The Chalcedon Podcast featuring Mark Rushdoony, Martin Selbrede, and Andrea Schwartz. Watch it now!Years ago—before podcasting was—Chalcedon published a regular discussion-based audio series entitled “The Easy Chair.” We’re excited to bring back a new version of that format in the digital age.
Humanism & The Decline
For well over 500 years now, Western civilization has been in a state of civil war, with two aspects thereof in a growing conflict with one another. These two contending forces are humanism and Christianity. Humanism began its rise to power in the medieval era, and its strength was such that it captured the church, much of the academic world, and the state as well.
At the same time, however, the growing bankruptcy and imminent collapse of humanism has been increasingly in evidence. By replacing God with man as the new ultimate and absolute, humanism has introduced moral anarchy into the world. If every man is his own god and law, then no order is rationally possible. Humanism, having deified rationality, must now use the irrational and coercive power of the socialist state to hold society together.
This is the subject of Episode 28 of the Chalcedon Podcast.
The Book of Deuteronomy
Deuteronomy is the “go to” book for theocracy because it’s the most clear about the importance of the law and its application in the promised land where Israel would no longer be guided by the pillars of cloud and fire nor miraculously provided for by manna and water out of a rock.
Wilderness season is ending, so the emphasis of the law will shift to governing a people within their own country instead of as a nomadic people in the wilderness. This is extremely helpful for the church today.
The Book of Numbers
The temptation to skip over books like Numbers is a great one. After all, isn’t it just the numbering of Israel? Is there anything of significance found in its pages? R. J. Rushdoony penned an enlightening commentary on Numbers, and Chalcedon’s leadership sits down to discuss the importance of Rushdoony’s insights.
This is the subject of Episode 26 of the Chalcedon Podcast
The Book of Leviticus
The Book of Leviticus reveals more than a way to holiness. It shows us the path to dominion—even to a realized new Garden of Eden. The laws of God are essential to modern Christian community.
This is the subject of Episode 25 of the Chalcedon Podcast.
The Book of Exodus
The Book of Exodus is more than a telling of Israel’s early history. It’s a motif that appears throughout the Bible and culminates in the great exodus of Christ Himself.
This is the subject of Episode 24 of the Chalcedon Podcast.
The Book of Genesis
R. J. Rushdoony was a true creationist which is why the book of Genesis was central to all that he taught. He would go on to write a commentary on the book of Genesis while bringing out a unique approach to the first book of the Bible.
This is the subject of Episode 23 of the Chalcedon Podcast