Tag: John Calvin

MacCulloch, The Reformation: A History

The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, Episode #29: Magisterial and Radical Reformations

Back from a break for our penultimate episode of season 3, Sam and I surveyed a variety of Protestant Reformations, both magisterial (Calvin’s Geneva, the Church of England) and radical (Anabaptists in particular). Featured Books Diarmaid MacCulloch, The Reformation: A History and All Things Made New: The Reformation and Its Legacy Other Readings John Calvin, Golden Booklet of the…

Christian Humanist Profiles 19: Post-Christian Anxiety

Max Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is one of the most important texts in the history of sociology, and people have been citing it with various degrees of approval and understanding for more than a century now. But as the United States increasingly moves into a post-Protestant, even a post-Christian age,…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #139: On Idolatry

Nathan Gilmour moderates a discussion about the treatise On Idolatry by the Patristic theologian Tertullian. Listen as we get mad at Tertullian and move the discussion into the realm of boycotts, guilt, and politics! Our theme music this week is Steve Taylor’s “Guilty by Association,” from 1984’s Meltdown. Does Taylor know that he’s implicitly attacking…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #132: Physics

General Introduction  – Our special guest – Listener feedback – I dream of The Christian Humanist Podcast – C.S. Lewis and universalism – In which we explain pop culture to David Grubbs – Tolkien and Ransom – Anti-vaccination and the Internet – Bible episodes Aristotelian Physics – Phusis and natura – From dirt to gods…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #51: Archaeology

General Introduction – The perils of Vacation Bible School – Introducing our guest – Listener feedback – Grubbsy’s new job The Topic at Hand – Indiana Jones, of course – What tools archaeologists actually use – Other people’s junk – Archaeology as destructive science – Slow but steady The Pre-Archaeological Imagination – Hebrew slaves and…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #32.1: Church Music Revisited

General Introduction – Where’s Michial teach again? – Stuck in the middle with the soulless Calvinists – The plan for November Talking Back, Not Bach – One hand in the hornet’s nest – Forgive us, please – David and Michial hate each other What Is Emotion, Anyway? – Good feelings and a warm heart –…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #21: Literary Criticism

That’s the end of Season 2, folks. We’ve had a great time doing the show, and we’re glad you listen. We explain our summer plans in the show itself. Keep listening, and keep reading! General Introduction – So long, Season 2 – Listener feedback – What’s on the blog? – Our summer plans and our…

Whose Apostolic Succession?

When I was (briefly) a catechumen in the Orthodox Church, one of the big sticking points for me was the concept of apostolic succession. When an Orthodox Christian, reciting the Nicene Creed, says that he or she believes “In one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church,” it’s an assertion that really means something—from my understanding, any…