The City Podcast: YA Book Reviews and Cultural Apologetics

by Timothy Motte on January 26, 2015

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Continuing our conversation from last week with HBU MA Apologetics grad student, Elizabeth Kendrex, we begin with suggestions of some YA literature you should not read and some that you should. Then we move into how book reviews and cultural apologetics go hand in hand.

Dr. Reynolds also shares the one factor he has consistently seen, in all his years of being an educator, that all great students have in common.

Featuring: Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Dr. Holly Ordway, Elizabeth Kendrex

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You have the opportunity to shape the future of this podcast. Please take this very brief survey. (I’ll bet you can do it in under 3 minutes.) Your feedback helps us make better podcasts that you will enjoy more and learn more from. This link will be available through February. 

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While Young Adult Literature is very popular with both adults and children, there are some very strong reactions against it. (See the links below.)

But this is a complex issue and there are so many questions that beg to be answered.

Is YA even a legitimate genre? Is is just a marketing gimmick? Did you know that Harry Potter was released with two different covers–one for children and one for adults? What differentiates children’s literature from adult literature: the age of the protagonists, the themes, the vocabulary? What about the Chronicles of Narnia? Even if YA is a distinct genre, does it actually follow that adults should not read it for themselves?

To help answer these questions, we’ve brought to the podcast HBU MA Apologetics grad student, Elizabeth Kendrex. She has reviewed scores, if not hundreds, of YA books and has a lot of insights to bring to the conversation. 

Featuring: Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Dr. Holly Ordway, Elizabeth Kendrex

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The Morphing of a Podcast

by Timothy Motte on January 15, 2015

Changes are coming to this podcast, and we need you to do a tiny favor for us. Especially if you are a loyal listener.

All you have to do is take this very brief and fun survey. You can probably do it in less than 3 minutes.

You see, we could just do whatever is in our own minds, but we would greatly prefer to know what is in your mind and make our podcasting choices accordingly.

We’ll post reminders with each podcast through February, but after that, even though the survey will still be active, we’ll be moving ahead with some of the changes. So get your preferences in soon!

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The City Podcast: Hunter Baker Judges Politics

by Timothy Motte on January 12, 2015

Dr. Hunter Baker and Dr. John Mark Reynolds talk politics.

Some of you will want to listen to this; some of you will need to.

You know who you are.

Featuring: Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Dr. Hunter Baker

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If you ever want an example of how to have a friendly discussion while strongly disagreeing, listen to this podcast.

Two Christian philosophers, Dr. Bruce Gordon and Dr. John Mark Reynolds, discuss the issue of whether Young Earth Creationism is a roadblock to faith or a viable theory of origins. They address both the literary interpretation of Genesis and the best scientific evidence we currently have.

You will learn a lot.

Featuring: Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Dr. Bruce Gordon

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The City Podcast: Whither the Christian Blogger

by Timothy Motte on December 29, 2014

Blogging has changed, is changing, and will change. But how?

We don’t have the answers, but we know some good people.

Our guest, Joe Carter, has been blogging since the medium was founded and has seen a lot of change. He is or has been involved in blogging and/or communications strategy for the ERLC, the Acton Institute, the Gospel Coalition, Touchstone, First Things, Patheos, as well as being the founder of the Evangelical Outpost.

If you are a blogger, especially a Christian blogger, you need to determine whether blogging is an activity that you should put your energy into. You need to figure out your blogging strategy. And most importantly, you need to find out how to blog virtuously.

This podcast will help you.

Featuring: Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Joe Carter, Dr. Holly Ordway, Cate MacDonald

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