169 episodes of New Persuasive Words since the first episode, which aired on August 7, 2015.
Episode 99: Truth and Bull@#!$
January 23rd, 2017 | 30 mins 41 secs
In this episode we continue to reflect on the nature of truth, specifically the relationship between truth, lies and bull@#!$. We reference the following pieces in the podcast: Harry Frankfurt’s On Bull@#!$ and On Truth. We also discuss C.J.
Episode 98: The Myth Of Objectivity?
January 18th, 2017 | 35 mins 24 secs
In this episode we talk about a recent NY Times exchange about objectivity in a post-fact world. You can find the piece here.
Episode 97: Conversation and Criticism
January 10th, 2017 | 29 mins 36 secs
We talk about conversation and criticism and the importance in our culture, inspired by Richard Rohr and A.O. Scott.
Episode 96: Love Is What We Need
January 3rd, 2017 | 31 mins 21 secs
In this episode we take inspiration from a passage from Tomas Halik’s new book I Want You To Be.
Episode 95: Lights Old And New
December 31st, 2016 | 35 mins 55 secs
In our last podcast of 2016 we discuss what may be the most important theological conflict in American religious history: the Old/New Light controversy. We reference a previous podcast we did in this episode. You can find it here: https://www.blubrry.
Episode 94: The Variety of Religious Experience
December 29th, 2016 | 35 mins 2 secs
We talk about religious experience in a secular age inspired in part by a recent article in the NY Times by Ross Douthat. You can find the piece here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/24/opinion/sunday/varieties-of-religious-experience.html.
Episode 93: Patience
December 20th, 2016 | 29 mins 12 secs
We dedicate this most recent podcast about the work of the Czech theologian and philosopher Tomáš Halík to our beloved friend, of blessed memory, Dr. Howard Baker. We continue to miss him and wish we could have listened in on a conversation between Drs...
Episode 92: Born of a Woman
December 13th, 2016 | 29 mins 30 secs
In this episode we consider the birth of Jesus and what it means for us today.
Episode 91: The Electoral College
December 9th, 2016 | 26 mins 55 secs
In this episode we share our thoughts about the venerable electoral college, among other things. Show Notes: We reference a Freakonomics episode on public trust. You can find it here: http://freakonomics.com/podcast/trust-me/