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Stories Still Matter: A Review of Ask the Question for Baker Book Bloggers

Ask the Question: Why We Must Demand Religious Clarity from our Presidential Candidates by Stephen Mansfield 251 pp. Baker Books. $19.99 The book’s title poses a riddle that Ask the Question takes its time to answer: what question should we, the American public, be asking?  And what does “religious clarity” mean in the first place? …

Wooden cross inscribed, "Jesus is risen"

The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, Episode #17: Why So Hopeful?

If we consult the Holy Scriptures we can have no doubt that God promised his church here on earth a better state than this. Philipp Jakob Spener (1675) Given all the problems we discussed in our previous episode, why should Christians today join Pietists like Spener in holding out “hope for better times” — for…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #93.2: Pragmatism

General Introduction – Where’s Grubbs? – A programming note – Listener feedback C.S. Peirce – What do our sentences mean? – Synthesizing physical phenomena – Peirce as Father of Analytic Philosophy – The scientific method – Meaninglessness and falsity – His many systems William James – What makes philosophy “true”? – Ethical and aesthetic enjoyment…