12 as you could possibly get. In verse 12, Jesus says, the kingdom of heaven from the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing and the forceful take it, the forceful receive it, the forceful lay hold of it. In the older translation, in the authorized version, the older translation, it brings out the harshness and the strangeness of the verse. In the authorized version, Jesus is translated as saying, from the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence and the violent bear it away. Flannery O 'Connor's only novel, I think it was her only novel, was called The Violent Bear It Away. It's taken from this verse. From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven advances through violence. That's what the Greek word means. That's what it means. There's no way around it. The kingdom of heaven has always moved forward since the days of John the Baptist through violence and the violent are the ones who lay hold of it. What does that mean? What does that mean? Let's think about it. The context is Jesus telling us about John the Baptist. See in the beginning, John the Baptist came preaching a message and the message was this, the Messiah is coming to bring in the kingdom of heaven. Now that's not as esoteric as you might think. Bottom line, the kingdom of heaven means someone is coming to put everything straight, to make the world right again, to right all wrongs. Our fiction is full of talking about some golden age of the past or some future age of the future in which all problems are put straight, all the psychological and social and physical problems are put straight and everyone is happy. And of course, our fiction is full of talking about an age like that. What John the Baptist's message was this, the kingdom of heaven is not fiction. It is real and it's coming and there is one coming to bring it and he is not fiction, he is real, it's Jesus of Nazareth. That was the message of John the Baptist. Now, Jesus turns around, that's what John said about Jesus. What does Jesus say about John? Jesus, in this passage, is talking to the people about John the Baptist. He says, John the Baptist understood that the kingdom of heaven, this power coming to set the world straight again, is not a fiction, it's real. And once John the Baptist got a hold of it, what did it do to him? It radicalized him. It turned him into someone crying out in the wilderness, wearing a hairy shirt. It turned him into someone who became, you see, it meant everything to him, it radicalized him, it also put him outside of the power structures of the day. Jesus says, you do not go out when you see him, you don't see a person who's a nobleman, he's not someone from the king's palaces, he's been marginalized, he's been radicalized, he's spiritually intense. Once he realized the kingdom of heaven was real and it was coming, it meant everything to him. It dominated his life. Then Jesus says, look at yourselves, look at how you listen to the message of the kingdom. Some of you say, hey, that's very interesting, thought -provoking. Some of you find it inspirational, and yet the status quo in your life has not been challenged. Basically, you want to hear about the kingdom of God and go on with business as usual, that's impossible. And then he turns around and says, from John the Baptist until now, anyone who understands the kingdom of heaven, the kingdom of heaven comes in to your life with a spiritual force, it comes into your life with a kind of violence, and only violent people lay hold of it. And this bothers a lot of folks. It's one of the reasons probably why the translation that we read from takes away the word violent. It bothers us. Isn't this Jesus? Isn't this the one that said, blessed are the peacemakers? Isn't this the one that said, turn the other cheek? Yes. And that's the reason why Jesus uses this term. Jesus is a communicator, he's a preacher, and he knows by saying this, you're going to start the puzzle. You're going to be startled. You're going to say, what does that mean? And that's just exactly what he wants. Let's cooperate with him. He wants to surprise you. He wants to startle you. He wants you to ask, what in the world does that mean? Because he wants you to understand what he's getting across. My purpose this morning is to explain this spiritual violence to you, and by God's grace, to arouse it in those of you who do not have it. And by God's grace, to stimulate it in those of you in whom it's burned low. What is this violence that only is the only way to receive the kingdom of God? The only way to enter the kingdom of God and advance in the kingdom of God, he says, is through forcefulness, is through violence. What is it? Well, it's always helpful if you're defining something to go by way of negation. So let's, right off the bat, say what we can eliminate, what we can say it is not. First of all, he's not talking about physical violence. He's not talking about physical violence. The Bible is so against physical violence. You know the place in the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus says, you've heard it said, thou shalt not kill, but I say unto you, don't even resent somebody. Why does Jesus forbid you even holding a grudge? Why does he forbid you even resenting somebody? You know why? Because it can lead to violence. Human life is so sacred. Human life is so valuable that anything that even could lead to the abuse, to the weakening, or to the destruction of human life is not permitted. Even resentment is rolled out. And the reason why is because every human being is built in the image of God. God sees an assault on a human being as an assault on himself. If for some strange reason somebody built a statue of you somewhere in New York and you saw people pulling it down and stamping on it, and shooting it, wouldn't you take that personally? I mean, if Lennon was around, shouldn't he have taken it personally? What people did to his statues? Yeah. And the Bible tells us that because we are built in the image of God, God takes it as a personal assault on his own being when you assault someone else. No, the Bible is completely against physical violence. That's not what he's talking about. And not only that, it's not even talking about the formerly violent. There are people who hear Ted Bundy about to be executed. Before he's executed, he says, I found Christ. I'm born again. The guy who was just hanged in Washington last week. Did anybody hear that? Before he was hanged, he said, I found peace in Christ. And a lot of people say, well, that makes sense. These guys were so violent, and their crimes were so heinous, and their guilt is so great, I guess they need that kind of Hallelujah born again stuff just to deal with their own consciences. That's fine for them, not for us, not for average decent people. No way. If there's one thing that the Bible and history and personal experience proves, is the Christian conversion is not for one type of personality. Yes, of course. History proves that people of every conceivable class of psychological and social class, every conceivable type of personality have claimed to be born again. You must not say the kingdom of heaven and all that born again stuff is really just for the people who used to be violent, desperate sinners. Not at all. Yes, people from the dregs of society have found Christ and said, I'm born again, but people from the cream, people who are simple, people with towering intellects, every region, every race. You can't say that Jesus is talking about the formerly violent or the physically violent, but here's what he's saying. Jesus is saying that Christians are not passive people, that Christianity cannot be received passively. Christianity is a proactive stance toward the universe. Christianity makes you someone who is characterized by a holy violence, by a spiritual aggressiveness, listen carefully, by a sweet, humble spiritual ferocity, by a vehement spiritual sincerity. Now, I know, see modern people stare at such terminology the way a cow stares at a new gate. We've got no framework for it. A spiritual ferocity, a radical spiritual aggressiveness and intensity, and here's why, because the world believes the only people who are radical and intense and zealous and spiritually aggressive about faith and beliefs are arrogant people. The world believes the...and I'll show you in a minute why. The world in its prejudice believes the only people that can be spiritually intense and aggressive, spiritually ferocious, are arrogant people. But you see, when Jesus was preaching, one thing that he must have seen in my guess is that this is where he got his idea, his metaphor. He would attract tremendous crowds, and there was only a certain kind of person that actually got in to hear him. The kind of people that got in to hear him were the people who came early, the people who stood in line, the people who scrambled, the people who were relentless, who were aggressive, who were creative, who climbed and scrambled and ran and tore through the roof, remember that one, to get in. And the people who showed up on time, the people who expected normal conditions in order to hear Jesus Christ, the people who thought that a normal effort was all it was going to take, the people who were casual, couldn't even hear him. My family and I went to the Paul Simon concert last summer, 750 ,000 people, and one of the things we discovered, if you try to get into the Great Lawn, you know, around the Great Lawn were the pathways, the paved pathways. So you get onto the Great Lawn, on the pathway, and you start to follow the crowd, so you realized that the crowd was going away from the Great Lawn, that the crowds were being diverted away, and if you wanted to get into the center to get any kind of decent seat, you had to buck the crowd. You had to dart. You had to think for yourself. You had to pin your ears back and not care where everybody else was going and not care what everybody else said either. And you had to go. 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A highlight from IP#492 Sarah Park McLaughlin Praying with St. Augustine on Inside the Pages with Kris McGregor Discerning Hearts podcast
