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❖ Dr. Mike Keas – Topic: Science and Christianity
Are Christianity and science in compatible? You might think so if you listened to Bill Nye “The Science Guy,” Neil deGrasse Tyson, or the late Stephen Hawking or Carl Sagan. Dr. Michael Keas disagrees. He is a senior fellow at Discovery Institute, a lecturer at Biola, and the author of the new book, Unbelievable: 7 Myths About the History and Future of Science and Religion. Dr. Keas notes, “These famous popularizers of science have all spread stories to suggest that science and religion have been at war with each other for centuries—that religion is anti-science. There’s just one problem: these stories are pure myth.” Dr. Michael Keas [pronounced “keys”] joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss science and Christianity. www.unbelievablemyths.com
❖ Tara Ross – Topic: the Electoral College
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Many on the left today want to destroy the “electoral college.” Why? Some have even called it “racist.” Why? Kirsten Gillibrand, would-be Democrat presidential candidate, said, “Our democracy is built on the principle of one person, one vote. It can’t function until we restore that principle. It’s time to abolish the electoral college.” Critics counter: we’ve had the electoral college since the beginning of our constitutional republic. These anti-electoral college sentiments are beginning to become widely circulated. What’s the truth about it? Why did the founders create it in the first place? Author Tara Ross, a retired lawyer, has written a few books on the subject, including Enlightened Democracy and The Indispensable Electoral College. Tara Ross joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss the electoral college, addressing some of the recent popular moves (and myths) against it. www.taraross.com
❖ Hugh Whelchel – Topic: Work, vocation, calling
Many years ago, an arena filled with business people was asked this question: “If you went home tonight and found that a long lost relative had died and left you ten million dollars, would you be at work tomorrow?” “NO!” shouted the crowd. Meanwhile, a Gallup poll “found that 77 percent of Americans hate their jobs.” So writes Hugh Whelchel, who studied the issue of work, of vocation, of calling, for many years. He wrote a book called How Then Should We Work? Rediscovering the Biblical Doctrine of Work. Hugh is the executive director of the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics. Does our work matter before God? Certainly. Hugh Whelchel joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss work, vocations, callings. www.tifwe.org
❖ Dr. Gary Wolfram – Topic: Free college tuition
Many today—including millennials—are clamoring for “free tuition.” Many Democratic presidential hopefuls, such as self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders, are calling for free college tuition for all. But Dr. Gary Wolfram, an economics professor at Hillsdale College, says while this may sound good, in reality, it has some harmful long-term effects. In a recent piece for Fox Business, Wolfram penned, “Free college tuition is likely to result in a misallocation of resources, including the time of young people in the country, and have little if no positive effect on the employability and income of the poor.” Dr. Gary Wolfram joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss “free” college tuition and what’s wrong with it. www.hillsdale.edu
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