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The church in America today generally communicates with the culture in one of two ways. Either we preach the gospel without regard to the cultural and personal context, or we simply react defensively to the symptomatic cultural ills. Therefore, God often comes across as largely irrelevant to the everyday life of the average American. Consequently, the culture ends up regarding us, along with God, as out of touch or, even worse, dangerous. In light of this, if the Bible is true, and God reall ...
 
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This week on The Issue Is, as voters head to the polls, Elex Michaelson sits down one last time with both candidates, businessman Rick Caruso and Congresswoman Karen Bass. Elex also sits down with each candidates’ family, for an in-depth, and emotional conversation about the side of the candidates the public does not get to see.…
 
#24 How Can I Vote Wisely? Part1 #2 of 2-Part Series: Recently, we recorded a podcast entitled “Is it a Sin to NOT Vote?” where we focused on Matthew 25, that as a steward of your God-given vote it is a sin to bury it in the ground rather than to invest it. We also touched on how to vote wisely. This is the follow up to the podcast expanding on the…
 
#23 How Can I Vote Wisely? Part1 #1 of 2-Part Series: Recently, we recorded a podcast entitled “Is it a Sin to NOT Vote?” where we focused on Matthew 25, that as a steward of your God-given vote it is a sin to bury it in the ground rather than to invest it. We also touched on how to vote wisely. This is the follow up to the podcast expanding on the…
 
#22 Five Lies Evangelicals Believe Part2 #2 of 2-Part Series: Beginning with “God just wants me to be happy,” Brad unpacks the five most common lies Christians in America believe. Each of them alters how we see God, our ability to experience the joy and peace Jesus promised, and our capacity to impact culture.…
 
#21 Five Lies Evangelicals Believe Part1 #1 of 2-Part Series: Beginning with “God just wants me to be happy,” Brad unpacks the five most common lies Christians in America believe. Each of them alters how we see God, our ability to experience the joy and peace Jesus promised, and our capacity to impact culture.…
 
#20 Critical Race Theory Brad reveals both what Critical Race Theory gets right, as well as its fatal flaw. He discusses how the Woke movement denies the core teachings of Jesus. Finally, he ends with three questions which will allow you to reframe the issue, by putting Jesus back into the center of the conversation.…
 
#19 God Created Climate Change Part 2 #2 of 2-Part Series: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth—and climate change. Join Brad as he takes you on a journey through the climate change debate, helping you understand the rhetoric, what the Bible says, and God’s heart. He ends by showing you how to make God the issue in climate change.…
 
#18 God Created Climate Change Part 1 #1 of 2-Part Series: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth—and climate change. Join Brad as he takes you on a journey through the climate change debate, helping you understand the rhetoric, what the Bible says, and God’s heart. He ends by showing you how to make God the issue in climate change.…
 
#17: Culture-Proofing Your Kids The culture is working hard, every day, to hijack your kids. Imagine your son or daughter turning 21 and saying, “Mom, dad, God is irrelevant to my life.” You did everything you knew to do, but it wasn’t enough. How will you feel? Join Brad as he unpacks what you can do to culture proof your kids.…
 
#16: The 3 Reasons the Christian Life Does Not Work Either Jesus lied—or you missed something. Jesus promised us His joy and His peace. Instead, most Christians routinely experience anxiety, fear, anger and hopelessness. Why? Please join Brad as he unpacks the three reasons the Christian life does not work, and what you can do about it.…
 
#15: Be A Leader, Not A Loner Loners are losers—not because they’re bad people, but because the only way to change culture is by working in close unison with others. Jesus never sent his disciples out alone, except for one time. Why? The Apostle Paul always brought companions with him on his missionary journeys? Why? What does history teach us abou…
 
#14: Is It A Sin NOT To Vote? Is it a sin to not vote? Have you ever wondered about that question? What does God actually say? The Bible makes the issue very clear. Join Brad as he unpacks Jesus’ words in Matthew chapter 25 and applies them to one of our most basic duties as Christian citizens in a constitutional republic.…
 
#13: Love In An Angry Culture Part 2 #2 of 2-Part Series: If a blind man steps on your toe, does it hurt? But are you offended? When Jesus said, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” what did he mean? What did he not mean? The Apostle Paul never told pagans to change their behavior; he always told them to change their god. Why? How do you have a conver…
 
#12: Love In An Angry Culture Part 1 #1 of 2-Part Series: Secular culture almost daily accuses Christians of being unloving and even hateful. When we stand up for unborn children, we are accused of hating the mother. When we defend biblical morality, we are accused of hating homosexuals. When we support the police, we are accused of being racists. …
 
#11: Know Your Enemy Do you have enemies? If you are a genuine follower of Jesus you do. He, Himself, told us, “If the world hates you, remember it hated me first…. I chose you to come out of the world, so it hates you” (John 15:18-19). Jesus had enemies; therefore, you have enemies. However, the critical question is, how did Jesus respond to His f…
 
#10 Public Education Incubating Violence - Part 2 #2 of 2-part series: In the last show of God is the Issue, we discussed the many problems plaguing public education, including its sad demise into a system that incubates violence. What consequences do we have to face? What's the solution, and how can we bring God back into the picture? We'll addres…
 
Elex is joined by California AG Rob Bonta and California Family Council's Jonathan Keller as they react to the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Areva Martin and Brian Goldsmith join the show to also discuss the SCOTUS rulings as well as inflation and President Biden's poll numbers.Por The Issue Is
 
#9 Segregation Of Church And State America has kicked religion to the back of the bus. The Separation of Church and State has degenerated into Segregation of Church and State. Brad unpacks what the Founding Fathers intended and how the forces of radical secularism subverted the Constitution to censor rather than protect religious speech. What do we…
 
#8 Public Education Incubating Violence - Part 1 #1 of 2-part series: The Public school system, when first established the bible was the key literary resource and prayer was intricately involved in the school day. A place where all could learn moral behavior and the three R’s. But then the 60’s came and they threw God out of the schools and the bib…
 
This week, Elex is joined by Governor Gavin Newsom to discuss the state's surplus and California's tax system. California Assembly Minority Leader James Gallagher stops by to discuss inflation, gas prices and the GOP's 2022 outlook. Rep. Pete Aguilar weighs in on this week's Jan. 6 committee hearings and LA Times Sacramento bureau chief John Myers …
 
#7 Fighting the Culture War – Your First Duty as a Christian Citizen Today, Brad Bright talks about the most important thing you can do as a Christian citizen, something we often ignore. If we don’t get the fundamentals right, the will to win is not enough. That’s why Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardy began every training camp holding up a foo…
 
#6 The Constitution is King – Where Christians owe their allegiance Romans 13:1 commands, “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established” (NIV). When these words were penned, one man ruled supreme in the Roman Empire—Caesar. But what does this passage mean for Christians today …
 
After months of campaigning, it’s the home stretch, just days to go until California’s June 7th primary. One of the most hotly contested, and expensive, races on the ballot is for LA Mayor. This week, after spending millions on his campaign, billionaire developer Rick Caruso joins Elex Michaelson on "The Issue Is" to make his final pitch to Los Ang…
 
#5 Putin is a hero, only if… Putin’s ruthless attempt to subjugate the people of Ukraine horrifies all but the most callous among us. Today Brad explores the harsh reality that Putin is a hero (no matter how seemingly monstrous his actions may be) if a widely accepted modern scientific theory is the basis for morality.…
 
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