We hold these truths to be self-evident… Familiar words from our nation's Declaration. Dr. Paul Seaton (stmarys.edu), Professor of Philosophy at St. Mary's Seminary and University, joins us today to compare the 'we' from the Declaration's time to today's 'we.' There used to be a shared belief in the foundational principles of this country, even if you ideologically disagreed on other issues. No such commonality exists today. But the progressive's long march through the institutions has sped up recently and people are beginning to wake up and fight back. One way they're fighting back is with new institutions that uphold our foundations and teach the truth.
Whether we are entering the Great Reset or the End Times – or both – Christians need to be ready. Joining us today is Jeff Kinley (jeffkinley.com), Founder of Main Things Ministries, who discusses the gradual reawakening of America's churches following months of lockdowns and virus-related issues. Religious freedom has been threatened but some Christians are starting to push back. If we are to be salt and light to the world, we first need to return to meeting together and reading the Word. And discernment is key; it focuses us on what is important.
We notice that freedoms are starting to erode in the United States, but how are the other countries in the Westersphere faring? We begin this week by looking at a couple of stories from our neighbors to the north. Joining us is Christine Douglass-Williams (frontpagemag.com), Associate Editor at FrontPage Magazine and current Canadian citizen. She looks at Bill C10 which would limit private user's speech online if the government doesn't approve of it. She also examines how two people have been arrested simply for attending a church in Ontario Province that defied lockdown orders and held a service. Backlash is building in Canada, but is it too little too late?
We then turn our attention to Australia where John was a guest on Joshua Ferrara's podcast recently. The two discuss the importance of worldviews and the friction caused by Marxist thinking and tactics. They also look at how Australia is handling political correctness and methods employed by leftists against conservatives who won't put up with the woke agenda. Totalitarianism doesn't happen all at once; it occurs gradually over time. It's important to spot the increments and stop it before it's too late.
John finds himself as a guest on another podcast, this time Down Under on Joshua Ferrara's show in Australia. They discuss a number of topics, including the importance of worldviews, the division and friction caused by Marxist thinking and tactics, and how to stand up against persecution. John also explains the devious tactic used when conservatives complain about what Marxists are doing and are then subsequently labeled as racist or something else. Fascinating conversation!
Christian persecution is a worldwide epidemic and nowhere is it so severe as it is in Pakistan. Author and Middle East expert Raymond Ibrahim (raymondibrahim.com) is back with us today. He and John have a candid conversation on this sensitive and at times gruesome topic. They discuss causes and what's being done about it, as well as the different locations, aside from Pakistan, where the worst persecution is taking place. The worldview philosophy behind those who persecute may sound familiar.
Back after a long hiatus, John sits down as interviewee with Lee Lancaster on KYMS radio here in the Inland Northwest. The two cover a variety of topics including the fascist censorship we're seeing online, the inevitable push by leftists to take over or outright eliminate the church, and how the education system in the West has become completely hostile to the Christian faith.
Many a philosopher has posed the question: what is truth? Some assert that you can have your truth and I can have mine, even if they're different. Others believe in absolute truth, not whatever someone happens to believe on a certain day. Joining us today is Dr. James Thrasher (faithandfreedom.com), Professor of Biblical Studies at Grove City College, who jumps into that fray. He relates his experiences with students and how they need a solid grounding in the absolute quality of truth. It will not only help them navigate the complexities of life, but it will also give them a sense of purpose. In this clash of worldviews we're having today, it's important to ground yourself in absolute truth.