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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.

 

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 Character, Continued

by Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

August 30, 2023

We conclude the conversation begun last week about Christian character, and examine biblical figures to discuss several more dichotomies of virtuous versus vicious character traits that Christians must be actively developing.

 

Christian Character

by Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

August 23, 2023

In this episode Joe Boot draws examples from contemporary life on the importance of Christian character, and what happens when this is neglected by those in leadership. Joe touches on his time working with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, Justin Trudeau’s separation from his wife and begins to look at opposing pairs of virtues and vices that are exhibited by biblical figures given for our example.

 

Guilt, Tragedy, and Redemption

by Joe Boot

May 15, 2023

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.

 

The Second Commandment: You Shall Not Make An Idol

by Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

February 1, 2023

We continue our series in the Ten Commandments with the command against idolatry. In this episode, Joe Boot discusses the root of idolatry in the heart, and deals with some listener questions about the possibility of making work or family into an object of worship. We conclude by examining idolatry within the church itself.

 

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.

 

Plundering Satan’s Kingdom

by Joe Boot

January 5, 2022 | Mark 

Jesus Christ is gathering His inheritance from all the nations of the earth, reconciling and restoring what had been handed over to the devil. Christians have graciously been given a role to play in this restoration process.

 

The Story of the Gospel in Art

by Jeremy Bundy and Marcus Pittman and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

September 15, 2021

On this episode of the Podcast for Cultural Reformation, Marcus Pittman describes the present state of Christian representation in mainstream arts and entertainment, and what he is doing to improve it. We discuss the Christian calling to be the best storytellers, because the Christian story is the greatest story in the world.

 

Rousseau and the Makings of the Utopian Power State

by Joe Boot

September 8, 2021

Christian orthodoxy is antithetical to utopian illusions. Since God governs history, the Christian, in faith, obedience, and confidence, moves toward God’s predestined future. The triune, sovereign Lord, who by His providence and power sustains all things at every moment, is the one in whom the Christian trusts.

 

The Gospel Beyond the Headlines

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

June 23, 2021

The good news of the gospel message has profound consequences beyond personal salvation. The gospel is the power of God to extend His Kingdom rule over residential schools, closed churches, and godless legislation.

 

Truth is Difficult to Control

by James White and Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

February 3, 2021

When a people’s commitment to truth breaks down, they become humiliated. A humiliated, emasculated people is easier to control. Christians have an opportunity and a responsibility to speak the truth effectively to people who have been robbed of their humanity by secularism.