23 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

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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.

    REDESIGNING Towards Flourishing with Ethan Brue (ep. 23)

    REDESIGNING Towards Flourishing with Ethan Brue (ep. 23)

    On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by returning guest co-host Kayt Frisch, and together we chat with Dr. Ethan Brue about his new co-authored book, A Christian Field Guide to Technology for Engineers and Designers. Among the topics we discuss: 

    - How we can place technology, engineering, and design in the wider Christian story

    - How technology tends to make itself "invisible" and the implications of that?

    - What it might look like to design a home thermostat with more than just temperature in mind

    - How we can move towards a definition of "flourishing" the goal of good design

    - A fascinating case study about the rise and fall of the electric vehicle in the late 1800s/early 1900s.

    - How we can navigate between technological optimism and pessimism, and what every Christian engineering student should know.

    Get the book: https://www.ivpress.com/a-christian-field-guide-to-technology-for-engineers-and-designers

    To read Dr. Kayt Frisch's review: https://inallthings.org/how-is-your-technology-use-shaping-you-today-a-review-of-a-christian-field-guide-to-technology-for-engineers-and-designers/

    • 50 min
    RECKONING with Race with Vince Bacote (ep. 22)

    RECKONING with Race with Vince Bacote (ep. 22)

    On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by Dr. Vince Bacote, a professor of theology and author. The conversation focuses on two recent pieces by Dr. Bacote: a chapter on Kuyper and Race in Calvinism for a Secular Age and a short book entitled Reckoning with Race and Performing the Good News. Among the topics we discuss:

    Dr. Bacote's testimony of his encounter with Abraham Kuyper's theology and racism, marked by delight, dissonance, distress, and decision.
    Why it is so important to listen to the testimonies of those who have struggled to reconcile evangelicalism's promise with its failures
    Why Dr. Bacote has decided to stay within the evangelical movement and what resources are available for reckoning with race and renewing the movement
    Why we must take culture seriously as we interpret Scripture
    The most important resources from Kuyper and what other thinker Kuyperians should get to know.

    Resources mentioned in this podcast:

    Dr. Bacote's article, "Gifts from Father Abraham": https://comment.org/gifts-from-father-abraham/

    Learning from a Legend by Jared Alcantara: https://wipfandstock.com/9781498226097/learning-from-a-legend/ 

    Follow Dr. Bacote: https://twitter.com/vbacote 

    • 52 min
    RENEWING Our Imaginations with Jessica Hooten Wilson (ep. 21)

    RENEWING Our Imaginations with Jessica Hooten Wilson (ep. 21)

    On this episode of the podcast we are joined by professor and author Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson, to talk about her new book, The Scandal of Holiness. Together we discuss how reading good books can renew our imagination, allowing us to keep company with "literary saints." Among the questions we discuss:

    What makes a character a literary saint, and why should we spend time in their company?
    Why do we have such a hard time trusting holiness, and what do we miss if we lose sight of it?
    Should we seek suffering? How do we distinguish between asceticism and masochism?
    How do various means of engagement (literature, art, contemplation) shape our imagination?
    Who are some lesser known authors that Christians should read?

    Books mentioned in our conversation:

    Moses, Man of the Mountain by Zora Neale Hurston 

    Silence by Shūsaku Endō

    On Reading Well by Karen Swallow Prior

    Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin Jr.

    Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset

    A Lesson Before Dying   A Gathering for Old Men by Ernest J. Gaines

    Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Diary of a Country Priest by Georges Bernanos

     

    Other authors mentioned in our conversation:

    C.S. Lewis

    George MacDonald

    Randy Boyagoda

    Walker Percy

    Flannery O'Connor

     

    Get the book: http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/the-scandal-of-holiness/407181 

    Dr. Wilson's website: https://jessicahootenwilson.com/ 

    Follow Jessica Hooten Wilson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HootenWilson 

    Kelly Latimore 's "literary icons": https://kellylatimoreicons.com/ 

     

    • 40 min
    REDEEMING Power with Diane Langberg (ep. 20)

    REDEEMING Power with Diane Langberg (ep. 20)

    On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by guest co-host Dr. Tara Boer (professor of social work). Together we interview Dr. Diane Langberg, an internationally recognized psychologist, counselor, and speaker, who is also the author of the book Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church (Brazos, 2020). Among the topics we discuss:

    How do we define power, vulnerability, and abuse? How can we identify "spiritual abuse" in a church context?
    Why have some Christians been resistant to the #metoo or #churchtoo movements? Are false accusations a legitimate threat?
    What does it mean to redeem power? What safeguards can be put in place, especially in male-dominated settings?
    How do we support victims and help them heal?
    How have you, during a 50+ year career dealing with these difficult issues, found the courage and hope to continue?

    Dr. Tara Boer's review at In All Things: https://inallthings.org/the-power-within-us-a-review-of-redeeming-power/

    Dr. Langberg's website (lots of resources): https://www.dianelangberg.com/

    American Bible Society: Trauma Healing: https://ministry.americanbible.org/trauma-healing/about-trauma-healing 

    • 41 min
    RESOURCING in a Crisis of Expertise with Josh Reeves (ep. 19)

    RESOURCING in a Crisis of Expertise with Josh Reeves (ep. 19)

    On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by guest co-host Dr. Jeff Ploegstra (professor of biology). Together we interview Dr. Josh Reeves, Director of the Samford Center for Science and Religion at Samford University, and author of the book Redeeming Expertise, Scientific Trust and the Future of the Church (Baylor, 2021). Among the topics we discuss:

    How to make sense of the crisis of expertise in which we find ourselves - is there a way to redeem expertise?
    Distinguishing three forms of expertise, and placing scientific expertise in perspective
    How knowledge is always a communal project, requiring us to trust others and to cultivate communities of critical thinking.
    On the possibilities and limitations of science, what science does well and what it can't do

    Dr. Ploegsta's review: https://inallthings.org/scientists-arent-hostile-alien-priests-a-review-of-redeeming-expertise/

    Follow Dr. Reeves: https://twitter.com/joshareeves

    Buy the book: https://www.baylorpress.com/9781481316156/redeeming-expertise/

    • 49 min
    RETRIEVING Kuyper, Warts & All with Jessica and Robert Joustra (ep. 18)

    RETRIEVING Kuyper, Warts & All with Jessica and Robert Joustra (ep. 18)

    On this episode of the podcast, I talk with Jessica and Robert Joustra, about the new book they've coedited, Calvinism for a Secular Age: A Twenty-First Century Reading of Abraham Kuyper's Stone Lectures. Among the topics we discuss:

    – How can we distinguish between all the varieties of Calvinism and Neo-Calvinism?

    – Why should North Americans living in the 21st century be interested in lectures on Calvinism given by a 19th century Dutch polymath?

    – When it comes to continuing an intellectual tradition, what is the relationship between looking back and looking forward?

    – How should we think about Kuyper's flaws, and how should we complicate his legacy?

    – What can the Kuyperian tradition learn from the wider Christian world?

    – Why might Kuyper's vision be especially appropriate for "a secular age"?

    To read a short piece in which the authors introduce their book: https://inallthings.org/can-calvinists-save-the-world-a-review-of-calvinism-for-a-secular-age/

    • 47 min

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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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