Tag: Richard Weaver

Christian Humanist Profiles 101: The Benedict Option

Download this Episode In that strange moment that Petrarch called the Dark Ages and Enlightenment historians called the beginning of the Middle Ages, the great city-builders that once stretched their hand from the Euphrates in the East to the Atlantic in the West ran out of energy, and powerful tribes, perhaps the people who inspired…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #140: Answers to Your Questions

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 thechristianhumanist@gmail.com. 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…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #129: Ghostbusters

General Introduction – Getting on up there – In almost-Spring Break – Grubbsy’s back! – Listener feedback – Terence Malick – Where to start with Updike – Christian high schools and Christian colleges The Ghostbusters as Academics – Different from one another – Venkman, the academic tick – Spengler and Stantz, the true believers –…

Christian Humanist Profiles, Episode #5: Honoring the Question

One of the persistent heroes of philosophically minded folks is Socrates, the godfatherof question-askers, the Athenian philosopher, the drinker of hemlock. Although the Platonic dialogues never present him as entirely averse to speech-making, nonetheless, Socrates, in the Apology, famously describes himself as one who doesn’t relay divine wisdom to mortals so much as he asks questions…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #100: Doxology

General Introduction – Spring Breaked, Spring Breaking, Will Spring Break – No listener feedback The Old 100th – Which tune? – A happy coincidence – Defining our terms – Words to frame God’s glory – Biblical doxologies Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow – A broadening experience – Our international outreach – Our own…

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…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #85: The Federalist Papers, Vol. 3

General Introduction – Manageable outcomes assessment – Midterm grades vs. Fall Break – Listener feedback – Teaching rhetoric at Christian colleges The Controversy Over the President – What the Anti-Federalists worried about – Classical fears – Anti-monarchical fever – Fascists and communists – Serraglia and Janissaries Hamilton Responds – Frequent elections (but not term limits)…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #81: Realism

General Introduction – Why we don’t have a Dr. Who episode – The Facebook page So What Is Realism? – The Oxford Guide weighs in – Realism vs. unbelievability – Artistic movements – Architectural realism – The discarding of decoration Realism Before Realism – The probable and the possible – Realism vs. nominalism – Iconography…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #79: The Doctor Is In!

General Introduction – Welcome back! – A hot Minnesota August – Nathan’s premature semester – Looking forward to David’s J-Term – Prolegomena to Rock – Listener feedback – Can we get Nathan to rap? – Like us on Facebook Explain the Encyclopedia – A long ride on an elevator – Introduction to Contemporary Christian Theology…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #74: JEPD

General Introduction – What song is in David’s heart? – Good Monday – When does Spring Break start? – Listener feedback Moses in the Desert – God’s three names – What tense is God’s I in? – Self-definition, inscrutability – Ground of being – The past and the future – The Tetragram – Jewish humor…