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.
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.