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The World and Everything in It: December 1, 2022

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What happened to a group of traveling evangelists apprehended on the roadside in Montana; and a ministry offers people a chance to worship in the great outdoors. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, and the Thursday morning news.


MARY REICHARD, HOST: Good morning!

Christian evangelists walking across the country wind up in jail in Montana. We’ll hear what happened.

MYRNA BROWN, HOST: Plus worshiping the Creator in the natural world.

And commentator Cal Thomas reflects on decades lived and lessons learned.

REICHARD: It’s Thursday, December 1st! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Mary Reichard.

BROWN: And I’m Myrna Brown. Good morning!

REICHARD: Up next, Kristen Flavin has the news.


KRISTEN FLAVIN, REPORTER: Railway strike » The House voted today to block a railway strike after President Biden called on Congress to intervene in the deadlocked labor negotiations.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi:

PELOSI: Again, I don't like going against the ability of the unions to strike, but weighing the equities, we must avoid a strike. Jobs will be lost, even union jobs will be lost.

The Senate and the president have until December 9 to approve the legislation binding railway workers to their jobs.

Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer.

SCHUMER: And Leader McConnell and I agreed, we'd try to get it done ASAP.

Schumer added that Congress needs to act sooner than the deadline. If not, railroads might refuse to put perishable goods onto trains for fear they won’t reach their destinations in time.

Eight unions have already approved an agreement for better pay and bonuses, but four others rejected offers.

Trump taxes » A House committee can now access some of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns. WORLD’s Josh Schumacher has more.

JOSH SCHUMACHER, REPORTER: A Treasury Department spokesperson said the agency has complied with a court order to make the documents available to Congress.

The House Ways and Means Committee requested six years’ worth of Trump’s tax returns—ostensibly for the purposes of oversight.

Trump fought the request in court, saying the committee was playing politics with his private information. The Supreme Court recently ruled that the IRS could hand over the returns.

For WORLD, I’m Josh Schumacher.

House Dems » JEFFRIES: Good afternoon, everyone. It's an honor to stand before you today as the incoming House Democratic Leader for the 118th. Congress that will convene on January 3.

That’s Congressman Hakeem Jeffries. He will succeed Nancy Pelosi when the new Congress convenes in January.

But he won’t be the speaker of the House. Republicans will have the majority and nominate someone else for the role.

Still, Jeffries promises to do what he can to advance legislative priorities.

JEFFRIES: That's our story. That's our legacy. That's our values. That's our commitment. As we move forward, get stuff done, make life better for everyday Americans.

Meanwhile, the Republicans’ lead in the House is narrow enough that GOP leader Kevin McCarthy will need almost all of his party’s votes to win confirmation as speaker.

Jiang » Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin died yesterday. He was 96.

Jiang led the ruling Communist Party for 13 years until 2003. He helped push the country out of isolation by entering China into the World Trade Organization.

JIANG: [Mandarin]

Here Jiang is saying that he hopes entering the World Trade Organization would bring vitality to the Chinese economy.

Kerry Brown is professor of Chinese studies at Kings College in London,

BROWN: He wasn't the kind of typical autocrat. I mean, he kind of would do impromptu things like belting out songs at karaoke, you know, international meetings and things like that.

Chinese media reported that Jiang died of leukemia and multiple organ failure in Shanghai. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

Fed » Stocks pushed higher yesterday on news of a looming interest rate hike. For investors, the good news is that the next rate increase will not be as steep as prior ones.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, speaking at the Brookings Institution:

POWELL: After our November meeting, we noted that we anticipated that ongoing rate increases will be appropriate in order to attain a policy stance that is sufficiently restrictive to move inflation down to 2% over time.

Powell noted recent, positive signs that inflation is slowing down, but said more work is needed to get soaring prices under control.

POWELL: It is far too early to declare goods inflation vanquished, but if current trends continue, goods prices should begin to exert downward pressure on overall inflation in coming months.

The Fed is expected raise interest rates by half a point at its meeting on December 13th and 14th.

Oath Keepers » The Justice Department has charged more than 700 people in its investigation into the January 6th U.S. Capitol riot. Most of them have yet to be tried.

On Tuesday, the court convicted Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes of seditious conspiracy. The last federal conviction on that charge was in 1995.

Defense Attorney Lee Bright.

