27 episodes

Our daily lives are inundated with ideas. The question we must ask ourselves is, how can we think critically about these ideas in order to identify what is bright with the light of truth, beautiful by a perfect standard, wise with the fear of the Lord, and wonderful in true virtue? Hosted by Jenna DiPrima and Lydia Schaible, All Things Bright and Beautiful is a discussion of life, books, and theology from a confessionally reformed Christian perspective. Our goal is to encourage listeners to read widely, think deeply, and engage in conversations that matter. New episodes every other Tuesday.

All Things Bright and Beautiful Jenna DiPrima and Lydia Schaible

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Our daily lives are inundated with ideas. The question we must ask ourselves is, how can we think critically about these ideas in order to identify what is bright with the light of truth, beautiful by a perfect standard, wise with the fear of the Lord, and wonderful in true virtue? Hosted by Jenna DiPrima and Lydia Schaible, All Things Bright and Beautiful is a discussion of life, books, and theology from a confessionally reformed Christian perspective. Our goal is to encourage listeners to read widely, think deeply, and engage in conversations that matter. New episodes every other Tuesday.

    27. The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael and "A Chance to Die" by Elisabeth Elliot

    27. The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael and "A Chance to Die" by Elisabeth Elliot

    What can we learn from an Irish woman who lived in the 19th century? In this episode we discuss Elisabeth Elliot’s biography of Amy Carmichael, A Chance to Die. We talk about the importance of reading Christian biographies, and various modern topics that Amy Carmichael can help us navigate. We cover self-care and sacrifice, the tension of word and action, and holiness and compassion.

    Resources Mentioned

    A Chance to Die by Elisabeth Elliot

    O, Church Arise by Keith and Kristyn Getty

    Amy Carmichael by Iain Murray

    The Dohnavur Fellowship

    If by Amy Carmichael

    Mimosa by Amy Carmichael

    The Elisabeth Elliot Podcast

    C.S. Lewis: A Life by Alister McGrath

    A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War by Joseph Laconte

    The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

    Fierce Convictions by Karen Swallow Prior

    John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace by Jonathan Aitkan

    Susie by Ray Rhodes

    Theologians on the Christian Life by Crossway

    Christians Heroes Then and Now

    Do Great Things for God Series by The Good Book Company

    • 43 min
    26. Union with Christ and "You Are Not Your Own" with Guest Dr. Alan Noble

    26. Union with Christ and "You Are Not Your Own" with Guest Dr. Alan Noble

    How do we grapple with a world that seems, as T.S. Eliot puts it “advances progressively backward.” In his book You Are Not Your Own, Dr. Alan Noble argues that the increasing cultural emphasis on efficiency, and increasing isolation have created an inhuman world. In this episode we talk with Dr. Noble about how our unity with Christ gives us meaning, purpose, and hope as we live in this world. We discuss despair, self-medication and escapism, and the antidotes of gratitude toward God, examining ourselves, death to self, and resting in belonging to Christ, our only hope in life and death.

    Resources Mentioned

    Disruptive Witness by Alan Noble

    You Are Not Your Own by Alan Noble

    Strangely Bright by Joe Rigney

    Episode 18: Can You Love God and Enjoy This World?

    Ethics by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis

    Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis

    • 34 min
    25. Delighting in the Doctrine of the Church with Guest Erin Wheeler

    25. Delighting in the Doctrine of the Church with Guest Erin Wheeler

    Why is the local church important? In this episode we’re joined by Erin Wheeler to discuss the centrality of the church in the life of the Christian. We discuss how culture has impacted our ecclesiology, the gift the church can be in how we serve one another, and the necessity of our physical presence in the local church. We discuss the purpose of the church, criticisms of the church and how we should think about them, how we can prioritize the local church in various stages of our lives, and the ins and outs of discipleship.

    Resources mentioned

    The Church: Delighting in the Doctrine of the Church by Erin Wheeler

    The Good Portion Series

    Episode 16: “How Can Women Thrive in the Local Church” with Guest Keri Folmer

    Christ: The Doctrine of Christ, for Every Woman by Jenny Manley

    Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus by Mark Dever

    Fix Your Eyes by Amy Gannett

    Jesus Through the Eyes of Women by Rebecca McLaughlin

    Delighting in the Trinity by Michael Reeves

    Priscilla Talk

    • 48 min
    24. Why are we Confessionally Reformed?

