Hosted by Ken Myers, each issue of Audition contains excerpts of interviews featured on various MARS HILL AUDIO productions. Guests discuss a wide range of topics, including history, philosophy, the arts, science and technology, education, and popular culture, all guided by concerns shaped by a Christian worldview.
Rank #1: Oliver O'Donovan on political theology.
The campaign leading up to the presidential election of 2016 has been an unsettling season for many Americans. Against the disturbing backdrop of social and cultural fragmentation, the two principal candidates for the office seem to be equally divisive, so that whoever wins in November, we are certain to be living through a time of further discord and discontent. Is what we’re living through a sign of the failure of our political structures, or is it the logical outcome of a system with critical design flaws? Does a more hopeful future require the radical revision of some basic beliefs about the public life: about the relationship between state and society, about the purposes of government, and about how the ordering of temporal affairs accounts for the full reality of what we are as human persons? These and other relevant questions are finally theological questions, even if they aren’t always acknowledged as such. In the first of a MARS HILL AUDIO series of special interviews that discuss politics and theology, moral philosopher Oliver O’Donovan (The Desire of the Nations: Rediscovering the Roots of Political Theology) discusses the Church’s historic belief that governments are an expression of God’s rule, that the reality of the kingdom of God is a necessary point of reference if we are to understand politics correctly. This feature is hosted by Ken Myers, producer of the MARS HILL AUDIO Journal. For more information, visit our website at marshillaudio.org.
Rank #2: Audition - Program 12 (Deneen on Wall Street, Berry on Limits).
This issue of Audition features commentary by MARS HILL AUDIO host Ken Myers about recent on-line essays by political theorist Patrick Deneen. The four essays discussed were posted on Deneen's blog, What I Saw in America, and they each offered perspective on our current economic crisis gleaned from classical political philosophy. The essays were titled: "Abstraction," "Political Philosophy in the Details," "Whack a Mole," and "Democracy in America." Also referenced in Myers's comments is the 1976 book by sociologist Daniel Bell, The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism. Patrick Deneen, associate professor of government at Georgetown University, was also a guest on Volume 91 of the MARS HILL AUDIO Journal; a portion of that interview may be heard here. In this interview, Deneen and Myers discuss the thought of Wendell Berry, whom Deneen describes as a "Kentucky Aristotelian."Ken Myers also comments on an article from the May 2008 issue of Harper's by Wendell Berry. Berry's article, "Faustian Economics: Hell Hath No Limits," identifies the destructive (yet perennially attractive) Gnostic tendency to assume that limits are bad and always in need of breaking, a tendency implicated in many forms of cultural disorder.Finally, Myers previews a new audiobook published by MARS HILL AUDIO, called The Passionate Intellect: Incarnational Humanism and the Future of University Education, by Norman Klassen and Jens Zimmermann.[NOTE: To save this podcast as an MP3 file, right-click or (for Macusers) Control-click on the link below and select the saving optionyour browser offers.]
A Christian Review
Rank #1: Secrets of Book Reviewing 3 .
Sometimes your bright ideas don't pan out.
Rank #2: Secrets of Book Reviewing 2 .
An editor's not-so-occult revelations.
Loving Neighbors in a Post-Human Culture
Rank #1: Recognizing What's Bad for Neighbors.
Rank #2: Discerning What is Good for Our Neighbors.
The Kuyperian Commentary Podcast is a weekly podcast offering Christian insights into the pressing issues of the day from a uniquely Kuyperian viewpoint.
Rank #1: Episode 65, Interview with Brian Wright on the Rhythm of the Christian Life.
