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Everyday Conversations is a podcast by The Gospel Coalition Australia. Thoughtful Christians gather with friends and chat about issues of life and faith.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
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Everyday Conversations is a podcast by The Gospel Coalition Australia. Thoughtful Christians gather with friends and chat about issues of life and faith.

    Season Finale: Critical Theory Encore with Christopher Watkin, Mikey Lynch, Rob Smith & Brianna McClean

    Season Finale: Critical Theory Encore with Christopher Watkin, Mikey Lynch, Rob Smith & Brianna McClean

    Our most popular episode of the season featured Christopher Watkin, Rob Smith and Mikey Lynch discussing Cultural Marxism and Critical Theory. You asked for an encore—and we’re delivering! In our final episode for this season of Everyday Conversations, the discussion continues. Chris, Rob and Mikey are joined by podcast producer Brianna McClean.

    Christopher Watkin is a lecturer in Philosophy at Monash University. Mikey Lynch is the Campus Director of the University Fellowship of Christians, UTAS. Rob Smith is a lecturer in Theology, Ethics and Music ministry at SMBC. Brianna McClean is a content producer for The Gospel Coalition Australia and a student of Philosophy and Classical Greek. 

    Relevant resources:


    Chris' book on Michel Foucault: Michel Foucault (Great Thinkers)
    Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender and Identity.
    Reason for God
    The Drama of Doctrine
    Theology and Social Theory 2e: Beyond Secular Reason
    Chris' paper on Biblical Cultural Theory 

    • 42 min
    The History of Human Rights: Sarah Irving-Stonebraker, Natasha Moore and Rebecca McLaughlin

    The History of Human Rights: Sarah Irving-Stonebraker, Natasha Moore and Rebecca McLaughlin

    Dr Sarah Irving-Stonebraker, a senior lecturer in History at Western Sydney University, is joined by Dr Natasha Moore from the Centre for Public Christianity and apologist and author Dr Rebecca McLaughlin to discuss the history of human rights. 

    • 25 min
    Entertaining the Masses with Integrity: Colin Buchanan, Karen Pang & Dave Parker

    Entertaining the Masses with Integrity: Colin Buchanan, Karen Pang & Dave Parker

    Beloved Christian musician Colin Buchanan is joined by two of his friends and fellow artists. Karen Pang is an actor (you may remember her from Play School) and Dave Parker is a well reputed music manager, having worked with labels such as Universal Music. These three friends have two things in common: they all work in the entertainment industry and they are all followers of Jesus. So, how do you entertain the masses with Christian integrity? 

    • 27 min
    Practising Law and Following Jesus: Nicholas Aroney, Mark Sneddon and Elizabeth

    Practising Law and Following Jesus: Nicholas Aroney, Mark Sneddon and Elizabeth

    How does being a Christian influence your decisions and priorities as a lawyer? That's the question posed to this week's guests: Nicholas Aroney—a Professor of Professor of Constitutional Law at The University of Queensland, Mark Sneddon—Executive Director of the Institute for Civil Society, and Elizabeth — a Senior Associate and Head of Not for Profit at a major law firm. 

    • 30 min
    Can a Camp Change Your Life? Sheridan Raston, Glen Coombs and Gary Hill

    Can a Camp Change Your Life? Sheridan Raston, Glen Coombs and Gary Hill

    On this episode, we think about the unique impact of camping ministries. Gary Hill, the Executive Director of CRU is joined by Sheridan Raston from CRU WA, and Glen Coombs, the Camps Director for SU. 

    • 22 min
    Cultural Marxism & Cancel Culture: Chris Watkin, Mikey Lynch and Rob Smith

    Cultural Marxism & Cancel Culture: Chris Watkin, Mikey Lynch and Rob Smith

    Chris Watkin is a lecturer in Philosophy and French Studies at Monash University. He is joined by Mikey Lynch, Campus Director of the University Fellowship of Christians at the University of Tasmania, and Rob Smith who is a lecturer of Theology, Ethics and Music Ministry at SMBC. All three spend their days in the epicentre of progressive though; the Academy. They discuss how Christians should think about movements such as cultural Marxism, cancel culture and critical theory. 

    Resources mentioned: 


    Tim Keller's critique: https://quarterly.gospelinlife.com/a-biblical-critique-of-secular-justice-and-critical-theory) 
    Neil Shenvi’s review of Sensoy and DiAngelo’s book (Is Everyone Really Equal?): (https://shenviapologetics.com/quotes-from-sensoy-and-diangelos-is-everyone-really-equal)
    More thoughts from Chris Watkin can be found at: thinkingthroughthebible.com or on Twitter @thinking_bible.

    • 26 min

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Really enjoying these chats

Fabulous chats! Thank you, TGC, Australia! My only request is for there to be parts 2 and 3 to some of the more detailed topics. 20min is not quite long enough to get the most out of the topic and your guests' insight.

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