1st Segment: No new podcasts will be released until Monday, November 30 because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Russian jet shot down over Syria. We are witnessing all-out chaos around the world. Syrian refugees. It's not about race; it's about ideas & our safety. America is very agitated & intense right now. We did not cause terrorism; an ideology has caused it. Russia has been bombing rebels we back. Where is American leadership? We can either fight back or capitulate/surrender to hardline Islamists. American weakness is provocative. Our biggest threat is global warming? Huh?
2nd Segment: 100th episode coming up in early January. World is in turmoil - and it always has been. Bible app I use with kids. Adam & Eve. God's decision to find a way to bring us back to Him. The continuous biblical narrative of God restoring the relationship with His people through His Son Jesus. John 14:6. Abraham & Isaac/Ishmael. More chaos has been caused by big government dictators than anything. ISIS fits this mold. The way of Sharia vs the Way of Jesus. Jesus did not come to condemn the world, but to save it. The American way is better - and we should be thankful for it. Jihad & the afterlife in Islam. US is blamed for so much evil, but what would world look like without the US? America may have some individual bad people, but it is a fundamentally good place. The American way is best.
3rd Segment: Our show's format & sponsors. America is good. America is not systematically racist. Black Lives Matter. ISIS is fundamentally evil. We are very fortunate to live as American citizens in today's world. British men & man periods. America is the most prosperous & powerful nation in the history of the world. The United States of America is not a coincidence. Some fundamental changes can make a radical difference in the final society we create. Be thankful for your good fortune as an American, but don't feel guilty about it. Be thankful. Ultimately, the United States must stare down the evil of ISIS & defeat it. My gratitude.