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An Introduction to Civil Liberty
Sep 18, 2020
In this episode, David introduces a new series which examines the idea of liberty. In the series, he will trace the history of liberty and show two fundamental types of liberty—liberty of conscious and personal liberty—were critical to the development of civil liberty and show how these three types of liberty were infused into the US Constitution. Today’s podcast covers the experiments in government and liberty up to time of Rome, and how those experiments paved the way for the Christian conception of liberty.
From Spiritual to Physical - Soul and Body
Sep 11, 2020
Drawing parallels between the rise of the Renaissance period and what we are seeing in the modern church, David examines the dangers of a spiritual life that ignores the dual nature of man as both body and spirit and what happens when we deny the human condition.
Why Are Large, Materially Advanced Cities Burning?
Sep 4, 2020
In this episode, David examines the root of the “civil unrest” that is burning down some of our nation’s larger cities and destroying the properties and livelihoods of innocent persons. Through the lens of Russian dissent Alexander Solzhenitsyn, he examines the question, “How did the West decline from its triumphal march to its present sickness? Have there been fatal turns and losses of direction in its development?”
Coming to Court with Truth or Fiction
Aug 28, 2020
In this episode, David examines a court ruling from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and their understanding (or misunderstanding) of biological sex. In legal practice, we have learned through the years to manipulate the law to fit our arguments when perhaps the truth is not on our side. But what is the law for then, if not to determine and/or protect the truth?
The Truth, Religion and a Worldview Apart
Aug 21, 2020
The ideological battles of today are no different than the battle that has been raging for centuries. And that is the rejection of God and the elevation of humanistic philosophy. Theologians and political theorists have always posed these questions regarding the evolution of society as to whether or not God is the head of it all. Perhaps the fight for religious liberty is not the point at all, but simply the declaration that God is the beginning and the end.
If Compromise Is Not the Solution, What Is?
Aug 14, 2020
Can Christians take on the principles of liberalism, denying God's relevance to the social order, and serve the cause of religion and freedom? David will discuss the idea of principle versus moderation and tolerance.
Why Society's Veneer Has Cracked
Aug 7, 2020
Continuing to look at Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's speech to Harvard in 1978, and the prophetic nature by which he spoke of the unrest in our Western society and just how easy our entire culture falls into despair. Without God, hope is a frivolous venture when it is dependent on an economy or the whims of the media. Quite incredible that where we were in 1978, seems to be right where we are in 2020.
The Makings of a Good Political Candidate
Jul 31, 2020
Often times when voting for a political effort, there is a feeling that we must resign ourselves to voting for the lesser of two evils. And that is a terrible outlook on politics. But when two conservative candidates run television ads going for the jugular in order to get ahead in the polls, one is left considering, what really makes a good, or a Godly candidate? David takes a look into a 1978 speech from Alexander Solzhenitsyn and dives into that question.
Emergency Powers and the Political Process
Jul 25, 2020
David discusses the Tennessee Governor's current use of the state's emergency powers statute and takes a look at how that applies to the separation of powers. Also, you might know that we are in the middle of the primaries for the U.S. Senate seat. And, you might have seen some negative ads going back and forth between two candidates in particular. Is this politics? Is this what the voters expect? Better yet, how should two men who confess to be followers of Christ engage in political debate as candidates?
How Court Opinions Affect Abortion Laws
Jul 17, 2020
Many know that Tennessee has been embattled over the last 2 years in passing meaningful legislation in our state dealing with abortion. And while members of the pro-life community have been split on how to get this done, we remain united in the mission to protect life in the womb. Now that we have passed the Governor's heartbeat bill, it is up to the courts to decide how much, if any, of our law will remain enforceable as it will inevitably go head to head with the precedent set by the Casey decision and the viability standard. In this episode, we are taking a look into how court opinions should and should not inform how these proceedings play out.