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Interest Rates, ESG, and Godly Investments w/ Jonathan Wellum

by Joe Boot and Jonathan Wellum and Ryan Eras

December 6, 2023

Jonathan Wellum joins us once more on the podcast to reflect on the economic year 2023, and to discuss ESG, ethical investing, and the worldview difference between a godly and ungodly approach to economics.


Thinking Christianly about International Law w/ Dan Ogden

by Daniel Ogden and Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

November 29, 2023

Ezra Institute Fellow Dan Ogden makes his podcast debut to discuss the difference between international law, which is based on common consent, and supranational law, a coercive and unaccountable system. He explains some of the strategic and economic benefits of a globally connected world, as well as the complications that arise from it, and how to think in a principled, Christian way about a tangled and high-stakes context.


Electioneering and Demoralization

by Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

November 22, 2023

We interact with a classic interview with Yuri Bezmenov, a KGB agent who defected from the USSR in the 1980s. He explains the strategy of cultural infiltration that has been active since the 1950s, and the work of demoralization that has been accomplished in the West. As we approach election seasons in the USA, Canada and Britain, we must be diligent to also pursue personal sanctification and not compromise on principles for the sake of temporary fixes.


Islam and Christianity: Acknowledging the Antithesis

by Joe Boot

November 20, 2023

Christianity and Islam appear to have superficial similarities, but on core cultural issues they are widely different. Facing these differences squarely is the only way to pursue faithful gospel witness.


Christian Nationalism, Christian Pietism, or Christian Culture w/ Andrew Sandlin

by Andrew Sandlin and Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

November 15, 2023

Ezra Institute Fellow Andrew Sandlin joins us to discuss the strange bedfellows of Marxism and Nationalism that have been keeping company lately, as well as antisemitism and the recent rise of nationalism of several stripes, including Christian nationalism, and how a reformational perspective guards against the excesses and reactionism of both progressive and conservative ideologies that are not based in Christ Jesus.


Veterans Day, Protests, and Christ’s Armistice

by Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

November 8, 2023

As governments and law enforcement deal with planned demonstrations for this upcoming Remembrance Day, Joe Boot considers the Islamic worldview commitments that are fundamentally at odds with Christian religious worldview commitments, and discuss the true and lasting peace that was accomplished through the cross of Christ. All month of November, save on the family advent…


Religion, Worldview and the Crisis of Islam: Part 1

by Joe Boot

October 27, 2023

There is a fundamental difference between the Christian worldview and that of Islam which is foundational to an analysis of the driving motive within Islam and its cultural implications.


Racism, Christianity, and Antisemitism

by Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

October 25, 2023

Race is an unbiblical concept, and there are two main expressions of it in the West: constructivist critical race theory, and primordial nationalism. The Christian must reject both.


Christianity versus Racism

by Joe Boot

October 17, 2023

When we fail to acknowledge the essential religious nature of the differences between peoples and cultures, we will inevitably locate the root of those differences elsewhere – most often in biological differences, with catastrophic results.


Israel, Islam, and the Kingdom of God

by Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

October 11, 2023

In the wake of the recent attack on Israel by Hamas, and the Israeli response, we consider the religious roots of anti-Semitism and conflict with Israel. We also discuss the eschatological goal of Islam to conquer the earth, and the difference between a reformational approach and the historic doctrinal assumptions and commitments towards Israel from dispensational theology.


Censorship and the War of the Gods

by Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

October 4, 2023

The Canadian government’s passage of legislation such as Bills C-11, C-18, and C-36 is beginning to bear fruit, in the form of increasingly invasive censorship policies levied on content platforms.


All the Updates You’ve Been Waiting For

by Joe Boot and Nate Wright and Ryan Eras

September 27, 2023

We’ve seen a lot of new listeners to the show the past few months, and a warm welcome to all of you! In this episode, Joe Boot, Ryan Eras and Nate Wright discuss how and why the Ezra Institute began, the issues and activities that we engage in, and what we’re doing next.