LifeQuest Liberty from Liberty magazine
By Bettina J Krause
LifeQuest Liberty from Liberty magazineApr 24, 2022
Bibllcal Social Justice - Part 2
What does the Bible have to say about social justice and how can Christ’s followers demonstrate His brand of caring for others? Attorney Steve Allred offers insights and suggestions.
Biblical Social Justice - Part 1
We’ve heard the term “social justice.” Stephen Allred has written a book with a unique title. It’s called “Do Justice, The Case for Biblical Social Justice.” What exactly does “Biblical” mean?
Free Speech for Me, Not Thee
Why are both progressives and conservatives growing more and more comfortable with trying to suppress “uncomfortable” speech? How is this impacting religious freedom worldwide?
There’s a country that’s on the mind of so many these days—and not in a happy way. Ukraine is under attack. What are the implications of this war on religious freedom and cultural identity?
When the world is facing a pandemic, we need to fight back. In some people’s minds, the vaccine is helping us do just that. In other people’s minds, vaccine mandates represent a blatant overreach.
The Thrill of Victory
Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. Today we talk about a time when religious freedom won. But Alan Reinach says that victory may be short-lived.
The Paradox of Persecution
The 2022 Winter Olympics are now in the history books, but without controversy. As China hosted the Winter Olympics, its track record on human rights was often in the spotlight.
Faith or Culture
What created the beliefs by which you live? Is it your faith in God, or your faith in the culture that surrounds you? Which needs to take the lead in your dance of life?
The Big Lie
We have a choice to make: either we follow Satan, or Christ. Jesus faced people whose choices harmed or helped Him. Those choices were based on whether they believe the big lie or not.
Facing the Mobs
The Great Controversy—that epic battle between good and evil, Christ and Satan—is raging all around us. We aren’t just victims of that conflict, we are participants. How do we survive?
Pitfalls and Possibilities
Is it a good idea that a Bible-reading, Christ-loving person throw his or her hat into the political ring? Have you seen the political ring? Melissa Reid offers some pitfalls and possibilities.
Beyond Our Borders
Vaccine exemptions, Covid restrictions, workplace battles; these are issues that need to be addressed. But, we mustn’t forget the outright persecution taking place beyond our borders.
One nation, under GOD. What’s so hard to understand about that? It means we should be a God-loving, God-fearing, God-obeying country, right? Editor Krause suggests a broader view.
Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn said, in a speech, that he supports the concept of one nation under God and one religion. Are there any pitfalls to that scenario?
The Battle to Save Oak Flat
For the San Carlos Apache and other western tribes in the United States, Oak Flat is special. But something may happen there that could jeopardize their culture, health, and religious freedom.
Do No Harm Act
The “Do No Harm Act” is a piece of legislation that could potentially do a whole lot of harm. Where did it come from and what is it trying to achieve?
Does a company or business have a right to stifle my words—to keep me from expressing what’s on my heart? It’s called “content moderation” and many on social media are concerned.
Current Religious Liberty Challenges
“What are some of the current religious freedom challenges you’re seeing and how do you plan to address them with your education and passion?” A Christian law student weighs in.
The New Generation
Anton Dormer represents a new generation of young people who’ve been inspired to embark on a journey in support of religious liberty. The question is, “Why?”
All actions have consequences. But, some of those consequences can be rather startling and unplanned. They can also impact religious freedom in profound ways.
Do condemned prisoners, facing execution, have religious liberty rights? The Supreme Court has asked itself that same question in a recent stream of cases dealing with just such an issue.
The Beginning of the End
The Bible makes it very clear how the great controversy between good and evil, right and wrong, God and Satan, will end. But, how did it begin? And what can we learn from the past?
Healing Political and Cultural Divides
It’s no secret that some major political and cultural divides exist on this earth. The news outlets fairly bleed such stories each day. So, what’s a Christian to do? Healing is possible, if…
Social Media De-platforming
You see a situation that doesn’t seem right to you. So you take to social media to vent your frustrations. Suddenly you find yourself banned. Are your rights being ignored?
Religion in Public Spaces
Why does the issue of religious expression in public spaces keep coming up? Why are all of these issues important to our understanding of religious freedom? Editor Krause offers insights.
