The Mindset of An Evangelical Alien: Crossing Sinai in Faith

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As Peter named us, “o those who reside as aliens, scattered” in this age of spiritual warfare, we are those who wander as though homeless. We need wisdom and insight in how to think and to live in a pronounced downtrend in culture and civilization.

Pastor Reid Ferguson joined Adam in studio for an extended conversation ranging from the character of the Church, the meaning of work, relationships, and how we should think about trendy topics blazing throughout evangelicalism.

Hear here the thoughts of an evangelical Baptist in our series on Christian thinking in a collapsing society.

Blessings and goodness to you all,

Adam

Interview with an Atheist: Worldview & Race with Dan Courtney Ep. 30

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Can a Christian and an Atheist have a cordial dialogue about religion, worldview, and hot political issues? Probably not normally, but Dan and Adam are superhuman! Well no, but seriously we gave it our best shot – here’s an in-studio dialogue about our two different worldviews, and how we might apply the atheist hypothesis to the issues of race.

I did my best to be fair and welcoming to my guest. Our goal was to seek as much neighborly common ground as we could find without necessarily jamming into a debate. I wanted to make my case that atheism necessitates a type of non-moral human society wherein racism makes perfect sense. Dan later wrote to me to reply to this contention (which he heard raised by Jonathan Fisk in episode 29). Here’s his message:

“Just listened to the podcast with Rev Fisk. I think I’m just starting to understand your approach to race. I hope that in our discussion I provided some diversity of opinion from a secular / progressive / left / liberal perspective. Although I don’t call myself a social justice warrior, I think they have some legitimate concerns even as I share some of your complaints about a certain dogmatic approach to radical egalitarianism.

But let me offer a response to a question posed by Mr. Fisk, “If Christ is not being preached as being risen from the dead, what reason do you have for not being a racist?”

Because cooperation is a critically important adaptation for human survival. If you consider racism as an irrational antagonism toward those that are different, then it clearly hinders cooperation between groups.

This may not be the reason that you reject racism, but I’m grateful that you do.”

So there you have it. We continue to try to understand each other’s worldview, and hopefully set an example for the audience in how two men of very different beliefs might converse and explore for the truth. There is much more to be said between Christian and Atheist camps, and perhaps Dan and I will have that opportunity.

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Thanks,

Adam

Charlottesville, White Supremacy, and We’re All Marxists Now Ep. 29

At least two people are dead and many injured in Charlottesville, Virginia after a white identitarian rally and leftist protesters clashed in the streets. Is this another example of the problem of white racism in America, or is it more than that? Is the Progressive left the only left wing cause that showed up in Charlottesville, or are all identitarian movements inherently leftist, Modernist, and fatally flawed?

Come along with Adam to ask the questions a different way, and to approach the answers with the wisdom from above. We shall not be led around by the nose by a Marxist, materialist society if we would just take hold of our heritage from above; if we would only utilize the birthright of our citizenship in the New Jerusalem, we might be able to speak prophetically to this chaotic, Marxist culture swirling around us.

The problem isn’t racism, it’s idolatry. Can we start there? Tune in for more on this frustrating topic. We must face it and come up with better answers than the world is providing.

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Theology & Race: Lutheran Views with Rev. Jonathan Fisk Ep. 28

Jonathan Fisk has been one of my favorite Christian worldview thinkers over the past five years, and I know many of you understand why I say that. His YouTube show Worldview Everlasting never takes itself too seriously, but always brings the full weight of the Christian religion: uncut, full-blooded, and cross-centered.

So I knew I had to get him on the show to talk worldview; I knew we needed the Most Lutheran Man in the World® to help me navigate from theology to the Christian worldview on race.

Jonathan is the author of Broken: 7 “Christian” Rules that Every Christian Ought to Break as Often as Possible, has published copiously on YouTube, is an on-air personality at KFUO St. Louis, and the host of the podcast RevFisk: Raw, among other things.

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Worldview from Geneva: How Old School Presbys See Things Ep. 23

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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A Bold Voice for Life & Sanity in General: Interview with Kimberly Ross Ep. 17

One of the strongest points of light in the Western world today is the pro-life movement in the United States. Kimberly Ross is representative of young Americans who cannot, who will not bow the knee to the culture of death.

Writing at RedState.com and other spots around the web, Kimberly has garnered a strong following of likeminded young conservatives (and her fair share of critics). In this interview we talk transgender issues, military ethics, and a basket of other underlying issues at work in Western culture today.

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The Red Pill & Christianity: An Interview with Mark Baxter Ep. 16

The Red Pill is ground zero for men who are gathering together on the same journey… a journey of recovering Western manhood and anti-feminist thinking. Mark Baxter is one of the more successful voices in this community, and so I brought him on the show to compare notes.

Do Christianity and TRP have anything in common? Where do we overlap? What can we learn from each other?

In this episode we find our affinities, and also some of the differences in worldview that still need ironing out. In any case, evangelical Christianity is missing this boat, so I offer to you all a look within a community paralleling much of the Christian worldview.

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Encroaching Globalism: An Interview with Michael Kinsella Ep. 6

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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 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 here -> http://ucd.academia.edu/MichaelKinsella.

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.

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The Citizen of New Jerusalem Podcast is Currently Brewing…

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Most of my best learning over the past five years has come by trying out all kinds of podcasts. Like many before me, I’ve decided to give it a shot myself. The work to get there is pretty detailed and technical – so it may take me a bit of time to launch, but I’m working hard on it. It’s brewing.

What’ll it Be?

The CoNJP is going to be a man swinging a sword and an axe, aiming for the heart of darkness and the roots of evil in our world. Like you all, I’m watching Western civilization descend into a black hole of moral anarchy, and I’m not going to sit idly by as she goes.

I believe there is a future for the West, and I want to invest in it. 3,000 years of our history is not about to go up in flames because of an army of Social Justice Warriors griping and screaming in the streets. We traditionalists (of all stripes) must realize we are powerful, possessing old, sharp weapons of warfare that bring down devilish strongholds.

So the podcast is going to be the Christian worldview and philosophy, applied to untying the Gordian knots of our day. My Twitter can give you a good snapshot of my brand of reactionary thinking.

I will have guests from differing perspectives, I’ll address relationships, education, military issues, ethics, arts, sports, entertainment, and anything else I get my mind around. Read a couple weeks’ worth of my tweets for more detailed flavoring.

– Adam Kane