"Hi, this is Chris McGregor of Discerning Hearts. Can you please help support this vital ministry? Discerning Hearts is a 100 % listeners -supported Catholic apostolate. Now through the end of August, please prayerfully consider making a sacrificial gift to help us raise $30 ,000 to fund truly life -changing Catholic programming and prayer. The financial contributions of listeners like you enables us to continue this important ministry. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Your donations are fully tax -deductible. As an independent, non -for -profit lay organization that is not affiliated financially with any diocese, our apostolate is fully listener -supported. Again, between now and the end of August, please visit DiscerningHearts .com to make your donation. Thank you and God bless you from all of us at Discerning Hearts. DiscerningHearts .com presents Inside the Pages, insights from today's most compelling authors. I'm your host, Chris McGregor, and I am delighted to be joined by Sarah Park McLaughlin, author of four nonfiction books who taught freshman English at Texas Tech University for 34 years. Her book, Meeting God in Silence, was later translated into Korean and published in Seoul. She's a former award -winning newspaper columnist who has published numerous scholarly articles about C .S. Lewis, G .K. Chesterton, and her original theory of humor. With Sarah Park McLaughlin, we go inside the pages of Praying with St. Augustine, published by Sophia Institute Press. Sarah, thank you so much for joining me. Well, thank you for inviting me, Chris. I'm excited. Not any more excited than I am to have this wonderful book, Praying with St. Augustine. It is something that I think is so long overdue. I am so glad that you compiled all these wonderful prayers of this incredible doctor of the church. Well, thank you. It really was a labor of love. I started in the 90s collecting them old school, just looking through the Fathers of the Church books, and it was so much fun to have a mission like that. And then it got rejected quite a few times and I kind of put it aside. So I know it's God's timing that it was accepted by Sophia Institute Press. And now we have Praying with St. Augustine we can take with us to Eucharistic adoration or just uplift our spirits reading it at home. Rejected? I can't even imagine that, Sarah, because this is so phenomenal. I just love it. I will tell you the only reason was people said that they thought only people would be interested in a collection of prayers by many great saints. They couldn't really imagine that somebody would want a book with just St. Augustine, but they didn't know what they were missing. I mean, he's phenomenal. And these prayers are not ones that people accidentally run across very often. You have to really dig through his sermons to find the gems. I love what you did. I think what makes this so lovely is that not only did you just go through and read the sermons, you were listening. You were listening to St. Augustine and you could hear his prayers jump off those pages, didn't you? I really did. I mean, I think that's what makes him so amazing. If somebody looked at this and didn't know who he was or when he lived, they just thumbed through it. They would never guess this is somebody from the fourth and fifth century. Because with the modernized language referring to God as you, he's just as fresh today as if he lived 10 years ago. Get to write. We can all kind of identify with his struggles and his cries to God to make him pure, to have mercy on him. Even though he was a great saint, he never lost that sense of humility. He's not just a plaster saint on a shelf. He's a real person who struggled and who we can identify with, his prayers to God. Well, he sounds like a good friend to you. He's been very instrumental in my life. It's funny. Many different crossroads I bumped into St. Augustine. What really gave me the idea for the book was I went to a silent retreat and some nuns were reading these prayers during the temple services. I'd never heard that they were so eloquent. They started out things like, oh, banquet of love. Afterwards I asked, where are those prayers from? They said, they're St. Augustine. But they didn't have a book. They just had some notes. I thought, oh, okay, when I get home, I'll order prayers of St. Augustine. I was flabbergasted back then. Still, there's no real compilation. There have been some books in the past that kind of come and go that are small, like devotional books. And so I couldn't believe it. And I knew that I really felt like God and maybe St. Augustine was directing me to follow that lead and compile the prayers. I love the fact that you got Dr. Peter Kreeft to do the foreword for the book because he's written a little bit on St. Augustine. He knows him. He is a wonderful person. I was fortunate to meet him at an academic conference one time. He's been so helpful because I wrote to him when I was working on the book and even sent the draft to him and he commented on some of the prayers. And I asked if he would do the foreword and he graciously did. One of the funny lines in there, he says there should be a warning label on the book that if you read these prayers and you don't have the luxury of academic distance that the publisher is not responsible for what may happen to you, God is. And I think that's a terrific line because really when you read these prayers, you get goosebumps. It's reading and praying at the same time. Oh, I think it's so enlightening that he would write that because this is an experience of the heart. This is a divine communication, as it were, God speaking into this man's soul and him responding with this incredible prayer. I think you captured it beautifully. Is it OK if I read one of my favorites? Please do. You read away. Read away. Well, this one, I think, may ring a bell with I mean, many people don't know much about St. Augustine other than they may have heard hearts. You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless till they rest in you. Some people may recognize this, though. Too late did I love you. Oh, fairness, so ancient and yet so new. Too late did I love you, for behold, you were within and I without. And there did I seek you. I, unlovely, rushed heedlessly among the things of beauty you made. You were with me, but I was not with you. Those things kept me far from you unless they were in you or not. You called and cried aloud and forced open my deafness. You gleamed and shined and chased away my blindness. You exhaled sweet perfumes and I drew in my breath and panted after you. I tasted and hungered in thirst. You touched me and I burned for your peace. Now, imagine one hundred and fifty four pages of those type of prayers. Oh, it's just fantastic. They're all gorgeous and they're unique. He has prayers that are strictly praise. And it was interesting because recently I read a quote from Pope Francis in an interview who said, Mary praises God while we Christians so often forget the prayer of praise and the prayer of adoration. And so it's a lot of fun. I subdivided the prayers into groups and one of my favorite sections is the prayers of praise, just pure praise, because I think, of course, there's prayers of petition and some prayers for forgiveness, salvation, some prayers that kind of reveal God's attributes, including the incarnate Christ. But I think that a lot of us can use the models for prayers that are just pure praise. And they're they're really eloquent. And praying with St. Augustine really does draw you closer to God. I think so, too. It's because of his compelling witness, his life story, his conversion story, that he has become so relevant throughout so many centuries. I think of other great saints that have been touched by him. I know even St. Teresa of Avila looked at the confessions of St. Augustine and saw something that just really penetrated her heart. And I think that's so true. I mean, but for somebody out there, Sarah, who doesn't know St. Augustine, how would you put his life into context? As you said, you know, he had a dramatic conversion. He was not a believer in his youth. He was, of course, brilliant and precocious. And when he went on, his mother prayed for him, St. Monica, in the wings for many, many years. She's a real icon of the faith. But when he went off to university, he did want to pursue wisdom. But along the way, he was kind of rebellious and he had a mistress and he fell into some different sins. And he always kind of longed for truth. So God honors that. And when he was in his 30s, he had a profound conversion where the Lord just touched his heart. And boy, from then on, he was a ball of fire. He wanted to be a monk. He became a priest. They wanted him to be a bishop. He kind of reluctantly did. He lived in North Africa. And so he did become a bishop and he wrote literally five million words that we still have preserved today. And like I said, people may think St. Augustine sounds kind of highbrow. Some of his writings are, but these prayers are not. You don't have to have any prerequisite knowledge of him other than to know that he loved God to really get a lot out of these prayers. The thing about St. Augustine is that when he became the bishop of Carthage, journeyed with his people. He was right there in the thick of not only their suffering and because that particular area, it would become under terrible Roman attack. Ultimately, he saw the destruction, didn't he? I mean, he was right there in the thick of their everyday lives. He was. He saw the suffering and he also did a lot of work fighting the heretics. I mean, the Catholic Church has so much gratitude to St. Augustine. And that wasn't easy. I mean, a lot of doctrines back then kind of threatened the truth of the Catholic Church. And so he really stood up for the truth. And he had a profound effect on the church's understanding of the Trinity, for example. He wrote a piece called De Trinitate. And some of his prayers are fantastic because he talks about, he just speaks to God directly and says, Lord, help me understand what am I supposed to tell people? How can you be up there and down