In this episode, Jeff asks a question that has been nagging him for a long time: If the government’s only real jurisdiction is over promoting justice (as articulated in Romans 13:1-4), is there any justification for government-owned and operated national parks? Jeff is frankly disgusted at the thought of multi-billionaires buying up all the beautiful land and fencing out the common man, but he can’t find biblical justification for the national park system. In the first of two shows, Jeff and Bill spend a lot of time explaining jurisdiction and then explaining the difficulties inherent in this question.
Monthly archives for January, 2008
Are you thinking about this? Hosts Jeff Baldwin and Bill Jack are still wrestling with ways to make things right. If indeed current U.S. policy toward Native Americans is unjust–and who can argue that it is not?–then what can we do to create a more just outcome? The problem remains thorny, but Jeff thinks he’s had a minor breakthrough involving land trades. Bill plays devil’s advocate, and they do a lot of thinking out loud.