The Rapture, Sola Scriptura & More Listener Q&A Ep. 11

Our first listener question and answer episode! Adam goes into a little bit more depth about the purpose of this podcast, then answers questions on the end times, sola scriptura, and what he’s been reading lately.

Thanks to Erik Fuhler,  Allen Jerkins, and Dave Mitchell for the questions. And yes, I said 2 Thessalonians when I meant 1 Thess ?

Submit your own questions at the contact page, and give Adam any feedback too. Your encouragements and critiques are needed to make this work better! Thanks all.



End Times & Judgment Day: A Conversation with Ben Askins Ep. 10

What happens on Judgment Day? Do our works play a role in how we are rewarded, and in our experience with eternal life? What do the end times look like, and will we see Christ return?

Ben Askins joins Adam for a brief but fruitful discussion on these weighty ideas. The two of them were trained up together under a tremendously gifted pastor some years back, and Adam wanted to check in with Ben to make sure he was continuing on the straight and narrow ūüėČ

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My Life Story Ep. 9

Sometimes I tell my life story. One of my listeners (Allen Jerkins) asked, “Adam . . . I would be interested to hear how Christ arrested you.” So here you will get a bit of it–a history of my spiritual development. Though I don’t love the idea of making this show about the host, it really is a show about my views–I am the citizen of New Jerusalem after all!

So perhaps this will be interesting to you. I skip a lot of details, but I land on the most important thing I could possibly say about my life.

If you enjoy this show, support the little podcasting guy by donating at the website, offering feedback, and sharing with family and friends. I so appreciate every one of you who have been a part of this show so far.

Returning to the Ways of the Past: A Conversation with Dean Abbott Ep. 8

What does it mean to be a traditionalist? In this conversation with Dean Abbott, Adam brings a variety of urgent topics to the surface. Has evangelical church culture been feminized? Why are young men so hard to get into church?

And what about the alt-right? Should we be disheartened by the rise of these dissidents? What drives their antics? Are there Nazis hiding under your bed? And what about the Christian perspective on immigration? Dean and Adam take a shot at each of these topics, and more.

Dean is a man’s man–a husband and father, (as well as a¬†fellow fan of Wendell Berry), he cares most about the life of the family, community, and those who work hard to build a working civilization. You can also find his recent conversation with Mark Baxter here.

Dean’s website is deanabbott.com, and you can find him on Twitter here. Thanks to him for an invigorating conversation.

The Truth about America’s Role in Syria: An Interview with Kevork Almassian Ep. 7

What is America’s role in Syria’s 6-year-old civil war? Who are the moderate rebels that our government is funding? Who has been using poison gas bombs in Syria? Was Trump right to strike the Syrian government with tomahawk missiles earlier this month?

Many evangelical Christians in the United States get their information about our Middle-Eastern involvements solely from main-stream sources–the same main-stream media that we otherwise do not trust to report accurate and honest news within our own nation.

One example of this is Dr. Albert Mohler of The Briefing podcast. On his April 25, 2017 episode, Mohler recited news about Syria from corporate media sources which all support the US government’s agenda in the Middle East. No comment was given to the credibility of the sources, rather, Mohler showed limitless credulity toward the media narrative. This man is an intellectual heavyweight who runs a large, successful seminary, but typical of American evangelical thinking, he gives full, unquestioning credence to the progressivist, globalist media who regularly lies and twists the truth in every other area of reporting.

Can Christians do better than this? Is our government-media complex to be trusted whenever there is an urgent development in the world? This show ought to at least give us pause to consider another possibility.

Kevork Almassian joins Adam for an in-depth interview from the perspective of a Syrian born and raised in Aleppo.

Kevork¬†is¬†a¬†Syrian¬†political¬†journalist¬†based¬†in¬†Germany.¬†He¬†holds a bachelor¬†degree¬†in International Relations¬†and Diplomacy,¬†and¬†is currently¬†learning¬†German¬†to¬†continue¬†his MA¬†in¬†Political¬†Science.¬†He writes¬†op-ed¬†articles¬†for several¬†websites¬†and¬†newspapers, and¬†he recently¬†launched¬†a¬†YouTube¬†channel¬†called¬†Syriana¬†Analysis¬†to¬†give a close-up perspective of¬†what’s¬†happening in¬†Syria. You can find him on Twitter here.

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Encroaching Globalism: An Interview with Dr. Michael Kinsella Ep. 6

The new world of globalism is closing in on everyone. It’s tentacles are particularly odious to¬†those who wish to live traditional lives. What are we facing in regard to current clashes of culture and worldview? Is there hope to understand and overcome the enemies of the Christian traditions of the Western world?

Michael Kinsella, PhD joins me to discuss the various challenges we face on either side of the Atlantic. We talk economics, church life, the survival of the family, and beyond.

Michael teaches ethics in University College Dublin and is Director of Research at Aid to the Church in Need Ireland. You can see his academic profile at http://ucd.academia.edu/MichaelKinsella

Spit out the Black Pill Ep. 5

Ever heard of the black pill? If you take the black pill, that means you’ve come to the conclusion that Western civilization is doomed, all goodness in the world is being defeated, and there is no future for humanity.

The black pill is symbolic of hopelessness, and many days it sits right on our nightstands, tempting us to pop it before we get out of bed.

Let’s face it, the current world order is coming to an end. So many bad things are happening at once no one can keep up with it all. Communities of Christians in the Middle East who have lived and worshiped there for almost 2,000 years are being bombed and chased out of their homes, Europe is being overrun by the twin cancers of progressivism and Islam, and everywhere it seems a hero has come, he turns out to be a failure and a compromiser.

Is there any hope? Spit out the black pill. Adam could’ve¬†gone on for hours with this episode, but he kept it as short as possible given the huge scale of the topic. Take heart, listen in, and support the show if you appreciate content like this.

From the show: Eastern Orthodox sing the Our Father in Aramaic (the language of Jesus that is still spoken by some Christians in the Middle East).

Egypt Coptic churches bombed



A Short Easter Meditation

Jesus Christ beat death. He was swallowed by it, but He forced it to open its mouth and vomit Him out – and He broke its teeth on the way out for all who trust in Him and repent of their sins.

Adam reflects on a place he often thinks about when the chaos and complexity of this life threatens to upend his faith.

My Great Big Claim! Ep. 4

In this episode Adam makes his central belief as clear as possible. If he is right, then absolutely everything depends on this. If wrong, then LOL nothing matters.

Challenge yourself, stretch your thinking with this episode. If God has spoken, is there any higher form of authority in existence?

It’s this foundation of truth and knowledge on which Adam will build all of his other episodes.

Thanks for listening!

Discipline Your Mind by Meditation Ep. 3

We have to take control of our thoughts by focusing on the center of reality. The digital sea of information, the news cycle, our own problems, emotions, hobbies, and schedules have us in mental crisis as a culture. We need to learn to control and reset our mental state. We need to meditate. Do you know how to meditate on the center of reality?

In this show Adam gives some historical background of the Greek world. In that time, people scattered their thoughts across a spectrum of gods and divine beings who all brought different degrees of truth to humanity, but one writer blew all of that away by offering a singular point of spiritual contact between heaven and earth.

You’ll want to hear this, share with your friends and family, and support Adam’s work by donating here. Thank you for all your encouragement!