"This is a time such as history has never seen," Jim Gearhart says in the latest edition of the Jim Gearhart Show Podcast.

Two of the largest, most powerful bodies in the world are "approaching their last gasp. And they're heading irrevocably toward doom, like giant dying stars," Jim says in the podcast, available every Thursday on iTunes, Google Play and the New Jersey 101.5 app.

And when stars die -- "all hell breaks loose in the universe."

Those two institutions? American culture and Christianity. Both are dying by their own hands, Jim says.

"It's a cultural necrosis ... being eaten away from the inside," Jim laments.

We've gotten to a point where people are ashamed to admit their Christianity — not because there's anything wrong with the tenants or core beliefs, but because of the way it's been bastardized and delegitimized by those who claim to speak in its name, Jim says.

The video above is just part of the latest installment of the Jim Gearhart Podcast, available every week on New Jersey 101.5 and in the New Jersey 101.5 app. You can also subscribe with your favorite podcasting app for iPhones, Android devices or your computer:

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— Townsquare Media staff