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The World and Everything in It - June 22, 2022


WORLD Radio - The World and Everything in It - June 22, 2022

On Washington Wednesday, a report on the shortcomings of the January 6th hearings; on World Tour, the latest international news; and the reason summer camps are having a hard time with staffing. Plus: commentary from Janie B. Cheaney, and the Wednesday morning news.

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Good morning!

The January 6 Committee hearing is ongoing and today we’ll hear of its shortcomings.

NICK EICHER, HOST: That’s ahead on Washington Wednesday.

Also today, WORLD Tour.

Plus summertime means camping season for many people. But outdoor recreation facilities are struggling to meet their staffing needs. We’ll hear why.

And WORLD commentator Janie B. Chaney on the love and justice of God.

REICHARD: It’s Wednesday, June 22nd. This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Mary Reichard.

EICHER: And I’m Nick Eicher. Good morning!

REICHARD: Now the news with Kristen Flavin.

KRISTEN FLAVIN, NEWS ANCHOR: Uvalde response » “Abject failure” - That’s how Texas’ top law enforcement officer described the police response to the school shooting last month in Uvalde. Colonel Steve McCraw is director of the Texas Department of Public Safety. He testified before the state Senate on Tuesday.

McCraw: The only thing stopping a hallway of dedicated officers from entering room 111 And 112 was the on scene commander who decided to place the lives of officers before the lives of children.

Police had enough officers on the scene to storm the school three minutes after the shooter got in … But those same police officers, armed with rifles of their own, spent the next forty minutes looking for a key to an unlocked room, McCraw said.

McCraw: The door was unsecured. And we've gone back and checked in our interviews and did anybody touch the door and try it, you know about, you know, do you need a key? How about trying the door to see if it's unlocked. And of course, no one had.

Meanwhile, the shooter killed 19 children and two teachers.

Pete Arredondo, the police chief for the Uvalde school district, later said he didn’t consider himself the officer in charge as the crisis unfolded. He also testified on Tuesday before a Texas House panel behind closed doors.

SCOTUS school choice » The Supreme Court decided Tuesday that the state of Maine cannot refuse tuition assistance to rural students attending private, religious schools. WORLD’s Josh Schumacher reports.

JOSH SCHUMACHER, REPORTER: The 6-3 ruling follows two other recent decisions from the court in favor of religious groups that were barred from government benefits. Families sued the state for excluding religious schools from a government-funded tuition program for students who live in areas with no public schools. The court said the government cannot deny benefits to the schools—or any organization—simply because they are religious.

The justices are separately weighing another religious freedom case focusing on football coach Joe Kennedy’s right to kneel at midfield to pray after games.

Reporting for WORLD, I’m Josh Schumacher

Britain rail strike » Tens of thousands of Britain’s railway workers walked off the job Tuesday. That brought the train network to a crawl and left tens of thousands of commuters stranded.

The workers are protesting low pay, poor working conditions, and lack of job security. Here’s Mick Lynch, Secretary-General of the National Union of Rail.

LYNCH: We're faced with 1000s of job cuts. Despite what Grant Shapps says, there's been no guarantee that these redundancies won't be compulsory. We've seen the four or 5,000 jobs already go from the railway.

When the pandemic forced commuters to stay home, the government began subsidizing the transportation industry. Now, those subsidies are going away… But the commuters aren’t coming back. That means that transportation companies have to start slashing jobs to keep costs down.

Some are calling this strike completely unnecessary. Here’s Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport for the United Kingdom.

SHAPPS: They called the strike on the false pretense with their members of taking themselves off the pay freeze which of course the whole of the public services had for the past couple of years, and that pay freeze was coming to an end anyway.

The strikes are scheduled to pause today but will resume on Thursday and Saturday.

Attorney general makes unannounced visit to Ukraine » U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland made a surprise visit to Ukraine, where he promised to help hold war criminals accountable. Garland met with Ukrainian Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova to work on a plan.

GARLAND: The United States is sending an unmistakable message: there is no place to hide we will we and our partners will pursue every avenue available to make sure that those who are responsible for these atrocities are held accountable.

