Pagan Utopianism and the Power of God
Paganism is a worldview that worships nature, and ultimately, the self, rather than God the Creator. It is an ancient belief that has been expereiencing a resurgence over the past few centuries. When we reject the transcendent God, we remain spiritual beings and end up worshiping some aspect of creation.
Frequently Asked Questions about Cultural Transformation
Should Christians be involved in cultural transformation at all? What is the Christian approach to the reformation of law and culture? Joe Boot addresses some of the frequently-asked questions he's encountered over the years.
Media and the Kingdom of God
Luke Pierson of Apologia Church and Apologia Studios, joins us on the podcast to talk about how Christians should think about and use media and communication technology to the glory of God and for the advancement of his Kingdom.
Our worldview has deep, far-reaching meaning for the things we do every day, for the kind of person we become, and the kind of world we create. An idolatrous worldview will lead to further idolatry, while submission to the Word of God as the source of the one true and faithful worldview will mean light and life and flourishing.
The Educational Pillar of Culture
Dennis Doty, Principal of Westminster Classical Christian Academy, talks about What our view of education says about our culture, and a biblical way to think about education that involves the whole community for the benefit of children and society.
The Imperial Gospel
Andrew Sandlin joins us for a podcast interview on the full scope of the gospel. He explains the original context of the word in connection with imperial Greece and Rome, and we talk about some of the reasons Christians have abandoned the task of applying the gospel in public life. Andrew's article that inspired this conversation can be found here.
Culture Wars and Culture Building
Christians don't have the option to withdraw from the culture war, but in order to effectively engage, we need to first have a vision for what godly culture is like.
The Cultural Mandate
The word culture has been used in wildly different ways. What do we actually mean by culture? Is culture something that just happens for most of us, or do we all have some level of responsibility for what our culture looks like?
Protestants around the world have been observing, celebrating and reflecting on five hundred years of the Reformation, in the lead up to the anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses to the chapel door of Wittenberg Castle on October 31, 1517.
The Reformation was a developing movement that strove to be faithful to the constant touchpoint of Scripture, in our own time we should be mindful of the constant need to submit our doctrines, beliefs, and experiences to the inspired, authoritative Word of God, and to interpret all of life and history in light of that Word.
Canada's Christian Future
Let us celebrate our sesquicentennial in a spirit of full and everlasting joy, knowing that Canada, like all nations and kingdoms, is under the righteous reign of Christ; and let us labour to instruct our neighbours and countrymen in everything he has commanded.
A godly, rightly-ordered sense of patriotism is one mark of rightly-ordered affections. As Canadians celebrate our sesquicentennial, let us do so in a spirit of full and everlasting joy, knowing that Canada, like all nations and kingdoms, is under the righteous rule of King Jesus.