Weekly Friday Posts

November 22, 2019

Years ago, a friend asked if I knew of any verses in the King James translation of the Bible that warned against gossiping.  They asked me because I’d grown up in a Free Holiness church where only the King James translation was read.  Yet I was surprised to learn the word gossip didn’t appear.  Instead, the good King’s English used the word talebearer to signify one who engages in idle, possibly malicious talk.

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November 19, 2019

Who were America’s Greatest Presidents?  Which Presidents had the most lasting impacts that shaped the country in ways that are clearly visible today?  What about those Presidents whose blunders, incompetence, or weakness left the nation worse off?

Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis is joined by frequent guest Bob Burch as they work their way through the American Presidents and dissect their legacy—whether great, terrible, or somewhere in-betwe...

November 15, 2019

Some claim that today’s conservatives are nothing more than yesterday’s liberals—that conservatism is always on the defensive and fighting an uphill battle before eventually succumbing to the Left’s understanding of equality, or civil rights, or entitlements, or what have you.  Now, there is some truth to this idea as conservatives do acknowledge that change or some sense of progression is necessary even to conserve the institutions and tradition...

November 12, 2019

Who were America’s Greatest Presidents?  Which Presidents had the most lasting impacts that shaped the country in ways that are clearly visible today?  What about those Presidents whose blunders, incompetence, or weakness left the nation worse off?

Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis is joined by frequent guest Bob Burch as they work their way through the American Presidents and dissect their legacy—whether great, terrible, or somewhere in-betwe...

November 8, 2019

William F. Buckley famously defined a conservative as “someone who stands athwart history, yelling ‘STOP’!”  By that definition, few have embraced a conservative impulse better than Edmund Burke.

Burke lived during the tumultuous time of the French revolution.  The revolutionaries prided themselves on tearing down the old French monarch built on history, tradition, and religious faith and erecting a republic built on reason alone.  As we saw in...

November 5, 2019

Who were America’s Greatest Presidents?  Which Presidents had the most lasting impacts that shaped the country in ways that are clearly visible today?  What about those Presidents whose blunders, incompetence, or weakness left the nation worse off?

Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis is joined by frequent guest Bob Burch as they work their way through the American Presidents and dissect their legacy—whether great, terrible, or somewhere in-betwe...

November 1, 2019

During the eighteenth century there emerged an explosion of intellectual, philosophical, political, and economic ideas that swept across the Western world collectively referred to as The Enlightenment.  These ideas led to unprecedented breakthroughs in science, the emergence of the free market, revolutions and political upheaval, and massive shifts in how people thought about the concepts of God, the role of the church and state, society, and the...

October 22, 2019

The incomparable Kristen Soltis Anderson joins Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis to discuss a plethora of topics from the GOP’s branding problem with young Americans, what messaging might appeal to Millennials, whether Millennials are Leftists, and the value of polling.

Kristen is a pollster, speaker, commentator, and author of The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up).

Kristen is co-founder of Echelon...

October 15, 2019

Is the media biased?  Has media bias always been a problem in the United States, or is it a more recent development?  Does the mainstream media have a Leftwing bias?  Does bias exist on the Right?  Saving Elephant’s host Josh Lewis welcomes Peter Pischke to the show to discuss all things media bias.

Peter Pischke is an aspiring journalist and host of The Happy Warrior podcast, a journalistic and intellectual Conservatarian commentar...

October 1, 2019

Does beauty matter?  Very much so!  But why does it matter?  What does beauty do for us?  For that matter, what is beauty?  Bryan Baise—Saving Elephant’s first out-of-state guest to make a repeat appearance of the podcast—joins host Josh Lewis to attempt to untangle why beauty matters.

How we think about beauty can impact how we think about nearly everything.  St. Thomas Aquinas taught that, for something to be beautiful, it must have in...

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Millennials defending and expressing conservative values.

 

Liberty has never been in a more precarious predicament.  As the Left sees a resurgence in socialism the Right is experiencing a rise in populism, nationalism, and authoritarianism.  Once the champions of conservative values, the Republican party is devolving into a group of self-serving career politicians with some even seeking to replace conservatism with blatant bigotry and reactionary fear.

 

If conservatism is to survive in the 21st century it will be up to Millennials.  How?  First by having a solid understanding of what it means to be a conservative and why that matters now more than ever.  And that's exactly what Saving Elephants is all about.  Here you will learn what values conservatives affirm and how conservatism differs from competing ideologies.  Only then will you be equipped to defend and express conservative values to a culture desperate for civil political dialogue, meaningful, vibrant communities, and purpose beyond material possessions.

It’s time the Republican party got back to its roots.  It’s time to re-ignite conservatism for Millennials!

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