Steadfast Media Pick of the Week — A Fledgling Podcast

A Fledgling Podcast

This week’s pick is a little bit of a change-up. It’s the latest episode from a young (7 episodes) podcast called Lies Speaking Truth which analyzes the quality and worldview of classic and modern works of fiction. Pastors Roy Askins and Christopher Gillespie use Dr. Gene Veith’s “Reading Between the Lines” and James Sire’s “The Universe Next Door” as the frameworks. In this specific episode, “Robinson Crusoe” is critiqued.


The analysis starts with a discussion of the main character’s worldview which appears to be a Christian Theism transitioning to Deism. What I found most interesting was the connection that the Deistic worldview leads to a moral relativism we typically think of as post-modernism. Also interesting was the discussion of the character’s transition from a monasticism and enthusiasm where he saw God under every rock to a Theology of Glory where he saw God’s hand in his suffering.

It’s a unique and interesting podcast and I hope you’ll support and encourage the pastors. Check out some other episodes as well which include discussions of “Game of Thrones,” “The Hunger Games,” and “1984.”


Steadfast Media Pick of the Week — A Fledgling Podcast — 5 Comments

  1. Thank you indeed. I agree with Chris that Robinson Crusoe has been one of our best episodes so far. Great book.

  2. @Prs. Gillespie and Askins,
    I’m about to order “The Skin Map” and really looking forward to “The Graveyard Book” which I’m reading with my daughter now.

    Thanks! Exactly what I was hoping for when I made this pick.

  3. Thank you very much. I’ve podcasted and signed up for email alerts. Intend to start with the R. Crusoe episode.

    We canceled cable TV two months ago — between Issues Etc., Chris the Provocative Prolific Pirate (Fighting For the Faith), and the flarping God Whisperers we barely think to turn on the TV anymore, and haven’t for at least a year. We’ve taken a chunk of our former cable TV investment and applied it to Issues and F4F.

    We will find time for this, sounds great. Thanks again.

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