The American Bible Challenge host Jeff Foxworthy plays ‘Christ or Klingon?’

Legendary comedian Jeff Foxworthy stopped by the program today to talk about the upcoming season of his runaway hit show The American Bible Challenge and some of the hilarious new segments added this year. One of the most promising is ‘Christ or Klingon,’ in which contestants must determine if something is from the Bible or from the Star Trek ‘Klingon’ language. Surprisingly, it’s actually harder than you might think.

“The one and only Jeff Foxworthy is with us now, host of the American Bible Challenge,” Glenn said. “My family and I watched this… And we love it. We really love it. [It’s] something the whole family can watch together and enjoy.”

The American Bible Challenge has been a huge success for GSN, which is a non faith-based network. The game show is the highest rated original series in the history of the network and proves that there is a strong and devoted audience for family-friendly programming.

The third season is set to kick off Thursday, May 22, and with a new season comes a new set of categories. Perhaps the most intriguing is ‘Christ or Klingon,’ which asks competitors to identify a something as being from the Bible or from Star Trek.

“I love this new category,” Glenn said. “Christ or Klingon.”

“You know what, we try to keep these things fun. And so one of the writers came up with this thing,” Jeff said. “Of course, I’ve got this accent. And if you ever saw my note cards, it's just phonetic pronunciations of these Old Testament names. So I'm always butchering them. One of the new categories is ‘Christ or Klingon,’ and they have to tell us if it's from the Bible or the Star Trek movies… My first thought was ‘Well, that's not going to work.’ But it's so much harder than you think it is. You hear this name and you have no idea whether that it is somebody's name in the Book of Ruth or if it's from Star Trek.”

Part of what makes the show so fun is the contestants that partake. Jeff explained that finding great participants who differ from some of the preconceived notions of religious people was really important.

“That was a real deliberate thing. I wanted it to be from day one, if you were on the outside and you had this preconceived notion what people of faith look like, we wanted to blow that out of the water,” he explained. “And so on this show, you'll have nuns playing next to tattoo artists playing next to rodeo cowboys and women from the roller derby. We've had Jewish priests on. We have had a team of Mormon moms. And yeah, we just wanted to blow up all those stereotypes.”

The success of The American Bible Challenge has really proven how mainstream well-produced faith-based programming can be. Glenn believes that speaks to a larger movement in this country, in which values and principles are once again in vogue and people from all sides of the political spectrum are coming together.

“I think you're right. One of the things I always told my kids is: I don't know anybody that's self-focused that's a happy person. And the people that get the fullness out of life are people who are other-focused. I think that's coming around… And I do think in the end, goodness always wins,” Jeff said. “And I think that's why this show works. You know, it shows people, who aren't getting anything out of it themselves, just people that kind of realize, ‘Hey, I am deeply loved and because of that – the outpouring of that is: I'm going to turn around and love others.’ That is a full life. And I think that's what Christ was talking about when he said, ‘I come so that they may have life.’ It's not just talking about Heaven after you die. It's talking about now, getting the most out of life.”

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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