The Don Johnson Show

The Don Johnson Show

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July 25, 2020 36 min
Don and Alden try to makes sense of some of the latest coronavirus developments by following the money. They also discuss Alden's interview with Erik Rittenberry about Erik's article "The American Life is Killing You."
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July 8, 2020 55 min
Don and Alden discuss the history of propaganda in America, and how the practices and principles perfected in the first half of the twentieth century are still being used to great effect today.
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Don and Alden discuss an America in which the media and political ruling class is completely corrupt and the general population seems to have only fear and anger to keep them going each day.
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May 23, 2020 42 min
Don and Alden chat about living in a culture in which so many people act in public as if something is true, even when they don't actually believe it. They also discuss why there is no such thing as common sense anymore, and how various churches are dealing with the coronavirus.
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May 12, 2020 37 min
Don and Alden discuss why mask wearing has become such a cultural flash point. They also examine what it means that the government is deciding what is essential and what isn't, and how this differs from their normal lawmaking role.
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Don and Alden discuss the negative role social media is having on the coronavirus debate, and how relating to people only online makes it much more difficult to find truth, or even just common ground. They also talk about how historical ignorance leads people to be more trusting of their cultural gatekeepers, and how the way the media markets fear makes people far less rational when it comes to evaluating risk.
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Don and Alden talk about the latest developments in the Coronapocalypse, and discuss why it is important to be willing to follow the evidence where it leads, even when it overturns something you have long thought to be true.
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April 13, 2020 54 min
Why is it currently socially unacceptable to ask questions? Do we have to simply accept the “official” narrative of events and blindly obey our media and political overlords? What can we learn from scripture and history about our current cultural moment? And are we actually living in The Truman Show? On this Coronavirus edition of the show, Don is joined by artist and filmmaker Alden Olmstead to tackle these issues and more. You ca...
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What is the Bible? Protestants like to say "The Word of God." OK, what is the word of God? Protestants like to say, "The Bible?" How does that work?

In this episode Don unpacks some common errors many Protestants make in understanding how God reveals himself, and what part the Bible plays in that revelation.
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November 1, 2019 37 min
Since we ignore the Bible on slavery, shouldn't we ignore it on a host of other issues as well, including same sex sexual activity? Don tackles that argument and discusses the difference between Catholic and Protestant views of scripture, showing how the doctrine of sola scriptura has played out in history.

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Fr. James Martin finds this argument "interesting": https://twitter.com/JamesMartinSJ/sta...
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October 24, 2019 35 min
According to Barna researcher Brooke Hempell, "More than any other segment of the population, white evangelicals demonstrate a blindness to the struggle of their African American brothers and sisters.” Why is this? In this episode, Don tackles this question from several angles, and addresses the myth that we live in a post-racist society.

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Black Christians Deserve Better Than Companies (And Churches) Lik...
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Don discusses the idolatry at the heart of the current culture war, arguing that both liberals and conservatives are on the wrong side of the battle that ultimately matters.
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In the early 1990s, the number of Americans claiming no religious affiliation suddenly spiked. Don discusses an Atlantic article by Derek Thompson that offers some reasons why. Some links to go with the show:
How America Lost Its Religion: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/09/atheism-fastest-growing-religion-us/598843/
The Real Origins of the Religious Right: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/religious-righ...
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Don reviews Toy Story 4 and wonders how such a traditional story line got past the studio gatekeepers.
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Do too many Christians fail to recognize injustice in our culture? That suggestion lit up the phone lines when Don Johnson filled in for Patrick Madrid recently on Relevant Radio. Listen here as Don discusses the recent racial incident at Starbucks with several callers.
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October 10, 2017 131 min
Don Johnson and Kaylyn Green discuss Hugh Hefner's death and take calls related to the NFL anthem controversy.
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October 10, 2017 136 min
Don Johnson and Kaylyn Green discuss and take calls on a variety of topics, including Lady Gaga's move toward the Church.
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Don Johnson and Kaylyn Green talk Kaepernick and more.
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Don Johnson and Kaylyn Green Interview Leila Miller about her book Primal Loss: The Now Adult Children of Divorce Speak
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Don interviews Dr. Benjamin Wiker about his book The Reformation 500 Years Later: 12 Things You Need to Know.
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