What can we do to thrive in turmoil? Rod Dreher joins us on the podcast today to talk about his book, “Live Not By Lies”, and the courage it takes to stand firm in a post-Christian culture. Rod points out that being courageous includes telling true and good stories, showing hospitality, and not being afraid to look different from those around us as followers of Jesus. Rod Dreher Show Notes: Win 4 tickets and airfare to Wilberforce Weekend: https://bit.ly/3m1t0XT Wilberforce Weekend: https://wilberforceweekend.org/ “Live Not by Lies” by Rod Dreher: https://www.eighthdaybooks.com/product/sku/187850 “The Benedict Option” by Rod Dreher: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-benedict-option-rod-dreher/1124485979?ean=9780735213302 “The Little Way of Ruthie Leming” by Rod Dreher: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-little-way-of-ruthie-leming-rod-dreher/1112412048?ean=9781455521906 The American Conservative: https://www.theamericanconservative.com/ Alliance Defending Freedom: https://adflegal.org/ “When Harry Became Sally” by Ryan T. Anderson: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/when-harry-became-sally-ryan-anderson/1125792437?ean=9781641770491 “1984” by George Orwell: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/1984-george-orwell/1100009100?ean=9780451524935 “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/brave-new-world-aldous-huxley/1100158848?ean=9780060850524 Books by J.R.R. Tolkien: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/tolkein “The Screwtape Letters” by C.S. Lewis: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-screwtape-letters-c-s-lewis/1116762579?ean=9780060652937 "The Power of the Powerless" essay by Vaclav Havel: https://hac.bard.edu/amor-mundi/the-power-of-the-powerless-vaclav-havel-2011-12-23 Eighth Day Books: https://www.eighthdaybooks.com/ Books by Flannery O’Connor: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/flannery%20o'connor/_/N-0 Books by Sigrid Undset: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/sigrid%20undset/_/N-0 Erin and her husband, Brett, run Maven which “exists to help the next generation know truth, pursue goodness, and create beauty, all for the cause of Christ.” Check out more about Maven here: https://maventruth.com/ The Strong Women Podcast is a product of the Colson Center which equips Christians to live out their faith with clarity, confidence, and courage in this cultural moment. Through commentaries, podcasts, videos, and more, we help Christians better understand what’s happening in the world, and champion what is true and good wherever God has called them. Learn more about the Colson Center here: https://www.colsoncenter.org/ Visit our website and sign up for our email list so that you can stay up to date on what we are doing here and also receive our monthly book list: https://www.colsoncenter.org/strong-women
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Rod Dreher describes himself as a Conservative, Orthodox Christian, Southerner, Europhile, and Eclecticist. He is a senior editor and blogger at The American Conservative and author of several books, including How Dante Can Save Your Life, The Benedict Option, and Live Not by Lies. He has written about religion, politics, film, and culture in National Review and National Review Online, The Weekly Standard, The Wall Street Journal, Touchstone, Men's Health, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications.He was a film reviewer for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and chief film critic for the New York Post.Rod is my guest on Family Matters today. Let's wake up and carpe diem my friends. For His glory. Hope you can join us.Support the show (https://www.akfamily.org/donate/)
Big Tech banning conservative voices. Ordinary Americans are afraid of sharing their point-of-view because they are afraid of losing their job or tenure. Totalitarianism is casting a dark shadow over the west and we have a moment to recognize it and prepare for it. Solzhenitsyn said “We are not called upon to step out onto the square and shout out the truth, to say out loud what we think—this is scary, we are not ready, he writes, “But let us at least refuse to say what we do not think.” ***Find links and more at HeidiStJohn.com*** This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support
Marxism and Totalitarianism: Can It Happen Here? — with Rod Dreher
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Have you seen it? The parallels between the slow but steady takeover of Communism in the former Soviet Union and what is happening right now in the United States under the guise of “social justice” is stunning. ***Find links and more in the show notes at HeidiStJohn.com*** This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/11/21), we pick up where we ended on our previous broadcast and present more of an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank is talking with Rod Dreher, author of Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents. Hank and Rod discuss the difference between authoritarianism and totalitarianism, distinguishing classical liberals from socialists and communists, snowflakes and the power of victimization, the myth of progress, giving up our liberties for the pink police state—Brave New World, and the Christian’s hope in Christ.
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/08/21), we pick up where we ended on our previous broadcast and present more of an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank is talking with Rod Dreher, author of Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents. Hank and Rod discuss what should we learn from the state response to the COVID-19 pandemic, lessons learned from the Bolsheviks, similarities between a declining USA and Russia before the revolution and key pre-totalitarian characteristics, the use of science to advance ideological and political beliefs, problems with The 1619 Project by The New York Times, and the repurposing of Soviet propaganda for the cover art of Live Not By Lies.
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/07/21), we pick up where we ended on our previous broadcast and present more of an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank is talking with Rod Dreher, author of Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents. Hank and Rod discuss how the church is contributing to the decline of Western Civilization, the totalitarian traits of the transgender agenda and the politicization of every aspect of life, the problems with Black Lives Matter as a movement, issues of ideological indoctrination today, and the most important lesson that Rod learned while writing Live Not By Lies.
For years, émigrés from the former Soviet bloc have been telling New York Times best-selling author, Rod Dreher they see telltale signs of "soft" totalitarianism cropping up in America. In his new book, Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents, Dreher amplifies the alarm sounded by these brave men. “America is sleepwalking into soft totalitarianism. If we ignore the prophetic voices of those who survived Communism, we deserve what we get,” says Dreher. We are walking into a trap, and the solution is much more than politics. Mr. Dreher joins Frank to expose this encroaching problem and offer some solutions. All Christians need to listen to this! If you begin to live by lies now, you will not resist when you’re pressured to deny Christ. If you want to send us a question for the show, please email us at Hello@CrossExamined.org.Subscribe on iTunes: http://bit.ly/CrossExamined_Podcast Rate and review! Thanks!!!Subscribe on Google Play: http://bit.ly/CE_Podcast_GoogleSubscribe on Spotify: http://bit.ly/CrossExaminedOfficial_PodcastSubscribe on Stitcher: http://bit.ly/CE_Podcast_Stitcher
America’s new totalitarianism and Christian faithfulness – Rod Dreher, Pt. 1
Rod Dreher sits down with Gabe Lyons for an honest and sobering conversation about his new book, "Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents." Rod shares what inspired this book, why he believes America is moving toward “soft” totalitarianism, and how we can prepare to live faithfully.
Episode 171| America’s New Totalitarianism & Christian Faithfulness: Rod Dreher
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In this episode, Rod Dreher sits down with Gabe Lyons for an honest and sobering conversation about his new book, Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents. In this book, Rod draws upon the wisdom of Christian survivors of Soviet persecution to warn American Christians of approaching dangers. Rod shares what inspired this book, why he believes America is moving toward “soft” totalitarianism, and how we can prepare to live faithfully as Christians in a challenging season ahead.