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The Podcast of the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton, where we talk about everything under the sun with a Chestertonian perspective, as well as the writings and legacy of G.K. Chesterton himself. The podcast is hosted by Grettelyn Darkey and Joe Grabowski. Want to give us feedback? Email podcast@chesterton.org.

Uncommon Sense - The Official Podcast of the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton Society of G.K. Chesterton

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    • 4.7 • 95 Ratings

The Podcast of the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton, where we talk about everything under the sun with a Chestertonian perspective, as well as the writings and legacy of G.K. Chesterton himself. The podcast is hosted by Grettelyn Darkey and Joe Grabowski. Want to give us feedback? Email podcast@chesterton.org.

    Upcoming Book Club and Other Society News

    Upcoming Book Club and Other Society News

    In this episode, Joe and Grettelyn chat briefly about some news from the Society and an exciting new online Book Club that YOU can join.
    To learn more or to sign up, visit chesterton.org/everlastingman.
     

    • 22 min
    Chesterton, Eliot and the Modern Catholic Poet

    Chesterton, Eliot and the Modern Catholic Poet

    In this episode, Joe talks with James Matthew Wilson - poet, author and scholar - about G.K. Chesterton, T.S. Eliot, modern poetry, and more. Plus, James shares some of his own work from his upcoming publication, "Saint Thomas and the Forbidden Birds." Don't miss it!
    To get James's book or to learn more, visit jamesmatthewwilson.com.
    To sign up for this year's Chesterton conference, visit chesterton.org/conference.

    • 48 min
    Noelle Mering: Woke Ideology and Domestic Theology

    Noelle Mering: Woke Ideology and Domestic Theology

    In this episode, Joe and Grettelyn speak with Noelle Mering about her book, "Awake, Not Woke: A Christian Response to the Cult of Progressive Ideology," as well as the "Theology of Home" initiative.
    To buy the book or learn more, visit https://theologyofhome.com/.
    IN THIS VIDEO:
    0:00 Introduction
    1:39 What is Wokeism?
    3:25 The Mechanisms of Manipulation
    6:31 Chesterton and the Breakdown of Society
    10:15 Confusion and Compassion
    12:38 "The Capture of the Institutions"
    15:55 Needing a "Manalive" Moment
    17:46 Chesterton a Helpful Antidote
    19:48 The Absence of Teleology & The Problem of Progress
    23:19 A Movement of Destruction
    27:43 The Curse of Babel
    29:28 The Theology of Home
    36:58 The Importance of Reconciliation 45:40 Wrapping Up

    • 47 min
    Chris Stefanick: Helping Us Learn to Share the Love of Christ

    Chris Stefanick: Helping Us Learn to Share the Love of Christ

    In this episode, Joe and Grettelyn speak with Chris Stefanick about spreading the love of Christ, helping people live holier lives and marriages, and more!
    Chris is the founder and president of Real Life Catholic. Real Life Catholic is an organization that shares the love of Jesus and helps others do the same. