Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about the worship of mammon and the language used around modern monetary proposals, the causes of the riots in France, and the effects of bureaucratic rule.
Dr Koontz flies solo this week to talk about the history of New Amsterdam, the effects of making the acquisition of wealth your highest goal, the differences between Dutch and English settlements, and the city’s position in the Dutch-Anglo war.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about the recent bank failures and why our elites are invested in keeping them afloat, the need to care for each other materially, whether this will lead to greater control of money by the government, the possibilities and drawbacks of crypto currencies, the increasing cultural interest in aliens, and answer some listener questions.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about New York City as they continue exploring the influential cities of America. They discuss the anti-city sentiments of the right, why we will always have cities, the importance of controlling cities, and the control that cities exert over the culture of our country.
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.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about the study of economics, the over reliance on expert authorities, what is the stock market, what lead to the Great Depression and what was done to correct it, why people fail to understand perennial problems, and the importance of seeing life in a long timeframe.
Mentioned in this episode: Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about how baptism is discussed in the church, social engineering, the pursuit of significance looked at through the life of Herbert Hoover, the need for leaders to study the liberal arts, and why belief in the doctrine of justification is the best way to not worry about the opinions of man.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk follow up the episode on money by talking about its newest form, Cryptocurrency, and its fragility similar to modern centralized banking. They discuss the origins of banking and changes made to it over time by the Dutch, the Swedish, and the English, currency as a mark of sovereignty, and the possibility of digital currency used by a centralized bank to control society.