Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk answer listener questions and talk about William Barr and his role in the growth in surveillance, the corrupting nature of executive authority, Russia’s position in global politics, and how to maintain a group free from the influence of the left.
Dr Koontz talks about the history of Lutheran schooling in this part of his presentation given at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Hamel, IL on March 25th, 2022.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk answer a listener email and discuss questions about Lutheranism, abstractions, and cults of personality. They also discuss the demonizing of Germans in the World Wars and of Russians now, and the necessity of the influence the media wields in mobilizing populations.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk open the show by answering listener messages relating to Russia’s war with Ukraine, Christian Nationalism, and the building of Lutheran communities. They also discuss the beginning of World War I, and how information buildup gets nations pulled into wars.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk continue last week’s discussion by looking at the layers of a civilization’s cycles relating to its fragility or stability. They talk about what goes into forming a coherent group identity by looking at Lutheranism in America and then Japan in the modern era. They talk about Japan’s modernization and the success of Shinto throughout it, the growth and eventual plateau of population, and the inspiration of young men.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk open the discussion for the new year by asking the question, “what is the Lutheran church?” They talk about the Year of Grace and the trouble ahead of us, including economic difficulties mirrored in the 70s and 80s and the camps proposed in New York. And finally, they discuss the necessity of self-control as a form of assertion and preparing for the future both within and without the system.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about the end of the world as we know it, living life in a state that doesn’t know the dangers of indulgence while submitting to its authority, and what right-to-privacy means in an age saturated with predatory media and demonic self-enforced surveillance.
In the fourth part of a series on education, Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk return once again to the history of public education in the US. This episode focuses especially on the history of Lutheran Schooling, why and how it exists and its particular take on education in America.