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January 14, 2022 8:30 am
The author of Bellwether Blues: A Conservative Awakening of the Millennial Soul, Jonathan Jacubowski, joins Chris Hughes on The Christian Perspective to review President Biden’s first year in office. www.championsinaction.org
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It's one of America's most important, influential and respected voices on cultural and political issues and apologist Christian political advocate and author. Here is the founder and chairman of the citizen for America foundation, Dr. Chris I'm Chris she's welcome Christian perspective, we looking God's word in order to develop worldview in modern culture, if you really Newsmax and you're going to know Jonathan Jakubowski. Jonathan has been a high-level football player. He's a columnist he's an author, Jonathan is on the cutting edge of our culture and has a keen knife what's happening.
I think he's like a modern-day Paul Revere. Jonathan is raise the alarm to let us know the dangers that we are facing in our nation and across the world today. It's an honor to have them on the show. Jonathan, welcome to the Christian perspective. What a compliment. I have never been compared to Paul I don't know what to do it well when I was looking at your articles and things you do you really address the issues of what's going on our culture in the world today, which is really the focus of our show and and you're telling people wake up and see what's happening in our country and you know Paul Revere is the most famous guy to do that but I think you're right on the trail. I let you print your leadership throughout the year here in our nation and the inspiring figure that allow us to move forward and I think that you got in this older giant men like Paul Revere and his bravery and many other given inspiration to share the truth today we do.
We need people like that you will wake people up to the coming dangers talk about politics and football and all kinds of cool stuff today. But before we do I really want to focus some time on a ministry that you have called champions in action because you're doing a great work around the world and so before we get into the fun stuff of politics. I want people to hear what you're doing and find out how they can help you. So what is champions in action giving today where almost ministry like ours are moving in both final month of fundraising year to end the year can't get started because I was missionary in Guatemala in high school and then I came back to the state and played college football. The Gothic vision in my heart to reach out to his dad. Basically, young girls and boys without fathers in the most dangerous deepest darkest Guatemala City code red zone Guatemala to this place called northern Triangle by the way, makes me intimately acquainted with the immigration debate. I understand it from the stories of people that I connected with on a personal level but these these children who have had their lives ravaged by violence by poverty, by malnourishment, by fatherlessness that was really the heart and soul of why champions and actually started the purpose of champions that could connect you to life-changing mentors through soccer and board of God. The Bible is the foundation to watch me communicate any coach in tray not just soccer, they called on the football but also life and we seen so many stories thousands of stories of children would like to been transformed by the gospel and who are living differently because of that transformation. So is it like a league that you have set up down there with different teams comprehensive so it is not six-year program where it's an Academy redemption Academy in their own region.
We identify our coaches and churches and retrain those coaches through a mentorship Academy for this coaching training and then by most Americans start with campus in a premier elite camp that is five hours in the capital city would take them out.
We treat them like kings and queens on the best fields with food and never had before. Three meals a day to a place they'd never been before.
When next you see a body of water in the Caribbean, kind of in the Gulf of Mexico area and database for a week and play a lot of Dr. incredibly tired to hear a lot about the gospel of Christ and experience the transformation of perspective and upon the transmission perspective and for most of them the acceptance of Christ is alive back home. Nothing's changed. That's where our mentors really step up because they discipled these children to return back into their communities now at soccer Academy that's being established with a practice a couple times a week and ate dinner and twist soccer league that we create in Guatemala and at soccer leagues like we have here for our high schools in junior high's right there. We created a soccer league. That's premier. They get dirty uniforms on top pitches top fields with referees with the statistics with advertisements and promotion and that the only way know that they can play at the Scripture verse being that etched into every one of the training center. Mentors teach and if the child is not sure that Scripture verse exactly verbatim at the thought of the Way the big incentive to get them on appeal the medallion. Maybe I memorized every one of the great ministry I'm that's got to be your one for kids. It's a big deal because I get these nice uniforms get to play with professional equipment that their peers probably don't get in and to get this great training where the thing you know they might be able to go on. Do you have any stories or kids you may be going on in their college system or I don't know if it's like our system here in America but maybe went to the next level with the skills that you taught him hundreds of stories.
