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The Image of God and a Culture of Beauty

by Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

June 22, 2022

At the conclusion of the 2022 Runner Academy, Joe Boot explains why the Ezra Institute exists and why we run training programs. We explore what it means for man to be made in the image of God, and how we are to steward creation and build culture for the sake of the kingdom of God.

 

The Why and How of Christian Culture Building, w/ Andrew Sandlin

by Andrew Sandlin and Ryan Eras

March 16, 2022

Ezra Institute Fellow Andrew Sandlin joins us on the show this week to talk about the current state of the West, demonstrating how we have become an anti-Christian culture. Andrew then explains the Christian calling to transform, rather than abandon, culture, and finally exhorts God’s people to exercise godly dominion in building Christian culture.

 

The Constant Gardener

by Joe Boot

August 4, 2021

When it comes to human culture, the question is not whether we will shape culture, but what kind of culture will we cultivate. That is to say, as image-bearers of God, we are inescapably cultural creatures. We have been placed in this world as in a garden, to tend, develop and care for it.

 

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.

 

Why the Gospel is Essential to the Health of Society

by Joe Boot

June 16, 2021

In this workshop session originally delivered to Christian medical professionals, Joe Boot explains the full scope of the meaning of health, and what the gospel of Jesus Christ means for the health of society.

 

Gospel Culture: Understanding Culture

by Joe Boot

June 3, 2021

At the 2021 Colombian Association for Christian Schools Conference Joe Boot introduces what it means to transform the culture through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, especially as it relates to the field of Education.

 

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.

 

Politics, the Gospel, and Bill C6

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

October 7, 2020

Bill C6 is an attempt to destroy creational normativity and marriage, which are rooted in the triune nature of God.
It undermines the very idea of God’s self-revelation. It strikes at the heart of the gospel.

 

A Return to Faithful Living

by Joe Boot

June 12, 2020

Joe Boot joins the team at Redeemer Broadcasting to introduce the work of the Ezra Institute, how our culture came to be overly reliant on self-described experts, and the program for a cultural return to faithfulness.

 

What is Black Liberation Theology?

by Samuel Sey

June 8, 2020

Samuel Sey introduces Black Liberation Theology and demonstrates that it is a form of the liberal social gospel that has risen to prominence in recent years hand in hand with prominent race-based movements like Black Lives Matter.

 

Transforming Culture

by Joe Boot

March 26, 2020

The early church experienced growth not through politics or church growth models, but by the grace of God, and produced the most free societies the world has ever seen. The gospel – not politics or planning – still has this power.

 

Foundations for Cultural Engagement

by Joe Boot

March 25, 2020

At ReformCon 2019, Joe Boot explains that without freedom to live as Christians in every area of society, engaging in culture becomes a moot point.