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Moral Guidelines Without God: A Scriptural Rebuttal of the Book, Soul Boom Why We Need a Spiritual Revolution’s Philosophy

In this episode (99), host, Rebecca Berschwinger tackles chapters 8 and 9 of Rainn Wilson’s book, where she dismantles the proposed principles of Soul Boom, the Religion, using God’s Word. Topics include: – The authors rejection of the doctrine of hell and eternal punishment  -Soul Boom’s creation of moral guidelines without God   -Patriarchy and leadership…

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S4E7 – Thanksgiving

This week I look at the concept of thanksgiving. First, I consider the importance of giving thanks as described in Romans 1. Then, I address the historical significance of Thanksgiving, including two Thanksgiving proclamations given by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. Their proclamations are nothing short of Christian in their theology and terminology. If those…

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S4E6 – Contracts, Covenants, and Consent (Part 2)

In continuing our study of John Locke’s two treatises on government, today I finish up looking at his second treatise. The premise of Locke’s version of Social Contract Theory is that, at some point in the past, everyone was completely independent and free but then explicitly consented to form a government. Locke does not explain…

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S4E5 – Contracts, Covenants, and Consent

Today I shift over to a discussion of John Locke and his works on government. Many consider Locke to be both a secularist and a key influence in the American War for Independence. I challenge both of those notions. More specifically, I look at his first treatise on government, which was a response to the…

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S4E4 – American Woman

Today I finish our study of Democracy in America, by Alexis de Tocqueville, by looking at what he says concerning the women of America. In the 1830s, Tocqueville drew a stark contrast between American women and the women of France. He went so far as to say that the prosperity, success, and strength of America…

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