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April 14, 2021

Episode 56: What is Christian Nationalism?

What is Christian Nationalism? Is it synonymous with Patriotism, or something more nefarious? Let Sean and Russell walk you through this hazy concept and its implications for the church.

April 7, 2021

Episode 55: Our Critique of Critical Race Theory (Part 2)

In this week's episode, Russell and Sean offer their final critique of Critical Race Theory. What would you like to see them cover next? Leave your comments and suggestions below.

February 17, 2021

Episode 54: Our Critique of Critical Race Theory (Part 1)

In this episode, we try to get at the heart of Critical Race Theory. Is all racial disparity the result of racial discrimination, or is there a better explanation? Here's the first half of our two hour long episode where we try to answer that question.

January 27, 2021

Episode 53: History of Critical Race Theory

In order to rightly understand an idea, one must know the history of its conception and subsequent development. In this week’s episode of Defend and Confirm, Russell takes the reins and walks us through the history of Critical Race Theory. Buckle up, it’s going to be a wild ride!

January 13, 2021

Episode 52: What is Critical Race Theory?

Unless you live under a rock, you've heard of Critical Race Theory.
Yet it can be hard to find clear, thorough explanations of what CRT
actually teaches. In this episode, we try to do just that. We cover
the basic tenets of CRT and discuss how these tenets fit together.

January 5, 2021

Episode 51: Critical Race Theory: Hear Our Hearts

Why are we talking about Critical Race Theory? We begin this mini-series on CRT by checking our own hearts. No one's heart is completely pure, but we hope that after watching this episode, you can trust our motives, even if you disagree with our conclusions.

October 27, 2020

Episode 50: Social Justice Activism: Salvation by Works?

What is the role of social justice activism in Contemporary Critical Theory? How does this emphasis on activism connect postmodernism? In this episode, we make these and other very boring questions seem interesting, while delving further into the religious nature of CCT.

October 21, 2020

Episode 49: Can Christians vote Democrat?

How should we think about professing Christians who vote for a Democrat? What political views, if any, are grounds for excommunication? In this episode, we talk about the moral complexity of voting in a representative form of government, and offer advice on how Christians can pursue unity in the midst of political division.



October 1, 2020

Episode 48: Asking Jonathan Leeman if 9Marks is Marxist

In this episode, we are joined by Jonathan Leeman, editorial director for 9Marks. We pepper him with questions about whether or not Marxists have secretly infiltrated 9Marks, and discuss how Christians who disagree on issues related to Critical Theory can do so in a way that preserves gospel unity in the church.

September 23, 2020

Episode 47: Is Professional Music Ministry Biblical?

Why do we sing as Christians? Does God care if we sing? Better yet, does He care how we sing? In this episode, we critique how some evangelical churches approach their music-making ministry, and offer some practical advice for how those Christians can more faithfully serve the Lord with the instrument he has given every one of us.