The Fourth Way

This interview is with Jason Porterfield, author of the new book, "Fight Like Jesus." We cover a bunch of topics which you can find timestamped below.

0:00 - Episode Introduction
3:10 - Jason's Introduction
11:50 - Jesus paying taxes to Caesar
20:20 - How does submission and Romans 13 play out in a modern day context
26:15 - If we can't bear the sword, can we be involved in government? Isn't abstaining from government retreatism?
31:00 - How do we think about nonviolence when real life happens, like the war in Ukraine?
42:15 - How does violence tend to do injustice primarily to the poor? How does nonviolence look like justice?
52:10 - Is nonviolence idealistic? How ought Christians to pursue the ideal through community, or an alternative politic, the church?
1:02:55 - What does it mean to be nonviolent and submissive in the face of oppressors?
1:11:05 - The Passover as liberation vs. as atonement

Show Notes

  • A huge thanks to Seth White for the awesome music!
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  • My Reading List Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/21940220.J_G_Elliot
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  • Jason's book, "Fight Like Jesus": https://www.amazon.com/Fight-Like-Jesus-Waged-Throughout/dp/1513809342/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1A089L6PJ2UDH&keywords=fight+like+jesus&qid=1647963938&sprefix=fight+like+jesu%2Caps%2C219&sr=8-1


    0:00 - Episode Introduction
    3:10 - Jason's Introduction
    11:50 - Jesus paying taxes to Caesar
    20:20 - How does submission and Romans 13 play out in a modern day context
    26:15 - If we can't bear the sword, can we be involved in government? Isn't abstaining from government retreatism?
    31:00 - How do we think about nonviolence when real life happens, like the war in Ukraine?
    42:15 - How does violence tend to do injustice primarily to the poor? How does nonviolence look like justice?
    52:10 - Is nonviolence idealistic? How ought Christians to pursue the ideal through community, or an alternative politic, the church?
    1:02:55 - What does it mean to be nonviolent and submissive in the face of oppressors?
    1:11:05 - The Passover as liberation vs. as atonement

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What is The Fourth Way?

A podcast focusing on issues related to nonviolence, and a member of the Kingdom Outpost.