Lighthouse Faith

FOX News Radio

Fox News Religion Correspondent Lauren Green uses her wealth of stories, vast network of contacts, and her own extensive study of theology to take the listener on a unique journey of spiritual discovery.

Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia, Charles Chaput: Church, Family and America's Cultural Collision Course
"Mediating institutions, such as the family, churches, and Fraternal organizations, feed the life of the civic community. They stand between the individual and the state. And when they recede, the state fills the vacuum." - Archbishop Charles Chaput That's a quote from an article in "First Things" magazine written by the retired Archbishop of Philadelphia, Charles Chaput. If you're not familiar with him, just know that he is student of political and American history, as well as a keen observer of political discourse, especially when it concerns the Catholic Church and Christianity as a whole. He knows his stuff. And for all his political involvement in calling out the hypocrisy of Catholic politicians and getting involved in the political fight over abortion and gender, he was pretty much shunned by Pope Francis, who Chaput was told didn't want any more bishops like him. But even though retired, Chaput hasn't stopped adding his voice to the public square. On this episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast, Chaput talks about his article in "First Things," called "Fire Upon the Earth", and how America is at a critical precipice concerning her weakened religious foundations of which the state is taking advantage by inserting itself as the authority over theological beliefs. Issues like 'conscience rights' of medical professionals, 'parental rights' and the public schools, they're all being attacked. And the irony is they're being attacked by the very institution charged with protecting them... the government. So, what's the solution? Chaput says, it's what it has always been, faith in Jesus Christ; to know Him, His character, His love, His mercy, and to teach your children the same. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5d ago
39 mins
The Matter of Life: Filmmaker Tracy Robinson Shares Why Award-Winning Pro-Life Documentary Was Banned from Facebook
May 15 2022
35 mins
Hollywood and Jesus: How Blockbuster Movies Keep Imitating the Ultimate SuperheroTuesdays with Morrie Author Talks About the Gift of Life in the Midst of DeathOrthodox Christianity Like You've Never Heard It Before: Rev. Dr. Nicholas Louh
Millions of Orthodox Christians are celebrating Easter this weekend. They'll hear the traditional chants and hymns, centuries old, always solemn, and reverent. But some would they are also distant and unconnected to the daily reality of the culture we live in. No one knows that better than Rev. Dr. Nicholas Louh, a Greek Orthodox priest who's lighting a fire, you could say, to the Orthodox world with his motivational speaking around the country. In style, substance and easy to understand theological message, he sounds more like Billy Graham than Basil the Great, a fourth century Orthodox theologian. For the first millennia of Christianity there was only Orthodoxy. One Church. Then came the great Schism of 1054 separating East and West. Five hundred years later, the Protestant Reformation and more splintering. But Louh is true to the Orthodox roots of the faith. However, of the Orthodox world he admits, "We've had this beautiful what I call the deep end of the pool of faith... where what we're challenged with is how do we share it in a way that's practical, applicable and relevant to people's lives?" On this episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast, I am on the road again, this time to Southampton, New York, at the Lenten Retreat at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, where Fr. Louh was the keynote speaker for three seminars. His bio shows that he's breaking the boundaries of the church building to build bridges with other religions, but also breaking down the separations between the more than thirty-thousand Christian denominations, the divisions of which have been the source of many a Holy war throughout the centuries, and even today in the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Both countries are majority Orthodox Christians. Louh is the senior priest at St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church in Jacksonville, Florida. He's also the Adjunct Professor of World Religions at the Florida State College at Jacksonville and is the chaplain for the Jacksonville Sharks Arena Football Team. He's all about interfaith dialogue and social justice... and helping people understand what God's purpose is for their lives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24 2022
38 mins
The Real Father Stu: His Close Friend and Fellow Priest Talks About the Film and the Purpose of SufferingMission Roll Call: Helping Veterans and Their Families Fight Post Traumatic StressComedian Keith Stubbs: He's Serious About Keeping Comedy CleanRocker John Cooper, Lead Singer of Skillet, Rebels Against Relativism and Campaigns for TruthRick Green and Lt. Colonel Allen West: Biblical Citizenship Through Understanding the American Constitution
Being a good citizen is everyone's civic responsibility. But if you are a Christian, you are first a child of the Living God, made in His image. How can those two things work together? Because the Holy Bible and our Constitution are closely related, says Rick Green, founder of the Patriot Academy, who's also known as the American Constitution Coach. He says, the founding fathers did more than just "breathe the atmosphere" of spirituality, "They were studying the Bible every year. There was a deep, deep heritage of understanding that if you want to have a society that works well, you've got to follow God's rules and God's laws to to do that. And so they created this whole system based on that." On this episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast recorded at the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Nashville, Green is joined by Lt. Colonel Allen West, a retired U.S. Army officer and former member of the U.S. Congress. Together they talk about the how the Patriot Academy is teaching regular citizens how to really understand the Constitution's power and how that is crucial to fighting back against tyrannical forces emerging in our own legal system. For example, the often misunderstood and misapplied notion of separation of the Church and State. They also teach how important it is that to understand the Constitution you must understand the Bible. Many of the clauses in the Constitution are taken directly from the Old Testament. To be a good biblical citizen means to hold God's truth as the standard on which much of the Constitution is based. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20 2022
