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Does the Bible Condone Slavery? – Part I

by Joe Boot and Michael Thiessen

April 10, 2024

In this, the second episode in our new series Conversations & Presuppositions, Doctors Boot and Thiessen discuss a common objection to Christianity, namely, that Christianity condones slavery. But does it? You’re not going to want to miss part one of this fascinating discussion.


Responding to Ligon Duncan on Theonomy & Cultural Engagement

by Joe Boot and Michael Thiessen

March 27, 2024

In this episode, Dr. Michael Thiessen and Dr. Joe Boot respond to the recent controversial interview by Chancellor of Reformed Theological Seminary, Ligon Duncan, on the Room for Nuance podcast where he answers questions on theonomy, postmillennialism, and faithful cultural contextualization all while throwing barbs at unnamed parties and mixing up Scripture. YOU’RE NOT GOING…


Addressing the Rise of Antisemitism

by Daniel Ogden and Joe Boot and Michael Thiessen

February 28, 2024

In this episode, Michael and Joe are joined by Ezra Fellow for International Law, Comparative Politics, and International Relations, Daniel Ogden J.D., to talk about the disturbing rise of antisemitism and how to think about it biblically.


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.


Wrapping up Q&A on the Ten Commandments

by Joe Boot and Nate Wright and Ryan Eras

June 28, 2023

Joe Boot and Nate Wright are back again to answer a few lingering questions resulting from the Ten Commandments podcast series. In this episode we consider how the earliest humans married and reproduced, compared with later Mosaic incest laws. We also tackle questions on how the church and the individual ought to think and act with regard to charitable status, tax-exemption, and the administration of tithes and offerings.


Death and Taxes: More Q&A on the Ten Commandments

by Joe Boot and Nate Wright and Ryan Eras

June 21, 2023

In this episode we answer some more questions that emerged out of the Ten Commandments series, dealing with issues of what happens to believers after they die, and responding to the claim that the state only stepped in to provide welfare benefits because the church failed in this job.


Systemic Covetousness

by Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

May 31, 2023

Joe Boot closes our series on the Ten Commandments with some observations on the tenth commandment against covetousness, including how it works with the first commandment to encapsulate and summarize the whole Decalogue, how a covetous heart influences every other action, and how covetousness is manifest in the world not just at the individual, but…


False Witness, Nazis, and Trudeau’s Crown

by Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

May 17, 2023

In this episode Joe Boot discusses the Ninth Commandment about bearing false witness, times where it is godly to withold the truth, and draws out the implications for law and society, as well as the ever-present question of who is my neighbour. We also look at the move by the Trudeau government to replace the crown on Canada’s coat of arms with a new version bereft of Christian symbols.


Theft, Taxation, and Dominion w/ Nate Wright

by Nate Wright and Ryan Eras

May 3, 2023

P Nate of the Rebel Podcast joins us this week as we resume our series in the Ten Commandments. Nate explains how the commandment “you shall not steal” enjoins the opposite, positive principle to protect your neighbour’s property, not to mention the presupposition of private property. Contra Klaus Schwab and Karl Marx, owning nothing is not a formula for human happiness.


The First Commandment: The Voice of God Himself

by Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

January 25, 2023

We’re officially underway with our series on the Ten Commandments. In this first episode, Joe Boot explains why this section of Scripture begins with the Lord declaring who He is, and why the commandments are ordered in the way that they are. If you’ve never thought about what our worship has to do with law, don’t miss this one.


The Beauty of the Ethical Life

by Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

January 11, 2023

We’re kicking off the new year with a new series, dealing with ethics and law generally, and the Ten Commandments specifically. In this episode, Joe Boot talks about the distinction between laws and norms, the fact that we live in a universe designed by God that is made to work according to His instruction, and what love has to do with fulfilling the law.


Thomism and Natural Law

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

November 9, 2022

This week in the thought of Thomas Aquinas, we examine the idea of natural law, and conclude that, as articulated by Aquinas, it is an idea that gives unwarranted scope to human reason, and effectively makes God equal with His law. In contrast, Scripture teaches that God is the source of all definition, and that human law must be positivized in an historical context.