BRIGHT: I think there would have been a greater change in tenor and tone regarding the future prosecutions had there been not guilties on the sedition cases across the board.

The trial lasted for nearly two months, and the jury deliberated for three days.

Rhodes and four others faced 25 charges. The jury also found co-defendant Kelly Megs guilty of seditious conspiracy.

I’m Kristen Flavin. Straight ahead: the story of traveling evangelists who found themselves in prison in Montana.

Plus, worshiping in the great outdoors.

This is The World and Everything in It.


MARY REICHARD, HOST: It’s Thursday the 1st day of December, 2022.

This is The World and Everything in It and we’re glad you’ve joined us today! Good morning, I’m Mary Reichard.

MYRNA BROWN, HOST: And I’m Myrna Brown. Up first, Christian missionaries jailed in Montana.

WORLD Digital reported this story first based on a tip from a reader.

Earlier this month, five missionaries with Full Proof Gospel ministries were taken into custody in Montana. They faced felony charges of assault after a fight with a local business owner.

REICHARD: In a few minutes, we’ll talk with one of the missionaries about his experience. But here now with more on the case is WORLD’s Gary Perilloux. Gary, welcome.

GARY PERILLOUX, REPORTER: Hi Mary, good to be with you.

REICHARD: Gary, what can you tell us about Full Proof Gospel Ministries and the missionaries it sent to Montana?

PERILLOUX: They're an 18 year old ministry from western North Carolina. They've preached and witnessed around the world—including Bolivia, Bangladesh, Nepal, many places around the world. During the pandemic, they felt led by God to do a walk across America. Their leader is 46 year old Jesse Boyd. With him were his daughter Bethany Grace 18, Josiah 12. Those two children are named for the late two children of the late Christian musician Keith Green, who died with him in a plane crash 40 years ago. Also with them are Eric Trent, 27, and Carter Phillips, 20, all of them representing Full Proof Gospel Ministries.

REICHARD: You reported that the team reached Madison County, Montana, on November 12th. What happened that day?

PERILLOUX: They were wrapping up a day of walking in the snow. It was below freezing, snow banks on both sides of the road. His daughter Bethany had parked their support vehicle ahead. Jesse and his son Josiah and Eric Trent was with them toward the last leg of the walk. They arrived and were packing up when a truck came from the north, pulled over and a man they say began angrily shouting through his passenger window that “We don't need your kind in Montana.” From there, the argument escalated. Jesse Boyd, the leader of the group, said the man used foul language and he said, “You should wash your mouth out with soap.” The man came around the truck after him. At that point Jesse pulled his firearm, which was a small double-barreled Derringer type gun that's used by outdoors people for protection, nothing you would use for any other purpose. He didn't fire. He just stopped the man. And when things appeared to de-escalate, gave the gun to Eric Trent who put it into their Subaru in the console, put it away. They thought it was over. Then the man came after Jesse, pinned him against the car and screamed and yelled at him for several minutes, wrestled him to the ground and the others jumped in to try to free Jesse Boyd.

REICHARD: Sounds like a scary situation to be in. Did they have any explanation for what was going on?

PERILLOUX: They're not sure what ignited this. The man did claim that perhaps they were on or near his property. They were not. They were on an apron from U.S. 287, the Montana highway there and a connecting road. The man's business was nearby but they claimed they were nowhere near his property and we're not blocking access. They were marching with a cross that says, “Are you ready?” and “Repent or perish,” and they had an American flag. And they're not sure if some of those elements of their walk incensed him for whatever reason. He became angry with them and things just deteriorated from there. Ultimately, they moved down the road a little way after getting free from the man. Both sides called 9-1-1. And the man was not charged, but the four adult missionaries were charged with aggravated assault, while the 12 year old son was placed in Child Protective Services and taken away from them separately.

REICHARD: You’ve talked with the missionaries, but theirs is only one side of the story here. What about the man who confronted them? What does he have to say?

