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10 Minutes On: The Bachelorette, Sexual Ethics, and Christian Confrontation
10 Minutes On: The Bachelorette, Sexual Ethics, and Christian Confrontation
10:38
July 20, 2019
EP158: Your UBI Responses / Some Odd Leftist Cognitive Dissonance / Brewing Democratic Civil War
On this episode: -Your responses to Universal Basic Income -Pick one: is America terrible or is it the hope of immigrants? -Idiotic statement about Trump being a Biblical "judge" -Interesting story about SC Teachers
50:10
July 17, 2019
EP157: Should we Have a “Universal Basic Income”? /Are the Tech Companies Due for Scrutiny?
On this episode: I can’t make a decision about Universal Basic Income /// Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon have a Day of Reckoning Coming /// The Latest Kaepernick Controversy
50:10
July 10, 2019
EP156: Reflection on Independence Day / Thoughts from the First Dem Debate / The Generational Gap Between Conservatives
On this Episode: -Reflection on Independence Day -Comments on the first Democratic Debate -Ben Shapiro had an insightful thought on the generational differences in conservatism -The latest Trump accuser is crazy -The etymology behind "blood is thicker than water."
50:10
July 4, 2019
EP155: An Argument Outside an Abortion Center / Listener Questions / Chris Matthews Gets Something Right
On This Episode: -An argument outside an abortion clinic is really instructive. -Chris Matthews gets something right about Bernie Sanders. -MSNBC makes a major mistake on segregation. -My thoughts on mandatory vacinnes -Should single people adopt kids? -My take on reparations for slavery -Showing some love for Vince Coakley -"Forgiving" student debt is a terrible idea. -Secular Leftism has all the elements of religion. -Let's not go to war with Iran. -Sports Wrap
51:10
June 26, 2019
EP154: Taylor Swift Joins the Church of Woke / What's the Role of Women in Ministry? / A New Healthcare Idea
On this Episode: -Report from the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting -Resolutions at the SBC on Intersectionality and Sexual Abuse -Can women preach? -Playing my show on 1.5 speed is hysterical -Do we have a religious liberty problem in the military? -Gay and Straight Pride parades -Taylor Swift goes Woke
50:10
June 19, 2019
EP153: The David Platt & Trump Prayer / Is 6-Day Creation a Non-Negotiable? / New MLK Revelations
On this episode: -What doctrines are core to Christianity -How do we interpret Genesis? -Did Dr. David Platt handle the Trump prayer correctly? -New disturbing revelations regarding MLK -How do we judge people in the past? -Tucker Carlson is very wrong on economics. -How do we disrupt the education industry? -Great video on women and preaching.
50:10
June 13, 2019
EP152: Listener Questions / CBD Oil Use / "Old Town Road" / What about "The Rapture" / What Warrants the Death Penalty?
On this episode: -Can people who deny Biblical sexual ethics be Christians? -Is it helpful when pop culture figures use Christian language? -Should Christians use CBD Oil? -Does Cory believe in the Rapture? Sort of. -Why do people like "Old Town Road"? -Does rape deserve the death penalty? -Struggling over impeachment
50:16
June 5, 2019
EP151: Listener Feedback on Abortion Episode / My Message to 2019 Graduates / Televangelists Exposed
   On this Episode: -Why is Cory not a Republican? -Why is conception the place that life begins? -Let’s be sensitive to the situations women are in when abortion is considered. -My message to the class of 2019: humility, patience, boundaries. -Inside Edition exposes televangelists. -Sports Wrap.
50:10
May 29, 2019
EP150: Did I Do An Entire Episode on Abortion? I Sure Did.
On this episode: -Facts on abortion -Responses to pro-abortion arguments
50:10
May 22, 2019
EP149: We Have A National Crisis of Maturity / The Left's Chick-Fil-A Obsession is Weird / Say No to Student Loan Forgiveness
On This Episode: -One of our national problems is a lack of growing up and embracing adulthood. -Student Loan forgiveness is both dumb and immoral. -Thoughts on Georgia's Abortion Bill -The Left's obsession with Chick-Fil-A is crazy. -Tariffs are dumb. -Sports Segment.