There are a few kid that have moved on to the elite professional soccer level through the years we been doing this we started in 2010 and we we just have countless stories about kids lives have been changed but one story that I will share to your listeners.
Today is not something that succeeded on in the professional level but somebody I met at the very first All-Star was 15 years of age and through his mentor. We learned that he had killed three bus drivers, as a member of a gang and again had a are the red zone.
They had fees that they would charge the bus driver basically extortionate and there was no policing there and at 15 years of age. Costar was recruited three years prior to divorce his father immigration his father had left the home.
He was without a dad in his home with his mom. It younger sibling.
He was required not to put money in the table. The only option that he could see was to sell drugs, gang will that kinda just grew in responsibility at next thing you know he's exit killing people to be a part of that that gang when the better soccer camp randomly and I look at them as I learned the story no way this could could kill the bus drivers and it was amazing. Because really, if You can ignore the innocence that you can see the eternal value of the fullback that God has for all of us and the love that you received from that camp.
The recognition of God's calling on his life, except that the Christ is split into his life transformed his perspective when he returned he left the gang but in most games. You leave the penalty of death that we had to help them evacuate from that area. Him and his family. They were really relocated and he ended up becoming a worship minister at his church story for most card life is an incredible story. Thank you for sharing that. You mentioned that you were missionary we are families, full-time missionaries down there you just short-term trip with a six month training will that I attended at the age of 18.
Like I like a gap year. If you would die there for six months and that the school was. It was a smaller school but was meant to train missionaries to live internationally for perpetuity.
But I really sent from that that I was in called to live in Guatemala. I really felt like I was venerated Guatemalans to minister to Guatemalans.
Their discipleship done in the local context on my I really had a calling here and in my country in America and in my state, Ohio to be engaged and invested so that's why Jack is an action is fully focused on raising up local champions and we have enough staff that are from Guatemala that run it and meet it and manage it you speak Spanish. Yes, I learned how to speak and set them up tomorrow to think them with the celebrity children and that the ability to speak Spanish so you can communicate with them. When you go and I'm sorry to spend so much time on this, but I really have a heart for ministry in a and I just love what you're doing here. I want to share with our our listener, so how can people support you and then do you take teams will likely take people orders money the best way for people to help you out. Absolutely. So I didn't. No need to apologize and the passion of my life.you can go to champions an action.org and there they have all you know that we have all the information necessary for connecting and we do have team was tough code. Guatemala shut down. Like every other nation, the informal, economy suffered more formal economy.
So our ministry really turned into not only delivering tenant instructions online but also just the basic necessities of life. 70% of our families of the kids that are programmed in absolute so we became kind of a food aid ministry of each precedent, but not ever getting back to normal function. We have all reopened the ability to bring teams all over the country manning me from coast-to-coast because it seems that a common supported us at the soccer camp in the summer. I think there are some openings for a couple of cans that we have that is great. So the focus is champions an action.org and in Java you don't know this about me, but I have a ministry in the Philippines and just like what you said we use indigenous people.
It is so much more cost-effective to use people who were already in the country, but there also trusted more than Americans would be nearby using someone who speaks their language looks like themselves like them in that kind of thing so folks, I would really encourage going to champions an action.org and make a donation today because every penny count but they will only have five or $10 you what I tell people you release the Philippines is probably the same way.
In Guatemala if your family would just not go to McDonald's one day a month.
The money you spend at McDonald's literally would feed a family for a month, probably in Guatemala so I encourage you to please go to champions an action.org and make a donation today and help Jonathan's ministry out because he's reaching young men for Jesus in a place where they really need to hear about him.