here at the same time? I mean, they're just so they're so frank. He has such an intimate relationship with God that he just spoke to him. And I think that really gives me goosebumps and kind of encourages me to just open up my heart and just tell God, you know, hey, look what's going on in the world right now. What are we supposed to say? Give me wisdom. I think that's the key and the beauty to enter into prayer by praying with St. Augustine, by entering into his particular devotion or whatever arena that might be, whatever area he's praying into, whether it's Thanksgiving or if it's in suffering or whatever that might be. It helps train us, doesn't it? That we'll ultimately find our own words after allowing St. Augustine to pray with us in his. I think so. I mean, one of the things that praying with St. Augustine will show you, I included a letter he wrote to a woman named Probut, a very famous letter, and she asked, you know, how to pray. And so he's given her all these tips on how to pray. He covers what Jesus, three most important things Jesus taught us about prayer. So praying with St. Augustine is a real guide to prayer on many, many levels. It's inspirational to see what he had to say and the struggles and prayers, what he asked for, wisdom, humility, truth, strength, forgiveness. He prayed for God to enlighten his darkness. Fill my mouth and heart and all my bones with your praise. Let my soul praise you that it may love you. Cramped is the dwelling of my soul. Expand it that you may enter in. It is in ruins. Restore it. Isn't that beautiful? Absolutely. I think that's one of the reasons why not only for men, but for women, he has this universality about him, doesn't he? That just everybody can identify with his quest to be known to God and to know God. I guess it's that relationship to know and to be known. I think you're absolutely right, Chris. And of course, a lot of people identify with his mother, St. Monica, who we have to thank for her steadfast prayer. Many people who have family members who've left the church and they're praying for them to return. And St. Monica never gave up. And look what her prayers produced, one of the greatest church fathers. It gives us a reason to think that we too can pray and pray and pray and never give up because we don't know. We have no idea the far reaching effects of our prayers. Look at St. Augustine, for example. I mean, I bet he had no idea that he would be this influential this many years after his death. He was very humble. I really enjoy your commentaries, too, in the very beginnings of each of these different sections of prayer, that those different times that in, how do I want to say, the avenues we might travel to engage in that prayer. And the very back of the book is actually the longest chapter of the book. And it talks about that petitionary type of prayer. And we shouldn't be surprised, should we, that St. Augustine would have many of those. Oh, of course. I mean, you know, Jesus told us to ask for our daily bread, even though God knows what we need before we ask. St. Augustine says that when you pray, it makes you ready to receive God's blessings. It's for your benefit, not God's. And it also establishes the relationship between you and God that, like a child, and you really relate to God like a Heavenly Father, that you're not afraid to ask for what you need. And you can ask for those things which of your blindness you don't know to ask. But you're right. The petitionary prayers are beautiful, too. I always love that section. Almost all of his prayers included a little bit of petition, like he prayed to be cleansed from sin and to be freed from anger and armed with patience, drive out the enemy from my deeds and thoughts, and he hungers and thirsts for truth. That's, of course, my favorite. One of the things I like about the prayers that I'm not sure everyone would identify with some might is that he understands somehow deep down the paradoxical nature of God. For example, how Jesus could be a tiny infant nursing with his mother, yet he's feeding her at the same time with his truths. I mean, those are deep thoughts. If you really want to sit with this book and read one of those prayers, it's just something beautiful to meditate on and let the Lord speak to your heart about those deep truths.
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"He just speaks to God directly and says, Lord, help me understand what am I supposed to tell people? How can you be up there and down here at the same time? I mean, they're just so they're so frank. He has such an intimate relationship with God that he just spoke to him. And I think that really gives me goosebumps and kind of encourages me to just open up my heart and just tell God, you know, hey, look what's going on in the world right now. What are we supposed to say? Give me wisdom. I think that's the key and the beauty to enter into prayer by praying with St. Augustine, by entering into his particular devotion or whatever arena that might be, whatever area he's praying into, whether it's Thanksgiving or if it's in suffering or whatever that might be. It helps train us, doesn't it? That we'll ultimately find our own words after allowing St. Augustine to pray with us in his.
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"He talks about, he just speaks to God directly and says, Lord, help me understand what am I supposed to tell people? How can you be up there and down here at the same time? I mean, they're just so they're so frank. He has such an intimate relationship with God that he just spoke to him. And I think that really gives me goosebumps and kind of encourages me to just open up my heart and just tell God, you know, hey, look what's going on in the world right now. What are we supposed to say? Give me wisdom. I think that's the key and the beauty to enter into prayer by praying with St. Augustine, by entering into his particular devotion or whatever arena that might be, whatever area he's praying into, whether it's Thanksgiving or if it's in suffering or whatever that might be. It helps train us, doesn't it? That we'll ultimately find our own words after allowing St. Augustine to pray with
Devils blank Rangers in Game 7, face Canes in second round
"The devil shut out the rangers four nothing to win game 7 in their opening round Eastern Conference series. The game was scoreless until midway through the second period, when Michael McLaughlin scored what proved to be the series winning goal. We're obviously really happy and just excited to move on and play Carolina and I think everyone showed up to play tonight right from the start and it showed and now the details were there and it was just awesome again. So my satori ended the goal later in the period to make it two zero New Jersey and recalling jesper Brad finished the scoring and the rangers in the third. Rookie Akira Smith made 31 saves for his second shot out of the series. The devil's next play Carolina starting on Wednesday. Tom maryam Newark
Critics Wonder If Trump & Biden Are Afraid to Debate in Primaries
"New York Post in response says that Trump's apparent attempt to is a power play. And it was met with some online backlash from many conservative commentators. I'll read some for you. Red state. Rider bunch, you said, he scared to debate. Dan McLaughlin of the national review said, like a guy who puts a run on the board in the top of the first inning, and demands that the game ends. Commentator AG Hamilton responded, I've never seen someone this scared of competition in my life. Are both he and Biden going to spend the general in their basements? Of course, the reference to Biden is the fact that the DNC announced that they're not going to have any debates at all. They're going to give president Joe Biden a free pass. Doesn't matter that he has a couple of primary opponents already. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is already polling about 14%. And he just announced last week. Elon Musk says that in response to both parties debates that Twitter will be offering everyone an opportunity to get their message out. He even suggested that he might sponsor some debates himself. Will Chamberlain said, if Trump is so upset with the current debate schedule, he should just propose a series of one on one unmoderated debate with Florida governor Ron DeSantis, once he announces, because he's not afraid of debating, right? Former newsmax host John cordillo. Is Trump implying he's going to pull a Biden and avoid debate? Is he seriously that afraid of desantis?
Pres. Trump: A Corrupt Country Following 2020 Voter Fraud
"Well it was one of many things that happened during the election between the all of the different elements that you've seen and we've been reading about and talking about If you take a look at the way they jammed in the votes they did things and this election used COVID to cheat in the mail in ballots are always going to be dishonest I mean they can do whatever they want and they can change whatever laws they have to If you have mail in ballots they're going to be they're going to be dishonest And then they stuff ballot boxes You saw that with 2000 meals You have thousands of hours of tapes showing them stuffing ballot boxes It's really a shame We're like a third world country Between the borders and the elections we're like a third world country Dan It's very terrible This one though is a very amazing because I'm a little surprised although I think it's one of the biggest stories ever and the as you know the lame stream media doesn't cover it This one has really caught the grip of a lot of people People that aren't into it so much and they said this election was rigged I guess John McLaughlin a couple of really great pollsters said it could have made a 17 to a 20 point difference That's a lot We didn't need that We didn't need anything frankly We had another count But it could have made a big big difference And we're talking about millions of votes And I think they said 30,000 is all you needed But millions and millions of votes now It's a very corrupt our country is very corrupt
Are All Reagan Presidential Foundation Board Members Reaganites?
