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THINGS HIDDEN 2: Saturnalia

Jesus’s persecution looks like the Saturnalia sacrificial festival of the Romans as well as the scapegoat ritual of Leviticus and the Greek pharmakos purge. This was a feature of Jesus’s plan in demonstrating the ugly reality of how humans make culture, order, and peace. Find out how this social mechanism Jesus uncovers operates in world […]

Diamond and Silk Interview – A Neighbor’s Choice

Diamond and Silk on Kavanaugh, the left’s accusatory mobs, and how they started a new media revolution bypassing media groupthink narratives. We also discuss Christianity vs state worship and Rene Girard’s scapegoat theory. This is video of A Neighbor’s Choice Radio Ep. 11 on NewsRadio WFLA 93.1 FM and 540 AM Orlando, original air date: […]

THINGS HIDDEN 1: Satan Casting out Satan

In this inaugural episode of THINGS HIDDEN, we learn about the phenomenon Jesus describes as “Satan casting out Satan.” How does this seemingly obscure passage inform your world, meaning, and order of your life? Along the way, we will use the Mimetic theory of the late French anthropologist Rene Girard to help us dissect the […]

Michael Shermer, David Gornoski on Heavens on Earth, Mimetic Theory

Michael Shermer sits down with A Neighbor’s Choice founder and host David Gornoski to discuss his newest book Heavens on Earth, an examination of different religions’ conception of the afterlife. The book also examines ideologies and transhumanist notions of eternal life. They also briefly engage the anthropological importance of the Judeo-Christian texts in re-orienting our […]

ANC Ep. 8: David Gornoski Interviews Robert Murphy

How do we win liberty for the future? Where does the liberty movement go in these rapidly changing times? A Neighbor’s Choice founder and syndicated writer David Gornoski speaks with Austrian economist Dr. Robert Murphy. You won’t want to miss this discussion as winning strategies for communicating liberty are discussed as well as a timely […]

A Neighbor’s Choice Ep. 6: Michael Gibson Interview

Episode 6 introduces us to Michael Gibson, General Partner of 1517 Fund, the university-defying capital fund aimed at empowering young entrepreneurs to make the world better through science and innovation. Named after the date of Martin Luther’s 95 theses, 1517 Fund is hosting a General Assembly on October 31, 2017. Learn more here: https://medium.com/the-mission/announ… Hosted […]

How Juries Function as a Scapegoat Mechanism

My recent essay‘s size constraints didn’t permit me to elaborate on this but I do have a nuanced view of the jury system theory. I see it as a Christian revelation-influenced move away from private vendetta parties and mob violence. I recognize the English law system’s principles of habeas corpus, presumption of innocence, etc as […]

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 […]

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, […]