Tag: Politics

City of Man, Episode 68: The Roots of Country Music

Download or Stream this Episode In today’s episode, Coyle launches a new CoM mini series on country music. Coyle chats with Danny Anderson of the Sectarian Review Podcast, and Michial Farmer, from the Christian Humanist Podcast about Country Western Music and the influences that shaped it. Mentioned in the Episode: Jimmie Rodgers Carolina Chocolate Drops…

Book Review: “Politicians” By Bruce Chapman

There may be one or two Americans left in the country who don’t know that we are currently living in an anti-Establishment, anti-professional, anti-politician era. Nationally we have voted someone into the Presidency whose primary claim to high office is that he has never held office. (In my own state, we have had a smaller…

Book Review: “Last Call for Liberty” by Os Guinness

Os Guinness argues—rightly, I think—that America today is really two nations with incompatible views of fundamental ideas. And while until now these two views have lived in a sort-of uneasy (or even a friendly) peace, our cultural has hit a critical point where open collision between these two views is inevitable, if not already underway.…

Review of “The Vanishing American Adult” by Senator Ben Sasse

That the American people are increasingly petulant and immature is so common an observation that it is very nearly a tired one at this point. Fortunately, Senator Ben Sasse has written the book The Vanishing American Adult which not only makes this observation (and makes it very well), but also provides a few suggestions for how we…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #54: Women on 20s

Knowing History of women on money in the U.S. womenon20s.org Our experiences with the Women on 20s campaign and its Christian Feminist relevance Reading Keep Harriet Tubman–and all women–off the $20 bill Passing On These 10 countries already have women on their currency Underground on WGN Will Tubman grace the $20 bill? Why some groups…

City of Man, Episode 10: Bathrooms and Wedding Cakes Part 2

Download or Stream this Episode In Part 2 of this series, Ed and Coyle conclude their discussion of the recent North Carolina bill concerning gay and transgender persons focusing on issues of religious conscience. Episode 10 Show Notes Corrections from Michial Farmer and Alexis Neal. Recap from last time. Quick (and limited) history of the…

City of Man, Episode 9: Bathrooms and Wedding Cakes

Download or Stream this Episode Coyle and Ed start a two part series examining the recent controversies in North Carolina regarding gay and transgender persons, and public accommodations. Episode 9 Show Notes The North Carolina Law The Letter from Obama Discrimination, freedom, and compulsion. Books/Readings Mentioned in the Podcast North Carolina HB2 ‘The Letter from…

Christian Humanist Profiles 25: The Hobbit Party

Imagine rolling green hills at twilight, speckled with the glow of round windows peeking from under eaves of turf, each opening to a scene of snug, domestic comfort. Imagine an idyllic pastoral land, full of small, happy inhabitants leading small happy lives. Who wouldn’t want to live in the Shire? But we can’t: Hobbiton is…

Just a Dumb Ol' Conservative Theist

So, as I lazily surfed the internet this morning, I pulled up ScienceDaily, my favorite one-stop-shopping site for scientific news of all sorts. (Yes, I do have scientific interests: technology, especially nanotech and edgy materials engineering; exoplanets; archaeology and paleontology—basically anything that would make for a neat story.) While scrolling past tedious stories about reindeer…