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I Want To Follow Jesus But...Can You Hold The Religion?

Nov 7, 2019

Donald Trump's election was the culmination of a venom-filled campaign that was nastier than almost any in recent memory. The mean-spirited comments tossed to voters eager to "lock her up" fell just shy of the malicious rhetoric coming from Thomas Jefferson's presidential campaign in 1796. Jefferson's hatchet-man called John Adams a "hideous hermaphroditical character, which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman."

And this was in a society steeped in religion. Like it or not, America today is an increasingly secular society. How will secularists navigate this post-election political conflict without guidance from a higher power?

Tom Krattenmaker says Jesus is the answer to our biggest conundrums. Forget about the religion. Jesus can teach secularists how to live a meaningful life without the context of Christianity. Not everyone agrees. 


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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on December 21, 2016.