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Antichrist and His Ruin w/ Jacob Reaume

by Jacob Reaume and Ryan Eras

August 10, 2022 | 1 John 1 John 2:18-19

Jacob Reaume, pastor of Trinity Bible Chapel, joins us to talk about an upcoming documentary he is producing, Antichrist and His Ruin, dealing with the life and witness of John Bunyan, the biblical teaching on the doctrine of antichrist, and the call to the church for courage and faithfulness.

 

Run the Enemies of God to the River

by Joe Boot and John Cooper

August 3, 2022 | Revelation Revelation 1:4-7

This episode started out with John Cooper asking Joe Boot about pacifism, and became a wide-ranging dialogue on what it means to be an image-bearer of God, and the implications that reality has for war, self-defense, and living in a state that is hostile to God. We also discuss the descriptions of God in Scripture as a warrior and the fact that the obligation to give honour and obedience is always qualified except when it is due to God.

 

A Crisis in Conservatism?

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

July 27, 2022 | Hebrews Hebrews 10:23-24

In this episode, we discuss Edmund Burke and the origins of modern conservative ideology; we consider the validity of the sentiment that there is a crisis in conservatism, as well as the historic connection between conservatism and Christianity. Joe Boot explains how the contemporary attempt to distinguish between fiscal and social conservatism is a practical impossibility.

 

Economics and Investing w/Jonathan Wellum

by Joe Boot and Jonathan Wellum and Ryan Eras

July 20, 2022 | Proverbs Proverbs 24:30

On this week’s episode we consider the biblical conditions necessary for human flourishing, which always manifests in economic prosperity. Jonathan Wellum, CEO of Rocklinc Investment Partners, shares how a biblical approach to economics handles inflation and private property, and how contemporary theories and policies cause the greatest harm to the world’s poorest people.

 

The Great Commission w/ Dale Partridge

by Dale Partridge and Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

July 13, 2022 | Matthew Matthew 28:18-20

Dale Partridge joins us as a guest this week to discuss how his organization is working to fulfill the Great Commission on a national and international scale. We also discuss the masculinity of Jesus, and the eschatological hope that motivates our evangelistic efforts.

 

Roe v. Wade and the Image of God

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

July 6, 2022 | Psalms Psalm 139: 13-22

What does the recent Dobbs decision of the US Supreme Court mean for the practice of abortion? We discuss why it’s fitting for Christians to loudly celebrate this ruling, as well as the reason we must approach issues related to life in terms of God’s standard, for any other standard is ultimately arbitrary and subject to change.

 

Covenant and Kingdom w/Andrew Sandlin

by Andrew Sandlin and Ryan Eras

June 29, 2022

Andrew Sandlin joins us from the Runner Academy to talk about the nature of God’s covenant with man, how the new covenant relates to earlier covenants, and what the covenant has to do with our responsibilities as citizens of the kingdom of God.

 

The Image of God and a Culture of Beauty

by Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

June 22, 2022

At the conclusion of the 2022 Runner Academy, Joe Boot explains why the Ezra Institute exists and why we run training programs. We explore what it means for man to be made in the image of God, and how we are to steward creation and build culture for the sake of the kingdom of God.

 

The Magna Carta and Christian Citizenship

by Andre Schutten and Ryan Eras

June 15, 2022

Andre Schutten, Ezra Institute Fellow for Law and Civil Discourse, joins us to talk about how the idea of constitutional government arose, and how societies have benefited from it. He also illustrates recent cases where our constitutional heritage has been threatened, and some ways we can work to involve ourselves in our society as Christians and citizens, for the good of the nation.

 

How Feminism Encourages Statism

by Rachel Eras and Ryan Eras

June 8, 2022 | 1 Timothy 1 Timothy 5:11-15

In this episode, we investigate the worldview and origins of proto-feminism as well as first-wave feminism. This movement often gets tacit approval from Christians because of things like universal suffrage, but at its root, this movement, led by figures like Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Stanton, and Margaret Sanger, is a self-centred, resentful ideology that opposes the family and fosters a bigger state.

 

Gun Control Laws, Fatherlessness, and the Failure of Feminism

by Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

June 1, 2022 | Proverbs 

In this week’s episode, we dive into a few recent news stories as we work to discover meaning in a world that has increasingly abandoned truth and reason. We consider some of the causes and responses to the recent Texas school shooting, as well as the growing realization that the biggest victims of the Sexual Revolution have been women.

 

Christianity in the Crosshairs: Conversion Bill C-4 Takes Aim at Canadian Freedoms

by Ted Fenske

May 31, 2022

By criminalizing Christian witness of the gospel in the important sphere of sexuality and gender identity, the amendment to Canadian law by Bill C4 harm numerous vulnerable groups that it purports to defend.