truth and reality

Christmas without a Christ, salvation without a savior, and redemption without repentance. Those things are not possible but that doesn't stop many people today from wanting them. John opens our Christmas show taking a look at the two things we are guaranteed to encounter in our lives: reality and God. Those aforementioned people are looking for solid rock truth, but in Marxism, which only traffics in false narratives and disingenuous "truth" claims. Christ, the reason for Christmas, is at odds with Marxism. One of them is true while the other is false. We all know which one wins that battle.

So why do young people so often look for truth in Marxism and socialism? Has it always been that way or is it specific to today's youth? Our first guest this week is Brandon Smith (alt-market.us), Founder of the Alternative Market Project. He posits that young people have grown up with little strife but the real world is, in their minds, too cruel when they grow up and encounter it. They turn then to socialism as a replacement parent. He discusses how different generations have handled this and what we can do moving forward.

Finally this week, we break out the crystal ball for some speculation and analysis of the future. There is much rumbling in Washington DC and around the country about the future of Kamala Harris in the White House. What will become of her? Back with us to gaze into that crystal ball is writer and retired entrepreneur Bob Adelmann (thenewamerican.com). He gives his theories on the Vice President, but also looks at geopolitics, economics, and mandates as we deal with a weak leadership in America.

John Loeffler: Reality and God

Broadcast Running Time: 22:35

John Loeffler

December 23, 2021

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You are going to confront two things during your life: reality and God.  Those confrontations are assured, whether we like it or not, so with that in mind, it's important to know what life is all about.  John flies solo today, taking a look at those two confrontations amid the avalanche of lies and blizzard of ignorance we see in the West today.  Caught up in the blizzard and the avalanche are many young people who are being taught to embrace a narrative or a truth claim, regardless of whether it's actually true or not.  John illustrates how Marxist thought is completely antithetical to Christmas: one has to be true while the other has to be false.  John reads from the Gospel of John showing how Christmas definitely wins that battle.

Truth has been sacrificed on the altar of political narrative in just about every topic in news stories today.  John and Producer Steve discuss how the truth has been left behind in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, in the recent climate change conference, and in the ongoing saga with the pandemic and the vaccines.  There's even an indictment regarding the fake Russian dossier that no one in the media seems to care about.  Narrative trumps everything else.  If someone really wants to know the truth in any situation, the mainstream media, politicians, and social media sites are not the sources to go to.

On one side of Christianity, you have ultra-orthodox, fundamental believers who firmly stake out that position, often at the expense of relationships. On the other side, you have social justice, politically correct believers who want to get along with the world, even if it means ignoring biblical truths. Joining us today is Doug Morgan (uncommonsensepodcast.com), host of the Uncommon Sense podcast, who recently spoke on these two sides of Christianity. It's important to maintain relationships while never sacrificing doctrine. There has to be a balance. He also looks at the concept of authority when it comes to the Church and government and the interaction between the two.

Mark Durie: Is Abrahamic Unity a Myth?

Broadcast Running Time: 26:20

John Loeffler

October 12, 2021

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It's common today to refer to Christianity, Judaism, and Islam collectively as the Abrahamic religions. Is there a reason for this? Joining us today from Melbourne, Australia is Mark Durie (markdurie.com), Director of the Institute for Spiritual Awareness. There are clear differences between the faiths and its important to have honest conversations about not only current issues but also their history if we're going to understand those differences. Often politically correct pressure gets in the way, people start screaming about extremism and hate, and suddenly respecting someone whose beliefs you don't agree with becomes impossible. Let's have that honest conversation today.

John & Producer Steve: The Truth Wins Out

Broadcast Running Time: 32:37

John Loeffler

August 5, 2021

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On today's podcast, John and Producer Steve sit down to chat about the media's tightrope walk with virus and vaccine coverage, pushing the vaccines but also insisting that masks and lockdowns are necessary. The administration's virus messaging wavers almost on a daily basis and so the media's does as well. They also look at the battle of scientific papers, the tendency for the truth to always win out in the end, mandates as a violation of freedom, and some nefarious undercover activity on the part of federal law enforcement.

Jack Cashill: Oops We Lied, No Big Deal

Broadcast Running Time: 23:18

Remember when the Steele dossier and Russia collusion stories were stated as absolute fact by nearly every single media outlet? Remember when there ended up being no evidence to back them up? Back with us today is independent writer, author and media consultant Jack Cashill (cashill.com). He points to a recent, low-key, not covered at all retraction by the New York Times indicating not that they were wrong, but that they were duped into believing the dossier. They are not only trying to save their reputation, but also the reputations of those high up in the previous Obama administration. It's all part of a gradual information dissemination strategy to minimize the impact when the truth finally comes out.

Why are we losing sixty to eighty percent of our youth to postmodern, Neo-Marxist ideologies by the time they come out of college? Why are absolute truths constantly being challenged in the marketplace of ideas in favor of relativistic and often self-contradictory definitions?

Today's throwback program features segments of John Loeffler’s address entitled, “Antichrist Doesn’t Wear Tights,” focusing on the effects of deceptive dialectical thought flooding into the West and the Church. The address was delivered at Koinonia Institute’s Conference in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on November 18, 2006.

John on KYMS: Determine the Truth

Broadcast Running Time: 29:39

John Loeffler

September 6, 2020

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As a bonus podcast today, we play John's interview from Friday on local radio station KYMS with host, Lee Lancaster. In addition to the martyred church update, John discusses protection against the Marxist onslaught currently underway, determining what is true and building your foundation on that, how the church is weathering the current chaos, and the veracity and consistency – or lack thereof – in the media.

Rejection of Reality

Broadcast Running Time: 1:54:55

John Loeffler

February 8, 2020

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One thing we're good at here at Steel on Steel is accurately relating how we got to where we are today and making sense of the confusion. In this week's extended boralogue, John does just that by first giving a backgrounder on how America's thinking and worldview has evolved over the last century.

He then explains how a worldview has to be based on truth and reality, not on personal feelings because eventually that worldview will be challenged and when it is, you'll need the right weapons to defend it. He finishes up praising alternative news sources, like talk radio, that helped people realize there were others out there who thought as they did.

Antisemitism is growing, not just in the Middle East, but also in Europe and the United States. Olivier Melnick (www.newantisemitism.com), Director at Chosen People Ministries, dissects the different versions of antisemitism and urges Christians to speak out against it or they could be next.

Sharia law is obviously not compatible with the democracy and freedom in the West. We welcome back to the program Vishal Mangalwadi (www.revelationmovement.com), Founder and President of Book of the Revelation Movement, who is joined by Christian missionary David McDonald. Together they discuss why some Muslims have trouble adapting to Western society, which includes a large amount of misinformation within Islam.

John's quote of the week:
"Whenever you enter a new paradigm, you think the benefits of the old paradigm, like stability, a good economy, and sound families, will all stay in place when you reject the foundation it was built on. That's what is happening right now, except we're beginning to reject the rejection; we're trying to get back to where we came from and re-stabilize. That's part of the conflict in the body politic today."

On this week's extra segment, we bring back a favorite that has been on hiatus - namely John's appearance on local radio station KYMS. John and the host, Lee, in addition to covering the martyred church, discuss a number of topics including the Coronavirus, media narratives, intersectionality, and the inability of progressives to debate.