Postmodernism and Critical Race Theory With Michael Rectenwald

Racism is everywhere!

At least that’s the narrative the "woke" social justice movement drives.

Political movements spring from ideas and the left-wing social justice movement is rooted in postmodernism and critical race theory. But what are these ideologies? Where do they come from? And how do these ideas play out in society?

In this episode of the GodArchy podcast, I talk with former NYU professor Michael Rectenwald about postmodernism, critical race theory and the movement driven by these ideas.

Postmodernism and Critical Race Theory With Michael Rectenwald

2021-06-17 Michael Maharrey

Hopping on My Soapbox

in this episode, I hop on my soapbox and pontificate about several issues including a misguided reason for supporting wars, the dark side of social media and the limitation of libertarian philosophy when it comes to promoting human flourishing.

Hopping on My Soapbox

2021-06-04 Michael Maharrey

Should Christians Do Politics? With Mark West

Should Christians get involved in politics?

Author and former pastor Mark West doesn’t think so. He recently wrote, “I would recommend that Christians avoid political means altogether. … I see political power and political force as forms of violence.”

In this episode of the GodArchy podcast, Mark and I talk it out. We also get into his new project Xvangelical.

Should Christians Do Politics? With Mark West

2021-05-21 Michael Maharrey

Make Politics Matter Less With Jeff Deist

You know things are out of wack when soft drinks become politicized!

And that’s where we are today.

We’ve politicized virtually everything. But at the core, politics is violence, force and coercion. Surely, that’s not the best way we can come up with to interact with each other.

In this episode, Mises Institute president Jeff Deist and I talk about making politics matter less. We focus on other important institutions and other ways of interacting with each other.

Make Politics Matter Less With Jeff Deist

2021-05-07 Michael Maharrey

She Blinded Me With Science With Norman Horn

Trust the science!

We've heard that mantra evoked a lot over the last year or so, but what does it really mean? What can science really tell us? And what are its limitations? In this episode of the GodArchy podcast, I talk about "the science" with Libertarian Christian Institute president Dr. Norman Horn -- who happens to have more than a little science background.

She Blinded Me With Science With Norman Horn

2021-04-23 Michael Maharrey

Socialist Myths With Walter Block

Profit is theft?

I get comments like this from time to time on the GodArchy Facebook page. There seem to be a lot of Christians enamored with socialism. I think they have good intentions, but good intentions can’t trump economic reality. In this episode of the GodArchy podcast, economist Dr. Walter Block joins me to talk about some of the economic myths embedded in socialism. I also ask Walter to try to make my audience uncomfortable.

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Socialist Myths With Walter Block

2021-04-09 Michael Maharrey

Liberty in Pink with Caryn Ann Harlos

In this episode of the GodArchy podcast, I talk with Caryn Ann Harlos. She serves as the Libertarian Party LNC National Secretary. We talk about her spiritual and political journeys, along with her Christian faith and how it dovetails with libertarian philosophy. We also touch on Caryn Ann's work with the Libertarian Party.

Liberty in Pink with Caryn Ann Harlos

2021-03-26 Michael Maharrey

Enough Already! Time to End the Wars With Scott Horton

After two decades, isn't it time to be done with the feckless and counterproductive "war on terror?"

In this episode, I talk with Scott Horton about his new book making the case that the whole terror war has been an unmitigated disaster and it needs to end now. We also talk a little about Biden's quick trigger in bombing Syria.

Enough Already! Time to End the Wars With Scott Horton

2021-03-12 Michael Maharrey

Christian War-Mongering

We pray for peace and we revel in war.

Sadly, this is the state of the modern church. In this episode, I lay out the case that the state is a death cult and war is its highest sacrament. I talk about the satanic roots of human government, how it drives us to war and how it then feeds on the power of death and destruction it brings. This raises a serious question believers need to wrestle with -why are you worshiping at the altar of a satanic death-cult?

Christian War-Mongering

2021-02-26 Michael Maharrey

Laws of War

How should God's people wage war? I would argue they shouldn't. But in under the Old Covenant, they surely did. It should come as no surprise that God gave the Hebrews laws of war. In this episode, I talk with Adam Terrell about those laws and how they might apply today.

Laws of War

2021-02-12 Michael Maharrey

I Pledge Allegiance

Where is your allegiance?

In this episode of the GodArchy Podcast, I talk about the Pledge of Allegiance focusing specifically on the phrase "under God" and the notion of a Christian nation. I contend the United States never was and never will be a Christian nation because "Christian nation" isn't a thing.

