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A podcast focusing on issues related to nonviolence

A podcast focusing on issues related to nonviolence
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United States

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A podcast focusing on issues related to nonviolence

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@Way4th

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English

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Episodes

(24) Consequentialism: The Heart of Compromise

12/6/2019
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I discuss how God uncovered the ethic of consequentialism in my life, and how I've found that it continues to be uncovered in both myself and my community. In this episode I discuss how consequentialism is at the heart of many of our compromises and confusions in regard to ethics and morality.

Duration:00:44:42

(23) The Case for Christian Nonviolence: Conclusion

11/29/2019
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This episode concludes our look at the case for Christian nonviolence. I recap the main points as well as some of the main rebuttals and counterrebuttals. This is a great episode to refresh your memory as to all we've talked about, or, if you're new, a great episode you can use to preview the podcast and erect a framework from which to listen.

Duration:00:32:32

(22) The Case for Christian Nonviolence: Resource Recommendations

11/27/2019
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A list of resource recommendations and explanations to help you further your research

Duration:00:17:41

(21) Rebuttal: Responding to C.S. Lewis's "Why I Am Not a Pacifist"

11/22/2019
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C.S. Lewis is a great and respected Christian thinker who was adamantly opposed to pacifism. We'll take a look at what he had to say and discuss how much weight his arguments carry.

Duration:00:30:35

(20) Rebuttal: Would You Really Allow an Intruder to Harm Your Family? (Part 2- the Practical)

11/15/2019
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We continue our discussion of how the nonviolent advocate responding to aggressors. Whereas the last episode evaluated the basis of the question and aimed to undercut some of the supposed moral underpinnings assumed in the question, in this episode we attempt to actually answer the question, "what would you do if...?"

Duration:01:07:11

(19) Rebuttal: Would You Really Allow an Intruder to Harm Your Family? (Part 1- the Moral)

11/15/2019
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Perhaps the biggest hang-up with those assessing the merits of nonviolence is the scenario of an intruder who comes to harm you, your spouse, or your children. Is the loving, moral thing to do seriously to restrain yourself from using violence? In the first part we'll look at the moral aspect of this question.

Duration:00:31:36

(18) Rebuttal: Violence is Sometimes Necessary

11/8/2019
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We know that there are certain circumstances where only violence can bring about good. Don't we? We explore a situation where refusing to do violence is seemingly passive, and even evil.

Duration:00:15:54

(17) Rebuttal: The New Holocaust

11/8/2019
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Pacifism may be good in theory, but how does it face up against the reality of extreme evil? What good would pacifism do if there were another Holocaust?

Duration:00:36:01

(16) Rebuttal: The Nonviolent Position Devalues the Sacrifice of Soldiers

11/1/2019
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America prides itself on being built on the sacrifice of the American soldier. We believe our freedoms have been secured and maintained by brave men and women who have been willing to lay down their lives for the nation. If one adheres to a position of nonviolence, doesn't that devalue the sacrifice of those who put their lives on the line for our freedom and security?

Duration:00:32:26

(15) Rebuttal: Christians in the Roman Army

10/25/2019
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We see as early as the mid 2nd century that there are Christians who are in the Roman army, and remain in the Roman army. Isn't the allowance of Christians to remain in the army in clear opposition to the nonviolent claims of what both Christ and the Early Church taught?

Duration:00:15:15

(14) Rebuttal: Jesus Advocates Violence in his Command to Buy Swords

10/18/2019
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Luke 22 shows Jesus telling his disciples to go out and buy swords as he faces a showdown with the unjust authorities. Is this a clear example of Christ condoning violence as an option for his followers?

Duration:00:25:27

(13) Rebuttal: Romans 13 Part 2

10/11/2019
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The second part in our Romans 13 episode takes a look at the implications of a nonviolent view of Romans 13 in the real world. If violence isn't on the table for Christians, and if the government bears the sword, what does that mean for our political involvement? I try to paint a picture of two ways of living to help you see how we often misplace our hopes and resources, and how we often undervalue the true power of the Kingdom life. *I didn't do a good job of explaining this in the episode,...

Duration:01:36:23

(12) Rebuttal: Romans 13 Part 1

10/4/2019
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Romans 13 is probably the passage most used to attack a nonviolent position. In this episode, we explore the historical understanding of Romans 13, the exegetical approach to the passage, the larger biblical vision of governments, and the cultural context in which the passage was written. We also take a look at some of the internal inconsistencies present in the common reading of Romans 13.

Duration:00:58:10

(11) Rebuttal: The Violent Book of Revelation

9/27/2019
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How does Revelation fit into the nonviolent position? Surprisingly, very well.

Duration:00:29:40

(10) Rebuttal: Violence in the Bible Disproves Nonviolence #2

9/20/2019
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With all the violence in the BIble - especially the Old Testament, isn't it clear that violence is a moral option for Christians? In this episode we take a look at the second of two major nonviolent views dealing with this question.

Duration:00:29:06

(9) Rebuttal: Violence in the Bible Disproves Nonviolence #1

9/20/2019
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With all the violence in the BIble - especially the Old Testament, isn't it clear that violence is a moral option for Christians? In this episode we take a look at one of two major nonviolent views dealing with this question.

Duration:00:18:26

(8) Rebuttal: Jesus's Nonviolence was Purely a Messianic Role

9/13/2019
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When Jesus suffered at the hands of the authorities and lived his life without violence, was this really a prescription for his followers or merely a description of how the Messiah had to live in order to fulfill his role?

Duration:00:21:15

(7) Rebuttal: Nonviolence is Evil in its Refusal to do Good

9/6/2019
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James tells us that evil is not only doing wrong things, but failing to do right things. Isn't a refusal to intervene in an effective way - sometimes through violence - evil? How does nonviolence avoid evil in its refusal to do good?

Duration:00:28:44

(6) Rebuttal: Jesus's Anger and John's Silence

9/6/2019
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Does Jesus using a whip on people overthrow a nonviolent position? What about John's refusal to tell soldiers to leave their profession?

Duration:00:13:09

(5) The Case for Christian Nonviolence: The Real World

8/30/2019
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Taking a look at real life examples of nonviolence in action

Duration:00:47:44