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Ezra Institute Podcast for Cultural Reformation
67 minutes | 17 hours ago
A Freed Life and a Free Market
Economic life, like every other area of life, is motivated by inescapably religious assumptions. As the people of God, it is important that we cultivate a biblical set of economic assumptions. In this week’s episode, Joe Boot addresses a class at Regent University on the question of justice and economics.Music graciously provided by Jacob Moon.Register for a week of academic and hands-on worldview training at Faith & Farm Camp.
48 minutes | 8 days ago
The Power of Language
The great need of our generation is the recovery of a uniquely Christian mind, which will include a thoroughly Christian approach to language. In our minds, speech, and action we are to be submitted to the authority of Jesus, the Word of God. Music graciously provided by Jacob Moon. Order Joe’s book on Christian culture-building, Gospel Culture.
57 minutes | 15 days ago
Living in the Kingdom of God in History
How do we balance bad news with a confidence in the victory of the gospel, and how should a Christian live and work in this climate? Music graciously provided by Jacob Moon. Joe Boot deals with a biblical philosophy of history in-depth in The Mission of God.
50 minutes | 22 days ago
What is a Christian Vision of Politics?
The idea of ultimate authority is an inescapable concept, which is clearly on display in our vision of politics. Any claim to authority rests on an idea of sovereignty – it all depends which god you believe in. Music graciously provided by Jacob Moon Hear Erin O’Toole’s address here Purchase Joe Boot’s book Gospel Culture here Purchase Willem Ouweneel’s book Power in Service here
44 minutes | a month ago
We return to the second half of our interview with Jonathan Burnside, discussing the concept of humble government, beginning with the understanding that the earthly king is himself under a higher law and Sovereign. Music graciously provided by Jacob Moon. Get Joe Boot’s book, The Mission of God.
51 minutes | a month ago
Defending Historic Freedoms in Scotland
Tim Dieppe is Ezra Institute Fellow for Public Policy and Head of Public Policy at Christian Concern. He joins us to discuss the recent landmark victory for freedom of the church in Scotland and the historic relationship of church and state. Read more about this case and the work of Christian Concern. Music graciously provided by Jacob Moon. Read Joe Boot’s book on a Christian view of authority, For Government. Learn more about the Ezra Institute’s Faith & Farm Camp.
33 minutes | a month ago
What does Biblical Law Teach Us?
Ezra Institute Fellow Jonathan Burnside introduces the obvious political implications of the Bible. As a holy nation and a nation of priests, Israel was meant to stand before God in regard to all the nations of the world. By embodying and holding forth the gift of Torah, they were to be a light to all the nations. Music graciously provided by Jacob Moon. Get Jonathan Burnside’s book, God, Justice and Society. Get Joe Boot’s book, The Mission of God.
59 minutes | 2 months ago
What is Theonomy?
All law requires an agreed-upon standard of authority; to speak of theonomy is to speak literally of ‘God’s law.’ But how has that law been applied in different societies throughout history? And how, if at all, does the law of God apply to contemporary society?
49 minutes | 2 months ago
Apologetics, Politics and Sphere Sovereignty
Apologetics includes a defense of the Christian philosophy of life. Michael Thiessen of the Liberty Coalition Canada joins us to discuss an apologetic for the limits on the authority of the state and the ultimate authority of the kingdom of God that only a Christian worldview can account for.Music graciously provided by Jacob Moon.Get Joe’s short book on a Christian view of government and authority here.
46 minutes | 2 months ago
Applying Apologetics to Culture
As Western culture has shifted away from a broadly Christian consensus on basic beliefs of human identity, life, sexuality, history and more, Christian apologetics – the work of defending the Christian philosophy of life – will look different than it did in previous generations.Music graciously provided by Jacob Moon.For more information listen to the previous podcast on Bill C-6 here. The Equality Act can be read here.
50 minutes | 2 months ago
Christian Art and Christian Artists
This week’s podcast features special guest John Cooper of the rock band Skillet. We talk about the Christian music industry, pursuing art to the glory of God, and guarding against the temptation to self-idolatry as a Christian artist.Learn more about Skillet.Purchase John Cooper’s book, Awake and Alive to Truth.Purchase Joe Boot’s book, The Mission of God here or here.Music graciously provided by Jacob Moon.
48 minutes | 3 months ago
Why Worldview Matters
What does it mean to speak of a worldview, and why does it matter for the way that we live? Joe Boot explains the role that worldview plays in our lives, and its importance for the work of apologetics.Music graciously provided by Jacob Moon.
50 minutes | 3 months ago
Globalism and the Christian Worldview
Joe Boot explains the origin and meaning of globalism, as contrasted with globalization, nationalism, and the Kingdom of God. What is the biblical perspective on nations, government, and national boundaries?Music graciously provided by Jacob Moon.
33 minutes | 3 months ago
Truth is Difficult to Control
When a people’s commitment to truth breaks down, they become humiliated. A humiliated, emasculated people is easier to control. Christians have an opportunity and a responsibility to speak the truth effectively to people who have been robbed of their humanity by secularism.Music graciously provided by Jacob Moon.
42 minutes | 3 months ago
The Doctrine of Freedom
James White joins this week’s episode to talk about the historic development of the doctrine of the church’s freedom and the limits on civil governments.Music graciously provided by Jacob Moon.
41 minutes | 4 months ago
Life in All its Fullness
All religions and worldviews have a doctrine of life. The biblical understanding of abundant life is one that encompasses much more than non-death, but extends to the spiritual, social, and all other realms.Music graciously provided by Jacob Moon.
38 minutes | 4 months ago
Dominion and the Kingdom of God
Man’s relationship with God determines the course of all the rest of creation. Because we have exercised dominion in a sinful way, creation groans under the curse of sin. In the kingdom of God, man is restored to his proper dominion mandate. Music graciously provided by Jacob Moon. Read Joe Boot’s book Gospel Culture. Joe references works by Herman Bavinck and Abraham Kuyper. Hear the full podcast by Bob MacGregor and Stan Fowler.
35 minutes | 4 months ago
Dominion and Culture-Making
When we speak of dominion we are dealing with a basic fact of human experience. Human beings will inescapably exercise dominion, but we must practice it in a godly way. Music graciously provided by Jacob Moon. Read Joe Boot’s book Gospel Culture. Joe references works by Herman Bavinck and Abraham Kuyper. Hear the full podcast by Bob MacGregor and Stan Fowler.
52 minutes | 4 months ago
The Great Reset and Utopianism
The Great Reset is the latest in a long history of failed utopian ambitions. Man-made utopias are fundamentally coercive, manipulative and dominating. By contrast, the kingdom of God is one of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. Music graciously provided by Jacob Moon Listen to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney discuss the Great Reset Read more about utopianism in Joe Boot’s book The Mission of God
45 minutes | 4 months ago
A New People in the Last Adam
The far-reaching erosion of the Christian way of life in our nation cannot be simply put down to external factors. The inner strength of Christianity has been compromised and broken, and can only be restored through reformation and revival. Christmas is a wonderful opportunity to gather together to adore the Lord who humbled Himself to become a man. Music graciously provided by Jacob Moon.
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