Knight and Rose Show – Episode 8: Does Jesus Care About Politics?

Welcome to episode 8 of the Knight and Rose podcast! In this episode, we talk about a variety of topics related to policy with the goal of helping Christians to understand why they should care about politics . If you like this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, and subscribe to our Youtube channel. We would appreciate it if you left us a 5-star review on Apple iTunes / Apple Podcasts.

Podcast description:

Christian apologists Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss apologetics, policy, culture, relationships, and more. Each episode equips you with evidence you can use to boldly engage anyone, anywhere. We train our listeners to become Christian secret agents. Action and adventure guaranteed. 30-45 minutes per episode. New episode every week.

Episode 8:

Episode 8 Summary:

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss how policies affect how Christians live. We compared free market economies and government monopoly economies. We discussed policies that affect fatherlessness. We discussed how health care, education and energy policy affect Christians. We compared government-run welfare spending vs private voluntary charity. We discussed how to evaluate political candidates. We discussed legislation pushed by the Biden administration that affects Christians and Christian priorities.

Speaker biographies

Wintery Knight is a black legal immigrant. He is a senior software engineer by day, and an amateur Christian apologist by night. He has been blogging at winteryknight.com since January of 2009, covering news, policy and Christian worldview issues.

Desert Rose did her undergraduate degree in public policy, and then worked for a conservative Washington lobbyist organization. She also has a graduate degree from a prestigious evangelical seminary. She is active in Christian apologetics as a speaker, author, and teacher.

References

How Well Are Democrat Economic Policies Working in Venezuela and Argentina? by Wintery Knight

How Well Is Alexandria Ocasio-cortez’s Socialism Working Out in Socialist Venezuela? by Wintery Knight

Toronto Pastor Sentenced to Life in Prison in Atheist North Korea by Wintery Knight

Christian Woman Murdered by Atheistic Communist for Distributing Bible by Wintery Knight

In Finland, Christians Face Criminal Charges for Quoting the Bible by Wintery Knight

China: Christians Fear Communists Will Use ‘Social Credit System’ Against Them by Breitbart News

China reportedly censoring Ten Commandments, replacing them with Xi quotes inside churches by Fox News

Video: Trudeau’s mounted police charges protesters, tramples elderly, disabled woman by Wintery Knight

Dictator joins hacker, Big Banks, Big News Media and Big Tech to destroy liberty by Wintery Knight

LGBT Fascism: Father Imprisoned for Calling His Biological Child “daughter” by Wintery Knight

LGBT Activists Persecuting Christian Business Owners for Their Faith in Colorado by Wintery Knight

Biden’s Infrastructure Bill Would End Religious Liberty as a Human Right in America by Wintery Knight

Christian Baker Back in Court for Refusing to Bake a Satanic Cake for an LGBT Activist by Wintery Knight

Free health care? How much does Canada’s universal system cost? by Wintery Knight

UK’s government-run NHS healthcare system wants to kill a child against parents’ wishes by Wintery Knight

Patient-killing replacing palliative care in Canada’s single payer health care system by Wintery Knight

UK’s health care system paying millions to hospitals to deny food and fluids to end-of-life patients by Wintery Knight

National School Board Association wanted Biden to deploy military against parents by Wintery Knight

Are Schools Right to “Treat” Depression in Children by Facilitating Gender Transitions? by Wintery Knight

What Would Public School Teachers Do if Your Daughter Was Raped by a Transgender Student? by Wintery Knight

How the Presence and Quality of Fathers Affects Belief in God by Wintery Knight

Parents or Prisons by Jennifer Roback Morse (on the link between mothers and developing empathy in children)

Is the Root Cause of Crime Poverty or Fatherlessness? by Wintery Knight (on the policies that cause fatherlessness)

Obama’s Minimum Wage Hike Will Raise Unemployment, Especially for Younger Workers by Wintery Knight

Will Raising the Minimum Wage Cause Job Creators to Lay Off Employees? by Wintery Knight

Thomas Sowell, America’s Most Influential Public Intellectual, Announces Retirement by Wintery Knight (has recommended reading list)

Why Do Intellectuals Oppose Capitalism? by Robert Nozick (explains why so many people from non-STEM backgrounds favor socialism over the free enterprise system)

What are the positions of Joe Biden and Donald Trump on abortion? by Wintery Knight

Biden continues raising gas prices by canceling more oil and gas leases by Wintery Knight

Why did evangelicals for Biden oppose pro-Christian policies and Christian moral values? by Wintery Knight

House Democrats Pass Equality Act Bill to Put Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Above Religious Liberty by Wintery Knight

Republicans Block Equality Act Bill That Makes Christian Moral Values a Crime by Wintery Knight

Democrats schedule Senate vote to abolish all state-level restrictions on abortion by Wintery Knight

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5 thoughts on “Knight and Rose Show – Episode 8: Does Jesus Care About Politics?”