You started this soccer ministry, which I think is funny because your real football player origin right you know I think I'm working with. I and that you need to use a hardheaded football player who had very limited limited bills on the soccer field 230 soccer ministry that that's funny so you play tell us a little bit about your football career because I think you played some for famous coach. I did yeah coach Urban Meyer was the first my first year coaching college I played football at Bowling Green, Max Poole here in Northwest Ohio. It is a Division I program, which was always my dream of the clay Division I college football and it was on the experience my life.
One of the hardest colleges on my canine next is a preferred walk on it and have a lot a game film because I had that time Guatemala but ended up earning a scholarship in contributing and playing in, and ironically I become a motivational speaker for the football team. Why I speak to them before each game.
I didn't realize he comes there.
So that's entry date yet I was his first head coaching experience you that Bowling Green two years before he went to Utah. Neat how about that. Will you got a great story and so let's continue, because you've done even more neat things tell us about smart solvent and what your role is there. Well, because I'm I'm a volunteer in the capacity objectives and action in the other board that served on either at be some way that I bring money to the table to feed my family by the way I married with four kids. They bear the love of my life.
It one scripture verse which motivates me every day. What profit than a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul. I gotta make sure that I take care of my soul which includes my wife my kid and that means I got have a way of earning income so I actually run a company called Arsenault as you as you noted, Chris and a smart solvent sells water-soluble paper-based materials and in an economy where more and more companies are driving for more sustainable packaging solution were really meeting a niche it's the right material. The right technology at the right time and were growing like gangbusters.
In fact, it's hard to keep up with demand. Are you actually the manufacturer.
Do you just distribute the product you know it we do manufacturing coding, printing and converting in the US in the US is good for you, something we need more of these days. Yeah, absolutely.
It's been tremendous as were going out if they were hiring hiring a workforce here to build out more more job opportunities.
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Oh what a terrible way to live life. Rather, let's find purpose. What we do every day. Try to build really special culture around that an empty lot so far with a small but very quickly going to meet you. We have never met before, we were on a radio show together a few weeks ago that a mutual friend hosted you're just fascinating to set up. I would enjoy. Get to know you on air here so so you have a ministry life you got your business life is smart saw and then somehow you find the time to write a book called bellwether blues. The conservative awakening of the millennial soul what what inspired you to write the book and then tell us a little bit about what a great yeah Lieut. surprise.
I would never have thought of myself as not go back to my English like there's no check.
This guy writes a book that anybody can write a book. I probably would've would've agreed with them and that sentiment, but I found a really interesting fact about where I live, the executive chairman of the Wood County Republican Party and I found out that our county is a swing county and so that means is voted with the president in the presidential election.
At that time.
He is so all way back to Jimmy Carter, Wood County was accurate and really as Wood County vote, so vote in Ohio that they will do something fascinating about that.
And one thing that really intrigues me is my generation on the millennial among the older side of the millennial generation but what makes millennial boat and is there any hope that Lester conservative.
The winning millennial sort as I say conservative awakening of millennial soul.
So those factors led to the authoring palette of losing quite a journey. So, in your book you talk about millennial's and you say them millennial's are leaving the left. Is that true yes it is, especially as you look at mainland America. So moving away from the coast you get the mainland America.
There's a lot of millennial's with seeing the left lurch away from things like the First Amendment, you know, things like basic tenets of religious freedom. When you see the left embrace of radical far-reaching policies. Even Canada coded measures that occurred over the last year a lot of millennial's started to sense the distaste for that and millennial's are there their agent right 2540 now so there to pay taxes agile step kids the natural evolution of how we view the world that surrounds us, especially in children changes the way we pursue politics is to things that are happening and because of that left lurch looking like for example Joe Biden approval ratings a lot of millennial's are not satisfied with his job performance. La millennial's in the Virginia gubernatorial election voted towards the right. Because of what they were seeing with the radical left. I wasn't all my word yeah it was.
It was a walk and went to a clinic comes a moment sooner to see a lot of that in the year to come because of Americans, frustrations with without largely how the left to govern our nation were so idealistic when were in college, but when you start having children in the family and you gotta put food on the table.