Garland appointed Eli Rosenbaum, who’s been with the Department of Justice for nearly 40 years, as Counselor of War Crimes Accountability. He’ll be responsible for heading up the initiative. Ukrainian officials said that in the last 24 hours, six civilians were killed and 16 more were wounded.

Bombardments continue to pulverize the cities of Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk in eastern Ukraine.

American vets captured by Russia » Two American citizens captured fighting in Ukraine are sitting in a cell awaiting trial as mercenaries.

Normally, prisoners of war are protected from torture and unfair trial under the Geneva Convention but by calling them mercenaries, their Russian captors can get around those rules. A Russian spokesperson said the military could sentence the American fighters to death.

Former Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said:

KIRBY: It’s appalling that a public official in Russia would even suggest the death penalty for the two American citizens that were in Ukraine.

Both of the captured soldiers are veterans from Alabama. 39-year-old Alexander J. Drueke went to Ukraine to teach Ukrainian troops how to use U.S. weapons and the 27-year-old Andy Tai Huynh volunteered to fight alongside Ukrainian troops.

The men went missing June 8th. It is unknown when or how they will be released.

I’m Kristen Flavin. Straight ahead: concerns over the January 6th hearings.

Plus, summer camps and the struggle to find staff.

This is The World and Everything in It.

MARY REICHARD, HOST: It’s Wednesday the 22nd of June, 2022.

Glad to have you along for today’s edition of The World and Everything in It. Good morning, I’m Mary Reichard.

NICK EICHER, HOST: And I’m Nick Eicher. Today is Washington Wednesday. Once again, we turn our attention to Capitol Hill.

AUDIO: [gavel] The select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol will be in order.

The special select committee is back in front of the tv cameras this week. And Republican leaders say that is the whole point—the cameras, that it is merely a partisan political show.

We’ll have much more on those concerns here in just a bit.

REICHARD: But on Tuesday, the committee heard from multiple election officials who spoke with President Trump after the 2020 election, including Brad Raffensperger. He is the Republican secretary of state in Georgia.

He testified that he simply could not find evidence of the widespread voter fraud that Trump said would’ve turned Georgia his way.

RAFFENSPERGER: He just has bad data, and that’s what we tried to help him understand. For example, I mentioned that he had over a thousand people listed on there, people who had passed away, and he said they had voted here in Georgia. Our records show that there are only two.

And Arizona Republican House Speaker Rusty Bowers told members that Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani never provided evidence to back up claims of fraud.

BOWERS: My recollection, he said ‘We have lots of theories, we just don’t have the evidence.’ And I don’t know if that was a gaffe or maybe he didn’t think through what he said, but both myself and others in my group, the three in my group and my counsel, both remember that specifically.

EICHER: And on Tuesday, the panel highlighted what it claimed was a coordinated pressure campaign against state officials and election workers.

AUDIO: [Election worker protest]

Members played video footage of protests outside the homes of election workers, calling to mind current demonstrations at the homes of Supreme Court justices.

PROTEST: You’re a threat to democracy. You’re threat to free and honest elections.

REICHARD: The members said many local elected officials, mostly Republicans, came under fire in the wake of the election.

The chairman of the committee, Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson claimed that behind all of it—directly or indirectly—President Trump was pulling the levers.

Last week, the panel accused Trump of pushing his Vice President Mike Pence to reject the election results.

In pre-recorded testimony, several people, including the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump … said they overheard a heated phone call between Trump and Pence in the Oval Office on the day of the Capitol riot.

Former aide to President Trump Nicholas Luna testified…

LUNA: In my memory, I remember hearing the word wimp. Either he called him a wimp; I don’t remember if he said you are a wimp, you’ll be a wimp; wimp is the word I remember.

EICHER: But Republicans say both the panel’s investigation and the recent public hearings are a farce using taxpayer dollars to villainize Donald Trump, his allies, and those who voted for him.

Congressman Jim Jordan noted the highly partisan makeup of the panel, nine anti-Trump members handpicked by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

She made those selections after first rejecting the members chosen by Republican leadership. Jordan said the hearings have lacked adversarial cross-examination of witnesses or—in his view—any of the hallmarks of serious proceedings.

JORDAN: And it is just a production, selectively pulling out information that we get no chance to see and presenting that to the American people in a completely partisan fashion …

REICHARD: House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik said Democrats are clearly putting on a show.