Should Religious Freedom be Absolute?
“We are always free to act on our religious convictions.” This is the hue and cry of many today. Is it true? Is religious freedom limitless? Editor Krause suggests otherwise—to a point.
Hunter v. US Department of Education
In the ever challenging world of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transsexual community, a court case has emerged. According to Nick Miller, that case is the tip of an expanding iceberg.
Covid-19 and Religious Freedom
Nick Miller recently returned from a trip to Italy where he presented a research paper to a G20 Interfaith Forum on the subject of Covid-19 and religious freedom. What did he say?
Islam in America
Islam is a religious minority in America and often encounters an “uneven playing field” when it comes to religious freedom rights. How should we as Christians respond?
Can a government force its citizens to accept a medical treatment to fight a deadly disease? Liberty editor Bettina Krause steps onto the landmine littered field of vaccine mandates.
LGBTQ and discrimination. Those topics seem to be attached at the hip these days because we live in a country where discrimination is a no-no and Christ-like love is often MIA.
Fairness for All Act
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer, better known as LGBTQ, is a hot topic these days. There’s a bill in congress called the “Fairness for All Act.” What are its goals?
Greatest Challenges Ahead
Bettina Krause, incoming editor of Liberty magazine, identifies the greatest challenges facing the magazine, and the world in general. The obstacles are great, she says. But so is the power of God.
New Editor Takes the Helm
Just as the world of religious liberty is ever changing, so is the world of publishing. There’s a new voice for the magazine and the radio program. Bettina Krause is incoming Liberty editor.
“They’ve tossed God out of public schools. Students can’t worship Him there. Religion is forbidden.” Misunderstanding is common and can cause a lot of grief. Truth can clear the air.
Racism in America
Constitutional law, individual rights, and critical race theory. Many times, in social discussions, these are the elephants in the room that many want to go away. Why should that not happen?
Critical Race Theory
Critical race theory. What is it, why is it, and why should we care? Depends on whom you ask. Tim Golden, a professor of philosophy, explains its importance and why it’s often ignored.
The Beast - Part 2
Greg Hamilton uncovers a Biblical beast hiding in plain sight within the book of Revelation. It deserves our undivided attention because we are the prey it is after.
The Beast - Part 1
Bible writers loved to use fanciful creatures to represent very real events and illustrate prophecies. Two such beasts should be of particular interests to us today.
How the World Changed Part 4
Outgoing Liberty magazine editor Lincoln Steed looks back at the events that shaped religious freedom during the past twenty years. January 6, 2021 will remain a scar on America’s history.
How the World Changed Part 3
Outgoing Liberty magazine editor Lincoln Steed looks back at the events that shaped religious freedom during the past twenty years. 9-11 altered the war on religious liberty forever.
How the World Changed Part 2
Outgoing Liberty magazine editor Lincoln Steed looks back at the events that shaped religious freedom during the past twenty years. He examines Bush’s ill-conceived Faith-based Initiative.
How the World Changed Part 1
Outgoing Liberty magazine editor Lincoln Steed looks back at the events that shaped religious freedom during the past twenty years. He begins with the homeschool crisis of the late 1990s.
History's Reflection Part 2
How can the past help us identify trends that may be taking place today that put religious liberty in jeopardy? Two history experts discuss the possibilities, and the dangers.
History's Reflection Part 1
You may have heard the old saying that, “Those who don’t study history are bound to repeat it.” There’s a lot of truth to that statement especially in the area of religious liberty.
Young Eyes Part 2
What do the issues concerning religious liberty look like to today’s young people? Lincoln Steed, editor of Liberty magazine, talks with his teenage son Christopher to find out.
Young Eyes Part 1
Lincoln Steed, editor of Liberty magazine, sits down with one of his favorite teenagers—his son Christopher—to talk about religious liberty in America.
Q&A with the Editor
Liberty magazine editor Lincoln Steed is a combination of writer, editor, and Christian pastor. On this broadcast, he answers some of the tough questions that are on many minds these days.
Do you know what a “theocracy” is? Well, there are many in this world who are trying to show us exactly what it is. Lincoln Steed sounds a warning.