Then some of the things we thought in college were great or not so great anymore when it's your pocketbook, this being affected and and you have to put food on the table for your own family, but when were looking at this group of millennial's how can Christians and conservatives embrace them not only to bring them into say the Republican Party but also into God's house and and into the family of God, and playing with it for my next column and think about how to the Casimir effect rate cuts were very much besides because of how far politics is moved away from what looked like under governing if you would, 40, 50 years ago today. We now see these polarization were there dreams that I decide and if you go further upstream. As the old saying goes, politics flows downstream of culture will further upstream what it is that action devises I think is the difference that we notice the declaration depended on these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. What are the self-evident truths and where did they come from. In this Asian era, there is an attack specifically in the left to say that know God does not give rights there's no sovereigns no providential deliverables right was rightfully defined by man, which is similar to what France would have viewed in 1789 resin on the side of conservatives are can attrition those who traditionally view the founding era they would understand and yes there is a creator who is above government and that creator does give us rights and government's role.
Those right comes right government fundamental switch is critical because it really impacts how we will look at the political scene of today and as I talk to can serve as a how you speak the millennial's .2 is a guy like Thomas Paine, even if the millennial is an atheist doesn't believe in God.
An agnostic, even Thomas Paine believe that that central idea of the declaration depended that first comes right then comes government which comes from the idea of God giving those right even believe that that was the best possible form of government in an age where there was so much destruction and totalitarian chaos and anarchy. You believe that that was the right solution and I think a monster millennial friends the best way we can do that is by communicating directly with them, helping them under and that if we have a government that is swarmed around the majority and might going to make right and that's going to destroy the liberties and freedoms that we've experienced. However, if they can agree with us that no right makes might because God gives rights, it changes the fundamental way in which you election comes on the relationship. McKenna communicating those basic central truth. So is there a website where they can find your book and buy directly from you or they need to go to Amazon and Amazon but also know we have a website that would book.com where they can. Listeners can check out more information on the book itself at some videos of the seven stories of millennial's, who I interviewed in the book and tell the stories about why what led them to go for voting for Hillary are setting with the left it in voting for Donald Trump to say Obama to trump. I sure hope that the leaders of the conservative movement will read your book and pay attention because that is a group that we really need to go after and like you said, I think they are changing and that was an opportunity for us to win them over and and also to lead them to Jesus. We got a few minutes left.
I want to hit a couple issues real quickly how you mentioned earlier open borders. What is your opinion of open borders as can be a problem in our country. What can we do about yeah actually in my Newsmax red pill note. A blog I wrote a column that can title the article it open borders, destroy families, I think we have to make more holistic arguments on the divorce situation. We know the devastation, chaos that open borders is because our nation when our nation noble with no boarded notation at all. We understand that we recognize that we see the issues that follow it.
But a lot of people don't know how open borders destroy families from the point of origin and I worked personally through our ministry worked with countless individual children who do not have fathers because they've emigrated out of the home of a family that have sent their daughters on these peerless journeys were an estimated 80% of those girls are raped or sexually abused on that peerless journey from northern northern triangle to the United States where this process all that it does is it empowers those that are involved in human trafficking, traffic is the trafficking of drugs. These transnational organizations.
The crime only grown increase, so I think understanding it from a more holistic viewpoint helps the thread the needle to gain a broader majority, a coalition of folks to join us in saying that secure this border for the good of those that were concerned about and Central America and on trial but also for the good of our nation. Johnson I don't if you've written a column about this or not but it is human to human trafficking. It is such a huge issue and, in and for up Democrat party in a bind administration that claims that they want to protect women and children by having these open borders is just the cartels have really turned this that you I don't know the drugs is it is big business now is is human trafficking is for them. It's a huge problem and we are perpetuating in the United States by allowing open borders in these, not just girls but young boys to her being brought into our nation and then sold around the world as sex slaves. Terrible day Joe Biden took office as the day the human traffickers in Mexico celebrated because baby found a golden ticket. It's an incredible profit-making and the and it's incredibly damaging to the dignity and sanctity of human life. I just, I mean I don't understand anything about this administration that he wants to shut down the border with countries that might have covert or might not have covert but you got the southern border United States wide open. They don't even test people for covert if he's so concerned about it. I'm aware you let hundreds of thousands of people come across our southern border and then secretly shipping them across the country and the cities all of the country. People don't even know that these immigrants are coming into their communities with COBIT and all kinds of other things going on bridging the rule of law handed it very hypocritical when you look at it be exact example that could you just provided it is very unfortunate as damaging to our nation.
