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Monarchy and our Christian Heritage

by Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

September 21, 2022

In this episode Joe Boot reflects on the funeral ceremonies of Queen Elizabeth II, the historic role of the English monarch as “Defender of the Faith,” and the error of contemporary Two Kingdoms thinking.

 

Remembering Queen Elizabeth, and the Biblical Role of the Monarch

by Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

September 14, 2022

In this episode we reflect on the legacy of Elizabeth II, the role she played in influencing culture, and the Christian virtue she exhibited as a monarch who was self-consciously under the authority of God. Scripture has much to say about thrones and kingdoms, and Joe Boot discusses some of the major passages for how a king is to rule.

 

The Frankfurt Declaration and the Cultural Mandate

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

September 7, 2022

We’re back with a brand-new season of the Podcast for Cultural Reformation! Joe, Nate, and Ryan discuss the recently published Frankfurt Declaration of Christian and Civil Liberties, and the relationship of the Cultural Mandate and Great Commission. In its most basic formulation, we tend to see Christians desiring to conform to culture or to escape culture, though the biblical calling is for God’s saints to transform and build culture.

 

Asking God to Change the Status Quo w/ Andrew Sandlin

by Andrew Sandlin and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

August 31, 2022 | Ephesians Ephesians 6:18-20

Ezra Institute Fellow Andrew Sandlin responds to listener questions on prayer: why it is difficult to develop a habit of prayerfulness, how to pray boldly and faithfully, and what happens when we pray.

 

Classic Replay: How do we Think Christianly?

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August 24, 2022

A distinctly Christian way of thinking means returning to the Word of God as the source of all true knowledge and insight, and building an understanding of the world from that foundation. It is our starting point that makes all the difference. Register for the Christianity and Culture Colloquium, October 18-21. This episode originally aired…

 

The Foundation for Thinking

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

August 17, 2022

Where do we locate the starting point for human thinking? Descartes famously identified human nature with thought: “I think, therefore I am.” However, the “I” who thinks must find its foundation in something prior to thought. The Christian perspective locates the root of thinking in the heart, which makes a religious choice about the origin of all things.

 

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.