Here is the podcast of an hour-long conversation I had earlier this week with Janet Parshall on the Moody Radio Network. We talked about my new book, Implosion: Can America Recover From Its Economic & Spiritual Challenges In Time in light of our $16 trillion debt, 53 million abortions, the explosive growth of the pornography industry and rampant adultery, divorce and imploding families. We also discussed the tragic fact that one of the reasons our country is in so much trouble that the American Church has experienced an epic failure of discipleship in recent decades. We have been failing to effectively transmit Biblical truth and godly, Christ-like living from one generation to the next.

That said, we didn’t just dwell on the bad news. Janet and discussed why I’m hopeful — excited even — that many Christians are beginning to wake up to the need for a Third Great Awakening and the need to rediscover the purpose and power of Biblical discipleship. We discussed the new book that Dr. T.E. Koshy (the pastor who discipled me at Syracuse University) and I wrote, The Invested Life: Making Disciples of All Nations One Person At A Time. What is a disciple? Have you have been discipled? Who is spiritually investing in you now? Who are you investing in? How does one begin the process of making a disciple? What is the “Great Commission” that Jesus gave His disciples, and how can we fulfill it in our generation?

Another important topic we covered: What role — if any — should Christians play in the political world? I described my political journey from voting for Al Gore and Michael Dukakis in 1988 to working for Rush Limbaugh and Steve Forbes in the 1990s. I also explained why I’ve now gone through “political detox,” and what I mean by that term. We also discussed five key principles that I write about in Implosion that every Christian needs to keep in mind when it comes to considering political involvement. I hope you’ll find the podcast helpful.

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