February 12, 2009 marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln whose views of life were diametrically opposite to one another. Listen in as Dr. Fuzale Rana of Reasons to Believe and ITPS's David Llewellyn discuss these two men and two world views they personify. Dr. Rana will discuss the science that Darwin did not understand, and David will illuminate the ideas of the great Emancipator-Abraham Lincoln.
Listen in as Host John discusses the catastrophe of the Republican Party and its betrayal of its conservative roots. Besides the focus that is generally directed toward the world of politics and economics, John discusses the bankruptcy of conservative talk radio and its failure to grasp the tenets and principles of what a conservative is. In short, without a return to the eternal veraties, without learning how to speak of first things, and moral principle, the political right has no chance of helping rebuild this country.
Tonight Host John Snyder discusses the Puritan Revolution and the history of the idea that law and not men hold power in constitutional government. With the swearing-in of Barack Obama and the concerns of many conservatives, there is whispering rebellion against the abuse of overbearing and non-constitutional governmental power.
Listen in as Host John Snyder discusses Socialism’s confusion of the Church and the State. It is not conservatives and Christians who wish to unify the authority of Church and State. Rather it is the left that creates in the state a surrogate and counterfeit religion that presumes to be the origin of morality and the source of meaning. This is what Nazism was. It was what the heroic socialism of Stalin and Lenin was. Its historical antecedents are Caesarism and the priest-kings of antiquity.
Listen in as Host John Snyder and Co-Host Alexandra Berauer discuss the internal difficulty of governing a nation that has too expansive a view of liberty. With examples from the Walter Hoye Case in Oakland, and the Marriage Amendment in California, the ITPS team will explore the problem of whether express words in the law should trump the implied reach of unenumerated rights.
Listen is as Host John Snyder discusses whether Socialism is really good for us? In light of what we should expect under an Obama Administration and a Democratic Party controlled Congress, Americans should begin thinking more deeply about what Socialism will mean for us, and why we should be leery of it. Republican talk radio vehemently condemns the excessive transfers of wealth under a welfare state as being unjust, intrusive of economic liberty, and an impediment to productivity.
Listen in as Host John Snyder discusses the importance of invisible things. Often we are inclined to believe that the universe is purely a place of physical existence, a place where real things exist only if they can be weighed, seen, touched, heard, tasted, or smelled. And while we feel comfortable with immaterial things like notions of love or beauty, we are trained to think these have artificial existence or are unreal or less real than physical things.
Host John Snyder will make the case that everything we think and do in life rests upon the presuppositions of our worldview. And it is our worldview that determines how we think about everything from love and sex to the great questions of goodness, truth and beauty.
This week Host John Snyder discusses the beam in the eye of the Republican Party and challenges some of the assumptions of knee-jerk conservatism and blabber-mouth talk radio.
Why do civilizations decline? Is wealth bad for us? Does prosperity destroy the work ethic and nurture decadence and entitlement? Could it be that freedom is ultimately toxic to us? If civil and economic success breeds generations of slothful reprobates, is the decline and fall of great civilizations inevitable? Listen in as Alexandra Berauer and John Snyder discuss the challenge of affluence and freedom and the tragic effect of plenty in the decline and degeneration of culture.