Tag: Thomas Paine

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #163: Listener Feedback

The Christian Humanists respond to listener emails. [0:00] An announcement from David Grubbs! [5:05] Why Christian Existentialism? [9:12] Kierkegaard and Christendom [17:41] John McAdams and academic freedom [27:09] More holy fools [30:15] Episode suggestions [35:43] John Adams insults / Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution. Also, Assassin’s Creed [39:58] The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (and Fuller…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #143: Proofs for God

Nathan Gilmour hosts a conversation about the five “proofs of God” from the opening sections of Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae. Our discussion ranges over what a proof is for, whether the ontology in the proofs holds up post-Kant, whether reason and revelation can really be friends, and all sorts of groovy philosophical things. Our intro music…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #87: Death

General Introduction – Nathan’s snottier than usual – David goes back to bed – Listener feedback Death in the Bible – A Psalm of Moses – Daniel speaks out – Job knows that his redeemer liveth – Conscious afterlife? – Christ and Lazarus – The Bible’s lack of systematic theology Other Ancient Views – Nathan…

Episode #56: Civil Wars

General Introduction – Comparing offices – What’s on the blog? – Listener feedback – Punching the tar baby Absalom, Absalom! – The roots of civil war in incest – Popular support – Mourning for the enemy – (It’s “Absalon, Fili Mi,” not “Absalon, Mili Fi”) – The Gore Vidal view of history Rome – Which…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #47: Travel

General Introduction – The Dennis Miller ratio – What’s on the blog? And where’s that McLaren review? – On the rhetoric trilogy – A string of feel-good clichés Beginning with the Personal – David’s frequent road trips – Nathan’s front porch – Michial stays in the hotel room – Planes, planes, planes – Email us:…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #28: Kings

General Introduction – Listener feedback: In which Michial takes offense at compliments – What’s on the blog? – A notice about next week King David – What picture does the Hebrew Bible give us of monarchy? – The transition from judges to kings – God’s rejection of Saul – Heightism in ancient Israel – A…