Episode 512: Christian Self-Defense & Church-Based Deconstruction with Mike Erre & Lina AbuJamra


Christians who oppose more restrictive gun control policies say we have a God-given constitutional right to self-defense. But is there any evidence to back this claim? With Christian and Kaitlyn both in Europe, Phil and Skye invite Mike Erre from the Voxology podcast to fill the empty co-host chair. Mike looks at the biblical texts cited by gun advocates and says that even if self-defense can be justified, for the Christian it is not a “right.”


Then, Skye talks to Lina AbuJamra about her book, “Fractured Faith: Finding Your Way Back to Faith in an Age of Deconstruction.” Like so many, AbuJamra entered a season of significant doubt not because of anti-Christian messages from the culture, but after experiencing a toxic leadership culture at her church. She shares what restored her faith, the danger of false expectations, and why honesty about our disillusionment is the first step. Also this week—California declares that bees are fish, and scientists accidentally create murder hamsters. What could possibly go wrong?


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News Segment:

0:00 - Intro

4:18 - Bees are fish

https://gizmodo.com/bees-fish-california-conservation-endangered-specie-1849009597

9:11 - Murder hamsters

https://boingboing.net/2022/05/29/scientists-accidentally-made-a-vicious-mutant-attack-hamster.html

14:55 - Re: French Friday episode on gun control

French Friday: Debating Gun Control - https://www.holypost.com/post/french-friday-debating-gun-control

19:39 - Constitutional right to self-defense?

The Federalist Papers: No 46 - https://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/fed46.asp

27:05 - Biblical right to self-defense?

46:53 - Thoughts and prayers

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51:28 - Faithful Counseling

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Interview with Lina AbuJamra:

“Fractured Faith: Finding Your Way Back to God in an Age of Deconstruction” - https://amzn.to/3xqCiEa

Living with Power - https://www.livingwithpower.org


52:38 - Lina AbuJamra intro

54:44 - Journey that led to deconstruction

1:02:20 - False expectations

1:08:10 - American evangelical leadership crisis

1:15:23 - Honesty in disillusionment

1:24:56 - Credits

Other resources mentioned:

Voxology podcast - https://voxologypodcast.com


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