Culture

The City Podcast: Homophobia and Other Power Words

by Timothy Motte on August 25, 2014

Some words stop discussion dead.

Being committed to the Liberal Arts, this is not something we are in favor of. And yet, we still need to be able to sum up our positions in a word. We still need labels.

So today we have a political scientist, a philosopher, a Bible translator, and a Great Books educator discussing how to continue discussion in the face of words that demonize and marginalize.

Featuring: Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Cate MacDonald, Dr. Robert Stacey, Dr. David Capes

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The City Podcast: Christianity on Trial

by Timothy Motte on August 18, 2014

We place a lot of faith in the judicial system’s ability to discover truth. We use it to determine everything from parental custody to bankruptcy of corporations to the death penalty. These are weighty matters.

Why would we not apply this tool that we trust to the claims of Christianity?

That is the subject of today’s podcast, featuring Mark Lanier, author of Christianity on Trial.

Featuring: Dr. David Capes, Mark Lanier

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The City Podcast: Local Politics and Social Media

by Timothy Motte on July 14, 2014

In many of the hot button issues, progressives seem to have much more coherent messaging strategies on social media. These tactics are philosophically neutral and ought to be used by both sides.

When it comes to politics, you owe it to your philosophy to study how to win.

Featuring: Rachel Motte, Dr. John Mark Reynolds

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The City Podcast: On Purity

by Timothy Motte on June 30, 2014

This recent blog post by Dr. Reynolds sparked a lot of conversation. In this episode we move from talking about the broader topic of hypocrisy to the more focused subject of purity. 

Have you participated in a purity ball? Write in and tell us about your experience.

Featuring: Rachel Motte, Fr. Micah Snell, Dr. John Mark Reynolds

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The City Podcast: Transatlantic Pro-Life

by Timothy Motte on May 12, 2014

Eminent C.S. Lewis scholar, Dr. Michael Ward, is the faculty advisor for the Oxford Students for Life. Since he also teaches at HBU, this is an excellent opportunity to get some insight into the similarities and differences of the pro-life movements in England and the United States.

Also discussed is pro-life activity as cultural apologetics, and the good and bad aspects of the politicization of abortion.

Links mentioned in this podcast:
The Academy at HBU
Oxford Students for Life debate

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Featuring: Dr. Michael Ward, Dr. Holly Ordway

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You might also be interested in Dr. Michael Ward’s previous appearances on The City Podcast.

The City Podcast: The Interesting Lives of Professors

by Timothy Motte on April 14, 2014

The City, a podcast of Houston Baptist University: Smart. Sane. Spiritual.

Featuring: Dr. Marie Mater, Dr. Holly Ordway, Dr. John Mark Reynolds

Often students don’t realize that their professors have lives outside the classroom. If a student thinks about it at all, she probably assumes that the professor lives in a supply closet on campus.

If they only knew the stories some professors could tell…

Dr. Marie Mater has some the most interesting stories from her travels. And she shares the best ones with us on today’s episode.

Along the way you’ll hear:

  • How to get a cow to cross a rope bridge in the Himalayas,
  • The 3 hardest things for international students to adapt to, (Driving is a big one.)
  • How intercultural communications can go wrong,
  • And 3 things to add to your bucket list.

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Read more from Dr. Mater at Reflection and Choice.