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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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 9 Ratings

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.

    Does Friendship Have Rules?

    Does Friendship Have Rules?

    It can feel strange to think about applying the logic of do’s and don’ts to the gift of friendship. But as we are fond of saying at Comment, beauty blooms in framed spaces. Mack McCarter understands this frame’s physics from the ground up, having founded one of the most holistic social fabric repairers in the country, Community Renewal International. Here are his reflections on friendship and the social technology it can inspire. 

    • 1 hr
    Friendship in Marriage

    Friendship in Marriage

    Does a healthy marriage have to have friendship at its core? How do rings of relationships, institutions and communities around a marriage support that most intimate of covenants? Humanities greats Mark Schwehn of Valparaiso University and Leon Kass of Shalem College (formerly of the University of Chicago) reminisce about teaching college students on these questions, truths they discovered in their own marriages, and the layered bonds developed over lifetimes of different experiences.

    • 55 min
    Long-Distance Friendships

    Long-Distance Friendships

    Friendship is foundational to the good life. But in a mobile and globalized world, how can we nurture deep relationships across distance? Might our friendships offer the rootedness that our roving hearts long for? On today's episode, guest Joy Clarkson shares the practical wisdom that has guided her own enduring friendships both near and far.

    • 43 min
    Friendship in Leadership

    Friendship in Leadership

    Co-founders are a known relationship in the realm of start-ups and institution-building. But less studied is the dynamic of friendship between those who are building something that intends to have cultural impact and last beyond a generation. Today’s episode digs into that deeper, less transactional realm, as the co-founders of Cardus, Michael Van Pelt and Ray Pennings, reflect on their 20+ years of friendship while leading.

    • 48 min
    When the Biosphere Meets the Social Spheres

    When the Biosphere Meets the Social Spheres

    The natural world is one thing we all share. Yet our relationship with creation is as fraught with divisions and political bickering as anything else in our divided times. How might we think through our approach to climate change and other environmental challenges? What obligations do various social spheres have to care for the environment? How might those be balanced in a way that does not do irreparable harm to either natural or social ecosystems? Our guests environmental lawyer Jennifer Hernandez, and political philosopher Dr. Jonathan Chaplin discuss these topics, their favourite spots on earth, and more.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Has Science Lost Its Authority?

    Has Science Lost Its Authority?

    It’s been a tough season for experts. Distrusted by the public if not politicized by the craven, those trained to master a specific domain in service of common goods seem all too divested of their authority; every earned discovery is now subject to the culture war. What is going on? Are any of these dynamics legit? Dr. Francis Collins has lived these questions his whole career, though perhaps no more intensely than over the Covid-19 pandemic. Currently serving as Science Advisor to the President of the United States, he has some things to say.

    • 43 min

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