Pastor Uri Brito welcomes back Dr. Brian Wright to discuss his new book, The Rhythm of the Christian Life: Recapturing the Joy of Life Together.Wright looks to Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s classic work, Life Together, as a helpful model for developing a Christian rhythm for all of the Christian life. Further, he shares the interplay between time alone with God and time with God’s people and argues that there is no contradiction between the two, but rather one works to prepare for the other. We discuss practical steps for incorporating a healthy rhythm into our lives as families and church. This book is immensely practical, Bible-saturated, and a feast for our unrhythmic souls.Kuyperian is giving away one signed copy on Friday. To enter, please share this post on any social media platform and let us know where it was shared by leaving a comment or e-mailing us or tagging us on Facebook or Twitter.Resources:The Rhythm of the Christian Life EndorsementsA Conversation about the Book with Brian WrightExtraordinary Music featured by Smith Leithart, Used with Permission. The post Episode 65, Interview with Brian Wright on the Rhythm of the Christian Life appeared first on Kuyperian Commentary.
Rank #2: Episode 52, Communal Reading in the Time of Jesus; Conversation with Dr. Brian Wright.
Pastor Brito sat down on this one-on-one interview with Dr. Brian Wright to talk about Wright’s fascinating book published in 2017 entitled Communal Reading in the Time of Jesus. Much of the contemporary discussion of the Jesus tradition has focused on aspects of oral performance, story telling, and social memory, on the premise that the practice of communal reading of written texts was a phenomenon documented no earlier than the second century C.E. Brian J. Wright overturns that premise by examining evidence that demonstrates communal reading events in the first century. aWe also discussed whether the assertion that the early church was vastly illiterate is a historically accurate description or whether historians have misunderstood the clear data. The interview concludes focusing on how we can apply the practice of communal reading to our modern church context. While the book is a bit technical, Pastor Brito and Dr. Wright focus on the important applications to Bible Studies, liturgical readings, poetry readings, etc. This interview may encourage a renewed interest in reading and discussing the text, whether of Holy Scriptures or other significant writings together in community.Resources: Dr. Brian Wright’s academic papers can be found here.Wright’s articles on the Gospel Coalition. See link(back) See linkThe post Episode 52, Communal Reading in the Time of Jesus; Conversation with Dr. Brian Wright appeared first on Kuyperian Commentary.
The Davenant Institute advances and renews Christian wisdom for the contemporary church. We seek to sponsor historical scholarship at the intersection of the church and academy, build networks of friendship and collaboration within the Reformed and evangelical world, and equip the saints with time-tested resources for faithful public witness.
Rank #1: "Male and Female He Created Them: Genesis 1-3 and the Meaning of the Sexes" By Dr. Alastair Roberts.
Dr. Roberts argues for an understanding of male and female vocation within creation that mirrored the structure of God's own creative work of first "forming" and then "filling" his world. In the Q&A, he particularly draws attention to the changed social and economic conditions of modernity which have rendered formerly intelligible distinctions of gender roles increasingly difficult to understand and apply.
Rank #2: Ep. 4-Brad Littlejohn on Peter Martyr Vermigli and Thomas Cranmer.
In this special episode Dr. Brad Littlejohn examines the lives of Peter Martyr Vermigli and Thomas Cranmer.
Discussions about ideas, the arts, and culture, with Director John Hodges & Jack Vowell of the faculty of the Center for Western Studies
Rank #1: The Glory of the Lord: The Beauty of Truth and Goodness.
Is Beauty the way to reach today's generation with the Gospel? Hodges and Vowell discuss what Beauty is, how it relates to Goodness and Truth, and how intangible ideas and experiences can only be communicated through material means. This is the craft of an art: to be able to shape material things (sound, clay, paint, stone, words, film) into a means of communicating those ideas and experiences. Beauty may very well be the experience of seeing the connection between the two.
Rank #2: Power of History and the Arts: How Do They Improve Life?.
It has been a while since we posted a podcast! Thanks for sticking with us as we traveled to Europe, sold and bought a house and moved ourselves and the Center to the beautiful retreat house we now have! We hope to get back on our weekly schedule. In this episode, Hodges and Vowell discuss the superiority of history and the arts over law and government for the improvement of life.
A podcast about books and the people who make them.
Rank #1: Richard Bauckham — Jesus and the Eyewitnesses.
