On this week's podcast we return to Joe Boot's book, Gospel Culture: Living in God's Kingdom. This chapter details some of the ways that godless man seeks to dominate his environment and his neighbour, and closes with the assurance that the God of peace will soon crush Satan under our feet.
The deep-seated crookedness of the human heart due to sin means that the problem of wisdom, truth and justice for the social order cannot be solved by man's efforts to forcibly rearrange society.
How does the Christian understand and engage with a growing utopian movement?
The idea of utopia has gained popularity in some parts of the church, but utopianism is incompatible with true Christianity.
There is a humanistic movement towards a superficial religious unity, which amounts to little more than the abolishment of distinctions as part of a greater effort towards man-centered sociopolitical unity.
Ever since the first murder of Abel by his brother Cain, sinful man has sought sinful, autonomous ways to atone for his own guilt, while at the same time raging against God by assaulting his fellow man, God's image-bearer.
EICC fellow Dr. Scott Masson and Justin Trottier, spokesperson for the Canadian Secular Alliance, discuss the death of the founder of Westboro Baptist Church, and debate the merits of the Secular Charter in Quebec and whether parents should have the choice to vaccinate their children or if the government should mandate the requirements for the good of public health.
EICC fellow Dr. Scott Masson debates Justin Trottier of the Canadian Secular Alliance on the recent proposed internet pornography filters in the UK. Features interaction with guest caller, porn icon Ron Jeremy. This live debate aired Tuesday July 23 2013, at 9:00 AM.
EICC Founder Rev. Joe Boot returns to the John Oakley Show on AM640 to discuss the Supreme Court's recent overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act. Joe debates Gretta Vosper of the Centre for Progressive Christianity on the implications of this decision. This live debate aired on Tuesday, July 2 2013.