Airs July 3, 5, 6, 7, 17, 19, 20, 21
What is a "cult," and how is that different from a traditional religious tradition? On Issues of Faith, Vanderbilt University's Volney Gay defines the term that is often tossed around. Learn more about the warning signs and characteristics that create cults. He also talks about the psychology of those who become members and how they typically get involved in cult organizations.
Religion and Politics in the 2008 Election
Airs July 10, 12, 13, 14, 24, 26, 27, 28
How is religion impacting this year's election? On Issues of Faith, Vanderbilt University's Ted Smith talks about religion's role in the founding of our country and takes a look at how it impacts the Presidential candidates. He talks about the faith of John McCain and Barack Obama, and he breaks down the issues that young evangelicals are focused on this year. He also discusses the current faith-based initiative program and how churches could be harmed by that government involvement.