Jesus and the Eyewitnesses, when it was first published a decade ago, shook up the field of gospel studies. In a way, that's what Richard Bauckham intended. The book was meant to provoke a paradigm shift — a shift away from form criticism, which sees the gospels as strands of oral tradition, woven together and adapted by various communities, and toward an understanding of the gospels as eyewitness testimony, compiled and organized by particular authors with access to living memory of the events.*EerdCast Sale: order the book at 30% off when you use the code TESTIMONY here: http://bit.ly/2qW5JMj
Rank #2: Mark Amstutz — Just Immigration.
The system is broken. That seems to be the only thing people can agree on when it comes to immigration. Some parties in the debate emphasize security and the rule of law; others call for welcome and compassion. Where should Christians stand?In Just Immigration, Mark Amstutz explores the complex landscape of legal and illegal immigration in the US and argues for a more credible engagement from Christians in the current moral and political debate.*EerdCast Sale: order the book at 30% off when you use the code IMMIGRATION here: http://bit.ly/2qERrMD
Theopolis Institute teaches men and women to lead cultural renewal by renewing the church.
Rank #1: Episode 120: Wine, Women, and Song (Part 1) with James Jordan.
James Jordan discusses how Wine, Women, Song, and the church's warfare and worship are specific points which Satan and evil powers attack. The church is made weak when we neglect the important place of each of these tenets. This is a fun and important one. Enjoy!Learn More!Website: www.theopolisinstitute.comSay "hi" on Twitter:twitter.com/_Theopolis"Like" and Follow on Facebook:www.facebook.com/theopolisinstitute/
Rank #2: Episode 112: Worship in the Garden and the Old Creation, with James Jordan.
What can the Old Creation and the Garden tell us about God and the way he wants us to worship? Here we begin to answer those questions in an excellent new series on worship with our scholar-in-residence, James Jordan. Learn More!Website: www.theopolisinstitute.comSay "hi" on Twitter:twitter.com/_Theopolis"Like" and Follow on Facebook:www.facebook.com/theopolisinstitute/
Criminal Justice Evolution - A podcast for the CJ Professional - Life / Self Improvement / CJ Topics / Motivation / Fitness
Rank #1: CJEvolution Podcast: Mike Witzgall - Former Military, SWAT Officer & Tactical Training Consultant .
Hello everyone and welcome back to the show. Special thanks to all the brave men and women who protect this great country every day. Thank you! Keep up the great work. Big shout out to our sponsors – Detectachem & Onnit. Detectachem is providing mobile threat detection in the palm of your hand. Protecting our brave men and women who protect us. Onnit believes in Total Human Optimization and so should you. From nutrition, to supplements to kick ass gear you can find it all with Onnit. Check out both Detectachem and Onnit at www.cjevolution.com In this episode, Patrick welcomes Mike Witzgall. The son of a career military officer, Mike spent 12 years on active duty as a noncommissioned and commissioned officer (mostly carrying a rifle, rubber boat, and dive equipment running up and down the beaches of sunny California). While in the military, Mike served in the Marine Corps elite Force Reconnaissance teams and then later as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Infantry and Military Police Corps. In 1988, after numerous deployments around the world, Mike left the military as a Captain and joined the Dallas Police Department. During his tenure with Dallas, Mike earned 48 written commendations, 2 life-saving awards, 1 police commendation bar (for valor), 2 Certificates of Merit (for valor) and the Medal for Valor (43rd Recipient). Mike served as a patrolman in south Dallas and as a member of a Tactical team (SWAT). Published in his field, Mike has written numerous articles for law enforcement magazines and has published eight tactical training manuals. Mikes career with Dallas ended after a severe line of duty injury forced him into early retirement. This injury eventually led the amputation of his left leg above the knee. Currently, Mike is co-owner of Charlie-Mike Enterprises, Inc. Charlie-Mike Enterprises, Inc. specializes in teaching courses such as, but not limited to; Hazardous Warrant / Apprehensions, Basic and Advanced SWAT, Basic and Advanced Police Rifle, Hostage Rescue, and Counter Paramilitary Operations. Through Charlie-Mike Enterprises, Inc. Mike has also been contracted as a consultant to review and assist in upgrading security at Independent School Districts and private corporations. Since its inception in 1998, Charlie-Mike Enterprises, Inc. has taught over 1750 officers from as many as 300 different agencies. In addition to teaching SWAT, Mike is a specialist in underwater salvage and recovery operations of small to medium-large size watercraft. Several of these “recoveries” have led to insurance investigations and the conviction of the claimants for arson and fraud. Through hard work and dedication (and with his wife Shelly always at his side) Mike has earned a reputation as an expert in Underwater Crime Scene Reconstruction, Evidence Preservation and Watercraft Recoveries. Mike can be contacted at (972) 291-7809 or at CMESWAT@aol.com. Check out Charlie-Mike Enterprises here: https://www.cmeswat.com/ Check out Mike’s books here: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=mike+witzgall&ref=nb_sb_noss Stay tuned for more great episodes on the CJEvolution Podcast www.cjevolution.com Patrick
Rank #2: CJ Evolution Podcast: Thomas Pecora - Former CIA Security Officer & Author who helped hunt down Osama Bin Laden.
