Podcast Archive

Why Pietism is Destroying America

In this episode, I talk with P. Andrew Sandlin about why Pietism is destroying American culture, where it came from, and why it has made the church susceptible to Critical Race Theory. We talk about why being gospel centered isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, why evangelical leaders went woke, and why we need the law of God in every realm of life. We also talk about how John Piper’s pietism led to his misplaced open letter about Donald Trump, why Ray Ortlund’s glee at cultural decay is cringe worthy, and what can be done to clean up our current cultural mess.

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Why Bold Churches are Growing in the Shamdemic

In this episode, I’m joined by pastor Andy Parker of The Ridge Covenant Church in Michigan. As Andy has witnessed firsthand, the net effect of the Great Shamdemic of 2020 hasn’t been all bad. In fact, for those willing to be courageous, it’s been a year of tremendous growth for the church. Andy talks about how his church has grown, why men are growing more bold, and what’s going on with so many squishy evangelicals with big platforms. We talk more about Governor Whitler’s Michigan, why now is the time to stand tall and push back, and how you can keep a tender heart while maintaining a spine of steel. 

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Why God Prefers Small Bands of Hard Men

In this episode, I talk with Dave and Kyle from Reformed Operator about why God so often prefers to work through faithful men serving as warriors for His cause. Such was the case with the Rhodesian SAS and Selous Scouts, which we talk about in this episode. We also talk about Kyle’s recent article, Who Dares Wins, about the Rhodesian SAS. We talk about what Guerilla Theology is, why it’s important, and how you can develop a “Minuteman Mindset.” 

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Interview: Rory Groves from Durable Trades

In this episode, I interview Rory Groves, author of the book, Durable Trades: Family Centered Economies that have Stood the Test of Time.

We’ll talk about what got Rory doing research for the book, what authors influenced him, and why fiat currency in an inflationary debt-based economy is destroying America. We’ll discuss his family’s farm, how the Industrial Revolution impacted families, and what life within a durable household economy is actually like. 

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Why Polarizing Messages Are So Effective

Polarization gets a lot of bad press today, especially among elites in academia, media and psychology. Polarization is supposedly driving Americans apart. Despite what you have heard, however, Polarization can be a powerful tool for effective communication. It’s also an essential strategy for the next phase of the culture war.

In this episode, I’ll talk about why polarization is so effective and how you can harness its power. Whether you’re a pastor, business leader, or creative, polarization is a powerful tool.

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Interview: Pastor Rich Lusk on Masculinity and the Church

In this episode, I talk with Pastor Rich Lusk from Trinity Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama, about the state of masculinity in the church today. We talk about why the church’s softness on Genesis 1-3 has weakened its ability to respond to cultural issues related to sex and gender distinction, and why  psychologists like Jordan Petersen are often better than Christians at pointing to reality. 

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Review: Durable Trades by Rory Groves

In this episode, I review Rory Groves’ book, Durable Trades: Family Centered Economies that Have Stood the Test of Time. One of my favorite new books for 2021, Groves’ book details the trades that were around when the U.S. was founded and that still exist today. It’s a great book for men, sons, & fathers as they seek to establish durable households in a world of chaos.

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Why Overload is Destroying Men

In this episode, we’ll talk about how overload—living life without margins—is destroying men. We’ll talk about why this is a bad thing, what environmental factors lead to this condition, and what it does to a man’s health, hormones, and legacy.

We’ll also talk about real world strategies for avoiding burnout, crushing overload, and living a more fruitful, meaningful, and enjoyable life.

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The Art of Culture War

It’s a trying time for Christians waking up to the reality that the world is a lot more hostile than it was in the past. From the Biden “election” to the censorship of Big Digital, there’s obvious concerns. Yet Christians

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Man’s Fight for Wildness and Rootedness

As Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey perfectly capture, somewhere at the heart of man’s identity is the struggle to find meaningful warfare and rootedness in place. I’ll discuss this tension in this episode of the Hard Men Podcast. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ericconn Website:

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Why Men Need Manly Hobbies

In this episode, I’ll talk about manly avocations — or what are often referred to as hobbies, recreational activities, or extracurricular pursuits. These are the often very serious pursuits men engage in outside of their primary vocation, job, or work.

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Men Are Made for Risk Taking

In this episode, I’ll talk about why men are hardwired for courageous risk-taking. They’re made to risk life and limb to slay the dragon, get the girl, and defend their place and home. Men are made for glory, which comes

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