"It looks like mostly the board Of the Reagan foundation Which I feel a very close affinity to our Friends and surrogates and confidants of the chairman Fred Ryan to make sure he has no challenges And your little fare early on he was staff assistant at the pregnant president Reagan in the office of presidential advance Where of course he would have met his friend Fred Ryan Just giving you some examples Let's see here We have John lonsdale cofounder managing partner 8 VC a U.S. based venture capital firm which manages $4 billion Something is strange here mister producer Why all these individuals these investors these finance guys there aren't many reaganites on the Reagan border directors ladies and gentlemen and McLaughlin core locus is Steve Forbes is Then you have Susan McCall businesswoman former diplomat and philanthropist She served as the U.S. ambassador to the republic of Austria under whom And is currently president of S and R capital investments We have Rupert Murdoch and Lachlan Murdoch those are two reaganites Peggy noonan really a reaganite name only Ted Olson used to be an old buddy of mine but he's crossed the railroad tracks Gerald parsky chairman of aurora capital Jim Patterson chairman chief executive officer for sole owner of the Patterson group Canada's third largest privately held company I know that was here oregano
Are Polls Relevant Anymore? John Mclaughlin and Doug Discuss
"Most of your public polling done by media organizations and others are, they're good, but they a lot of them, and I'm saying a lot, not all, but a lot of them have inherent flaws a lot we've talked about which I think over time has calls people to not trust Poland. And I'll give you an example this morning I was on, I do a radio show and we were talking about polling in Georgia. And one of the interesting stats that came up and this was about the discussion of elections in election integrity and all this kind of stuff was and I had been given some poll numbers by a reputable firm that had basically said this and I'll just generically say this, that among Trump identified voters, you know, because this is something new that I've seen in the last few years that I haven't seen before and that was, are you a traditional Republican or a Trump Republican? And they'll ask about that. And among the cross tabs, like you talked about, one of the crawls tabs basically said that among Trump Republicans down here in a governor's race, Brian Kemp was actually leading David perdue. By 5 points. And so we just said that made a statement, here's what the numbers say. And we started getting text and other things from people who were listening saying that those are fake news. Polls are fake news. Why is it besides the oldest general fight if you hear something you don't want to hear you call it fake? What is call some of the more besides what we've seen in probably the presidential sides, the distrusting of polls and does that hurt overall perception? I think it's part of the overall media bias because the mainstream media that's biased against Republicans biased against conservative biased against president Trump, you know, uses polls to inflict inflict their bias on us in that regard. Because they're trying to manufacture outcomes in elections. One extreme case I gave you that Washington Post poll. But I would think most media polls have been wrong. In that, you know, in the less than the 2020 election, and that's why there was a big conference of the American public opinion and researchers, and that's why they came up with the solution that, oh, Trump voters weren't going on the polls. But they allowed their bias to impact, you know, the science of polling because they wanted to manufacture an outcome. They wanted Trump to lose.
John Mclaughlin Explains Why Polling Isn't as Random as You Think
"People just think that a poll is putting somebody out there making phone calls at random. That's not the way you set up polling, is it? No. What happens is like, like I said, we spend the money we have a voter database to build a sample that's random. We make the calls random with predetermined election units that will match up with what the turnout should be. So we'll based on past elections and what's in the database, like there's databases of a 180 million Americans out there have voted in elections. And the last election is probably even higher now it's probably closer to 200 million now. But the last election was a record turnout with a 160 million voters, 161 million voters, which was up from the previous record of a 139 million voters. So when you look at those kinds of turnouts, you know, we have data where you have 5 to 7000 points of information on every voter that's dependent. We know if they own a pet, what car they drive, we know the kind of house they live in, what their level of education is. You have a pretty good idea what their religion is. I mean, you know all these things about the voters before you call them. And you call them promise of anonymity and they give you their opinions. And so it's like, you have to be really careful and you have to construct it that way. And then the technology, because most interviews are being done on cell phones or on a text message, where you're asking to go online and compute the national surveys that we just got back all of them were done online. Because over 90% of all voters are online. With their cell phone or their computer, they're online. They sent him an invite to take a survey. They take a cervix.
John Mclaughlin on the Basics of Political Polling
"John, let's start at the beginning, okay? For the average person out there who sees, you know, the only thing they know about polls is what they see on the mainstream media or they hear about on election night, you know, these exit polls or they hear about the polling going in. Let's just sort of start off the basics and a good friend of both of ours chip like who is just a dear friend of ours, mine. He's run my campaigns. Chip made his statement to me a long time ago. When I was looking at polls and at one time I was happy, the next time I said, he said, Doug, he said, you have to understand something. A poll is simply a snapshot in time. He said he catches it at that one point. He said it's a snapshot in time. So let's start off. The functionality of a poll and how do you know, frankly, John that you can trust the numbers that you're doing? Well, first of all, I mean chips right. It's a snapshot in time. And also, by the way, these days, there's a lot of people that are not taking good snapshots. And you have to think about what the camera is, the lenses. Polls are really based on the sciences, statistics. And it's an inexact science where a lot of times I'll say to you, Doug, this poll of 400 voters has a margin of error, plus or minus 4.9%. That means 19 times out of 20, we have a swing of 4.99 .8 points. It could be within that, you know, when people want you to be right within a tenth of a point. And I have an MBA and the NBA's based in finance and quantitative methods, quantitative methods is heavy stats. And stats are basically the science where you say, you know, at this point in time when you ask these questions, if it's done right, and we have three quality control checks. One is you have to pull the sample properly, so when we take a poll, it's basically a from a database of known voters. And we may add new registrants. We but we've definitely got a database. We know who we're calling ahead of time.
The New York Times Confirms Authenticity of Hunter Biden's Laptop
"The New York Times has confirmed the authenticity of Hunter Biden's laptop. Now we didn't need The New York Times to do that. Simple truth of it is everyone knew that this laptop was authentic. Why? Because when the New York Post first published its article about the laptop, this was in October, by the way, before the election. The bunch of news outlets went rushing to the computer repair guy who had provided the laptop where Hunter Biden had left the laptop, and he said, yeah, it's authentic. It's his laptop. And then comes a Hunter Biden's business partner, Bobby linsky, to confirm the information on the laptop. And yet the left did everything it could to kill that story. The media in a sense coordinated to not report on it. Twitter, of course, shut down the New York Post article. Facebook said that they would not feature the article until they fact checked it, which had never happened, and so in effect, they killed it also. And then very interestingly, 51 senior intelligence officials. These are our former retired directors of the CIA, people like that. People like John Brennan former CIA director Mike Hayden, former CIA director Leon Panetta, former defense secretary John McLaughlin, former acting CIA director, all these top guys come out and go, this laptop is Russian disinformation. And now we know that all these guys were lying. Either they were lying or they were
Don't Miss John McLaughlin and Rep. Jim Jordan on 'Life, Liberty & Levin' This Sunday
"To that too Speaking of the great one he's got a brand new life liberty and Levin this weekend with John mclachlan OG pollster He was a poster to president Trump He's been on this as America before he's been on the Markov in show a bunch of times And he's going to be sitting with Mark for part of the program and for the rest of the hour he's got congressman Jim Jordan So don't miss that this Sunday on the Fox News channel
Glenn Youngkin Explains Why 'Quality Education' Is His Top Issue in Virginia
"Quality education is your number one issue isn't it It is it is It's become it's become so clear that Virginia schools and particularly we've watched loudon county be ground zero where parents by the way park in Virginia parents have a legal right It's in our code They have a right to have a fundamental right to make decisions with regards to their children's education And Terry McLaughlin believe that he wants to put government between parents and their children And we've watched loudon county parents stand up for their kids for the last 20 months to keep our schools open and get them open Please to make sure that they're teaching our children how to think and not want to think that so just be transparent or materials that are being used and found county school board has time after time after time just not listen to parents and demonstrating clearly that they think government control is better than parental control And parents across Virginia are standing up and saying not here anymore we're in charge of our children's
"mclaughlin" Discussed on Veteran On the Move
"We did with. A place called middle west spirits in columbus ohio great people great distillery and those guys were willing to let us basically make our whiskey with them on their equipment and that was a big thing for us aid because we needed to start making whisky. Where we're selling whiskey. That bob had handed over to us now. That king distillery so we're we're depleting inventory but we weren't at up until we met middle west we weren't replenishing it or or or let alone adding more maturity for future growth. So just that alone was big but we found out once we went out to middle less. Is that you know. Learning how to make with you from bob was amazing But it was kinda like making a cake with your grandmother. She knows step one step. Two step three shows the ingredients. She knows temperature in the oven while those things. But you didn't know the chemistry. I shouldn't need to now. that's bob. Bob had done the hard work he had. You know he had gone through trial and error. He had made bad whiskey for years and finally figured out through his own blood sweat tears which is amazing. but bob didn't really care about chemistry. Didn't really care about efficiencies. You know it just wasn't really where he wasn't life. So the guys. In middleast they're chemists and engineers in may help us in and distillers obviously and they helped us deconstruct what we had and really helped us understand it. They were kind of like a master's level course feeling that we didn't even know we needed it. And we went out there and that just has has made a tremendous benefit as been a tremendous our business that i think we got to professionalize ourselves earlier than we really. would have otherwise because we. We're forced to go out there and work with these guys by circumstance. It ended up being a great thing. This really interesting. I mean you could use that as analogy for so many different kinds of businesses. There's a lot of businesses out. There did just figured it out by trial and error. You know something didn't work. They just came back and tried to different angle. That sounds like what bob by trial and error just figured it out on his own manually. The hard way but when you're going try to turn it into a really legit business. What's happening here though. And there's so many so many there there's a lot of successful small to medium size businesses in the us that it totally hinges on the owner's knowledge of everything and that that's any real dan. That's that could be really dangerous to the longevity of the business if only if everything's were still relying on the owner the owner's knowledge or the owners involvement even So as a really cool analogy used there about How bob had had made his whisky whisky successful. And and are you still making the original whiskey. The that you learn how to make from bob. Yes with some adjustments so It's it's an american single malt. Which for those of you who may not be as familiar..