I Pledge Allegiance

2021-01-30 Michael Maharrey

Don't Censor Me!

Should "dangerous" or "hateful" speech be shut down?

Censorship is all the rage right now. A lot of people reason that as long as the government isn't shutting people down, private censorship is OK, perhaps even beneficial to society. In this episode of the GodArchy podcast, I argue that censorship - even by private entities - is never virtuous and is antithetical to a free society, invoking arguments from philosophers John Stuart Mill and David Hume.

I also open the show with a short discussion on human nature and our obsession with control.

Don't Censor Me!

2021-01-15 Michael Maharrey

Bring Our Troops Home: GodArchy Podcast

How do we end America's endless wars?

In this episode, I talk with Dan McKnight, founder of Bring Our Troops Home. We talk about his experience in the military, why he started an organization dedicated to ending foreign wars of aggression, and practical strategy within the constitutional system to make that happen.

Bring Our Troops Home: GodArchy Podcast

2020-12-11 Michael Maharrey

Thanksgiving's Economic Lesson

Did you know Thanksgiving can teach us a valuable economics lesson?

When the Pilgrims first established their colony in Massachusetts, they adopted a communal system based on the socialist notion "from each according to their ability to each according to their need." Like pretty much all socialist experiments, it ended in misery and death. In this episode of the GodArchy podcast, I tell the story of the Pilgrims' early socialist experiment.

Thanksgiving's Economic Lesson

2020-11-27 Michael Maharrey

You've Got Questions? We've Got Answers!

When it comes to Christianity and libertarianism, I bet you've got questions. Well, we've got answers.

In this episode of the GodArchy podcast, I chat with two of the four authors of a new book published by the Libertarian Christian Institute titled Faith Seeking Freedom: Libertarian Christian Answers to Tough Questions. Kerry Baldwin, Doug Stuart and I discuss why they decided to write such a book, the challenges they faced, and we even dig into a few of those tough questions. Along the way, we take a couple of bunny-trails that lead to some interesting discussion.

You've Got Questions? We've Got Answers!

2020-11-13 Michael Maharrey

A Fireside Chat With a Rock Star

In this episode, I chat with Jason Reichert, guitarist and producer for Arrested Development. Of course, we talk music. But that's not all. We also discuss how he came to embrace a libertarian worldview, balancing family and life on the road, faith and more.

A Fireside Chat With a Rock Star

2020-10-30 Michael Maharrey

Libertarian AND Christian With Norman Horn

Libertarian AND Christian? How does that work?

In this episode, I talk with Norman Horn, the founder of the Libertarian Christian Institute. We discuss how libertarian philosophy meshes with Christian theology. We also talk about Norman's spiritual/political journey and the work of LCI.

Libertarian AND Christian With Norman Horn

2020-10-16 Michael Maharrey

The Holy High Sacrament of Voting

Have you registered to vote?

As election day approaches, we're being inundated with demands to get registered and go vote delivered with religious fervor. In fact, I argue that voting is one of the high holy sacraments of the religion of statism.

So should we vote? And if we do, does it even matter? In this episode of the GodArchy, I talk about the various arguments for and against voting and tell you where I come down.

The Holy High Sacrament of Voting

2020-10-01 Michael Maharrey

Self-Rule and the Wisdom of Solomon

Self-rule is one of the cornerstones of libertarian thought. We own ourselves. We generally think of it as a negative obligation - kind of like a no trespassing sign - keep off me. But self-rule also involves a positive obligation - to literally rule ourselves -- to direct our own actions. How do we do that? As Mark Horne explains, the Book of Proverbs gives us a blueprint.

Self-Rule and the Wisdom of Solomon

2020-09-18 Michael Maharrey

Braise in the Usual Way: Food and Freedom

In this episode, I talk with Dann Reid, host of the Culinary Libertarian podcast. We discuss food and cooking and intertwine it with a little bit of liberty.  We discuss Dann's personal journey both as a libertarian and a chef. what we can learn about life from cooking and how the government messes up our food.

Dann says he got his start cooking with a failed attempt at cream puffs. Somehow, he parlayed that disaster into a career as a professional chef. He has worked as both a head chef and baker, and he worked under two master chefs.  He's also penned a cookbook, "Cooking for Comfort: One Pot Meals You Can Make."

Braise in the Usual Way: Food and Freedom

2020-09-04 Michael Maharrey