50:10
May 15, 2019
EP148: A Megachurch Pastor Renounces His Faith / Is Cory a Feminist? / Listener Feedback
On this Episode: -A megachurch pastor walks away from the faith. We examine his reasoning. -Is Cory a feminist? -One Listener thinks I'm wrong about the President and Franklin Graham -A Lot More
50:10
May 8, 2019
EP147: Trump and the Christian's Witness / Biden's Campaign Strategy / Apple Banning Apps that help Control Screen Time
On this Episode: -Thoughts from Avengers: Endgame -New study shows the universe is younger than anticipated -Apple bans apps that help you get less screen time -The economy is booming -Did some Christians sacrifice their witness to support Trump? -Joe Biden's Campaign Strategy -Don't let anyone tell you the Obama administration was scandal free -The NFL Draft
50:10
April 30, 2019
Avengers Endgame — Immediate Reaction
Avengers Endgame — Immediate Reaction
07:18
April 26, 2019
EP146: Reaction to the Mueller Report / AOC Publishes Really Dumb Video / What are "Easter Worshipers"?
On this Episode: -I have a big announcement. -Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez publishes an insane video. What can we learn from it? -The reactions to the Mueller Report are more evidence of the broken American brain. -Another Round of Trump vs. Romney -Why is it so hard for the Left to admit Christians are a persecuted group?
50:12
April 24, 2019
EP145: Easter Reflection / Christian University Struggles Over Pence Invite / Bernie Sanders Just Isn't Smart
On this episode: -Reflection on Resurrection Day -We debate the wrong part of the budget. -Should Christian institutions associate with the Trump administration? -Bernie Sanders flails on a Fox News special. -Speech isn't violence. -Sports Wrap.
50:10
April 17, 2019
EP144: Thoughts on Depression, Anxiety, and Emotional Turmoil / Responding to Your "Dumb Saying" Submissions
On this episode: -I was on a panel where we discussed emotional turmoil. Let me give you the short version. -You all responded with dumb American sayings. I give my feedback.
50:24
April 10, 2019
Commercial free, 5-minute Mini-Episode: I just had a terrible day. How do we respond to those?
I just had a terrible day. How do we respond to those?
04:12
April 8, 2019
EP143: A Discussion with Nathan McDowell -- a Conservative and a Liberal Talk about Intersectionality, the 2020 Election, and A Lot More
On this episode: -Nathan McDowell re-joins the show for a healthy discussion on various topics where we disagree.
1:07:54
April 3, 2019
I just talked to my teenage nephews about dating. Here’s how that went in 10 minutes.
10 Minutes: I just talked to my teenage nephews about dating
10:40
April 1, 2019
EP142: Ideas for Replacing the Electoral College and Improve Voting / Some Thoughts on Slavery Reparations / What is More Stressful for Young People Than Arguing with a Romantic Partner?
On this Episode: I read Arthur Brooks' new book, "Love Your Enemies." It has some important lessons for our politics. Ideas for Making Voting Better -- Replacing the Electoral College, moving the voting day from Tuesday, addressing the broken primary system, and many more. The stress points for millennials will surprise you. Slavery reparations are MORALLY right, but PRACTICALLY impossible. Checking in on March Madness
50:16
March 26, 2019
EP141: Deeper Meaning Behind the College Admissions Scandal / The O'Rourke Presidential Campaign / Talking to Young People about Socialism
On this episode: -We're missing some of the important points behind the college admissions scandal. -Robert O'Rourke's presidential campaign is going to be formidable. -How do we talk to the next generation about capitalism and socialism? -Trump was right twice lately: Ann Coulter is crazy, and Daylight Savings Time is stupid. -We should RAISE the voting age.
50:16
March 20, 2019
EP140: Education is Broken. How do we fix it? / Listener Feedback on "Meme of the Week" / Transgender Athletes
On this Episode: -I saw a dumb meme on school vouchers, and it got me thinking. -Pay teachers what they're worth. -Encourage flexibility and innovation in education -The point of education is the student (not the teachers or school itself) -Listener feedback on alcohol sales, socialism, vaccines, and more -A very unique law suit regarding abortion -Transgender athletes make sports unfair -MJ is still better than Lebron
50:10
March 13, 2019
EP139: How to be a Rational Observer of Current Events / SC Legislature Debates Liquor Sales on Sundays / More Brilliance from AOC
On this episode: -One listener says I'm too pro-Trump; Another says I'm too anti-Trump -How can we be astute observers of the world around us? -Thoughts on liquor sales and blue laws -AOC is hypocritical -A lot more!
