The Chalcedon Foundation® is a think tank for the self-governing Christian, devoted to the research, publishing, and promotion of Christian Reconstruction. We believe that the Christian faith is applicable to every area of life and thought and that all things are to be “reconstructed” according to God’s revealed will in Scripture.
This podcast is a collection of articles and essays narrated by volunteers from Reconstructionist Radio on behalf of Chalcedon. The authors include R.J. Rushdoony, Martin Selbrede, Mark Rushdoony, Andrea Schwartz, and more.
16: Meet a Host: Colin Pearson
We thought it might be fun to spend some time getting to know your hosts. So on the first edition of Meet a Host, you get to learn about Colin Pearson.
The WVM team searches for worldview nuggets like an obsessed man digs for ore in a failed copper mine. This time it is in the Masterpiece Theater presentation of “Poldark” on PBS. Surely, one part of being an honorable man is to have the strength of your convictions and to hold fast to your sense of morality in spite of the consequences. But what if your convictions and your morality have two feet planted firmly in thin air, because you’ve adopted a secularist worldview?
Can We Glorify God Even in the Secular Music Scene?
Gordan interviews Christian musician and author, John Steinreich, on the topic of music. Must we be in CCM, or a worship band, if we want to serve God through our music? We consider art as a fulfillment of the command to love our neighbors for the sake of Christ. We urge Christian musicians to extend the dominion of Christ even into the area of the performance of music in the public arenas.
Sexism in Middle Earth? What You Have Wrong About Eowyn
Is Tolkien a Misogynist? Is Rohan a sexist culture? Did Eowyn give up war to be a wife?
Monstrous host and medieval history scholar Suzannah Rowntree addresses (new wave) feminist critiques regarding everyone’s favorite shieldmaiden.
019: Is It True That Life Imitates Art?
Charles Roberts and Andrea Schwartz discuss does art imitate life or does life imitate art in Episode #19 of the Out of the Question Podcast.
The WVM team analyzes an ambitious, independent sci-fi flick that asks a lot of really important questions, but then lacks the presuppositional foundations to answer any of them. What does it mean to be a person? Is “self awareness” merely a more advanced sort of programming than we’ve yet been able to accomplish? Or might there be something more to “intelligence” than merely bits of material interacting in accordance with their parameters?
Agents of the Silver Screen: Wonder Woman
“Danse Macabre” and Christian Horror Fiction
“We enter the dark and slimy world of Stephen King’s chosen genre by discussing his book on the topic, Danse Macabre. Why is Horror fiction even a thing to begin with? What makes it work? What keeps audiences coming back for more, and for gore?
Our “hot take” on the topic is this: Horror fiction is a genre that can and should be used to the glory of Jesus Christ and the advancement of His Kingdom. We know that’s the opposite of what Evangelicals have always said. That’s why we get paid the big bucks.”
Michael Minkoff: The Reformed Church vs. The Reforming Church
Bill and Ruger enjoy a casual, free-flowing conversation with Michael Minkoff, President of the Nehemiah Foundation for Cultural Renewal, and editor for American Vision and attorney friend Matthew Bryan. This interview was loaded with pertinent discussion on a wide-range of issues, such as achieving a proper working balance between unity and propositional truth within the reformed community, or exposition vs. incarnation. (This was recorded in front of a live audience during a picnic.)