A podcast empowering patriots everywhere to re-enthrone faith, family, and freedom as the bedrock pillars of liberty in education, our communities and our nation.
American vs. French Revolution - We Don't Want To Repeat the French Experiment
In this episode, I explore the historical case study comparing the American and French Revolutions. I show how an experiment with freedom and a grounding in God led to a very different outcome in America than it did in France. I end making a plea that we make sure to keep God central in our modern efforts to reclaim liberty so that we don’t follow in France’s footsteps.
0.00 - Introduction
0:56 - Freedoms under attack
5:19 - American Revolution
11:15 - French Revolution
20:21 - God’s got to be central to today’s freedom movement
A Stripling Warrior Education (Stand in Holy Places AND Put on the Armor of God)
Following up on last week's episode about the importance of God in education, this week I confront the fallacy that our kids can get truth diluted with the philosophies of men at school and all the God stuff at home and have them be as strong as they could be if they were getting pure, undiluted truth in every aspect of their education. I also refute the idea that you can somehow "put on the armor of God" at home through scripture study and ignore the command to "stand in holy place and be not moved." It's not "put on the armor of God" OR "stand in holy places." It's "put on the armor of God" AND "stand in holy places." We need both for maximum spiritual protection and growth.
0:00 - Introduction
0:50 - Satan's Lies
6:25 - Stand in holy places AND put on the armor of God
7:05 - Amalickiah and DON'T abandon your place of security!
14:27 - Counter-arguments (vaccines, Daniel, in the world but not of the world)
22:37 - Vision of the tree of life and the great and spacious building
25:54 - A stripling warrior education
31:30 - Cautious that no poison should be administered among them
34:03 - What do you do about this?
35:29 - Conclusion
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Education for the Real, Eternal World
Education is supposed to be so much more than just job training or career prep. This life is a short blip on the grand scale of the eternities, and it is that eternal world that is the real one. Our education and our children's education should be preparing us for that eternal world we are all aiming for. The world we live in is not the real world anymore than the testing center at your local college is the real world. This is the test, and this is where we prepare for our heavenly home. And the great thing is that an education that prepares us for eternity also does a FANTASTIC job of preparing us for this testing world.
0:00 - Introduction
0:47 - The Real Purpose of Education
7:07 - The REAL Real World
9:27 - Teach the Whole Truth and Nothing But
22:10 - The Fruits of an Un-Godly Education
24:26 - Conclusion and Introducing Next Week's Topic
Trust God to Work Wonders For You and Through You
Often my doubts center not around God's ability to do great things but in my own ability to do adequately do my part. In this episode I share how I recently struggled with some self doubt and what I learned about God's ability to work miracles both without our help and through imperfect people like me and you.
2:25: My struggle
4:38: Help through another person
6:43: The power of prayer
11:30: Moses trusting in God's miracles
14:24: Hezekiah trusting in God's miracles
Confront the Darkness and Make It Tremble
In this episode, I focus on how important it is for each of us to learn truth and learn the principles of freedom that our country and its Constitution are founded on so that we can stand up and do our part to defend truth and right. We all lead busy lives, but following Christ means sacrificing some personal comforts and desires to make time to serve him, defend him, and actively work to push back the darkness. I then give a list of four things from Ezra Taft Benson that we can be doing to support the Constitution.
0:23: Addressing social media comments
8:28: We need to learn these things
10:43: We need to defend them, we're not too busy
14:34: What to do if you feel inadequate (I do too)
19:09: "Make the darkness tremble"
23:29: How we can defend the divinely inspired Constitution
For additional reading on these topics, I highly recommend the following sources. I do not receive any affiliate income from any of them.
Original Intent by David BartonDid America Have a Christian Founding? by Mark David HallThe Constitution, A Heavenly Banner by Ezra Taft Benson
We WERE Founded on Christianity - No Ifs, Ands, or Buts...
Those who seek to claim that the United States was NOT founded on Christianity rely on scant claims and ignore a mountain of evidence in order to make their case. Braeden addresses some of the main points they make and shares his favorite quotes from that mountain of founding-era evidence which makes it abundantly clear that this country really was founded on Christianity.