Knight and Rose Show – Episode 20: A Christian View of Crime and Self-Defense

Welcome to episode 20 of the Knight and Rose podcast! In this episode, Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss the recent explosion of crime in America, the effectiveness of the police, and self-defense. 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 Podcasts or Spotify.

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 20:

Episode  Summary:

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss crime and self-defense. We’re going to start by talking about why crime has become a more pressing problem lately. Then we’ll talk about what role the police play in stopping crime. Then we’ll talk about what the Bible says about self-defense. Finally, we’ll talk about the real root cause of crime, and what Christians should do to address it.

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 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.


Democrats’ push to defund police caused crime to spike (Washington Examiner)

The Rise of ‘Blow Off Steam’ Policing (American Greatness)

Property damage from civil disorder during George Floyd protests could total more than $2 billion (The Week)

Will 2021’s spike in violent crime continue into 2022? (Christian Post)

Wisconsin Dem Senate candidate wants to eliminate cash bail despite Waukesha massacre (Fox News)

Officers Had No Duty to Protect Students in Parkland Massacre, Judge Rules (New York Times)

Sheriff says he got 23 calls about shooter’s family, but records show more (CNN)

Report: Wife’s weeping over anti-union law drove Democratic DA to target Republican governor’s staff and conservative activists with five-year investigation (UK Daily Mail)

Politics – According to the Bible: A Comprehensive Resource for Understanding Modern Political Issues in Light of Scripture by Wayne Grudem

Hero who stopped Texas church shooter credits God for bravery: I’m ‘not going to allow evil to succeed’ (Christian Post)

What Do CDC’s Surveys Say About the Prevalence of Defensive Gun Use? (American Journal of Criminal Justice)

Point Blank: Guns and Violence in America by Gary Kleck

More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws, Third Edition (Studies in Law and Economics) by John R. Lott

Guns and Violence: The English Experience by Joyce Lee Malcolm

Bucking other Texas Democrats, Cuellar and Gonzalez vote against U.S. House bill that would ban semi-automatic weapons (Texas Tribune)

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Strength Of The Titans by Kevin MacLeod

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