The World and Everything in It - May 13, 2022
On Culture Friday, the ongoing fallout from the Supreme Court leak; a new audiobook version of Lord of the Rings; and a new worship band with a diverse outlook. Plus: the Friday morning news.
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The fallout continues from the leak of a draft of a Supreme Court opinion on the Roe versus Wade abortion decision.
NICK EICHER, HOST: John Stonestreet’s away this week, so we’ll talk with Andrew Walker of WORLD Opinions about the latest fallout.
Also today a classic story read by a voice that should sound familiar.
BROWN: It’s Friday, May 13th. This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Myrna Brown.
EICHER: And I’m Nick Eicher. Good morning!
BROWN: Time for news. Here’s Kent Covington.
KENT COVINGTON, NEWS ANCHOR: Parents swap, sell baby formula as Biden focuses on shortage » Parents are finding empty shelves where the baby formula is supposed to be at stores across the country.
The formula shortage is driving parents to barter, sell and offer leftover supplies to each other.
Republican Congresswoman Ann Wagner is Chair of the House Suburban Caucus.
WAGNER: I’ve heard stories of moms, firsthand, my own daughter-in-law bartering for baby formula on Facebook. Pregnant women are asking if they should start stockpiling. They’re anxious.
The Biden administration plans to monitor possible price gouging and work with trading partners in the Americas and Europe on imports—even though 98 percent of baby formula is made domestically.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the growing problem is a top priority.
PSAKI: President Biden spoke with retailers and manufacturers, including the CEOs of Wal-Mart, Target, Reckitt, and Gerber to call on them to do more to help families purchase infant formula.
Republicans say the Biden administration should have done more sooner.
The problem is the result of supply chain disruptions and a safety recall.
Health officials are urging parents to contact food banks or physicians' offices. They’re warning parents against watering down formula to stretch supplies or using online recipes.
Finland to apply for NATO membership » Finland is applying to join NATO.
The NATO alliance is a military pact that includes the United States, Canada, and much of Europe. Members agree to defend one another against any outside attacks.
Finnish Ambassador to the United States Mikko Hautala said Thursday…
HAUTALA: I think we have been communicating also to the Russians that this may someday happen, and I think now the day has come.
Finland shares an 800-mile border with Russia.
The country has maintained a stance of neutrality since Russia invaded and seized part of its territory during World War II. And as recently as a few months ago, most people in Finland said it should stay that way.
But Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has changed a lot of minds.
Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto:
HAAVISTO: Unpredictable behavior of Russia is an imminent issue.
He said public support in his country for joining NATO now stands at about 70 percent.
Sweden, Finland’s neighbor to the west, is also thinking very hard about applying and could do so within days. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said the alliance would welcome both countries with open arms.
One of the Kremlin’s stated reasons for invading Ukraine was to prevent NATO from expanding along its borders. Moscow has warned it would take retaliatory —quote—“military-technical” steps if Finland joins the alliance.
North Korea confirms 1st COVID outbreak, Kim orders lockdown » North Korean leader Kim Jong Un donned a face mask Thursday as he convened with government officials to coordinate a response to a new COVID-19 outbreak. WORLD’s Kristen Flavin has more.
KRISTEN FLAVIN, REPORTER: For the first time, North Korea has publicly confirmed an outbreak of the omicron variant of COVID-19.
Up till now Kim Jong Un’s government had stuck to its story that it had a perfect record of locking the virus out of the country.
Kim’s authoritarian government has imposed a nationwide lockdown and called for greater disinfection efforts at homes and workplaces.
It’s unclear what percentage of the nation’s 26 million people are vaccinated.
North Korea has a poorly resourced healthcare system. Seoul’s Unification Ministry said South Korea is ready to offer medical support and other humanitarian assistance to North Korea.
Reporting for WORLD, I’m Kristen Flavin.
N. Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles » Also on Thursday, North Korea fired three short-range ballistic missiles toward the sea.
Thursday’s launches were the North’s first weapons fired since the inauguration of new conservative South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol on Tuesday.
North Korea has a history of rattling new governments in Seoul and Washington in an effort to boost its bargaining chips in future negotiations.
