Live from Music Row Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – guest host Gulbransen welcomed all-star panelist Dr. Carol M. Swain in-studio to discuss her upcoming event at Harpeth Christian Church on June 26th from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Gulbransen: Just joining us is – I can’t think of an adjective that could properly describe you. I think eminent and wonderful is certainly there. But the famous Dr. Carol Swain is here. For those who don’t know, you have such a long résumé, I don’t even know where to start here.
I mean, you’ve worked with Ben Carson. You are an award-winning political scientist and professor. So thank you so much for gracing us with your presence. We appreciate you.
Swain: Well, thank you. If you were leftist, you would call me the controversial Carol Swain.
Gulbransen: That’s a compliment from the Left.
Swain: I know. I know. I’ve caused them many sleepless nights.
Gulbransen: That is a badge of honor in this day and age, to cause the Left a lot of sleepless nights. I hope to achieve that, or at least 10 percent of the sleepless nights that you have. You’ve got an event coming up that we want to promote. I believe it’s from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on June 26th at Harpeth Christian Church, in partnership with Renew Ministries.
Swain: Yes. And we’re going to talk primarily about a book that I published for them last September called Countercultural Living: What Jesus Has to Say About Life, Marriage, Race and Ethnicity, Gender, and Materialism. And it’s a very short book.
In fact, it was meant to be given to people who are struggling with the culture, and countercultural living. And if you don’t know this, as a Christian, we’re not supposed to be flowing with the culture.
We’re supposed to be standing out, because we’re sort of in the position of the Israelites and ancient Babylon, and so these issues about life.
I mean, we had this impending Supreme Court case on abortion where the Department of Homeland Security, they’re warning us that the nation is being torn apart. They didn’t add that it would be by Democrat supporters.
But they’re issuing all these warnings. And when it comes to marriage, there are all sorts of things now. And we know that the Supreme Court has approved gay marriages.
We have race and ethnicity, CRT, and all of these things going on. We have gender, with some people saying that there are 64 genders. And then materialism.
Is the materialism just about money, or does it include other things? Those are some of the issues that I cover in the short book. And I use my life sort of as an illustration of how not to do life, but not always.
Like most people in the world, I got saved. No, like most people in the world, I have messed up a lot of times and I got saved, in my 40s. And so I did a lot of living, as I can really speak with authority to these issues.
Gulbransen: Hey, listen, there’s only one perfect person ever walked the face of the earth, and that’s Jesus Christ. I believe again, if I’m screwing this up, forgive me, but on June 26 with Harpeth Christian Church – which I believe their website is harpethcc.com – from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. But you can just Google it. Harpeth Christian Church. They have registration.
Swain: It’s free.
Gulbransen: I believe it is free. And it’s a heck of a time. They have eminent speakers, not quite to the level of Dr. Swain, but pretty darn close, every three months or so. So that’s a good thing that they do.
By the way, I don’t know if you know this, but I went on a little quest about an hour or so ago. Did you know that June, other than the obvious so-called month, is National Cancer Survivor Month?
Swain: No, but, I mean, that’s what we should be talking about. And did you know that my book Be the People: A Call to Reclaim America’s Faith and Promise was written pretty much in reaction to the changes that were taking place after President Obama’s first year.
And so I think June 2009 was when I realized that I had to write a book about what was happening to our nation and that we needed to stand up and reclaim it.
Gulbransen: We’re going to have a much lengthier discussion on this topic.