Hello everyone and welcome back to the show. Special thanks to all the brave men and women who work in the criminal justice field. We support you and you thank you for your dedicated service! Keep up the great work! If you love coffee, you are going to love the products from Four Sigmatic. From Cocoa’s to Coffee they have it all. I am a huge fan of the Lions Mane Coffee and I bet you will be too. Head over to www.cjevolution.com and see the link to Four Sigmatic. You will not be disappointed. We are very proud and honored to be partnered with Detectachem. This innovative company is protecting our brave men and women who protect this great country every-day. They offer mobile threat detection for the palm of your hands. Detecting illicit drugs and explosives. See how they can help your organization. Check out the link at www.cjevolution.com We continue to grow because of you the listener and supporter. If you would rate and review the show, we sure would appreciate it. Give us that 5-Star rating on iTunes. In this episode Patrick welcomes Tom Pecora. Tom is prepared to draw back the curtain on the little-known and misunderstood world of the CIA protective operations—security teams who work on the front lines in some of the most dangerous places in the world, doing battle with America’s most determined enemies in the War on Terror and more. Somalia was Pecora’s first deployment as a CIA Protective Operations Cadre (POC) officer, responsible for providing protective operations support in hostile areas of the world. He later headed up a series of the Agency’s undisclosed protective operations teams. From 1989 until his retirement in 2013, he was assigned to multiple war zones across Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, doing the kind of work few are even aware exists. But it does, and Pecora’s direct involvement allowed him to work behind the scenes of some of the most well-known conflicts of our time, including the infamous encounter known as Black Hawk Down, the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, and the hotbeds across the Middle East where fires continue to burn. Over the course of a career that saw him receive the Career Intelligence Medal, Intelligence Star, Meritorious Unit Citation, and numerous Exceptional Performance Awards, Pecora distinguished himself as a Protective Operations Cadre (POC) member and as a CIA Security Officer. And now he’s prepared to shed light on the world of clandestine protective operations and the selfless, heroic warriors dedicated to keeping the United States safe at all costs. Check out Tom and his book here: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Guardian/Thomas-Pecora/9781642930474 https://www.ssiguardian.com/about-us/leadership/thomas-pecora/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-pecora-053b503a/ Stay turned for more great episodes on the #1 Criminal Justice Podcast www.cjevolution.com Patrick
Art. Faith. Mystery.
Rank #1: Something to Push Against: A Conversation with Shane McCrae.