But as as you get deeper into the argument. The reason why the Democrats really flip on what used to be an embrace of secure borders and think of for a job that he would ask to go after and persecute these grants that would come across in the left it here, but that was the labor movement of the 70s and 80s now Democrat. He ate a meal ticket if you would exceed opportunity to get illegal immigrants become voters and in the process, embrace them in the states for the change laws which let it be to start your now allowing them to vote and they give them the access to citizenship green card and resources and exchange the demand and vote at the primary motivating factor in why these policies are the way they are. Yet we have with we've got.
Hopefully there can be a change in Congress at least slow down some of the stuff amid the damage. This can be done over the four years of the bottom ministration is almost can be irreparable. It is just crazy.
Another big issue. I know you written about this is this critical race theory. What is your opinion critical race theory D.
Do you think it's hurting our country while I was on a journey to learn about. I didn't know much about it before I traveled Minneapolis Minnesota Ground Zero about two months after George Floyd was killed in that whole process of meeting all the various interest groups that were involved in that led me in a journey to really study deep into critical race theory before it really became a thing so they studied it and came to understand it.
What I found it to be was a sinister theory that has the power to really like a train the engine because a lot of people of goodwill throughout America who oppose racism. We can't candidate wretched mark on her history is something that me standing and opposed using that goodwill and compassion to get that through the door and in a bring along with it all for all sorts of other things like transgender theory, feminist theory. All of these other implications and motivations that basically surrender kindergartners not only have to be told that that they are racist on the basis of immutable characteristics, but also the need to embrace all these radical gender ideologies. I thought for what it was very early on in the interest that really concerned me most is when he looked at it. I looked at the ones of the gospel. If critical race theory holds true. And it's the idea that you have people that are in power on the basis of certain immutable characteristics. Then Jesus himself was the center because according to critical race theory patriarchy in the mail just being a male is a wrong is a sin and it must be undone and those that are males must must repent of their privilege and step down for those that are victims will. Jesus wasn't a male and a patriarch society on its own merit.
Jesus was a sinner and obvious to the gospel. Paul Jesus said he was the perfect sacrifice that there's a lot of problems with it and it goes even deeper into theology yet critical race theory is basically become a religion unto its own there's no way that a Christian can embrace this because there's no allowance for forgiveness in Jesus as he opened the door, through faith in Jesus Christ.
We can have forgiveness of our sins but not in critical race theory. They're not gonna forgive you for anything you are fascinating just in and I've got to have you back. Our time is running out so can you tell us one more time how they can support champions in action where they go. Yet, Is an action.org. You also find our Facebook videos that we have going on for the next month. So either those places you can learn about in his book is called bellwether blues, a conservative awaking of the millennial soul and that if they want to read your articles on on Newsmax how to they find that this type in the red pill and maybe my name to the red pill Newsmax in there you'll find thank you so much for such a thing as my folks. Thank you for joining me today on Chris Hughes and this is the Christian perspective, please subscribe to micro podcasting. Please share with your friends on social media culture. Thank you for listening Christian perspective more about impacting the culture for Jesus Christian perspective US this show is brought to you by generous Joe's coffee company with the Christian perspective, this is the answer that Christians and conservatives have been looking for a coffee company that gives back causes you care about. Order your copy today at shop generous Joe's.and even subscribe to a subscription coffee plan and never forget the coffee you love or causes you care about. This is the Truth Network