Morality

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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Are some sins worse than others? Why is there a TV show called Gossip Girl, but not one called Lust Boy? When does temptation become sin? And when does sin become hypocrisy?

These are just some of the questions explored in this conversation that was sparked by a recent blog post by Dr. Reynolds.

Featuring: Cate MacDonald, 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: Are GMOs Frankenfoods or Fantastic Foods?

by Timothy Motte on December 16, 2013

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

Featuring: Dr. Hannah Wingate, Dr. Holly Ordway, Dr. John Mark Reynolds

With all of the controversy over Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in our food, we turned to HBU biology professor, Dr. Hannah Wingate, to get an expert’s opinion. It turns out that chemicals are actually much worse for you than GMOs, and genetic modification actually allows for lower use of chemicals.

And if it can make HBU’s campus smell like bacon, Dr. Reynolds is for it.

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Advice to My Son 15: How to Become a Better Person

by Lou Markos on December 5, 2013

If you want to become a better person, my son, then you need to become conscious of your negative behaviors and attitudes and then work to alter them. The best way to do this is to internalize the Golden Rule: to really and actually treat others as you want to be treated yourself.

I suggest you begin small by modifying your driving habits. [click to continue…]