When my guest, poet Shane McCrae, was in high school, he made what he calls a “serious existential commitment” to quit life. The child of a black father and a white mother, has was raised in part by his maternal grandparents, who were white supremacists and denied that he was black. By the time he was in junior high, he was flunking out of school and didn’t care much for anything, he says, besides skateboarding and music. Then, in high school, he saw a cheesy movie that changed his life, because in it, a girl read a poem by Sylvia Plath. He “became profoundly obsessed.” He had an idea that “poetry was either going to be the key to the rest of my life, or there just wasn’t going to be a key.”Shane McCraeHe became a regular at the school library, poring over books about poets’ lives. Plath’s poetry struck him as sad, but the sadness, he said, somehow made him feel better. McCrae dropped out of high school. He was a dad by the age of 18. He got his GED and started community college, eventually transferring to the University of Oregon, where he discovered his favorite poetry, Elizabethan and Renaissance English poetry. Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene became “necessary”, he says, to his conception of himself, his world, his art. He went on to get an MFA and a JD from Harvard Law. Since 2010, he’s written six books of poetry including his most recent, the Guilded Auction Block. He’s received numerous awards and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His is an extraordinary story, but McCrae often speaks of the details of his life with what the New Yorker described as “a judicial coolness that makes the details all the more devastating.” Maybe those details are so devastating because behind McCrae’s literary success is a story of the America we know exists but would prefer did not. His poems are written in meter (he says he wants to adhere to rules) and yet they approximate the sound of the subconscious, as Amelia Klein noted in her review of his book Mule for the Boston Review. Klein wrote that McCrae’s poems “do what the mind does with words when it isn’t using them intentionally but murmuring to itself consolingly and censoriously of its own imperfectly recorded history.” For this episode I talked to Shane McCrae about his new role as poetry editor at Image. We also talked about depression, his love for Sylvia Plath, how the rules of poetry help him to engage the infinite (writing in free verse makes him anxious, he says), and how this connects to a spiritual path that led him from atheism to Islam to the Episcopal Church. Jessica Mesman, May 2019 Resources: Shane McCrae, MuleShane McCrae, In the Language of My CaptorShane McCrae, The Guilded Auction BlockAn Odd Path to Plath, PRI Interview with Shane McCraeDan Chiasson, Shane McCrae’s Poems to America, The New YorkerAmelia Klein, Microreview: Shane McCrae’s Mule, The Boston ReviewHow Shane McCrae Leared to Break the Rules, PBS NewsHour Credits Original music composed by Sister SinjinEpisode produced by Cassidy Hall and Roy Salmond. Don’t miss an episode: subscribe now on iTunes or Google Play. For exclusive content, updates, and sneak peeks at future episodes, become a Patreon supporter on Patreon.com/ImagePodcast. The post Something to Push Against: A Conversation with Shane McCrae appeared first on Image Journal.
Rank #2: Have Faith in Art: A Conversation with Aaron Rosen.
Today’s conversation is with Image’s new visual arts editor, Aaron Rosen. Aaron is Professor of Religion & Visual Culture and Director of the Henry Luce III Center for the Arts & Religion at Wesley Theological Seminary. But he also generates and participates in conversations about religion and the arts outside of academia. He’s spoken at universities, museums, and religious institutions around the world. He writes books about art for adults and children; he’s contributed to newspapers and magazines, and provided commentary for the BBC. He also enjoys working directly with artists and has co-curated exhibitions, including an international traveling Stations of the Cross. Aaron is Jewish, and his wife, Carolyn Rosen, is an Episcopal priest, so he has a special interest in thinking about and practicing inter-faith dialogue. He wants to bring an expansive, multi-faith element to Image’s art coverage while we remain fully engaged in the contemporary art world. He has what he calls an “old-fashioned commitment to really good art,” because the best art, he says, helps us think better theologically. I talked to Aaron about growing up with a Jewish father and Catholic mother; how religion is, for him, a creative experience; and why we need to have, literally, more faith in art. Resources: Aaron Rosen interviews Anne McCoy for Brooklyn Rail Sensation: Young British Artists at the Brooklyn MuseumDamien Hirst’s PharmacyAd Reinhardt’s “black paintings”Graham Greene: “God in the Details,” from the New YorkerWhen Art Disrupts Religion by Philip Salim FrancisMarc Chagall’s White CrucifixionMy Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim PotokThe (Art) Stations of the CrossMichael Takeo Magruder, Lamentation for the Forsaken St. Veronica as patron saint of photographers Father Marie-Alain Coutourier Credits Original music composed by Sister SinjinEpisode produced by Cassidy Hall and Roy Salmond. Don’t miss an episode: subscribe now on iTunes or Google Play. For exclusive content, updates, and sneak peeks at future episodes, become a Patreon supporter on Patreon.com/ImagePodcast. The post Have Faith in Art: A Conversation with Aaron Rosen appeared first on Image Journal.
