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Spiritual advisor to President Trump Paula White was recently filmed in her church giving a sermon that employed idiosyncratic and fiery rhetoric. What is the new language of spiritual warfare? Where is it coming from and where is it taking us? 

Andre Gagne is Associate Professor in the Theological Studies Department of Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. His work focuses on the Christian right, charismatic Dominionism, fundamentalism, religious violence and the interpretation of the Bible. 

This week on Beliefs, Gagne discusses spiritual warfare rhetoric through the lens of Paula White's recent sermons.

 

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Stephen Johnston has narrated and sold more translations of the Bible than any other person in history. He graduated from college with a BA in Radio and Television and planned to become a news announcer. In 1976 he was approached about narrating the New Testament on cassette. The rest is scripture.

He has international reputation as a narrator; receiving many awards including an Emmy, the New York Film Critics Award, the National Silver Microphone Award and the Army Commendation Award.

Stephen joins Beliefs from his home in California.

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The Rev. Mary Bredlau officiates 350 to 500 funerals a year.

For Bredlau, an Episcopal priest and former Roman Catholic nun, there’s nothing more important than this painful ministry. Bredlau is a thanatologist, certified by the Association of Death Education and Counseling.

Beliefs producer Jay Woodward sat down with her in her adopted hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Author and minister Rebekah Simon-Peter presents a bold vision for houses of worship seeking to embody the heroic spirit of Jesus. Her ambitious model for deepening the spiritual engagement of entire congregations has produced her recent book, ‘Dream Like Jesus’.

Her message is one of big, bold visions of empowerment, strength and dynamic worship. I spoke with Reverend Simon-Peter in Atlanta to explore her roadmap for enthusiastic and heartfelt engagement with faith.

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