A Neighbor’s Choice Ep. 3: The Sacrifice of Mr. Slinkard

This week, meet Mr. Jefferson Slinkard, a log cabin home builder and writer from Arkansas. He tells the story of his father’s PTSD and how it allowed the tortures of the Korean War to spread to his family. Along the way, Jefferson shares stories of adventure, anguish, and triumph through peace and unconditional love. Unnecessary wars continue to create hidden generational victims who carry psychological scars for elective wars fueled by less-than-noble interests. Those who wish to imitate Jesus would do well to consider the sacrifices they demand of their neighbor.

Hosted by writer and speaker David Gornoski, A Neighbor’s Choice is a media platform and weekly show that examines the role of violence and religion in public life.

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Music is “Old Folks at Home” written by Stephen Foster and performed by Hundred Years Late (2014). Download the song here:

A Neighbor’s Choice Ep. 2: Daryl Davis’s Accidental Courtesy

In A Neighbor’s Choice radio episode 2, David Gornoski speaks with Daryl Davis, star of the fascinating documentary Accidental Courtesy. A vaunted African American blues musician who has played with some of the all-time greats, Daryl Davis uses his love of music and Americana to reach out to leaders of the KKK. “How can you hate me if you don’t even know me?” he asks them.

Accidental Courtesy airs on PBS Feb. 13 at 10pm ET. It is also available in select theaters and will debut on ITunes on Feb. 21. Watch the trailer here.

A Neighbor’s Choice Ep. 1: Ron Paul Interview

In the first episode of A Neighbor’s Choice radio show, host David Gornoski speaks with former presidential candidate and congressman Ron Paul.

Why does the state create religious devotion and violent fervor in its believers? How should Christians think about the state? We talk with Dr. Paul on this and other matters such as voting, war, vengeance, and jury duty.