Wildfire destroys homes along California coast » In Southern California, strong winds have sent embers flying into smoke-filled skies as a wildfire burns along the coast, south of L.A.
One homeowner said the fire somehow skipped her home but burned the one next door.
AUDIO: It happened so quick, so quick. It’s just—I’m still numb. I’m still numb. I could not believe it.
The flames have already consumed more than 20 homes, many of them multimillion-dollar mansions. No injuries were reported.
Captain Virgil Asuncion with the Laguna Niguel Police Dept.
ASUNCION: Evacuation orders, both voluntary and mandatory for the city of Laguna Niguel remains in place.
The California fire is much smaller than the New Mexico blaze that has, so far, burned at least 170 homes.
Red flag warnings are in effect from California to Colorado and parts of the Midwest due to low humidity, erratic winds and warm temperatures.
I’m Kent Covington. Straight ahead: the ongoing fallout from the Supreme Court leak.
Plus, diversity in worship.
This is The World and Everything in It.
MYRNA BROWN, HOST: It’s Friday, May 13th, 2022. Glad to have you along for today’s edition of The World and Everything in It. Good morning, I’m Myrna Brown.
NICK EICHER, HOST: And I’m Nick Eicher. It’s Culture Friday.
Let’s bring in Andrew Walker.
He’s a professor of Christian ethics and apologetics at Southern Seminary and managing editor of WORLD Opinions. Good of you to join us today, Andrew!
ANDREW WALKER, GUEST: Nick, it's great to be with you and it's fun to work alongside you here at WORLD.
EICHER: Absolutely, pleasure’s mine!
Well, this week, lots of news on the pro-life front—so much of it the result of the leaked opinion from the Supreme Court that if the majority holds would reverse Roe vs. Wade.
So the most recent news is that the Senate made a show of trying to lock in Roe vs. Wade by holding a vote on a bill that would do that. Now, supporters seemingly conceded the effort was just a show vote because of all the talk leading up to it that they wanted to put all senators “on record”—either for or against Roe—and it never stood a chance of winning a filibuster-proof 60 votes ended up not even getting a simple majority.
Let’s listen to the Senate Majority Leader. This is Senator Chuck Schumer of New York.
SCHUMER: We are going to continue to highlight this issue relentlessly and strongly between now and November, because it is so important. Elect more MAGA Republicans if you want to see a nationwide abortion ban. Elect more pro-choice Democrats, if you want to see the right to choose a woman's freedom available from one end of the country to the other.
EICHER: The Democratic leadership really seems to see this as a political winner, even though the only bipartisan vote was to reject the Roe vs. Wade bill—all 50 Republicans against, including no votes from the handful of pro-abortion Republicans. So that fifty, plus one pro-life Democrat in Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Manchin’s the one outlier and the other Democrat known as pro-life, Robert Casey of Pennsylvania, he flipped pro-abortion and voted with the party. So it’s really shaping up as a partisan issue, isn’t it?
WALKER: Yeah, so I appreciate that question. And what's really interesting to me about this particular moment is it shows you how there really is no longer any third way or middle path to strike on this issue. And if you were to go and read the actual proposed language in this bill, it's as radical as radical can get. The days of safe, legal and rare are entirely gone. It's now to the point of shout your abortion. And so I think, you know, we ought to as Christians regret that there is any party that would go so far as to attempt to codify this into a federal statute. This isn't to say the Republican Party is the Christian party, there's plenty to critique the Republican Party about as Christians, but it is to say that on the abortion issue, there is very much a categorical asymmetrical difference between what the two parties represent. And these aren't just political positions. These are fundamental worldview presuppositions I always like to talk about how the middle path between religion and politics is ethics. And I teach ethics here at Southern Seminary. And I think it's important to realize that when we think about translating our convictions as Christians from our Christian faith into politics proper, we are going to politics through the lens of ethics, under the belief that Christian scripture, Christian history has spoken clearly on what it is Christians believe. And one of the most seamless threads in church history is the reality of Christianity being pro life. In fact, one of the earliest documents post New Testament and early Christian document called the Didache. It specifically prohibits the idea that people should procure an abortion, in the language of the Didache. And so here we are 2000 years later. We shouldn't be altogether that surprised that these debates resurface. The early church was living in a culture where abortion minded attitudes were also present. And so where the church often does its best work is in standing in kind of contradiction to the culture around it. We did it 2000 years ago. We need to do it 2000 years into the present as well.
