Dr. Brown Speaks with Rebecca Bender About Human Trafficking, and Updates from the Front Lines of the Culture Wars

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Rebecca Bender, a victim of human trafficking herself, speaks with Dr. Brown about the realities of the USA sex trade, they interact about the Christian’s role in today’s culture wars, and then Dr. Brown shares some important and eye-opening updates, also interacting with a recent article by a well-known atheist blogger. Listen live here 2-4 pm EST, and call into the show at (866) 348 7884 with your questions and comments.

 

Hour 1:

Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: In a society of increasing sexual anarchy it is up to us to shine all the more brightly!

 

Hour 2:

Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: When we depart from the foundations, from the God given, God ordained foundations, what we inevitably have is chaos, anarchy, and disorder.

 

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Other Resources:

A New Organization for Ex-Gays and How the World Sees the Church and Why

Interviews on “With Christ in the Voting Booth” and Human Trafficking in the Philippines

Children’s Sex-Ed Classes, the Rape of Innocence, and the Urgent Need for a Jesus Revolution

18 Comments
  1. I appreciate Dr. Brown giving Rebecca Bender a platform to speak about the horror of sex trafficking. It’s one of those chronic problems that needs constant light on it.

    It’s natural to be shocked by it when you travel overseas but I think it’s harder to see here in our own country.

  2. Wow, Dr. Brown had his persecution complex in full flag today.

    If I was a college president, I would allow, lets say, the KKK to hand out its anti-black or anti-Jew literature. As a consistent person, I would allow a similar group to hand out anti gay literature.

    But, this is a very American value of free speech. Most countries — including Canada apparently — have a different view. They don’t consider hate speech legitimate free speech. They view it more as incitement.

  3. Well, what about the girl who couldn’t read the Bible during her reading time? It’s a “book.” Could she have read “Alice in Wonderland?”

  4. When I hear the seemingly daily reports of children being used in the war to normalise gay so called marriage I wonder how much good all the shouting about it does. Everyone seems to be barking hoping that someone else peacefully resists.

    And with that Ill add that while it is said that turn the other check does not include ignoring that your wife and kids are being assaulted how are we to exclude that children are being introduced to themes that most adults would be appalled at? I sometimes get the feeling we have surrendered everything to God…including initiative. Just my thoughts. Cheers

  5. Magnus,

    I’m curious — what does “turn the other cheek” mean to you?

    As for me — if someone buys a gun, it seems like a premeditated decision to disobey a clear commandment of Jesus.

    The gun owner intends to shoot the other guy, not turn the other check.

  6. re Greg college president comments.

    I think there is limits where as a college president you have to reign it in. The two groups you mentioned I think would be the group that would have the restrictions firmly given. That is why you are not a president!

  7. jon,

    There are lots of reasons why I should not be a university president but my belief in free speech is not one of them!

    I understand that free speech rules on college campuses are far closer to regular society than high schools.

    At the university I most recently attended, they let a well-known, “Christian” anti-gay hate group on campus to hand out their literature and wave their signs.

    There was some worry that an angry confrontation would break-out but it never happened. It was interesting, actually.

    Pro-equality activists stood at some distance away and urged passing people to just ignore the group. It worked!

    The group shouted that gays are going to hell, for a while, but got tired of being ignored, The whole event fizzled out.

  8. I hope Dr. Brown talks about the massacres in South Sudan today but I hope it doesn’t frame it as strictly persecution of Christians.

    It’s probably too early to know, for sure, but initial reporting seems to show that Christians are also killing Muslims.

    While I certainly believe that Christians usually get the worst of it in Muslim-majority countries, I know the story is often complex and the Christians are not always pure innocents.

    Unfortunately, within Western Christian circles, these stories are often told without balance, leaving the impression it’s all one-sided against Christians.

    The book “The Myth of Persecution” documents how this mentality has a long history in Christianity.

  9. “Well, what about the girl who couldn’t read the Bible during her reading time? It’s a “book.” Could she have read “Alice in Wonderland?””

    > To a rational person there is no difference between the Bible and Alice in Wonderland. They both have talking animals in them.

  10. Van,

    Informed people understand the profound difference between Alice in Wonderland and the Bible, or the Koran or the teaching of Buddah or other religious documents.

    It reminds me of Christian-basher who claim they can discern no difference between Jesus and the Tooth Fairy.

    Seriously? That’s something I wouldn’t brag about!

    It puts their analytical level at about age three.

  11. “troll
    One who posts a deliberately provocative message…with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument.”- http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=troll

    Below is one of many examples of Van’s deception technique. He has been asked repeatedly to either admit that he has posted false testimony or to produce verification of his assertion. After being called on the carpet, he conveniently ignores all rebuttals and continues to regurgitate deception mixed with a huge amount of rhetoric, vitriol and insult. He is not to be taken seriously as scholar or a commentator. He is a troll, and nothing more.

