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Cultivating the Peaceable Kingdom

Paul Axton and Hayden Hagerman discuss how postliberalism goes beyond the liberal/fundamentalist controversy as well as beyond postmodernism and such thinkers as Quine and Davidson.

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Paul Axton preaches: Male/female relations are a correlate of the Trinitarian relationship between the Father and the Son. Our success in gendered relationship is interwoven with our understanding of who God is.

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In this lecture, Paul Axton poses the possibility that nothingness, absence, negation, - is itself demonic. The recognition that the idol is nothing is not to disarm the demonic but to recognize the strength the idol exercises.

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Paul Axton preaches: I Corinthians 10 contrasts demons and glory - and equates simply suspending the law, naming the idol as nothing, as inadequate and destructive. It is the sort of destructiveness unleashed by Marxism and deconstruction which as a half-truth is more destructive than outright paganism.

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Hayden Hagerman and Paul Axton discuss the key figures in postliberalism and the development of this alternative to modernist liberal and conservative theology.

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Jason Rodenbeck and Paul Axton conclude their discussion of the 2018 film Vice and share their reflections on a the peaceable Kingdom's response to the pursuit of political power and our contemporary political situation.

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Paul Axton preaches: The organizing principle of this world is idolatrous in that it would sacrifice people for principle, the few (the poor and weak) for the many (the strong). Paul pictures this as collusion with demons and call for anarchism - love against the organizing power of this world.

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Jason Rodenbeck and Paul Axton discuss the 2018 film Vice and share their reflections on a the peaceable Kingdom's response to the pursuit of political power and our contemporary political situation.

Part 1 of 2.

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Hayden Hagerman and Paul Axton continue to lay out the significance of Wittgenstein and show how this correlates with part of an Augustinian understanding which correlates with Karl Barth and serves as the basis for Post-Liberalism.

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Paul Axton preaches on I Corinthians 9, where the apostle Paul's ideal of authority and leadership is contrasted with that of the Corinthians and contemporary notions of leadership.

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