PERILLOUX: We eventually identified him as 56-year-old Bradley Dean Terrell, a transplant from Colorado, who opened a business, a fly fishing business, convenience store, and an eight room motel in the past three years near the scene of this incident. We were not able to find out any information about him, any narrative from the sheriff's office or the county attorney. They would not release anything but we did find his name from a court protective order that prevented the missionaries from going near him. They say they have no interest in going near him. Nevertheless, they've been outfitted with ankle monitors to track their movements. Well, I did find and call Mr. Terrell and asked him about it. He said attorneys advised him not to say too much. I said, “Well what initiated all this, what caused it?” And he said, “Well, the four of them landed in jail and I didn't. How's that?” And so that's as much as I got on his side. But the investigation was a bit strange in that we have no public record or accessibility public records that show what statements were taking what detail of events occurred at the actual scene from the sheriff's office

REICHARD: Where are the missionaries now, and what happens to them next?

PERILLOUX: They have made it back home, just made it home Tuesday after spending Thanksgiving in Montana. Jesse's wife Jamie was able to fly out there and the whole family was there—there's a third child as well. And they spent the time there with a Christian family in Bozeman, Montana, and then spent several days. Just got back to North Carolina. When I talked to Jesse, he said they're planning to go back. They'll need to make another court appearance, a preliminary hearing at Madison County District Court 12 days before Christmas on December 13th. And so that's when we'll learn what the next step will be.

REICHARD: Gary Perilloux covers religious liberty for WORLD. Gary, thank you.

PERILLOUX: Thanks, Mary. Appreciate it.

REICHARD: Gary Perilloux covers religious liberty for WORLD. Gary, thank you. Coming up next, a first-hand account of the ordeal from missionary Jesse Boyd.


MYRNA BROWN, HOST: Jesse Boyd is one of the four missionaries arrested in Montana after that roadside confrontation. He joins us to talk about his experience.

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Jesse, welcome.

JESSE BOYD, GUEST: Thank you, Mary. It's nice to be with you all today

REICHARD: Today, you’re talking with us from your home in North Carolina. When did you get back from Montana? How are you feeling now?

BOYD: Well, it was nice to return home. We couldn't make it in time for Thanksgiving. But some kind residents there in Montana invited us over to join with their family. So we were blessed. And it was a long three day drive. But there is no place like home. And it's nice to be where I can walk outside in a t-shirt and enjoy the sun and a few leaves left on the tree because it was sub-zero the last day we were walking in Montana.

REICHARD: Tell us, what does a typical day look like when you’re walking across America?

BOYD: So a usual day just begins: we get up in the morning, we spend time with the Lord and we pray about the day and we go out to the very spot we stopped walking the night or the afternoon before and we resume. And we'll just go throughout the day, depending on the weather, the temperature, or just whenever we're tired. Or wherever we are, or wherever we're trying to get we'll walk as far as we can. The typical day is about 20 total miles. That's about average. We've walked as much as 72 miles in a day through the night when we were in the middle of nowhere. And we've had days where gospel conversations or witnessing encounters slow us down and we like to be slowed down for those reasons and we'll only do a few miles. And sometimes we're just so tired or even sick that we have to stop. And we entrust the Lord to those things. We're not on a schedule. And so usually we just go out and we tag-team. I walk a leg, my partner Eric walks a leg, my daughter Bethany is either walking with me or with him. And we switch off and whoever is not walking will move the support vehicle up the road. And we carry Gospel tracts and Bibles and we try to talk to whoever will talk to us—passers by, people that are out in their yards, people on the side of the road. And we've had over 2,500 gospel encounters on this journey. And we've given out over 100 copies of the Bible. We've talked with law enforcement who are checking on us, people that stopped to ask what we're doing. It's just been an incredible journey so far. And we've not had any trouble until we walked into Madison County, Montana.

REICHARD: We heard earlier from WORLD correspondent Gary Perilloux about your encounter with Brad Terrell in Madison County, Montana and your subsequent arrest and confinement. What was the scariest part of the ordeal for you?

BOYD: Well, the scariest part as a father is to be threatened and attacked in the presence of my children. In those situations, I'm the first line of defense. As the team leader, I'm the first line of defense between evil and those I'm entrusted with leading and my 12 year old son and my 18 year old daughter who were with us. We realized that such a venture is fraught with danger. I mean, just from drivers. I mean, there's so many people texting and playing on their phones nowadays, that we have to be aware at every moment, even when we're walking on a wide shoulder or on a back road. And so we're not naive to dangers that are out there. But we've never been confronted like this. Some people will flip us off driving by or make cat calls or curse out the window. We've even had some things thrown at us just walking down the road, but nothing that we can't just shake the dust and move on.

