031 – Year in Review: 2017
Jan 07, 2018
Welcome back to the TheBLAST Podcast.We do this to be a blessing to the Body of Christ: disciples, pastors and Christians everywhere; giving you the ammo you need to be a witness and perhaps to make those long, quiet drives more enjoyable.Part IFor our 2017 Year-In-Review, we didn't want to discuss headlines or major news events. Instead, we chose to look at events that have shaped the body of Christ.The Donald Trump PresidencyHighlightsCourt Appointments (Neil Gorsuch and others)Trump's Openness to ChristianityRegulation ReformWhy a good economy is good for the churchAnnouncing that the Capital of Israel is Jerusalem and its prophetic implications.LowlightsHis Lack of Discipline (i.e. - Twitter)The Charlottesville RiotsWhy the Riots are relevant to the body of ChristChristians need to address this controversy, too.The Gospel is the only answer to the hatred of racism.During the BreakOur break song selection in this episode comes from Matthew West, and his song All In.Part IIThe horrific 2017 Hurricane Season and the amazing heroism it inspired.The recent epidemic of sexual harassment.The difference between Harvey Weinstein, Al Franken and Roy MooreWe heard all kinds of allegations about President Trump, but why not Vice President Pence? Because he's got standards!Honorable Mentions2017 was the year of the American Mass Shooting.There were over 300 of them!The North Korean threat.The Opioid Epidemic and the Media's relative silence about it.For more information, check out this videoThe Solar EclipseThe Meteoric Rise of BitcoinThe passing of Evangelist Dennis Wright, one of our Fellowship's longest-serving evangelists.Check Out the Memorial Service HereFinally - the Defeat of ISIS! ISIS now has less than 1,000 fighters left.Just a year ago they were spreading like wildfire, slaughtering Christians and Yazidis by the thousands.Their defeat is a tremendous miracle and a great relief to Christians in the Middle East. Thanks again for listening! Checklist for our "BLASTers":Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram."Binge-listen" to every episode!Leave us a review on iTunes, Soundcloud, YouTube, or your Podcasting app of choice.Please Contact Us:Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.orgLeave us a voicemailSign up for our newsletter Join us on TheBLAST forum through the Slack app.