New Persuasive Words started as two guys talking about life with what we thought (hoped?) was wit and insight, on our good days anyway. Then...a podcast.
Shall The Fundamentalists Win?
In this episode we reflect on the hundredth anniversary of the sermon that was at the heart of the fundamentalist/modernist controversy. It was preached by Harry Emerson Fosdick in 1922 at the Riverside Church in New York City. It's still discussed because it's still relevant. We'll be revisiting this them throughout 2022 so stay tuned!
The article we reference in the show can be found here: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/anxiousbench/2022/01/did-the-fundamentalists-win-a-centennial-retrospective/.
Our Holiday 2021 Wrap Up
In this episode we give our reflections on 2021 as we head into the New Year.
Our Rittenhouse Report
In this episode we share our thoughts on the Rittenhouse verdict. It will be an ongoing conversation in public and private life in North America for sure. This is our initial contribution. We offer it with a lot of mixed emotions. We hope it serves the public good.
1776: Should We Have Fought The Revolutionary War?
In this episode we pose a historical what if: What if the American colonists didn't fight the Revolutionary War in 1776?
In this episode we ponder the relationship between classical liberalism and the contemporary left. Is the left illiberal? When does one get cancelled? And we even tell you how you can get us to do a live show in your neighborhood. Happy listening!
Should We Fear God?
In this episode, after some recap of the news of the week, we ask a question: should we fear God?
Not Christ centered
I like Scott , don’t like Bill , don’t like that they never talk about salvation . The show leans a little to the left and a lot towards the educator elite class . I recommend but still only give one star because of Bill .
Intelligent and timely conversation about today's issues
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Christian, in a good way. The best conversation between 2 friends that just happen to be quite knowledgeable. I always look forward to it.