The American Reformer Podcast

The American Reformer Podcast’s mission is to promote a vigorous Christian approach to the cultural challenges of our day, rooted in the rich tradition of Protestant social and political thought. Focusing particularly on issues facing American Christians, we will seek to contribute to the reformation of Christian institutions that have become corrupted by false ideologies and practices.

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Episodes

11 hours ago

Blaze columnist and podcaster extraordinaire, Auron MacIntrye, stopped by the pod to talk about his forthcoming book, "The Total State: How Liberal Democracies Become Tyrannies." 
 
Listen in for a fresh perspective on American history, democracy, why the Founding Father's hated democracy, and why all signs point to tyranny on the road ahead. In this episode, Josh, Timon, and Auron dive deep into the what democracy really means, why the globalist elite prefer it as a means to total control, why America's middle class is being hollowed, and what we can do to reform our country and save the Republic.
 
Show Notes: 
Purchase Auron MacIntyre's new book
 
#AuronMacIntyre #TotalState #Democracy #Liberal #Republic #America #UnitedStates #FoundingFathers
 
Auron MacIntyre is the host of “The Auron MacIntyre Show” and a columnist for Blaze News. He offers thought-provoking and mold-breaking insights, drawing from the best political thinkers throughout history to make sense of our current political climate in a way that is easy to digest.
 
Learn more about Auron MacIntyre's work:
https://www.theblaze.com/u/auronmacintyre
https://twitter.com/AuronMacintyre
 
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The American Reformer Podcast is  hosted by Josh Abbotoy and Timon Cline, recorded remotely in the United States, and edited by Jared Cummings.
 
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2 days ago

Rosaria Butterfield, who needs no introduction, joins Timon and Josh to talk about everything from LGBTQ to critical theory to egalitarianism to low birth rates. 
 
Listen in for a fresh perspective on evangelicalism's ill-fated accommodation of critical theory, the erosion of doctrinal integrity within the Church, and specific debates within the Southern Baptist Convention regarding egalitarianism. Rosaria, a former lesbian professor who converted to Christianity, urges repentance and a return to traditional theological foundations. She highlights the dangers of adopting cultural terminology without critically examining its implications and advocates for a firm stance on doctrinal principles within the church.
 
#RosariaButterfield #LGBTQ #CriticalTheory #Christianity #Church #SBC #SouthernBaptist #Culture
 
Rosaria Champagne Butterfield is a former tenured professor of English and women’s studies at Syracuse University. She became a Christian in 1999, describing her conversion as a “train wreck” because of how it radically transformed her life, identity and relationships. Her memoir, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert, describes that difficult journey. Rosaria has taught and ministered at Geneva College and is now a homeschooling mother, a pastor’s wife, a part-time author and an occasional public speaker.
 
Learn more about Rosaria Butterfield's work:
www.rosariabutterfield.com
 
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The American Reformer Podcast is  hosted by Josh Abbotoy and Timon Cline, recorded remotely in the United States, and edited by Jared Cummings.
 
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Thursday Feb 08, 2024

Aaron Renn, Co-Founder and Senior Fellow at American Reformer joins Timon and Josh to talk about his much anticipated new book, Life in the Negative World: Confronting Challenges in an Anti-Christian Culture (Zondervan, 2024). 
 
#AaronRenn #AmericanReformer #NewBook #BookReview #Christianity #Culture #America #UnitedStates #Negative #World
 
Show Notes: 
Purchase Aaron Renn's new book, "Life in the Negative World"
 
Listen in for a fresh perspective on evangelicalism's response to cultural shifts in America. In this episode, Josh, Timon, and Aaron dive deep into the framework of the 'negative world' and its impact on evangelical strategies. From the culture war mentality to seeker sensitivity and cultural engagement, explore the historical roots and contemporary relevance of these approaches. The conversation sheds light on the complexities of faith, culture, and social adaptation. Tune in to gain insights into the past, present, and future of evangelical Christianity in America.
 
Aaron M. Renn is consultant and writer in Indianapolis. He is a Senior Fellow at American Reformer, a former Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Public Research and former partner at Accenture. He has written extensively on cities, culture, the future of the evangelical church, and men's issues.
 
Learn more about Aaron Renn's work:
https://www.aaronrenn.com/
https://twitter.com/aaron_renn
 
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The American Reformer Podcast is  hosted by Josh Abbotoy and Timon Cline, recorded remotely in the United States, and edited by Jared Cummings.
 
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Thursday Feb 01, 2024

Johnny Burtka, president of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, comes on the pod to discuss his new book, Gateway to Statesmanship, a collection of ancient and modern texts advising political figures on how to govern well. Josh, Johnny, and Timon talk Machiavelli, Trump, and our present leadership crisis. 
 
