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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 […]

Eric Metaxas on Martin Luther

In this classic interview from February 11, 2020, bestselling author Eric Metaxas joins David Gornoski to talk about his biographical book on Martin Luther and how the reformation shaped the world in which we live in. Metaxas takes us through the life of Martin Luther and what led him to protest against the Catholic church […]

Holy Ghost Gospel Hour

Many in our society claim their own pedestal of victimhood. But, once we’re able to see through all the bells and whistles, who are the real and hidden victims in our society? Has the church focused on these victims? David Gornoski argues that McWoke movements exist precisely because of the church’s lackluster response to real-world […]

How Can Family Therapy, Rene Girard Inform Our Society?

How do we build and model our relationships in a Triune way as opposed to the way of scapegoating? Rich Bledsoe, chaplain at Boulder Community Hospital, calls in to answer this pressing question. Bledsoe likens the activity of the Trinity to a network of human beings. “The first corporation in the world,” Bledsoe says, “is […]

James Kourtides, David Gornoski on Rene Girard’s I See Satan Fall Like Lightning, Gospel Technology

How do we understand the growing undifferentiation–the breaking apart of traditional hierarchies–in western society? How can the church regain the gospel aesthetic of standing for the hidden victims of our society? The church must tell the stories of victims, David says, and in doing so, woke culture would evaporate in an instant. But then how […]

Jim Babka on Kanye West, Rene Girard, and Justice

Jim Babka, President of DownsizeDC.org, joins David Gornoski to talk about the increasing polarization and politicization in our culture. There is far too much shaming going on, Jim Babka says, but what we need today is empathy. “We have turned away from God and replaced Him with idols; and the number one idol is the state.” […]

Our Vain Search for Scapegoats

Our fixation on identity politics, David Gornoski says, is driving our society towards blame games. “We need to continue to encourage people in thinking for themselves rather than groupthink.” David takes us through the idea of original sin–the concept that sin exists universally–and how filtering that idea through group identities is a recipe for conflict. […]

Marriese Jones on Restoring Fatherhood During Social Division

Something that’s considered to be taboo by the media today is the destruction of families. Marriese Jones joins David Gornoski to discuss fatherhood and how restoring families can heal our nation. Jones also talks about his ministry work in prisons and how community building from the ground up, and not top-down coercion, is the path […]

Wilfred Reilly on Social Unrest

Kentucky State University’s Wilfred Reilly calls in to discuss the ongoing riots, institutionalized racism, and Christ’s anthropological impact on human history. “There’s nothing noble about a mob. Crowds are not logical,” says Dr. Reilly as he points to how the rioters have destroyed mostly minority businesses. The conversation moves to the question of what motivates […]

President Trump Holds a Bible at St. John’s Church

“If we’re going to imitate the Master of history then we’re going to have a conversation.” Using the Bible as a political prop isn’t right, David Gornoski says, but we also shouldn’t be bombing innocents abroad and perpetuate starvation by sanctioning. “If we’re going to imitate Jesus let us apply the imitation to all aspects.” […]