To me, it’s extremely refreshing when a Christian leader cuts through all the nonsense and seeks to shine the light and hope of Christianity to a world flailing about in darkness. That’s why I’ve had such a great time listening to Bojidar Marinov’s Axe to the Root Podcast. Here’s a guy who isn’t afraid to tackle some of the difficult, but very relevant issues facing Christians RIGHT NOW that many pastors and teachers are so very frustratingly afraid to touch. The result? A breath of fresh air in some dusty, dank cellar of religious dogma!
The Axe to the Root website explains that, “In theory, all of us know our orthodoxy. We know about the Trinity, about our redemption…But then, when most of us go out in the world and meet reality, we still view it and assess it through pagan eyes. That’s because our modern theology has become abstract, limited to the world of our personal faith, and divorced from God’s reality. Bojidar Marinov’s Axe to the Root Podcast will help you turn your abstract theology into a relevant, applied theology, by thinking covenantally about every area of life, and about every practical issue in today’s world.”
As a Reformed missionary to his native Bulgaria for over 10 years, Bojidar Marinov preaches and teaches the doctrines of the Reformation and a comprehensive Biblical worldview. He and his team have translated over 30,000 pages of Christian literature about the application of the Law of God in every area of man’s life and society, and published those translations online for free. He currently lives in the United States with his wife Maggie and his three children.
One of the things I think is really interesting about Bojidar is that he grew up in Communist Bulgaria, which lends to some unique insight into government, propaganda, statism, political correctness – as well as how Christianity relates to law and liberty. Some of the episodes that have been especially thought provoking are some of the following:
- Should we have Police?
- Who is to Blame for Today’s Effeminate Culture?
- Why is Islam Taking over Europe? Or Is It?
You can also read more from the always interesting Bojidar Marinov at his Axe to the Root Blog, as well as discover more about Bulgarian Reformation Ministries. As I’ve listened to Bojidar speak on a variety of subjects pertaining to Christian Reconstruction for over five years now (having first being aware of him through the 2010 Christian Culture Builder from American Vision), both he and people like Joel McDurmon and Gary DeMar have inspired me to try to use art and design to share the Truth with others! As such, if you’d like to see more what I’ve been doing here on Axiom, please check out our artwork and artist interviews, as well as some of our outreach and PDF resources designed to help you be a better ambassador for Him!