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22 minutes | Nov 13, 2021
A Grief Observed
In this episode, I share a little about my journey through grief guided by "A Grief Observed" by C.S. Lewis. I also talk a little about my plans moving forward -- such as they are.
22 minutes | Sep 26, 2021
The Last Enemy
The last enemy to be destroyed will be death. I recently watched my mother die. It was a profound experience. In this episode, I share a few thoughts about the experience and the flashes of light I saw during a dark time.
37 minutes | Aug 28, 2021
To Jab or Not to Jab?
To jab or not to jab? That is the question. But a lot of people don’t feel like they have a whole lot of choice in the matter. In this episode I talk about the coronavirus vaccine, and vaccine mandates and passports, from a libertarian Christian perspective.
52 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
If all these mitigation efforts including lockdowns and mask mandates worked, we should see a significant difference between areas that implemented such measures and those that didn’t. We see no such difference. In this episode of the GodArchy podcast, I talk with Ian Patterson about efforts to control coronavirus. We discuss how various policies have worked (or not worked.) We also discuss the collateral damage from lockdowns — both economic and spiritual — along with a Christian response to a pandemic.
34 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
Suck It Up Simone?
Is Simone Biles “soft?” Did she embarrass America? Is she indicative of deeper problems in American society? A lot of people think so since the American gymnast dropped out of Olympic competition. But perhaps there’s another way of looking at it. In this episode of the GodArtchy podcast, I tackle some of the issues surrounding the Biles saga, including our conception of “toughness,” mental health, and the ridiculous statism and collectivism on display.
33 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
Compulsory National Service
Compulsory national service is slavery. Sound like hyperbole? I don’t think so. In this episode of the GodArchy podcast, I talk about compulsory national service, including military conscription, and explain how it destroys the fundamental concept of self-ownership. And if somebody else owns you — that’s slavery.
70 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
If at First You Don't Secede With Mark Kreslins
In my view, centralized power is the gravest threat to liberty. The best way to confront that threat is the break up centralized power through secession. Secession gets a bad rap in the United States because of its association with slavery and the Civil War, but secession itself has nothing to do with slavery and it doesn’t have to be violent. We can have what Mark Kreslins calls “peaceful political divorce.” In this episode of the GodArchy podcast, Mark and I talk about secession and how it could be used as a tool to move us toward liberty. Our conversation ends up going much deeper than that. We also discuss our personal political and spiritual journeys and talk about the feasibility of a voluntary society. Mark has worn many hats. He’s worked as a staffer on Capitol Hill, served as a pastor and hosted a radio show.
57 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Postmodernism and Critical Race Theory With Michael Rectenwald
Racism is everywhere! At least that’s the narrative the "woke" social justice movement drives. Political movements spring from ideas and the left-wing social justice movement is rooted in postmodernism and critical race theory. But what are these ideologies? Where do they come from? And how do these ideas play out in society? In this episode of the GodArchy podcast, I talk with former NYU professor Michael Rectenwald about postmodernism, critical race theory and the movement driven by these ideas.
38 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Hopping on My Soapbox
in this episode, I hop on my soapbox and pontificate about several issues including a misguided reason for supporting wars, the dark side of social media and the limitation of libertarian philosophy when it comes to promoting human flourishing.
56 minutes | May 21, 2021
Should Christians Do Politics? With Mark West
Should Christians get involved in politics? Author and former pastor Mark West doesn’t think so. He recently wrote, “I would recommend that Christians avoid political means altogether. … I see political power and political force as forms of violence.” In this episode of the GodArchy podcast, Mark and I talk it out. We also get into his new project Xvangelical.
58 minutes | May 7, 2021
Make Politics Matter Less With Jeff Deist
You know things are out of wack when soft drinks become politicized! And that’s where we are today. We’ve politicized virtually everything. But at the core, politics is violence, force and coercion. Surely, that’s not the best way we can come up with to interact with each other. In this episode, Mises Institute president Jeff Deist and I talk about making politics matter less. We focus on other important institutions and other ways of interacting with each other.
78 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
She Blinded Me With Science With Norman Horn
Trust the science! We've heard that mantra evoked a lot over the last year or so, but what does it really mean? What can science really tell us? And what are its limitations? In this episode of the GodArchy podcast, I talk about "the science" with Libertarian Christian Institute president Dr. Norman Horn -- who happens to have more than a little science background.
38 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Socialist Myths With Walter Block
Profit is theft? I get comments like this from time to time on the GodArchy Facebook page. There seem to be a lot of Christians enamored with socialism. I think they have good intentions, but good intentions can’t trump economic reality. In this episode of the GodArchy podcast, economist Dr. Walter Block joins me to talk about some of the economic myths embedded in socialism. I also ask Walter to try to make my audience uncomfortable. Visit the GodArchy website for show notes at GodArchy.org
51 minutes | Mar 27, 2021
Liberty in Pink with Caryn Ann Harlos
In this episode of the GodArchy podcast, I talk with Caryn Ann Harlos. She serves as the Libertarian Party LNC National Secretary. We talk about her spiritual and political journeys, along with her Christian faith and how it dovetails with libertarian philosophy. We also touch on Caryn Ann's work with the Libertarian Party.
49 minutes | Mar 13, 2021
Enough Already! Time to End the Wars With Scott Horton
After two decades, isn't it time to be done with the feckless and counterproductive "war on terror?" In this episode, I talk with Scott Horton about his new book making the case that the whole terror war has been an unmitigated disaster and it needs to end now. We also talk a little about Biden's quick trigger in bombing Syria.
39 minutes | Feb 27, 2021
We pray for peace and we revel in war. Sadly, this is the state of the modern church. In this episode, I lay out the case that the state is a death cult and war is its highest sacrament. I talk about the satanic roots of human government, how it drives us to war and how it then feeds on the power of death and destruction it brings. This raises a serious question believers need to wrestle with -why are you worshiping at the altar of a satanic death-cult?
54 minutes | Feb 13, 2021
Laws of War
How should God's people wage war? I would argue they shouldn't. But in under the Old Covenant, they surely did. It should come as no surprise that God gave the Hebrews laws of war. In this episode, I talk with Adam Terrell about those laws and how they might apply today.
32 minutes | Jan 30, 2021
I Pledge Allegiance
Where is your allegiance? In this episode of the GodArchy Podcast, I talk about the Pledge of Allegiance focusing specifically on the phrase "under God" and the notion of a Christian nation. I contend the United States never was and never will be a Christian nation because "Christian nation" isn't a thing.
47 minutes | Jan 16, 2021
Don't Censor Me!
Should "dangerous" or "hateful" speech be shut down? Censorship is all the rage right now. A lot of people reason that as long as the government isn't shutting people down, private censorship is OK, perhaps even beneficial to society. In this episode of the GodArchy podcast, I argue that censorship - even by private entities - is never virtuous and is antithetical to a free society, invoking arguments from philosophers John Stuart Mill and David Hume. I also open the show with a short discussion on human nature and our obsession with control.
53 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
Bring Our Troops Home: GodArchy Podcast
How do we end America's endless wars? In this episode, I talk with Dan McKnight, founder of Bring Our Troops Home. We talk about his experience in the military, why he started an organization dedicated to ending foreign wars of aggression, and practical strategy within the constitutional system to make that happen.
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