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The Story of the Gospel in Art

by Jeremy Bundy and Marcus Pittman and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

September 15, 2021

On this episode of the Podcast for Cultural Reformation, Marcus Pittman describes the present state of Christian representation in mainstream arts and entertainment, and what he is doing to improve it. We discuss the Christian calling to be the best storytellers, because the Christian story is the greatest story in the world.

 

Rousseau and the Makings of the Utopian Power State

by Joe Boot

September 8, 2021

Christian orthodoxy is antithetical to utopian illusions. Since God governs history, the Christian, in faith, obedience, and confidence, moves toward God’s predestined future. The triune, sovereign Lord, who by His providence and power sustains all things at every moment, is the one in whom the Christian trusts.

 

The Colour of Death and the Law of Life, Part 2

by Joe Boot

September 1, 2021

In order to achieve the visions of liberation and environmental justice it is necessary to shape the hearts and minds of the rising generation. One of the main planks in the radical environmentalist platform is to ensure the children have been indoctrinated regarding the ‘facts’ about climate change and understand their own negative impact on the earth as analogous to a virus infecting a host.

 

The Colour of Death and the Law of Life, Part 1

by Joe Boot

August 25, 2021

Throughout the green movement, many are promoting a culture of death in the name of life, health and eco-justice. Whereas the God of Scripture says, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it”, and tells us that children are a heritage and reward from Him, this new religion tells us that children are a threat to planetary life and large families a disease.

 

Justice, Race, and Revolution, Part 2

by Joe Boot

August 18, 2021

The liberating identity of those in the covenant of grace transcends skin color and ethnic origin and refuses to look at the world in terms of us and them, oppressors versus oppressed, but grasps all reality in light of our Creation, Fall, and Redemption as a human race.

 

Justice, Race, and Revolution, Part 1

by Joe Boot

August 11, 2021

The idea of structural oppression and the need to be liberated from it is not new. It is a religious motive, with its own doctrine of God, man, sin, and redemption. It has taken specific aim at the evisceration of Christianized culture, and it has recurred again and again, especially since the French Revolution.

 

The Constant Gardener

by Joe Boot

August 4, 2021

When it comes to human culture, the question is not whether we will shape culture, but what kind of culture will we cultivate. That is to say, as image-bearers of God, we are inescapably cultural creatures. We have been placed in this world as in a garden, to tend, develop and care for it.

 

Darwinism and the Cult of the Expert

by Joe Boot

July 30, 2021

Joe Boot explains how intellectuals are informed by one worldview or another, which always underlies their efforts to account for either physical or social phenomena, informing the solutions they offer.

 

The Marvel and Mystery of Man, Part 2

by Joe Boot

July 21, 2021

As image-bearers of God, human beings occupy a privileged place within creation. The wonder of man is that he occupies a kingly position as the religious center of the temporal cosmos. Christ Jesus emphasized the central place of man not only by His own incarnation, but by the relative value he placed on human beings and the responsibility we have to care for and cultivate other parts of creation.

 

LIVE Q&A at Runner Academy

by Andre Schutten and Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras and Wesley Huff

July 14, 2021

At the 2021 Runner Academy, Joe Boot and faculty introduce the work and reformational vision of Evan Runner, and respond to delegates’ live questions on law, politics, theology, and the Canadian justice system.

 

The Marvel and Mystery of Man, Part 1

by Joe Boot

July 7, 2021

Scripture clearly connects the activities of creation and redemption as a unified totality in Jesus Christ, pointing to the ultimate destiny of redeemed humanity in resurrection life. In Colossians 1:15-20, Paul affirms that all things in the entire cosmos, visible and invisible, including all powers and authorities, both heavenly and earthly, were created through and for Christ. Nothing exists by itself or for itself – including man – but consists in an unbreakable coherence with all other things by virtue of creation.

 

Love Thy Neighbour

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

June 30, 2021 | Leviticus 

The biblical command to love our neighbour is one of the most frequently repeated sentiments, used by both believers and unbelievers. But it is important to understand the command to love in its proper context of the law of God, otherwise we risk reducing love to an elastic term that we can fill with whatever content we want.