And this particular day, an individual pulled up, and he was very angry, cursing, screaming, and he got out of his vehicle and he charged me. He charged me while I was standing there beside my son and I was in fear for my life. And I was in fear for my son. And so I did what any father would do and what the law, particularly in the state of Montana, allows me to do is I drew a weapon to defuse the situation. And I warned him that I was in fear for my life, and then I would protect myself and he needed to get back in the car.

And so this individual, I'd never seen him before. A big bully does what bullies do when someone stands up to him, then they start screaming and hollering as if they're a victim. But he seemed to calm a little bit, and my ministry partner tried to reason with him. And at that point, I was able to discern that he didn't have a gun or a weapon in his hand. So I felt like the weapon was no longer needed. I re-holstered it and I handed it to my ministry partner and said, “Just put this out of the way for now.” And at that moment as angry as he was, my objective was to reason with him and it just wasn't possible. As soon as I handed the weapon off and it was put away, he got right up in my face and began to scream and holler and blaspheme the name of the Lord. I put up with this for five to seven minutes of him screaming in my face, spit getting on my face, enduring threats. We were told we weren't welcome in Montana, that there were rifles trained on us from a distance and that we'd be shot if we moved. And so I don't know. What do you do in that situation? I couldn't move without making contact with him. And the guy is telling me that rifles are trained on me. So eventually, he physically assaulted me. And I pushed him off, he had me pinned against my vehicle. And I warned him and then he threw a punch, hit me in the face, and at that point I fought back.

REICHARD: How did your faith inform your response to this trial?

BOYD: Well, I'll communicate exactly what I communicated to this man. He told me that I ought to fear him and be afraid and I made it abundantly clear that I fear no man. I fear God, and he ought to fear God because if he doesn't repent, God will crush him like a grasshopper on Judgment Day. And I serve a sovereign God who holds me in the palm of his hand. I've been purchased by the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, my faith is in His death, burial, and resurrection. I don't serve myself, I serve Him. And God has protected me and our team for 5,500 plus miles along highways and byways, and in a plethora of situations. I had no reason to believe in those moments that God was in control and that we could trust Him to look out for us.

REICHARD: What good, if any, do you think can come from this incident?

BOYD: Well, I think anytime that you have to trust the Lord and wait upon the Lord to avenge and to expose wickedness is an opportunity for spiritual growth. It doesn't matter what happens to you—whether you're in the right or you're in the wrong—any of the trials that we face as Christians, we ought to be able to take a step back and ask the Lord, “Lord, what are you trying to teach me from this?” Because if we serve the Lord, the Bible says that all things work together for good to them that love God, and who are called according to His purpose. And I don't see the Apostle Paul sitting in prison and complaining and doubting his faith. I see him in prison writing to the Philippians to count it all joy. And so those things aren't easy, Mary. I don't confess that I'm at complete peace or that I'm not struggling or concerned. But I do know that God has shown himself mighty on our behalf since this happened. We didn't know anybody in the state of Montana in that area of the state when this happened. And people just came out of the woodworks. We were locked up in jail. There was a period where I was in solitary confinement for 20 out of 24 hours in a day. When we were released from jail after four days, there were local Montana residents that I didn't know from Adam, who were standing there with my wife and my daughter and my son and welcomed me out of that jail with hugs and open arms. And I'm just baffled by that. I have friends in Montana now that I wouldn't have in Christ if none of these things had happened. But as far as my faith, it’s unshakable. I committed to the Lord that we would walk across America. And that's what I intend to do. I don't make a promise to the Lord and not keep it. That's what I fear. I don't fear men and threats. And I just think Christians in this country need to be courageous with their faith and take a stand and not allow things like this to deter them from being obedient to the Lord.

REICHARD: Last question, if you get a chance, will you walk across America again?

BOYD: I've committed to walking to the Pacific Ocean. But if the Lord wants to lead me to turn around and walk all the way back to the Atlantic, at the end of the day, I want to be obedient to the Lord. And I'd be lying to you—even despite all of this—if I didn't say that it has been a joy and just a true blessing to walk America. You don't see things in a car or even on a bicycle and have the types of encounters. I'm reminded of the old frontier preachers and the circuit writers who saw America at that pace and the testimonies and the things God did. And I'm blessed by what we've been able to experience in the believers we've met.

