54 episodes

Welcome to the In All Things Podcast, where we host conversations with diverse voices about living creatively in God’s created world. Hosted by Justin Ariel Bailey, this podcast complements the creative content found at inallthings.org, the online journal for the Andreas Center at Dordt University.

In All Things Podcast Justin Ariel Bailey

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Welcome to the In All Things Podcast, where we host conversations with diverse voices about living creatively in God’s created world. Hosted by Justin Ariel Bailey, this podcast complements the creative content found at inallthings.org, the online journal for the Andreas Center at Dordt University.

    CLARIFYING Gender with Abigail Favale (ep. 54)

    CLARIFYING Gender with Abigail Favale (ep. 54)

    On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Dr. Abigail Favale about her book The Genesis of Gender. It’s a conversation that seeks clarity about contested questions including feminism, womanhood, and gender identity. Among the topics we discuss:
    Dr. Favale's story of her journey from conservative evangelicalism to gender studies scholar to Catholic convert
    What it might mean to be a "feminist" and the distinctive characteristics of the four "waves" of feminism
    A clear definition of what it means to be a woman
    What it might mean to disagree with the gender paradigm while also caring for persons who have adopted it
    Wrestling with the contemporary issue of pronoun use
    What Dr. Favale would say to young women in contemporary society
    Get the book: https://ignatius.com/the-genesis-of-gender-ggp/
    Follow Dr. Favale: https://abigailfavale.wixsite.com/home
     

    • 38 min
    UNTANGLING Gender with Fellipe do Vale (ep. 53)

    UNTANGLING Gender with Fellipe do Vale (ep. 53)

    On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Dr. Fellipe do Vale about his book Gender as Love. Gender is a topic of ever-increasing complexity, and that complexity requires a guide who can take us into the weeds with conviction and compassion. Among the topics we discuss:
    What it means to pursue a non-reductive account of gender, that takes the body seriously as well as the ways we live socially and culturally. 
    Why it is attractive but also problematic to see gender purely as a social construct
    Why solidarity and justice requires some sort of gender essentialism
    How the category of love can help organize the way that we think about identity, gender, and social goods
    Whether disability is an adequate category for dealing with difficulties in gender
    On what it might mean to move towards "friendship" with our bodies in the midst of the forces of sin and death
    Get the book: https://bakeracademic.com/p/Gender-as-Love-Fellipe-do-Vale/516474
    More on Dr. Fellipe do Vale: https://www.redeemer.ca/resound/god-at-the-centre/ 

    • 51 min
    QUOTING Scripture with Presidents and Kaitlyn Schiess (ep. 52)

    QUOTING Scripture with Presidents and Kaitlyn Schiess (ep. 52)

    On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Kaitlyn Schiess about her book The Ballot and The Bible: How Scripture Has Been Used And Abused in American Politics and Where We Go from Here. Among the topics we discuss:
    Distinguishing between better and worse ways of reading ourselves into the biblical story
    Uniquely American habits of reading the nation into the biblical story, taking every promise or command as directed towards national life.
    Worries about the wide range of political perspectives that are credited to the Bible
    What we might learn from comparing presidents' speeches at the National Prayer breakfast
    What it means to cite Scripture in a diverse, religiously pluralistic society
    The faithful use of politics in the pulpit and in public life
    Get the book: https://bakerbookhouse.com/products/492154
    Follow Kaitlyn Schiess: https://kaitlynschiess.com/ 

    • 47 min
    GIVING Thanks with Cornelius Plantinga (ep. 51)

    GIVING Thanks with Cornelius Plantinga (ep. 51)

    On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Dr. Cornelius Plantinga, about his newly released book on Gratitude: Why Giving Thanks is the Key to Our Well Being. Among the topics we discuss:
    What it means to say that giving thanks is the key to our well being
    The relationship between the spontaneity of "feeling thankful" and the intentional practice of "cultivating gratitude"
    How we might learn from others in our lives or biblical characters as an "apprenticeship" of gratitude
    The difference between the biblical virtue of gratitude and gratitude as "self-improvement"
    Gratitude in the Reformed tradition and other streams
    Counsel for those who struggle to be grateful and where we might start.
    Get the book: http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/gratitude/414400

    • 40 min
    RECONSIDERING C.S. Lewis with Mark Noll (ep. 50)

    RECONSIDERING C.S. Lewis with Mark Noll (ep. 50)

    On this episode of the podcast, I talk with a living legend, historian Mark Noll. Dr. Noll is best known for work in American church history, especially The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind. In this conversation we talk about a new book about C.S. Lewis’s reception in America, using it as a lens for understanding American culture, then and now. Among the topics we discuss:
    Have American Christians always loved Lewis? How does the reception of Lewis among Catholics, Protestants, and the mainstream press shed light on American religious culture, then and now?
    Why were evangelicals the slowest to appreciate Lewis, and what accounts for the change? How does evangelical enthusiasm for Lewis connect to the "scandal of the evangelical mind"?
    Is there anything interesting about reception of Lewis among the Reformed, Kuyperians and others?
    Could there be another C.S. Lewis in our time? Should we even be looking for such a figure?
    As a historian looking at our contemporary times, what are some reasons for discouragement and what are some reasons for hope?
    Get the book: https://www.ivpress.com/c-s-lewis-in-america 

    • 39 min
    FACING Evil with Ingrid Faro (ep. 49)

    FACING Evil with Ingrid Faro (ep. 49)

    On this episode of the podcast I talk with Dr. Ingrid Faro, an Old Testament scholar and the author of a new book on evil in the Bible, Demystifying Evil: A Biblical and Personal Exploration. Among the topics we discuss:
    Why it is important to not separate Bible study from life but to do biblical reflection together with our deepest questions.
    Some of the most significant discoveries about the way that Scripture talks about evil, including one group of words that appears with the word "evil" about 2/3 of the time.
    Questions from my students: why even include the tree in the garden? And why let the serpent roam free? Doesn't this set up humans to fail?
    Counsel on how to name evil in the world and in other humans while also remembering the dignity of our fellow image bearers.
    How we can take responsibility for the evil we've suffered without becoming defined by it. 
    In a world that regularly exposes us to global injustice and atrocity, how do we keep from being overwhelmed?
    Get the book: https://www.ivpress.com/demystifying-evil

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Theology, Culture, Ethics! ,

Much appreciated!

This podcast is a reliable space for thoughtful questions, constructive conversations, and generative ideas. Now 50 episodes in, Justin Ariel Bailey does admirable work as the In All Things host. The variety of guests also keeps it interesting. Take up and listen!

Val Zonnedeld ,

Thank You!

What a great inaugural episode. I look forward to future podcasts. Thanks for engaging these important ideas in a new medium.

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