Goodbye, Fidel Castro: Why Utopianism Always Fails

[display_podcast]A brutal communist dictator has gone on to meet his reward. And too many seem confused about the legacy of Cuba’s Fidel Castro. On November 25, Fidel Castro died at the age of ninety, far older than many of his opponents lived to be. If you’ve been subjected to the fawning epitaphs of many in the media (or read about one NFL quarterback’s ridiculous defense of Castro) please keep this in mind: While exact numbers are difficult to come by, the number of Cubans murdered by Cas … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 19 (Marxism)

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to summit.org Let’s talk about Marxism.The key work of Marxism is the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels. Its controlling idea boils down to class struggle and Materialism. Now, Materialism is similar to Naturalism, but they put all their weight on “stuff” and “resources”.So, what Marx believed was that the entire history of the world could really be understood through the lens of “those who had resources … [Read more...]

The Big Picture Podcast 43: A Late Boomer Apology

[display_podcast]Welcome to the Big Picture Podcast.  Once again it’s time to hang out with the Late ‘Boomer as he continues to mop up the societal mess left by his generation, the Baby Boomers. Today’s thoughts on the Baby Boomer legacy are in reaction to an article I came across a while back, which was actually one of the things that started the wheels turning in the Late ‘Boomers head and eventually led to this segment. The article was written by my very favorite thinker on society, author … [Read more...]

The Big Picture Podcast 40: The Good Old Days Weren’t Always So Groovy

[display_podcast]This podcast seeks to begin and hopefully sustain a conversation about current trends, ideas and issues in the Church and greater society. A while back, I introduced you all to the Late ‘Boomer, so I think it’s time we checked back with him as he continues his effort to mop up the societal mess that is the Baby Boomer legacy. So let’s hang out.My topic for this week is the decade of the 1960‘s, the decade that really defines the Baby Boomers.I’m sure you’ve heard what … [Read more...]