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Two Lutheran theologians who happen to be father and daughter discuss all manner of things, from individual books of the Bible to early church fathers to congregational and devotional life to Nietzsche... and usually at least a sprinkling of Luther.

Queen of the Sciences Sarah Hinlicky Wilson

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 46 Ratings

Two Lutheran theologians who happen to be father and daughter discuss all manner of things, from individual books of the Bible to early church fathers to congregational and devotional life to Nietzsche... and usually at least a sprinkling of Luther.

    2023 Bonus #1: A-Tumblin’ Down audiobook

    2023 Bonus #1: A-Tumblin’ Down audiobook

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    • 21 min
    Vocation vs Bull**** Jobs

    Vocation vs Bull**** Jobs

    Welcome to season 5 of the Queen of the Sciences podcast! Vocation is a topic near and dear to me and Dad, both as a central theological focus of the Lutheran Reformation and also because we just plain take a lot of pleasure in our work. But David Graeber's astonishing book Bullshit Jobs came as a serious wake-up call to us both. In this episode, we review Graeber's case for the precipitous shift from meaningful to meaningless and even actively harmful paid work in the world today, and what it means for an ongoing commitment to the doctrine of vocation.
    Notes:
    1. Graeber, B******t Jobs
    2. The short story "Gold" in my collection Protons and Fleurons is a skewed look at vocation, but not as skewed as Graeber's.
    3. The classic study of Luther on vocation is Gustav Wingren's appropriately titled Luther on Vocation
    4. Related episodes: Hannah Arendt, Cybertech and Personhood
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    2022 Bonus #6: Divine Providence

    2022 Bonus #6: Divine Providence

    Dad's second talk for the NALC Atlantic Mission Region's theological conference, "Stand Fast and Be of Good Courage: The Lord Will Fight for You."
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    • 40 min
    2022 Bonus #5: Divine Violence

    2022 Bonus #5: Divine Violence

    Dad's first talk at the NALC Atlantic Mission Region's Theological Conference, "Stand Fast and Be of Good Courage: The Lord Will Fight for You."
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    • 40 min
    2022 Bonus #4: Luther Discovers His Doctrine of Sanctification in the Saints of Genesis

    2022 Bonus #4: Luther Discovers His Doctrine of Sanctification in the Saints of Genesis

    Sarah's lecture at Johannelund Theological School in Uppsala, Sweden, at a daylong conference on Sanctification in Lutheran Perspective.
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    • 46 min
    2022 Bonus #3: Happiness, Despair, Hope--22 Years at Roanoke College

    2022 Bonus #3: Happiness, Despair, Hope--22 Years at Roanoke College

    Dad's talk at Roanoke College reflecting on his 22 years of service there as a professor of theology.
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

chi-rho ,

Lutheran and Orthodox (in the best sense of both words)

This is my new favorite podcast! I am a busy dad and high school Bible teacher, but to think deeply about theology and philosophy when I can. I have found Sarah and her father to be such a joy to listen to. I have even been moved to prayer and praise.

Check it out, especially if your Lutheran.

Allison E. Reed ,

Such a Gem!

This podcast offers such in depth, interesting discussions weekly. I enjoy the analysis of the Bible and theological topics. I look forward to each week’s episode.

Non Nobis Really ,

My favorite podcast!

I learn more about the faith in an hour of this podcast than I learned in some of my seminary classes, and also enjoy the delightful conversation between father and daughter immensely. And their appeal is ecumenical; I am an Anglican and benefit greatly from the Lutheran perspectives! Highly recommended.

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