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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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Today’s Millennial Roundtable Show is hosted by Dr. Nick Pitts. He is joined by Dr. Brent Taylor, pastor of First Baptist Church Carrollton and Church at the Fields and Jon Pendergrass, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Dallas Baptist University where he is pursuing his MBA.

Together they will discuss politics, faith, and theology. Share your point of view when you give us a call in-studio at 800-351-1212.

Nick Pitts
Dr. Nick Pitts
Executive Director of the Institute for Global Engagement - DBU
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J. Nick Pitts serves as the Executive Director of the Institute for Global Engagement at Dallas Baptist University. Previous to this he held the position of Director for Cultural Engagement at Denison Forum on Truth and Culture. He came to the Denison Forum in 2014. He contributed to the Forum in the areas of geopolitics and popular culture, as wellRead More

Dr Brent Taylor
Pastor | Speaker
Dr. Brent Taylor is the Pastor of First Baptist Church Carrollton and Church at the Fields, international speaker, professor of American history, and corporate communicator. He is the author of “Founding Leadership: Lessons on Business and Personal Leadership From the Men Who Brought You the American Revolution” which will be available February 13, 2018 as well as a book on leadership and the presidency coming out in the fall of 2018.

Brent enjoys reading great stories from history, fishing, traveling, and helping people find their purpose in life. His other great passion is discovering the red light on at Krispy Kreme Donuts. Brent lives in the Dallas area with his wife and three children.
Jon Pendergrass
Director of Strategic Partnerships - Dallas Baptist University
Upon graduating from Texas Tech University, Jon Pendergrass began volunteering at his church teaching, and mentoring high school students. Through mentoring and teaching, He influenced the lives of hundreds of young people. God would later call him to start a missions organization called Breakdown Ministries that would provide dozens of churches in Dallas- Fort Worth and College Station TX with local mission training and resources to assist the church mobilize and serve their neighbors. He conducted over forty missions within nine cities that spanned four counties. In 2012 his organization received the “Keep Texas Beautiful Governors award” issued by Governor Rick Perry for their initiatives within the local community. He has been called the “Navy Seal” of local missions and has a heart for seeing people trained up to “go.”

He served as the Vice President of The Initiative Network, that has impacted thousands of young leaders from over 540 different churches across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

Jon serves as the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Dallas Baptist University where he is pursuing his MBA. He attends Watermark Church where he serves with the young adult ministry. His passion is to see this next generation engage, interact, and participate in the political process.
Roger Goodell sends letter to NFL teams
The NFL has developed a plan to "move past" its ongoing debate about player protests during the national anthem and could enact it next week, commissioner Roger Goodell wrote Tuesday in a letter to all 32 teams.

Goodell made it clear in the letter, obtained by ESPN's Adam Schefter, that he wants players to stand during the anthem. He did not provide specifics on how he intends to ensure it, but he wrote that it would "include such elements as an in-season platform to promote the work of our players on these core issues."

The issue will be discussed, and likely acted upon, during the NFL's regularly-scheduled fall meetings on Oct. 17-18.
Study shows Anti-Christian Bias Hasn’t Grown, it's gotten Richer
While conservative Christians have long complained about worsening societal hostility and persecution for their beliefs, there’s been little empirical evidence to gauge such claims—until now.

Sociologist George Yancey analyzed 30-plus years of data to track approval ratings for evangelical and fundamentalist Christians. His big takeaway: What has changed is not the number of Americans who dislike conservative Christians, but which Americans.

According to American National Election Studies (ANES) questionnaires, the people who rated evangelical and fundamentalist Christians most negatively over the decades have consistently—and unsurprisingly—been politically liberal, highly educated, and less religious. But in recent years, particularly 2012 and 2016, they’ve shifted to become richer.
Stress and social media taking their Toll
Marie Sullivan says that she knew something “wasn’t quite right” during a doctor visit, five years ago.

“I thought I might be anemic, but the results of my annual physical were fine,” the Paramus, N.J., resident recalls. “All my numbers were in the normal range. The blood work turned up nothing. I said to my doctor, ‘Are you sure? What’s wrong with me?’”

Her doctor told Sullivan, “You’re getting older.” But Sullivan, 60, wasn’t buying it. “I’m not that old,” she says. “I used to have tons of energy. I know you slow down as you age, but I’m physically exhausted all the time. And I know I’m not the only person who feels this way.”

Exhaustion. Weariness. Fatigue. Whichever phrase you prefer, recurring tiredness seems to be the new normal for a growing number of people, regardless of their age or background.
Tradition of Naming Top Student gets Dropped by High Schools
More institutions are naming multiple valedictorians—or none at all Ryan Walters has loaded up on advanced classes, studied until the wee hours and composed possible graduation speeches in his head as the high-school junior worked ...



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