300 episodes

Every week Dr. Koontz and RevFisk check their privilege against the backdrop of the wide and varied annals of history. You don‘t have to believe the Babel about the sons of Noah being a rosetta for understanding the postmodern global politic to agree that an intellectual dark web exists because history always rhymes, no matter what you try to do about it. You might not save the world by listening, citizen, but that doesn‘t mean you won‘t save someone.

Because knowing is only the first half of the battle.

A Brief History of Power Dr. Adam Koontz and Rev. Jonathan Fisk

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 219 Ratings

Every week Dr. Koontz and RevFisk check their privilege against the backdrop of the wide and varied annals of history. You don‘t have to believe the Babel about the sons of Noah being a rosetta for understanding the postmodern global politic to agree that an intellectual dark web exists because history always rhymes, no matter what you try to do about it. You might not save the world by listening, citizen, but that doesn‘t mean you won‘t save someone.

Because knowing is only the first half of the battle.

    BHoP#099 True Ugly

    BHoP#099 True Ugly

    Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about the overturning of Roe: the arguments used, the division of the court on fundamental questions, other decisions that depend on similar reasoning as Roe did, legislation by court ruling, the need for good men as well as good words in governance, the reaction of the Left, and what this means for the future.

    Visit our website -  A Brief History of Power

    Many thanks to our sponsors, Blessed Sacrament Lutheran Church in Hayden, ID and Our Savior Lutheran Church and School in Pagosa Springs, CO

    Dr Koontz -  Trinity Lutheran Church

    Rev Fisk - St Paul Rockford

    Music thanks to Verny

    • 1 hr 4 min
    BHoP#098 How to Survive the Great Depression Part 2 - Revolutions Lived

    BHoP#098 How to Survive the Great Depression Part 2 - Revolutions Lived

    Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk open the show by talking about the difference between liberty and democracy, the necessity of shepherding, remaining aware of powers beyond the local, and whether life is simple or mysterious. They also discuss the agricultural revolutions that opened the way for modern life and what happens when they fail, health provided by food instead of medication, and the commercialization of agriculture.

    Visit our website -  A Brief History of Power

    Many thanks to our sponsors, Blessed Sacrament Lutheran Church in Hayden, ID and Our Savior Lutheran Church and School in Pagosa Springs, CO

    Dr Koontz -  Trinity Lutheran Church

    Rev Fisk - St Paul Rockford

    Music thanks to Verny

    • 1 hr 8 min
    BHoP#097 How to Survive the Great Depression Part 1 - Basic Dishonesty

    BHoP#097 How to Survive the Great Depression Part 1 - Basic Dishonesty

    Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about the real and the exaggerated dangers of living in the US, the present discussion of gun violence and gun control, the necessity of holistic thinking, looking at history "from below", biological differences out of the agricultural revolution, and the reality of rural America.

    Visit our website -  A Brief History of Power

    Many thanks to our sponsors, Blessed Sacrament Lutheran Church in Hayden, ID and Our Savior Lutheran Church and School in Pagosa Springs, CO

    Dr Koontz -  Trinity Lutheran Church

    Rev Fisk - St Paul Rockford

    Music thanks to Verny

    • 1 hr 8 min
    BHoP#096 Not Capable of Waiting

    BHoP#096 Not Capable of Waiting

    Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk start the show by discussing the most recent calls for gun control by churches compliant to the government, and the common factors in mass shootings. They also talk about the impossibility of laying down natural rights, the pushback from African governments against the WHO, predictions for Monkey Pox developments, and the effects of modern transportation on the human mind.

    Visit our website -  A Brief History of Power

    Many thanks to our sponsors, Blessed Sacrament Lutheran Church in Hayden, ID and Our Savior Lutheran Church and School in Pagosa Springs, CO

    Dr Koontz -  Trinity Lutheran Church

    Rev Fisk - St Paul Rockford

    Music thanks to Verny

    • 1 hr 3 min
    BHoP#095 Running for What

    BHoP#095 Running for What

    Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about the declining economy in the US, the transition from the use of one energy source to another, the focus on short term issues by news media, the exercising of sovereignty instead of striving for mere survival, changes in the pace of life, and the ease that comes with losing sovereignty.

    Books mentioned: The Oxcart Man by Donald Hall, The Visible Hand by Alfred Chandler, Surviving the Economic Collapse by Fernando “Ferfal” Aguirre.

    Visit our website -  A Brief History of Power

    Many thanks to our sponsors, Blessed Sacrament Lutheran Church in Hayden, ID and Our Savior Lutheran Church and School in Pagosa Springs, CO

    Dr Koontz - Agrarian, Egghead -  Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne

    Rev Fisk - Author, Fanatic - St Paul Rockford

    Music thanks to Verny

    • 1 hr 6 min
    BHoP#094 Extremely Naïve Narcissism

    BHoP#094 Extremely Naïve Narcissism

    Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk revisit the 2020 presidential election, discussing the history of other election anomalies and the comparative brazenness of the current administration. They talk about the narcissism of assuming other groups have the same interests as you, and answer a few listener questions about church structure, preaching to non-Lutherans, and government involvement in historical conspiracies.

    Visit our website -  A Brief History of Power

    Many thanks to our sponsors, Blessed Sacrament Lutheran Church in Hayden, ID and Our Savior Lutheran Church and School in Pagosa Springs, CO

    Dr Koontz - Agrarian, Egghead -  Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne

    Rev Fisk - Author, Fanatic - St Paul Rockford

    Music thanks to Verny

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
219 Ratings

219 Ratings

Padupple ,

The best podcast I’ve discovered in a year

If you enjoy deep thinking about truth and reality, focused on the current times, this is that. As we seen Christendom recently buried, Christians are left wondering, “Where are we and what do we do now?” I greatly enjoy the sociological aspects and the interpretation of recent events in our government and culture, as well as the practical conclusions. Each episode leaves me with a clearer understanding and inspired to respond appropriately and scripturally. I am not Lutheran, but I am a Continental Reformed Christian, so I feel very much at home.

RevMDR ,

Thinking…

Rather than finding someone with whom you will agree with every single point, find someone who will simply challenge you to think. Rev. Fisk and Dr. Koontz get you to ask the right questions.

The Seeking Disciple ,

Am Excellent Conversation on Power

Our world is constantly changing based on thoughts and ideas. People don’t see that ideas have consequences. This podcast explores this issue.

I also appreciate the biblically based look at history and thinking. We need to know God’s thoughts on such issues.

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