STEFANIK: It truly is a political circus. Look no further than the fact that they ran it during primetime hours. A typical serious congressional hearing happens during the day, typically starting at 10 a.m. In addition, they hired a producer, the former president of ABC News.

And House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says Democrats are in for a rough midterm election and are trying to change the subject.

MCCARTHY: It’s really just something that goes after their political opponents. What we really should be going after is a rise in inflation, the gas price, crime, and secure our borders.

Well joining us now to discuss is our own WORLD Radio news director Kent Covington. And Kent, we thought it would be good to talk with you today, since you’re the one closest to the reporting on all of this.

EICHER: Right, so let’s talk about the concerns of Republican leaders since that’s something we haven’t discussed very much up to this point.

What do you say, Kent, about Republicans who complain about the unfairness of the process?

KENT COVINGTON, NEWS DIRECTOR: Yeah, let me start by referring to last week’s Washington Wednesday and the analyst who was complimentary of the panel’s work.

I remember he did also note that there is going to be an asterisk next to these hearings, next to this panel, because of the fact that it is, again, nine members handpicked by Speaker Pelosi—again, who rejected the slate of members the Republicans chose. That went against the norms of the House.

Important to state the obvious here: The percentage of things politicized in Washington is 100. And when you have a panel controlled entirely by one side. There are a couple of Republicans on the panel, but they are ardent Trump critics. When you have a committee entirely controlled from one perspective and almost entirely from one party, you are going to get something that is, by definition, politicized only in one direction.

And I think it’s true that if the focus of the panel were on how to prevent this type of event from happening again, which is to say, how do we secure the capitol and other high-level government facilities while, at the same time, protecting the rights of Americans to peacefully assemble and protest? Then these hearings would be entirely uncontroversial. Well, less controversial.

But this is essentially a trial in the court of public opinion. And there is no defense. There is only prosecution.

And the goal of the prosecution in this case clearly is to convince Americans that Donald Trump’s election claims directly led to the Capitol riot and that many of Trump’s allies were complicit.

That doesn’t mean all of the evidence presented is invalid. People can listen and make up their own minds. But yes, it is a one-sided trial in the court of public opinion.

REICHARD: Well, if that is the intent, what effect is it having? Are members succeeding in swaying public opinion?

COVINGTON: It’s hard to say right now, but the polling I’ve seen up to this point suggests the impact is somewhat minimal.

ABC and the Washington Post conducted a poll just after the committee’s first few public hearings. And they found that just over half of respondents say the investigation will not affect their voting choices this November.

About 30 percent said the hearings have made them more likely to support Democrats, while just under 20 percent said they’re now leaning more strongly toward Republicans.

An earlier poll also found that the hearings haven’t moved the needle much. Its hard to put too much stock in a couple of polls, especially with four-and-a-half months left until the next election.

EICHER: What about the precedent of the majority party rejecting a slate of members from the minority, especially in such a controversial hearing? Isn’t that just going to lead to Republicans doing the same thing to Democrats when they get power and are feeling justified about it?

COVINGTON: Probably, yeah. That’s how these things tend to work in Washington. When Democrats used the nuclear option to get rid of the Senate filibuster on judicial nominations, Republicans a short time later felt justified in doing the same thing for Supreme Court nominations.

So whatever the Democrats do right now, I think they can probably expect to have it done unto them when the tables have turned.

And we seem to be in an age right now in Washington when a lot of precedents are going by the wayside, for better or for worse.

EICHER: Kent, has anything you’ve heard so far in these public hearings that has surprised you?

COVINGTON: I wouldn’t say anything has surprised me. The members did present some video footage that I think anyone listening right now would find shocking, a group of people chanting “hang Mike Pence,” assault of police officers. Clearly some things took place on Jan. 6th that we hope we never see again.

It’s important to note, however, that the footage being shown during these hearings is not an accurate broad brush of Trump supporters. Some on the left would like to suggest that it is, but that’s not accurate.

The vast majority of the people who assembled near the Capitol were peaceful demonstrators. It was a relatively small subset of that crowd that breached the Capitol or committed acts of violence.

I will say that, again, this trial, basically, is not balanced, and it’s not fair. However, that does not mean that all of the evidence presented is illegitimate or untrue.

