In an interview with Jim Daly of Focus on the Family. Os shares about the moral crossroads in America and challenges listeners to build upon seven foundational stones to preserve freedom and seek repentance, revival, and spiritual renewal. He conveys that the family is the key to freedom.
Western civilization is said to be the most powerful civilization the world has ever seen, because of its truly global impact. But two things are now obvious. The West has dominated the world for the past 500 years, and a mounting chorus of voices are now saying the West is in decline. Not only is the Christian faith at the heart of the understanding of this ‘civilizational moment, but the crisis of the West is the wider context in which we need to understand the present challenges within America. Listen to an insightful conversation between Os and audience members at Faith & Law, in Washington, DC.
Os Guinness addresses the rise — and possible fall — of the West using the origins of freedom and self-government with ideas from his new book, “The Magna Carta of Humanity.”
Os discusses various topics, ranging from Wendell Berry and living locally, to hospitality, hope and liberty. As well, Os shares ideas featured in his new book, ‘The Magna Carta of Humanity,’ with John Murdock, host of the Brass Spittoon, with Front Porch Republic.
In his conversation with Christian Unions Ireland, Os discusses the implications of Christian faith in the public square, both across world history and in the present moment.
“Where does the time go?”, we frequently lament. Time is fixed for all of us, yet historically, there have been many different views of time that have emerged out of the worldview of the day. In this interview with Biola University podcast ‘Think Biblically,’ Os Guinness reflects on contemporary views of time and how a Christian worldview impacts how we view our time.
Are the roots of the incivility crisis deeper than we think? Os Guinness, an English author and social critic, joins Ben Domenech on the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss America’s historical understanding of freedom and how the choice of freedom will chart our country’s future . His newest book is “Last Call for Liberty: How America’s Genius for Freedom Has Become Its Greatest Threat.”
“We are living in a solemn moment for the American Republic. The Western world is in decline. The search for a new world order is faltering. The global agenda is overburdened with unprecedented challenges.
“…Here in this country, the Great American Republic, which George Washington called the ‘great experiment in freedom’, history’s longest running public tutorial in the art of political freedom, is suffering its gravest crisis since the Civil War…
“And by that I mean something far deeper than just the events of the last week and certainly far deeper than all the criticism swirling round the Presidential administration. From a foreign perspective, what is the nature of the division, and why is it so serious?
Os speaks to an audience in the US Capitol on the eve of the release of his new book, Last Call for Liberty, discussing questions the following critical questions and more:
Do you know where your freedom came from?
Are there enough Americans who care about freedom?
In 2016, the Oxford English Dictionary, for the first time, published an entry for “post-truth”, to describe an era where popular thought no longer subscribes to a notion of truth. With the hosts of BBC Sunday Sequence, Dr Guinness considers the shift in modern thought that such a word intimates, the vital importance of maintaining a societal value for truth, and the natural repercussions in dispensing of truth.