BROWN: So Andrew, let us turn our attention to the Senate Banking Committee this week. Because the issue of abortion made it to the banking committee.
Treasury secretary Janet Yellen answered a question on the impact of the reversal of Roe vs. Wade on the economy and let’s listen to what the treasury secretary had to say:
YELLEN: …In many cases abortions are of teenage women, particularly low income and often black, who aren’t in a position to be able to care for children, have unexpected pregnancies and it deprives them of the ability often to continue their education to later participate in the workforce.
Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina is a banking committee member and he was dumbfounded by the Treasury Secretary’s argument. Listen to this:
SCOTT: Just for clarity sake, did you say that ending the life of a child is good for the labor force participation rate? As a guy who was raised by a single mom, who worked long hours to keep us out of poverty, I think people can disagree on the issue of being pro-life or pro-abortion. But in the end I think framing it in the context of labor force participation just feels calloused.
Have to say, I kind of expected Secretary Yellen to walk back her comments, but she just didn’t.
You teach Christian ethics, Andrew. How would you approach the ethical questions that rise here?
WALKER: Myrna, thanks for that question. Goodness, I mean, I hear quotes like that from Secretary Yellen. And it breaks my heart because what that communicates is where we are pitting economic interests, in opposition to principles of human dignity. And I think that's a false zero sum dichotomy that we should reject. And moreover, when we look at, I think, how Christians think about the issue of abortion nationally, and how we respond to women who find themselves with unplanned pregnancies, we need to make abortion unthinkable. And one of the ways we make it unthinkable is by providing material support for women and children in these types of situations. And so I think that quote is a sad testament to how our culture conceives of the place of women in our culture, that either you can be a mother, or you can be an employee. And those are necessarily at odds with each other. That's not a Christian way of looking at this, what I want to communicate is, we should not allow that false dichotomy to go unchecked. It should be the job of Christians to say, stop right there. We understand the economic needs and economic interests of women. Let's find better ways in our culture, let's find public policy solutions to where abortion doesn't need to be the solution to someone who is in a financial hardship. And again, not to just kind of pat ourselves on the back. I think there's a path forward here for what Christians are doing in the culture already. And in fact, if Roe v. Wade is overturned, one of the questions facing Christians right now is what are we going to show up and do the work to help these women in red states that have overturned abortion? And I think the answer to that is yes, absolutely at the level of civil society. But then also, I think there's reasonable debate amongst Christians and amongst conservatives about what role does the state play in fostering unborn life and protecting unborn life and protecting mothers? I don't think there's a one size fits all strategy that you know is definitive. But I think most Christians and most conservatives are open to having that conversation. If we truly do love women, we truly do love children. We want to figure out the solutions to welcome and love both.
EICHER: You know, I’m really glad we have an ethics professor here, because I do want to ask about the propriety of leaking a Supreme Court opinion to the news media—
WALKER: It’s not ethical, if you’re wondering...
EICHER: Okay, so not ethical either way. Because I’m interested in pursuing that with you. I’m sure you’re aware of the theory that it may not have been a liberal clerk.
You remember when Obamacare was before the court and there seemed to be a five-justice majority early on, with Chief Justice Roberts among the five who would’ve ruled Obamacare unconstitutional, but he switched. And so the theory is, here’s an early five-justice majority to reverse Roe and what better way to hang on to the majority—a little chess move here—by letting pressure build on the early majority, but nobody wants to be seen as caving to pressure and they wind up holding firm. So what if it’s a conservative who did it, the side you presumably favor?