  1. As you know, I’m still not an American citizen but I am a Christian:

    Yes, absolutely: Christians should care about politics and policies.

    Sometimes I think there are Christians who like to be hipster trendy so they advocate the cause(s) du jour like Social Justice Warriors and they’re against Racism and Poverty and injustice and inequality and so on. But it’s largely all talk. If they were really against racism, oppressing the poor, murder, etc., they also be against abortion and they’d advocate and support alternatives. (I noticed that twitter was flooded when some pro-abortion advocate asked what pro-Life people had done for children. And yes, all kinds of pro-life people got to air all the things they had done in secret.)

    You might want to backtrack a bit more and ask the question: what is the role of government? (There’s some disagreement on that.)

    I think we’ve largely gotten away from “Christians are legislating morality.” The fact is everyone is advocating for some kind of morality. Even not littering is a certain morality. Not starting forest fires as well, as Smokey Bear encourages you not to do that too. If you codify laws against drunk driving or against hate speech or against road rage or against texting and driving, you’re legislating morality. Thus it is more about what kind of morality that you legislate.

    We as Christians do believe God’s laws are given to us in our best interests. The Bible is the user’s manual.

    I know there are some non-Christians (for instance in part of the world and also in that country north of us) where they are afraid of theonomy, but this is misleading and a straw man. We’re legislating for the common good. We’re not legislating as if this country is run directly by God and we’re certainly not prosecuting disbelief.

    I think one reasonable point of view of the role of government and the law is thus: restraining evil (not only to promote commerce and the well-being of citizens). You mentioned a number of policies that don’t work — they’re not designed for either the betterment of society / promotion of commerce nor to restrain evil. Moreover, these policies appear to have a negative effect on society.

    Furthermore, as you alluded to at the end of the episode, there is a pedagogical role of laws: laws can delineate (and thus teach) what is right and what is wrong. You cited Roe v. Wade (1973) and also Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), but more positive examples would be the 13th Amendment (ending slavery and ownership of slaves) or Britain’s 1807 Slave Trade Act plus 1833 Slavery Abolition Act. To be sure, these didn’t end racism, but they were net positive.

    I have one more thing to add (as I do a lot of extracurricular reading). For a long time, the mainstream media has been aided and abeted one particular party. They have downplayed moral failings of certain individuals — as almost as there was a double-standard. If a candidate has a certain … early letter of the alphabet beside their name, espouses certain causes, then their moral failings are to be overlooked/ignored and covered up. Did we ever ask ourselves if we were electing a sociopath in 1960? Well, the guy who won is a textbook sociopath, but the media covered up everything he did. Did we talk about his multiple affairs? Yeah, all covered up too.

    Of course one person is going to look really good and one person is going to look relatively bad if the media is throwing their weight behind one party… and we should be gentle as doves and wise/cunning as serpents in knowing this.

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  2. Im surprised at how much certain people, e.g. – older people – rely on the mainstream news media. They’re not unbiased, but people in my parents generation seem to find CNN etc irrestible. They can’t conceive that the news channels are biased.

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  3. Hi WK,
    Off topic from episode 8, but an apologetics question. I was honored to have a Chinese Dr. (Math) barrage me with Bible and faith questions at a neighborhood party tonight. I was hoping to use evidence, but I was poorly prepared. I couldn’t explain the red shift, just that whatever it is, it shows the universe is expanding.
    But he really got me on inerrancy on Noah. He said two of every animal couldn’t possibly fit and that the amount of water to flood the earth doesn’t exist in that quantity and the hydrogeologic cycle would prevent it. I didn’t have an answer other than saying the amount of water could be a miracle, but that I believe

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  4. I hit post by accident.

    I said I believe in a bigger miracle than water, I believe a dead man rose from the grave and is alive today! And that man knew the story of Noah.
    But that’s not a scientific evidence-based answer for his assertion of two specific errors. I have read apologetics for Noah, but they weren’t impressive. Do you have anything, especially for the question about the amount of water being impossible? I have read maybe they only meant a local flood in the Mideast, but that seems unsatisfactory.

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