Movie Magic Crippled Conservatives

In 1960, two movies, not made for money, sought to negatively influence the public opinion of Christianity. These movies, “Inherit the Wind” and “Elmer Gantry,” going hand-in-hand with the counter cultural movements of the 60s, led the conservative movement to go ‘underground’. This ultimately gave rise to a conservative movement’s comeback in the late 197 [...]

Bishop Sheen's Morally Conservative America

Dr. Gary North, personal eyewitness to the development of the conservative movement throughout 1950-2010, an expert economist, highlights the behind-the-scenes events of the conservative movement from an insiders’ perspective. The publication of the The Freeman and National Review established the conservative movement throughout the last half of the 20th century, but the key conservative fig [...]

How to Make Yourself Indispensible: Advice for Young People

1. Read at least 10 pages every day of a non-fiction book in various fields: science, history, literature, music, art, science fiction, theology, economics, etc. Increase it by one page per day until you get it up to 20 pages per day. R. J. Rushdoony read at least one book a day—“underlined, with a personal index in the back cover—six days a week for 25 years. He then followed suit with another 25 [...]

Celebrity Obsession: A Modern Idolatry

Many Americans, unfortunately, maybe even most Americans, know more about Mel Gibson’s meltdown or Lindsay Lohan’s trial, than they do about the 2500 page healthcare bill or Elena Kagan’s judicial philosophy. The drama of the personal affairs of the rich and famous act as a screen to cover up so much more that is going on in our nation and our world. We should be much more inform [...]

Taxing and Regulating Us to Death

Isabel Paterson writes in her book The God of the Machine, “Most of the harm in the world is done by good people, and not by accident, lapse, or omission. It is the result of their deliberate actions, long persevered in, which they hold to be motivated by high ideals toward virtuous ends.” ((Isabel Paterson, “The Humanitarian with the Guillotine” in The God of the Machine (1943), 235.)) Thomas Sow [...]

Back to the Past? No Thanks!

In spite of some nostalgic features of the past, there is so much more that we would never want to return to. In today’s show, Gary looks at specific areas that are much improved today over even just a hundred years ago. God has placed us in the present, and has given us the tools we need in order to make changes in our society for the better. [...]

The "Good Old Days" that Never Were

It is pretty typical for people to look back with nostalgia on the “good old days” of their youth, or even some idealized time before they were born. These fond thoughts often overlook the negative aspects of the past however, the lack of modern technologies and conveniences, less advanced medical procedures, and, longer and harder work days. The book of Ecclesiastes indicates that the [...]

Shellfish Logic and the Defense of Homosexual Marriage

I was asked the following question by a Facebook friend: “How do you argue against gay marriage when pro-gay marriage activists say that gay [sic] marriage is forbidden in the Old Testament, but so is [eating] shellfish. They try to say that along with gay marriage that other stuff like shellfish is also forbidden. How do we as Christians respond? Arguments like the “shellfish game” fill the inter [...]

Can Used Soap Change the World?

The Kayongo family, founder of the Global Soap Project, thinks so. Gary spotlights this organization and encourages Christians to meet real needs while sharing the gospel with a despairing world. [...]

What I Learned While Living with a One-Legged Man

[caption id=“attachment_2659” align=“alignleft” width=“174” caption=“That’s me sitting on my mother’s lap.”][/caption] Over this Memorial Day weekend, I was watching the 1946 film The Best Years of our Lives. The film is not really a war movie. It follows the lives of three veterans who are returning home from the aftermath of World War I [...]

The Importance of Creating a Family Legacy

Gary interviews Kevin Swanson, founder and director of Generations with Vision. Kevin will be one of the featured speakers at American Vision’s Worldview Super Conference this July 21 24. [...]

"Vox Populi, Vox Dei"

“I don’t know what you mean by ‘glory,’“ Alice said. Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. “Of course you don’t—till I tell you . . . When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “Which is to be master—that’s all.” ((Lewis Carroll, Th [...]

Let's End Southern Traditions and Greek Fraternities

Blacks want to stop southern ball participants from dressing up in confederate uniforms claiming the attire condones historical American slavery. Well, what about college fraternities? Fraternities are based on the Greeks… who had lots of slaves! If you have to throw out one you should throw out the other. Gary reports on the inconsistency. [...]

The Loss of Family Values

The black community has been on a downhill slope morally since being introduced to welfare in the 1960s. The dependency on government handouts has crippled the family, producing doubts that it can recover at all. Gary discusses this issue and possible ways to solve it on today’s show. [...]

"Don't Want Morality? Here, Have Some Porn."

A group of student atheists in Texas have made it possible at the school for students to swap their religious “propaganda” — like Bibles, for instance — for pornography. The idea being the this is “Smut for Smut.” Gary has a few words to say about this. [...]

The Relationship of Church and State

The Constitution and the Bible, contrary to liberal opinion, do not discourage the relationship of the Church and the state. The Bible and the Constitution encourage proper boundaries and jurisdictions for the Church and the state. Magistrates are God’s ministers. Gary DeMar explains the basis for this and more in today’s episode. [...]

The Liberal Agenda of Captain America

Marvel Comics recently ignited a controversy with some negative connotations toward the Tea Party Protesters in their latest Captain America issue. Gary DeMar sheds light on this and describes the rise of the liberal agenda in comic book publishing, and what our response should be in return. [...]

Cotton Candy And Biblical Worldview

Christian youth are dropping out of church and the Faith. For one reason, they are not engaged by the simplicity of “Veggie Tales” like biblical teaching. It is time for Christian parents and churches to rejuvenate the home and the classroom with meatier lessons in Christian apologetics and worldview. [...]

Marriage and the Declaration of Independence

So called conservative Ted Olson has advocated that the Declaration of Independence supports gay marriage. Gary DeMar shows that Olson is in major error, and further defends a biblical view of what marriage is really based upon. [...]

Christians Taking On "Things of this World"

Christians are divided between what they understand to be the great commission and Christian influence in culture. One person emailed Gary to ask “Would you not see that the main concern of the church is to preach the gospel, baptize, disciple believers in matters concerning their lives as believers in Christ JESUS?” Gary answers this question. [...]