The Mad Christian podcast 0127: I didn’t exactly blow up the internet, but I triggered more than a few of us LCMS insiders with my youtube rambles about LCMS culture. Prof. Adam Koontz joins me to delve deeper into the unavoidable idolatries of habit that arise whenever we lose sight of the center, the sacrifice and the discipline of imitation.
The Mad Christian podcast 0127: An unexpected interview with a timely guest, author and businessman, as well as observant Jew, Scott Shay joins me to tangent off his new book, “In Good Faith” into a fascinating conversation on the value of human life, the failure of atheism as a philosophy, the place of reason in monotheism, the dangerous ideas of Yuval Harari, the similarity between Nazi Germany and the 2008 financial meltdown, and, maybe best of all, Thanos.
If you follow me you know I got a lot of email about the LCMS National Youth Gathering this year. I try not to be too parochial here, but it was hard to ignore the questions entirely. So, I was even more pleased when a young lady named Emi reached out to me in order to talk about her experience at the NYG this year. I think you’ll find the conversation surprising on many levels, some good, some less so.
Pastor George Borghardt is pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bossier City, LA, but you probably know him from his work with Higher Things, an organization dedicated to daring youth to believe in grace alone through faith alone for the sake of Christ alone.
At a recent conference, I had a chance to sit down with him for what was supposed to be a one hour set. Instead, we talked for two hours, covering a gambit of topics from the most controversial hotbeds of distraction to the way the near loss of his daughter seventeen years ago changed his life and set him free.
The Benedict Option is wrong, and Adam Koontz is here to tell us why. I have to admit, he convinced me. A strategy of appeasement is no strategy at all. Join us for this single shot deep dive into the dangerous fad sweeping conservative minds across the nation.