The damaged of society are:
- Running everything, from the governments, to the schools, to every institution with responsibility for shaping the future,
- increasing in number as our collective policies of Safety Above All Things® continues to grip our lives, and
- convincing the rest of us that we must sacrifice anything and everything to gain marginal scraps of Safety.
The Christian answer to this idolatry of Safety (under the guise of “love of neighbor’), is that there is no safety in following the deception of the world. The churches CANNOT keep the people safe by uncritically following the edicts of a God-hating state.
Here’s how it looks when we see through the Health and Safety® charade (or should we call it a maskquerade?) and a man of God tells the beast to flee the house of the Lord:
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world. After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen (1 Pet 5:8-10).
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.
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.
Featuring the soft gospel heart of Pastor Richard P. Baxter, Moordown Baptist Church in Bournemouth, England, this episode is a bit of a change of pace from recent shows.
Pastor Baxter provides a view from across the Atlantic, from a church and a region where peoples from all nations are welcomed and becoming a part of the national fabric. This is the sound of a man who is confident in the gospel, and in the Lord who weaves together people from every tribe to be His own new humanity in the church.
Adam wanted a British voice added to the mix on race and ethnicity, and Richard was no disappointment. This episode will hopefully bring you encouragement and a reminder of the goodness of hospitality in the church.
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We continue our series on race, ethnicity, and Christianity in America/the West. Today’s episode is an interview with an outstanding man of faith and learning. Darrell Harrison has been there, done that, and got the t-shirt in this life. He grew up poor in the projects of Atlanta, knows what it’s like to navigate life as a minority, but his perspective on so-called “race relations” isn’t what you might expect.
Listen in for a challenging dialogue with a brother who sets his eyes on Christ, and who refuses to claim a victim status in this world.
Darrell points us all to Christ, and the liberating truth of the gospel. Check out his blog here, and spread this episode far and wide.
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This show is all about going around the world of ideas. Today our stop is Geneva, Switzerland, where we find two chatty Presbyterians sitting back at the local milk bar, straightening out the world by the rulers of Scripture and the Westminster Confession of Faith.
Come along! My guests Chortles Weakly and Wresbyterian host the Presbycast, a podcast focused on whip-cracking the hides of liberals and pretenders of the Reformed faith. There will be no newfangled attempts at a church service or social justice machine here–they just want the straight up best, most biblical local churches to flourish around the world–Presbyterian churches.
Mentioned in the show:
– My post on Charles Finney
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