WALKER: Yeah, so I think we should just draw a basic generic principle that if it was either a liberal or conservative, this was wrong to do at the level of actual moral principle, I would actually go to Romans chapter 3, the apostle Paul says, “Shall we do evil that good may abound?”, he says, “By no means.” So that's actually Paul, opposing this principle of consequentialism. And consequentialism is actually one of the dominant modes of moral thinking that ethics has conceived of itself, ever since the history of ethics. And consequentialism basically says, You can do whatever you want, insofar as the ends are worthwhile. The famous phrases the ends justifies the means. The Christian tradition has always stood against consequentialism, or it's kind of variant called utilitarianism. And we think that there are absolute norms. We think that honesty is preeminent. I think, from honesty, we deduce a principle of the rule of law that you see in Romans chapter 13, that stable government requires a trust and the systems and a trust in the institutions, this action chips away at the trustworthiness of the institutions. And it's when you chip away at trust, that cynicism builds, when cynicism builds, you lose overall capacity for your belief that the system is actually going to work as it's designed to work. So it's really not that complicated. It shouldn't have been done, I hope. I mean, we know that the Chief Justice has put forth a call for there to be an investigation, and whoever did it, conservative or liberal, should pay the consequences for breaking these mutually agreed upon norms that are necessary to protect the integrity of the courts, institutions. I mean, this is what John Roberts is most concerned about is protecting the integrity of the Supreme Court. And I think he's sometimes a little bit naive in his understandings of the courts, so called political neutrality or political bipartisanship. But on this he's exactly right. We should not countenance these types of violations that lead to unrest, the type of unrest that we're now seeing, with progressive activists outside the homes of Supreme Court justices, which is just completely lamentable, and a grievous attack on democracy in itself as well.
BROWN: All right, Andrew Walker. He’s a professor of Christian ethics and apologetics at Southern Seminary and managing editor of WORLD Opinions. Thanks, Andrew!
WALKER: Nick, Myrna thank you so much and to readers of WORLD Opinions, thank you and keep on reading!
NICK EICHER, HOST: A Connecticut state trooper got the surprise of a lifetime on Wednesday when he stopped to help fix a driver’s flat tire.
The officer is Lukasz Lipert. He’s lived about half his life here in the United States, but his childhood and teen years he spent in Poland.
As a child, he remembers seeing his country’s first popularly elected president on TV. But he never imagined he would have an opportunity to meet the historic figure, Lech Walesa.
But there he was. The 78-year-old Walesa, stranded on a roadside in Connecticut and needing desperately to get to Boston to deliver a speech.
So the officer got the opportunity to chat a bit, speaking with the former president in their native tongue.
While swapping the bad tire for the good, they talked about their homeland and the history-making anti-communist movement that Walesa helped lead.
All in a day’s work!
It’s The World and Everything in It.
MYRNA BROWN, HOST: Today is Friday, May 13th. Thank you for turning to WORLD Radio to help start your day.
Good morning. I’m Myrna Brown.
NICK EICHER, HOST: And I’m Nick Eicher. Coming next on The World and Everything in It: heroes and epic journeys.
Summer can be a great time for new adventures. Today, Emily Whitten recommends two resources that put a new spin on one of the great adventure stories of all time.
BROWN: That’s right. We’re talking about the fantasy masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings. With a prequel TV series coming this September, now is a great time to revisit Middle Earth—and the Christian values that make it so extraordinary.
EMILY WHITTEN, REVIEWER: In 2020, actor Andy Serkis live-streamed his reading of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit for charity. That success quickly led him to create full audio versions of Tolkien’s best known works, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
CLIP: In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit….
Serkis brings his trademark intensity and creativity as an actor to these recordings. He shines most in fleshing out Tolkien’s more than 130 characters, giving each a slightly different voice and accent.
CLIP: He stooped over Pippin, bringing his yellow fangs close to his face. He had a black knife with a long, jagged blade in his hand. “Lie quiet, or I’ll tickle you with this,” he hissed.
If you liked Peter Jackson’s film version of The Lord of the Rings, some of these voices will sound familiar. Serkis played Gollum in the films, and he reprises that role in both audiobooks. This clip is from The Hobbit.
