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Part II: Responding to Attacks on the Family

by Joe Boot and Michael Thiessen

January 31, 2024 | Deuteronomy Deuteronomy 22:5; Leviticus 18:21-22

In this episode, Joe and Michael continue to discuss the big compromise of Big Eva and the need for strong fathers leading well–leading biblically.

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Part I: Responding to Attacks on the Family

by Joe Boot and Michael Thiessen and Nate Wright

January 24, 2024

In this episode, Joe, Nate and Michael respond to yet more bad advice from Big Eva. How can we remain faithful fathers in a world full of compromise? Tune in to find out.


Raising Faithful Christian Families

by Joe Boot and Michael Thiessen and Nate Wright

January 17, 2024

In this episode, Joe, Nate and Michael discuss the centrality of the family in God’s redemptive story, and consider how to disciple families and churches in an age where we have imbibed an individualistic idea of the gospel.


Education, Line-Up Changes, and Why We Exist

by Joe Boot and Michael Thiessen and Nate Wright and Ryan Eras

January 10, 2024

A bittersweet start to 2024, as we announce some changes to the hosting of the Podcast for Cultural Reformation, but we are also excited to see the founding of a new Christian school in the Niagara region, and the work of cultural reform being implemented in concrete ways. We also take this occasion to look…


A Prayer for the New Year

by Joe Boot and Nate Wright and Ryan Eras

January 3, 2024

In the first episode of 2024, we consider the tradition of New Year’s resolutions, look ahead at some of the newsmaking trends that we anticipate, and conclude with a prayer for a new year.


Christmas Replay 2023: Leadership and Character

by Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

December 27, 2023

In this Christmas replay, we discuss several opposing pairs of virtues and vices that shape our Christian character. If you’re considering how you can grow in godliness and holiness this coming year, here are some timeless biblical concepts to consider. Would you help support the work of the Ezra Institute before the year ends? Click…


Should Christians Celebrate Christmas?

by Joe Boot and Nate Wright and Ryan Eras

December 20, 2023

There is a certain type of attitude or personality that creeps up this time of year that tries to suppress the joy of other believers in celebrating the birth of Christ. It alleges that Christmas was originally pagan, and that we are participating in idolatry. In today’s episode we discuss how there is good evidence that this is not the case, and that even if it were, the kingdom of God overcomes all opposition, and that all holidays ultimately belong to Christ.


Trans Identities and the Givenness of the World

by Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

December 13, 2023

We live in an age where we are told to define and live our own truth, including the most fundamental truths about our human identity. Over against such self-determination, Scripture gives us a vision for life based on the identity of God as the transcendent Creator, of human beings as image-bearing creatures, and the fundamental givenness of the world.


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.


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.