51:16
March 6, 2019
EP138: Engaging Anti-Faith Arguments / Critiques of Me from My Listeners / Prepare for the Mueller Report / Considering the 2020 Candidates
On this episode: -Penn Gillette has a video arguing for atheism. It's not good. -I respond to listener feedback. -Vermont is working an evil abortion law. -Prepare for the Mueller Report to be anti-climactic. -We consider the 2020 field of presidential candidates -Sports Wrap
51:16
February 25, 2019
EP137: A Life Lesson - Trust the Father / JD Greear Responds to SBC Scandal / The Tale of Jussie Smollet / AOC and Amazon
On this episode: -I have a life lesson to share from a recent sermon I heard. -JD Greear's great response on the SBC sexual abuse scandal -Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Amazon in Queens -- it's dumb. -The deeper meaning of the Jussie Smollet decable -The budget is terrible -The AAF and college football recruiting
51:17
February 20, 2019
Special Ad-Free Mini-Episode: No Politics, No News - Just 15 Minutes on Life (Sneak Preview of Next Episode)
Special Mini-Episode: No Politics, No News - Just 15 Minutes on Life
15:20
February 19, 2019
BONUS: The #1 Way We All Lie In Church
BONUS: The #1 Way We All Lie In Church
04:28
February 15, 2019
EP 136: Sexual Abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention / Perry Noble is Back / Latest Headlines
On This Episode: -A Massive Sexual Abuse scandal has struck the SBC. -How do we think and feel about it? -What caused it? -How do we move forward? -Prominent #NeverTrump conservative changes his mind
51:17
February 13, 2019
Bonus: Contentment in Marriage, Finances & Life in General
Bonus: Contentment in Marriage, Finances & Life in General
06:31
February 8, 2019
EP135: State of the Union Reaction / Abortion has Become the Secular Left's Holy Sacrament
On this episode: -Va Gov. Ralph Northam says something evil about abortion. -I think abortion has become a religious practice for the Left -Ben Sasse is awesome. -State of the Union Reaction -Super Bowl Re-Cap
50:10
February 7, 2019
BONUS: 2 Quick Abortion Observations
2 Quick Abortion Observations
05:57
February 2, 2019
BONUS: How do we think through disappointment and loss?
I have an idea on how to process disappointment in life.
05:06
February 1, 2019
EP134: A Therapist on Christians & Mental Health / Faith at Work / Elizabeth Warren Wrong on Taxes
On this episode: -I talk to a therapist about mental health and removing the stigma thereof. -I talk to Dr. Jeff Briggs and Mr. Jason Ross about an upcoming Faith at Work Business Symposium. -Elizabeth Warren gets taxes all wrong. -Do we really want public schools teaching the Bible? -Super Bowl Preview
50:05
January 30, 2019
Does the Bible endorse slavery? Nope, not even a little bit.
Debunking an anti-Christian myth.
09:53
January 24, 2019
EP133: Thoughts on #ExposeChristianSchools / Growing Anti-Christian Bias / The #MAGA Hat Kid
On this episode: -We explore the #ExposeChristianSchools hashtag. -The irrational hatred for Karen Pence -Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, and Diane Feinstein exemplify discrimination against Christians. -How should Christians respond to growing hate? -How the media further damaged their reputations this weekend -The real story behind the confrontation between protesters at the Lincoln Memorial -The Buzzfeed Trump story is garbage. -What to do with the State of the Union -The Shutdown should already be over.
50:10
January 22, 2019
EP132: March for Life / Gillette and "Toxic Masculinity" / YourMorals.Org / Trump & Russia
   On this Episode: 1. Thoughts on the March for Life and Abortion   2. Gillette's Toxic Masculinity Ad      3. Steve King said stupid things, and is being rightly punished.     4. Tulsi Gabbard is running for President      5. You should take the Moral Foundations Quiz at YourMorals.Org.     6. The Rational and Irrational of Trump Criticism     7. NFL Predictions
50:10
January 16, 2019
EP131: The President's Border Speech, Mitt Romney's Op-Ed, and how They can Both Be Right
On this Episode: -The rights and wrongs of Trump's Border Wall Speech -Mitt Romney was right about Trump. -Why it's important to be able to say both of those things at the same time. -Ocasia-Cortez is confused. -How does a Christian live in an insane world? -Clemson wins another National Championship
50:10
January 10, 2019
EP130: Ideas for the New Year -- Humility, Curiosity, and Honesty
On this episode: -Qualities to pursue in the new year -College Football Playoff
50:10
January 2, 2019
EP129: Back to Politics for a Bit -- the Final Week of News for 2018 is Instructive
On this episode: -We tread the familiar theme of the broken American Brain -Hypocritical reactions on the bump stock ban, Syria, the stock market, the deficit, the border wall, and Planned Parenthood Funding -Trump's "Letter of Intent" regarding Trump Tower Moscow -Pray for Justice Ginsburg and the entire country -My biggest episodes of the year -The college football playoff
50:10
December 26, 2018
EP128: The Christmas Edition! / Advent Keeps the Promises that Christmas Breaks / Themes for Advent
On this episode: -Presidents talk Christmas Carols -Breaking down "O Come! O Come, Emmanuel!" -Advent keeps the promises that Christmas breaks -The 4 Themes of Advent: Hope, Peace, Joy, Love -Incredible letter from a Chinese Pastor -Bowl Games
50:09
December 19, 2018
EP127: We Can Learn from Lauren Daigle's Situation / The Moral of the Kevin Hart Story / A Lot More!
