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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Join Nancy Pearcey for Focus on the Family Radio Recording

By Rick Pearcey • August 27, 2015, 11:17 AM

Today Pearcey Report editor at large Nancy Pearcey will be a guest on a Focus on the Family Radio event at Asbury University, which is near Lexington, KY. 

And, by the way, you are invited to become part of this event. The Asbury U website states:

All members of the Asbury community — students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends — are invited to be part of the studio audience for the Daily Broadcast on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Co-host John Fuller and special guest Nancy Pearcey, a well-known author and professor of apologetics at Houston Baptist University, will join Daly for the episode, titled “Examining Worldviews to Find the Truth.”

The event is free, but due to limited seating, tickets are required. Tickets are available online at: asbury.edu/FoF2015.

To listen to Focus on the Family radio programs, please go here.

For info on Nancy's new book, Finding Truth: Unmasking Atheism, Secularism and Other God Substitutes, go here.



Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Kirsten Powers: Time to Crush Planned Parenthood

By Rick Pearcey • July 22, 2015, 11:01 AM

At 7:40 p.m. EDT last night, USAToday published a Kirsten Powers column titled "Crush Planned Parenthood" with the kicker "Caught in a stomach-turning video, all it can apologize for is the tone."

Referring to two recently released undercover videos that have just exploded across the news (here and here), Powers states, "The problem is not the tone. It's the crushing.

"It's the organ harvesting of fetuses that abortion-rights activists want us to believe have no more moral value than a fingernail. It's the lie that these are not human beings worthy of protection," Powers writes.

"There is no nice way to talk about this. As my friend and former Obama White House staffer Michael Wear tweeted, 'It should bother us as a society that we have use for aborted human organs, but not the baby that provides them'."

Powers next deals with Planned Parenthood's unsuccessful attempts to knock down the video, such as: "It's heavily edited," it's a "humanitarian exercise," the video-maker once wrote for the Weekly Standard (!).

In addition, Powers notes that Planned Parenthood's "usual defenders are nowhere to be found." For example, "There was total silence from The New York Times editorial board and their 10 (out of 11) pro-abortion rights columnists. Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi -- both recipients of Planned Parenthood’s highest honor, the Margaret Sanger Award -- have been mum."

Then there's the sad effort by "Mississippi abortion doctor Willie Parker," who "ran with the trope that direct quotes from a Planned Parenthood doctor constitute a vicious attack," Powers writes.

But this savage doctor wasn't done. "He compared Nucatola to Jesus," Powers writes.

"It's no secret that my frame of reference for the work that I do and in terms of generating compassion is related to my religious understanding and, in particular, my Christian religious understanding," Powers quotes Parker as telling Cosmopolitan magazine.

That "Christian" "religious" "understanding" reveals to the abortionist, he says, "a strong parallel between what's happening to my colleague [Nucatola] and the trial week of Jesus before he was crucified [as] he was marched from place to place, asked to answer allegations."

Total nonsense, of course. Jesus sacrificed his life for others, but abortionists kill others to advance themselves, sell aborted baby body parts over lunch, and trade blood for money to buy Lamborghinis. These and other subtle differences between the humane Jesus of history and the inhumane abortionism of Planned Parenthood abound.

Powers concludes: "When abortion doctors are elevated to gods who may not be questioned or held accountable, society has officially gone off the rails."

"The gods" should of course be questioned (a mentality I have written about in a book Foreword here).

For that matter, in matters big and small, the unquestioning mantra of "don't think, just believe" may be accepted in many circles today -- whether in church, on campus, in the voting booth, or in the boardroom, or in the fevered minds of abortion-believing fanatics -- but that mantra is totally inadequate to the free-thinking human being endowed by the Creator to think, evaluate evidence, and "test everything."

This approach, by the way, is central to Nancy Pearcey's new book, Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes. If you want real-world principles for questioning the inhumane prescriptions of our age, or of any age, this book is a terrific place to begin.

Related
Why Pro-Abortion Is Anti-Science, by Nancy Pearcey
Abortofascism and Free-Market Homicide, by J. Richard Pearcey



Monday, May 18, 2015

Jindal on Hillary's Vision: "It Sounds Like Re-education Camps"

By Rick Pearcey • May 18, 2015, 01:08 PM

Craig Milward reports at CNSNews:

Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal told Fox News' "America's News Headquarters" on Sunday that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sounded like she was pushing for "re-education camps" when she said "deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed" on abortion.

