The podcast of the Anselm Society's Arts Guild. Join host Matt Mellema and a rotation of guests at the digital pub table for conversations about faith and storytelling. “Some things have to be believed to be seen." -Madeleine L'Engle
Episode 106: Reading Evangelicals
Daniel Silliman is Chistianity Today's news editor. He joins the table to discuss his new book, Reading Evangelicals. This book explores evangelical identity by looking closely at five bestsellers--Love Comes Softly, This Present Darkness, Left Behind, The Shunning, and The Shack. Silliman discusses why these books resonated with so many evangelicals, and how they shaped American evangelicalism.
Episode 105: Lewis and His Space Trilogy
Steven Elmore is the President of the C.S. Lewis Foundation. He joins the table to talk all things Space Trilogy. He describes how Lewis drew influence from the science fiction of his time, and how he diverged from it. He also explains Lewis' unique conception of alien creatures, and how Merlin ends up in That Hideous Strength.
Episode 104: Phantastes Graphic Novel
Mandi Hart is the President of Cave Pictures Publishing. She joins the table to talk about Cave Pictures' latest project: a graphic novel adaptation of George MacDonald's "Phantastes." She discusses the enduring appeal of the fantasy classic, and the process of adapting it a century and a half later.
Episode 103: For Those Wandering Along the Way
Poet and pastor Ryan Diaz joins the table to discuss "For Those Wandering Along the Way," his forthcoming poetry collection. He explains the value of finding the transcendent in the everyday, and how poetry shaped his own journey out of cynicism.
Episode 102: Civic Renaissance
Author Alexandra Hudson is the founder and curator of Civic Renaissance. She joins the table to discuss her work promoting the classics, and why it's so valuable to wrestle with history's greatest works. She also explains why her upcoming book is "against politeness."
Help, I'm Drowning
Sally Clarkson joins the table to discuss her latest book, Help, I’m Drowning. She explains how rooting ourselves in the larger Christian narrative can help us weather the storms of life together—whether those are the storms we face as a parent, an artist, or simply as a human being.
Love for this podcast coming from Montana. Please never stop!
This podcast is outstanding. It’s a delight to hear a podcast that is Christ honoring, thought provoking, and entertaining! Plus no shortage of interesting topics.
Love the new hosts!
As great as Marcus was, I really like Evangeline and Mandy joining the table.