The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, Episode #13: A New Book, A New Season

Turning to blank pages in a book

In Season 2 of The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, I’ll be joined by Mark Pattie (senior pastor, Salem Covenant Church in New Brighton, MN) as we think aloud through our new book project for InterVarsity Press:  Hope for Better Times: Pietism and the Future of ChristianityHelping us out as producer — and, in effect, serving as a surrogate for our audience — is my frequent podcasting/webisoding/teaching collaborator Sam Mulberry.

In this episode, we introduce themselves, share our hopes for the book, vent our concerns about doing it well (can Pietists be both irenic and critical? can we seriously, and with any humility, talk about “the future of Christianity” and aspire to the “renewal” of individuals, the church, and the world??), and throw out an initial big question for our listeners to answer.

This is very much meant to be a conversation — a chance for future readers to shape the book even as we write it! — so please feel free to leave comments, suggestions, and questions here on the CHP show pages, at my personal blog, or on the podcast Facebook page.

You can download this episode — or subscribe to the whole season — at iTunes.

(Image credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Brian0918)

4 thoughts on “The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, Episode #13: A New Book, A New Season

  1. My apologies for posting this question here where it is not on-topic, but I cannot find a way of contacting this site in another way. My question is “Does a Christian Humanist think government should be the primary tool for addressing the needs of the poor?”

    I’ve begun reading a biography of Russell Kirk — author of “The Conservative Mind” — which identifies him as Christian Humanist. The term is new to me. I researched it and found several contemporary public figures identified as Christian Humanists. Several of these people are proponents of massive government programs to alleviate poverty, which Russell Kirk was not.

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