We are almost at the four-year mark of the show, and I need time, maybe lots of it, to sit quietly within my own, local life without regard to producing content or maintaining relationships abroad through the net.
If you’ve never seen the several modern Star Trek series from the ’80s and ’90s, look up “the Borg” and then read the rest of this. Their famous line is “we are Borg, you will be assimilated, resistance is futile.” Even though the producers and writers of ST are well-known progressives and atheists, they told the truth about themselves and their empty worldview. The Borg are the incarnation of the spirit of the modern world. Powerful, assimilating every culture it contacts, creating a dull, gray sameness in every place it has colonized.
But it is the realm of mind and spirit where the real tragedy lands. Those who are assimilated (am I now talking about the Borg or modernistic progressivism?) lose their ability to think for themselves. A powerful hive collective mentality takes hold. The spirit of the individual is snuffed. The Borg receive cranial implants that regulate the individual’s thoughts. The progressive hive mind creates spiritual implants and slavery through the lures of satisfaction, fulfillment, and happiness if we will simply identify with the collective, praise its glories, and submit to its ends.
And in this episode, Adam brings along a traveling companion to offer our resistance. It begins a little off key, but we straightened up and flew right. Hope you enjoy it and find something rich to remember.
What is the mission of the Christian man? Are we to simply focus on the teaching of Bible passages, work toward personal holiness, and go about doing works of charity? Or does the Bible direct and energize us toward a greater scope of mission, to include a drive toward influencing and creating culture?
And really, isn’t it both, in harmony?
Adam and Scott team up for a third interview, this time responding to a bit of criticism received after the last episode featuring Scott. The two men hope you are edified and challenged by this discussion, and welcome further questions and comments here.
Why does the right lose, how can we win, and what is the truth about the COVID crisis?
Adam answers a couple listener questions.
Mentioned in the show:
Tom Woods “What I Told State Legislators About Lockdowns”
What does Trump represent? How can it be that a casino playboy from New York City is the singular champion for the working class in the United States? What ought we to hope for in the re-election of Donald Trump to the presidency? Should Christians look for some sort of hope in all of this?
In this episode (which you should hear even well after the election is over), Michael Sebastian and Adam break down a few of the implications of Trump’s rise and popularity.
Adam predicts the outcome of the election, but more importantly, predicts the future for everyone involved.
A must listen, even once the election is over.
We have lost our neighbors and gained the world.
We have lost ourselves and become splintered avatars.
It is long past time to put the pieces of our humanity back together.
The future depends on it.
It doesn’t look like the Church is taking dominion in 2020.
It’s been a wild and crazy summer, and if anything, we’re losing ground to the spirit of antichrist in our generation. Riots, COVID, the breakdown of civilization–we’ve got it all in 2020.
Is there reason for optimism? Is this a time to plant deep roots of tradition, and to think great things for the future?
Listen in to 10 suggestions for growing your own strength and light in this era of weakness and darkness.
Are ya winning, son?
We get confused about how we are supposed to live our lives as Christians, as Christian men in particular. It may seem that to seek to gain power, influence, and wealth are at odds with our religion. After all, Jesus said
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Matt 6:19-21).
Did He mean that to save money or accumulate cultural power is a useless exercise in “the love of money,” and therefore an evil thing?
Or is Jesus’ focus more narrow, on the idolatry of wealth? The rest of Scripture speaks positively of those who pass on an inheritance to their descendants.
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children,
but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous (Prov 13:22).
There is much to be discussed and unearthed here. Scott is an awesome guy with big vision for Christian men, and you should check out his content wherever he’s speaking. Visit Scott’s Twitter here, his YouTube channel here, and his website here.
Grace to those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in truth.
Let’s look at what’s behind the news. How is America being brought to its knees so quickly and successfully? What will the near future look like?
What should you be doing?
Adam offers some brief, incomplete answers that hopefully spur you to complete them for yourself.