CLIP: ‘What’s it got in his hands?’ said Gollum looking at the sword which he did not quite like. ‘Ah, a sword. A blade which came out of Gondolin.’ ‘Ahh.’ said Gollum and became quite polite. ‘Perhaps we sits here and chats just a bit, my precious. It likes riddles, perhaps, does it? Does it?’
If you or your kids tried the print books and found them too slow, I encourage you to give Serkis’s new versions a listen this summer. And from one parent to another—feel free to hit fast forward during the longer poems. Kids can grow into those parts later.
Also, keep in mind that The Lord of the Rings trilogy presents a larger, more epic—and adult—journey. Families with younger or more sensitive kids might start with The Hobbit. It’s not as scary and was written for a younger audience.
CLIP: …once in a while, members of the Took clan would go and have adventures…
My second recommendation today? A new book called Hollywood Heroes by Chrisitan apologist Frank Turek and his son, Zach. It covers several movie heroes such as Iron Man, Luke Skywalker, and Wonder Woman, helping readers see them from a Christian worldview.
TUREK: And that's what these superhero movies do. Right? Someone comes in to save them, gets them out of danger and takes them to a place where they can live happily ever after. Well, that's exactly the Christian story. Someone has to come in, sacrifice himself in order to pay our sins, and then he's going to take us one day to the Promised Land…
Hollywood Heroes offers quite a bit of insight on The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
TUREK: If you look at the Lord of the Rings series, it is Christian through and through. In fact, the last book is called Return of the King. What's that all about? It's the, Return of the King is a parallel to Jesus returning as king.
Adults who want to go deep on Tolkien’s work might rather read Messiah Comes to Middle Earth by Philip Ryken or A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War by Joseph Laconte.
But for families and movie buffs, Hollywood Heroes may just hit the spot. The chapters aren’t long, and they’re filled with funny, insightful quotes from favorite characters like Captain America and Harry Potter. Plus, each chapter ends with discussion questions that can help families keep the conversation going.
Course, not every movie in the book will fit every family. See Pluggedin.com for info about age appropriateness and offensive content.
Still, Turek’s main idea is revolutionary, and it flows from an argument made by The Lord of the Rings author. One of Tolkien’s friends—fellow author C. S. Lewis—loved the heroic myths of ancient times, especially ones about dying and rising gods. But before his conversion, Lewis saw the life of Jesus as just another myth and irrelevant to his life.
TUREK: What Tolkien finally told him is, you're enthralled with these myths, but Christianity is the true myth. This is the myth that actually happened.
In other words, the good parts of the fictional heroes you love actually point to the true hero of history—Jesus. And this argument played a big role in Lewis’ conversion to Christianity. Turek spells out the implications for us today, “If we love Hollywood heroes, we should also love Jesus because He is our ultimate hero.”
I really enjoyed Turek’s book, as well as Serkis’ new audio versions of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I hope both can help a new generation of readers see Jesus—and find in Him the greatest adventure of all.
CLIP: Dusk deepened. Mist lay behind them in the trees below and brooded on the pale margins of the Anduin. But the sky was clear. Stars came out. The waxing moon was riding in the west, and the shadows of the rocks were black. They had come to the feet of stony hills but their pace was slower…
I’m Emily Whitten.
MYRNA BROWN, HOST: Today is Friday, May 13th. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Myrna Brown.
NICK EICHER, HOST: And I’m Nick Eicher. Pick anything: Geography, language, culture, religion. We are a divided people. But in this next story Myrna, we hear what happens when a melody, a chord or a lyric enters the mix.
BROWN: Yes, music is not only the universal language it’s also a bridge builder and I spoke with members of a new Christian group making music in those shared spaces.
Let’s listen together.
SWEETEST SOUND SONG: Forgiveness, Liberation. I’m delivered from the end I knew.
MYRNA BROWN, REPORTER: Their harmony captured my attention. But the photograph of the three worship leaders made me want to lean in to hear their stories. Each from different walks of life, standing shoulder to shoulder.
SARAH: My name is Sarah Kroger. I was born in Camden New Jersey but I grew up in Florida
IKE: My name is Ike Ndolo and I was born and raised in Columbia Missouri. I’m Nigerian. Both my parents are from Nigeria.
