Kerry Baldwin On Abuse, Sphere Sovereignty

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Featured Guest Bio | Jacob Daniel Winograd

My name is Jacob Daniel, I’m the creator and host of the Daniel 3: Biblical Anarchy podcast. I grew up traveling to many different churches across the county with my family as my dad was very active in ministry and planting churches, even helping to plant churches, orphanages and women’s shelters in Ghana, Africa.

Through these experiences I remember seeing countless examples of the state and human authorities acting in corrupt fashion and abusing their power. When 2020 saw the rise of government tyranny, I became more active in speaking out for liberty and the Kingdom of God. I have a family, a wife and three young children, and I want them to grow up in a world where they are free and where they know the one true King.

Kerry Baldwin on Abuse, Sphere Sovereignty | Show Notes

Summary

In this episode, Jacob Winograd invites Kerry Baldwin to discuss some cultural aspects of relationship from a Reformed and anarchist perspective. Winograd is concerned is the church is failing to “be the church” as a means of societal preservation (Matt 5:13-16). We begin with a description of sphere sovereignty as formulated in the statement on Reformed Anarchism. Sphere sovereignty is a concept articulated in neocalvinism from Dutch theologian, Abraham Kuyper, and Reformational philosopher, Herman Dooyeweerd. This sets the stage for our discussion on the institutions of the family, church, and the state, the proper understanding of these institutions, and how abuse arise within them.

Main Points of Discussion

02:11Salt & Light? What is Sphere Sovereignty and how does it relate to culture?
05:40What is the Christian institution of marriage? Unity and diversity in the Body of Christ, submission, analogy of Christ and Bride, self-love,
17:14Distinctions of roles between husband and wife in marriage; Eternal Subordination of the Son, gender distinctions in egalitarianism, homemaking, patriarchalism,
24:19Wifely submission, Does the wife submit to everything a husband demands? Marital rape, compelling obedience, equivalent error in Romans 13, monopolization of marriage
30:52Divorce; Does God hate divorce? 
35:47Abusive relationships, church scandals, the secular overcorrection of victimhood, feminism and revenge, matriarchy, parachurch organizations
40:47The church’s job is to preach the Gospel! We’re looking forward to the Christ’s coming kingdom

Resource Links

What is Reformed Anarchism?

Daniel 3 Podcast – Interview with Gregory Baus

What is Feminism in Simple Terms?

What is Christian Love?

Life-Saving Divorce by Gretchen Baskerville

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B.A. Philosophy, Arizona State University. My writing focuses on libertarian philosophy and reformed theology and aimed at the educated layperson. I am a confessionally Reformed Christian orthodox Presbyterian in the tradition of J. Gresham Machen (1881 – 1937)
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