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.
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.
We all know things look really bad right now. The dusk is getting duskier, and our hopes for a quickly improved society are fading with the light. How long will things be getting worse? When will things get better?
These are questions everyone has on their mind, and Scott Tungay has a view to what we might do to begin the restoration of Western life and values. A wide-ranging discussion of South Africa, America, the masculinity movement, and more – this turned out to be one of Adam’s favorite episodes he has yet created for this show in its three years of production.
Visit Scott’s Twitter here, his YouTube channel here, and his website here.
Blessings to those who love the Lord Jesus Christ,
Pastor Jonathan Fisk’s new book Echo: Unbroken Truth Worth Repeating Again has hit the market, and you need a copy. Fisk has seen the glazed-over eyes of one too many Christians as the truths we hold dear are repeated week in and week out.
This book will act as an electrical shock to your fading Christian heartbeat, or if you are on fire for the Lord, this will be a shot of high-octane gas on your flames. Whatever your place in the Church, you can use a reminder, a wake-up call, no… a call to worship like Echo.
Join Adam and Jonathan for a little theology pick-me-up.
From Concordia Publishing House’s website:
Christianity is not the ability to memorize or recite from books of Scripture or doctrine. It is not magic. It is not social club, counseling group, or self-help support group. It does not promise that you will be healthy, wealthy, wise, or even happy.
Christianity is a truth—a truth first heard at the beginning of time that has echoed to this present age. A truth so profound that no man can master it, yet even a child can learn it.
Jonathan Fisk introduces his readers to that truth. He lays it out as simply as a child counts to ten on his fingers. Yet, training to hear the Echo, the reader will come to understand the wisdom that Fisk imparts is bottomless.
Fisk teaches nothing less than the distilled, unbreakable Christian Echo, the very thing which has radically changed humanity in every nation and tongue that it has ever been repeated. It the most astoundingly complete description of what life is and why it is worth living. And it’s worth repeating. Again.
No people group on earth has lived in their homeland quite as long as the Assyrians of northern Iraq. This small tribe has suffered millennia of persecution, but for the entire church age have embraced Jesus Christ as their Lord.
But today, through the actions of Islamic purists running amok, the Assyrians are barely hanging onto their lives and land. Many have fled to other countries, and many have died.
In this rich interview with Juliana Taimoorazy, herself an Assyrian Christian from Iran, we learn about the outlook for this forgotten people. Indeed, Juliana’s life work is to make the Assyrian people unforgettable.
Will you please take some time to learn who they are, and what they face? Begin with this episode of the Citizen of New Jerusalem, but also go to the website of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council, of which Juliana is founder and president. From there also see the Philos Project, (to which Juliana is a Senior Fellow)–an outreach to Westerners to educate and encourage us in positive engagement with the Middle East.
This interview was a great privilege to conduct, and I hope you take its lessons with you as you think, pray, and act to show love to Christians under the heavy burden of persecution and displacement.
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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!