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In Conversation with David Goa is a regular podcast featuring thoughtful guests seeking to move public and religious discourse beyond the ideological silos that limit public understanding.

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In Conversation with David Goa is a regular podcast featuring thoughtful guests seeking to move public and religious discourse beyond the ideological silos that limit public understanding.

    Steve Bynum

    Steve Bynum

    Steve Bynum has been the senior producer for Worldviews, a global affairs program on Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ. We met at a monastery a number of years ago and our conversations have explored the challenges to democracy, culture, and communities given both the political leadership and the habits of mind in both Canada and the United States of America. In this podcast we explore questions of race, power, and privilege, questions shaking the foundations of our civil society.

    • 51 min
    In Conversation with Emilio Ferrin

    In Conversation with Emilio Ferrin

    Last September I was invited to a conference of the International Council for Middle East Studies titles, “Faith, Community, and Culture”, held at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna. My previous podcasts with Norton Mezvinsky and Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro were recorded on that occasion. This podcast with Professor Emilio Ferrin from the University of Seville is the third of my conversations on that occasion. An eminent historian he has examined Euro-Arab cultural cooperation, early Islam and Islamic modernization.

    • 54 min
    David Jennings

    David Jennings

    David Jennings: lawyer, business man, theological thinker, philanthropist, social critic and cultural entrepreneur, superb board member for so many church and arts organizations, son of the Presbyterian Church, friend and interlocutor. Our wide-ranging conversation touches areas largely foreign to me and perhaps to some of you. He invites us to think again about matters too easily dismissed by party politics and ideological purity

    • 1h 14 min
    Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro

    Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro

    Historians have argued that Christian Zionism migrated into Jewish, largely secular Jewish circles, and seeded forms of Zionism that are foundational to the Israeli state. One of the foremost Jewish scholars of this matter is Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro. He forcefully argues that Zionism has moved Jewish identity away from the Covenant and Commandments, which called the Jewish people, as the scriptures tell us, “to be a holy people and a nation of priests”.

    • 1h 4 min
    Ray Sawatsky

    Ray Sawatsky

    David Brooks, one of America’s fine public intellectuals in his recent book The Second Mountain, quotes C.S. Lewis. I remember reading Lewis’ comment years ago and was delighted to have it brought to mind. “The load, or weight, or burden of my neighbor’s glory should be laid daily on my back, a load so heavy that only humility can carry it, and the backs of the proud will be broken.”
    In preparing this conversation with Ray Sawatsky I heard the echo of Lewis’ words. Ray is CEO and Executive Director of the international NGO Global Aid Network (GAIN). They partner with local governments and churches in various places around the world drilling wells where water is increasingly scarce.
    Our conversation turned and returned to the three transcendental, the good, the true, and the beautiful. We explore the gifts and challenges he was bequeathed through his early formation in the Brethren Gospel Halls, an evangelical and fundamentalist portion of the protestant church with an impact far above its weight. The gifts of the Brethren Church carried a shadow that Ray has struggled with and found his way through.  His insight into the brokenness that so often frames human experience, his surprised discovery of the love and compassion of God, and his growing recognition that the two commandments in the Gospel, to love God above all and ones neighbour as ones self has transformed his understanding of charity into a call for “faithful presence” to those we are blessed to come to know.

    • 45 min
    Norton Mezvinsky

    Norton Mezvinsky

    Norton Mezvinsky, historian and activist, is currently writing a book titled, “Is A Jewish State a Good Idea?” Is it a good idea in the Middle East? This book culminates Professor Mezvinsky’s close to seven decades of thinking about the state of Israel, the Palestinian community, the role of Jewish fundamentalism and Christian Zionism and the relationship of Israel to the United States of America.

    • 45 min

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