First Things is published by The Institute on Religion and Public Life, an interreligious, nonpartisan research and education institute whose purpose is to advance a religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of society.Learn more: www.firstthings.com/learnmore
Rank #1: Episode 10 – Against Gender (9. 16. 16).
Remember that time Slate alerted the civilized world to our terrifying feature article on “gay denialism”? Michael W. Hannon was the author of that feature, “Against Heterosexuality,” and he sits down with Matthew and Julia to recall his bombshell and reflect on its consistency with his present life with the Norbertine Fathers. On sexuality and gender, he has opinions to spare. Facebook’s seventy-one gender options: Too much? Or not enough? Then Rusty joins, fresh off his victory (or was it?) in a debate over Catholic perspectives on immigration. Should our preferential option be for immigrants, or for those who are already our neighbors?
Rank #2: The Battle Over Religious Liberty - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.23.19).
In this episode, Luke Goodrich discusses his recent book “Free to Believe: The Battle Over Religious Liberty in America.”
Part of Liberty Fund’s Library of Law & Liberty
Rank #1: The Prudence, Principles, and Passion of Edmund Burke: A Conversation with Richard Bourke.
Richard Bourke's new book, Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke is the subject of this new conversation at Liberty Law Talk.…
Rank #2: From Sacrament to Contract: Marriage, Religion, and Law in the Western Tradition.
In this new installment of Liberty Law Talk, I discuss with renowned legal historian John Witte the recent reissuing of his classic work, From Sacrament to Contract: Marriage, Religion, and Law in the Western Tradition. I discuss with Professor Witte …
The Boston University School of Law Podcasts bring a special series of interviews with BU Law Professors and Thought Leaders. The show is hosted by BU Law Alum and WBZ Radio host Dan Rea.
Rank #1: Constitutional Interpretation.
In this edition of the Boston University School of Law podcast, host and media veteran, Dan Rea of WBZ-Radio 1030 welcomes an expert on constitutional law, theory and interpretation, Professor James E. Fleming to discuss his new book, Constitutional Interpretation: The Basic Questions. Dan & Professor Fleming will discuss constitutional interpretation, who is qualified to interpret the Constitution and partisan approaches to constitutional interpretation.
Rank #2: The Odd Clauses of the U.S. Constitution.
The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land, and throughout history, legal provisions like the First Amendment and Second Amendment have taken center stage. But what about the lesser-known parts of our Constitution? In this edition of the BU Law podcast, host David Yas, a BU Law alum, former publisher of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and a V.P. at Bernstein Global Wealth, welcomes law professor and humorist Jay Wexler to discuss his new book, The Odd Clauses: Understanding the Constitution Through Ten of its Most Curious Provisions. In a wide-ranging conversation, they touch on constitutional oddities such as the Titles of Nobility Clause and the Letters of Marque Clause, and discuss instances where these long-ignored provisions have suddenly become headline news after decades or centuries in hibernation.
We discuss the shape faithfulness to the Gospel should take in the twenty-first century. We talk a lot about theology, but may take up anything pertaining to politics, culture, or society as well.
Rank #1: With Tim Keller, on 'Making Sense of God'.
Pastor Tim Keller, whom you may have heard of, joins the whole cast to discuss his new book 'Making Sense of God.'
Rank #2: Matt Chandler, on Christian courage in a post-Christian world.
Pastor Matt Chandler joins Andrew, Derek and Alastair to discuss his book (with David Roard) *Take Heart.*
Van Til's class on the history of philosophy
Rank #1: Christ and Human Thought 17:: Karl Barth, part 1.
Christ and Human Thought:: Karl Barth, part 1
Rank #2: Christ and Human Thought 8:: Thomas Aquinas.
Christ and Human Thought:: Thomas Aquinas