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The First Commandment: The Voice of God Himself

by Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

January 25, 2023

We’re officially underway with our series on the Ten Commandments. In this first episode, Joe Boot explains why this section of Scripture begins with the Lord declaring who He is, and why the commandments are ordered in the way that they are. If you’ve never thought about what our worship has to do with law, don’t miss this one.

 

Writing His Law on Our Hearts

by Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

January 18, 2023

In this episode Joe Boot pulls illustrations from throughout Scripture to demonstrate the enduring validity of God’s law in the era of Christ’s resurrection. If Christ took the law seriously, and if we are to be imitators of Him, then it behooves us to take the law seriously as well.

 

Prayer Changes Things

by Andrew Sandlin

January 13, 2023

The Bible spills over with truth about prayer. The mere preponderance of prayer in Scripture suggests it is a matter to which we Christians should devote serious attention

 

The Beauty of the Ethical Life

by Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

January 11, 2023

We’re kicking off the new year with a new series, dealing with ethics and law generally, and the Ten Commandments specifically. In this episode, Joe Boot talks about the distinction between laws and norms, the fact that we live in a universe designed by God that is made to work according to His instruction, and what love has to do with fulfilling the law.

 

Religious Environmentalism at the Mission of God Conference

by Aaron Rock and Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

January 4, 2023

On this episode Joe Boot and Ezra Institute Fellow Aaron Rock discuss the themes, issues, and ideologies related to the contemporary environmentalism movement. For those who didn’t get their questions answered during the conference Q&A session, we deal with several more of those questions here.

 

Aquinas Wrap-up

by Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

December 28, 2022

We bring our series in Thomas Aquinas to a close by restating six significant differences between Thomistic thought and the reformation worldview that we believe is more consistent with Scripture. On the question of origins, nature and grace, ontology and anthropology, apologetics and Christian philosophy, the medieval thought of Aquinas falls short of the biblical position.

 

Christmas Glory

by Joe Boot

December 23, 2022

Despite appearances to the contrary, Christ our glory is bringing all things into subjection to Himself, first our own hearts and then all of His creation. The story of Scripture is that of the constant victories of God’s kingdom, often cleverly disguised as defeats.

 

We Have Seen His Glory

by Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

December 21, 2022

This Christmas season, Joe Boot reflects on the staggering reality of God’s glory revealed to His people as he takes up residence, or tabernacles, among us. This fact ought to be a great source of strength for Christians, greater than any hardship we could ever experience.

 

Christian Nationalism, Dechristianization, Idolatry, and Christmas

by Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

December 14, 2022

This Christmas season, we talk about the question of public, national worship, and the state in direct relation to God.

 

Apologetics and Aquinas

by Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

December 7, 2022

In this episode Joe describes the influence that Thomas Aquinas has had on the field of Christian apologetics, and discusses the areas where the Thomistic approach falls short of vindicating the full Christian doctrine of God.

 

Diwali, Dechristianization, and the Nation

by Joe Boot

December 1, 2022

For the first time in hundreds of years we are facing ignorant masses in our own nations who have no idea of Christ or the beauty of the gospel and they are wandering aimless, confused, and lost, unable to look to national leaders for any kind of example.

 

Reformed Thomism(??) w/James White

by James White and Ryan Eras

November 30, 2022

Ezra Institute Fellow Dr. James White joins us this week to talk about the Protestant fascination with Aquinas, and the path that leads from Thomism to Roman Catholicism. Dr. White explains some of the reasons why Protestants are induced to follow Thomas, the fundamental issue of authority that is at stake, and what Thomas would have thought of the current Pope.