"mclaughlin" Discussed on Veteran On the Move
"Talking with navy veteran mark mclaughlin Is business partner artois arch. Watkins is not with us but the boats have had to be six be. Nfo's and we're talking about old spirits so mark before the break phenomenal story. You're able to intern Under these under these under the the remaining partner of golden spirits is what they had called their Distillery finished it all up and you're able to pack it up and move it back home to move back home to baltimore right but the baltimore So what happened after that. Now you guys are definitely on your own. You've taken all the way across the country in here. You go good luck. Yeah yeah. Let me Yeah this is where the story takes a turn in now. The sars right after you know with the training wheels. The training wheels are off once once. Bob shook our hands. You know god bless and we rolled out of his driveway and that was twenty fifty When we last bob in new back back here.
"mclaughlin" Discussed on Veteran On the Move
"Veteran mark mclaughlin in arch ins both. Ea six nfo's Now from what. I understand mark normally archer doing these interviews together but archer neighbor to make it today. So it's all you on the spot and Do wanna give you congratulations for being episode number. Four hundred phenomenal journey. Overlake seven plus years. So congratulations you're number four hundred. I wish i had a price for you. But i wasn't really thinking ahead so later so anyways you you had a great career in the navy Did some phenomenal things. When you got out had a lot of really great jobs Eventually gave it all up. Gave it all up for entrepreneurship so Take us before we get to talk about that you spec and tell us about your time in the navy. Yeah thanks joe. Thanks for having me on on. Sorry arch apologizes for not being able to be here but we really appreciate this and You know an honor to be number four hundred so yet the navy so tier to your opening Those arc tonight were eighty nameplate officers sliding ea six p. prowlers for those listeners. Who are familiar. Have a blunt nose carrier based jet navient record used to fly in focusing on electronic tax. That was wonderful experience Honestly it's professionally hands down The best thing. I had ever done revenues being in the military and it's really forged. Who are tonight ours. People in in many ways from one. Until i left active duty. Twenty ten Atrophy by aviation. Admit which you're familiar with updating quite a long time from from your line and then you went from there And essentially where where. I was at the point twenty. Tim was that. I loved the military. I absolutely loved flying. I love the people that works with Filling but i wasn't quite sure that it was what i wanted to do forever the way i viewed as myself at least was that i was my early thirties The iron was hot to take that military experience in and transition it into a civilian direction In my mind. If i stayed in for twenty or twenty five or thirty the opportunities would just change right. The opportunities the longest day in i think are much more defence industry which is wonderful. If that's what you wanna do But the opportunity to redefine yourself. I think kimmel harder. The longer i stayed in so that was kind of the reason..
"mclaughlin" Discussed on Scoops with Danny Mac
"On the whole well run in spite of all that there also been a little bit of luck like things sort of break their way and i told matt i said he goes will martin. If you're well run organization that will happen. I know but i do believe. There's a little bit of cardinal devil dust or whatever the hell they call it well you create your own luck right. It's the cliche that you hear about. And i can go on fan graphs you can go on it. We can go on all these different websites that tell you that j hap is not a good pitcher and john lester before he got here was not good. And why do you sign. Tj mcfarland and wade blank leblanc and luis garcia but inside those office walls. There is their own system of looking at players and how they evaluate and saying well if we get this guy. And i think this is. What's happening right now at the club. And he throws strikes. We have a really good defense. So maybe some of these outs or base hits that we can turn into outs benefit us if we bring them into what we and we also see. Maybe we could change him. Things guy works with yati. Maybe working with mike. Matic's maybe gets with adam wainwright see something that is part of what mad holidays talking about in terms of it's a well run organization work. Pick up little things that may be on the outside. You're saying are you kidding. Me with jay happen. John lester but inside those walls they say maybe we catch lightning in a bottle with these guys because we see some things that might fit into our club. I do think that that's happened. And also think you got to have a little devil magic. And they've had there is something to it just over the years you know like that nationals game where they come back sheringham five. It was just weird stuff happens but as it pertains to this year the moves have worked out because these guys are throwing strikes primarily and they used the defense and the defense might be the best in baseball and we're also seeing that it's a pretty athletic club. They run the basis. Well always have so with the speed of o.'neil baiter edmund. Sosa some of the others. Now you're seeing the athleticism on display. The defense is going to work and that's one of the reasons that they're winning. It is amazing. If i'd said two months ago well if we could just get john lester. J hat and luis garcia and tj mcfarland. We'll be fine and wade block. Yeah it'd be like what are you an idiot and right. now you're like me more garcia. Gimme more mcfarland. And that's dad's part of that devil magic like sit on tv. Give them more reasons to hate you. You know it's so much fun is mad as you've been at. This team has many times if people wanted. Mike shield fired on twitter wherever they go on social media right now. You're kind of forgetting all that and enjoying the game. Now that said.
"mclaughlin" Discussed on Scoops with Danny Mac
"Well this is a very special edition of the kilcoyne conversation. It's with the boss. The behind the curtain. At scoops. With danny mac dot com. It is the one the only dan mclaughlin. We were doing this for a minute. It's like everything we try stuff and we just stop a pandemic opinion. That's right is that what it was. Yeah okay get that. That can cut into some things. So you're like a contract. You just blame the pandemic for everything absolutely was a pandemic podcast on what happened You know the pandemic. Hey honey i was gonna yard cleaned up You know the pandemic did looked a little dent into the sports world into scoops. Were always here. We are well. I thought it'd be fun. And i'm rarely serious but i am serious about this. This cardinal stretch has been fun. And you're a big part of it with people watching the games and last monday. You have the tyler. Neal home run and it did feel pendleton. Ask kind of a late season. Mets game for the cardinals. And then it's like every night while can they do it again. Well can they keep it going. Well the padres are here. Can they keep it going. And it's what i think is fair. Is adam wainwright said on saturday night. After the game he said. Hey y'all we weren't playing very well. It was kind of wretched at ta like that is fair like it's okay to say. I criticize team. Or i was down on them or i didn't. They had enough forces and still tough. Road did not only get in but to advance. I think all of that is fair. But what is the question. The question is dan is your job. More fun right now than it was a month ago. Of course it's been Better it's always better when they win because we have passionate fans and smart fans and fans that i think through this year. I've said this this year with the walk-offs against them and the manner in which some of these games have taken place in my twenty three twenty four years of whatever doing this this has been the toughest year the vogel back..