And it’s important to recognize that the elected officials are fallen men, like each and every one of us. And I think it’s important as believers to check our instincts to be protective of politicians whose policies we favor. We can try to be fair-minded, even if politicians won’t be.

REICHARD: Well, to be fair, Trump supporters aren’t the only ones who’ve complained recently about election integrity. When Trump won in 2016, Democrats contested that. When President George W. Bush won his first election, that went all the way to the Supreme Court. This is not a new issue and I wonder whether legitimate complaints about clean elections will simply go unheard and most importantly, rebuild much-needed trust in the legitimacy of elections.

COVINGTON: Yeah, I think that’s the larger conversation that still has to be had.

President Biden was recently asked about whether he would be confident in the results of this year’s midterm elections in states where Republicans have passed new election laws and he was hesitant to answer.

And years before any of these new laws were in place, in my home state of Georgia, Democrat Stacy Abrams claimed that the gubernatorial election was stolen from her due to voter suppression. She is running again and still hasn’t backed off of those claims to my knowledge.

So both sides have voiced plenty of concerns in recent years about their votes and the legitimacy of elections.

King’s College Professor David C. Innes wrote a piece for WORLD Opinions recently. I’ll paraphrase him here. He said…

America needs a non-partisan National Commission on Election Integrity to compile a trustworthy report on contested voting issues like paper and computerized voting, early voting, mail-in ballots, ballot harvesting, ballot-counting, and more. He said our system depends upon public confidence in elections.

And it’s hard to argue that point.

REICHARD: One can hope. Kent Covington is director of WORLD Radio news. Thanks, Kent!

MARY REICHARD, HOST: It’s time now for WORLD Tour on The World and Everything in It. Here’s our reporter Onize Ohikere in Nigeria.

ONIZE OHIKERE, REPORTER: Colombia’s historic election—This week’s global recap begins in Colombia, where jubilant crowds welcomed the country’s first leftist leader.

AUDIO: [Crowds celebrating]

Gustavo Petro, a former rebel leader, narrowly defeated a real estate millionaire in the Sunday vote. It was his third bid for the presidency.

His running mate, Francia Márquez, is also the country’s first elected black vice president.

AUDIO: [Petro speaking Spanish]

In his victory speech, Petro called for unity and better relations with the United States. He also proposed reforms in pension, healthcare and agriculture, and how the country fights armed groups.

Colombia is battling high violence, poverty, and unemployment—struggles that have sparked anger at the traditional political establishment.

Protest in the U.K.—We head over to the United Kingdom, where protesters decried the rising cost of living.

AUDIO: [Protesters chanting]

Trade unions led marches through London on Saturday. Thousands of people held up banners and chanted for better wages and government support to buffer rising bills and other expenses.

Frances O'Grady is the general secretary of the Trades Union Congress.

O’GRADY: This cost of living crisis in Tory made. The Tories chose to cut universal benefit, 4 million children in poverty, shame on them

The Ukraine war has fueled inflation in Britain and across Europe. Protesters blamed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government for failing to respond quickly to the crisis.

Flooding in China—Next, to southern China, where the heaviest rainfall in decades is triggering floods and landslides.

AUDIO: [Rainfall]

Authorities said the average rainfall between early May and mid-June in three of the region’s provinces reached 24 inches, the highest recorded since 1961.

Response crews have evacuated hundreds of thousands of people. The swelling waterways are endangering manufacturing and logistics operations in the area.

India and Bangladesh are also facing significant flooding.

Nigerian Christian funeral—We end today here in Nigeria.

AUDIO: [Church funeral]

Mourners gathered for a state funeral for 22 of the 40 worshippers recently killed in southwestern Ondo state. The Christians were inside St. Francis Catholic Church earlier this month when gunmen opened fire.

Abel Olatunji was one of the survivors who turned up at the funeral mass.

OLATUNJI: My family came to the church on that day. When the mass ended, we were just waiting for the father to get down from the pulpit and walk out of the church before we follow as a member.

Nigeria’s security crisis is getting worse. This Sunday, gunmen attacked a Baptist and a Catholic Church in northern Kaduna state—a region with a history of clashes between farmers and herders. The attackers killed three people and abducted at least 36 others.

