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.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about East Germany under Soviet control, touch on the history of Lutheran Education, and discuss the realities of living in a technology-enhanced surveillance state.