"mclaughlin" Discussed on That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs
"But I don't even know what i'm saying. So anyway i'm a great buy gas host. You can tell his. He's oh i think with guests. I think there we have a lofty list. We have a long long. But at the point. Where i'm like. There's half these people i never thought we'd even have on so it's like just having him on. I did this mess. This is going to say so. We have like a thomas shortening and you know this is what we had learned that utah so was like one of some of the tough love. Early on with the podcast. And he's like hey. I think it's going great. I think maybe three hours a podcast is like a little too long because we were having all of our friends on and they don't have time these are like some of our best friends like people just going and everybody was quarantined. Yeah we had no friends so you know rector or drew whoever is on. Let's do it anyway. Like sprinklers. Right like yeah. Let's talk about again but so anti had to kind of tough love is like. Hey so most people want to stick to about forty five minutes to an hour and we're like oh for like the first half she's like that's for the whole thing that's the whole thing and so So we'll book someone like matthew mcconaughey people say this is a forty five minute interview and if you keep going for another forty five minutes or you look like an idiot. Because they'll just say to you. Hey i gotta go me too. But let's just both go and we'll come back. What do you mean using the restroom is that what's so anyway. It was so funny because we get toward the of the interview. And you'll hear it. And i had this thing that if i ever met him a really want to ask them about that scene in a time to kill where he's given the that to me. Maybe one of the most powerful seems to move ever seen where he talks. You know it's the final not deposition using argument the closing. I just think it's amazing. How did you do that. Because it's so powerful anyway. I sorta techs john because we're texting each other. So i was like i'm going to ask for more questionable. Do the last few questions we have to kind of the foundation of dead feels a little sort of who we are. We're and so. I was like i'm just going to do this one question. John was like do it until i asked him. But right before. I was like i got one. I got a question. He's great. i got time for one more. And i was like. Oh shoot. But i was like well. I'm going to go for it. And so i asked him. It was great. He answered it. Like i had goosebumps the whole time. He was so you had your shirt off. I did i did. I was playing bongos. And thank you. I'm glad you got that but the thing that was scary and you know this doing high gas is ask him and oddly enough nate bar gods who is amazing. He's a comic. I don't know if y'all hysterical. He was so funny to interview. Because i guess when he listens he has like a really serious face and he says it's in his standup so we kind of knew you'd ashworth really serious face. He means resting. Yes faith a blink. Wild i would talk and this is what he would like. He hates us. he doesn't like us. He wants us to die. Maybe right now right. But then you'd ask him and he mate and he would just get animated and he's it was like okay he's just he talked about it in his On the podcast and in his stand up so you kind of know well with matthew. We had this moment. And so as i asked the question because it was totally off script like the whole thing. It'd be about his book and dads and he's a dad and his dad and i said listen. I have this last question. And it's about a movie and would you about a time to kill any deceit. And he literally does this thing where he kind of looked down and pause for about three seconds and so he goes. Oh i just broken broken in. I was like i'm ready for him to like. Hey have just really rather not talk about movies. And i was totally ready to have my heartbroken. But that's okay it's risky instead. He does exactly what i wanted to do. We literally goes. It was a cold morning. And i'm like honey. In that moment a dream was made in tells us three or four minutes story and every bit of goosebumps of mike keep talking.
"mclaughlin" Discussed on That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs
"Always. Oh my god. How long did it take you to get cool with matthew mcconaughey. Was it pretty fast. I felt like it was. It was instance. He was so so great. Yeah we found that everybody. Everybody's been that way. I mean it's just so fun like you're sitting there and especially these guests that you know are really in the spotlight or whatever they sort of pop up on your screen you like. Oh my god that's in and we laughed half halfway through. He was telling stories like dave. You make a good point funny moments like how did we get here. Like cannot lie the one time he said anne. I did the same thing i was like. He just had my name back to me. He just imagine. And i'm like what are professional that somewhere written down in front of him that i can't see is a n i. Yes i know. It's not because he follow me on. Instagram wrote it on a sticky note. Right below the camera. Yeah yeah for sure. Okay peyton manning though we honestly it's fun for we have a huge list. But i think the thing that we think is so fun of and hopefully compelling for guests is that they can talk about that is to have a place they can come on and not do the typical sort of press release. Push where it's like. Tell us about your movie. how did you like that. What happened when you did. This did that to matthew mcconaughey. I was about but which movie one of more recent ones the time to kill. Time to kill davis. I can we talk about that. Would sort of we just did a disclaimer because it was such a fun interview and i'm so excited to hear it. I'm actually excited to go. Let's do it again. Because i was pretty much blacked out most of the time ruling and mike. John's texted me like please wake up. I need help please. Make matthew was calling you because you were dave. Oh my gosh is that an angel.
"mclaughlin" Discussed on The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey
"There have been times. When i've been attracted to someone who is not married rachel. Your friend who was on the show said that it was the first time i ever thought that. Isn't that sad. Forty something year old woman and equated the fact that like i'm no different because i not attracted to women attracted to men. But why am i so concerned about. Oh are you. As rebecca married to a man. You still attracted to women. Why is that concerns me. And no one's asking me jamie. Are you attracted to other men right. That's what i was like lightbulb. Moment going well. this isn't fair. Yeah that someone would be so concerned about your action. When but what about my attraction tomato. Yeah people should be asking me and say that for us as christians. I think we all need to be reckon with. If we're in the same boat we all going to be struggling with temptations of one or another. Probably you never magical sexual temptation and we'll be part of that. We need each other. Yeah we also need to recognize that the ways in which sometimes gay marriage is equated to mixed race marriage for example. There's a sort of clumsy and simplistic equivalence that people make between being gay and being black as in both people in both of these categories have experienced really hard things is. That's certainly true but it can be really easy to actually take the agency out of the equation. Because you and i if you're born with a certain racial heritage just your boomer that there's no moral weight to it. There's nothing that we can do to it really an equally good before. God's is when it comes to what we do with our bodies sexually actually. It makes a huge difference and we each making moral decisions about this again whether we're attracted people opposite sex or the same sex or whether we're talking to lots of different people or whatever it is we're making moral decisions about it and sometimes people talk as if for example someone who's always been attracted to women that it's almost immoral for me not follow through on that is attractions that it's somehow denying my identity or expecting anyone else to do. That is a profound. Denial of who they are like. Someone would say you're being oppressed and not being able to live out the desires of your part self saying but he's the thing so in osman and into your recently so you know you saying that. Lgbt people need to deny themselves in order to become a christian said yeah and she. Jesus says that anyone who wants to come off to him must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow him this. This idea that to say that we must deny desires whether sexual or otherwise is somehow incompatible with living at fulham thriving life. Well actually the whole of christian ethics gives the light of that. So i think we need to be careful to distinguish between somebody's patterns of attraction and the choices that they make so to get back to your passes in a pretty unhelpful statement that capable of chosen a life of sin. Let she for most people. We don't choose patents of attraction in the first place but we do then she's our actions so there is an extent to which in any of us could be choosing to live simply sexually. There's an extent to which all of us from jesus perspective actually are sexual centers. You know he says if anyone looks at a woman lustfully than he's committed adultery in his heart and i think that applies to looking at a man as well. It seems though over the past ten years or so. I've seen it become much more. I don't wanna use the word acceptable but much more. Maybe the word is acceptable. I've seen a lot of people who have forgo the gods view of sexuality from what we have had that ethics for since the beginning of scripture since the beginning of jesus. I mean they'll say well jesus never talked about marriage but he actually does. Why do you think it's becoming easier for people who would call themselves christians and believe in scripture to let that go as almost that must not mean what it said. I think as the culture around us stocks cecil's not just a sort of weird and deleted but actually is immoral. It's really you saying people who would hold to a scotla view of sexuality. Sbn immoral right. So for many of our non-christian peers. Today the fact that your i would not affirm gay marriage at least for believers and. I do think it's helpful to distinguish between what we i'm glad you said respect of within the church and what we expect from folks outside the church because i think the bible makes that distinction quite clearly to say that we don't fully foam gay marriage and the actually gay relationships are from a biblical perspective sinful. That scene is profoundly immoral statement to make in our current culture. And so. I think it's easier if you want to go with the flow of the culture at large. It's easier to backpedal on those beliefs and also i think fakes. You have looked at how christians have often treated gay and lesbian people both outside the church and within the church and recognize the sinful ways in which actually christians have treated people both outside the church and inside the church. There's a right to repentance and wanting to restore that but actually that then takes people to a place to say okay so in order to properly correct this. I need to throw out what the bible says about these things and almost feels easier like then. I don't have to do the work. And then i don't get looked at as if i'm in that camp of people who have said that and i think also because it often is tied up in people's history of what they've heard with racist ideas like actually. I mean my husband grew up in oklahoma and sort of white church context way he certainly heard from various sources that marriage across racial boundaries. Wasn't gods best. You know those kinds of things which profoundly profoundly but if you've heard that and you've heard legitimately homophobic words out of the mouth of your pasta growing up or whoever it was and i use that word homophobic to mean like an actual fear and hatred of gay people rather than to mean simply upholding the bible set of standards for sexual ethics. Then it's understandable to me why people would say. Do you know what dating this is. What jesus four. And they're right more people miss and this is actually only. That makes me really sad. I think we have missed the big picture. Bible saying about sexuality. It's a little bit like back in the days before we had iphones that. Remember when if you want to take a photo yet have a camera. Yes and you took your pictures on your camera with a film and then after you've filled up your film you take it to the store to get developed and when those pictures came back you got the prince of the in my case terrible voters you take him. But i'm sure in your photos and then you get these little negatives that dream black and white monaco. My mom has i think she has thousands of them in a room in her house for the old enough to remember this little black and white strips and if you held your negative up to the sun you could just about make out the picture. We i think have held onto christian marriage as if it were the real thing as if it were the massive color print that everything's really about but if we look at the bible the massive color print is jesus love for his church and christian marriage at its best is tiny. Nicholson of monochrome. Negative of that. So many people they look at what the bible says about gay relationships and it doesn't really make any sense to them. It's like all but tree cruel rules. That god's put in place for no particular reason so they think well this must be just like a cultural thing from back in the day and today culture's different so we can kind of change that didn't realize actually there's there's a beautiful story being told by male female marriage which is about jesus is love for his church which has a love across difference and they all say miss what the bible says about friendship and love within the body of christ which i think is not exclusively say but often best express in same sex relationships that they lose or miss the incredib- behind vision for intimacy that the bible gives us non sexual intimacy between effects of the same sex. I mean poor calls his friend. Denise mrs very hot i would love to ask christian guys how would you feel a calling a really close male friend. You're very hard. I could sit of awkward for. Yeah but that vision of us as one body together as brothers and sisters as niche together in love as paul puts it that almost embarrassing level of intimacy. They were called to as believe as one with another shows that actually same sex relationships on rejected by the bible. There actually l. abusive. Yeah the elevator. They given a beautiful space. But it's not the same space as the space america pointing to different aspects of jesus. Love win sam. All there is a couple months ago. We talked about his book. Seven missive single publica. So i love that book so much. And i told him yielding. This is funny. I told him. I was going to start a book club with my kids this summer on his book. Why does god care who has.
