Slaves to the System

Slaves to the System

Gary continues discussing Christian worldview and politics with Dr. Steve Hotze in the concluding part of the interview. “Cousin America has eloped with a Presbyterian parson,” Horace Walpole wrote in 1775. While Walpole does not name the parson who was fanning the flames of discontentment in the colonies, many believe that he had John Witherspoon in mind. Witherspoon, a Presbyterian minister and [...]

An Ideological War

An Ideological War

Gary discusses his book, God and Government, and the current political situation in America and around the world. The Bible directs us to submit “to every human institution” (1 Peter 2:13). While Peter has civil authority in mind here (“whether to a king as the one in authority, or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right”), this text is incl [...]

Where Do 'Values' Come From in a Matter-Only World?

Where Do 'Values' Come From in a Matter-Only World?

In a previous article, I mentioned an episode from the TV series Boston Legal and the firm’s choice to defend a school-board member who fired three teachers who would not teach Intelligent Design (ID) along with evolution in the science classroom. You can read it here. Next up on the witness stand was Roberta Turner, one of the teachers who refused to teach the theory of evolution alongside the th [...]

Student Debt and Loaves and Fishes

Student Debt and Loaves and Fishes

Gary discusses the next phase of the Democrats' disastrous economic policy in an attempt to buy votes in future elections. There are two owners: the lender and the borrower. The lender owns money. This is a capital asset. It could be used for consumption purposes, but the owner is a capitalist. He prefers to put his money to use in order to gain even more money later on. He looks for borrowers wit [...]

‘Boston Legal’ Defended Teaching Creationism, or Did It?

‘Boston Legal’ Defended Teaching Creationism, or Did It?

I came across an episode of the TV series Boston Legal where a member of a school board, Walter Fife,[1] of a Boston public school was being sued because the school board fired three teachers who would not teach Intelligent Design along with Evolution. Here’s how the meeting with the lawyers at Crane, Poole, and Schmidt firm began: Walter Fife: The School Board voted to include Creationism along [...]

Nothing New Under the Prophetic Sun

Nothing New Under the Prophetic Sun

Gary responds to a critic about his demand for using modern academic works to interpret the prophetic passages in the Bible. “Apocalyptic thinking is in the air,” so said University of Connecticut psychologist Kenneth Ring in 1990.[1] Long before 1990, speculation about the apocalypse was common, but it wasn’t until 1970 that the topic entered best-seller status and became part of everyday convers [...]

Philosophy is not Science

Philosophy is not Science

My response to an atheist. Dear John, First-year philosophy stuff is right. You know as well as I do that there is no single “philosophy.” One of the best explanations of Philosophy I’ve seen is, “A course where you learn why the previous philosopher was wrong.” I had to chuckle when you claimed that the church had been such an inhibitor of science when today we find the scientific community denou [...]

The Need for Mediating Institutions

The Need for Mediating Institutions

Gary discusses a recent article in First Things magazine about “mediating institutions." All discussion of the duties of the citizenry and those called to minister in the civil sphere must begin with the Sovereign God of Scripture. Any opinion that civil government is an autonomous work of nature cannot be supported by a faithful reading of the Bible. There is no neutral “social contrac [...]

What's Lacking in the Constitution

What's Lacking in the Constitution

The following is from Article III, Section 1 of the Constitution: The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compens [...]

Big Government and Small Citizens

Big Government and Small Citizens

Gary answers a listener question about the tension between God’s kingdom and man’s kingdom. Christians have always challenged the world when it was deep in the stench of paganism and ideological darkness. In the past, such conditions have brought out the best in the Christian worldview and those who extended it to the broader culture. Christianity infused the world with the light of th [...]

MovieGuide and Worldviews

MovieGuide and Worldviews

Gary interviews Dr. Ted Baehr about movies and his current work, as well as his own personal history with the film industry. Most evangelicals tend to think in “words.” This is certainly understandable because of the Protestant focus on the Bible as the sole authority (sola Scriptura) and the Lutheran concept of the “priesthood of all believers.” When this is applied to storytelling and film, this [...]

One Wrong Step Messes Up Your Eschatology

One Wrong Step Messes Up Your Eschatology

The first time I read through the NT, beginning with Matthew’s gospel in 1973, I came across passages like Matthew 10:23, 16:27-28, and 24:34 that did not fit the popular end-time views of the day. At the time, in the early 1970s, Hal Lindsey’s The Late Great Planet Earth (TLGPE) was a massive best seller. “Despite some dated content, 28 million copies had sold by 1990.” In an off-handed way (so a [...]

American History with Bill Federer

American History with Bill Federer

Gary interviews author and speaker Bill Federer on today’s episode. The story of Christianity in America is one of the most astonishing chapters in the annals of the world. The events of Providence in reserving and preparing the country of these United States to be the theater of its development and triumph, constitute one of the most remarkable passages of modern history. This is a Christia [...]

Leftist Selective Outrage Over Rosaries, Flags, and Words

Leftist Selective Outrage Over Rosaries, Flags, and Words

When the political party supported by the Left is in power, leftists believe any criticism of their policies is like an armed insurrection. The protests by some on January 6, 2021, have been depicted as a full-scale revolution designed to take over the existing government while numerous violent protests, burned buildings, and dead police officers across the United States in the past two years have [...]

Using Taxes as a Political Weapon

Using Taxes as a Political Weapon

Gary reveals little knows information from the 1970s proving that the IRS has a long history of using its power to push social agendas, including education. Many new private Christian schools were formed during the 1970s because negative changes in the public schools (completely unrelated to desegregation) had alerted parents of the need for specifically Christian education. These private schools [...]

Using the Bible to Support Abortion

Using the Bible to Support Abortion

Gary points out recent leftist abortion hypocrisy of attempting to appeal to the Bible on today’s episode. No one in his right mind would want to rehabilitate the reputations of Stalin, Mussolini, or Hitler. Their barbarism, treachery, and debauchery will make their names live in infamy forever. Amazingly though, Margaret Sanger has somehow escaped their wretched fate. In spite of the fact t [...]

Can Christians Judge People Outside the Church?

Can Christians Judge People Outside the Church?

There’s a Christian on Facebook who keeps using 1 Corinthians 5:12-13 to defend his claim that Christians cannot and should not judge people who are not Christians. This means that if a homosexual asks for a cake or flowers for a same-sex wedding, the Christian baker and the Christian florist must comply based on the following: “For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those [...]

A Monumental Shift

A Monumental Shift

Gary interviews Kirk Cameron briefly about the influence of Marshall Foster and the application of the biblical worldview to all of life. Early in the nineteenth century, a blasphemer in New York thought that religion and politics did not mix. “Nonsense, ruled Justice James Kent, for the people need religion and morality ‘to bind society together.’ He then added: ‘The people of this state, in comm [...]

Black Elites Promote Abortion in the Name of God

Black Elites Promote Abortion in the Name of God

The “Rev.” Al Sharpton urged Democrats to “message” abortion “in a way that it is about choice. It’s not about saying … I support abortion or not.” For Sharpton, abortion (killing babies developing in their mother’s womb) is about “whether they’re going to have a safe abortion [killing unborn babies]. We always had abortions [women killing their unborn babies/we also always had slavery], but we ha [...]

The Failure of Christian Socialism

The Failure of Christian Socialism

The recent passing of Ronald Sider is an opportunity for Gary to tell the sad history of Christian socialism in America. In 1972, a collection of articles by F. A. Hayek was published in Great Britain: A Tiger by the Tail. It was on central bank inflation. The tiger today is much larger. It is much more dangerous. The world is still on the tiger’s back. Money is the most marketable commodity. [...]