That’s it for this week’s World Tour.

NICK EICHER, HOST: Economic times are tough all over the world.

Consider Pakistan, where runaway inflation is driving up the price of energy, and it’s testing the patience of ordinary Pakistanis.

Things are so bad that Pakistan’s currency reserves are not sufficient even to cover two months of imports.

A new government has been in power for only a few months and it’s been struggling with what to do.

And a proposal by the planning minister may have crossed a line.

You see, Pakistan is a net importer of tea and that puts a drag on those currency reserves. So the planning minister Ahsan Iqbal called on the citizens to cut back on drinking tea.

Understand, this is a popular beverage. Pakistanis drink about three cups a day, so needless to say there is a backlash.

You might even say there’s a rebellion BREWING—against Iqbal’s demanded austeri-TEA.

A word of advice: Political figures really need to be careful provoking confrontations with the citizens over tea. There’s a history. Just sayin’.

It’s The World and Everything in It.

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Today is Wednesday, June 22nd. Thank you for turning to WORLD Radio to help start your day.

Good morning. I’m Mary Reichard.

NICK EICHER, HOST: And I’m Nick Eicher. Coming next on The World and Everything in It: summer camp!

Like many other in-person activities, summer camps saw huge drops in participation the last few years due to COVID. While it appears camper numbers are on the rise this year, many camp leaders say they’re still struggling to find staff. Some camps have had to cut back on programs and a few have even closed for the summer. WORLD’s Lauren Dunn reports.

LAUREN DUNN, REPORTER: Diane Wheeler is assistant director of camping ministries at Westminster Woods, a 400-acre Christian camp in Fall River, Kansas. She says the pandemic forced them to find new ways to recruit staff.

WHEELER: And we used to have big dinners with everyone. And they would bring friends and they would bring potential people and we recruited that way. This year we chose not to do that just because there was still a lot of people that were a little unsure. But what we did is more word-of-mouth recruiting.

Wheeler says that this summer they were able to fill essentially all of their staff positions. But many camps around the country are still needing staff even for this summer.

In Spring Mills, Pa., Josh Boyd is the executive director of Krislund Camp and Retreat Center. Almost 400 campers are registered for programs throughout the summer. Their first camp session starts this weekend.

BOYD: We actually just hired somebody yesterday, which was great. But we're looking for 30. And we're at 12 right now. And I'm hoping to get to 14-15 in the next week or two, if I can.

Krislund works with programs like Camp America to hire international applicants, but this year six of their seven hires were denied visas at the last minute. That unexpected drop pushed Boyd to cancel one of Krislund’s summer programs.

BOYD: Our community camp is a program where we go out into our community, and which takes three of our staff, but because of the shortage, I was having to cancel that and bring that staff back to fill holes that were in our residential and day camp programs that are on site.

Many camps have struggled to cover staffing needs since 2018, and the pandemic only made it harder. In 2020, most camps canceled their programs. Gregg Hunter is president and CEO of the Christian Camp and Conference Association, an organization with over 850 member camps.

HUNTER: When you say you cannot have a gathering of more than 20 people, and a camp has 250 beds and 250 kids who want to come, you can't just have camp for 20 kids, you have more leaders who are going to be there than that.

Most camps reopened in 2021, but many experienced severe staffing shortages. Hunter says this year camps are still trying to fill hundreds of openings. It’s significantly worse than he’s ever seen.

HUNTER: If you think about the best way for camps to recruit, and it's through those who are already on summer staff this last year. And they can go home and recruit their friends and tell them how great the experience was and what they learned and how they grew. The way we refer to it, as we'd say, the pipeline was dry.

The Christian Camp and Conference Association website lists open camp ministry positions. As of last week the website showed over 400 job openings ranging from kitchen assistant or maintenance technician to lifeguard or boat captain or even horse wrangler.

Jacob Sorenson is the founder and director of Sacred Playgrounds, a research group focusing on Christian camp ministries. He’s only heard of one or two camps that have closed for this summer because of a lack of staff, but almost all of the 30+ camps he is working with don’t have enough staff.

SORENSON: So I was at a camp last week, and I was leading some of their staff training sessions. And the director had to leave the session, because he had to go interview potential summer staff, and they were in their final week of staff training. And so we don't know the numbers because it's still playing out, camps are still trying to hire and desperately trying to fill gaps in their staffing roles.

