Access your downloads at our archive site. Visit Archive
Episode 37 Thumbnail
Audio Album

Disposable Man or Dominion Man? - The Chalcedon Podcast - Ep. 37

The modern world witnesses a troubling drift, as many today, detached from history and divine purpose, see humans as merely “disposable.” This perspective is a far cry from the “dominion man” envisioned by the Scriptures—man made in God’s image to steward and lead creation with purpose.

Mark R. Rushdoony
Martin G. Selbrede
Andrea Schwartz
  • Mark R. Rushdoony ,
  • Martin G. Selbrede ,
  • Andrea Schwartz
Share this

The modern world witnesses a troubling drift, as many today, detached from history and divine purpose, see humans as merely “disposable.” This perspective is a far cry from the “dominion man” envisioned by the Scriptures—man made in God’s image to steward and lead creation with purpose.

Tragically, this detachment from our intended role breeds societal unrest, leading us from one crisis to another. As we abandon our rightful place in history, we risk becoming its victims.

In this episode, we dive deep into this paradigm. Which role will we choose: the disposable or the dominion? Join us to explore the path forward.


Hosted by Mark Rushdoony, Martin Selbrede, and Andrea Schwartz

🎧The audio version of this podcast is also available on iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher.

Watch the video version.

Click to view previous episodes.


Mark R. Rushdoony
  • Mark R. Rushdoony

Mark R. Rushdoony graduated from Los Angeles Baptist College (now The Master’s College) with a B.A. in history in 1975 and was ordained to the ministry in 1995.

He taught junior and senior high classes in history, Bible, civics and economics at a Christian school in Virginia for three years before joining the staff of Chalcedon in 1978. He was the Director of Chalcedon Christian School for 14 years while teaching full time. He also helped tutor all of his children through high school.

In 1998, he became the President of Chalcedon and Ross House Books, and, more recently another publishing arm, Storehouse Press. Chalcedon and its subsidiaries publish many titles plus CDs, mp3s, and an extensive online archive at www.chalcedon.edu.

He has written scores of articles for Chalcedon’s publications, both the Chalcedon Report and Faith for all of Life. He was a contributing author to The Great Christian Revolution (1991). He has spoken at numerous conferences and churches in the U.S. and abroad.

Mark Rushdoony lives in Vallecito, California, his home of 43 years with his wife of 45 years and his youngest son. He has three married children and nine grandchildren.

More by Mark R. Rushdoony
Martin G. Selbrede
  • Martin G. Selbrede

Martin is the senior researcher for Chalcedon’s ongoing work of Christian scholarship, along with being the senior editor for Chalcedon’s publications, Arise & Build and The Chalcedon Report. He is considered a foremost expert in the thinking of R.J. Rushdoony. A sought-after speaker, Martin travels extensively and lectures on behalf of Christian Reconstruction and the Chalcedon Foundation. He is also an accomplished musician and composer.

More by Martin G. Selbrede
Andrea Schwartz
  • Andrea Schwartz

Andrea carries out a number of administrative duties at Chalcedon, putting much attention on promoting Chalcedon through social media and conferences. A main focus includes her direction of the Chalcedon Teacher Training Institute (ctti.org) -- online classes in Biblical law for women. She began working for Chalcedon as a volunteer in 1987 and has been on staff since 1992.

More by Andrea Schwartz
Building kingdom

Keep up with Chalcedon

Subscribe for ministry news, updates, articles, and more.

By clicking Sign Up you're confirming that you agree with our Terms and Conditions.