Karl Marx once called religion the opium of the people—an imaginary coping mechanism that makes suffering in this world more bearable. His vision was a secular, atheistic one. But my guest today argues Marx’s vision was still intensely spiritual. In fact, he says Marx hijacked key themes from Christianity to create a false religion. Today, Bruce Ashford, dean and provost of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, joins the podcast.

We also cover the following stories:

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders receives heart surgery after chest discomfort
  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calls for religious freedom around the world at Vatican symposium
  • Plaintiff to appeal after federal judge sides with Harvard in discrimination suit

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