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God, Law & Liberty is a new podcast featuring FACT President David Fowler and CEO Gary Humble. We are excited to have you join us on our journey as we explore the relationship between God, law, and liberty and apply that to the issues of our day. We promise, you won't want to miss an episode.

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Morals Legislation and the Common Law

Dec 13, 2019

There seems to be a misconception out there by conservatives that morals do not belong in legislation. That might be a firm libertarian viewpoint. But make no mistake, conservatism is a worldview by which we uphold God's law and as much as we can, work to mirror positive law (man's laws) with that which God has deemed good and profitable for all mankind. Additionally in this episode, we begin to make the journey into common law. Exactly what is it?

The Bridge Between Conscience and Law

Dec 6, 2019

In prior episodes, we have been developing our understanding of conscience and it's impact on law. Here, we begin to connect the dots between conscience, our liberty and how those ideas informed the appearance of common law in culture. Common law is simply the legal enactment of natural law, or laws we interpret from God and nature. And common law is the foundation of our US Constitution and the legal framework from which our Founding Fathers understood law.

Liberty Works Better With a Grateful Heart

Nov 30, 2019

Still exploring the liberty of conscience, David talks about his past as an attorney and hard decisions that needed to be made in following God's leading. We discuss a bit of the Chick-fil-A fiasco and apply the notion of being grateful to how we exercise our liberty.

The Law Instructs

Nov 22, 2019

No matter where you may fall on a host of issues in today's culture, one thing is for sure. The laws that we must abide by in our society instructs those who must live under the law as to what is right and wrong, acceptable and discouraged. Laws are instructive. As such, we must do away with this notion that faith does not belong in the public square. It most certainly does. Whether or not the laws under which we raise our children reflect the glory of God, is ultimately up to how people of faith will engage in political discourse.

Liberty of Conscience

Nov 15, 2019

David introduces the concept of our liberty of conscience which can be found in many historical documents including our Tennessee State Constitution. Most likely, many today would argue that this liberty, and referencing our First Amendment would simply mean that we have the right to think and therefore act however we so desire. But it would be error to disassociate this liberty of conscience from being rooted in the Word of God. Our Framers understood this. And the further we as a society stray from knowing God and seeking to live under His authority, the more we will continue to struggle with how to apply our laws and constitution to modern society.

Rights and Morality

Nov 8, 2019

Outside of authority, we discuss the origin of rights. How do rights play into morality? And if we have a right, then by law, someone must also have a duty to secure or protect that right. Rights carry duties. We also talk about inalienable rights. The truth? We have no inalienable rights if there is an ability to alienate them. We'll let you ponder on that a moment while you dig in to this next episode of God, Law and Liberty.

Where does authority come from?

Nov 1, 2019

We talk about the root of authority in law and where it comes from. We take a look into Federalist Paper 10, which talks about "factions" and how to deal with liberty in the midst of a diverse culture. Does authority come from outside of us? Or is law simply to be the dictates of the group, or faction, who happens to be in control at a particular place in time?

Episode (i) - Podcast Introduction

Oct 16, 2019

David and Gary take a moment to introduce a new podcast of the Family Action Council of Tennessee called, God, Law and Liberty. The official launch of the new podcast series is scheduled for November 2019. Stay tuned.

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