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The Prince of Peace

Man is responsible for the materialization of the world, for the necessity and compulsion which reign in it; for man is called to be king of the universe-and the world lives or dies by him. The world is deadened by man’s fall and it is revived by man’s uprising. But the all-vivifying and spiritualizing rise […]

Connor Boyack on Christ vs Caesar

In this episode, David Gornoski is joined by Connor Boyack, author of Tuttle Twins and the upcoming Christ vs. Caesar. What does “render unto Caesar” mean for the modern-day Christian? To answer this important question, Boyack takes us through a history of the Church’s relationship with the State. Can we hide behind the anonymity of […]

Douglas Campbell on Pauline Dogmatics, Gospel, Myth, and Non-Violent Justice

New Testament scholar Douglas Campbell joins David Gornoski in a fascinating discussion on Pauline dogmatics and its effect on our worldview. What is the starting point of theology? Campbell says that dogmatics start from the statement “Jesus is Lord.” For us to know who the historical Jesus actually was, Campbell suggests that we start with […]

The Exorcism of a Possessed Market

Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling. This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out, saying, “These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way […]

The Prisoner

“The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” ~Fyodor Dostoevsky Before the Gospel revelation, justice consisted of directing the guilt of the entire society against a single victim. It was widely experienced, just as it is today, that shifting the blame onto another is an effective way of postponing […]

Metropolis – A Film Analysis

Very few films have defined a genre. One of these films is the 1927 German silent movie Metropolis. Directed by legendary filmmaker Fritz Lang, Metropolis is a dystopian sci-fiction movie that touches on important socio-political and even theological aspects of modern society. Made during the Weimar era—a time when Germany was in political and economic […]

Oedipus, The Romanovs, And The Individual In The Pandemic

In monarchy… it is a matter of the victim being still alive, one that has not yet been sacrificed. In the case of divinity, by contrast, the interpretation accentuates a victim that has already been sacrificed and it is a matter of the sacred having been already expelled from the community. In the former example, […]

Man is the Measure of All Things: The Scale of the Pandemic and Everything Else

Originally appeared on the Aquila Report. We would do well to remember that when the infinite, eternal, and unchangeable God entered the world, he did so on a human scale. The cross upon which Christ died, and tomb in which he was laid, and from which he was raised, were both according to the measurement […]

Classic Interviews: Jordan Peterson on Christ, the Crowd, and René Girard

Back in 2018, David Gornoski caught up with the then rising psychologist Jordan Peterson right on the release day of his bestselling book ’12 Rules for Life.’ The two had an interesting conversation on political correctness, the left’s fetish for victimization, his book, and René Girard. Revisit that interview by watching the video above. David […]

Reflections on Good Friday with Pastor Jim Fitzgerald

It’s time for some reflection on Good Friday, and pastor Jim Fitzgerald joins David Gornoski to discuss his experience from his recent time spent in Egypt and Iraq and how people there are coping with the Covid-19 pandemic. Also, should we bother going to church? The question keeps popping up, especially in this age of […]