Part 2 of Dr Koontz’s lecture on persecution in the early church given at Gottesdienst’s Fall 2021 conference. Thanks to Gottesdienst for putting on this conference and inviting Dr Koontz to speak.
Part 1 of Dr Koontz’s lecture on persecution in the early church given at Gottesdienst’s Fall 2021 conference. Thanks to Gottesdienst for putting on this conference and inviting Dr Koontz to speak.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about how and why the world of renters came to be, what makes land fragile or resilient, the history of land rushes and the dustbowl, who the Okies are and why their example matters, and why everyone is now a migrant.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk open the show by talking about the difference between liberty and democracy, the necessity of shepherding, remaining aware of powers beyond the local, and whether life is simple or mysterious. They also discuss the agricultural revolutions that opened the way for modern life and what happens when they fail, health provided by food instead of medication, and the commercialization of agriculture.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk start the show by discussing the most recent calls for gun control by churches compliant to the government, and the common factors in mass shootings. They also talk about the impossibility of laying down natural rights, the pushback from African governments against the WHO, predictions for Monkey Pox developments, and the effects of modern transportation on the human mind.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about the declining economy in the US, the transition from the use of one energy source to another, the focus on short term issues by news media, the exercising of sovereignty instead of striving for mere survival, changes in the pace of life, and the ease that comes with losing sovereignty.
Books mentioned: The Oxcart Man by Donald Hall, The Visible Hand by Alfred Chandler, Surviving the Economic Collapse by Fernando “Ferfal” Aguirre.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk revisit the 2020 presidential election, discussing the history of other election anomalies and the comparative brazenness of the current administration. They talk about the narcissism of assuming other groups have the same interests as you, and answer a few listener questions about church structure, preaching to non-Lutherans, and government involvement in historical conspiracies.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk continue last week’s discussion of the difference between fathers and managers. They talk about the importance of understanding and engaging in local politics, the politics of slavery, the pros and cons of democratic systems, and the compromising nature of the regime.