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I Want To Follow Jesus But...Can You Hold the Religion?

Donald Trump's election last month was the culmination of a venom-filled campaign that was nastier than almost any in recent memory. The mean-spirited comments tossed to voters eager to "lock her up" fell just shy of the malicious rhetoric coming from Thomas Jefferson's presidential campaign in 1796. Jefferson's hatchet-man called John Adams a "hideous hermaphroditical character, which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman."

And this was in a society steeped in religion. Like it or not, America today is an increasingly secular society. How will secularists navigate this post-election political conflict without guidance from a higher power?

Tom Krattenmaker says Jesus is the answer to our biggest conundrums. Forget about the religion. Jesus can teach secularists how to live a meaningful life without the context of Christianity. Not everyone agrees. 

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

Betsy started as an intern at WNPR in 2011 after earning a Master's Degree in American and Museum Studies from Trinity College. She served as the Senior Producer for 'The Colin McEnroe Show' for several years before stepping down in 2021 and returning to her previous career as a registered nurse. She still produces shows with Colin and the team when her schedule allows.
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