Category: Sports

Sectarian Review 5: The Football-Industrial Complex

Download or Stream this Episode Join Danny Anderson, Drew Van’tland, and the Book of Nature’s Todd Pedlar for a discussion about the American (and the Christian) obsession with football. Is it idolatry? A socialist conspiracy? Danny, Drew, and Todd talk about these issues and more in an episode meant to pour some cold water on…

I Link. I'm Gonna Kill Myself.

(Yeah, I’m proud of that title.) Who should determine the course of Christian theology–pastors or professors? (I guess no one’s arguing for bloggers or, um, English teachers.) A model for the new literary humanism. Leo Tolstoy’s descendants and fans want the Russian Orthodox Church to reverse his excommunication. Resisting Glenn Beck (or the Glenn Beck…

Hitting the Links

Israeli chess grandmaster Alik Gershon sets a world record by  beating 458 of 523 opponents simultaneously. Jenny Truax introduces distributism, an alternative to capitalism and socialism and communism. John Stackhouse criticizes some particularly bad exegesis of 1 Timothy. Joan C. Williams comments on the social expectations that make such bad exegesis possible. Robert Alter’s translation…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode 23: Fandom and Fanaticism

We’re a little rusty, but give us a break: It’s been a month. Also: No bibliography today. Also also: Our special guest is my wife, Victoria Reynolds Farmer. General Introduction – David keeps his office – Introducing our guest Our Credentials – Hanson, Supernatural, and Rent – Victoria’s academic work with celebrity culture and fandom…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #18: Sports

The music this week, at Nathan Gilmour’s request, is John Fogerty’s “Center Field.” What squadron is Fogerty’s favorite? General Introduction – A tribute to the Internet Monk – What’s on the blog? – Buy our merchandise! Our Experiences – Nathan’s seminary basketball league – The saddest story you’ve ever heard – What do we like…