Faith

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: The Body and the Imago Dei

by Timothy Motte on December 22, 2014

After the podcast last week with Dr. Renae Schumann about faith and fitness and her complete bodily transformation, Cate was left with so many more questions that we decided to do a follow-up with just her and Dr. Schumann.

In this episode they talk about how to respect the image of God in your body, food as an idol, comparing ourselves to others, and competing views of body image among the high school and college girls that they work with.

Featuring: Cate MacDonald, Dr. Renae Schumann

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The City Podcast: Faith and Fitness

by Timothy Motte on December 15, 2014

Dr. Renae Schumann saw a picture of herself at her niece’s wedding, and that’s when she hit rock bottom.

Dr. Schumann before and after her transformation

She realized that by not taking care of her body, she had not taken care of the image of God. Her story is one of complete lifestyle and body transformation that has made her into a paragon of fitness.

Dr. Schumann is the dean of Houston Baptist University’s School of Nursing and Allied Health. And it started with a week of intense prayer.

Featuring: Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Cate MacDonald, Dr. Renae Schumann

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The view from Dr. Schumann's office The view from Dr. Schumann’s office

The City Podcast: How to Win an Ideological War

by Timothy Motte on November 10, 2014

The Soviet Union definitely lost the Cold War.

But did the West really win it?

Dr. Barbara Elliott encountered hundreds of refugees as she was reporting on the fall of the Berlin Wall. Their stories reveal an unprecedented spiritual revolution.

God help the West if we replace Communism with decadence.

Featuring: Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Dr. Barbara Elliott, Dr. Robert Stacey, Cate MacDonald

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in the HBU recording studio Dr. Elliott is holding a rosary that was blessed by St. John Paul II, who was very instrumental in bolstering the spiritual uprising that peacefully brought down the Soviet Union

The City Podcast: The History of the Unborn, pt. 2

by Timothy Motte on October 20, 2014

The fertility rate in the U.S. fell dramatically in the 19th century from approximately 7 children for every woman to about 3.5 children per woman. 

Historians don’t know exactly why this happened. But Dr. Anthony Joseph thinks that this does tell us at least one thing.

Namely, that the contraceptive mentality precedes the contraceptive technology. 

Featuring: Dr. Anthony JosephDr. John Mark Reynolds, Dr. Holly Ordway

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This podcast was recorded on location at the CiRCE Institute’s 2014 Classical Education Conference.

CiRCE president, Andrew Kern, discusses with Dr. Reynolds and Cate MacDonald what classical education is, the difference between imperial education and classical education, the principle that children are persons, the importance of challenges, the necessity of Christ, and when Socrates would run away from a discussion.

Featuring: Andrew Kern, Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Cate MacDonald

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