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Jay-Z & the Black Church, Jerusalem vs. Athens

[Video contains both hours. Skip past 45 minutes for hour 2.] Brightnews editor Shannon Braswell calls in to discuss some of the latest news with David Gornoski. Why did Jay-Z fall away from Christianity? What is causing the black community to move towards African religions and away from Christianity? Is the black church in America […]

THINGS HIDDEN 49: Darryl Cooper on How Martyrs and Monsters Are Made

David Gornoski sits down with Darryl Cooper, the host of the MartyrMade Podcast. The two discuss mimetic contagion in the current socio-political landscape where the sacredness of the state and its institutions are breaking down. Did the Left fail to scapegoat Trump? How do we navigate through the growing undifferentiation in our culture today? What […]

A Reflection on the Storytelling Crisis

The recent Star Wars trilogy, known as the sequels, roped in an estimated two billion in box offices worldwide. It is the highest-grossing trilogy of the franchise; immensely profitable, yet there is a crisis that is revealed at the center of it—a crisis that, unsurprisingly, runs deep in most artistic products of contemporary secular culture. The new Star Wars movies, […]

The Future Is Localism

David Gornoski starts the show with a story of how a mom of an injured child changed her stance on drug mandates. Join David as he highlights the lie from the spirit of the age and why we must reject it for a prosperous future for our children. David is later joined by Peter Quinones, […]

Is Jordan Peterson Becoming Christian?

Is Jordan Peterson moving closer and closer to Christianity? Are we living in a secular age or are we in the most religious age of all? Join David Gornoski as he returns to the show to reflect on these questions while analyzing the latest news such as the recent developments in the January 6 investigation; […]

The Gospel Defeat of Violent Contagion

How can we possibly choose peace when people around us want to use political coercion and state violence against us? David Gornoski explains why the key to living nonviolently is the imitation of Jesus. How does Christianity transform a culture’s violent history? Is victimism a spinoff of Christianity? What is the best method to break […]

The Anthropological Victory of Christ

What we’re seeing right now is nothing new but a retreading of twentieth-century coercive policies, David Gornoski says as he begins the show. Join David as he explains the true meaning of mythology and how Christianity deconstructed myths and its ability to legitimize collective violence. How does modern-day government refine the crowd violence of ancient […]

Why All Good Social Justice Warriors Support Presumption of Innocence

This classic essay was originally published at Intellectual Takeout on October 11, 2018. I have a friend in Papua New Guinea named Monica Paulus who was accused of casting sorcery spells because a person died in her village. Her neighbors almost murdered her until she fled the region. Now she works to save other women falsely accused […]

Why The Culture Has An Appetite for Sacrificial Violence w/ Peter Quinones

David Gornoski recently appeared on Peter Quinones’ podcast, Free Man Beyond the Wall. David and Peter talked about Rene Girard’s Mimetic Theory, the sacrificial origins of the State, and our culture’s appetite for sacrificial violence. Listen to the podcast or watch the entire interview above.

Why Are Conservatives Imitating a Dying Empire?

Now that the central planners and their corporatist friends are failing more and more every day, why do their opponents still seek to imitate them? How can we solve multiple problems with innovation and creativity? What can we expect now that we see the desperation and consolidation of the old TV party, especially in entertainment? […]