27 episodes

A show for Christians who love God’s Word, care about sound money, and want to learn about the moral case for Bitcoin. Join us as we hold fast to God’s Word and "hodl" in our debt-based fiat world.

Bitcoin and the Bible Bitcoin and the Bible

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A show for Christians who love God’s Word, care about sound money, and want to learn about the moral case for Bitcoin. Join us as we hold fast to God’s Word and "hodl" in our debt-based fiat world.

    Roundtable Recap #2: Christian Critiques of Bitcoin, Hiatus

    Roundtable Recap #2: Christian Critiques of Bitcoin, Hiatus

    In the second roundtable recap of the new year, David, Will, and Simon review a recent "Christian Critique" of Bitcoin and discuss principles for processing arguments against Bitcoin. 

    Article for discussion 


    The Christian Case against Bitcoin and Blockchain 
    Ask the Economist: Should a Christian Invest in Bitcoin? 

    For a list of helpful books, articles, and other podcasts, check out our website: bitcoinandthebible.com

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    • 26 min
    #25: Privacy, Freedom, & Responsibility

    #25: Privacy, Freedom, & Responsibility

    In episode 25, Will, Simon, and David will be drawing together some common threads about privacy, freedom, and responsibility. These topics are increasingly important in our current economic and political climate. Bitcoin provides a unique foundation for God's children and His church to protect and guard their personal sovereignty.

    Questions for discussion


    As Christians, should we value privacy and freedom?
    Is bitcoin designed for privacy?
    How can I learn about and pursue privacy in bitcoin transactions?
    I purchased my bitcoin with lots of KYC data and very little privacy. What do I do now?

    Summary


    God has created us with the right to protect life and property through the exercise of freedom and privacy.
    These rights are to be exercised in the framework for God's moral and ethical rule over the universe and not be used as a license for sin.
    Bitcoin as technology provides the framework for privacy but prioritizes sovereignty and authenticity through its open ledger.
    To hold Bitcoin privately requires studying and exercising additional techniques to purchase, transfer, and sell Bitcoin without attachment to personal information.
    Technologies are in development that will make this more accessible and more standard in the future.
    While you wait, educate yourself and rest in God's sovereignty that you can hold bitcoin today even if it is not as private as you would like.

    Resources Referenced

    Bitcoin Privacy by Matt O'Dell (Swan Bitcoin)

    For a list of helpful books, articles, and other podcasts, check out our website: bitcoinandthebible.com

    To e-mail the show: bitcoinandthebible@gmail.com

    Come check out our Sphinx tribe!

    Connect with us on Twitter

    Show - @BTC4believers

    Will - @pleberean

    David - @thebtcboomer

    Simon - @pray_hodl 

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    • 50 min
    #24: Stablecoins & Collateralized Lending

    #24: Stablecoins & Collateralized Lending

    In episode 24, David, Will, and Simon address the concern about stablecoins distorting the bitcoin market value. Topics discussed include the basics of what stablecoins are, why they exist in our current financial system, and how they relate to the present and future of bitcoin. Further, the subject of collateralized lending is brought forward to examine how Christians can view and use this method of preserving savings while accessing cash flow. 

    Our prayer for you is that as you study bitcoin, you will grow in your conviction and confidence that it is “sound money” useful for savings and sovereignty in uncertain times for individuals and churches.

    Questions for discussion


    What are stablecoins, and why are they used?
    Should we be concerned about the relationship between bitcoin and stablecoins?
    Does the relationship between stablecoins and altcoins increase the risks of centralization?
    What is collateralized lending in general, and how is it being used in the world of bitcoin, stablecoins, and altcoins?
    How should we understand collateralized lending in light of what the Bible teaches about lending, interest, and debt in general?

    Summary


    Recognize that the existence of stablecoins is not likely a threat to the long term success of bitcoin
    Stablecoins serve a purpose in the current monetary system but may be subject to future regulation and should be handled with prudence.
    Borrowing against your bitcoin is a legitimate strategy that can be pursued but must be handled carefully due to the risk of losing your collateral.

    Resources Referenced:

    Proof-of-Stake and Stablecoins: A Blockchain Centralization Dilemma by Lyn Alden

    For a list of helpful books, articles, and other podcasts, check out our website: bitcoinandthebible.com

    To e-mail the show: bitcoinandthebible@gmail.com

    Come check out our Sphinx tribe!

    Connect with us on Twitter

    Show - @BTC4believers

    Will - @pleberean

    David - @thebtcboomer

    Simon - @pray_hodl 

    Connect with us on Gab

    Show - @pray_hodl

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    Show - @pray_hodl

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Roundtable Recap #1: Canada crackdown, Bitfinex hackers

    Roundtable Recap #1: Canada crackdown, Bitfinex hackers

    In the first roundtable recap of the new year, David, Will, and Simon review key events in the news and discuss how Christians can work to sort through all of the rumors and misinformation that are prevalent in our world and hold fast to some key truths about Bitcoin.

    Topics for discussion


    Canadian Bitcoin crackdown


    Can governments actually seize Bitcoin assets?
    What about on and off-ramps?
    What implications does this have for Bitcoiners?


    Bitfinex hack


    Did the government hack Bitcoin?
    What implications does this have for privacy and security?

