Podcasts

The City Podcast: Joy in Prison and Other Epiphanies

by Timothy Motte on July 21, 2014

No one knows a text better than a scribe.

When you painstakingly transfer a text word-by-word from one medium to another, you develop a deep familiarity with it. The slowness of the process allows you to ponder and meditate upon what it says. The exactitude required means that you don’t miss any details. 

That’s what Rachel Motte does. As the editor of robertbsloan.com, it’s her job to transcribe Dr. Sloan’s vast archive of recorded sermons and adapt them for easy reading in a text format. Because he is both a very learned New Testament scholar and an excellent communicator, she reports that living with his preaching so intimately has taught her volumes about the Bible.

In this podcast, Rachel sits down with Dr. David Capes (another New Testament scholar at HBU) and shares some of the insights she has gathered while working on Dr. Sloan’s series on Philippians.

What do you do when you want to learn a text well? Have you tried copying it word-by-word?

Featuring: Rachel Motte, Dr. David Capes

The City Podcast. Smart. Sane. Spiritual.

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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

The City Podcast. Smart. Sane. Spiritual.

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Here are the authors and books in the order they are mentioned on the podcast. Feel free to explore the links as you listen. There’s so much more in the conversation than a mere list can convey.

And a final piece of advice: It’s ok to stop reading a book if you’re not obligated to read it and you’re not enjoying it.

Featuring: Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Dr. Holly Ordway, Fr. Micah Snell

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The City Podcast: Grade Shock!

by Timothy Motte on May 26, 2014

The way things currently are, the skills that get kids through high school are not the skills needed to get through college.

Megan Mueller encounters students all the time who were successful in high school who are not able to cope with college grades as low as a B. Dr. Ordway deals with this phenomenon at the graduate level. And Cate MacDonald is working at the high school level to change the way things are.

This podcast will open your eyes to a mental shift that needs to happen in education, and perhaps in other areas of life as well.

Featuring: Megan Mueller, Dr. Holly Ordway, Cate MacDonald

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