REICHARD: Jesse Boyd, from Full Proof Gospel Ministries, good to have you.

BOYD: Thank you, Mary. It’s been an honor and a blessing.


MYRNA BROWN, HOST: Today is Thursday, December 1st. Thank you for turning to WORLD Radio to help start your day. Good morning. I’m Myrna Brown.

MARY REICHARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard.

Romans 1 verse 20 says God’s invisible attributes can be clearly seen. Ever since the creation of the world, we can see His eternal power and divine nature in the things that He has made: quite literally, the world and everything in it!

BROWN: WORLD reporter Jenny Rough brings us a story about worshiping God in the great outdoors.

JENNY ROUGH, REPORTER: At 8 a.m. on a Sunday in November, the temperature at Zion National Park lingers around 35 degrees. Over by the park’s outdoor amphitheater, Josiah Gleason and Victoria Heric stand shivering in the wind. A couple of park visitors huddle in the front row.

GLEASON: Okay! Hi, everybody. My name is Josiah Gleason.

HERIC: And I’m Victoria. 

GLEASON: And today we’re going to be leading you guys in worship and leading you in a message…

Gleason and Heric both have jobs at Zion National Park for the winter season. In their free time, they serve as volunteers with A Christian Ministry in the National Parks. A-C-M-N-P.

The ministry has been around for over 70 years. Lauren Eisenhart-Purvis is the placement coordinator.

LAUREN EISENHART-PURIVS: We were started in 1951 to minister to people who are living and working in national parks. Because most national parks are pretty remote.

Eisenhart-Purvis assembles teams for the parks. Usually students who want to work outdoors for a season.

EISENHART-PURVIS: So typically during the summer we'll have anywhere from 175 to 250 team members serving with us. Our winter season is a lot smaller.

The ministry has older volunteers, too. Amos Smith is the program coordinator.

AMOS SMITH: We have people in their 30s to 40s. We have people that are retired and doing this now, after they've retired, and just driving around their RVs to go to different parks and be a part of this ministry.

But most volunteers are college-age.

GLEASON: The first song is “Indescribable” on page 26...

AUDIO: [Strumming guitar]

Josiah Gleason is on a semester break so he can work at Zion. Victoria Heric is extending a gap year.

For their first organized Sunday service of the winter season, Gleason opens with music. Heric says a prayer…

HERIC: Dear Jesus, thank you for a cold yet beautiful day in your wonderful creation, God. I just pray that…

…then she reads a chapter from the Bible: Joshua 2.

HERIC: Chapter 2. Now Joshua the son of Nun sent out two men…

In the backdrop, majestic red rock canyons display their beauty and strength.

Coordinator Amos Smith says the outdoor setting draws awareness to the fact that God has created amazing places for His people to gather.

SMITH: Because you step outside and you're just seeing some of the most beautiful things in the world and there is something healing about that that just kind of slows life down just a little bit. And maybe gives you a different perspective on your own life and the people around you.

He says the longing to be in a life-giving environment is a big reason so many people visit national parks.

SMITH: A lot of people are just searching for something beautiful, something good.

Weather can pose a problem. A sandstorm rolling in at Death Valley. An unexpected thunderstorm at Everglades. But that’s not the greatest challenge.

SMITH: The biggest obstacle and barrier is just people knowing, people knowing that it's there, that it's available.

As government entities, the parks stay impartial. It’s up to ministry volunteers to invite others.

ACMNP is the only formal national park ministry. But it’s not uncommon for Christians to come together to worship outside.

Mark Disbrow is a pastor in Southwest Colorado. In the early 2000s, he went on a handful of trips to Africa. He noticed that many churches there would meet in a field or under a tree. As an outdoor enthusiast, he loved that environment. When he returned to the States, he felt called to plant a church.

MARK DISBROW: And I just was asking myself, why can't we do it like they do in Africa? Just set up a church service outdoors somewhere. And, worship God. We can reach people that really don't want to go into a building, and we can reach the unchurched by finding them at campgrounds and rock climbing spots and things like that.

For two and a half years, Disbrow did just that. Sunday mornings, he and some friends would put out food, set up chairs, and start inviting people.

DISBROW: And you know, you'd be surprised. You go around in a campground and you start inviting people to come, somebody's going to be a musician. There’s some songs that everybody knows, like “Amazing Grace.”

