Episode 194

Student Loan Forgiveness is not Biblical Forgiveness

After four months I finally did it! A new episode of Truthspresso Express!

While driving to work on Thursday morning I outline some thoughts on President Biden's announcement of a program to "forgive" some student loan debts.

When we clear away the politics and emotions, we see the problems with schemes like this. Particularly, the ideology of so-called student loan "forgiveness" is:

  1. Fantasy
  2. Theft
  3. Moral hazard

I also address an article I read that tries to claim student loan "forgiveness" is a Christian idea. The article raises Deuteronomy 15, which I argue cannot possibly qualify.

Sources consulted:

Matt Bernico, "I Paid Off My Loans. As a Christian, I Still Hope Biden Forgives Yours," Sojourners, May 4, 2022.

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Daniel Mynyk

Daniel Mynyk is a software developer with experience in the education, real estate, and manufacturing industries. He is a devout Christian and an affluent lay apologist, having taught adult Sunday School classes in theology and church history. Daniel has authored the book "Freedom To Give: The Biblical Truth About Tithing." He has also been a guest on the syndicated radio show Bob Enyart Live and popular podcasts such as Apologetics Live, Theology Throw Down, and The Rap Report with Andrew Rappaport. He runs the apologetic website TruthHub.org and hosts the weekly podcast Truthspresso. Daniel lives with his wife Chelsea their four kids.