Danny Anderson and guests discuss Christianity and the life of the mind.
Sectarian Review 159: CHRN Crossover 2020: Split
For this year's entry in the Christian Humanist Halloween Crossover, Danny Anderson and Nathan Magee discuss M. Night Shyamalan's big comeback film, Split.
Sectarian Review 158: Universal Monsters and Theology
To get you in the mood for both Halloween and Church, this week's guest is Andy Whitaker-Smith, who discusses his book Universal Monsters and how the iconic creature of Universal Studios help us think about the Christian faith. The book can be purchased on Amazon and coincides with a small group discussion via Zoom with First United Methodist Church in Lakeland, Florida.
Sectarian Review 157: Drinking Along with Jon Malesic
Writer Jon Malesic joins the show this week to discuss his recent Commonweal essay, "Drinking Alone," which explores the difficulties of living an academic life in the Rust Belt. What conflicts arise when the life of the mind meets the a working class used up by Capital?
Sectarian Review 156: Discipline, Judgement, Politics, Religion
C. Derick Varn joins the show once again to discuss a wide range of topics, beginning with a book review by Michael Clune in the LA Review of Books about Martin Hagglund's This Life (Socialist Freedom and Capitalist Freedom). We discuss the value of judgement and discipline and apply it to various topics in politics and religion.
Sectarian Review 155: Tremors
Join Danny Anderson, Katie Grubbs, and Jay Eldred as they discuss the classic sci-fi horror comedy, Tremors!
Sectarian Review 154: Weird Christianity
Description:In this big episode, Danny is joined by Michial Farmer of the Christian Humanist Podcast and Ben Crosby to discuss the recent New York Times article by Tara Isabella Burton, "Christianity Gets Weird," featuring Ben himself! Learn all about the ins and outs of an emerging practice of liturgical Christianity and how it differs from Rod Dreher's Benedict Option.
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This podcast is just plain good. Always earnest and insightful, with great guests.
These two Gnostic fanatics scramble to explain away the over 100,000 words of ‘coincidences’ which I presented in Sacred Scroll of Seven Seals. I have repeatedly challenged these clowns to an on-air debate but my request has repeatedly fallen on deaf ears. It is time that the two smartest guys in the room get a good old-fashioned education. This was nothing more than a cheap shot too try and garner fans.
Intellectual and Spritual Growth
As a former student of Danny Anderson, I was excited to find his podcast. The classroom discussion that we had during his Kafka course helped to foster my love for literature. Although encompassing a wider range of topics, including pop culture and religion, the conversations on The Sectarian Review are reminiscent of those discussions. In order to awaken intellectually and spritually, one must question one's understandings and beliefes by examining them from different perspectives. The Sectarian Review is a wonderful platform to facilitate this awakening.