"The reality is first of all you listen to her language -- 'our religious beliefs need to be changed.' It sounds like reeducation camps," CNS quotes Jindal as saying. Clinton "didn't say specifically how she wants us to change our beliefs. My religious beliefs aren't between me and Hillary Clinton. They're between me and God."

According to CNSNews, Jindal also assessed Clinton and the left's "dangerous view" on the meaning of religious expression.

"You hear Hillary Clinton, President Obama, when they say you've got freedom of religious expression," Jindal is quoted as saying.

"For them what that really means is you're allowed to go to church and say whatever you want for an hour or two a week. That doesn't mean you've got the real religious liberty rights our Founding Fathers intended. They intended we should be able to live our lives 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, according to our beliefs," Jindal said, according to CNS.

"Our Founding Fathers would never recognize what the left is trying to do," Jindal also said.

In contrast to the the founding ethos, the left is "trying to take God out of the public square. They're trying to make America a much more secular country. They're trying to make faith something that is private, circumscribed, something you've got to put into a corner," Jindal said, according to CNS.

"That's not the America our Founding Fathers would've recognized, not an America our parents would've recognized. It's not an America I hope our children recognize."

Jindal is correct, as should be clearly evident, for example, that the Declaration of Independence publicly actualizes the proposition that human beings are "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights."

This is public truth, not private religion.

The Judeo-Christian worldview has been and always will be publicly actionable. And thus it liberates from not just from privatized "faith" but also from inhumane worldviews which themselves seek self-actualization and war against human emancipation.

Elsewhere, I have noted the "reality orientation" that characterizes the Christian mindset and practice. In the Foreword to Nancy's new book, Finding Truth, I write:

Paul argued that argued that the events grounding the Christian worldview were not "done in a corner" (Acts 26:25–26). Shepherds, kings, doctors, and tax collectors could all check out the facts that are central to the Christian message.

What is being communicated is an accurate description of reality, not a belief system about it.

This reality orientation is the positive intellectual climate in which the core propositions and events of the gospel live and breathe. It is a mentality in which people are liberated by verifiable truth to challenge tradition, question power, and fight for life and healing against death and decay.

Despite this auspicious heritage, many of our contemporaries find solace in what Francis Schaeffer describes as an "escape from reason." They accept polite society’s dumbed-down redefinition of faith as something totally privatized -- that is, a commitment so private and so personal that evaluation and evidence are irrelevant.

This is a far cry from the holistic respect for information that characterizes a biblical worldview. Scripture nowhere encourages the notion that "faith" equals commitment quarantined from evidence or isolated from the mind -- the "will to avoid knowing what is true," as the philosopher Nietzsche put it his work The Antichrist.

Instead, the Biblical information challenges people to think more deeply about the basic questions of life, and in fact to "test everything" (1 Thess. 5:21).

In this regard, to carefully examine the basic notions of vocal secularists in our day -- be they a Hillary Clinton, a Barack Obama, a Richard Dawkins, or their disciples on Twitter, Facebook, in Hollywood, on campus, or on the evening news -- is to encounter ideologies that "undercut mind and reasoning, choice and freedom, truth and moral ideals.

"Inevitably, then," I further explain in the Foreword to Finding Truth, "people who place their trust in such solutions begin to order their lives in ways that are less than humane.

"Likewise, cultures in the grip of inadequate worldviews begin to actualize societies that are less than humane.

"Ideologues may advance their idols under politically correct banners of tolerance, diversity, and fairness, but the actual impact is regress, not progress, fragmentation, not wholeness. People are crushed.

"The human being necessarily revolts against gods that fail." This includes human beings who are citizens of the United States of America.

Related
How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War, by J. Richard Pearcey



Friday, April 24, 2015

Nancy Pearcey on Detroit Radio Today

By Rick Pearcey • April 24, 2015, 11:00 AM

Nancy will appear on the Bob Dutko Show today at 1:40 pm Eastern Time (12:40 pm Central Time).

To listen live online, go here. The call-in number for the show is 1-877-828-2262.

For more information on Nancy's books, media events, and speaking schedule, please she her website www.nancypearcey.com.

Here is the page for Nancy's just-published book Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes.



Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Don't Think, Just Graduate: University of North Texas Students Outraged With Republican Commencement Speaker

By Rick Pearcey • April 22, 2015, 09:17 AM

Bethany Salgado reports at Campus Reform:

Students at the University of North Texas are outraged with the school’s chosen commencement speaker for next month’s graduation and more than 2,400 students have signed a petition to have him replaced.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is set to speak at the ceremony in May, but students who have signed the petition argue that he is unfit to speak because they disagree with his political stances.

"Kimberly Williams, a student who signed the petition, wrote that, '[h]e is not the appropriate person to lead our young leaders into the world,' and continued on to list specific incidents of his alleged anti-feminism," Salgado writes.

Another student, Allyson Nophsker said, accordidng to Salgado, "I'm signing because I want to attend my own graduation ceremony, but cannot due to my moral disagreements with Abbot's [sic] policies."

"According to the Houston Chronicle, University President Neal Smatresk would not budge on the school’s selection," Salgado reports.

"He's a new governor, he's supportive of higher education. Why wouldn't we want to celebrate the success of our institution in its 125th year with him?" Smatresk said, according to Salgado.

Comment: If you'd like your college student to develop the ability to think independently and to acquire tools of sales resistance to any notion of "Don''t Think, Just Believe" (whatever your college professor tells you, for example) or "Don't Think, Just Graduate," you may want to check out Nancy's new book Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes.

Nancy wrote Finding Truth to counter the easy believism that characterizes so much of today's society -- whether in church, on campus, across media, in the boardroom, or at the voting booth.

Just off the top of my head, I can think of more than 2,400 college students who might benefit from exposure to such a book.



Friday, April 17, 2015

Nancy Pearcey on Moody Radio Today

By Rick Pearcey • April 17, 2015, 02:39 PM

Nancy will join Chris Fabry of Moody Radio today at 2:00 pm Central Time.

"Bill O'Reilly said something years ago in a conversation about his Christian faith. When pushed against the wall about his belief, he said that Christianity is "true for me," host Chris Fabry states on the show website

"We talk with author and thinker Nancy Pearcey about truth and the principles you can use to unmask atheism, secularism and other God substitutes," Fabry says.

Topic: Nancy Pearcey on Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes.

To listen live and onlne, please go here. Here is where O'Reilly states, "It's true for me."

For more information on Nancy and her media schedule, please see her website at www.nancypearcey.com.



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Nancy Pearcey on LA Radio Today

By Rick Pearcey • April 14, 2015, 09:29 AM

Nancy will discuss her new book Finding Truth on the Frank Sontag show at 99.5 KKLA radio.

Time: 6:30 CT, 4:30 PT

To listen live online, go here.

For more information on Nancy's work and schedule, please visit her website at www.nancypearcey.com.



Friday, April 10, 2015

Radio Alert: Nancy Pearcey on Pittsburgh Radio

By Rick Pearcey • April 10, 2015, 04:04 PM

Nancy will appear on "The Ride Home With John and Kathy" of 101.5 FM radio at 5:15 pm ET.

Here's the website. To listen online, please click here.

You can call the show at 800-320-TALK.

For information on Nancy and her new book, Finding Truth, please see her official website at www.nancypearcey.com.



Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Media Alert: Nancy Pearcey on National Radio Today

By Rick Pearcey • April 7, 2015, 01:27 PM

Nancy will join host Kerby Anderson live on Point of View radio today from 1-2 pm central time (2-3 eastern).

This show can be heard nationally on 360 stations.

Listen live online here.

For more information on Nancy and her new book, Finding Truth, please see her website at www.nancypearcey.com.



Monday, April 6, 2015

Nancy Pearcey Speaking in Houston

By Rick Pearcey • April 6, 2015, 04:02 PM

Nancy will deliver remarks at Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, from 6:30-7:30 pm on Wednesday, April 15.

Look for her at the weekly "Apologia" class held on the West Campus of Second Baptist (L-199 JHigh Room).

Nancy will be happy to sign copies of her new book, Finding Truth, which will be available for purchase.

Here is the Finding Truth press release.

Related
Ravi Zacharias Endorses Finding Truth: "Immensely Practical and Insightful"



Friday, April 3, 2015

Ravi Zacharias Endorses "Finding Truth": "Immensely Practical and Insightful"

By Rick Pearcey • April 3, 2015, 11:15 AM

We asked author and speaker Ravi Zacharias if he would consider reading and endorsing (if he liked it) Nancy's new book, Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes.

