Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about the first use of the Law, the problem of human trafficking in the US and how to fight it, the breakdown of the state and the decline of subsidiarity, the consequences for nations that practice human sacrifice, and the need for prayer and repentance.
Dr Adam Koontz and Rev Willie Grills talk about Bleeding Kansas: the sides involved and the people backing them, and John Brown’s involvement in the Pottawatomie Massacres and the attempted slave revolt, and his eventual arrest and trial.
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Pr. Willie Grills – Zion Lutheran Church
Dr Adam Koontz and Rev Willie Grills talk about nations and borders, the settling of Missouri and the state’s role in the American Civil War, and the effects of the German immigration in the 19th century.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk continue examining the theological history of America. They talk about the early failed settlements of the Spanish and French, why America didn’t become an Anglican nation, why the Jamestown colony succeeded, the importance of tobacco and the beginnings of slave labor in America, and the Thanksgivings of the of early settlers.
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 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.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk discuss money and economics, starting with the building of centralized economic systems and the three functions of currency: why it is or isn’t used. They talk about the mercantile revolution of the West, living in a “gift-economy” and avoiding debt, the unnatural aspects and historical uses of money, and the innovation of lending.
Mentioned in this episode: The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about the history of debt and slavery, looking at early and modern America, drawing parallels between slavery and anti-Covid measures taken by modern governments, and explain how financial debt is the other form of slavery used throughout history.