    24. Why are we Confessionally Reformed?

    Why do we take the time to introduce ourselves as “confessionally reformed?" In this episode we discuss Carl Trueman’s book The Creedal Imperative. We talk about why we think confessionalism is important and warn against the cultural influence that causes us to approach tradition with suspicion. We discuss authority, tradition, the power of words, and how embracing creeds and confessions can lead to worship and unity.

    Resources Mentioned

    The Creedal Imperative by Carl Trueman

    Rediscovering Conservatism by Yoram Hazony

    Episode 20: Expressive Individualism and Strange New World by Carl Trueman

    Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

    The Apostles Creed for All God’s Children By Ben Myers

    The New City Catechism

    The Westminster Shorter Catechism

    The Good News We Almost Forgot by Kevin DeYoung

    Affirming the Apostles Creed by J.I. Packer

    • 40 min
    23. How Should Christians Think About the Arts and Humor? with Guest James Cary

    23. How Should Christians Think About the Arts and Humor? with Guest James Cary

    Art and humor can be difficult to define, but we all know it when we see it. But how should Christians think about the arts and humor? Are there boundaries and rules to what Christians produce and consume? In this episode we’re joined by BBC comedy writer, author, and podcaster, James Cary. We discuss the importance of enjoying the arts, how comedy is about truth-telling yet still seems to be at odds with religion. Cary discusses his view that Art is important, life is poetry, the Bible is funny (and that Jesus is too). He answers questions on the risks of reading the Bible without a sense of humor, and the essentially human component of humor.

    Resources mentioned

    The Sacred Art of Joking by James Cary

    Cooper and Cary Have Words

    Sitcom Geeks

    Popcorn Parenting

    How Lightyear is a bit of a Buzzkill by James Cary

    Life is Beautiful (movie)

    The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis

    That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis

    1984 by George Orwell

    Animal Farm by George Orwell

    Perelandra by C.S. Lewis

    The Gospel According to a Sitcom Writer by James Cary

    Water into Wine by James Cary

    The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

    Going to Church in Medieval England by Nicholas Orme

    Cynical Discourses by Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay

    The Real Great Escape by Guy Walters

    Stranger Things Season 4

    Substack James Cary

    • 52 min
    22. "God and the Transgender Debate" with Guest Dr. Andrew Walker

    22. "God and the Transgender Debate" with Guest Dr. Andrew Walker

    At the heart of the transgender debate is the issue of human dignity. Therefore, it is crucial that Christians should care about current public policy and firmly defend biblical principles that promote truth telling and human flourishing. In this episode we are joined by Dr. Andrew Walker. Together we discuss the overturn of Roe, how to think about current social and political issues from a biblical perspective, and what the average Christian should think of as their duty in the face of ethical issues such as abortion and transgenderism. Dr. Walker gives practical, compassionate advice on how we should think about gender, the call we have all been given for truth-telling, and what the landscape of religious liberty looks like now (and may look like in the future) as we engage with these pressing issues.

    Resources

    Liberty For All: Defending Everyone’s Religious Freedom in a Pluralistic Age by Andrew Walker

    God and the Transgender Debate by Andrew Walker

    The Case for Life by Scott Klusendorf

    The Transgender Fantasy: What I Wish Every Pastor Knew by Andrew Walker

    Alliance Defending Freedom

    World Opinions

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

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I LOVE this podcast. I look forward to their new release every other week. The interviews and discussions about books & Christian topics are deeply encouraging and edifying. The content is both accessible and deep, pertaining to new believers, mature Christians, and curious non-believers. I highly recommend!

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This is one of my favorite podcasts! Jenna and Lydia bring fresh insights to the books they discuss and their interviews are great. They’re doing great work in provoking intellectual engagement and thoughtful Christian dialogue surrounding a host of relevant topics. Highly recommend!

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