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An Introduction to the Liberty of Conscience
Oct 23, 2020
In this episode, David looks to the theological roots of the conscience, the role it plays in our lives, and why it was of such importance to the people of England during the English Reformation, providing background to the liberty of conscience that became the Liberty of Conscience Provision in the Tennessee Constitution and the Free Exercise of Religion Provision in the First Amendment.
Church Polity- Establishment
Oct 16, 2020
It’s no secret why the First Amendment is under attack. When the theological roots of law are not understood, many parts of the law appear to lack an underlying source of validity. In this episode, David explains the secularization of the law and provides insight into the theological foundations of the Establishment Clause in the United States Constitution.
Fighting the Establishment
Oct 8, 2020
They say you can’t fight the Establishment, but don’t tell that to those dissenters—the Puritans—who took on the King of England and the direction in which he was moving the established Church of England. Today’s episode introduces the historical backdrop you must have if you want to have any clue about the First Amendment’s religion clauses—the fight between the Crown, as head of the established Church of England, and the Puritan dissenters.
How the Supreme Court Destroyed Liberty
Oct 2, 2020
If you want to know why Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court is such a pitched battle, then today’s episode will explain why. David takes a look at how the United States Supreme Court rejected God’s relevance to human law and effectively deified itself in place of God. [Playing off the Latin for Trinity, Judge Barrett would make up part of the “Novemity” (9 person god) that rules the United States.] It is the age-old problem confronted by Christians of rulers thinking they are God’s voice on the earth, that they mediate God to us instead of Christ.
The Foundation of Western Liberty
Sep 25, 2020
Who would have ever thought that the Christian doctrine that Jesus was fully God and fully man had anything to do with civil liberty? In this episode, David explains how the doctrine became the foundation for civil liberty in the West and and how the United States Supreme Court has presumed to vest in itself powers that belong only to God without any protest from the evangelical church.
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.