Last September I had the privilege of sitting down with Chad E. Graham, lead pastor at University Assembly, and recording a multi-series podcast with him on the “Rise of Socialism” on his Thinker Sensitive podcast. Socialism is in vogue again after being in disrepute for decades. This is partly due to the age-old myth that genuine socialism was never really tried, party due to a new generation that’s tired of the status quo and wants to try something new, and party due to the excessess of the 2008 Great Recession which many blame ‘unfettered capitalism’ for. In this series, Graham and I cover twelve different topics or questions about socialism, including an interview with a self-described socialist. You can listen to them on the Thinker Sensitive website or in the various formats below.
Or, if you would perfer, you can listen to each episode here:
Episode #1: What is Socialism?
Episode #2: What is Democracy?
Episode #3: What is Private Property?
Episode #4: What is Labor?
Episode #5: Free Market vs. Command Economy
Episode #6: Socialism v. Communism
Episode #7: Universal Basic Income
Episode #8: Universal Health Care
Episode #9: Free College Tuition
Episode #10: Scandinavian & Nordic Socialism
Episode #11: Christianity & Socialism
Episode #12: Interview w/Alex Rhodes of the Colorado Springs Socialists
Ben is a graduate of Denver Seminary, having completed a double MA in New Testament Biblical Studies and Christian Apologetics and Ethics. He will be pursuing a PhD in Politics at the Van Andel Graduate School of Statesmanship at Hillsdale College starting in fall 2019. He loves reading, drinking coffee, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. His academic interests include biblical languages and exegesis, theology, philosophy, politics, and economics.