"mclaughlin" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"So good luck. We're watching you. Good luck was qualifying ends and good luck next Sunday in the race. Thank you, Scott. Stay well. Appreciate again. Thank you. Scott Dixon. What? Everybody Yesterday. Fastest guy on the track. You'll be in that fast night to determine the first three rows and then the scramble for the last three entries all today firmly in the field. At number 17. And that would put him in row four. I believe firmly in the field at number 17. Now, that wouldn't be true. Do the math. Come all you went to Ohio University? Firmly in the field. At number 17 is Scott McLaughlin. We wish him well, It's coming up on 9 24 lot to get to how McCoy is going to stop by. Talk about the state of your Cincinnati Reds and Exactly what team is that? The team we saw Friday night, the team we saw against the Giants. Down the road, Jason Turbo on this whole Tony LaRussa dust up throwing The bus for having the audacity to do what he was supposed to do when he was on the plate. Really? You're not supposed to do that in baseball later on, Clark judge on your Cincinnati Bangles and what he thinks they did that may improve their lot. In 2021. You may be surprised by what he has to say. And can the aging Phil Mickelson when the PGA Championship two day It's one of the most compelling stories in golf in a long time? He has the lead. We have Ryan Balaji as he stops by to analyze golf and where it stands for Lefty and coming up a 10 Oh, six today one of the all time greats Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. With a group that set music on its ear back in the seventies and set the tone for music for decades to come. Joining me a 10 Oh, six from the moody Blues, John Lodge. It's all part of what we're all about on this Sunday on 700 wlw. In a bottle on jelly. Hey, now, hold on a second. Look, I I need just a minute of your time. Scott's alone here inviting you to check out my show The Scots Sloan show. It's all about the things that affect you. And we have a great time doing it. So give me a Listen. I think you're gonna like it. Now back to whatever this is pain, a pain a daughter..
"mclaughlin" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"See I don't have pets. Okay okay I do have to ask you Based on some of your answers. I I i get the feeling you or a blue ball in a very red state bear man. Yeah oh in fact. My congressman is mo brooks and. i don't know what you've seen. Oh my goodness yeah. Oh yeah and he. He made the news lately because he said that he's going to be one who's going to question the count. Which s and i'm going holy cow. Well you know here in texas right. I was just telling my wife and Apologize listeners will get politics in a minute right. But i i wrote both to ted cruz and john corwin. The hypocrisy of you guys didn't feel merrick. Garland didn't even get a hearing. Yeah and then you decide you know amy barrett cohen. Whether you agree with it or not. I mean the idea. The let's be consistent right now. Boise and both of them answered the emails with all her qualifications. You know and just we were proud to vote for it. And i was just like at least own. At least say yeah. I could see why you're frustrated that you know you weren't questioning. Her qualifications are questioning the timing. I mean look what's good for the goose should be good for the gander. Absolutely yes My wife says this all the time we live here in texas we we are. You know Just weird like she's like dylan. Austin austin is a blueberry and strawberry. Yeah yeah yeah. And so i just. I had to think that that's gotta be interesting. This has been great before you go We to ask you the questions. So j armstrong is an honors english teacher in the philadelphia area and every year He takes his seniors and they spend two days stuttering thunder road going through the lyrics talking about the imagery A talk about the themes of the song They compared to rover frost. The road not taken among other things and then at the end of the two days jay looks at his class and says does mary get in the car so think. I've seen a t shirt with that on there. Yes there is so wide. That is your question. Does mary get in the car. Is mary getting car. I i think she does i think she does. It's a Because that just would enhance her. Ride and and And it would answer her questions about the driver of the car. And i think it's obvious that there is some some chemistry between the between the hero and mary. I think she does particularly since i'm just stretching. I'm saying it's a convertible so she doesn't have to worry about being it being in a car not not being able to get out if the hero turned out to be really weird. Oh i like that angle. i liked. That ain't a lot that's good good. Well thank you sir. This is perfect If someone wants to reach you How can they my emails. I can give that It's a bud mclaughlin. Seven byu dmc l a u g. H l i n seven at g mail dot com and i've got a twitter. Twitter account is bud thirty three b u d three three and facebook which is what we have someone on facebook to that. Sounds great and What are you working on. You're talking about your writing. So i am editing a couple stories for for the next day to huntsville business journal We've got a. We've got a wall burgers opening up here Which is The hamburger joint by donnie mark and her brother phil huntsville's a suppose getting getting really really big Got a couple of developments going. So that's that's basically what i'm doing now. No i'll do the occasional blog for the for the city they have would scott city block very fitting guy guy. I've done some pieces for that and that's about it outside of reading and and seeing what's going on you're like you said. Msnbc and walks. Yes it does. Rachel does rock we. Yes we do we Join the coal at her. Were just the three of them. Were just amazing. Just watching that and so yes. It's very very fun. So that's great thank you bye. This is amazing. I appreciate your time sharing your stories. I I can only imagine young bud autographs and the center man. Yeah it has. Yeah I i look back. I can't believe i you know at at the way to do that. I mean it's just crazy. What i could see you doing that until it started getting that like. Okay look i you know. Hey i've gotta stop right like You know there's probably someone like. Oh yeah. I met bruce. He was at the student union. And i know you. Yeah but you had nothing but love in your heart forward and the local crank campus. Paper did a story. The headline was fake singer. Fool students very very alliterative in may and all but it was the it was it was it was just freak out you maybe get a couple of people went to the show because because of their assize. I think what's what's what we need now is Some way to get to bruce's people go. Okay back in the seventies. You offered me a chance to ride around. Though can i can i can i. I got a rain check. I use this now. That sounds great. All right thank you so much sir. Listeners you please stay safe. Remember to social distance. Remember to wash your hands. 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"mclaughlin" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"And two remember it was a wanna rotate. But it was. It was that tour and Oh i can't remember. Marianne who's who's the singer. You're you're ready to emmylou harris up on the stage all very nice. I just talking to my wife. She's my producer. Yes i understand. I will tell you. The first time. I saw him was in two thousand two in dallas and Don henley joined them onstage. Wow because don henley lived in dallas. At the time i end they did. I fought the law right. Oh man and so in during the During the wrecking ball and kind of with the high hopes tour right. They they were in nashville. And i just knew someone was going to join him. Onstage right. yeah yeah no one did. And i can't say it was disappointed but that would have been very cool for im- lou. Harris adjoin emergency. That that's neat. It was it was. It was pretty cool. Yeah and that's the I mean i've never been in the pit always always had a A special tour we had was in sixteen. When did the river tour. Yeah i took my. She's my wife now. We we married later year. That was her first time. Seeing seeing springsteen she was she was a fan. And a funny thing about that just a row behind us was my daughter-in-law my oldest son in her mom all night. And so that was yeah. We had no idea they were. They were the air and so that that was a net. Kinda shows how he he affects. Just generational I went to a show in nashville and my son and his life the same daughter-in-law i saw again. They're like two sections over. And i had no idea. Oh that's great you're going to be there. That's a good yeah So do you have favorite albums. You've already talked about how much you love letter to you. Do you have favorite albums or songs that have meant something significant to you and your life Yeah like a grown up on my hometown. I when in the library of war Just the sheer emotion in in that song. And then when he'll when he has the lead up you know blind blind faith Can get you killed and again going back to the sixties