ADVICE TO MY DAUGHTER 6: NATURE

by Lou Markos on October 2, 2014

We often speak of nature as our mother, but that is not, of course, the case. Nature was created just as we are. It would be more accurate to speak of nature as our sister than as our mother. Our elder sister, yes, but our sister nonetheless. [click to continue…]

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The City Podcast: The History of Fashion

by Timothy Motte on September 29, 2014

Every day when you dress yourself, you are participating in art.

Why do you choose the clothes you choose? Why are you presented with certain clothing options and not others? Why has men’s fashion never recovered from the utility revolution of the late 19th century?

The history of fashion is a passion of Megan Mueller, director of the Academic Success Center at HBU. She has written an enlightening article in the latest issue of The City (which you can subscribe to here), and it has captured the imaginations of our podcasters.

Featuring: Megan Mueller, Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Cate MacDonald, Dr. Holly Ordway

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ADVICE TO MY DAUGHTER 5: UNICORNS AND MERMAIDS

by Lou Markos on September 25, 2014

Long before you started reading fantasy novels, you had developed a deep and abiding love for unicorns, fairies, and mermaids, and an equally deep fear of (and fascination with) dragons, gorgons, and witches. You didn’t know it at the time, but your experiences in the perilous realms and your encounters with the creatures that dwell therein were building up in you a rich understanding of spiritual struggles and realities, of the nature of good and evil, and of your own significance, and yet smallness, in the face of the super-natural. [click to continue…]

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The City Podcast: The Antidote for Pro-Life Weirdness

by Timothy Motte on September 22, 2014

Should all humans be treated equally? That question is probably pretty easy to answer.

Why? That’s a bit more difficult.

Josh Brahm is the founder of the Equal Rights Institute.

He wants to help pro-lifers be more persuasive and less weird when they communicate with pro-choice people.

So do we. Let’s talk.

Featuring: Josh Brahm, Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Cate MacDonald

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ADVICE TO MY DAUGHTER 4: FANTASY

by Lou Markos on September 18, 2014

I know, my dear daughter, that you have always been a lover of fantasy, and so it seemed right and proper to devote an entry to that often misunderstood subject. Although many of my fellow evangelical Christians are suspicions of fantasy and consider it to be dangerous and even deceptive, you were lucky to have been raised by a father who was himself raised on The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings. [click to continue…]

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The City Podcast: You Can’t Live Without Friends

by Timothy Motte on September 15, 2014

Here is a provocative statement:

Friendship is more important to human flourishing than marriage.

Discuss.

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

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