Should employers require employees to sign non-compete agreements? Kevin says there are some circumstances where it would make sense. We should think through why or why not.
"Systems were made for man, and not man for systems" In this bonus clip Stephen Russell gives some commentary on the efforts of the Social Credit Party in Canada to pursue distributivist goals. This clip also includes discussion of basic philosophical approach of distributivists and adds interesting perspective to Stephen's episode "How Should We Then Money?"
A listener asks, "What really is God's name?" Does it matter if we refer to God as Yahweh or Jehovah? Do we need to use the divine name or can we just use titles like God or Lord? Marlin fills in a little biblical backstory and argues that using God's name is helpful, but not strictly necessary.
“I don’t have any experience living in a kingdom.” Kai Steinman explains why he connects more personally with the imagery of Christ as head rather than Christ as King. (Though he very much agrees that we should talk about the Kingdom.)
Anabaptists like to say that they as Christians should avoid politics, or that Christianity is not political. So a lot of people might wonder what the point could be to studying political philosophy. This is mainly a discussion of Rebekah and Marlin's respective experiences studying political philosophy.
What is the best bible translation? We refuse to identify one as the best but list several good ones. It's good to use different translations for different purposes. Join Marlin and Jaran as they share some practical advice for deciding how to choose good Bible translations.
Are schools a part of the Illuminati plan to make everyone a robot for their evil ideas? Is the education system designed to program our minds to the standards and values of the world? Jaran and Marlin discuss positives and negatives of the education system as well as encourage us to remain aware of secular values and mindsets in the schools we attend.
Do Anabaptists have devotion services on the Sabbath? In this episode of AAPA, Marlin, Reagan, and Jaran weigh in on typical Anabaptist services and the involvement of church members in those services.
"Books are my friends" Once upon a time, someone suggested that Chester purchase an Anabaptist library. The rest is history! Reagan, Marlin, and Chester discuss the value of reading in church history and how to get started. Primary sources are emphasized.
This is the last in a three part series of Partner content expanding on and engaging with comments on Chester Weaver's lecture about Mennonite Nazis. A listener asked what lessons we should learn from the failures in the face of Nazism. How should we approach current evils in our day. Chester urges us to overcome evil with good through creative, proactive work. Marlin warns about the dangers of embracing one side of cultural wars.