In this week’s news roundup, host Mike Cosper and editor in chief Russell Moore pull up a chair to discuss recent dinner events at Mar-a-Lago and a table of pastors hungry for power. Conversation focuses on the disturbing acquiescence to rising antisemitism in the United States and Christians’ troubling restoration responses following abuse allegations in the Southern Baptist Convention. As Christmas approaches, Cosper and Moore view these topics in light of the babe in the manger and wonder together: Have we forgotten who our neighbor really is? When Holocaust denial and victim silencing become familiar language, we need the marginalized, Jewish Jesus more than ever. Stick through the end of the episode for hilarious Christmas pageant antics.

Resources referenced:
It’s the Stupidity, Stupid by Noah Rothman
Hannah Anderson’s pastoral restoration tweet
Johnny Hunt’s return to ministry by Bob Smietana
President Bart Barber’s statement on Pastor Johnny Hunt’s restoration
When Narcissism Comes to Church by Chuck deGroat
Advent: The Once and Future Coming of Jesus Christ by Fleming Rutledge
Tony Daussat’s viral Christmas pageant video

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