Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Today on Point of View we hear first from Tom Gilson senior editor and ministry coordinator for daily online news and insight website, The Stream. He discusses his book, Critical Conversations: A Christian Parent’s Guide to Discussing Homosexuality with Teens.
Kerby will do a brief round up of the Arizona Primary Results and the Utah Caucus.
At the top of the second hour we hear from Erick Erickson. He is the co-founder and former editor of RedState, the largest online community of conservative activists and the most widely read right-of-center blog on Capitol Hill, as well as the founder and editor of a new political blog, The Resurgent. He tells us more about his book, You will be made to Care: The War on Faith, Family, and Your Freedom to Believe.
In the final half hour of the show Kerby welcomes actor, David A. R. White in-studio. He tells us more about his role in the movie, God’s not Dead 2.
Senior Editor & Ministry Coordinator - The Stream
Tom Gilson is the Senior Editor and Ministry Coordinator for the top conservative daily online news and insight website The Stream, and for years he’s interacted with those of differing viewpoints on his blog, Thinking Christian. A 36-year veteran of ministry leadership with Cru, BreakPoint and Ratio Christi, Gilson holds a Master’s degree in organizational psychology. He’s the author of Critical Conversations: A Christian Parents’ Guide to Discussing Homosexuality with Teens, as well as more than 150 articles found in publications such as Discipleship Journal, Touchstone Magazine and Salvo. He also served as the lead editor for True Reason: Confronting the Irrationality of the New Atheism. Gilson speaks regularly on topics relating to faith to national
conference audiences. He lives with wife, Sara, in Lebanon, Ohio. They have two college-aged children.
Critical Conversations: A Christian Parents' Guide to Discussing Homosexuality with Teens
Christian parents need to be prepared to answer the myriad challenges teens might hear in today’s increasingly pro homosexual culture. “Why shouldn’t gays get married?” “Who says gay sex is wrong?” “Does the Bible actually say there’s anything wrong with homosexuality?” “Don’t you care that kids are being bullied just for being themselves?”
To start the discussion, Gilson provides a brief history of the issues beginning with the sexual revolution of the 1960s. He explains how and why cultural attitudes have reversed on this subject in such a short timespan, leaving Christians scrambling for answers.
This is perhaps the most complicated and contentious issue Christians face in today’s culture. Most churches are poorly equipped to handle it; parents are even less prepared. The good news is that parents need not have pat answers ready before they dive into conversations with their teens and preteens on this difficult topic. Learning together―parents struggling through these issues alongside their kids and leading them to biblical answers― has relational benefits.
Co-founder - RedState
Erick Erickson has been called “arguably the most powerful conservative in America today” (The Atlantic). He is the cofounder and former editor of RedState, the largest online community of conservative activists and the most widely read right-of-center blog on Capitol Hill, as well as the founder and editor of a new political blog, The Resurgent. He is also the author of Red State Uprising: How to Take Back America (Regnery 2010). He hosts Atlanta’s Evening News with Erick Erickson on AM 750 WSB and is a frequent guest host of The Rush Limbaugh Show. Mr. Erickson graduated with honors from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, earned a juris doctor from Mercer’s Walter F. George School of Law, and is currently working on a master’s degree in biblical studies at the Reformed Theological Seminary. He also practiced law for several years, worked on numerous political campaigns, and was elected to the Macon City Council. Mr. Erickson lives in Macon with his wife and two children.
You Will Be Made to Care: The War on Faith, Family, and Your Freedom to Believe
Religious liberty is under attack in America. Your freedom to believe may not last much longer.
To all those who say they don’t care about the culture war, Erick Erickson has only one response: "The Left will not let you stay on the sidelines. You will be made to care."
Now the former Editor-in-Chief of RedState.com joins with Christian author Bill Blankschaen to expose the war in America on Christians and all people of faith who refuse to bow to the worst kind of religion—secularism—one intent on systematically imposing its agenda and frightening doubters into silence.
The book features first-hand accounts from Christians who've been punished for their beliefs and the perspectives of concerned thought leaders to make the case that Americans of faith can't afford to ignore what's happening—not anymore.
You Will Be Made to Care offers hope for preserving freedom of conscience with practical steps that believers, families, pastors, church leaders, and citizens can take to resist tyranny and experience a resurgence of faith in America.
David A.R. White
Actor | Producer
David A.R. White is the most visible actor and producer in the Christian entertainment industry. David was raised in a small Mennonite farming town outside of Dodge City, Kansas, and at the age of 19 moved to Los Angles to begin what would quickly become a successful career as an actor, writer, director and producer. After co-starring for 3 years in the hit TV show, Evening Shade with Burt Reynolds and many other roles in television and film, David became a founding partner in the film distribution/production entity PURE FLIX (www.pureflix.com). Today, Pure Flix maintains its position as the number one faith-based studio, producing and distributing more faith-centered films than any other studio. Likewise, David has become one of the most prolific actors/filmmakers in the faith-based arena. To date, David has starred in close to 20 feature-length films, which have entertained unprecedented success worldwide. Some of his film credits include: Revelation Road 1 & 2, The Black Rider, SIX...the Mark Unleashed, The Moment After 1 and 2, In the Blink of an Eye, Hidden Secrets, Holyman Undercover, Jerusalem Countdown, and Dancer and the Dame. David produced and starred in the UP original film, Brother White which co-starred David’s real life wife, Andrea Logan White, and earned him a Cable FAX Program Award nomination for Best Actor.
David’s passion has always been to further the Christian faith-based genre with excellence in every way. His love for the Lord has governed the projects he attaches himself to. David and his wife, Andrea, live in Los Angeles with their three children.