As businesses scramble to find employees in a competitive job market, Sorenson says many young adults can more easily find better-paying jobs than camp positions. Some are opting for internships in their field of study. Josh Boyd said that Krislund is looking into developing internships in fields like education, recreation, and kitchen management or hospitality to encourage students to work at the camp.

According to Sorenson, some of the hardest staff positions to fill are often the most specific: high-ropes coordinators, back-country guides, lifeguards. Gregg Hunter from the Christian Camp and Conference Association says another difficult position to fill is kitchen staff.

But nineteen-year-old Julia Starnes wasn’t put off by the long hours and often hot conditions in the kitchen. She’s an architecture major at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She just finished her freshman year.

STARNES: I felt a lot of pressure from some of my peers this year that if you don’t get a good internship every single year you’re studying, you’re not going to get a good job.

Starnes attended camp at Westminster Woods starting in middle school, and she knew she wanted to return.

STARNES: I just value this so much to be out here and be a part of this community. And to build these friendships, you know, there's nothing like it. I'm still growing as a person and taking time to build myself and building my faith. That will give me a firm foundation for everything else I do.

Reporting for WORLD, I’m Lauren Dunn in Fall River, Kansas.

NICK EICHER, HOST: Today is Wednesday, June 22nd. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Nick Eicher.

MARY REICHARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard. Here’s commentator Janie B. Cheaney on human nature and the nature of God.

JANIE CHEANEY, COMMENTATOR: The most shocking aspect of wartime atrocity in Ukraine may be that we are shocked. If there ever was a war conducted politely, according to rules of engagement, I haven’t heard of it. All God has to do is loosen restraint for human bloodlust to take over, and over and over. Violence is a recurring theme in the Old Testament, and the book of Isaiah is as representative as any. Judgment alternates with mercy throughout, sentences of doom with cries of anguish—because Isaiah reveals what we can reverently call God’s great dilemma.

He loves us, but he can’t tolerate us.

While thinking of Yahweh in Westminster-Confession terms, of his being, wisdom, power, holiness, goodness, justice, and truth, we don’t feel his emotion. But Isaiah and the other prophets reveal a heart laid bare. Like smoke and lightning on Mount Sinai, we see God’s perspective in flashes of rage and anguish, love and pleading, almost as if he was revealing a human side before appearing as human. But God is One, without “sides.” As humans are rational and emotional creatures, he is reason and emotion, perfectly integrated with holiness.

Thus, he loves us, and can’t tolerate us.

Prophetic descriptions of his judgment are lacerating; why do we need to read them? Possibly to remind us that where human nature is concerned, nothing has changed. War, wherever it breaks out, shows us to be the same savages who ripped up pregnant women in Assyria. Throughout the Old Testament record our righteous Judge swings between fury and mercy, sometimes in the same passage. The cycle of wrath and restoration plays out again and again, from Exodus through the outcry of prophets, long after a purely rational being would have written off the creation project for good. Humans just can’t seem to get it right. If not wrecking cities, we’re wrecking relationships and calling evil good.

But, as hopeless as our God’s dilemma may seem, something has changed. In Chapter 27, Isaiah foresees the Lord planting another vineyard at some unspecified time. Unlike the vineyard he ripped up in chapter 5, he says, “I keep it night and day; I have no wrath.” He will protect it from invaders—or, if the invaders themselves experience a change of heart,

“let them lay hold of my protection; let them make peace with me. Let them make peace with me.”

What has changed is the way of peace, secured by the Prince of Peace. The arm of the Lord, previously stretched out in judgment over all the nations, is laid bare to receive their wounds, “and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.” Abel’s blood still cries out, but if we listen closely, we hear a louder voice and a better word (Heb. 12:24): the solution of an age-old dilemma.

He loves us, full stop.

I’m Janie B. Cheaney.

NICK EICHER, HOST: Tomorrow: war crimes in Ukraine.

And, why is Turkey holding up NATO expansion?

Plus, Wimbledon tennis championships begin Monday on grass courts. We’ll learn why that matters to the players.

That and more tomorrow.

I’m Nick Eicher.

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

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