Culture

I considered calling this episode “Women Finding Truth and Freeloading Atheists in Cultural Apologetics” because that covers pretty much all the topics we talked about. But as you can see, it’s not really a great title.

The guest is worldview expert Nancy Pearcey. If her book, Total Truth, made the case for a Christian worldview, then her latest book, Finding Truth, tells you how to do it.

There are 5 principles that she discerns in Romans chapter 1 that apply to any worldview. Any philosophy or school of thought that does not recognize God as the foundation of reality inevitably places some part of the creation in the place of God. And the worldview they end up with is never big enough to hold their experience. There’s always some part that sticks out.

Featuring: Prof. Nancy PearceyDr. Holly Ordway, Tim Motte

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The City Podcast: A Boring Film Is Actually a Gift

by Timothy Motte on February 23, 2015

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Want more hours in your day? Go watch an artsy film. It can make 2 hours seem like 5. Now you have a 27 hour day!

On this episode, filmmaker and HBU professor Josh Sikora, talks with Cate and John Mark about why that is. They discuss how time flows differently when you’re reading or watching a movie, the value of remakes and the tragedy of franchises, and two mistakes film and book snobs alike should avoid.

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

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The City Podcast: Dehan on Fashion

by Timothy Motte on February 2, 2015

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This episode is about finding a balance between being attentive to your personal style and obsession about your appearance. Between attraction to beauty and addiction to shopping.

It also has a lot of practical advice for people who need to dress slightly better than they can afford.

Featuring: Dr. John Mark Reynolds (provo[st]cateur), Dr. Holly Ordway (shield maid of Rohan), Megan Mueller (fashion correspondent), and Christina Dehan (almost-native Texan) 

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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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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 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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