Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about technological stagnation, our stiff-spiritedness that inhibits our ability to sustain our society, and how Christians aught to view psychotherapy and emotions.
Part 3 of a three hour episode of On The Line by Pastor Brian Stecker with Dr Adam Koontz, discussing the Christian life, redeeming time, supporting families in the church, and prayer.
Listen to the full episode – Secularism and the Martyrs
Dr Koontz – Trinity Lutheran Church
Pastor Brian Stecker – Trinity Waconia
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about the podcast and the process of choosing questions to answer, and then answer listener questions about language and the Word of God, planting new Lutheran churches, and the distinction between unnatural and sinful things.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about Elon Musk’s history and rise to fortune, Gen X and 80’s nostalgia, embracing risk, and confidence in confronting the powers of the world.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about modern obsessions with aliens at both personal and governmental levels, America’s self-destructive hunger for technological discovery, what the hardening of a people’s hearts looks like, and the proper understanding understanding of Deborah.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about the adoption of new technologies by the Church, the implications and possible futures of using AI, the constant pushing forward of technology enthused societies, our decreasing capacity for expression, and the good use of time.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about the advent of nation-wide communications technology, the definitions and origins of Communism and its inherent duplicity, and the diplomatic and economic actions of the US to forestall Communism in Germany.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk answer a listener question about whether colleges should accept federal funding and whether one should accept student loan forgiveness. They also talk about the dawn of air power, the effects of bombing and the threat of bombing on the world’s population, the Allies’ use of strategic bombing in WWII, and how a sense of insecurity can be used to manipulate a populace.