    For a list of helpful books, articles, and other podcasts, check out our website: bitcoinandthebible.com

    To e-mail the show: bitcoinandthebible@gmail.com

    Come check out our Sphinx tribe!

    Connect with us on Twitter

    Show - @BTC4believers

    Will - @pleberean

    David - @thebtcboomer

    Simon - @pray_hodl 

    Connect with us on Gab

    Show - @pray_hodl

    Connect with us on GETTR

    Show - @pray_hodl

    • 28 min
    #23: Energy Stewardship and the Lightning Network

    #23: Energy Stewardship and the Lightning Network

    In episode 23, David, Will, and Simon ask and answer some of the hard questions about energy stewardship with the goal of properly informing your understanding of Bitcoin’s energy usage today and in the future. We believe that once you truly understand the moral case for both fossil fuels and Bitcoin, you will be able to confidently believe and defend the truth that Bitcoin energy usage may be one of the best and wisest usages of fossil fuels that man has ever created. 

    Questions for discussion 


    How should Christians view energy usage in general and specifically fossil fuels? 
    Is Bitcoin’s energy usage a moral evil or moral good? 
    Can Bitcoin scale to meet global transaction volumes 
    What is the Lightning network and how do you use it? 

    Summary 


    Fossil fuels are God’s good gift to mankind and using them to generate electrical energy to mine Bitcoin and protect human life is a moral good. 
    Bitcoin energy usage is inherently positive as it protects the value of human time and work. 
    The growth of the Bitcoin network can produce good for the planet in several other ways by using stranded or wasted energy resources, encouraging infrastructure development in underdeveloped regions, and stabilizing the energy grid to support peak demand and baseload energy at an efficient cost. 
    The ESG narrative is unbiblical and must be opposed on a practical and philosophical level. 
    The future of Bitcoin is not tied to the base layer only but will be built by the second layer solutions that will allow for a higher volume of transactions without increased cost or energy usage. Lightning is the best example today, but there may be more. 

    For a list of helpful books, articles, and other podcasts, check out our website: bitcoinandthebible.com

    To e-mail the show: bitcoinandthebible@gmail.com

    Come check out our Sphinx tribe!

    Connect with us on Twitter

    Show - @BTC4believers

    Will - @pleberean

    David - @thebtcboomer

    Simon - @pray_hodl 

    Connect with us on Gab

    Show - @pray_hodl

    Connect with us on GETTR

    Show - @pray_hodl

    • 58 min
    #22: Decentralization & Centralization

    #22: Decentralization & Centralization

    In episode 22, David, Will, and Simon discuss whether our culture has reached a point of peak centralization and what implications this has as we prepare for the possibility that decentralization will increase. Bitcoin is one of several technologies accelerating the transition to decentralization. 

    Questions for discussion


    What are the benefits and risks of decentralization? 
    Is centralization an evil, or are there elements of centralization that Christians should value?
    From a Biblical perspective, is decentralization a moral concept? 
    Is trusting in the authority of God, Jesus Christ, the Bible, and a local group of elders a form of centralization?

    Summary


    Our current society is moving rapidly toward financial crisis, technological disruption, and centralization, which may converge shortly and trigger a reactionary reset.
    Centralization is not purely evil but prone to corruption by the sinfulness of human pride, deceit, theft, and violence.
    Decentralization, and specifically Bitcoin, provides an alternative for societal reset.
    For Christians who embrace decentralization, we must take care to approach it Biblically and not abandon our core, central commitment to the truth that God is our authority.
    Living under God’s authority allows us to embrace the Bible as our source of truth and salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ as the only way to be saved.
    God’s design for Christians is to live in submission to their local church elders and right relationship with one another.

    Resources Referenced

    BTC062: MONETARY CYCLES AND HISTORY W/ MARK MOSS

    For a list of helpful books, articles, and other podcasts, check out our website: bitcoinandthebible.com

    To e-mail the show: bitcoinandthebible@gmail.com

    Come check out our Sphinx tribe!

    Connect with us on Twitter

    Show - @BTC4believers

    Will - @pleberean

    David - @thebtcboomer

    Simon - @pray_hodl 

    Connect with us on Gab

    Show - @pray_hodl

    Connect with us on GETTR

    Show - @pray_hodl

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Customer Reviews

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56 Ratings

56 Ratings

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Insightful, intelligent, biblical, and God-glorifying

This is the first review I have ever written for a podcast. I consider this to be a significant work. These men have taken task to explaining a modern day currency that I (as a 30-year old) was too lazy to originally learn about. After the first show, I became convinced that investment in Bitcoin for the sake of securing a financial future for my children is important. Our current US dollar is devaluing drastically every year. Lord willing, I will begin the buy Bitcoin before year’s end as a way to watch over my family and their future. May God bless you guys for your work. I am so happy that there are God-fearing professionals like you, who know economics, currency, and how to best glorify God with them.

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Again, Great program!!!!

I also subscribe to your YouTube channel, but I listen to you on Apple Podcasts. I’m workout my way through them all. Thanks for the shows, keep up the good work. I have shared a few times. Yah bless you all.

Perfect Mix ,

Excellent pod

For the Christian wanting to take a Biblically contextualized deep dive into our existing unethical monetary system and how Bitcoin can right this wrong both for our individual families and the world at large, this pod is a must listen.

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