32 mins
Ukraine and the Spiritual War Behind the Actual WarNational Religious Broadcasters Meeting at a Time of Heightened Persecution of the Church
Mar 6 2022
26 mins
Route 60 is Israel's Version of Route 66, Linking Biblical History by HighwayPastor Max Lucado on John 3:16, One of the Most Important Verses in the BiblePaivi Rasanen, 27-Year Member of the Finnish Parliament on Trial for Quoting the BibleRoma Downey Delivers Another Message of Hope with Movie "The Resurrection" - Revisiting the ConversationAttorney Talks About Virginia Parents' Lawsuit Against School District's Critical Race Theory as Being Against Religious Beliefs
Jan 30 2022
29 mins
Open Doors President David Curry on the Most Dangerous Country for Followers of Jesus Christ: Afghanistan Under the Taliban
After U.S withdrawal, Afghanistan became the number one place on earth where it is most dangerous to be a Christian, for the first time ever. That's according to Open Doors USA's World Watch List 2022. The Taliban in Afghanistan is now engaged in a door-to-door campaign to rid the country of Christians, who are mostly converts from Islam. The penalty for conversion is death. The World Watch List is a definitive, comprehensive research-based report that ranks the top 50 countries where it is most dangerous to be a Christian. Afghanistan has supplanted North Korea, which now ranks #2 on the list, after spending 20 years at #1. And it's not that North Korea has gotten better; Afghanistan has gotten worse. On this episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast, Open Doors president David Curry explains how bad things are; how every Christian in Afghanistan is now either in hiding or on the run. The Taliban’s interpretation of Islam considers Christians to be traitors, enemies of the state, enemies of the tribe and even the community; they are deemed to be “infidels." Curry will also highlight another bad actor on the World Watch List: China. Its religious freedom abuses are more sinister and more cunning; using technology and Artificial Intelligence to control people of faith, keep watch on them, and judge whether they are good citizens or not based on what and who they worship. On the eve of the Winter Olympics in China, Curry wants the world to be aware what's happening there, and that money and power should not determine how people are treated. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 23 2022
38 mins
Bible Answer Man Hank Hanegraaff Answers the Most Pressing Questions About Faith
If you think of yourself more spiritual than religious, you may not want to even listen to this podcast with "Bible Answer Man" Hank Hanegraaff. Clearly the "spiritual but not religious" segment is growing; by last count, 29 percent of Americans. But on the other hand, if you consider yourself a champion of organized religion, you may find much to disagree with in this podcast. However, if your heart is searching for the answers to life's most pressing questions, both spiritual and intellectual, then by all means click on the link and begin to understand what faith is and why it's necessary. Hanegraaff answers some common objections to religion in general and Christianity specifically like, "Don't we all have to find truth for ourselves?" or "Isn't it incredibly narrow to say that Christianity is the only religion that offers salvation?" A few years ago, Hanegraaff converted from Protestantism's evangelical Christianity to Orthodox Christianity. He took a lot of heat for it from leaders in the Evangelical community. As he explains it, his conversion was brought about by a heartfelt, as well as intellectual pursuit of God's Truth - yes Truth capital with a capital T - as it is told by God's Word through Jesus Christ, the Risen Savior. Hanegraaff says most of us in this pluralistic society like to live in the gray areas, believing that no one religion has cornered the market on Truth. And the only acceptable, and polite position in mixed company is to say that all religions lead to the same God. But Hanegraaff is one of great many sounding the alarm on that position explaining that believing in spiritual plurality may make you a lot of friends in liberal circles but will ultimately draw you away from God. Listen and see if you agree or disagree. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16 2022
36 mins
Michael Hesemann on Jesus of Nazareth: Archaeologists Retracing the Footsteps of Christ
Archaeology over the past few decades has continued to find evidence that the Bible speaks truth; that the people and places mentioned in the Old and New Testaments were not parts of some mythological creation, but evidence of historical facts unearthed through science. Author and journalist Michael Hesemann "connects the dots between the Gospels and the time Christ" through his book, Jesus of Nazareth: Archaeologists Retracing the Footsteps of Christ. On this episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast, Hesemann presents the latest information from archeological findings over the past decade, since the first edition of his book was published... including more details of the Wedding at Cana, the account in the Gospel of John which describes Jesus's first miracle of turning water into wine. Hesemann is the author of some forty-four books, including Mary of Nazareth, and co-author with Mgr. Georg Ratzginger, of the international best-seller on Pope Benedict XVI, My Brother the Pope. It was in fact that book that helped create my first meeting Michael in Rome, where we became friends. He invited me to Regensburg, Germany to meet Mgr. Ratzinger and to celebrate his 89th birthday. I brought my mom along who was also 89 at the time. It paved the way for me to perform for Pope Benedict XVI the very next year at the Vatican, and the famous picture of my mom hugging Pope Benedict. Listen to us reminisce of those times and more... as well as fascinating information on what archeologist have found in the Holy Land. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 9 2022
39 mins