Ruth Institute Podcast (itaf 2010)
Making Marriage Cool -- Standing up for Traditional Marriage
Bill Duncan @ ITAF - Custody Law

(August 2010) At Ruth Institute's "It Takes a Family" summer student conference, Bill Duncan (attorney and director of the Marriage Law Foundation) delivers his second talk--this one on United States custody law.

Bill's first talk, on marriage law, is available here.

Direct download: Oct04_10.mp3
Category:ITAF 2010 -- posted at: 2:00am PST

Adam Weinberg @ ITAF - Campus Activism

(August 2010) At Ruth Institute's "It Takes a Family" summer student conference, Adam Weinberg (field coordinator from the Leadership Institute) delivers his second talk on campus activism (the first one's available here).  He discusses how to organize clubs, defining goals, and effectively hosting events, speakers, and debates.

Here's a link to one version of the YouTube clip referenced in the talk.

Adam's first talk, "Spreading the Message on Campus," is available here.

Direct download: Sep08_10.mp3
Category:ITAF 2010 -- posted at: 6:14pm PST

Robert Gagnon @ ITAF - Pauline Teaching

At Ruth Institute's "It Takes a Family" summer student conference, Dr. Robert Gagnon (of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary) delivers his second talk--this one on the nature of homosexual unions and Paul's teachings on homosexuality.  He begins by discussing the nature of homosexual relationships, their stability, and the challenges they face (including his rebuttal of the "all-their-problems-are-the-result-of-homophobia" argument); then he discusses Pauline teaching and contemporary views on sexual sin in general and homosexuality in particular.

Dr. Gagnon's first talk, "Jesus & Sex," is available here.

Direct download: Sep07_10.mp3
Category:ITAF 2010 -- posted at: 12:25pm PST

It Takes a Family to Raise a Village

(August 2010) Dr J delivers the closing lecture (also entitled "It Takes a Family to Raise a Village") at Ruth Institute's summer student conference.  She traces the roles of marriage in society and gives examples of how the devaluation of marriage has hurt women and children (particularly among the poor and those in Marxist states).

Direct download: Sep06_10.mp3
Category:ITAF 2010 -- posted at: 9:32am PST

Bill Duncan @ ITAF

(August 2010) Bill Duncan gave this talk--on marriage law--as part of "It Takes a Family," Ruth Institute's summer student conference this year in Southern California.  He traces the way United States law has treated marriage, explains how its legal views have altered over the centuries, and finally discusses the way that Judge Walker's federal Prop 8 ruling demolishes the core meaning of marriage.

Direct download: Sep02_10.mp3
Category:ITAF 2010 -- posted at: 9:47am PST

Adam Weinberg @ ITAF - Spreading the Message on Campus

(August 2010) At Ruth Institute's "It Takes a Family" summer student conference, Adam Weinberg (field coordinator from the Leadership Institute) delivered a talk entitled "Spreading the Message on Campus."  He discussed how to recruit and inform on campus and gave an overview of some of the discrimination and other obstacles conservative students face.

Adam's second talk, "Campus Activism," is available here.

Direct download: Sep01_10.mp3
Category:ITAF 2010 -- posted at: 11:28am PST

Dr Robert Gagnon @ ITAF - Jesus & Sex

(August 2010) Dr. Robert Gagnon gave this talk as part of "It Takes a Family," Ruth Institute's summer student conference this year in Southern California.  A professor from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, he delivered a talk entitled "Jesus and Sex."  Dr. Gagnon discussed what Jesus taught about sex--including marriage, homosexuality, and divorce--and how his teachings related to the Mosaic law and the mores of the culture.

Dr. Gagnon's second talk, on Pauline teaching, is available here.

Direct download: Aug31_10.mp3
Category:ITAF 2010 -- posted at: 11:44am PST

Marriage and Freedom in Society

(August 12, 2010) At Ruth Institute's "It Takes a Family" summer student conference, Dr J delivers the opening talk entitled "Marriage and Freedom in Society."  She discusses what the institution of marriage does for society and some of the consequences if it is removed or substantially altered--especially for the very young.

Direct download: Aug30_10.mp3
Category:ITAF 2010 -- posted at: 1:42pm PST

Dr. Miriam Grossman @ ITAF

(August 2010) Dr. Miriam Grossman gave this talk as part of "It Takes a Family," Ruth Institute's summer student conference this year in Southern California.  The author of You're Teaching My Child What? A Physician Exposes the Lies of Sex Education and How They Harm Your Child (2009) and Unprotected: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness Endangers Every Student (2009), she spoke on the physical and emotional effects premarital sex and the hook-up culture have on college students.

Direct download: Aug25_10.mp3
Category:ITAF 2010 -- posted at: 10:21am PST

Love, Life, & the Divine Plan

(August 2010) Dr J gave a reprise of this talk as part of "It Takes a Family," Ruth Institute's summer student conference this year in Southern California.  She discusses her life story and the 4 threats to marriage as outlined by the bishops in the Catholic church's paper of the same name.

Direct download: Aug24_10.mp3
Category:ITAF 2010 -- posted at: 12:00pm PST