ADVICE TO MY DAUGHTER 11: SUBSIDIARITY

by Lou Markos on November 6, 2014

In the previous entry, I highlighted the charitable nature of the Proverbs 31 wife. The loss of such wives—or, to be more precise, the loss of strong godly families who both protect and are nurtured by such wives—has led to untold societal decay and dissolution. Absent such wives, and their well-respected husbands, services that should have risen upward from stable and vibrant families and churches have increasingly been replaced by bureaucratized programs that necessarily lack the personal, human touch. [click to continue…]

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The City Podcast: Understanding the Cold War

by Timothy Motte on November 3, 2014

Everyone knows about the Nazis. They are immortalized and universally hated in movies, books, video games, scholarly works, museums, and the popular consciousness.

The Soviets, by some measures, were worse than the Nazis. And yet they have not achieved anywhere near the same notoriety. Even The City’s own Cate MacDonald admits to her unfamiliarity with the Cold War.

This podcast is for people who, like Cate, want to know more about what the Cold War was, why it happened, and what its effects were. It is also for people who are familiar with the Cold War but might be tempted to think the Soviets not so bad.

Dr. Elliott is giving a lecture November 5th, 2014, at Houston Baptist University on this topic and her experiences with Christian Soviet refugees. Contact us using the email below for more details.

Featuring: Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Dr. Barbara Elliott, Dr. Robert Stacey, Cate MacDonald

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ADVICE TO MY DAUGHTER 10: EXPANDING YOUR TERRITORY

by Lou Markos on October 30, 2014

Although male soldiers defend the borders of their country, male policemen patrol the streets of their city, and males in general protect their families, the fact remains that women are the true territorial sex. Women are generally less violent than men, but if you do something to threaten their home or their children, you had better watch out! A woman identifies with her home and children in a way and to a degree that men do not; in a very real sense, she sees them as an extension of herself. [click to continue…]

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The City Podcast: Worship as a Political Act

by Timothy Motte on October 27, 2014

Worship is an inherently political act.

This does not necessarily mean what you think it means. HBU theology professor, Dr. Randy Hatchett, and other special guests join Dr. Reynolds on this podcast to talk about the issue of politics and worship as raised in Dr. Hatchett’s recent blog post on why going to church is the only politics that finally matter.

Also addressed: Why is voting important for Christians to do? Would you vote for an atheist? and Is voting more important than boating? (No, really.)

Featuring: Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Dr. Randy Hatchett, Matthew Lee Anderson, Rachel Motte

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ADVICE TO MY DAUGHTER 9: THE SPINDLE AND THE LOOM

by Lou Markos on October 23, 2014

Your favorite Disney cartoon was always Sleeping Beauty, and I remember how fascinated you were by the spindle. When you were very young and we visited a museum that included an old fashioned spindle, you were terrified to touch the needle at the top lest you fall into the same deep sleep as Aurora. Still, you spent quite a long time walking around it with a look of wonder on your face. [click to continue…]

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The City Podcast: The History of the Unborn, pt. 2

by Timothy Motte on October 20, 2014

The fertility rate in the U.S. fell dramatically in the 19th century from approximately 7 children for every woman to about 3.5 children per woman. 

Historians don’t know exactly why this happened. But Dr. Anthony Joseph thinks that this does tell us at least one thing.

Namely, that the contraceptive mentality precedes the contraceptive technology. 

Featuring: Dr. Anthony JosephDr. John Mark Reynolds, Dr. Holly Ordway

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