and seventies and a an album. Wise it just just born to run it it just. It just struck a chord from from beginning to end And i i think that'd be that'd be the one out album wise it just Just resonate intact trying to figure out which which songs were were to play funeral. Yeah we are reaching that point. Yes yes you know you. You mentioned something earlier about how nine eleven may have revitalize your re-energize. I also think one of the things is taking that break and then doing the rising tour. I think a lot of baggage from the past of the band was gone. Yes so now then they when they get together. There is just this joy of playing other. I don't know about you. But but when i was at one i ended up getting go to four of the river. The fall river shows in two thousand night's game. And you know you watch the play and there is a joy and you and it was this. They realize the road in front of them is shorter than the road behind them. Yeah they were having fun against. Yeah and just enjoying this saying yeah You know. And i think like marine said. I don't know if this is a there is no plans for this to be. The last album at eastern ban does letter to you but there is a a sense of hopefulness but also a sense of reviewing and seeing the pets embracing that. Pass them this. Exactly yeah at that net is that is a good way to look at it because he had the retrospective but then like you said road Road ahead is shorter than the road road behind absolutely so but if we get a chance and we will one day get another tour are their songs that you have inferred him do live. That you are on your wishlist. One of the ones. That i finally got the air was santa is coming into because it was just the timing of the show and that came in nashville national show. I think i've only heard a knock was goes to that in virginia I haven't heard katy back okay. And that's that's one of those fund songs to you're hearing the libraries lately and a seat and i can. I can see them just having a a good old time with it. finally heard rosalita Just a couple of times in the show. Because i know he stopped playing playing that song. Anna gaffe that was that was one of my favorites backed up. I did that in a lip sync contest with a friend of mine. Who who did the sax park. Fine fine it. We added a fund. Many many toward doing doing lip sync back. Eighty five eighty six nice in that kind has a special thing but yeah i think he's back in and and i don't know if if i've heard grownup in concert i probably have i think it now it would mean a whole lot more than it did several years several years ago. Yeah i can see that. Too ghetto i. I really am curious like you know. They've announced that they're going to do as a recording. This it's the first part of december This'll probably come out Towards the end of the year or maybe in january. I'm trying to book some shows at advanced but they're talking about you know they're playing live and there's the speculation of what are they gonna play. You know and and i. I'm excited because you know when they did the river box said you know they. They played and they did meet me in the city and they closed with santa claus is coming down. So i'm really curious what they're gonna do the You don't have to assume they would do something christmasy at least one one of the songs. That didn't the one. I just saw that. Somebody had just put out that That he did a blue christmas. Yes man i was. Just you know i..
"mclaughlin" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"I first concert was in seventy six when he came to auburn. Yeah and at Up i had to actually meet him into ban to through little hoax. I pulled on campus at this point. We had a slight technical glitch but neither lost our connection. So we reconnected and we take our conversation from where we were All right so you're telling me that while you're in college. Bruce comes to auburn. Yeah and you had a chance to interact with him. The band please story yeah. We'll let what had happened Back back then. I was just a twenty one years old with a beer in longest curly hair and that was his era. Yes so and and a couple of my fraternity brothers said you know. I'd you know. I was just telling them about the music and playing playing the songs for them and they they said some resemblance and so we got some wild hair and One of my progressing brothers was abandoned. A battle the bands and he made an announcement. So we said okay. Let's let's try something. So he made announcement that springsteen was gonna come to to campus before the show. Walk around. just take a look at. The venue wasn't going to be him. It was going to be made all fun and Had a couple of my fraternity brothers as my quote escorts. So i had my. I had to floppy hat and and and everything and and beard earring you know and again. We're sick the same same size walk around. Campus went to the main building on campus. Main players from building signed a couple autographs Got interviewed on the campus radio station. No way it got out of hand. How and and so then Then when showtime came my date night we went to went to arena. And i had leather jeans the floppy hat again and and we went walking around because i was looking forward. The guy the student government who organized the show to see. If hey is there you know you can have that. I can meet bruce gaffe and those looking around people. Nobody sold his name was skip. Nobody saw skip though. I took my date night. We went around to win around back at arena. And there's a bunch of guys In behind their Saul baseball around. And i just hear. Hey bruce bruce look at this. And i just froze Anna i went walking over and it was the band and they were all just started laughing. And and then he comes sauntering up and i mean i. I won't forget this. He's wearing yellow bad news. Bears t shirt and green. Army fatigues right. And so you know. We're we're ida. I'm hi how you doing. He said why are you doing in his way. Then i asked him. Did you hear you know what i had done. He said yeah it's cool. It's cool and then then. I hear a even go look even the noses had the same that same and we both looked at him and so that was that was but he invited us backstage. After after the show at an enduring show he went into the crowd. And i was sitting by the sound guy and a sound guy was waving to him so he was he was going to come up to see but he never he didn't get up there and and So then after the show went and talked with them in adam sign. I had the time and newsweek magazines and he signed in. Clarence sign both of ohio pool and let things Clarence clarence asked. If i wanted you join him outside for a little little smoke so to speak. Yeah and i said oh no thank you said. While like bruce and then but the highlight or maybe thing that semi regret Asked me. I wanted to go with them to join them on the next leg. They were going to new orleans. And i said now i've got class and to this day i'm going i. I'm not an ace to the opportunity of a lifetime to go on tour bus with them but but yeah that was a great man little minute with him but did did anyone have a camera to take a picture There was somebody. They're taking a picture but this was a Near back in seventy six seattle so anybody who had One of my fraternity brothers took pictures. Nobody did of us meeting. It would cause it was just eight night there. Yeah and you don't back then right. There's no camera phones. There's off it. Just yeah it just an end in a way. That's kind of makes it more special than in your memory alone. Yeah and so it is so that was that was it was it was in Further strengthen my you know. Mike following or Girth can imagine did have have you ever met him again. No no never never have been you know been shows The closest i've got was when On the tunnel of love tour In atlanta i covered it for for my local paper. And so i was. I did photos and right up and so we were allowed at the foot of the stage for three songs. Take pictures then. Then we had to leave and and go to our seats so that was the clothes that i got. I got a couple couple. Good shots of him. him and But that was that was that was about it. Maybe one another time in in virginia of had my youngest son my oldest son now he was my only son then and the band was playing at the Scope arena in norfolk they. came in a van gogh into the back way and and my son and i were there just waved and you know it was hard to see because attended class windows. Yeah yeah those were the only yes the only to close closer russia's so to speak with with main well you know it's kinda hard to beat though your your initial meeting and have a chance to talk to him and I do think right that This older bud wants to go back in time. Tell young but look you can s three or four days of class. It's okay don't blow it yes. I'm sure your mom and dad for very proud of you to be a conscientious of students. Yeah that's the word. Yeah yeah that's great any other special moments during shows that you've attended or stories it sounds like you've gone with your son and my oldest son when in fact He went to the show in norfolk My of my middle son. And i went to show in.
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