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The Pugcast is produced by The Logos Center and features Dr. Thomas Price, Dr. Glenn Sunshine, and Pr. C. R. Wiley. The Pugcast is recorded at The Corner Pug--a well-known watering hole in tony West Hartford, Connecticut. (Hence the name, "pugcast"--also the reason there is so much background noise.) The show could be described as "3 over-educated Reformed guys riffing on philosophy, theology, and stuff that bugs them." Each episode they invite you to take a seat in their booth and listen in on their conversation. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-theology-pugcast/support

The Theology Pugcast The Theology Pugcast

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    • 4.9, 102 Ratings

The Pugcast is produced by The Logos Center and features Dr. Thomas Price, Dr. Glenn Sunshine, and Pr. C. R. Wiley. The Pugcast is recorded at The Corner Pug--a well-known watering hole in tony West Hartford, Connecticut. (Hence the name, "pugcast"--also the reason there is so much background noise.) The show could be described as "3 over-educated Reformed guys riffing on philosophy, theology, and stuff that bugs them." Each episode they invite you to take a seat in their booth and listen in on their conversation. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-theology-pugcast/support

    Movies and Shows in a Nihilist Key: How Nihilistic Trends Have Impacted the Movie and Television Industry

    Movies and Shows in a Nihilist Key: How Nihilistic Trends Have Impacted the Movie and Television Industry

    Tom introduces the topic by engaging Thomas Hibb’s book: Shows about Nothing. Chris and Glenn join in with many insights and rich analysis.


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    A Tale of Two Revolutions

    A Tale of Two Revolutions

    In this episode, Glenn contrasts the secular, Enlightenment-inspired French Revolution with the spiritual revolution that transformed England at roughly the same time. The French Enlightenment was an anti-Christian project that provided a radical critique of society and theorized about how to fix it. Once the French internalized Enlightenment ideas, the Revolution became inevitable, though it took a government debt crisis to trigger it. The elite’s theories didn’t solve the problem, resulting in chaos and the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of French citizens. In contrast, the spiritual revolution in England from the Evangelical Revivals reached deep into the lower classes and prevented England from degenerating into the violence of the French Revolution. It also led to Wilberforce and the Clapham sect and the spiritual and moral transformation of English society. Chris and Tom chime in about the philosophical ideas of the Enlightenment and the parallels with America today.


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Why Should Christians Care about Self-Driving Cars?

    Why Should Christians Care about Self-Driving Cars?

    In today’s show Chris introduces the Pugcast crew to Matthew B. Crawford and his book, Why We Drive. Crawford is known for his writing on moral agency and how the manual arts help to develop it. Self-driving cars have the potential for undermining competence and promoting greater dependency on distant institutions. If passivity is already a problem, self-driving cars will only make things worse.


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    On Weeds and Fairy Tales

    On Weeds and Fairy Tales

    Glenn starts off the discussion with “On Weeds and Fairy Tales,” an article in Touchstone by Vigen Guroian. Guroian argues that reason and imagination work together to help us make sense of the world, but only imagination lets us get beyond facts into the realm of meaning and helping us develop a moral sense. This was one of the functions of fairy tales traditionally. But Guroian notes a number of weeds that can choke out the moral imagination which he labels the Idyllic Imagination, the Idolatrous Imagination, and the Diabolic Imagination. As usual, Tom and Chris join in the exploration of all these ideas and more.


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    • 59 min
    From Impiety to Totalitarianism

    From Impiety to Totalitarianism

    In today's show Chris reads portions of Leon R. Kass's, The Beginning of Wisdom. The book contains Kass's reflections on the book of Genesis. Kass is Jewish, and a conservative scholar teaching at the University of Chicago. His reflections on the impiety of Noah's son Ham, and how Ham's descendant Nimrod, the political leader behind the Bible's first political dystopia--Babel--are quite profound. His thoughts on the connection between impiety and totalitarianism provide the basis for discussion for Chris, Tom, and Glenn.  

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    How the Current Cultural Trend Came to Absolutize the Present in Opposition to the Past, Part II

    How the Current Cultural Trend Came to Absolutize the Present in Opposition to the Past, Part II

    This week Tom follows up his topic last week on Presentism. He introduces the topic of 'historicism' and looks at its role in setting the conditions for the current trend of turning against the past in the name of the present. Historicism comes about when the doctrine of providence gets ripped from the doctrine of creation, making human meaning and purpose merely what it is in terms of historical processes. Glenn and Chris add a plenitude of insights as the topic unfolds.

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    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

Readathoner ,

Honesty, Humor, Hermeneutics, and History

Enjoy this podcast. Keeps me thinking and reading even more. With each podcast you get honesty in what they know and don’t know presented with humor and laughs. Add to that the benefit of much academic knowledge with hermeneutics and history and this produces an enlightening balance.

NateDoggyDogDog ,

Inspiring, Encouraging, Enlightening, and other good “ing’s”

These guys have studied deeply, they think deeply, and love and cherish the Lord and his mighty acts, deeply.

Get ready to be taken into a world of theology, philosophy, literature and mystery!

Every episode has not only been interesting but also, just plain fun. The guys know their stuff and it’s great fun to listen to them riff on fascinating and oftentimes complex subjects.

Chris, Tom, and Glenn sound like lifelong friends and they manage to join humility with their obviously high levels of knowledge of their disciplines. A rare combo!

Five stars all the way.

emdschmitz ,

So much great content—Modern Inklings!

I thoroughly enjoy and look forward to this podcast every week! The conversation is rich and insightful but also practical. I leave having learned something new each time. With the various backgrounds/studies of the 3 men, the discussions are filled with interesting information and thoughtful persuasion. I’m often reminded of the Inklings as I tune in. Highly recommend!!

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