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At the Veritas Forum, we believe we were made to seek truth and be changed by it. We are a community of students, faculty, campus ministers, and more, who are pursuing a vision of the university that seeks and stewards truth and invites people of all backgrounds to explore the ideas that shape our lives. Since 1992, we’ve shared lectures and conversations with a firm belief that generous dialogue is essential for universities and the Christian faith alike.

In this podcast, we're pulling from our archives of recorded events. Learn more about each episode in the show notes and visit veritas.org to learn more about the mission of the Veritas Forum and join us as we explore the ideas that shape our lives.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 218 Ratings

At the Veritas Forum, we believe we were made to seek truth and be changed by it. We are a community of students, faculty, campus ministers, and more, who are pursuing a vision of the university that seeks and stewards truth and invites people of all backgrounds to explore the ideas that shape our lives. Since 1992, we’ve shared lectures and conversations with a firm belief that generous dialogue is essential for universities and the Christian faith alike.

In this podcast, we're pulling from our archives of recorded events. Learn more about each episode in the show notes and visit veritas.org to learn more about the mission of the Veritas Forum and join us as we explore the ideas that shape our lives.

    What do we do when things break? | Makoto Fujimura

    What do we do when things break? | Makoto Fujimura

    PART OF A SPECIAL 6-WEEK SERIES | This season is all about character and virtue — and how we can close our “character gaps” to become better people. But, what does it look like to grow more virtuous in a world with pain, trauma, and grief? Our guest for this episode, contemporary artist Makoto Fujimura, approaches this question through the lens of a centuries-old art form: kintsugi.

    Mako’s most recent book, Art + Faith, is available here: https://www.amazon.com/Art-Faith-Theology-Makoto-Fujimura/dp/0300254148

    Like what you heard? Rate and review Beyond the Forum on Apple Podcasts to help more people discover our episodes. And, get updates on more ideas that shape our lives by signing up for our email newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/veritas/newslettersubscribe_pd.
    Thanks for listening!

    • 30 min
    Can we change our brains for good? | Nii Addy

    Can we change our brains for good? | Nii Addy

    PART OF A SPECIAL 6-WEEK SERIES | The pandemic upended all of our lives. As a response, we started different habits — and perhaps even formed addictions — that helped us to cope. But, after two years of pandemic living, is it possible to change? In this episode, we talk with Dr. Nii Addy, a researcher at Yale specializing in addiction, depression, and anxiety. And he says we can have hope — according to his research, it is possible to rewire our brains for greater mental health.

    If you’re curious to hear more from Nii, check out his podcast, Addy Hour, wherever you listen to podcasts!

    Like what you heard? Rate and review Beyond the Forum on Apple Podcasts to help more people discover our episodes. And, get updates on more ideas that shape our lives by signing up for our email newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/veritas/newslettersubscribe_pd. Thanks for listening!

    • 18 min
    What’s up with kids these days? | Nancy Hill

    What’s up with kids these days? | Nancy Hill

    PART OF A SPECIAL 6-WEEK SERIES | People today reach the standard markers of adulthood — finishing education, getting married, becoming financially independent — later compared to people 50 years ago. Does that mean that kids these days are “behind” in their development? Or should these standard markers be rethought? Our guest today, Dr. Nancy Hill, is a Harvard professor and developmental psychologist. She invites us to consider how attending college might change how we develop — not just in our twenties, but for the rest of our lives.

    You can order Nancy and her co-author Alexis’s book, The End of Adolescence, here: https://www.amazon.com/End-Adolescence-Lost-Delaying-Adulthood/dp/0674916506

    Like what you heard? Rate and review Beyond the Forum on Apple Podcasts to help more people discover our episodes. And, get updates on more ideas that shape our lives by signing up for our email newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/veritas/newslettersubscribe_pd. Thanks for listening!

    • 33 min
    Is "what's my passion" the right question? | Dave Evans

    Is "what's my passion" the right question? | Dave Evans

    PART OF A SPECIAL 6-WEEK SERIES | Career searches often begin with the same question: “What’s my passion?” If you’re in a period of job transition — maybe you’re about to graduate, retire, or have felt like a new job is on the horizon — we want to help. And, we don’t think that “passion” is the best place to start. Join us as we talk with Dave Evans, New York Times best-selling author of Designing Your Life and Stanford professor, about what questions we should be asking when it comes to making our next steps vocationally.

    You can order Dave’s book, Designing Your Life, here: https://www.amazon.com/Designing-Your-Life-Well-Lived-Joyful/dp/1101875321/

    See more of Dave’s books on his website, https://designingyour.life/
    Like what you heard? Rate and review Beyond the Forum on Apple Podcasts to help more people discover our episodes. And, get updates on more ideas that shape our lives by signing up for our email newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/veritas/newslettersubscribe_pd. Thanks for listening!

    • 28 min
    Why should you care about philosophy? | Meghan Sullivan

    Why should you care about philosophy? | Meghan Sullivan

    PART OF A SPECIAL 6-WEEK SERIES | What academic study can help you live a better life today? Medicine, Business, Anthropology, Social Science… Our guest this week, Dr. Meghan Sullivan, argues that philosophy should be on that list. Meghan is a philosophy professor at Notre Dame — she teaches the popular course, God and the Good Life, the freshman intro philosophy course — and she discusses with us four philosophical skills that can help you live a better, happier, even Good, Life.

    You can order Meghan and her co-author Paul’s new book, The Good Life Method, here: https://www.amazon.com/Good-Life-Method-Reasoning-Questions/dp/1984880306

    Like what you heard? Rate and review Beyond the Forum on Apple Podcasts to help more people discover our episodes. And, get updates on more ideas that shape our lives by signing up for our email newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/veritas/newslettersubscribe_pd. Thanks for listening!

    • 29 min
    I’m a good person…right? | Christian Miller

    I’m a good person…right? | Christian Miller

    PART OF A SPECIAL 6-WEEK SERIES | To kick off our third season, we’re starting with the question we’ve all asked ourselves: “Am I a good person?” Our guest, Dr. Christian Miller, has an answer — and it might not be what you think. Christian is a philosophy and ethics professor at Wake Forest University, and he’s spent over a decade studying character and virtue. Starting in 2010, Christian led the Character Project — a research group dedicated to the advancement of the scientific study of character. Recently, he’s honed in on one virtue in particular, honesty, through his direction of the Honesty Project.

    You can order Christian’s trade book on character and virtue, The Character Gap, here: https://www.amazon.com/Character-Gap-Good-Philosophy-Action/dp/0190264225/

    Like what you heard? Rate and review Beyond the Forum on Apple Podcasts to help more people discover our episodes. And, get updates on more ideas that shape our lives by signing up for our email newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/veritas/newslettersubscribe_pd. Thanks for listening!

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
218 Ratings

218 Ratings

Yangmo1967660 ,

Very constructive

Veritas forum always provide very insightful and in-depth discussions on important issues. It has been very formative to me.

Irishcatholic1934 ,

Shame and spirituality

I’ve listened to several of these presentations. This one gets an A++. I learned so much from this relatively short lecture . So often shame is connected at the hip with guilt. Finally I can discern unequivocally their differences, it’s effects on creativity and the way it obstructs the connections and growth between us and another. Thank you!

Montgomery90 ,

Keep it up!

Been listening to these for a number of years now, very helpful.

Just finished “Considering a Career during COVID-19.” Great topic, I appreciated the back-and-forth, occasionally picking daisies. Felt like sitting in a room with 2 professors who were happy to answer real questions.

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