Now featuring commentaries following episodes of The Weekly Intellectual!
We are all on a journey. We seek truth, trying to make sense of the world around us - attempting to understand it's complexity. The complexity within us is not the least of these, and the complexity of the universe's origins can be dumbfounding. Join me as I delve into these complexities through conversation and inquiry, using the tools of reason and faith.
Ep. 18 - Sufficient Reason, et al. with Eli Kunisch
Speaking with Eli Kunisch about Sufficient Reason - At what point do we start to believe a proposition? How much evidence do we need in order to change our stance?
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Ep. 17 - on Fyodor Dostoevsky, with Eli Kunisch
Discussing the life and work of legendary Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky with my consistent guest, Eli Kunisch. Deep-diving into our thoughts on the man and his perspective on what it means to be human. We also discuss the work of commentator Sam Harris, the notoriety of Jeffrey Epstein, and other relatables, down the rabbit hole.
This episode on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBpRNFtF2wU
Original Dostoevsky episode on The Weekly Intellectual: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4b1sSPDcNJC222SSI2ikYn?si=7p3CsGEHTDSVgsD-u8TO5w
Ep. 16 - Jesus and His Followers with Abby Kunisch
My beautiful wife and I respond to the Weekly Intellectual episode about Jesus. We discuss Jesus in the time of Covid, idealism in the time of non-ideals, and Christ-followers through time up until today.
You can find the original Weekly Intellectual episode on Jesus here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3IY7JuD7YsXGkwIgK3ozHc?si=Wl85cIJRTj6j7oy82HNfgA
Ep. 15 - Talking Nietzsche with Eli Kunisch
A follow-up conversation, following the recent episode on Nietzsche in The Weekly Intellectual. Eli and I go deeper into the man's work, aim, and place in history. Original episode: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7yZBh9a0rJU0zdcVK6Qq0S?si=Ge6_1vdIRqyL7v67szRXrg
Ep. 14 - Free Will or Determinism? Pt. 1 of "Compatibilism"
Have you thought deeply about the distinction between Free Will and what might be called Determinism, Predestination, or simply Destiny? Eli and I deep-dive into this topic in Part 1 of a Compatibilism series.
In it, we discuss the thought of Sam Harris, Steven Pinker, Robert Sapolsky, Jordan Peterson, Friedrich Nietzsche, David Hume, and John Calvin. We look at Free Will and Predestination in the biblical narrative, as well as the Free Will-Determinism dichotomy of modern science.
Ep. 13 - Humility and Whole-Picture-ism
My first solo episode (without a guest), where I rant for 30 minutes about things that have been on my mind. Eventually it all leads to Whole-Picture-ism and why that is necessary in today's world. Humility is a focus point as well, and I discuss how both concepts fit into my vision for an upcoming book.