“I can say anything I want to say because this is a free country!” Ever heard anyone utter those words? They usually say them right after they’ve shouted something hateful. Are they right?
The Darkness Drops Again
“I wish we could talk about only happy things,” many say. But, there’s value in addressing the darkness that creeps in from time to time. Lincoln Steed offers a flashlight.
Why Me? Why Liberty?
One of the most common questions that people ask these days can be summed up with one word: Why? Why did this happen. Why am I here? Lincoln Steed suggests some answers.
The Supreme Court recently ruled that what’s labeled as “disorderly conduct” isn’t always disorderly. Such was the case concerning a student at a Georgia college who tried to share his faith.
MacArthur Loses Faith in Religious Freedom
Mega churches reveal a lot about today’s balancing act between religion and freedom. Nowhere is this more in evidence than at a certain establishment in beautiful Sun Valley, California.
Myanmar on Dissent
Myanmar, former Burma, is a cauldron of strife and dissent where religious freedom is under heavy fire. Lincoln Steed, editor of Liberty magazine, shares the latest developments.
The Pope Goes to Iraq
The Pope of Rome is a busy man as evidenced by his many appearances and travels. Recently, he visited Iraq, which begs the question, why? What did he hope to accomplish there?
Native American Dilemma
America boasts a proud heritage, except in one rather glaring area: human rights as expressed through religious liberty. One group of citizens has a very good case.
Myanmar is in the news again, and, as usual, not in a good way. Lincoln Steed, editor of Liberty magazine, talks about this latest chapter in that very troubled corner of the world.
There are many dates in American history which will long be remembered. July 4, December 7, September 11, and now January 6. What are the repercussions of this latest day of infamy?
To gather, or not to gather. That has been a question that church-goers have been asking in California for many months. The Supreme Court recently weighed in with a decision.
Free Speech. What exactly does it give us the freedom to do? Lincoln Steed and attorney Sonja DeWitt discuss the impact and limitations of the freedom to speak our mind.
Sovereign Citizens and the Lawless One
Movements by self-proclaimed “sovereign citizens” aren’t new. Such pressure groups have existed since the beginning of our world’s history. Lincoln Steed explains.
America's True History of Religious Tolerance
Just how tolerant of religion has American been through the years? We speak of religious freedom as if we own it, but do we? Lincoln Steed examines the historical evidence.
Civil Coups and the Great Controversy
We will never forget the images of right-wing fanatics storming the Capital building in Washington D.C. Lincoln Steed insists that it was part of a much larger controversy.
Peace Be Still
To quote Yogi Berra, “It’s like Déjà vu all over again.” What is? Take your pick. Politics, healthcare, relationships? Lincoln Steed reminds us of a presence in the storm.
“Hurray for my side!” This seems to be the call to arms from most lips these days. Their “side” could be Republican or it could be Democrat. But this passion can create a political crisis.
What About Religious Freedom
We all need a reason to get up in the morning. Perhaps we want to make a living, answer a call, or fulfill a promise. Lincoln Steed suggests one more reason, and how we can respond.
The Elijah Message
Jesus was all about love, forbearance, and forgiveness. But, He also issued His share of dire warnings, one of which included a direct reference to an Old Testament prophet.
To say this is a new day in our country is an understatement. So much is changing, including the structure of the highest court in our nation – the Supreme Court.
Pandemic and Freedom
Covid-19 is robbing us of a lot more than our health these days. According to many, our basic freedoms are being eroded by the virus. Lincoln Steed explains.
Babylon and Religious Liberty
Paula White, President Trump’s spiritual adviser, doesn’t exactly hide her beliefs, which isn’t a bad thing. But Lincoln Steed, editor of Liberty magazine sees a bit of a problem.
Fake News Versus Truth - Part 2
The truth is often bent and broken in so many people’s quest to be right or relevant. Lincoln Steed and Elijah Mvundura discuss the battle between fake news and the truth.
Fake News Versus Truth - Part 1
That’s ‘FAKE NEWS” we hear people say. “FAKE NEWS!” So, where exactly did that concept come from? The answer may surprise you.