Download or Stream this Episode Today, Coyle and Ed talk about the distinctively modern virtue of hard work–what it is, where it comes from, and how it shapes our contemporary lives. (And they also talk about leisure a bit, which is maybe just an excuse to talk about the Avenger movies.) Enjoy!
Nathan Gilmour discusses John Locke’s “Letter Concerning Toleration” with Michial Farmer and David Grubbs.
Nathan Gilmour leads Michial Farmer and David Grubbs in a discussion of Jonathan Edwards’s 1733 sermon “A Divine and Supernatural Light.”
Download or stream this episode Nathan Gilmour leads David Grubbs and Michial Farmer in a discussion of Desiderius Erasmus’s mock-encomium The Praise of Folly.
Download or Stream this Episode It’s easy enough to say when your friends are doing good things and your enemies bad, but moral philosophy takes on the tasks of saying what makes an act, a habit, or even a lifetime better or worse than it might otherwise have been and of suggesting the extent to…
Nathan Gilmour leads Michial Farmer and David Grubbs in the second of our three discussions of Jedediah Purdy’s For Common Things.
Nathan Gilmour leads David Grubbs and Michial Farmer in a discussion of Rodney Clapp’s 1996 article “Why the Devil Takes Visa.”
David Grubbs leads a discussion with Nathan Gilmour and Michial Farmer about Helmut Thielicke’s 1959 treatise A Little Exercise for Young Theologians. Michial’s joke
Responding to our recent episode on Stanley Hauerwas’s essay “Honor in the University,” my former student Alex Genetti posed a fun question about the essay and the practice of teaching. If you haven’t listened to the episode, give it a run: among other things, it was some of the first Hauerwas that Grubbs or Farmer…
Michial Farmer and Nathan Gilmour talk about banned books and the history of censorship.
Nathan Gilmour leads Michial Farmer and David Grubbs in a discussion of Stanley Hauerwas’s cranky 1991 speech “Honor in the University.” Download episodes of The Christian Humanist Podcast
Danny Anderson leads a conversation with Nathan Gilmour and Michial Farmer about Kenneth Burke’s essay “Terministic Screens.”
Nathan Gilmour converses with Michial Farmer and David Grubbs about Dead Poets Society, the second of our Robin Williams trilogy. The trio takes on the strange, truncated readings of poetry in the film, as well as the conceptions of conformity and friendship that arise.
Nathan Gilmour hosts a conversation about the five “proofs of God” from the opening sections of Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae. Our discussion ranges over what a proof is for, whether the ontology in the proofs holds up post-Kant, whether reason and revelation can really be friends, and all sorts of groovy philosophical things. Our intro music…
We answer your emails today! If you’d like to be included on a future listener-feedback episode, send your comments, complaints, critiques, or criticism to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are the time marks for the individual emails and subjects, should you wish to skip ahead. [03:05] Mark Heard and listener feedback about listener feedback. (See below.) [04:29] Karl…