Weekend camping trips can be a great way to bond with family and friends. And Disbrow says it can be done without missing church.

DISBROW: When they pull into a campground, go up and inquire if there's church services here on Sunday because many campgrounds do have a little more of a formal program.

Amos Smith says that nature has a way of affecting our hearts and souls.

SMITH: Seeing people experience something like the Grand Canyon, like the Rocky Mountains, like Glacier National Park and are blown away by it. And when that happens, the walls and the guards come down and what God has been trying to say to them oftentimes is now the moment where they're able to finally hear it.

GLEESON: Indescribable, uncontainable. You placed the stars in the sky, and you know them by name. You are amazing God.

Reporting for WORLD, I’m Jenny Rough in Zion National Park.


MARY REICHARD, HOST: Today is Thursday, December 1st. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Mary Reichard.

MYRNA BROWN, HOST: And I’m Myrna Brown.

It’s time for our weekly commentary from Cal Thomas, but before we get to that, Cal is with us right now, and this is a special week.

It IS a special week, because Cal, it’s your birthday on Friday!

CAL THOMAS, COMMENTATOR: Don’t remind me! You know, these keep coming around every year and I try to slow them up, but nothing I do can make a difference.

REICHARD: Well, I don’t think you need to worry because we’re going to make this date extra special for you, a song! And I will refrain from singing to you! That’s my special gift.

But Myrna, well, God spent a lot of time blessing her with a good singing voice! So Myrna, take it away!

BROWN: [SINGING HAPPY BIRTHDAY]

THOMAS: You know, Myrna, I think you ought to consider being a volunteer for the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle.

REICHARD: Well, I understand, Cal, that you’ve written a reflection on your short time on earth and you’d like to read that. Is that true?

THOMAS: It is. A TV ad for a dietary supplement features a woman who says, “Age is just a number and mine is unlisted.”

Mine is not unlisted and a simple internet search can reveal it, so I will admit it. I was born Dec. 2, 1942, which makes me 80 years old on Friday. President Biden and I now have something in common.

I and my fellow high school classmates, who have also turned 80 this year, are fortunate to have grown up at a time when families mostly stayed together, when right and wrong were taught at home and in schools and when you were responsible for whatever choices you made.

In my years in journalism, first as a reporter and now a columnist, I have met every president of the United States since John F. Kennedy. The current one I recall meeting when he was a senator. As a reporter for NBC News and a network affiliate in Houston, I was privileged to meet and work with people I still regard as great journalists. Their signed pictures hang on my office wall to remind me of what real journalism once looked like.

I treasure another picture. It is of my mother (age 11), grandmother and great-grandmother standing next to President Warren Harding in the White House driveway. They were regular visitors to the White House because my maternal grandfather and Grace Coolidge, wife of the 30th president, were first cousins and frequent companions.

That picture reminds me of something else; that while presidents and politicians change, none can make your life better. That’s your job and mine. Coolidge shared the same belief and expressed it in the way he lived and spoke and in his policies which reflected his view that the government should tax less so the people might have more.

In my columns over the last nearly 39 years (more than 4,000 of them), I have sought to remind readers of those old values, which became old because they worked for most people who embraced them.

Among the many privileges from a career in journalism are the many talented and intelligent people I have been fortunate to meet. No other job of which I am aware allows you to associate with such a diverse group, from presidents and prime ministers, to astronauts, singers, composers, actors and physicians, especially the One known as the Great Physician, who has shaped my thinking and my life.

I’ve been asked when I will retire, but I can’t think of anything that matches or exceeds expressing my opinions and getting paid for them. If good health continues, and with the approval of editors around the country, I shall press on, annoying liberals for as long as I am able.

In this, my examples include the British journalist, William Rees-Mogg, who was still writing in his 80s and Tom Wolfe, who lived to be 88 and wrote until near the end of his life. I humbly admit I am not in their league, but I shall keep working at it as long as strength endures.

I’m Cal Thomas.


MARY REICHARD, HOST: Tomorrow on Culture Friday John Stonestreet joins us to talk about the protests in China.

Plus, a review of an animation based on fantasy novels for children by Christian author Andrew Peterson.

And, the music of Advent.

That and more tomorrow.

I’m Mary Reichard.

MYRNA BROWN, HOST: And I’m Myrna Brown.

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