More Christ Episode Fifty: Dr Richard Beck: Rediscovering an Enchanted Faith in a Secular Age
Welcome to More Christ, where we seek to bring some of the world's most interesting and insightful guests to discuss life's central and abiding questions. In this fiftieth episode in a series of discussions, I'm joined once again by the delightful psychologist, Dr Richard Beck. Richard is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Abilene Christian University. During his teaching career Richard has been honoured as ACU Teacher of the Year, Honours Teacher of the Year, and has won the College of Arts and Sciences Classroom Teaching and Faith Integration awards. Outside of the classroom, Richard travels the world as a sought after speaker and an award-winning blogger and author.
Richard Beck, social psychologist, on death, the devil and Johnny Cash
Richard Beck is the kindest, wisest person you will hear today. He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Abilene Christian University. He is a celebrated teacher and author of a number of works, including Unclean, Reviving Old Scratch and The Slavery of Death. His new book Hunting Magic Eels: Recovering an Enchanted Faith in a Skeptical Age is out now. Beck contributes to his brilliant blog regularly, which also contains all the info you need about his life and work and which can be found HEREHas anything we make been interesting, useful or fruitful for you? You can support us by becoming a Fellow Traveller on our Patreon page HERE.
Dr. Richard Beck joins us to talk about his latest book, Hunting Magic Eels, which I have been regularly recommending to folks. If you're not familiar with Beck, he is an Experimental Psychologist who often writes in a way that intersects psychology (and particularly existential psychology) and theology. His books have been profoundly meaningful for me. We talk about recapturing enchantment in our faith, viewing science through the lens of mysticism, belief as an issue of attention, and leaning into the traditions of the liturgical, contemplative, charismatic and celtic. Follow Richard's Blog Buy Hunting Magic Eels Find More Information about the Post-Evangelical Pastor and Leader Gathering Mentioned At the Top of the Podcast
Monday: Visit prisons. Tuesday & Thursday: Class Lectures. Weekend: Local Church. Everyone, meet Richard Beck. Richard is a professor of psychology who blogs, speaks, and writes books about the merging of psychology and theology. In this week's episode, Zane & Richard spend time talking about Richard's new book, Hunting Magic Eels. Join the conversation as Richard shares how to shift from talking to God more than talking about God, and what it means to live in an "enchanted" world.
RICHARD BECK, Reaching the Next Generation, Part 2
Wednesday Night Conversations
Many non-Christians today would describe their daily lives as more "Christ-like" than their church-going counterparts. But when social justice is separated from God, anxiety, anger and guilt plague our ability to find true joy and self-worth. Join Jonathan and author Richard Beck for part two of this conversation on what God has to offer a generation for whom faith feels heavy and hard to hang on to.
RICHARD BECK, Reaching the Next Generation, Part 1
Wednesday Night Conversations
In a post-Christian world, guilt is not often an effective tool for evangelism. Join author Richard Beck and Jonathan for part one of this conversation about just how much God has to offer a generation for whom faith feels heavy and harder to hang on to.
Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, RICHARD BECK, author of "We Believe the Children: a Moral Panic in the 1980s "(Public Affairs, 2015) and a senior writer at N+1, spoke to New Models about social contagion—from the wild, child abuse allegations of Q and the satanic panics of recent history to the witch trials and blood libels of times before. Deepening the conversation is Richard’s current work on the War on Terror and its remaking of the American worldview.For more:Twitter: @Richard__BeckRichard’s next book, "Fear Itself" is forthcoming from Crownhttps://nplusonemag.com/authors/beck-richard/ https://www.publicaffairsbooks.com/titles/richard-beck/we-believe-the-children/9781610392877/Subscribe here https://patreon.com/newmodels for advance access to the New Models podcast, all 57+ episodes of NM Topsoil, and entry to the New Models Discord server.
Richard Beck (former athlete @ Yorkshire Carnegie, and current Academy coach @ Wasps Rugby) discusses his playing career and how that is shaping his emerging coaching journey.What is your intent? What does that look like?How can you create learning moments?How do you create better people not just better athletes?All topics discussed in this episode.I hope you enjoy the podcast!The Five W's PodcastWhat Works for Who in What Context and WhyThe podcast explores a biopsychosocial approach to athlete development, Each episode explores a unique perspective on the topic from the viewpoint of academia, athletes, coaches, practitioners, psychologists, researchers, S&C and sports scientistsDEFINITION OF TERMS(My current working definitions):BioPsychoSocial: A recognition that athletic and sporting performance depends on the interaction of a large number of interconnected factors; Bio (Physical), Psycho (Psychological) and Social (Socio-Environmental) and the practitioners deliberate planning, implementation, practice and reflection of all three aspects combining to provide optimised individual learning opportunities for athletes and coaches. Psychosocial: The understanding and appreciation of how psychological (e.g., pedagogical / andragogical strategies, motivation, coach-athlete relationship) and socio-environmental (session design, social interaction, leadership) factors underpin physical (bio) performanceThis podcast is a form of knowledge exchange for my Doctoral studies which I am currently undertaking at Leeds Beckett University, so I do want to highlight their contribution to my skills, knowledge and experience as well as a HUGE thank to my supervisory team Professor Kevin Till and Dr Tom Mitchell, as well as all the other lecturers within the Carnegie School of Sport that have and continue to support me on my research-practitioner journey.