The City of God

The City of God

The City of God gives you biblical understanding and fresh perspective on current issues. Co-hosted by CRM President and CEO, Robert Pacienza, and John Rabe, Director of Creative Production, the weekly podcast includes video and supplies you with in-depth discussions about what really matters in America today. Produced by Coral Ridge Media and made in partnership with the Institute for Faith and Culture, The City of God is designed to help believers look at all of life through the lens of God’s infallible Word by connecting the dots between what we profess and what we experience in the world.

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April 8, 2024 27 mins

After the reversal of Roe v. Wade, we have seen a drastic increase in prosecutions of pro-lifers for simply protesting the issue of abortion. Meanwhile, attacks on Churches and Crisis Pregnancy Centers continue to rise, with minimal prosecutions. Recently, a Tennessee jury convicted six pro-lifers for protesting outside of an abortion clinic for violating the FACE Act. On this episode of the City of God, we spoke with Steve Crampto...

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Many in the Church today have given up on the idea of personal evangelism, but Christians engaging in active personal evangelism are needed now more than ever. On this episode of The City of God, we talk about the need for the Church to be engaged in our society as a whole. Alex McFarland is an apologist, evangelist, author, and speaker.

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Pastor Lucas Miles is a speaker, author, and founder of the American Pastor Project. In his latest book, Woke Jesus, he tackles the issue of progressive Christianity infiltrating many Evangelical Churches today. On this episode of the City of God, we discuss the biggest cultural lies we face today, and what we can do about them.

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Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr. serves as president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Mohler is the host of “The Briefing” as well as “Thinking in Public." He also serves as the editor of WORLD Opinions, writing regular commentary on moral, cultural and theological issues. On this episode of The City of God, we talk about progressive Christianity, the state of education in America, and the importance for Christians to rem...

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What is the true story of Americas founding? We’re the founders actually influenced by God, or is that just myth. Tim Barton, the President of Wall Builder discusses the Biblical foundation that helped build our great nation, and the individual stories of our great leaders that show God’s hand on American history. Tim’s latest book “The American Story: Building the Republic” is part of a series of books, co-authored with his father...

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Eric Metaxas is a well-known and highly regarded author, speaker, and radio host. Recently, a film adaptation of his best-selling book, “Letter to the American Church” has been released. The film lays out the parallels between early 1930’s Nazi Germany and other totalitarian regimes with what is happening in America today and how the church has been mostly silent facing this evil.

On this episode of The City of God, we talk about h...

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Doug Wilson is a conservative Reformed and evangelical theologian, pastor at Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, faculty member at New Saint Andrews College, and author and speaker. Wilson is known for his writing on classical Christian education, Reformed theology, as well as general cultural commentary. On today’s episode of The City of God, we talk about Christian nationalism, separation of Church and state, and radical feminism.

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Dr. Joel Satterly is the headmaster of Westminster Academy, a school founded by Dr. D. James Kennedy in 1971. Westminster Academy serves families and students in the Fort Lauderdale area as a Christian school with a focus on academic rigor and faith formation. On this episode of The City of God we talk about the state of higher education, equity grading in public schools, and the importance of Christian education in the 21st centur...

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Hillary Morgan Ferrer is an author, speaker, podcaster, and founder of Mama Bear Apologetics, which provides apologetics resources for busy moms. She specializes in cultural apologetics and has written many books that help parents navigate the culture while raising their children to have a biblical worldview.

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Providence is an old-fashioned word that simply means “God that provides for us”. The doctrine of Divine providence asserts that God is in complete control of all things. He is sovereign over the universe as a whole. And many of our founding fathers recognized that God’s providential hand was essential for the founding of this nation. Yet, many today claim that America was not founded on Christian principles.

Dr. Jerry Newcombe is ...

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January 31, 2024 33 mins

Can the government force us to make specific medical decisions?  Recently, the idea of medical freedom has started to gain a lot of traction in the culture. The COVID pandemic opened the eyes of many when it comes to government interference with private health decisions. Twila Brase is a registered nurse and the President and co-founder of Citizens' Council for Health Freedom. Her latest book is called “Big Brother in the Exam Room...

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Why am I here? What is God's call in my life? These are some of the existential questions that humans face. Understanding God’s call helps us develop a purposeful, intentional life of faith. On today’s episode of The City of God, we discuss finding purpose with Os Guinness, author of the classic book, “The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life”. Os is a great speaker, author, and social critic; a descendent ...

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Rosaria Butterfield is a best-selling author and speaker who is well known in the Christian space. A former professor of English and Women’s Studies at Syracuse University, she was an advocate for the  LGBTQ agenda. Rosaria was eventually led to saving faith in Christ and has since become a bold witness for her faith. Rosaria’s latest book is called  “Five Lies of Our Anti-Christian Age”

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Dr. Sean McDowell is an apologist, author, speaker, and host of the “Think Biblically” podcast. Sean is an Associate Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University and the Co-Author of “Evidence for Jesus: Timeless Answers for Tough Questions”. On today’s episode of The City of God, we talk about how to navigate a culture in chaos and what the Church must do to regain it's faithf...

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December 27, 2023 33 mins

“What if Jesus Had Never Been Born?” was the title of a book written by our founder Dr. D. James Kennedy, which examines how the birth of Jesus was really the birth that changed civilization forever. If Jesus hadn’t been born, what would the world look like today? On today’s episode of The City of God, we highlight numerous areas of society that have been heavily influenced by Jesus, including science, education, the arts, charity,...

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Coach Lou Holtz is an American Football coach and analyst. He served as the head football coach at William & Mary, NC State, The University of Arkansas, the University of South Carolina, The University of Minnesota. In 1988 Coach Holtz led the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to a National Championship. Coach Holtz is recognized as the only coach in NCAA history to lead six different programs to bowl games. Apart from his immaculate c...

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During a congressional hearing last week, presidents from Harvard, MIT and the University of Pennsylvania came under fire for their testimony regarding the rise of anti-Semitism on college campuses. The three women remained evasive and dismissive when asked if calls for the genocide of Jews violated their universities policies on bullying and harassment. One of those testifying, Harvard president Claudine Gay, also had allegations ...

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Radical gender ideology targets children and wreaks psychological and medical havoc. Many have been stunned over the past few years to discover the damage this ideology inflicts on people. And at the root of this gender ideology is a lie, a complete rejection of Biblical truth. Today on the City of God we talk with Brandon Showalter, an investigative journalist for the Christian Post, and co-author of “Exposing the Gender Lie”, alo...

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Sonja Shaw is the President of the Board of Education of The Chino Valley Unified School District in California. She recently made headlines for protecting parental rights as well as protecting children by passing a mandatory gender identity disclosure policy for her school district. Sonja has since received many death threats for passing this policy and her school board is currently being sued by the California Attorney General fo...

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All around the world Christians are being persecuted for their faith in huge numbers. In places like China and North Korea, Christianity is not tolerated. Wendy Wright has been fighting for Christians across the globe for years and currently serves as the president of Christian Freedom International. On today’s episode of The City of God, Wendy gives us an update on the state of Christian persecution, and tells us stories from her ...

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