On March 30, 1981, less than three months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan was shot. Throughout the incident, Reagan displayed qualities of a strong and collected leader. After his near-death experience, his sense of responsibility and mission was heightened—he believed that God had saved his life. In the midst of this episode he thanked God for many blessings. While in the hospital, he wrote in his diary, “I opened my eyes once to find Nancy there. I pray I’ll never face a day when she isn’t there. Of all the ways God has blessed me, giving her to me is the greatest and beyond anything I can ever hope to deserve.” On today’s show, listen to Stephen Flurry recount the details of this incredible story.
Since the beginning of his presidency, Barack Obama promised his administration would be the most transparent in history. After nearly eight years of being caught up in serious problems, even the media has complained about how opaque the administration has been. Despite this, leading officials still tout the administration as an example of clarity and truthfulness. On today’s show, Stephen Flurry looks at the parallels between this administration and the ancient ruler Antiochus.
Lying has gone mainstream, especially among politicians who will even lie about their lies. Why is this spirit of deception so strong? Where will it lead our nations if it isn’t fixed? On today’s show, we explain who is behind the spirit of lying and why this force has become more powerful over the last generation.
In 2014, the Trumpet staff put together a series of articles depicting what the world would look like without America. Over two years later, we have some vivid examples that show how disastrous America’s lack of leadership has been for the world. One area that strikingly proves this point is in Syria, where the United States said it would intervene but never did. On today’s show, Stephen Flurry takes a look at Syria and explains how it reveals what life is like in a post-American world.
This week the New York Times ran an article titled “A Powerful Russian Weapon: The Spread of False Stories.” The author runs through Russia’s tactic of formulating stories and disseminating lies in order to hide the truth and push its agenda. The New York Times was alarmed by what Russia was doing. However, a few months ago, it published a story about how the Obama administration manufactured a false narrative to force the Iran nuclear deal down America’s throat. In the Obama administration’s case, that tactic is viewed as acceptable and even innovative! Propaganda is becoming the norm in Western journalism. Where is this dangerous trend leading? Listen to today’s Trumpet Daily Radio Show to find out.
Fatherlessness is one of the greatest crises facing the United States today. It is responsible for a host of problems from criminal behavior to poverty. Fatherlessness is weakening the nation. On today’s show, we examine the reverse of this trend—how strong fathers, who play the central role in their families, are the key to developing a strong nation.
In 2009, hundreds of thousands of Iranians protested against their nation’s government over a rigged presidential election. It was a golden opportunity for the newly elected President Barack Obama to denounce the anti-American leadership in Iran and promote a regime change. However, President Obama didn’t just ignore the crisis in Iran, he trusted the government of Iran to handle it and told members of his administration to stop backing leaders of the protests. Why didn’t the president intervene in Iran, like he did years later in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya? Find out on today’s Trumpet Daily Radio Show.
This week, the United States State Department issued a travel advisory for Americans traveling to Iran, warning that Americans could potentially become hostages. Why would a radical Islamist regime like Iran take American hostages? The U.S., after all, doesn’t pay ransom for hostages. Or does it? This and much more on today’s show.
America’s enemies are looking beyond their differences and uniting in an effort to humiliate and diminish the United States. Russia, China and Iran, countries that have not gotten along historically, are beginning to work closer together. Bret Stephens wrote about these budding alliances in an article titled “The New Dictators’ Club.” On today’s show, Stephen Flurry discusses how this is leading to a time period in Bible prophecy known as the “times of the gentiles.”
Also on today’s show, the critical role fathers play in the home and how it can strengthen a nation.
After Sept. 11, 2001, Western leaders told people to go about their daily lives or else “the terrorists would win.” Fifteen years later, the advice is that we must now learn to live with terrorism. Nations like France and Germany are responding to the threat of potentially large attacks by canceling large events and encouraging citizens to stockpile food. George Friedman recently wrote, “[T]he whole point of terrorism is to take the population to the point where fear is the only rational response.” The terrorists have continued to push, and now they are clearly winning. Listen to Stephen Flurry discuss more on this topic on today’s show.