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The Podcast for Cultural Reformation seeks to help listeners think about the nature of culture and our role and responsibility in shaping culture through the lens of God's eternal Word. Featuring book reviews, author interviews and expert commentary.

Ezra Institute Podcast for Cultural Reformation Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 159 Ratings

The Podcast for Cultural Reformation seeks to help listeners think about the nature of culture and our role and responsibility in shaping culture through the lens of God's eternal Word. Featuring book reviews, author interviews and expert commentary.

    Reformed Thomism(??) w/James White

    Reformed Thomism(??) w/James White

    Ezra Institute Fellow Dr. James White joins us this week to talk about the Protestant fascination with Aquinas, and the path that leads from Thomism to Roman Catholicism. Dr. White explains some of the reasons why Protestants are induced to follow Thomas, the fundamental issue of authority that is at stake, and what Thomas would have thought of the current Pope.

    A Distinctly Christian View of Healing

    A Distinctly Christian View of Healing

    Joe Boot addresses the realm of medicine and healing, and demonstrates how much of the contemporary thinking surrounding medicine has been reduced to mere biology. In contrast, the Christian should think of health in terms of wholeness - both wholeness of the created reality, and wholeness in the sense of health.

    Providence, History, and Being

    Providence, History, and Being

    In this episode Joe Boot discusses the thought of Thomas Aquinas as it relates to the Christian understanding of history. To speak of history is inescapably to speak about God's relation to and activity within His creation.

    Thomism and Natural Law

    Thomism and Natural Law

    This week in the thought of Thomas Aquinas, we examine the idea of natural law, and conclude that, as articulated by Aquinas, it is an idea that gives unwarranted scope to human reason, and effectively makes God equal with His law. In contrast, Scripture teaches that God is the source of all definition, and that human law must be positivized in an historical context.

    Aquinas and the State

    Aquinas and the State

    We could have also titled this episode How the Reformation delivered us from ecclesiocracy. Here we discuss Aquinas' political philosophy, the problem with his adoption of Aristotle's teaching that man is a political animal, and the need for an utterly transcendent authority.

    Aquinas and the Nature/Grace Divide

    Aquinas and the Nature/Grace Divide

    There is a common assumption in Christianity that at the fall, man lost a supernatural gift of grace, but retained his natural faculties intact and unscathed - including the faculty of reason. In this episode, Joe Boot explains that the biblical distinction is not nature and grace, but wrath and grace: those who belong to Christ and those who war against Him.

Customer Reviews

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159 Ratings

159 Ratings

@pple_UserNW ,

Biblical and Informative

I look forward to listening to this podcast every week. The recent series on Thomism has been quite good. Thank you to Joe Boot and the Ezra Institute for championing the reformational tradition and the thought of scholars like Kuyper, Dooyeweerd, and Runner in the 21st century. Pro Rege!

H Mathews ,

Superb podcast

I found this podcast after hearing Joe Boot talk on another podcast. I have learned so much in the little over a year ( summer ‘21-‘22) since I started listening. Look forward to “World view Wednesday” every week!

Thank you Ezra Institute

KW.John16:33 ,

Excellent

If you want to listen to intelligent/intellectual Bible believing Christian content this podcast is a must. I listen regularly and enjoy it thoroughly.

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