On this episode: -Breaking Down "Joy to the World" -What we can learn from Lauren Daigle's Controversy -Joel Osteen is just totally wrong... again. -Teachers fired for not using transgender students' new names and pronouns -The Kevin Hart and Kyler Murray stories might be the beginning of a fracture in the Intersectionality Coalition -A Couple thoughts on Trump and Mueller
50:10
December 12, 2018
EP126: Stop Naming Kids to Make a Statement about YOU / A Slight Change on Hallmark Movies / More!
On this Episode: -Lyrics Breakdown of "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" -One good and example and one bad example on how to behave in civics -Don't mock a kids weird name, but maybe blame their parents -Which Denomination drinks the most? -I think I've changed my mind on Hallmark movies (a little) -The concussion scare around football was overblown -College Football Playoff announcement
50:10
December 4, 2018
Ep 125: We Need "The Thrill of Hope" / Most of Life is Actually Awesome / Social Media Habits
On this episode: -Advent season brings the thrill of hope -We live in an incredible time -We have to listen to each other -3 Tips to manage our social media habits -What's to come in 2020's election -Clemson fans are miserable
50:10
November 27, 2018
Ep 124: Gratitude vs. Entitlement / How to Depolarize / Did Europeans Steal North America?
On this episode: -The Thanksgiving Episode -Thoughts on gratitude -I really don't like college football's rivalry week. -A tool for decision-making -The claim that Europeans were illegal immigrants -A porn-fighting ministry -Weekly Sports
50:10
November 21, 2018
Ep 123: Thoughts on Amazon's NYC and NOVA Deals / Thoughts from the SCBC / Reasons We're Broken
On This Episode: -Lessons from the South Carolina Baptist Convention -I have unpopular thoughts on Amazon's Sweetheart Deal -Unions might have a role in the future -A Poll Illustrates Why We're Broken
50:10
November 14, 2018
Ep 122: 2018 Election Results and Consequences / What's Next? / Trump vs. Acosta
On this episode: -These elections shouldn't matter so much. -What are the takeaways from Tuesday's elections? -What happens next? -Trump faces off with Acosta.
50:10
November 7, 2018
E121: I Actually Have some Encouraging News / Should Christians watch Horror Movies?
On this episode: -The country isn't as bad off as you think -Why we didn't talk about Elizabeth Warren -Should Christians watch horror movies -Celebrate Reformation Day -Election Predictions -Weekly Sports
50:10
October 31, 2018
E120: Now that the Smoke has Cleared, Let's Talk About the Problem of Sexual Assault
On this episode, we dive in to a discussion the culture needs to have regarding sexual assault.
50:10
October 24, 2018
Bonus: 7 Minutes on Why Wearing Trump Socks is a Bad Idea
I caused a controversy on Facebook after my Congressman wore Trump socks. Here’s my follow-up.