RICKY: My name is Ricky Vazquez. My family is from Puerto Rico. I grew up in Miami Florida.
Often finding themselves leading worship at the same youth conferences, Ricky Vazquez, Sarah Kroger, and Ike Ndolo were independent artists, who in 2020 decided to form the multicultural trio, Village Lights.
SARAH: It just happened. It was one of those things where we really enjoyed being around each other, we really enjoy leading worship together and being creative. And then after the fact, we’re like oh… you know… we’re kind of a multicultural group.
Prior to the debut of their first project, the trio brought in groups of songwriters. Songwriting camps are commonplace in Nashville. What stood out were the participants; Evangelical, Anglican, and Catholic songwriters… some unfamiliar with the traditional rites of worship. These men and women helped craft what would become the 16-song project: Kingdom.
SONG GLORIA: Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to people of goodwill.
SARAH KROGER: What was so beautiful about the writing camps, we got to bring these words, these ancient prayers to these writers who had never heard them before. And to see them, sitting with them and praying through them and being moved by them and writing new melodies that we’ve never heard before. It was just really special and honestly, just a unifying, bridge building kind of activity that I don’t think any of us could have anticipated.
Kroger, Vazquez, and Ndolo are all Roman Catholic musicians. This album is a combination of their favorite genres. One of Ndolo’s favorites, Promise Land, is inspired by an old African hymn.
SONG PROMISED LAND: On this side of liberation we are on our way…there is an aching deep inside. I can feel it in my bones…
IKE NDOLO: For some reason this random South African apartheid protest song became this song that we would sing in church. It resonated with us at the time. We should put this song in there.
SONG PROMISED LAND: Where you run, we run. Where you stand we stand. Wherever you are is our promised land.
By the song’s bridge, I was on my feet, hands raised, swaying to the beat. And by the end of the anthem, my mind was flooded with memories from summer days gone by at Vacation Bible School.
IKE NDOLO: We wanted to focus on us marching towards the light. On us getting to the promised land.
SONG PROMISED LAND: We are marching, we are marching oh, we are marching in the light of God…
With incredible ease, Village Lights transitions from that South African anthem to a Latin prayer.
SONG KYRIE ELEISON: Lord have mercy. Kyrie Eleison….
Half a dozen cuts on this project are also devoted to liturgical worship music. I’ll admit I didn’t miss the clever hooks and sometimes tiresome choruses of today’s modern worship music. Instead, pieces like Psalm 93 are simple, beautifully arranged, and reverently lifted from Scripture.
SONG ALLELUIA - Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia
Vazquez calls it the perfect blend.
RICKY VAZQUEZ: Yeah and I feel like through this project, too we’ve kind of seen a beauty that we can really learn a lot from each other, from different denominations and belief systems. And I think we have a lot more in common than people would realize.
Protestants and Catholics disagree over important key doctrines, but this worship project finds the shared spaces. No glaring points of contention in this music. Only an invitation to come and remain in the Light of Christ.
SARAH KROGER: We want people who hear our music to see it like lights off in a distance, whether you’re part of an amazing community or whether you’re a wayward traveler on the journey that our music would be like Village LIghts, welcoming you in and helping you to know that no matter what, you are a brother or sister in Christ and that there is a safe place for you on the journey.
SONG THERE IS PEACE: King of Kings, Lord of Lords, King of Kings, Lord of Lord. We exalt your name. There is peace, there is peace, there is peace when Christ is King
NICK EICHER, HOST: Time to thank our team:
Mary Reichard, Kent Covington, David Bahnsen, Josh Schumacher, Kristen Flavin, Jill Nelson, Jenny Lind Schmitt, Steve West, Onize Ohikere, Janie B. Cheaney, Bonnie Pritchett, Jenny Rough, Cal Thomas, Andrew Walker, and Emily Whitten.
MYRNA BROWN, HOST: Johnny Franklin and Carl Peetz are the audio engineers who stay up late to get the program to you early! Leigh Jones is managing editor, and Paul Butler is our executive producer.
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