Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk continue exploring the history of cities in the US, this week discussing San Francisco. They talk about who settled it and how their influences continue, the city’s role in the rise of homosexuality in America, and how its cultural climate is a signpost for what happens when denial of family becomes the norm.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about attempts to escape history into safe places, the influence and importance of population centers, and the workings of political machines, all through the lens of the history of Chicago politics.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk answer a listener question about fatalism and activism according to the Christian worldview, and discuss the pitfalls of both Calvinist and Armenian views of election.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about church growth and decline in terms of demographics, denominations, (and those outside of them) politics, and framing our terminology.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about the US’s involvement in the Russia/Ukraine war, the history of Color Revolutions, the fragility of various kinds of power, and the potential shape of America’s collapse.
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Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk answer listener questions about the comparison of the modern US to Weimar Germany, when Christians should speak up for the truth in the workplace, how to be assertive as we recede into minority status, and the recent prisoner exchange between the US and Russia.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk return to the regular show by talking about the importance of words for civilization, the contested governorship of Arizona, DeSantis’s recent outcry against covid measures, and how to know you’ve been though a regime change.
Dr Koontz’s first lecture at Return to Wittenberg 2022, in which he speaks about the decline of Christian churches, the things we once understood as gifts from God that now are seen as matters of choice, and a biblical understanding of children and money.