Tag: James K.A. Smith

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #108: Generations

General Introduction – We’re back—at least some of us are – Introducing Danny Anderson – The Christian Humanist Empire expands – Listener feedback The Generation Gap – The history of teenagers – The widening of the gap – Earlier generation gaps – Technological speed – Marketing and separate worlds – The ‘20s and the ‘60s…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #83: The Federalist Papers, Part One

General Introduction – David squares the circle – The chatter continues on the blog – Email, Facebook, or nothing at all What Is a Federalist, Anyway? – The Articles of Confederation – Worthless money – Political uprisings – Federalists and Anti-Federalists – The first ugly campaign – Are people getting dumber? Publius – Friend of…

How many links does it take to get to the center of a Tera-pop?

Yes, I know we’re stretching now.  And the title is all Nathan Gilmour’s fault. Eight decidedly rotten sermon introductions Yet another insightful lecture on political philosophy from Patrick Deneen Chris Gehrz gets his props from James K.A. Smith (and here’s why) A disturbingly enthusiastic encomium for Google chat The sage Michael Austin (his Reading the World:…

Link Elephants on Parade

How Moby-Dick prefigures Nietzsche. Alasdair Macintyre criticizes Research-I universities for not really being universities. Jay Bennet, Super-Calvinist, says, “Get the Christ out of Christmas!” A Message from your University President (parody or prophecy?) James K.A. Smith on the Secularization of Thanksgiving (a couple weeks late) John Milbank connects the secular, mediation, and the global Pentecostal…

The Christian Humanist, Episode #29: Mentors and Telemachi

General Introduction – Reunited and it feels so good – Some talk about offices – What’s on the blog? Etymology – Mental? Mentos? – Turning to the Greek – Why it’s wrong to say “mentee” – Divinity enters in – A relationship between unequals – Grubbs goes allegorical Paul and Timothy – A new kind…