The last of the Romans, the first of the medievals—Boethius bridges the gap with his classic work, The Consolation of Philosophy. Join Dr. John Mark Reynolds and Dr. Fred Sanders, of the Torrey Honors Institute, as they discuss the method of Lady Philosophy’s consolation and its relevance to the Christian life. In the course of the podcast, they spend time sitting with the problem of evil, weigh the notions of Fortune and Providence, and consider what Boethius, Lady Philosophy, and the Bible have to say about each. As usual, the time runs out before the ideas do!
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In light of the discussions and rhetoric surrounding Election 2008, John Mark Reynolds, Paul Spear, and Fred Sanders discuss Edmund Burke, his political philosophy which supported change but not revolution, his ability to capture the imagination of the younger generation, and the implications of these reflections for us.
As the restful days of summer conclude and are eclipsed by the inauguration of a new school year, John Mark Reynolds, Fred Sanders, and Paul Spears reflect upon the importance and nature of play. Different from idleness–which is recognized as the devil’s playground–leisure not only offers rest from everyday toils, but encourages growth and wholeness.