Why we think conservative Christian politics needs to be overhauled

While not referenced in the episode, this quote by R. L. Dabney is very pertinent:
“It may be inferred again that the present movement for women’s rights, will certainly prevail from the history of its only opponent, Northern conservatism. This is a party which never conserves anything. Its history has been that it demurs to each aggression of the progressive party, and aims to save its credit by a respectable amount of growling, but always acquiesces at last in the innovation. What was the resisted novelty of yesterday is to-day one of the accepted principles of conservatism; it is now conservative only in affecting to resist the next innovation, which will to-morrow be forced upon its timidity, and will be succeeded by some third revolution, to be denounced and then adopted in its turn. American conservatism is merely the shadow that follows Radicalism as it moves forward towards perdition. It remains behind it, but never retards it, and always advances near its leader. This pretended salt hath utterly lost its savor: wherewith shall it be salted? Its impotency is not hard, indeed, to explain. It is worthless because it is the conservatism of expediency only, and not of sturdy principle. It intends to risk nothing serious, for the sake of the truth, and has no idea of being guilty of the folly of martyrdom. It always—when about to enter a protest—very blandly informs the wild beast whose path it essays to stop, that its “bark is worse than its bite,” and that it only means to save its manners by enacting its decent rôle of resistance. The only practical purpose which it now subserves in American politics is to give enough exercise to Radicalism to keep it “in wind,” and to prevent its becoming pursy and lazy from having nothing to whip. No doubt, after a few years, when women’s suffrage shall have become an accomplished fact, conservatism will tacitly admit it into its creed, and thenceforward plume itself upon its wise firmness in opposing with similar weapons the extreme of baby suffrage; and when that too shall have been won, it will be heard declaring that the integrity of the American Constitution requires at least the refusal of suffrage to asses. There it will assume, with great dignity, its final position.”

00:00:00 What Is Conservatism?
00:13:18 An Eschatology of Hope
00:18:35 Was America a Christian Country?
00:21:15 More On Eschatology
00:29:12 Bad Arguments Against Transgenderism
00:31:55 Conservatives vs Conservatism
00:40:33 The Success of Trump
00:43:60 The Church’s Mindset
00:53:55 Christian Libertarianism?
00:57:15 Politics of Justice

Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson

Why we think conservative Christian politics needs to be overhauled

While not referenced in the episode, this quote by R. L. Dabney is very pertinent:
“It may be inferred again that the present movement for women’s rights, will certainly prevail from the history of its only opponent, Northern conservatism. This is a party which never conserves anything. Its history has been that it demurs to each aggression of the progressive party, and aims to save its credit by a respectable amount of growling, but always acquiesces at last in the innovation. What was the resisted novelty of yesterday is to-day one of the accepted principles of conservatism; it is now conservative only in affecting to resist the next innovation, which will to-morrow be forced upon its timidity, and will be succeeded by some third revolution, to be denounced and then adopted in its turn. American conservatism is merely the shadow that follows Radicalism as it moves forward towards perdition. It remains behind it, but never retards it, and always advances near its leader. This pretended salt hath utterly lost its savor: wherewith shall it be salted? Its impotency is not hard, indeed, to explain. It is worthless because it is the conservatism of expediency only, and not of sturdy principle. It intends to risk nothing serious, for the sake of the truth, and has no idea of being guilty of the folly of martyrdom. It always—when about to enter a protest—very blandly informs the wild beast whose path it essays to stop, that its “bark is worse than its bite,” and that it only means to save its manners by enacting its decent rôle of resistance. The only practical purpose which it now subserves in American politics is to give enough exercise to Radicalism to keep it “in wind,” and to prevent its becoming pursy and lazy from having nothing to whip. No doubt, after a few years, when women’s suffrage shall have become an accomplished fact, conservatism will tacitly admit it into its creed, and thenceforward plume itself upon its wise firmness in opposing with similar weapons the extreme of baby suffrage; and when that too shall have been won, it will be heard declaring that the integrity of the American Constitution requires at least the refusal of suffrage to asses. There it will assume, with great dignity, its final position.”

Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson

How Christians should think about the fall of a famous religious leader

NOTE: Some links contain explicit details that may not be appropriate for all readers

Full report 2/9/21

Interim report statement, 12/22/20: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/rzimmedia.rzim.org/assets/downloads/2020-12-22+LMB+Ltr+to+Special+Cmte.pdf

RZIM Board statement, 12/23/20: https://www.rzim.org/read/rzim-updates/update-from-rzim-board-allegations-against-ravi-zacharias

Article from a RZIM staff member: https://www.christianpost.com/voices/catastrophic-betrayal-the-greatest-apologist-ravi-zacharias.html

Listen to the audio version here: http://theconqueringtruth.com/2021/02/is-ravi-zacharias-in-hell-ep-6-audio/

Timecodes
00:00:00 The Allegations
00:02:30 How Do We Know If It’s True?
00:10:26 What About David?
00:19:35 Could Zacharias Be Saved?
00:32:09 Celebrity Pastors
00:38:43 People Helped by Zacharias
00:46:43 Holding Leaders Accountable
00:57:00 Protecting Against False Teachers

Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson

How Christians should think about the fall of a famous religious leader

NOTE: Some links contain explicit details that may not be appropriate for all readers

Full report 2/9/21

Interim report statement, 12/22/20: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/rzimmedia.rzim.org/assets/downloads/2020-12-22+LMB+Ltr+to+Special+Cmte.pdf

RZIM Board statement, 12/23/20: https://www.rzim.org/read/rzim-updates/update-from-rzim-board-allegations-against-ravi-zacharias

From a RZIM staff member: https://www.christianpost.com/voices/catastrophic-betrayal-the-greatest-apologist-ravi-zacharias.html

Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson

Is the government actually stealing from the American public by sending out stimulus checks?

NOTE: This was recorded last week before President Biden’s inauguration.

Resources to learn about inflation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah9i3R9pRpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNu5ppFZbHo

Contributing to a fund to reduce the debt:
https://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/resources/faq/faq_publicdebt.htm#DebtFinance

Listen to the audio version here: http://theconqueringtruth.com/2021/01/should-we-cash-our-stimulus-checks-ep-4-audio/Timecodes
00:00:00 Biblical Role of Government
00:06:22 Government in God’s Place
00:14:10 Bribery
00:19:48 Evil of Inflation
00:36:32 Breaking Oaths of Office
00:38:39 Shoud We Take the Money?
00:52:19 Speaking to Needy People
01:02:03 What To Do With the Money

Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson

Is the government actually stealing from the American public by sending out stimulus checks?

NOTE: This was recorded last week before President Biden’s inauguration.

Resources to learn about inflation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah9i3R9pRpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNu5ppFZbHo

Contributing to a fund to reduce the debt:
https://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/resources/faq/faq_publicdebt.htm#DebtFinance