Tag: theology

Christian Humanist Profiles 144: God Can’t

Download or Stream this Episode In the famous chapter “Rebellion” in Dostoevsky’s great novel The Brothers Karamazov, Ivan Karamazov does not offer logical proof that the universe does not admit of a divine creator; instead he rehearses the suffering of children in the world and says that, if God needs those children to suffer–even if…

Christian Humanist Profiles 85: Science Fiction Theology

Science fiction is driven, not by rockets or lasers or robots, but by wonder. The vastness of space, the mystery of the shattered atom, the possibilities of technology—all push the reader to awe-struck questions: what are we, and what will we be, when the secrets are known? The Psalmist stared at the heavens and wondered…

City of Man, Episode 8: Church and State in Institutional Conflict

Download or Stream this Episode Ed Song and Coyle Neal discuss how the church and state get along or bump heads as institutions. If you’ve not been over to iTunes yet, subscribe now, and start enjoying your new favorite politics podcast! Episode 8 Show Notes: Church and State as Institutions The Church as Sovereign Things we…

Book Review: After the New Atheist Debate

After the New Atheist Debate By Phil Ryan 196 pp. University of Toronto Press $22.95. Of all the books written regarding the “New Atheist” (hereafter, NA) phenomenon, this the first that I’ve seen that has attempted to analyze it from a philosophical, sociological, and ethical perspective, while simultaneously refusing to take sides in what has often been…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #26: Pastrix

** We apologize for the audio glitches in this episode. Intros Knowing How we heard of Nadia Bolz-Weber; why she appeals to us Reading The style of Pastrix: “a messy profanity and prayer-laden theological memoir” Who is the audience for this book? Who is not? Is that okay? Excerpt 1: “The Rowing Team” Excerpt 2:…