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A biblical look at law, civics, and civil government. For more information, please visit the podcast website: https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/show/governed-by-god/ If you have any questions regarding civics, law, or government, please email me at thegbgpodcast@gmail.com and I will try to respond to your question (either in email or on the show) in a timely manner. You can also message me on Twitter @thegbgpodcast If you wish to support the podcast, please go to Patreon.com, search for Governed by God, and sign up to become a monthly patron!

A biblical look at law, civics, and civil government. For more information, please visit the podcast website: https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/show/governed-by-god/ If you have any questions regarding civics, law, or government, please email me at thegbgpodcast@gmail.com and I will try to respond to your question (either in email or on the show) in a timely manner. You can also message me on Twitter @thegbgpodcast If you wish to support the podcast, please go to Patreon.com, search for Governed by God, and sign up to become a monthly patron!

Location:

Warrington, PA

Description:

A biblical look at law, civics, and civil government. For more information, please visit the podcast website: https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/show/governed-by-god/ If you have any questions regarding civics, law, or government, please email me at thegbgpodcast@gmail.com and I will try to respond to your question (either in email or on the show) in a timely manner. You can also message me on Twitter @thegbgpodcast If you wish to support the podcast, please go to Patreon.com, search for Governed by God, and sign up to become a monthly patron!

Language:

English

Contact:

443-553-6968


Episodes

S3E6 – Public School Awareness (Interview with Local Student)

11/16/2022
On this week's episode I interview a student who attends Pennridge High School here in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He shares with me his experience as a Christian facing topics such as transgenderism and pronoun confusion among fellow students. He also spends a few minutes talking about the furries - students who dress and act like animals - and describes one situation in which he saw a student dog-walking another student. Finally, my guest shares his thoughts on how Christian parents should...

Duration:00:36:22

S3E5 – The First Amendment and Education

11/2/2022
On this week's episode I look at the relationship between the First Amendment and Education. Does the First Amendment mean that the government cannot base its laws and policies on God's word? And how can the government be "neutral" in the classroom? To give a real-life example, I look at Policy 321 that is being proposed in the Central Bucks School District in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. That policy attempts to keep the classroom neutral. At a recent board meeting, one of the liberal board...

Duration:00:28:17

S3E4 – A Tale of Two Letters

10/19/2022
On this week's episode I look at two documents that were recently released publicly. The first one is The Frankfurt Declaration, originally published in Frankfurt, Germany earlier this year. It is a public declaration of Christian pastors and leaders on the role of the civil government, the importance of honoring the conscience, and the need to defend human rights. The second document is an Open Letter from Pastor John MacArthur to Governor Gavin Newsom regarding Governor Newsom's role as...

Duration:00:37:13

S3E3 – The Positive Law

10/5/2022
Today David Fowler, president of the Family Action Council of Tennessee, comes on to the show again to talk about the topic of the positive, or statutory, law. This is the second interview of a two-part interview on the common law. On this episode, we look at how statutory law is supposed to relate to the common law, and how modern law today deviates from that purpose. We specifically focus on the principles of marriage and parenthood. As always, if you have any law/government related...

Duration:00:36:26

S3E2 – The Common Law

9/21/2022
Today I interview David Fowler, president of the Family Action Council of Tennessee, on the topic of the common law. What is the common law and how does it differentiate from other types of law? Also, what is the role of judges and how have courts today deviated from their assigned roles? We tackle these topics, and more, on today's episode. 00:46 - Interview with David Fowler on the common law. As always, if you have any law/government related questions, feel free to email me at...

Duration:00:35:53

S3E1 – God of the Climate

9/7/2022
Today I begin Season 3 of the podcast with a look at the recent passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. Does the act really alleviate the anger of Mother Nature, as Speaker Pelosi asserts? Why do we use this kind of religious language when talking about the climate? Furthermore, is climate change real and what does the Bible have to say about it, if anything? 01:30 - Law of the Day: Joshua 24:14-15 05:00 - Discussion of the Inflation Reduction Act and Speaker Pelosi's comments. Biblical...

Duration:00:33:46

S2E27 – Civil Disobedience and Resistance

7/27/2022
Today I posted Week 6 of the class that I have been teaching at Hilltown Baptist Church titled God and Government. This week I discussed civil disobedience and resistance. When is disobedience acceptable? What level of resistance can be offered? What role do lesser magistrates play? And, of course, how do we balance this with the command to submit to our governing authorities? As always, if you have any law/government related questions, feel free to email me at thegbgpodcast@gmail.com, and I...

Duration:00:52:01

S2E26 – Biblical Principles of Government

7/20/2022
Today I posted Week 5 of the class that I have been teaching at Hilltown Baptist Church titled God and Government. This week I discussed biblical principles of government. More specifically, we looked at how Scripture gives us the foundation for: separation of powers, rule of law, checks and balances, and federalism. We also look at how these principles have been implemented throughout history, particularly in the United States. As always, if you have any law/government related questions,...

Duration:01:10:19

S2E25 – Stewardship and Citizenship

7/13/2022
Today I posted Week 4 of the class that I have been teaching at Hilltown Baptist Church titled God and Government. This week, while I was away, my friend and fellow teacher Brad Lanning taught on the topic of stewardship and citizenship. How involved should Christians be in the political process? What does it mean to be a steward of our citizenship? How outspoken should we be about political matters? Brad covers these topics and more on today's lesson. As always, if you have any...

