The term, ‘social justice’, has taken on a new meaning, often used by liberal media, left leaning politicians, and educational elites. However, some in the church, and even well-meaning Pastors have embraced the perception that ‘social justice’ is a duty, not only of Americans, but believers, as well. But is it? On this program, Host Sam Rohrer talks with an African American man who was born on a cotton plantation in Tennessee to sharecropping parents. He’s familiar with the black ethos and throughout his growing up years, came to intimately understand the struggles and failures of the black culture both religiously and politically. He ultimately became involved with many African American Civic Organizations, only to find that those who claimed to want to help the black community, were often the same ones destroying it. Find out how and why when you listen to this program. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-host: Dave Kistler Co-host: Pastor Joe Green Guest: Vince Ellison
Democrats and Black America: The Iron Triangle
December 1, 2019
December 1, 2019 • Sam Rohrer, Dave Kistler, Joe Green, and Vince Ellison
The Opioid, Mental Health, and HIV Crisis: Is there a Cure?
January 19, 2020 • Dr. Keith Wiebe, Dr. Gary Dull, Shannon Royce
Modern technology and advancements in science, particularly in the medical field, have resulted in great improvements for patients suffering from chronic pain. And while this kind of patient care is a real blessing, it can, in some instances, become a curse. On this Stand in the Gap Weekend Program, we’re going to be talking about the Opioid epidemic and other issues like the Mental Health Crisis and concerns with the HIV virus. These aren’t issues typically discussed within our churches, but the reality is that among those attending houses of worship, there’s likely to be found someone who is personally struggling with addictions or knows someone who is. While there are physical, emotional, and psychological reasons why someone may be dealing with addictions or mental health issues, the spiritual aspect plays an important role in the healing process. In fact, the promises of God found in the Bible, and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ can make all the difference in your life, or the life of a loved one. Shannon Royce, director of the Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, joins the program as guest to discuss these serious medical concerns and suggest how we, the church, can be involved in bringing hope and healing to those who're struggling.
Viewing the Homeless Through God's Eyes
January 12, 2020 • January 12, 2020 • Isaac Crockett, Sam Rohrer, Rob Turchi,
In many large cities across the United States, homelessness has become a full-blown crisis. One website reported, “California’s most vexing issue is also its most shameful: the large and rising number of residents who lack a safe place to call home. In a state with vast amounts of wealth, more than 150,000 of its residents sleep in shelters, cars, or on the street.” While you and I might have a hard time understanding the complexity of the issue, our guest on this program will explain and hopefully enlighten us as to what millions of desperate people are experiencing and why. What does the Bible say about homeless people? What are the catalysts sending people to live on the streets and what can be done about it? These are just a few of the questions Rob Turchi, Executive Director of the Hope Rescue Mission in Reading, Pennsylvania will be answering.
When Leaders Pray
December 29, 2019 • December 29, 2019 • Sam Rohrer, David Barton
On December 18, 2019, President Donald Trump was impeached by the House Democrats. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, during a press conference, mentioned that she prays for the President. As the leader of the Democrat party in the House known for its liberal platform on abortion, gay rights, and socialist ideology, one wonders whether God really hears her prayers. You see, you can’t practice true prayer when your lifestyle and everything you stand for is in direct opposition to the One whom you’re praying to. No, prayer doesn’t work that way. It’s a powerful spiritual weapon, to be sure; but in order to wield it you must be properly motivated, prepared, and equipped. For those in leadership, by example and by precept you have the opportunity to call those under you to humbly but boldly come to God in prayer. Today's guest, historian, author and speaker David Barton is going to talk about what happens when leaders pray.