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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.

 

Jesus is the Ruler of the Kings of the Earth

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

April 27, 2022

On this episode we discuss Joe’s newest book, Ruler of Kings. Joe explains why he felt compelled to write such a book at this time, and what the reign of King Jesus means for the way we understand and relate to civil government.

 

The Nature and Origins of Totalitarianism

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

February 23, 2022

In this episode we examine and define totalitarianism- its meaning, origins, and some historic examples. We look at the ancient roots of this ideology as expressed by Aristotle and implicitly adopted by Thomas Aquinas and the Roman Catholic church. As we witness the continued push toward totalitarianism in Canada in particular, what were the assumptions and commitments that brought us to this point?

 

Politics, Media & Christianity w/ Allie-Beth Stuckey

by Allie-Beth Stuckey and Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

January 19, 2022

In a Christian worldview, every area of life and experience is to be brought under the lordship of Jesus the King. Another way to say this is that as God’s vice-gerents, human beings are called to exercise God-honouring dominion over the earth. Special guest Allie-Beth Stuckey joins us to talk about the Christian calling to faithfulness in the sphere of politics and media.

 

Blog: The Limits of Civil Obedience

by Joe Boot

December 13, 2021 | Romans Romans 13:1-5

The non-Christian, secular-pagan worldview offers no reason to obey the state except that the state has a monopoly on the means of force.

 

No Liberty without Law

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

December 8, 2021

Today Canada passed Bill C4, asserting that the basis of human dignity consists in radical autonomy from any tradition or authority. Such legislation should leave no doubt whether politics is a moral issue – it is something that Scripture speaks about, and something that ministers ought to speak on both in public and in the pulpit.

 

A Biblical Way to View Politics

by Joe Boot

October 18, 2021

At the 2021 Runner Academy, Joe Boot explains how there is a distinctly Christian way to view political life, and that it is a view that subordinates politics under the rule of Jesus the King.

 

Making Sense of Reality

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

September 22, 2021 | Psalms 

Season Five of the Podcast for Cultural Reformation kicks off with a brief review of the Canadian Federal election and begins a discussion that we will develop throughout this season on how and why a fully formed Christian worldview accounts for reality, even in the midst of tumultuous cultural circumstances.

 

What is a Christian Vision of Politics?

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

April 14, 2021

The idea of ultimate authority is an inescapable concept, which is clearly on display in our vision of politics. Any claim to authority rests on an idea of sovereignty – it all depends which god you believe in.

 

Christmas is Uncancellable

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

December 9, 2020

The Christmas story is an announcement of the Lordship of King Jesus over all rulers of the earth. Politics and culture are inescapably gospel issues. Music graciously provided by Jacob Moon. Watch Premier Pallister’s address here.

 

Polls, Elections, and a Worldview Divide

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

November 11, 2020 | Isaiah Isaiah 33:11-12

As the results of the 2020 US presidential election continue to be contested, we consider how a Christian should think and live in a nation divided between two worldviews, and where many in power refuse to acknowledge the lordship of King Jesus.

 

Democracy and the Future of Conservatism

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

October 28, 2020

On this week’s episode of Worldview Wednesday, Joe Boot discusses the growing disillusionment with contemporary conservatism, and offers some principles for thinking about the voting booth.