Show Notes: 
Johnny Burtka (@johnnyburtka) / X (twitter.com)
John A. Burtka IV - Intercollegiate Studies Institute (isi.org)
Gateway to Statesmanship: Selections from Xenophon to Churchill: Burtka IV, John A., Arnn, Larry P.: 9781684515431: Amazon.com: Books
 
#ISI #IntercollegiateStudiesInstitute #GatewaytoStatesmanship #Statesmanship #Politics #UnitedStates #Machiavelli #Trump #Leadership #Congress
 
John A. Burtka IV is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. He graduated from Hillsdale College with degrees in French and Christian Studies and earned a graduate degree in theology from La Faculté Jean Calvin in Aix-en-Provence, France. Johnny began his career at ISI, where he served as a development officer. He returned to ISI after four years at The American Conservative magazine, where he served as Executive Director and Acting Editor. Johnny has appeared on Fox News and Fox Business and written for the Washington Post, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, First Things, the American Mind, and the Intercollegiate Review, among other publications. He has been a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute and has participated in academic fellowships at Washington College and the Trinity Forum. Johnny lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, Amanda.
 
Learn more about Johnny Burtka's work:
https://isi.org/team/john-burtka/
 
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Follow Us on Twitter:
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The American Reformer Podcast is  hosted by Josh Abbotoy and Timon Cline, recorded remotely in the United States, and edited by Jared Cummings.
 
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Wednesday Jan 31, 2024


In today's special bonus episode, Timon Cline speaks with Fr. Calvin Robinson, @Constantine, Matt Kennedy, Mike Sabo, Bethel McGrew, @NoJesuitTricks, Jesse Nigro, and Jackson Waters, about Fr. Calvin Robinson's cretinous cancellation from the Mere Anglicanism conference, the corrupt influence of cultural dogmas on Church doctrine, everything wrong with feminism, the role of liturgy in preserving theological integrity, and the need for solidarity among orthodox Christians across denominational lines.
 
#Calvinism #Christianity #Anglicanism #Theology #Feminism #Culture #Debate #Church
 
Calvin Robinson is a British Old Catholic cleric, conservative political commentator, writer and broadcaster. He is senior fellow at Policy Exchange. Since 2023, he has been a priest in the Nordic Catholic Church, an Old Catholic denomination of high church Lutheran patrimony; from 2022 until his priestly ordination, he had been a deacon in the Free Church of England, a conservative Anglican realignment denomination. He previously served as a director & school governor at Michaela Community in London. He is a regular contributor to The Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, Spiked, and First Things. Robinson also featured as a commentator on talkRADIO and formerly presented a regular show on GB News.
 
Learn more about Fr. Calvin Robinson's work:
https://www.calvinrobinson.com/
https://calvinrobinson.substack.com/
https://www.mailplus.co.uk/authors/calvin-robinson
 
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The American Reformer Podcast is  hosted by Josh Abbotoy and Timon Cline, recorded remotely in the United States, and edited by Jared Cummings.
 
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Tuesday Jan 30, 2024

In a most anticipated podcast mashup, C. Jay Engel and Andrew Isker of the Contra Mundum podcast join Josh and Timon to unpack the latest updates on the Texas border crisis, the future of politics on the right, and how to combat the left. 
 
#Texas #Border #Immigration #BorderCrisis #Politics #UnitedStates #Right #Left
 
Show Notes: 
Contra Mundum on Apple Podcasts
Amazon.com: The Boniface Option: A Strategy For Christian Counteroffensive in a Post-Christian Nation: 9798857501955: Isker, Andrew: Books
Contra Mordor | C.Jay Engel | Substack
 
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The American Reformer Podcast is  hosted by Josh Abbotoy and Timon Cline, recorded remotely in the United States, and edited by Jared Cummings.
 
Subscribe to our Podcast, "The American Reformer"
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Thursday Jan 25, 2024

Podcaster and writer, J. Burden, joins Josh and Timon to talk about why Evangelicals are bad at politics and how they should understand the "regime" they now live in. 
 
#Evangelical #Christianity #Politics #Faith #ChristianPolitics #Biden #Trump #UnitedStates #CurrentEvents
 
J. Burden is Host of the "J. Burden Show" on YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts. He writes about American culture, politics, and faith on Substack @JBurden.
 
Learn more about J. Burden's work:
https://substack.com/@jburden
https://linktr.ee/j.buden
https://twitter.com/_jburden
 
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The American Reformer Podcast is  hosted by Josh Abbotoy and Timon Cline, recorded remotely in the United States, and edited by Jared Cummings.
 
Subscribe to our Podcast, "The American Reformer"
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Monday Jan 15, 2024

In this episode, Timon Cline interviews Joshua Abbotoy, Executive Director of American Reformer, about his latest article "American Crisis" published in American Reformer. Abbotoy contends that Texas Governor Abbott should adopt the "Old Hickory Option" by posing a credible threat of noncompliance with any federal order restricting the enforcement of Texas Senate Bill 4, which empowers Texas law enforcement secure the border and enforce federal immigration law.
 
