False Witness, Nazis, and Trudeau’s Crown
In this episode Joe Boot discusses the Ninth Commandment about bearing false witness, times where it is godly to withold the truth, and draws out the implications for law and society, as well as the ever-present question of who is my neighbour. We also look at the move by the Trudeau government to replace the crown on Canada’s coat of arms with a new version bereft of Christian symbols.
Guilt, Tragedy, and Redemption
Adam’s rebellion broke fellowship with God, creation, and fellow man, and ever since then, man has been trying to invent ways to eradicate the sense of guilt that we all live under apart from Christ.
Coronation Oaths and the Millennial Hope
In this episode Joe Boot reflects on the recent coronation of King Charles III, focusing on the nature of national oaths and covenants, and the proper place of the monarch in a role of delegated authority, living under God’s law. It’s a heavy responsibility and Scripture enjoins us to pray for our civil rulers.
Slavery, Law, Crime and Punishment
Joe Boot explains the biblical understanding of penology – the study and practice of punishing crime. Despite modern objections about the harshness of biblical justice, the penology outlined in God’s law is in fact true justice, and its practice leads to a more just and free society.
Cultural Marxism, Eschatology, and the Kingdom of God
In this previously unaired interview, Joe Boot and Andrew Sandlin discuss the ideology of cultural Marxism, explaining how it differs from original Marxism, and how it mimics Christian doctrines of worship, eschatology, and the kingdom of God.
The Pulpit, Pastors, and Culture
In an age of radical autonomy and group identity, Christian proclamation should not shrink from declaring the offense of the gospel against man’s self-righteous sensibilities.
Martyrdom at Covenant School
This week we pause our series in the Ten Commandments to reflect on the shooting at Covenant School in Nashville. In a de-christening culture, those who worship the true and living God should expect to suffer hatred and violence, even unto death, from those who worship the false god of self. But the Christian’s hope is the promise of light and life dispelling darkness and death.
The 7th Commandment: You Shall Not Commit Adultery
In this episode Joe Boot discusses the narrow and broad definitions of adultery in light of both Moses and Christ, explaining how sexuality is much more than the modern notion of consent. Contrary to contemporary thinking, sexual activity outside of the blessed structure of covenant marriage has drastic personal and social consequences.
The Sixth Commandment: Thou Shall Not Murder
We begin this episode by examining the biblical definition of murder, and looking at cases where the taking of life is prohibited, where it is permitted, and the single situation where it is required by God. We also consider how our society’s rejection of God is evident in legalized murder in the form of abortion and euthanasia, as well as Jesus’ teaching about murderous talk and attitudes that break this commandment.
The Battle for History
our fascination with history is directly tied to our concern for the shape of the future. If our understanding of our own history is radically altered, it will have far-reaching effects on our present view of ourselves and our cultural life.
State of the Nation, 2023
We take a short recess from the Ten Commandments series to talk about drag queen story hour protests, global Anglicanism, and other important news from around the world. And is the Ezra Institute going to be on the CBC?
The Fifth Commandment: Honor Your Father and Mother
In this episode Joe Boot and special guest, pastor Joel Webbon, discuss the fifth commandment, how it applies not only to young children, but to everyone, and how a worldly mindset has led us to neglect this commandment when it becomes uncomfortable or burdensome.