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The Rule of Law—From Past to Present
Sep 10, 2021
Today’s episode wraps up the Rule of Law series by bringing the creational law order of God that underlies the rule of law to the issue of racial segregation in the 1950’s and 60’s— from Blackstone to Birmingham.
The Rule of Law: Grounded in Reason or Revelation?
Sep 3, 2021
Today, David tackles the question: If the rule of law is rooted in “the laws of nature and nature’s God,” then how is that to be known and understood so that civil government might know how to enact civil laws that conform to the rule of law? What, for example, is the role of human reason?
The Rule of Law: What Is it Really?
Aug 26, 2021
Today, David explains what the rule of law is and the Christian basis for it. From his explanation, it will be easy to see why the rule of law no longer exists in America, even though we still like to use the phrase.
The Rule of Law: How Evangelicals Undermined the Rule of Law
Aug 20, 2021
Americans pride ourselves on being a nation of law and not men, the “rule of law.” In today’s episode, David explains that it no longer exists because evangelicals by and large abandoned the very foundation on which the rule of law rests, and he gives a quick overview of what happened in the world of thought and in 20th century America that led to evangelicalism’s failure in the sphere of law.
The Rule of Law: Its Religious Roots
Aug 13, 2021
The stage was set for the development of the Rule of Law in the Western legal tradition with the investiture struggle in the mid-1100’s. Today, David takes a 30,000 foot level survey of that history and shows that some of our laws make no sense apart from the influence of Christianity.
The Rule of Law: How Roe v. Wade Began Its Abolition in America
Aug 6, 2021
Today, David sets the stage for looking at the “Rule of Law” on which American’s pride themselves, helping us discover what that phrase really means and what, if anything, it now means. But he lays the groundwork for that discussion in key statements made in the brief just filed with the U.S. Supreme Court urging the reversal of Roe v. Wade. This is an episode you will want to share with friends.
The Why and How of Christian Political Engagement: How I Missed the Mark
Jul 30, 2021
Today, David explains how he came to see that the “why and how” of his political endeavors for over 20 years fell short of God’s “why and how,” and how seeing that changed the focus of FACT’s work in relation to its policy mission of advocating for God’s design for marriage and the family, life, and religious liberty.
The Why and How of Political Engagement: Is There a Reason We Make Little Progress
Jul 23, 2021
Today, David returns to a statement made in 1898 by politician and theologian Abraham Kuyper at Princeton, “Protestantism alone wanders about in the wilderness without aim or direction, moving hither and thither, without making any progress,” and explains why that is so.
The Why and How of Political Engagement: What Did Jesus Do That Changes Everything
Jul 15, 2021
In today’s episode, David takes Dr. George Grant’s exhortation to start our understanding of everything, including policy, with theology—who is God and what has He done—rather than anthropology—who am I and what is going on around me by looking at a view of the work of Christ of primary importance to the early Church that has long been forgotten. Without it, though, Protestants “wander aimlessly, hither and thither,” as Abraham Kuyper said even as far back as 1898.
The Why and How of Christian Political Engagement: Part 7
Jul 9, 2021
In today’s episode, David calls attention to an issue of primary importance during the first 300 years of the church and an aspect of the gospel that has long been forgotten and neglected, but when understood, explains why all Christians in the United States must be engaged in politics, even if the particular way in which individual Christians engage will differ.