74 episodes

How can we live well together? What gives life purpose? What about technology, education, faith, capitalism, work, family? Is another life possible? Plough editor Peter Mommsen and senior editor Susannah Black dig deeper into perspectives from a wide variety of writers and thinkers appearing in the pages of Plough.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

How can we live well together? What gives life purpose? What about technology, education, faith, capitalism, work, family? Is another life possible? Plough editor Peter Mommsen and senior editor Susannah Black dig deeper into perspectives from a wide variety of writers and thinkers appearing in the pages of Plough.

    The PloughRead: The Strange Love of a Strange God by Esther Maria Magnis

    The PloughRead: The Strange Love of a Strange God by Esther Maria Magnis

    In this article drawn from her memoir With or Without Me, Esther Maria Magnis tells how her prayers were not answered when her father got cancer. Or were they?
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    • 25 min
    The PloughRead: Is Congregational Singing Dead? by Benjamin Crosby

    The PloughRead: Is Congregational Singing Dead? by Benjamin Crosby

    Benjamin Crosby on how hymn singing can help revive a culture of communal music.
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    • 11 min
    The PloughRead: Reading the Comments by Phil Christman

    The PloughRead: Reading the Comments by Phil Christman

    Phil Christman finds community and catharsis in the YouTube comments to Joy Division and other post punk and new wave music.
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    • 21 min
    The PloughRead: Why We Make Music by Peter Mommsen

    The PloughRead: Why We Make Music by Peter Mommsen

    Peter Mommsen on how singing and making (not just listening to) music shapes the soul.
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    • 20 min
    The PloughRead: Dolly Parton Is Magnificent by Mary Townsend

    The PloughRead: Dolly Parton Is Magnificent by Mary Townsend

    Mary Townsend on how the excellence of Dolly Parton helps her students understand Aristotle’s Nicomachean ethics.
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    • 28 min
    The PloughRead: In Search of Eternity by Eugene Vodolazkin

    The PloughRead: In Search of Eternity by Eugene Vodolazkin

    In this excerpt from his novel Brisbane, Eugene Vodolazkin’s character Gleb Yanovsky quits music school because “we’re all going to die.”
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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

AngloHumphrey ,

Less Russell Moore please

Susannah is great. The rest is tolerable. Russell Moore is painful.

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