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The Cross & Gavel Podcast Anton Sorkin

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

A production of Christian Legal Society — focusing on the interaction between law, religion, and public policy, with an emphasis on building-up Christian students and attorneys to intelligently engage in public life and better love their neighbors.

    163. Second Chance Month — Heather Rice-Minus

    163. Second Chance Month — Heather Rice-Minus

    In honor of Second Chance Month, I am joined by the President of Prison Fellowship, Heather Rice-Minus, to talk ministry in cells and the work that remains to be done for reintroducing prisoners into normal life. Follow their work on their website, here.
    RELATED CONTENT
    This is our second episode on criminal justice this spring. Watch the first episode with Matthew T. Martens here.
    Cross & Gavel is a production of CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY. The episode was produced by Josh Deng, with music from Vexento.

    • 39 min
    162. Learning to Disagree — John Inazu

    162. Learning to Disagree — John Inazu

    Joining me this week to talk about his brand new book, Learning to Disagree: The Surprising Path to Navigating Differences with Empathy and Respect, is John Inazu. He is the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law & Religion and Professor of Political Science (by courtesy) (bio page). Also check out his Substack here.
    RELATED CONTENT
    Confident Pluralism - John Inazu (Episode # 55) The Witte Lectures - John WItte, Jr. & John Inazu (here) Blessed Are The Peacemakers - Ken Sande (Episode # 114) Cross & Gavel is a production of CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY. The episode was produced by Josh Deng, with music from Vexento.

    • 46 min
    161. Reforming Criminal Justice — Matthew T. Martens

    161. Reforming Criminal Justice — Matthew T. Martens

    Joining me this week to talk about reforming criminal justice is the preeminent Christian thinker on matters of law and order, Matthew T. Martens. His new book, Reforming Criminal Justice: A Christian Proposal, is an essential text for helping students and practitioners alike integrate their faith with the legal profession. Buy it here.
    This is the first of three Spring episodes looking at the criminal justice system.
    RELATED CONTENT
    Break Every Yoke (Episode # 138). Romans 13 (Epsiode # 131) Cross & Gavel is a production of CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY. The episode was produced by Josh Deng, with music from Vexento.

    • 46 min
    160. Justice As Friendship — Seow Hon Tan

    160. Justice As Friendship — Seow Hon Tan

    Joining me this week to talk a little jurisprudence is an Associate Professor at the Singapore Management University School of Law, Seow Hon Tan (faculty page). She is the author of the book Justice as Friendship: A Theory of Law (purchase), which looks at the idea of friendship and how it can help us formulate a more just legal system.
    RELATED CONTENT
    Bridging the Civil & Divine - Karen Taliaferro (Episode # 133) Christianity & Constitutionalism: Higher Law - Li-ann Thio (Episodes # 148) Mere Natural Law - Hadley Arkes (Episode # 159) Cross & Gavel is a production of CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY. The episode was produced by Josh Deng, with music from Vexento.

    • 33 min
    SPECIAL EPISODE: The Future of Christianity & Law — John Witte, Jr. & John Inazu (Witte Lectures)

    SPECIAL EPISODE: The Future of Christianity & Law — John Witte, Jr. & John Inazu (Witte Lectures)

    The John Witte, Jr. Lecture Series on Christianity & Law is here! A new venture from Christian Legal Society aimed at advancing the conversation on the integration of Christianity & law.
    In our inaugural lecture inspired by the Dutch Golden Age painters, we venture into the future of Christian jurisprudence with John Witte, Jr. himself. His remarks focus on the future of Christianity and law, with reference to a few of his recent articles on domestic and international religious freedom (provided here and here). He was joined by Professor John Inazu (Wash. U. School of Law) for a period of Q&A after the lecture. His new book comes out in April so pre-order today (here). Also check out his Substack here.
    Finally, if you would like to hear the introductions and concluding remarks, go here. For more on John's publications, check out his website here.
    SPONSOR: The Witte Lectures are sponsored by TRINITY LAW SCHOOL.
    SOUND: Special thanks to Josh Deng for his technical support in getting this audio ready. 
    MUSIC: Prelude No. 2 by Chris Zabriskie.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    SPECIAL EPISODE: And Who Is My Neighbor? — Rev. Dr. Jay Augustine

    SPECIAL EPISODE: And Who Is My Neighbor? — Rev. Dr. Jay Augustine

    Joining me in conversation on immigraiton and Christian character is Rev. Dr. Jonathan C. Augustine.
    He recently released the book When Prophets Preach: Leadership and the Politics of the Pulpit and published a shorter version in the JCLT (here) of his upcoming article with the Howard Law Journal entitled And Who is My Neighbor?: A Faith-Based Argument for Immigration Policy Reform in Welcoming Undocumented Refugees.
     For an introduction to our conversation and a summation of Jay's many, many bona fides, check out our Substack article here.

    • 48 min

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