169 episodes of New Persuasive Words since the first episode, which aired on August 7, 2015.
Episode 199: To Ash or Not to Ash...
February 11th, 2018 | 41 mins 21 secs
In this Saturday Night Special episode of the podcast we talk a little about Ash Wednesday, its origins and the practice of serving "ashes on the go."
Episode 198: Two Natures? One Person?
February 10th, 2018 | 36 mins 47 secs
In this episode we continue our recent discussions of Luther and the Reformation. We focus specifically on Luther's Christology, asking whether or not it's really what's behind some of the 16th century sacramental controversies.
Episode 197: The Game of the Century and Theology as Language Game
February 7th, 2018 | 36 mins 21 secs
In this episode we talk about the Eagles big Super Bowl victory! We also consider the legacy of the recently deceased theologian George Lindbeck
Episode 196: Luther's Dark Side
February 3rd, 2018 | 34 mins 13 secs
In this episode we consider the dark side of Martin Luther's personality, how it shaped the Reformation and how we should consider it today.
Episode 195: Why Do Evangelicals Still Support Trump?
January 27th, 2018 | 37 mins 5 secs
In this episode we consider why prominent evangelical leaders still support President Trump, even amidst recent revelations of an affair with an adult film star.
Episode 194: What's in a Name?
January 22nd, 2018 | 33 mins 7 secs
In this episode we consider the late medieval philosophical movement called Nominalism. Many think it's the movement that gave birth to the modern world.
Episode 193: Is It Getting Better?
January 12th, 2018 | 35 mins 25 secs
In our second episode of 2018 we ask if the world is getting better. We reflect on Time Magazine's interview with Bill Gates and Rowan Williams' review of John Millbank's newest book, "The Politics of Virtue", co-authored with Adrian Pabst.
Episode 192: A New Tone for a New Year?
December 27th, 2017 | 37 mins 46 secs
In this episode we consider what it would look like to have a more civilized public discourse in 2018.
Episode 191: The Mystery Of Christmas
December 22nd, 2017 | 28 mins 45 secs
In this episode we talk about the mystery at the heart of Christmas: the Incarnation.
Episode 190: Does The Virgin Birth Make Sense, part 2
December 20th, 2017 | 31 mins 4 secs
In the last episode we wanted to talk about whether or not the Virgin Birth still makes sense for modern Christians. We initially wanted to tackle three issues: (1) the biblical witness, (2) the theological truth and (3) the existential significance. We only got to part 1 in the last episode. We hit part 2 and 3 in this one. Merry Christmas.