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A Genesis 3- Only Christianity Shows Up In The Legislature And It’s Really Bad.
Apr 9, 2021
On today’s episode, David discusses the worldview behind a fertility insurance mandate bill to be considered by Tennessee’s legislature next week, Senate Bill 425/House Bill 1379. He demonstrates how the legislation ties into and follows along with U.S. Supreme Court decisions like Roe v. Wade that flatly denied any created, moral realities and redefined the world. And he explains how the legislation is consistent with the Genesis 3 only form of Christianity vis-à-vis Genesis 1 and 2 Christianity that was discussed with Dr. P. Andrew Sandlin on the February 19th episode.
House Bill 1079
Apr 2, 2021
In this week’s episode, David shares excerpts from his conversation with Jeff Shafer, former senior legal counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, about House Bill 1079 that is scheduled for a vote in a state House subcommittee this coming week. The proposed legislation would directly and expressly put before the United States Supreme Court the question of whether, when a man and woman marry and conceive a child, the Constitution “divorces” the man from his wife and a father from his child in order to advance an unfettered right to abortion.
The Importance of One’s Understanding of God to Understanding Everything, Including Politics
Mar 26, 2021
In this week’s episode, David is joined by Dr. George Grant, a Nashville area pastor, author of numerous books, and sought-after speaker, to discuss how one’s understanding of God’s nature and character helps us make sense of His works in creation, and , in turn, the goal of politics. Until Christians understand these things, whatever successes we experience will never endure. We will find ourselves fighting the same battles over and over again.
A Purpose Driven Life
Mar 19, 2021
Can we live a “purpose driven life”, and it be, in the end, meaningless, useless, and to no avail? In this weeks episode David explores how to avoid this being your conclusion as your life draws to an end.
Missing the Mark
Mar 11, 2021
This week’s episode focuses on having a purpose for one’s life that does not “miss the mark,” which will lead to discouragement, despair, and frustration. But David puts it in the context of what led him to realize that he had missed the mark in much of his adult life and in his more than 20 years in political engagement. Yet, that realization led to a new, invigorating, and meaningful way of seeing and understanding his work in the political world. Hopefully, his story will encourage you in whatever it is you do.
Episode 30: God’s Eschatology
Mar 5, 2021
With all the talk today about eschatology—the study of last things—and the prevailing belief that things are supposed to get worse before Christ‘s return, David asks if it is possible that God’s eschatology is actually is very positive and is found in Genesis 1? David will build upon what Dr. Sandlin said (Feb 19th) about “Genesis 3 Christians” versus “Genesis 1 and 2 Christians,” and he will get to what lies at the hope Christians can have that what they are doing now matters even in this life. Tune in to “see” what invisible thing God has been doing with His creation since Adam!
Genesis 1 and 2 Christians Have a Present Hope
Feb 26, 2021
In this week’s episode, David takes a clip from last week’s interview with Dr. P Andrew Sandlin about the hope that Genesis 1 and 2 Christians have compared to that of Genesis 3 Christians, and ties it to some New Testament passages that begin to demonstrate a perspective on which to ground the things we purpose to do. Hope resides where our purpose and God‘s purposes align.
Feb 19, 2021
Today, David is joined by Dr. Andrew Sandlin, Founder and President of the Center for Cultural Leadership, to discuss his newest book, Creational Worldview, and how a foundation for hope and purpose in our current personal and social circumstances must be laid in Genesis 1 and 2 in order for the redemption story that begins in Genesis 3 to make sense. Sandlin asserts, “If we get creation wrong, we can’t get the gospel right.” And if we don’t get the gospel right, we won’t get anything else right, which leads to lack of purpose and hopelessness. You will not want to miss this episode! To learn more about Dr. Sandlin and Center for Cultural Leadership click here.
Christian Resistance to Reforming Politics
Feb 11, 2021
Today’s episode explores the historical precedent (Christian Political Action in an Age of Revolution) by which we might expect that a truly Christian engagement in politics will generate serious opposition within the Christian community and even among the clergy. It promises to be eye-opening, not just from an historical perspective, but based on David’s own experiences. Why? Because the message of “peace, peace” and charity above truth is not new among the people of God. As you listen, you may begin to wonder what might have a greater potential to bring reformation in the church than people in the pews engaging in politics from a truly God-centered perspective, not a save-America perspective. It could lead to needed conversations about who God is and the relationship of God to His creation.
The Two Kinds of Conservatives
Feb 5, 2021
As Christians evaluate how they should respond to the “social question” with which our society is confronted, David notes in today’s episode the two kinds of conservatives that will oppose Christian engagement in politics. Christians must be careful not to fall into either of those two camps.