Welcome to Against the Flow!

Against the Flow is a semiweekly podcast that will post to iTunes every Sunday and Wednesday.  Episodes will address current issues in the news, religion, geopolitics and world affairs.  Your hosts are Shawn White and Dr. RC Metcalf.  Our focus in the first few months will be to bring you engaging and informative interviews with individuals who can shed light on the events of our world.  While this is an election year and for some that will be their primary focus, there is much to follow worldwide that ultimately affects us here in America.  We should all hope and pray that our elected officials are as enlightened on these issues as our listeners will be.

We intend to address specific topics in detail, as “series,” so it will be especially beneficial for our listeners to Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes.  Our goal is to present discussions on issues in a logical sequence that will allow our listeners’ knowledge of the topic to build and grow from episode to episode.

We may not complete a series of episodes without interruption.  Some individual podcasts, with timely information, though off-topic from the series, will often be interspersed within a series as it is being published.  For this reason, it will be important to understand our numbering system.  Individual podcasts will be listed as 000, 001, 002…  Podcasts that are a part of a series will include a hyphen, such as 1-01, 1-02,…, 2-01, 2-02,…, 3-01, 3-02, 3-03, 3-04…  We look forward to bringing you another source of information that may lead you closer to really grasping the truth about the world we all share.

I believe I should clarify one thing before we begin.  We don’t actually broadcast the program live.  We record it for broadcast in the “almost live” near future.  And… we don’t actually take incoming calls at this point, though we hope to in the future.  So… in the sense that you may expect us to be “Live!” we may not actually be.  But… I hereby attest to the fact that both of us, and all of our guests, actually ARE breathing, drinking, eating and yes, truly alive!

Please feel free to communicate with us via our web site.  If you have particular comments about an episode, we’d greatly value your input.  If you have someone in mind you’d like to recommend we have as a guest, please don’t hesitate to let us know.  If there are topics you have particular questions about, please share them with us!  Follow the podcast to receive notifications when information is posted to this blog.  We look forward to getting to know you as we reach the world together…

003 Brian Godawa Pt 1: The Imagination of God

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Guest: Brian Godawa

Podcast Episode 003

Format: Interview

Brian Godawa has been a professional writer and award winning filmmaker for over 15 years.  Brian wrote the screen adaptation for the 2001 film To End All Wars starring Kiefer Sutherland, which was based on the true story of Ernest Gordon’s experience as a POW. Brian has also written and directed video promotionals like Cruel Logic and feature films including the screen adaptation of Frank Peretti’s The Visitation…Read more

002 American Dream or Socialist Nightmare?

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Commentary:  R.C. Metcalf

Podcast Episode 002

Format:  Commentary

Today’s episode will be especially enlightening for those who were devastated by Hillary Clinton’s loss in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.  Many millennials trained in colleges and universities across the U.S. have been taught that Socialism would actually be good for America.  In fact, one recent survey indicated that 68% of millennials see nothing wrong with a “socialist America.” …Read more

Who’s a Better Person: Donald or Hillary?

by R.C. Metcalf

With the second debate down and only one to go, Americans will soon be compelled to make a decision that will determine the course of our country.  We’ve come to a fork in the road.  Some of us will want to go left, others will want to go right.  Many, having decided neither candidate speaks for them, will follow the lead of the great Yogi Berra and just pick up the fork and enjoy a home cooked meal rather than voting.  Yogi was a baseball star known for his pithy sayings like, “If you come to a fork in the road…take it!”. …Read more

Religion Poisons Everything

by R.C. Metcalf

As I drove back to Colorado Springs from Denver today, the fog was so thick I could barely see the car ahead of me, much less the usual splendor of the Rocky Mountains to the west.  I was listening to Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, who made some interesting points about the nature of faith.  In the ongoing dialogue between theists and atheists that permeates society today, theists are often said to rely on faith while atheists rely on reason in the formation of their respective worldviews.  Yet, such a stark dichotomy is too simplistic and out of touch with reality. …Read more

001 What is Truth?

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Guest:  Frank Turek

Podcast Episode 001

Format:  Interview

In today’s episode we will discuss the nature of truth, common misperceptions about truth, and how we can discern truth from error.  Our guest is Dr. Frank Turek, founder of crossexamined.org and author or co-author of four books: Stealing from God (2015), Correct, Not Politically Correct (2008), I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist (2004), and Legislating Morality (1999).

Our special thanks to:  Dr. R.C. Sproul and Ligonier Ministries of Sanford, FL.  Ligonier.org. 800-435-4343.