Duration:00:59:15

S2E24 – The Kingdom of God

7/6/2022
Today I posted Week 3 of the class that I have been teaching at Hilltown Baptist Church titled God and Government. This week we look at the biblical concept of the kingdom of God, or the kingdom of Heaven. What is this kingdom? Where does it exist? How does it exist? Who gets to be a part of it and what do they do? Aside from answering these questions, we also look at how the kingdom of God interacts with all other kingdoms and why Christ's reign and rule supersedes all other rulers. As...

Duration:00:57:28

S2E23 – Boundaries and Broken Spheres

6/29/2022
Today I posted Week 2 of the class that I have been teaching at Hilltown Baptist Church on God and government. This week we look at how the various spheres of government relate to each other and, at times, overlap. We also consider what happens when spheres fail and other spheres fill in the gap. Lastly, we look at the tendency for the sphere of civil government to dominate all others as part of humanity's attempt to rebuild the Tower of Babel. As always, if you have any law/government...

Duration:00:46:08

S2E22 – Introduction to Sphere Sovereignty

6/22/2022
Today I posted my recording of a class I have been teaching at Hilltown Baptist Church titled God and Government. This week I provide an introduction into sphere sovereignty and look at the various responsibilities of each sphere. Individuals are ordained by God to exercise self-control and to govern their daily activities. Families are ordained to provide healthcare, welfare, and education to the next generation. Churches are ministries of reconciliation ordained to make disciples of all...

Duration:01:07:28

S2E21 – Abortion in the Ancient World (Part 2)

6/8/2022
(00:40) Abortion in the Ancient World - Today I finish Part Two of a series on abortion in ancient Greece and ancient Rome. One Jewish historian, Philo, describes in detail the practice of exposure and its affect. While men like Hippocrates and Philo attempted to speak out against abortion and infanticide, things change when Christianity arrives. The early Christian leader Tertullian argues that life begins at conception and describes a medical instrument used in abortion called "the slayer...

Duration:00:30:16

S2E20 – Abortion in the Ancient World (Part 1)

5/25/2022
(01:50) Law of the Day - "When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be fined, as the woman’s husband shall impose on him, and he shall pay as the judges determine. But if there is harm, then you shall pay life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe." (Exodus 21:22-25) (06:05) Abortion in the Ancient World - Today I...

Duration:00:31:44

S2E19 – Legislating Morality (Defending Theonomy, Part 3)

5/11/2022
Today I finish the three-part series on theonomy by looking at what it means to legislate morality. All legislation, or law, is a declaration of value. The question is what we will value and how value will be determined. There is always a standard, but the debate is on what standard will be used. The law that God gave to Israel was not just for Israel but was meant to be an example to the nations. For example, in God's word we find principles of federalism, rule of law, and separation of...

Duration:00:39:38

S2E18 – A King and His Kingdom (Defending Theonomy, Part 2)

4/27/2022
00:30 - Defending Theonomy, Part 2: What does it mean for Jesus to reign over all powers and dominions? What is the Kingdom of God? What does it look like, where is it, and how do we enter? What does it mean for Jesus to have all authority on heaven and on earth? As always, if you have any civic/government related questions, feel free to email me at thegbgpodcast@gmail.com, and I will be happy to address them on the program. Thank you and God bless! Follow me on Facebook or Twitter or go to...

Duration:00:29:51

S2E17 – Defending Theonomy (Part 1)

4/13/2022
00:15 - Introduction to Theonomy. What is Theonomy and what is a basic definition of it? What does Deuteronomy 4:5-8 say and how does it apply to us today? 09:48 - On today's program I play and review several clips from a recent Pastors Talk episode produced by 9Marks. The hosts, Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever, interview Carl Trueman about his most recent book, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self. Although the book and the interview are excellent, a few comments are made about theonomy...

Duration:00:49:49

S2E16 – Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone)

3/30/2022
On today's program I provide an audio recording of a recent article I wrote in defense of Sola Scriptura. I have several friends and family who are either Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox, so many of our discussions tend to revolve around the authority of Scripture. In the article, I first present a case for Sola Scriptura. Then I offer a few criticisms, specifically focused on the Roman Catholic perspective. Finally, I end with several key questions and answers. As always, if you have any...

Duration:01:20:32

S2E15 – Behavioral Economics (Interview with Steve Moyer)

3/16/2022
On today's program I had the pleasure of interviewing Steve Moyer on the topic of behavioral economics. Steve is a certified financial planner and a chartered financial consultant, currently working for Mariner Wealth Advisors. He is also a Christian and has spent his career applying Christian principles to the realm of economics. We cover a lot of topics today, from behavioral finance to the role of government in economics. Please come check out the conversation! As always, if you have any...

Duration:00:50:48

S2E14 – The American Colonies

3/2/2022
(00:36) Law of the Day: Numbers 5:5-10 – “When a man or woman commits any of the sins that people commit by breaking faith with the LORD, and that person realizes his guilt, he shall confess his sin that he has committed. And he shall make full restitution for his wrong, adding a fifth to it and giving it to him to whom he did the wrong..." (09:03) American Colonies and Lesser Magistrates: Today I finished up looking at a few examples of lesser magistrates by considering the American...

Duration:00:31:11