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Join I. J. Makan and Amos Dowber in thoughtful conversations with the brightest minds in neuroscience, religion, philosophy, business, and culture.

    #53 - Jim Madden on Learning to be Free

    #53 - Jim Madden on Learning to be Free

    Jim Madden is a Professor of Philosophy at Benedictine College and a martial artist. He is the author of Mind, Matter, and Nature: A Thomistic Proposal for the Philosophy of Mind and Ageless Athlete.

    In this episode we discuss the type of life a philosopher must live, how one learns to become free in the face of modern nihilism, and Jim’s upcoming book Thinking about Thinking: Mind and Meaning in the Era of Technological Nihilism.

    Check out Jim’s new website where you can read the intro to his new book and more.

    You can follow Jim on twitter @JDMadden3



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    • 1 hr 57 min
    #52 - Kazingram Roundtable on Race, Christianity, and Culture

    #52 - Kazingram Roundtable on Race, Christianity, and Culture

    In our second episode of Kazingram Roundtable, our editors sit down with Axel Kazadi to discuss race and social construction, how Christianity has formed our culture’s morality, what the decline of Christianity might mean, and what it means to have a secular state.

    Axel Kazadi is Director and Assistant Professor of Theology at Kingswood University in Sussex, New Brunswick. He is a PhD student in theology at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, working on a dissertation that focuses on the relation between eucharistic sacrifice and the church in the theologies of Martin Bucer, Peter Vermigli, and Thomas Cranmer.

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    • 1 hr 37 min
    #51 - Axel Kazadi on Nietzche, Hip-hop, and Religion

    #51 - Axel Kazadi on Nietzche, Hip-hop, and Religion

    Axel Kazadi is Director and Assistant Professor of Theology at Kingswood University in Sussex, New Brunswick. Back before becoming a professor, Axel was a hip-hop artist. He is a PhD candidate in Theology at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. He specializes in the theology of John Calvin.

    In this episode, we discuss hip-hop, the importance of practice and habits for success, the importance of community for self-development, as well as Nietzche and Kierkegaard on Christian ethics.

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    • 1 hr 57 min
    #50 - Kaelynne Makan on Love and Overcoming Suffering

    #50 - Kaelynne Makan on Love and Overcoming Suffering

    Kaelynne Makan is Kazingram Dialogue’s number one fan. She is a liturgical artist and a content editor. She is also the wife of our founder and co-host, I.J. Makan.

    In this episode I.J. and Kaelynne discuss marriage, love, child loss, the importance of habits, and how experiencing as well as overcoming suffering shapes both humans and human relationships.

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    • 2 hr 13 min
    #49 - Samuel Sey on Critical Race Theory

    #49 - Samuel Sey on Critical Race Theory

    Samuel Sey is an author, speaker, and blogger. In this episode we discuss the history and tenants of Critical Race Theory, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the fallout from Sam's recent talk at Ambrose University.

    You can follow Sam's blog, Slow to Write or find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

    In this episode Sam mentions the following books:


    Fault Lines by Voddie Baucham
    Confronting Injustice by Thaddeus Williams
    Explaining Post-Modernism by Stephen Hicks
    Cynical Theories by James Lindsay and Helen Pluckrose
    White Guilt by Shelby Steele
    The Quest for Cosmic Justice and Discrimination and Disparities by Thomas Sowell.

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    #48 - Jason Eberl on The Nature of Human Persons

    #48 - Jason Eberl on The Nature of Human Persons

    Jason Eberl is the director and professor of Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics, at Saint Louis University.

    In this episode, we talk about whether humans have a soul, the relationship of the mind and body, what constitutes death, the possibility of resurrection, and the possibility of alien life. Fascinating conversation, you don’t want to miss it.

    During the episode, we mention Jason's ongoing debate at the Romanell Center's Blog, and the upcoming third volume of essays on Star Wars and Philosophy, Star Wars and Philosophy Strikes Back.

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    • 1 hr 48 min

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