Glenn reflects on the life of Pastor Ken Hutcherson

Yesterday afternoon, Glenn received news that his friend Pastor Ken Hutcherson had passed away at the age of 61 after battling cancer for more than a decade.

His church, Antioch Bible Church in Redmond, Washington, announced: “Antioch Bible Church sadly announces that shortly before noon today our Senior Pastor Dr. Ken Hutcherson was ushered in the [presence] of the Lord. Please pray for comfort and peace for the family. The family asked that you give them some privacy at this time. Please no phone calls or [visits].”

On radio this morning, Glenn reflected on the life of his friend and the impact Hutch had on Glenn’s life and the lives of all those who met him.

We lost Ken Hutcherson yesterday. And it's really strange because while I was on stage yesterday – We were doing a big corporate meeting and we had 300 people here and then we had the internal broadcast for all of our staff around the country – and halfway through I started talking about Hutch and talking about how you can go bitter inside or you can change your thinking and experience a miracle. And nobody told me [when] I got off stage. I had to go do the TV show. And as soon as I finished the TV show, I saw the staff walk in and everybody kind of had their head down. And they said, "Glenn, some people are waiting for you in the green room." And I'm like, "Is it the NSA? Are they here for me?" And I said, "What's going on?" And they told me who was waiting, and I knew. And I stopped and I said, "He died, didn't he?" They said yes. And they said, ironically, the best we can tell, he died at almost precisely the time you deviated from your prepared notes and started talking about him and how wonderful he was.

And Hutch and I have just had this connection, and we both believed that we knew each other before we were born and that we were strangely connected. I talked to Pat [his wife] and she said, you know, he was worried about us. You know, it's a man thing. And that's why I really wanted to get out before he died just to tell him: Don't worry. Your family is going to be fine. Your family's going to be taken care of, and your family's going to be fine. But I didn't get a chance to see him. But he was a remarkable man.

And if you missed our special on Hutch, you can see it. There are I think four or five episodes that we did. Strangely, I knew that we weren't going to have another shot. I hoped. I was in denial. I hoped that we had more time, but I knew that would be the last episode we cut of Hutch. That last episode I made everybody go back up to Seattle. We had already filmed that last episode, and I saw it and I said, “That's not right. Go back up and do it again.” And they went up and he could barely talk and barely move, and I'm glad we did because when I talked to Pat, she said, “I can't thank you enough for having your team come up and have him talk about fatherhood and his daughters and everything else.”

And if you want to know about a miracle, here it is. I thought, I really thought that Hutch could be the next Martin Luther King. And I really thought that he had so much stuff that was important for Americans to hear and that's why we began to make that special series. And he does have things to say that you need to hear, you need to watch. He was one of the most remarkable men I've ever met. But at that last episode, I realized, we're missing the mark here. And when I told them go back up and get him to talk about the family, what does he want to say to his daughter, what does he want to say to his wife.

And last night when I found out, I thought, you know, Lord, you are so great. You are so personal to each of us. You don't really care about, quite honestly, about business or how much things cost or how much time is spent or whatever… I think I met Hutch not for any other reason other than he was such a good and faithful servant that had been so loyal to the Lord, and He knew, God did, that his family was going to need comfort and to remember him and remember the good times. And so He knew that our company would be loyal enough just to go up and film him. And I think that was a gift from God for his family. Not for anybody else. But it's still worth you watching. Hutch, available on demand now at TheBlaze.com/TV.

61 years old, Ken Hutcherson, a remarkable, remarkable man.

The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

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Justin Haskins, editorial director of the Heartland Institute, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to expose a shocking conversation between two Great Reset proponents — Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Europe's equivalent to the Fed).

The way Schwab and Lagarde discuss the role central banks should play in establishing societal norms, determining your way of life, and defending against potential crisis is proof that the Great Reset is upon us, Justin explained. And the scariest part is that they're not even trying to hide it. The entire, unbelievable conversation has been published on the WEF website, which you can read here.

Glenn read an excerpt from the conversation:

Christine Lagarde: At the ECB, we have now wrapped up and concluded our strategy review, which was the first one in 17 years. And I was blessed to have an entire Governing Council unanimously agree that the fight against climate change should be one of the considerations that we take when we determine monetary policy. So at least the European Central Bank is of the view that climate change is an important component in order to decide on monetary policy. ...

Can we arrive at that trade-off between fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and yet securing enough growth to respond to legitimate demands of the population? And my first answer, Klaus, to be firm, is that to have a way of life, we need life. And in the medium term, we do have major threats on the horizon that could cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people. So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. ...

So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. How can we come together to make sure that we secure the first priority, which is life, and also protect the way of life that people have? And make sure that the cost of it is not so high for some people, that they just cannot tolerate it. I think that the trade-off that we reach will probably require some redistribution, because it is clear that the most exposed people, the less privileged people are those that are going to need some help.

"Do you understand, America, what that means?" Glenn exclaimed. "You have elites, that you never elected, that are having these meetings ... deciding what is a legitimate need for you. And telling you that your needs are going to go away in your lifetime. You may not see a time where you get wants again. Just your needs are going to be addressed. Am I reading this wrong?"

"This is absolutely what is being said here," Justin agreed. "She's very clear that we need to make sure that way of life is second to life. We have to save all these people, hundreds of thousands of people are going to die from this supposedly existential threat of climate change. And their wants, and their desires, and their quality of living, all of that has to come second."

"This is a central bank saying this. This is not an elected official, who is accountable directly to the people. This is a central bank saying, we're going to print money. We're going to use monetary policy, to impose these ideas, to rework society in order to accomplish our goals," Justin added, addressing Lagarde's call for "some redistribution."

Will Great Reset elites — not elected by the U.S. — soon be dictating to the rest of the world? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Justin break it down:

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First comes the "crisis," then comes the expansion. The federal government is seizing on the January 6 Capitol riot to take carte blanche to do whatever it wants and weaponize the event to further empower the new overlords of our country — the intelligence community.

On Glenn TV Wednesday, Glenn Beck reveals what's happening with the U.S. Capitol Police and argues they've morphed into a new arm of the intelligence apparatus, boosted by a massive increase in funding and surveillance equipment and new offices OUTSIDE the Capitol building. The Biden administration has also hidden basic details regarding January 6. Why did officials refuse to release the name of the officer who killed Ashli Babbitt? Where are the 14,000-plus hours of CCTV footage? As any intelligence organization knows, it's best to operate outside the realms of oversight.

Glenn exposes the hidden hand of government that could be used to punish and destroy innocent Americans who are only guilty of holding the "wrong" political view.

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The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

Watch the video clip below to hear more updates from Glenn:

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To donate to these rescue efforts, visit NazareneFund.org or MercuryOne.org.

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