In this podcast we return to the theme of safety: does God always protect us? What’s the difference between trusting and testing? I also share a couple of reflections about nihilism in our culture and the new feudalism. We finish with a thought on Psalm 1. Links Secrets of the Pandemic Joel Kotkin interview about […]
In this podcast we look at how safetyism is actually not safe, before looking at a Biblical view of safety and how that helps us to live with more freedom. We also have a Biblical reflection on Doug Wilson’s recent article “Escaping the Cult of Nice”. Links Inside the Austrian lockdown on Unherd Escaping the […]
One of the strange things about the last 18 months is how safety has become the clinching argument for just about any course of action relating to covid. It’s all in the name of safety… but is there something deeper going on?
Over the last 15 months, we haven’t talked enough about government by consent. In a democracy, the government derives its legitimacy from the will of the people. But has that really happened during the pandemic? In this video I compare seat belts with masks to show how government by consent has changed. As I mentioned […]
Why did lockdown happen? Frank Furedi argues in an article on Spiked that we were already primed for lockdown because of our culture of fear and safetyism. But how do we combat fear? My article on Understand the Bible about the fear of the Lord is here.
Over the last few months, I’ve seen a lot of talk about safety. It’s important to keep everybody safe. We especially need to keep those in vulnerable groups safe. But not many people have been thinking about what safety actually is, or putting it in context. I thought it might be helpful to think a […]