29 episodes

What is a life worthy of our humanity? How can we live it? Featuring Yale's Miroslav Volf, Ryan McAnnally-Linz, Matt Croasmun, and Drew Collins for conversations exploring theology and culture. Hosted by Evan Rosa. A production of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture.

For the Life of the World / Yale Center for Faith & Culture Miroslav Volf, Matthew Croasmun, Ryan McAnnally-Linz, Drew Collins, Evan Rosa

    • Christianity
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What is a life worthy of our humanity? How can we live it? Featuring Yale's Miroslav Volf, Ryan McAnnally-Linz, Matt Croasmun, and Drew Collins for conversations exploring theology and culture. Hosted by Evan Rosa. A production of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture.

    What is really worth wanting? / Matt Croasmun

    What is really worth wanting? / Matt Croasmun

    Matt Croasmun suggests that if we—a society in crisis—want to live lives worthy of our humanity, we need to ask the deepest question possible and let it inform our thinking: What is truly worth wanting?

    • 56 min
    The Home and Homelessness of God / Miroslav Volf and Drew Collins

    The Home and Homelessness of God / Miroslav Volf and Drew Collins

    Miroslav Volf and Drew Collins discuss home as a source of joy and humanity; the way we organize and order our homes for hospitality; and the homelessness of God and what that means for humanity.

    • 32 min
    Supporting Sacrificial Love: Learning How to Fight a Pandemic from the Army's Chief of Chaplains / Major General Thomas Solhjem

    Supporting Sacrificial Love: Learning How to Fight a Pandemic from the Army's Chief of Chaplains / Major General Thomas Solhjem

    Matt Croasmun interviews the U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains: Major General Thomas Solhjem about whatever transferable wisdom we might apply from armed conflict to our war with Covid-19.

    • 31 min
    How Jazz Teaches Faith & Justice / Julian Reid & The JuJu Exchange

    How Jazz Teaches Faith & Justice / Julian Reid & The JuJu Exchange

    Jazz pianist Julian Reid on music, theology, and improvisation. The keys element of The JuJu Exchange uses the history of blues, gospel, and jazz to discuss how we communicate emotionally and spiritually through music, teaching an important lesson in how to live and long for home while we remain exiles. Features score from The JuJu Exchange's latest release, The Eternal Boombox. Interview by Ryan McAnnally-Linz and Evan Rosa.

    • 51 min
    Capitalism, Christianity, and Morality / David French and Miroslav Volf

    Capitalism, Christianity, and Morality / David French and Miroslav Volf

    "There are no effective replacements for capitalism. The question is, what is the Christian responsibility for the proper functioning of it, and to what extent can we steer the whole of capitalist production to serve genuinely human ends as they are articulated by the Christian faith?" (Miroslav Volf)

    Miroslav Volf and David French discuss economy, morality, and human flourishing—looking in particular at the questions of whether capitalism and conservative moral values can coexist, and how the demands of Jesus’s ethics implicate free market economy.

    • 30 min
    We Are Home for Each Other / Natalia Marandiuc

    We Are Home for Each Other / Natalia Marandiuc

    Theologian Natalia Marandiuc explores the meaning of home and the authenticity of self in a world of both beautiful and toxic difference.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

Smokey's Pod ,

Food for thought

In the time of Covid there is time for much thought. This series feeds that thought.

Stonersmokes ,

Jazz and the longing that leads to hope

This is the only podcast that I have felt compelled to go back to and listen to every episode. I find it consistently compelling and evocative. It dives headlong into the pain and brokenness of our current situation and addresses it with an almost ruthless commmitment to the beauty of truth and the truth of beauty. And though it does not resolve on the superficial, frequently saccharine, Bflat, but the counterintuitively more satisfying Bflat7 (thank you Julian Reid for the theory behind the heartbreaking longing driving blues/jazz), yet I am lead out, stumbling into hope --against hope, as Miroslav reminds us in the episodes by that name. Julian's description of the haunting exilic nature of blues reminded me of the Hebrew genius of Lamentations, written, so I am told, so as to evoke the limping gait of the exiled Jew being led from Israel to Babylon, weeping all the way. And yet in the lament -- hope. Can't thank you all enough.

boilermaker68 ,

Giving life!

I’ve been helped, encouraged, stimulated. I’ve found it to be consistently interesting and thoughtful. Best podcast for Christian interest.

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