What does it take to become a person who is deeply thoughtful, theologically well-formed, and resolutely compassionate? The Whole Person Revolution podcast with Anne Snyder features leaders like this who are pioneering fresh pathways of hope made real.
Gender in Christianity, Gender in Judaism
Judaism and Christianity are inextricably bound up in one another. Even when their histories split apart, the dynamics they negotiate in modernity often echo the other’s internal dialogue and communal practice. The case of gender is no exception. In this episode, New York Times columnist David Brooks and attorney and Jewish thinker Yishai Schwartz compare and contrast the overlapping inheritances. Cited pieces include David’s “The Feminine Way to Wisdom” in the fall issue of Comment, and Yishai’s “Obligation and Inspiration,” also in Comment’s fall issue.
Men Can Be Awesome, Men Can Be Awful
For all the talk about the “crisis of masculinity,” few are providing a healthy vision for what masculinity in the twenty-first century could look like, and, perhaps more important, how men can get there. If becoming a man is better caught than taught, better modelled than talked about, what is going on that the formation seems increasingly rare in transmission? Richard Reeves, president of the American Institute for Boys and Men, and Christine Emba, columnist at the Washington Post, weigh in. Cited pieces include Richard’s “What Men Are For” in the fall issue of Comment, and Christine’s July feature in the Post, “Men Are Lost. Here’s a Map Out of the Wilderness.”
Transformation without Telos?
The buzzword of the day in education is “transformation.” But transformation for what, towards what? Philosopher Douglas Yacek reflects.
An Enduring Revival
The Taylors of Tabernacle have spent a week together seeking spiritual renewal, a practice that started two hundred years ago. Susan Thornton shares about her family tradition with managing editor Beca Bruder, explaining the vision and practical tasks required to sustain a long-enduring spiritual revival.
Evangelicalism: Movement or Subculture?
When the word “evangelicalism” is mentioned today, few are quiet with their opinions. But just what is its mission and personality, current state and future trajectory? In this episode, Anne talks to Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, and finds her frustrations mollified. Join them as they explore the precise shape of hope for a more socially transformative witness, one that doesn’t just protect its cultural bedfellows but also self-purifies to serve as salt in the nation.
An Idea That Could Save Democracy
The American political system today thrives on division and demonization, forcing politicians to prioritize winning electoral votes over and above solving complex issues through cooperation. In the context of such entrenched dysfunction, is it possible to reshape the incentives? Katherine Gehl is an entrepreneur with a big idea: Final Five Voting. This innovative approach employs an instant runoff system and ranked ballots, promoting healthy competition and transforming bipartisan cooperation into an asset rather than a threat.
This podcast is such a breath of fresh air. Anne Snyder, with her lyrical prose and gracious posture, engages in deep, thoughtful discussions with people from a variety of realms and leaves the listener thinking and at times teary