Read "American Crisis" by Joshua Abbotoy:
https://americanreformer.org/2024/01/american-crisis/
 
#AmericanCrisis #BorderCrisis #Immigration #USBorder #SouthernBorder #Texas #GregAbbott #IllegalImmigration
 
Josh abbotoy is the Executive Director of American Reformer. He is also a Managing Director at New Founding. A seasoned private equity lawyer by background, Josh is the grateful beneficiary of Christian education, having been homeschooled, then earning his B.A. (History) from Union University and an M.A. (Medieval and Byzantine Studies) from the Catholic University of America before earning his J.D. at Harvard Law School. His writing has appeared in American Reformer, the American Mind and the Federalist, among other places. Josh lives with wife and three children in the Dallas, Texas area.
 
Learn more about Josh Abbotoy's work:
https://americanreformer.org/about/
https://www.newfounding.com/about
 
Timon Cline is the Editor-in-chief of American Reformer. Prior to his appointment as editor-in-chief, he was a deputy attorney general in the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General. He is a graduate of Rutgers Law School and Westminster Theological Seminary, the Director of Scholarly Initiatives at the Hale Institute at New Saint Andrews College, a fellow at the Craig Center at Westminster Theological Seminary, and an opinion contributor at World. His writing has appeared at American Mind, the American Conservative, and Modern Reformation, among others. He is a member of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and lives in Philadelphia with his wife and son.
 
Learn more about Timon Cline's work:
https://americanreformer.org/about/
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The American Reformer Podcast is  hosted by Josh Abbotoy and Timon Cline, recorded remotely in the United States, and edited by Jared Cummings.
 
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American Reformer in 2024

Thursday Jan 04, 2024

Thursday Jan 04, 2024

Happy New Year! Josh and Timon wrap up 2023 and look toward American Reformer's work in the coming year including political predictions and strategies for American Protestants in what is sure to be an exciting election cycle. 
 
#AmericanReformer #2023Review #Bestof2023 #NewYear #2024 #Election #Christianity #Politics #Faith
 
Josh abbotoy is the Executive Director of American Reformer. He is also a Managing Director at New Founding. A seasoned private equity lawyer by background, Josh is the grateful beneficiary of Christian education, having been homeschooled, then earning his B.A. (History) from Union University and an M.A. (Medieval and Byzantine Studies) from the Catholic University of America before earning his J.D. at Harvard Law School. His writing has appeared in American Reformer, the American Mind and the Federalist, among other places. Josh lives with wife and three children in the Dallas, Texas area.
 
Learn more about Josh Abbotoy's work:
https://americanreformer.org/about/
https://www.newfounding.com/about
 
Timon Cline is the Editor-in-chief of American Reformer. Prior to his appointment as editor-in-chief, he was a deputy attorney general in the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General. He is a graduate of Rutgers Law School and Westminster Theological Seminary, the Director of Scholarly Initiatives at the Hale Institute at New Saint Andrews College, a fellow at the Craig Center at Westminster Theological Seminary, and an opinion contributor at World. His writing has appeared at American Mind, the American Conservative, and Modern Reformation, among others. He is a member of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and lives in Philadelphia with his wife and son.
 
Learn more about Timon Cline's work:
https://americanreformer.org/about/
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The American Reformer Podcast is  hosted by Josh Abbotoy and Timon Cline, recorded remotely in the United States, and edited by Jared Cummings.
 
Subscribe to our Podcast, "The American Reformer"
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Thursday Dec 21, 2023

Mark David Hall, Professor of Government at Regent University, speaks with Timon about his recent scholarship on the American Founding including his must-read 2019 book, "Did America Have a Christian Founding?" Listen in for a fresh perspective on the spiritual heritage of our nation and the real faith of America's Founding Fathers.
 
#MarkDavidHall #Christianity #America #FoundingFathers #ChristianNation #USHistory
 
Mark David Hall is one of our most outstanding scholars of early America, whose many distinguished publications have argued persuasively for the crucial importance of Christianity in the flourishing of America’s experiment in ordered liberty. In Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land, he has placed at the disposal of readers the essential elements in the case he has made for Christianity’s beneficial and indispensable influence. Never has a resource been more needed than this one is today.
 
Learn more about Mark David Hall's work:
https://www.markdavidhall.org/
https://www.regent.edu/faculty/mark-david-hall/
https://twitter.com/MDH_GFU
 
Purchase Mark David Hall's book, "Did America Have a Christian Founding?"
https://www.amazon.com/Did-America-Have-Christian-Founding/dp/1400211107
 
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Follow Us on Twitter:
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Timon Cline – https://twitter.com/tlloydcline
 
The American Reformer Podcast is  hosted by Josh Abbotoy and Timon Cline, recorded remotely in the United States, and edited by Jared Cummings.
 
Subscribe to our Podcast, "The American Reformer"
Get our RSS Feed – https://americanreformerpodcast.podbean.com/
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