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Christian Humanist Profiles 41: Jeffrey Bilbro

There’s often a mutual uneasiness between environmentalists and Christians, especially evangelical Christians, as if believing the Apostle’s Creed means that you aren’t able to care about the condition of the material world, and as if caring about the condition of the material world means that you’re not able to take orthodoxy seriously. Fortunately, Christians of…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #127: Alfred Hitchcock

General Introduction – Snow introduction – Listener feedback – Adjuncts and online education – Women and the Great American Novel Our Experience – Hitchcock and scary movies – Good eeeeeevening – Hitchcock’s iconography Hitchcock’s Reception – From silents to swear words – The Lodger – The critical consensus – Bridging the popular/critical divide – Auteur…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #125: The Great American Novel

General Introduction – Keeping the seat warm – Danny gets it right! – Listener feedback – Christian Humanist University Personal Definitions – Exemplifying American-ness – The changing representation of Huckleberry Finn – Shakespeare as American author – Subverting the American spirit – Great Novels from other countries The Nationalist Epic – Ex post facto epics…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #120.1: Alice Munro

General Introduction – Where’s Nathan? – Recording at night – Listener feedback – On lost causes – A question for Nathan to answer later Situating Munro – Her life and times – Restraint, not pyrotechnics – Munro as a woman writer – Her contemporaries, influences, and heirs – Transparent writing – Munro and the New…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #117: Return of the Jedi

General Introduction – Wrapped up in wires – How tall are we? – Listener feedback The Descent to the Underworld – Opening the third act – Katabasis – A gender-reversed Orpheus – What makes Danny’s daughter upset – A sign of Luke’s power Jabba the Hutt – Fat Brando – Edward Said has an aneurysm…

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…