Culture

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

The City Podcast. Smart. Sane. Spiritual.

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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

The City Podcast. Smart. Sane. Spiritual.

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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.

The City Podcast: International Living

by Timothy Motte on April 7, 2014

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

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

Dr. Marie Mater has lived or spent significant time in 31 countries and territories. From growing up raising steers for the rodeo in Kansas to studying rhetoric in Ireland to avoiding Peking Duck in Singapore, Dr. Mater brings her significant insights of intercultural communication to The City Podcast. According to her, one of the most important aspects of cultural identity and communication is… food.

Mentioned in this podcast: Dr. Mater’s inaugural post at Reflection and Choice, “The Long Road to Rodeo.

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The City Podcast: On Difficult Music

by Timothy Motte on March 31, 2014

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

Featuring: Randall Gremillion, Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Tim Motte

Our last podcast convinced you that you need to listen to opera. In this podcast, Randy lists some fun operas that are great for beginners.

But before we get to the list, there is an engaging discussion of what makes some music difficult, and why it is worth the effort.

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