God uses the fifth commandment to protect us from selfishness, prevent us from only thinking about our needs, and to drive us to Christ and our neighbors.
177: Clement of Alexandria - True martyrdom is the knowledge of the only true God
Stop Showing Off and Get Back in Line... In part two of our reading of Clement of Alexandria’s, The Praises of Martyrdom Those Who Offered Themselves for Martyrdom Reproved, we discuss when martyrdom isn’t martyrdom and why the topic is…
176: Clement of Alexandria - Martyrdom: A Witness Both by Life and Word
Easy There, Fella, Everybody’s Gonna Get a Turn... In this episode, we begin a reading of Clement of Alexandria’s, "The Praises of Martyrdom Those Who Offered Themselves for Martyrdom Reproved." What constitutes martyrdom for Christians? Where does the idea of…
175: Patrick Henry Reardon - Death is Sin Rendered Visible
This isn't a plus one... The second part of our episode on Patrick Henry Reardon's book, Christ in the Psalms. Taking a hard look at how we confuse the two kingdoms, avoid controversial topics in the church and the tragic…
174: Patrick Henry Reardon - Divine Wrath is not Some Sort of Irritation
This is not a drill... We return to Patrick Henry Reardon's book, Christ in the Psalms. In this episode, we consider Psalm 6 and the very real, earthly effects of God's wrath, along with political bookends.
173: Henry Patrick Reardon - The Moral Sentiments of the Psalms are Christian Sentiments
My God can beat up your god... The second part of our discussion of Christ in the Psalms, by Patrick Henry Reardon. What is the temptation when Christians assume that our enemies are God's enemies? How do we pray for…
172: Henry Patrick Reardon - To Take One's Stand and To Keep Watch
Why Christians are commanded to pray down curses upon their enemies. This episode, Christ in the Psalms, by Patrick Henry Reardon. What's an imprecatory psalm? Why are we taught by Scripture to pray imprecatory psalms, but have largely excluded such…
171: C.S. Lewis - All schemes of happiness that centered in this world were always doomed to a final frustration
The Enemies at the Gate.We conclude our reading and discussion of C.S. Lewis’ speech on Learning in War-time. More reflection on the three enemies, excitement, frustration, and fear.
170: C.S. Lewis - The three enemies which war raises up against the scholar
Know Your Enemy! C.S. Lewis explains why excitement, frustration, and fear can drive us to errs in judgment about ourselves, society, and God.
169: C.S. Lewis - Bad philosophy needs to be answered
Sometimes You Just Have to Hit The Reset and Start Over... Sometimes You Don’t. What happens to the church and society when we are incapable of critical thinking? Can we learn from our failures, and the attacks of our enemies…
168: C.S. Lewis - We need intimate knowledge of the past
Steel Our Christian Hearts.We continue with C.S. Lewis’ speech on Learning in War-Time. How important is it for Christians and society to read good books, to learn from our opponents, and to stand up for the truth?
167: C.S. Lewis - Under the aegis of His Church, learning and the arts flourish
We continue our conversation with C.S. Lewis, as he addresses the distinction between dying and living for one's nation, party, and class. How do we distinguish between the demands of Caesar and God?
166: C.S. Lewis - If you don't read good books you will read bad ones
Gentlemen, You Can't Fight in Here, This is The War Room. C.S. Lewis addresses the distinction between dying and living for one's nation, party, and class. How do we distinguish between the demands of Caesar and God?
If God is for us, who can be against us?
"Whom shall we fear?" We fear no one. We're not afraid of anything. Instead, we wait for the Lord with good courage. He will strengthen our hearts, as the psalmist writes (Ps 27:1).