#113: Our Distraction Addiction, Plus UK Television Program Closes in on the Mystery of the Ages Goal
It’s difficult to think deeply in our busy world. Distractions abound, the pace is fast and almost no time is given to slowing down and meditating. On today’s show, Stephen Flurry covers the importance of developing the skill of deep thinking. He also covers some important headlines from the weekend, and gives an exciting update on how many copies of Mystery of the Ages have been distributed in the United Kingdom this year.
Hans-Werner Sinn is a professor of economics at the University of Munich with a résumé full of economic accomplishments. He recently wrote an opinion piece for Project Syndicate titled “Can the Islamic State Unify Europe?” He notes the changing mood in Europe due to the rise of radical Islamist terror threats. On today’s show, Stephen Flurry takes a look at this article in the context of Bible prophecy to help you understand Europe’s future.
Also on today’s show, why it’s important to count your blessings.
For nearly a century, the United States of America has been the world’s single-greatest guarantor of global stability. After the Second World War, America stimulated the fastest period of growth in Europe’s history. It provided massive aid that propelled the ravaged continent toward prosperity. Along the way, the United States rebuilt and stabilized much of war-torn Asia. It held communism in check in Eastern Europe and in Asia. It eventually brought down the Soviet Empire! And since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, the United States has been the lone world superpower.
But now, America’s ability to influence other nations is in tatters. Its credibility has been shattered. America’s will to fight for liberty is broken. The era of the United States is over. America isn’t what it used to be.
Do you fully grasp the magnitude of this monumental shift in world affairs? Tune in to today’s radio show from Stephen Flurry for more on this subject.
Germany’s terrorist scare Tuesday night, which led to the cancellation of a football match in Hanover, is forcing German leaders to rethink security in their country. Finance minister Wolfgang Shäuble has proposed for the military to be used in the event of an attack, which—if carried out—would mark the first time since World War ii that troops would be on the streets of German cities. All of Europe is on edge after the recent attacks and is beginning to confront the cause and call it what it is: Radical Islam. Meanwhile, in the United States, administration officials are adamant that the religious aspect of these attacks is non-existent. On today’s show, Stephen Flurry explains how these attacks, and Europe’s response, will eventually lead to a religious clash.
Many European nations are discovering that the EU, eurozone and Schengen zone are too big to manage. During times of peace, these projects seem nice, but today, Europe is suffering from a number of different crises; and the idea of open borders, shared economies and differing ideals is proving to be a huge hindrance to fighting these problems. Some nations are considering forming smaller unions of free trade and travel. Bible prophecy says the nations of Europe will ultimately be pared down to a group of 10. On today’s show, Stephen Flurry explains how events in Europe are rapidly leading to the fulfillment of some of the Bible’s most dramatic prophecies.
#108: What Motivates Radical Islam, the Islamic State Distraction, and the Greatest Lesson We Can Learn
At last Saturday night’s Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton, speaking in the context of the Paris attacks, said that “it’s very hard to understand” what motivates jihadists. Many Western leaders hold the same view. They choose to ignore the cause—even though the terrorists themselves tell us all the time. Why is the West willfully blind to the Islamic component of these appalling acts of terrorism? Find out on today’s Trumpet Daily Radio Show.
Also on today’s show, Stephen Flurry discusses the importance of paying attention when it comes to learning.
The reaction of French politicians after last week’s attack compared to the earlier Charlie Hebdo incident is startling. “November is not January,” the New York Times noted yesterday. Beyond France, Europeans are upset and worried by the prospect of terrorists streaming into the Continent thanks to the European Union’s lax border controls. The mood in Europe is changing, reality is setting in, and this time around, things are different. Tune in to the latest Trumpet Daily Radio Show for more analysis on Europe’s response to these mounting crises.
Friday night’s terrorist attack in Paris was the worst violence the city has experienced since World War II. French President Francois Hollande called the attacks an “act of war” and has already begun to increase airstrikes on the Islamic State. The question everyone is asking now is: How will Europe respond? Europe’s liberal leaning leaders have been adamant about keeping borders open and taking care of refugees. However, numerous far-right parties are gaining popularity, as well as support from the average European, as many begin to see the threats now facing the Continent as a result of the migrant crisis. On today’s show, Stephen Flurry discusses how these crises will lead to a strong, united Europe that will soon combat radical Islam.
A new discovery in the Golan Heights bears a resemblance to Britain’s Stonehenge. Could there be a connection between the ancient peoples of the Middle East and the modern nation of Britain?
Also on today’s program, Stephen Flurry discusses America’s lying culture and the recent knife attacks in Israel—carried out by Palestinian children.
Edstone has been the home of the Philadelphia Church of God regional office in the United Kingdom for one year now. Stephen Flurry discusses the progress made thus far, and reminds listeners about the vision of Edstone.
Also on today’s show, how America’s liberally raised young people are turning against the very system that brought them up, and why Germany needs to begin boosting its foreign policy in order to protect itself.