    Van wrote:
    “’There is nothing more negative than the result of the critical study of the life of Jesus. The Jesus of Nazareth who came forward publicly as the Messiah, who preached the Kingdom of God, who founded the Kingdom of Heaven upon earth, and died to give his work its final consecration, never had any existence.’ – Albert Scweitzer (1875-1965)

    You just accused Albert Schweitzer of being classless, unqualified, and simple minded. Par for the course for people who have no respect for intelligence and education.

    Many scholars have tried to find evidence from outside the Bible that Jesus really existed. They came up with nothing, absolutely nothing as Dr. Schweitzer said.

    You people have bought into all the lies of religion and then you repeat these lies without any hint of a conscience. Calling me a liar when all I do is speak the truth just shows how backward your evil religion really is.”

    Sheila responded:
    “Well, it’s a classic move by you to rip a quotation out of context. Who is it you’re listening to? It makes no sense for you to drop what you think is a bombshell when all you’ve done now is make yourself look more foolish because you never considered that Google just might have Schweitzer’s book on line.

    Anyone who cares to can read further down the chapter and see that Schweitzer was referring to the historic Jesus as He was portrayed by the modern theological historians of his own time. His thought was that “That” Jesus never existed… His point was that we end up molding Him according to our modern way of thinking categorically. We essentially risk minimizing the astonishing profundity of His teachings.

    This link begins with the quote you gave us and then explains exactly what Schweitzer was getting at. The man made the cross he wanted on his own grave, for Pete’s sake.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=uzRXxvPsylkC&pg=PA478#v=onepage&q&f=false

    To date, Van still ignores the proof of his irrelevancy. He continues to persecute in the only way he as power to do. That power, in this instance, being the grace of Dr. Brown. Be sure to thank YHWH that Van is not in any governmental position where his bigotry and prejudice can do more harm.

    2 Timothy 3
    12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
    13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
    14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
    15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
    16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
    17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

  12. Greg,

    Van has proven over and over that he is unable to discern the difference between symbolic and literal language. He does not recognize figures of speech and idioms…at least when it is in his interest to play dumb. He does not do his homework when he cuts and pastes from trashy anti-god websites. I am thinking that you gave him a compliment about his analytical skills.

    Shalom

  13. Van,

    —“> To a rational person there is no difference between the Bible and Alice in Wonderland. They both have talking animals in them.”

    Then where’s the threat? Who in her class is going to be hurt by her reading the Bible? Who has the right to deny her her first amendment rights?

    There’s a rational interpretation of separation between Church and State. That’s not rational.

  14. Van, why do you heap up woe unto yourself by calling good things evil and evil things good?

    Do you believe you have a bright future?

    I wonder if all things good appear to be bad to a man who has no faith in eternal glory with the household of God, because of Jesus.

    As far as today’s program, I’m wondering how much is sex trafficking connected to abortions in the U.S. today as well as in the past.

  15. Bo,

    You think I overestimate Van!

    Van seems like a classic supremacist to me.

    Most supremacists strike me as — to be frank — pretty dumb.

    The supremacist world view attracts people who need a world where they are categorically superior to others because they can’t be successful in a meritocracy.

    But, supremacism also _makes_ people stupid.

    It’s because, to be a supremacists, you have filter-out so much undeniable reality.

    Take atheist-supremacism for example. How much of the world must an atheist edit-out to believe that he is intellectually superior to, let’s say, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn or Isaac Newton (or the thousands of other Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, etc who were absolutely brilliant.)

  16. Regarding Dr. Brown’s and David Brickner’s discussions about Jews (and others) who think the Holocaust was Christian.

    I agree with their main point — clearly, the Holocaust is antithetical to the peace and love teachings of Jesus Christ!

    But, I think we Christians need to “own” the Holocaust as well.

    Especially we Protestants. This horror happened at the center of our church tradition and was perpetrated by maybe people who identify with our same Jesus. Worse, some thought they were doing Christianity a favor by ridding the world of the Jews.

    Like it or not, those Germans are part of Christianity (the same with the Crusaders, the slave owners, etc.)

    It reminds me of how so many Muslims dismissed 9/11 as “The hijackers were, by definition, not real Muslims. This has nothing to do with Islam.”

    I think this is too glib. The 9/11 hijackers may have been very _bad_ Muslims but they clearly are generally part of Islam.

    I would say the same thing about the Nazi-era Germans.

    If we Christians and Muslims don’t “own” the worst aspects of our respective religions, we lose moral credibility.

  17. Is indifference a form of hatred? Maybe so. I wonder how many Christians did not speak up, stand up, stand against, and resist Hitler’s actions against the Jews because they too might have ended up in one of his death camps.

    I wonder how many if any followers of Christ told the Roman soldiers that if they intended to crucify Jesus, that they might as well get a cross for them also. None, I suppose.

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