07:02
October 20, 2018
Ep 119: We're All Lonely, and it's Breaking Us / State of Theology in the US
On this episode: -My thanks for your input on previous episodes -Ben Sasse a very important new book called "Them" -Technology is awesome, but it's made us lonely. -The state of theology in the US is discouraging -Weekly Sports Segment
50:10
October 16, 2018
EP 118: An Apology / Do Americans have Irreconcilable Differences? / Nikki Haley Resigns
On this episode: -An apology on my tone the last 3 weeks -Biblical underpinning for Christians engaging in civics -Steps to heal after the Kavanaugh War -We explore ideas on how to reconcile divided Americans -Thought on Nikki Haley's resignation -Last week in college football
50:10
October 10, 2018
Ep 117: A Truly Balanced Look at Kavanaugh's Confirmation
On this Episode: -Kavanaugh's and Ford's stories are at least equally credible. The tie should go to the accused. -When an accuser is asking us to hurt someone, the evidence requirements are higher. -We can, and should, allow this process to re-examine how poorly we handle sexual assault -Our broken brains have everyone making really bad arguments about this process. -There are logical reasons to oppose Kavanaugh -There are also irrational, bad reasons to oppose him -I'm ready to confirm Kavanaugh
50:10
October 2, 2018
Ep 116: Everything Wrong with Kavanaugh Confirmation Process
On this episode: -Believe Women is a terrible message -Why Kavanaugh's Accusers aren't credible -You can't apply general sexual assault concepts to this situation -We should re-consider how we're using "survivor" -Christian Artists renounce their faith
50:10
September 26, 2018
Ep 115: Confirm Kavanaugh Now / The Bible on Character
On this Episode: -Judge Kavanaugh should be confirmed now/ -Democrats don't actually care about his accuser. -What behaviors disqualify someone for public service? -How do we evaluate the morals of political leaders? -Latest in College Football
50:10
September 19, 2018
Ep 114: Audio from Jim Carrey / Awesome Audio from Ben Sasse
On this episode: -Jim Carrey on Bill Maher -Ben Sasse on State of the Union -Thoughts on the State of American -Weekly Sports Wrap
50:10
September 13, 2018
Ep 113: Dems Disingenuous at Hearings / The McCain Funeral
On this Episode: -Democrats complain about documents that wouldn't have changed their votes -Hearings should be closed to the public -The Parkland dad behaved disgustingly at the Kavanaugh Hearings -Is there anything to learn from the eulogies at John McCain's Funeral? -Latest in College Football
50:10
September 7, 2018
Ep 112: What Lessons Can We Learn from Sen McCain's passing?
On this Episode: -The Media should realize that the way they treated Senator McCain was the beginning of how we got Trump. -The president should learn that HE must respect the office if he wants others to respect the office. -Be honest with yourself about how you would treat the legal troubles of the "other side." -The Madden Shooting -Don't let sports be an idol -College Football returns
50:10
August 31, 2018
Ep. 111: Civil Conversation on Russia, Health Care and More
I sat down with a progressive, Kevin Henson, to talk about health care policy, the Mueller probe, and religious liberty. This is another effort to model civil disagreement, and it was a fun conversation.
50:10
August 23, 2018
Episode 110: The Bible and Economics -- What Can We Learn?
Socialism is gaining favor in the U.S. For Christians, what can we learn from the Bible to examine capitalism, socialism and every other economic system?
50:10
August 16, 2018
Ep. 109: The Culture War Made Us Worse - I Have Examples
On this episode: -I think "war mentality" is a major reason we're a broken people -The meaning behind this week's headlnes, including: -- The Trump/Lebron Tweet -- Tariffs -- Russia -- Many more -I learned where employer-based health care came from -College Football Preview
50:10
August 8, 2018
Ep. 108: The Only Protestants Growing /Charasmatic Questions
It's the 3-year Anniversary of the Cory Truax Show. We discuss: -Points of theological tension -Why doesn't Bethel Church "bind" the California wild fires -Only one subset of christianity is growing -Political consequences from theological beliefs
50:10
August 2, 2018
Ep. 107: Controversial Church Letter / Better Discourse
On this Episode: -A Kentucky is being criticized for removing some members from the role -Is church membership important? -How long do you let a baby cry? -Some ideas on how to improve our broken national conversation
50:10
July 27, 2018
Ep. 106: Civil Discussion on Abortion, Guns, and Much More
Nathan McDowell rejoins the show to discuss the ideas behind our most divisive issues.
1:06:36
July 19, 2018
Ep 105: Roe vs Wade Revisited? / Confirm Kavanaugh Quickly
On this episode: -How much do you really know about Roe vs. Wade? -What happens if Roe is "overturned"? -Kavanaugh is a fine pick -How did the president settle on Kavanaugh? -NBA Free Agency
50:10
July 11, 2018
Ep. 104: Is "Social Justice" wrecking Christianity?
There are quite a few people nervous about the direction of theologically conservative Christians. I address that here.
50:07
July 1, 2018
Ep 103: Supreme Court Retirement is HUGE / SCprimary Results
On this Episode: -All the many consequences of Anthony Kennedy's retirement -Takeaways from SC's Primary Results -A lot of examples of our broken thinking
50:10
June 27, 2018
Ep. 102: A Conversation on Faith and Reason
I sat down with the delightful Nathan McDowell to talk about my faith and his skepticism thereof.
50:36
June 20, 2018
Episode 101: The SBC / Kingdom Over Country / SC Primary
-I'm back from the Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. I have some thoughts on that. -For American Christians, we need to be sure to value Kingdom over Country -SC's primary results are in
50:10
June 18, 2018
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