In this edition of DR Radio, we look at the recent bombing in Manchester, the current ( stressed out) status of US politics, and an update on Christianity in Indonesia.
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Show Notes, May 25, 2017
Welcome everyone to the May 25th edition of Dead Reckoning Radio! I am your host, Jay Friesen joined around the table by Hadley Heath Manning and Dr. Brian G. Mattson. DR Radio is where we discuss the latest in cultural topics from a distinctly Christian worldview.
Today’s show is gonna be a good one. We have a lot to to talk about- several quick takes from our regular healthcare updates and WWF politics here Stateside to “pluralism”in Indonesia. We’ll be diving into the bombing in Manchester and a Turbulent Trump administration for your two main segments. Between those segments we’ll hear from one of our sponsors and of course play games of wit and whimsy! Specifically Not The Onion News and Political Babelfish.
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Quick Takes

* Hadley’s Movin’ On Up! Hadley got a promotion! Tell us about it!
* Summer Updates – It’s been awhile since our last show. What’s everyone up to? Summer plans?
* Healthcare Update – Hadley, what’s going on in healthcare reform world?
* WWF in Politics! – Yesterday Republican Congressional Candidate Greg Gianforte was charged with assaulting a reporter, causing last-second drama to the special election being held today. The reporter claims he was “body slammed” and Montana’s newspapers wasted no time in rescinding their endorsements. Lots of hot takes about Trump’s boorish influence on politics, etc. What do we make of it?
* Blasphemy in Indonesia – We’ve reported before on the ouster of the Christian Governor of Indonesia. In updated news, after losing the election he has chosen not to appeal his criminal conviction for blasphemy, and will serve a prison sentence. Indonesia is, on paper, a religiously pluralistic country; this does not bode well for its...