Always the public debate in America is between left and right, liberals and conservatives, red and blue. Rather than remaining trapped in these politically questionable contexts, perhaps it is wiser to view the great divide in human thinking as expressions of human character and personality. Perhaps these political divisions are a false dichotomy between materialists and spiritualists. Listen in as Host John Snyder discusses a better way to think about these categories: Lizards and Wizards.
Despite our love affair with freedom, freedom is not and cannot be absolute. Freedom must have limits and boundaries. No constitution, no body of law or armed force is adequate to police a morally confused people who confuse lawlessness with freedom. The only question is this: shall the boundaries of liberty be set by the state or by the invisible constraints of character?
God is the author of history and He uses human events, migrations, and wars to instruct, to honor and to chasten. Listen in as Host John Snyder discusses the way in which the Author of History constructs and unfolds events, rears up peoples and nations and punishes the sins of pride, androgyny, spoiling affluence, child-murder and deconstructed meaning.
Many Christians and Conservatives love to bash Barack Obama. But the problem with our culture is not Obama. It is way deeper. Listen in as Host John Snyder explains the trouble with the Left, the Right and the American People.
Many of us feel safer knowing that certificating bodies and government agencies accredit professionals and provide assurance that their knowledge and skills comport with community standards. Nevertheless, there is a darker side to the licensing of knowledge. What dangers exist in allowing the state to assert that it has authority over the dissemination and application of knowledge? Is the proper role of authority to sanction skill and knowledge or does knowledge more properly bestow authority?
Listen in as Host John Snyder reads his paper Faith Foundation of Reason where he explains what faith is-- as opposed to the heretical ideas that have come to displace our proper understanding of faith. This chasm between those who believe faith is a magic talisman, and those who understand faith as a call to action, is the New Great Schism in our church.
Listen in as Host John Snyder tells about an unexpected insight that came to him while walking the edge of the Tidal Basin on the Capital Mall. Listen as he develops some ideas about the difference between the counterfeit words of politicians and the nature of what makes words profound and important.
Listen into this three-way discussion on the legal, theological and philosophical rationale for marriage. Host John Snyder interacts with guest attorneys Alexandra Berauer and Daniel J. DeWit for a rambunctious conversation that attempts to get to the core of what marriage really is. So much of the institution has changed over times that in many ways, even Christians, are likely to confuse the legal accretions of marriage, for marriage itself.
Host John Snyder and ITPS Contributor Daniel J. DeWit discuss how issues of character, virtue and moral consciousness are at the center of our present financial crisis. Although we tend to perceive economics as exclusively the domain of material things like goods and services, the market actually reflects the invisible commerce of good faith and character. If we do not enter the market in good faith, economic transactions begin to break down. If we do not bring virtue and character into the bargain, the free market will fail.
This week Alexandra Berauer hosts American Genocide: the War on Black Babies. Listen to guests Walter Hoye discuss his legal challenge to the Oakland California Bubble Ordinance that prevents pro-life literature and signs from coming within a certain measured range of abortion mills. Attorney Dana Cody of Life Legal Defense will give an inside look at what has thus far happened during the sentencing hearing, and the legal complexities of Walter case over the last month of so.