The Common Good
- 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AM
(00:00-09:13) SAT tests will feature adversity scores, in addition to the traditional scoring. Brian and Ian discuss whether or not this cancels out the standard of testing. Who determines the score that factors adversity? What are the conditions that are applied to adversity scoring?
(09:13-20:32) Mandy Smith, pastor of University Christian Church, is someone who has an understanding of the grief people are feeling with losing Rachel Held Evans. She joins Brian and Ian on air to offer up words of wisdom on how to approach those who are grieving at Rachel's passing. Mandy also comments on Rachel's impact in the faith community, dealing with trolls/attackers and speaking peacefully as a servant of God.
(20:32-32:15) Pamela and Anne Kennedy are a mother/daughter duo who have written a wonderful series of kids books. The first 3 in the series come out next Tuesday and are geared to help instill confidence, honesty etc. in youth. With Brian and Ian they cover what parents want to teach their kids values wise and also raising kids in the faith and Jesus's teachings.
(32:15-41:56) Scripture calls for people to care for the least of these. And that is what Central Church of the Nazarene is actively doing. By building homes for the homeless on their church campus, they are answering that call. Ian and Brian take a look at this church's work in being the hands and feet of Jesus and love on their neighbors.
(41:56-52:34) Brian and Ian discuss teaching our kids to show kindness. Kindness and respect are both taught at home, and it is important to raise kids to have good character, rather than focusing on achievements and such.
(52:34-1:06:50) Comedian Michael Jr. is a man who loves the Lord as much as telling jokes. He joins Brian and Ian on air to discuss his upcoming show in the Chicago area at Willow Creek Community Church. They also dig into what it means to be a Christian comedian and spreading the Gospel while making people laugh.
(1:06:50-1:17:09) Gen Z is being called "the post-truth" generation. Author Sean McDowell comes on the show to discuss his upcoming book 'So The Next Generation Will Know'. With Brian and Ian, they examine what are factors that are causing Gen Z to leave the Church, and more importantly, how they can be reached and shown the power of Christ.
(1:17:09-1:23:42) German man driving a stolen Ferrari and gets stuck in traffic while eating Burger King. Woman mistaken this man with their Uber driver and a brewery ends up getting their stolen vehicle back just in time to spoil Game of Thrones.
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