What Would Jesus Do? Christian Culture Wars in the Modern West – Professor Alec Ryrie…


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Date: January 12, 2021

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“Christian Culture Wars in the Modern West Europe and North America are now marginal in global Protestant Christianity, but they remain the vital test-bed of how this religion and post-industrial society can, or cannot, adapt to each other. This lecture will explain how, following the moral trauma of the Second World War, Christianity has produced both a bold, sometimes self-defeating liberalism, and also a newly assured but politically compromised conservatism; and explore the deep continuities connecting the two, and how they continue to shape the contemporary world.

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FBI issues warning amid calls for “storming” of courthouses if Trump is removed from office…

Date: January 12, 2021

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“The FBI is warning the country’s law enforcement agencies to be on alert after groups called for the “storming” of courthouses across the country if President Trump is removed from office before the end of his term. CBS News reporter Nicole Sganga joins CBSN’s “Red & Blue” anchor Elaine Quijano to discuss the threat — plus the sudden resignation of Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf.”

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Lincoln Project’s Rick Wilson: Trump’s Life About to Become “A Burning Hell” – Amanpour and Company…

Date: January 12, 2021

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“As rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s efforts to send in state police and the National Guard were blocked by the federal government for a full 90 minutes. Now, Hogan – a Republican – is calling for President Trump to resign or be removed from office. Joining these calls is the Lincoln Project, the anti-Trump Republican group formed in 2019. Its co-founder Rick Wilson calls the violence “sedition and insurrection,” and speaks with Hari Sreenivasan about what’s at stake.

Originally aired on January 8, 2021.”

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#218 – WELCOME TO THE CULT FACTORY A Conversation with Tristan Harris…


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Date: January 12, 2021

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“In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Tristan Harris about the ways in which social media is fracturing society.
They discuss:
the rise in teen depression and suicide
political polarization
conspiracy theories
information warfare
the decoupling of power and responsibility
the distinctions between platforms and publishers
the cancellation of Alex Jones
social media inspired ethnic cleansing
concerns about the upcoming presidential election
culture as an operating system
and other topics
Called the “closest thing Silicon Valley has to a conscience,” by The Atlantic magazine, Tristan Harris spent three years as a Google Design Ethicist developing a framework for how technology should “ethically” steer the thoughts and actions of billions of people from screens. He is now co-founder & president of the Center for Humane Technology, whose mission is to reverse ‘human downgrading’ and re-align technology with humanity. Additionally, he is co-host of the Center for Humane Technology’s Your Undivided Attention podcast with co-founder Aza Raskin. He also recently appeared as a central figure in the recently released Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma.”

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Rep. Bourdeaux: Republicans are “very much under threat from this President and from this mob”…

Date: January 12, 2021

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“Momentum is growing for President Trump to be impeached after a mob of his supporters carried out a deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Georgia’s newly-elected Democratic Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux joins CBSN’s Lana Zak with more on what she experienced and why she’s urging Republican lawmakers to join the calls for Mr. Trump to be held accountable.”

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