#194: Brussels Attacks: The New Normal
Europe has been rocked by yet another major terrorist attack just four months after the Paris bombings. Unless Europe makes radical changes, these bombings are here to stay. Europeans are waking up to the danger, and soon the Continent will be forced to make drastic changes. On today’s program, Richard Palmer talks about where this is leading, and shows how a new project underway in Germany and the Netherlands could be the future for all of Europe.
#193: The Historical Antiochus Epiphanes
The 11th chapter of Daniel contains one of the most dramatic and specific prophecies in the entire Bible. The prophecy is mainly concerned with two great powers—the king of the south and the king of the north in the original fulfillments and their latter-day types. In today’s program, Herbert W. Armstrong College history instructor Brent Nagtegaal discusses the life, character and personality of one of those historic kings—Antiochus Epiphanies.
#192: The Sin of Escapism
If ever there was a time for people to begin waking up to the world’s problems, it would be now. And yet more and more people just slumber on, choosing to ignore reality. Trying to escape those troubles actually makes them worse. Today, people in droves are turning to various distractions and addictions to avoid facing reality. This trend was prophesied in the Bible to occur in the last days. In 2 Timothy 3, it says people will be “lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.” How can we avoid falling into this trap? On today’s program, Stephen Flurry explains how to combat the sin of escapism.
#191: Point of No Return and America’s Story—the Final Chapter
After nearly two terms under the Obama administration, America has been radically transformed—and not for the better. Under President Barack Obama, the United States has suffered a long string of foreign policy failures. At home, America has descended into a lawless state and is more divided than ever. Many view the upcoming U.S. presidential election as the last chance to save America. But can a new president from either side of the isle save America at this point? Former President Ronald Reagan said, “America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.” Can one leader change America’s course? On today’s show, Stephen Flurry explains why America became a great nation and where its current downward plunge is heading.
#190: Managing Your Time in the Last Hour
We’re living in exciting times! 1 John 2:18 labels the period we’re in right now as the “last hour” (Revised Standard Version). Bible prophecies are being fulfilled at an accelerated rate, and the clock is running down on man’s rule on Earth. However, most of the world is distracted and consumed by entertainment or vain pursuits. These urgent times call for us to be more responsible with how we manage our time. On today’s program, Stephen Flurry gives practical advice on how to manage your time in this fast-paced age.
#189: Will the U.S. Survive Four More Years of the Same? Plus a Look at One of God’s Greatest Attributes
Many thought the election of Barack Obama as president of the United States would bring unity to the nation. After nearly two terms in office, the U.S. is experiencing some of its worst division in years. Where would America be if it stayed on this same path for another four years? Find out on today’s Trumpet Daily Radio Show.
Also on today’s show, why it’s easy to seek forgiveness, but difficult to extend it to others.
#188: German Voters Break Away From Two Main Parties; Russian Objectives Accomplished in Syria
State elections in Germany over the weekend proved that many Germans aren’t afraid to disagree with the nation’s two leading parties. This was the first time in post-1945 Germany that a party besides the Christian Democratic Union or the Social Democrats took the majority of votes in a state election. The results were unusual for German politics and show that voters are more concerned about policy and politicians than about loyalty to a party. Where will this trend lead Germany’s political scene?
Russia announced this week that it is finishing up its campaign in Syria. In October last year, United States President Barack Obama said Russia was involving itself in a “quagmire” by intervening in Syria. However, Russia accomplished its mission of bolstering the Assad regime and is walking away from the conflict unscathed. As one article for the Wall Street Journal was appropriately titled: “So Much for Putin’s Syria ‘Quagmire.’”
Listen to Stephen Flurry discuss these topics and more on today’s Trumpet Daily Radio Show.
#187: German Voters Have Spoken and the New Global Terrorist Normal
The results of state elections in Germany on Sunday are a strong signal that Chancellor Angela Merkel could be on her way out. Support for parties with anti-migrant policies was high and is a concrete indicator that many Germans are no longer in favor of Ms. Merkel. How will these, and upcoming, elections affect Germany’s leadership? Listen to Stephen Flurry discuss this and more on today’s show.
#186: The War Against Boys and the Myth of ADHD
The United States and Britain are experiencing a masculinity crisis. From as early as 4 years old, girls begin to think they are superior to boys, and not long after, boys begin to accept the inferior role. In nearly every area of society, the role of the male is being undermined. What triggered this dangerous trend, and what effects will it have on society?
Recent studies have discovered that attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder is vastly over-diagnosed. Scientists say many children are just immature. In the United Kingdom, nearly 1 million children have prescriptions for drugs like Ritalin to combat the supposed “disorder.” In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the number is somewhere over 6.4 million. The drugs come with serious side effects, which is a big price to pay to combat a disorder that may not even be there. What can parents do to solve this problem?
Learn more about these topics and discover the answers on today’s Trumpet Daily Radio Show with Stephen Flurry.
#185: Only Germany Can ‘Save Europe’ and the Truth About the Palestinian ‘Peacemaker’
A Brexit could do more harm to the European Union than most people realize. “British withdrawal would be a thunderous shock to the EU project,” Ambrose Evans-Pritchard wrote this week. With a potential Brexit looming, and the eurocrisis still on going, Europe’s best hope for success lies in Germany.
In the Middle East, Jerusalem experienced another surge of violence over the past week. Just ahead of United States Vice President Joe Biden’s visit, a Palestinian terrorist went on a stabbing spree in Tel Aviv, wounding 13 and killing one, an American student. Israeli officials have responded strongly to the attacks, condemning Palestinian leaders and those who promote the violence. Yet the United States, Israel’s biggest ally, has continued to offer support to Palestinian leadership.
On today’s show, Stephen Flurry explains what Bible prophecy says about where these events in Europe and the Middle East are leading.