Thanksgiving: A Celebration of Christian Influence in America
Dr. Donald Sweeting joins Jeff Hunt on the Frontier Freedom Hour to discuss the importance of gratitude and thanksgiving in the Christian faith. They reflect on the lack of thankfulness in the culture and the importance of countering that with daily, weekly, and yearly acts of gratitude. They also discuss the upcoming event at CCU titled CCU for Israel, which aims to honor Israel and support the Jewish community in the face of rising anti-Semitism.
Chancellor Donald Sweeting discusses the importance of gratitude on Thanksgiving
Dr. Donald Sweeting discusses the importance of Thanksgiving and cultivating a grateful heart. He emphasizes that gratitude is not just beneficial for our health, but it is also a response to the blessings we have received from God. Dr. Sweeting mentions the practical reasons for giving thanks, such as improved physical health and mood. However, he believes that the main motivator for gratitude should be recognizing the countless blessings we have received from God. He references Psalm 103, which encourages us to bless the Lord and not forget His benefits. Dr. Sweeting also shares the stories of the Israelites in Deuteronomy 8 and the ten lepers in Luke 17 to illustrate the tendency to forget God's blessings. He encourages people to be thankful for both the big and small things in life, and to remember that they have already won the lottery by being alive and healthy. Dr. Sweeting also addresses the challenge of finding gratitude in the midst of pain and suffering, emphasizing the importance of trusting in God's sovereignty and the hope of eternal life.
Colorado House Minority Leader discusses tax relief and anti-Semitism in state Capitol
Representative Mike Lynch joins Jeff Hunt on the Frontier Freedom Hour to discuss the recent policy debates and issues at the state Capitol. They specifically focus on tax relief for the people of Colorado and the lack of progress in reducing property taxes. Representative Lynch explains that while there was one bill that addressed tax relief, it only resulted in a minimal decrease in property taxes for one year. He criticizes the government for prioritizing special interest programs instead of providing meaningful relief to the average person. The conversation then shifts to the anti-Semitism displayed by Representative Elizabeth Epps during a committee meeting. Representative Lynch describes how his party maintained decorum and respect during her 40-minute tirade, but also highlights the emotional toll it took on Representative Ron Weinberg, a Jewish member of the Republican Caucus. Despite the chaos, Representative Lynch remains hopeful that the upcoming session will be more controlled and focused on the needs of the citizens. He emphasizes the importance of Christian conservative statesmanship in guiding the state of Colorado.
Colorado Special Session Fails to Address Property Tax Issue
In this episode of the Frontier Freedom Hour, host Jeff Hunt discusses the recent special session called by Governor Jared Polis to address the property tax problem in Colorado. Representative Mike Lynch, the House Minority Leader, joins the show to provide insights into what happened during the special session. The discussion revolves around the failure of Prop HH, the repeal of the Gallagher Amendment, and the impact of skyrocketing property taxes on the citizens of Colorado. Representative Lynch highlights the difference in perspectives between the Republicans and the Democrats, with the former fighting for the people and the latter fighting for the government. The special session resulted in a continuation of the flawed Prop HH, with some additional provisions that further favor certain groups over others. The episode also touches on the issue of anti-Semitism faced by Representative Ron Weinberg during the session.
CCU Stands with Israel, Condemns Anti-Semitism on College Campuses
Jeff Hunt discusses the rise of pro-Palestinian rallies on college campuses and the complicity of university presidents in anti-Semitism. He contrasts this with Colorado Christian University's response, which includes op-eds, interviews, and a prayer vigil in support of Israel. Rebecca Friedrichs, author of "Standing up to Goliath," joins the conversation to talk about her Supreme Court case against teachers unions and the infiltration of radical left agendas in education. They discuss the challenges faced in standing up to the radical left and the need for grassroots education to combat union influence.