Here is his assessment:

Nancy Pearcey invites her readers to "test everything," as her journey of searching for answers (like my own) revealed that the deepest questions of the heart and mind do not go away and must be addressed.

Whether religious or irreligious, everyone has a worldview.

Finding Truth illustrates how competing systems of thought borrow from Christianity even while rejecting it and provides helpful tools to critically assess the coherency and livability of one’s worldview.

This is an immensely practical and insightful resource.

Here is the press release for Finding Truth.

For more on the concept of "test everything," please see the book's Foreword (by yours truly).

You can visit Nancy's website at www.nancypearcey.com.



Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Nancy Pearcey on San Francisco Metro Radio

By Rick Pearcey • April 1, 2015, 05:29 PM

Nancy will join host Craig Roberts on "Life!line" of KFAX AM 1100 at 8:10 pm eastern time, 7:10 pm central time, and 5:10 pm pacific time.

Here's the website. Listen live online here.

You can call the show at 1-888-367-5329.

For more information on Nancy's work, please see her website at NancyPearcey.com.

Her just published book is Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes.

To see the Finding Truth press release, go here.



Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Nancy Pearcey on South Carolina Radio

By Rick Pearcey • March 31, 2015, 10:53 AM

Nancy will join radio host Kevin Boling on "Knowing the Truth" from 10:30-11:00 am, central time.

"Knowing the Truth" is a live radio call-in show that you can reach at 1-888-660-9535.

Here's the website. To listen live online, go here.

For more information, see Nancy's website at www.nancypearcey.com.

Here is the press release for Nancy's new book, Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes.



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Nancy on Nevada Radio Today

By Rick Pearcey • March 25, 2015, 02:44 PM

You can tune in today at 3:00 pm central time as Nancy joins host Bill Feltner on "Pilgrim Radio." The name of the program is "His People."

Topic: Nancy's new book, Finding Truth.

Here's the website. To listen live online, go here.

For more information on Nancy's media and speaking schedule, please see her new website.

Update: Just learned that today's interview was recorded to air at a later date. We'll update the broadcast schedule when that information becomes available.



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Nancy on Denver Radio Today

By Rick Pearcey • March 24, 2015, 11:21 AM

Nancy appears on KRKS 94.7 FM Crosswalk radio in Denver with host Gino Geraci today at 5:00 pm CT (4:00 pm MT).

Here is the KRKS website. To listen live online, go here.

For more information on Nancy's media and speaking schedule, please see her website.



Thursday, March 19, 2015

Nancy on Nationally Syndicated Radio This Morning

By Rick Pearcey • March 19, 2015, 08:27 AM

Join Nancy on the Bill Martinez radio show this morning at 9:06 am central (10:06 am eastern).

According to the station website, the Martinez show is "now in over 260 markets."

To listen online, go here.

For additional information on Nancy's speaking and media schedule, please see her official website.



Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Radio Alert: Nancy on "Stand to Reason" With Greg Koukl

By Rick Pearcey • March 17, 2015, 04:07 PM

Here's the website. To listen online, go here.

"Stand to Reason" radio airs at 4 p.m. pacific time, 6 p.m. central time.

For more information on Nancy's speaking and media schedule, please see this page on her official website (www.nancypearcey.com).



Friday, March 13, 2015

Media Alert: Nancy on St. Louis Radio Today

By Rick Pearcey • March 13, 2015, 11:39 AM

Nancy will appear on KFUO radio in St. Louis today 2-3 p.m. central time. You can listen online here.

For more on Nancy's media and speaking schedule, please see her website.

Related
Finding Truth Press Release



Thursday, March 5, 2015

Nancy Pearcey Speaking in Metro Vancouver Today

By Rick Pearcey • March 5, 2015, 08:36 AM

Nancy is speaking in metro Vancouver today at a conference hosted by Apologetics Canada and Northview Community Church. Here's the conference website.

Copies of her new book Finding Truth will be available to purchase. For more info on the book, please see Nancy's official website at NancyPearcey.com.

Finding Truth is also available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or at your local bookstore.

For more on Nancy' upcoming media and speaking events, please see her schedule page at NancyPearcey.com.

Enjoy!

Related
Finding Truth Press Release