On today’s show, host Stephen Flurry explains how modern education has created a rebellious and ungrateful generation; he looks at America’s softening relations with Cuba and why this should be alarming to Americans; and he digs into Germany’s post-World War II history and reveals how the nation failed to denazify itself.
University of Missouri System president Tim Wolfe was run out of office this week by a group of upset students, activists and members of the college’s football team. The campus has been plagued with protests for weeks, sparked by what some viewed as racial insensitivity on the part of Wolfe. Activists used intimidation tactics, wrote a list of demands, and trumped up non-issues to motivate people to join their demonstration. The movement has been viewed by many as a showcase of what colleges should be like across the United States. One activist told the Associated Press that the uprising “planted the seeds that students can challenge things.” How dangerous are these sorts of movements to the stability of America? And why are young people today acting with such resentment toward authority? Find out on today’s episode of the Trumpet Daily Radio Show.
Demonstrations turned violent in Berlin this weekend, as anti-immigration protestors took to the streets to protest Angela Merkel’s open-door refugee policy. Karl Theodor zu Guttenberg said the migrant crisis is “the most serious challenge to Europe since the fall of communism more than 20 years ago.” As Europe continues to struggle through crisis after crisis, more people are beginning to look for a leader who will be strong and decisive, and most importantly, have the interests of Europe at heart.
Also on today’s program, host Stephen Flurry examines a recent study that claims the American dream is dead. Unlike in years past, when America was able to bounce back from low points, the latest trends show an America that is weakening beyond the point of no return. How can you personally avoid falling into the pitfalls of America’s declining society? Find out what the Bible has to say about this, and more, on today’s Trumpet Daily Radio Show.
Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg participated in a panel discussion this week in California. He commented about Europe’s failing political system and the need for long-term solutions to Europe’s crises. On today’s show, Stephen Flurry digs into some of KT’s statements and gives further analysis on the future of Germany’s leadership.
Also on today’s show: Britain’s military drawdown has been so severe that it now lacks the resources to engage in one major conflict—even if it wanted to. And how will the crisis rocking the Vatican impact the Catholic Church and the European Union?
The give way of life is summed up in the Eighth Commandment. This sacred law reinforces the obligation and duty we have to protect God’s property and possessions—as well as those of our neighbor. The implied positive aspect of this command sums up God’s way of life—the way of give. Obedience to the Eighth Commandment guarantees a life of fruitful productivity—a life that is useful in God’s service. On today’s show, Stephen Flurry reveals the depth of these four powerful words: “thou shalt not steal.”
On Monday, Vatican police arrested a senior Spanish priest and an Italian communications adviser for leaking confidential documents to the press. The arrests come as two books are about to hit the market about thievery, greed and other acts of corruption going on inside the Vatican. On today’s program, Stephen Flurry looks at the intensifying internal struggle within the Vatican.
Also on Monday, United States President Barack Obama signed into law legislation that extends the debt ceiling. That same day, the U.S. national debt jumped $339 billion. Listen to Stephen Flurry discuss these topics and more on today’s show.
America’s new budget is anything but responsible and balanced. The new budget—agreed upon by Democrats and Republicans alike—will push the national debt to $20 trillion by the end of President Barack Obama’s second term. America is addicted to deficit spending. Never has there been a more prosperous nation than the United States of America. Yet look at how fast this once great nation has squandered its fabulous wealth. On today’s show, Stephen Flurry shows what the Bible says about managing finances.
“The end of the Merkel era is within sight,” wrote Gideon Rachman for the Financial Times last week. Since becoming the Chancellor of Germany in 2005, Ms. Merkel has ruled an economically strong and prosperous Germany. She was one of the most popular politicians in the world—propping Germany up as an example nation of how to maneuver through crises and still be a leading power in Europe. However, Ms. Merkel’s handling of the migrant crisis has upset many Germans and is raising the question: Could this be the end of Ms. Merkel’s time as Chancellor? As Germany’s golden era under Ms. Merkel’s leadership nears its end, Stephen Flurry asks on today’s show: What’s next for Germany?
On Oct. 9, 1933, Herbert W. Armstrong had his first experience broadcasting over the radio. It was on a small 100-watt station in Eugene, Oregon. From this small beginning, a great, powerful work of preaching the gospel message around the world began. As Mr. Armstrong’s use of the radio grew, so did the Church and the work as a whole. By the late 1950s, the World Tomorrow program was being broadcast worldwide on 5 million watts of radio power each week. On his special 100th episode of the Trumpet Daily Radio Show, Stephen Flurry explores the rich history of the gospel message being broadcast to the world over radio.
Vladimir Putin leads his nation in a way the West is unaccustomed to. He is decisive, bold and uncompromising. Many people in Europe and North America don't take Russia’s president seriously—others look at him as a sort of movie criminal—but this man should be properly feared. He is dangerous and his actions within Russia and in surrounding regions prove he is no joke. Yet, too many people in the West don’t seem alarmed by this man. On today’s show, Trumpet columnist Brad Macdonald digs behind Russia’s state-governed media to reveal some frightening history about Vladimir Putin.