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Trail Thoughts: After the Rebellion

Eric Kampmann returns to the show for a new segment of Trail Thoughts. The noted publisher reflects on prophet Jeremiah’s Lamentations after the sacking of Jerusalem. Is there a parallel between Jerusalem’s destruction and the current state of America? Where are we headed with the banning of Shakespeare and the canceling of Dr. Seuss? How […]

The Living Stone Rejected by Men

David Gornoski continues his analysis of Jesus’ echoing the words of the prophet Habakkuk: “The stones themselves will cry out.” David also expands on his study of sacrificial victims serving as cornerstones in ancient institutions. How does Jesus’ declaration relate to the modern-day victims of war, mass-incarceration, state-sponsored theft, and other injustices? How does Jesus’ […]

Cornerstone or Capstone?

In this episode, David Gornoski lays aside the mindless noise of news coverage and gets into the world-changing anthropology of the Bible. What did the psalmist mean when he said, “the stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone?” The answer, David says, is tied in with the current idea that one has to […]

Trail Thoughts: Overcoming the Fall

In this Trail Thoughts segment, Eric Kampmann returns with a friend of his: John Nyhan, an Anglican priest. Eric and John talk about Genesis 3 and why the human condition is like what it is now. What happens when the church abandons her true mission of preaching the centrality of Christ? How can we get […]

Desire and Conflict, Trail Thoughts

David Gornoski starts the episode by commenting on the state of discontent created by the government and big corporations that give rise to social conflict. How do we avoid the media narrative that draws us all into conflict and scapegoating? Join David as he analyzes the latest news surrounding the rigging of past and present […]

Trail Thoughts: From Despair to Hope

Investigative journalist Alec Klein and noted publisher Eric Kampmann return for a brand new segment of Trail Thoughts. The two start the segment with an emphasis on the season of Advent. Eric turns to the story of the road to Emmaus. How would this story reflect on our lives today, especially with the pandemic and […]

The Serving Monarch

The role of the monarch in human history proves to be a fascinating subject. It is fascinating not only from the perspective of governance but also from that of religion and ethics. The anthropological trajectory of Ethiopia, according to its legend and history, is one example where this observation of ethical development can be made.  […]

Trail Thoughts: Where Does Our Help Come From?

Alec Klein and Eric Kampmann return for a new segment of Trail Thoughts. In this episode, they reflect on the poorly run Presidential election. The two points us to scripture which says, “My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.” Eric expands on this verse by telling us of his interaction with […]

THINGS HIDDEN Film Series: Uncovering the Victims

David Gornoski, host of A Neighbor’s Choice radio show, sits down with pastor Jim Fitzgerald for a groundbreaking conversation on the early years of Christianity in the Middle-East and North Africa; Rene Girard’s anthropological reading of Christianity; Christianity as the anti-myth that deconstructs the mono-myths; the “founding murder” of civilization; human desire; and more. How […]

The Stone the Builders Rejected

In our current state of restlessness, we need to remind ourselves that beyond the politicians in DC and the bosses of giant corporations the Master of history is deconstructing coercion and violence. “My power is made perfect in weakness,” Jesus said. The “new world order” falls apart just like the tower of Babel. What did […]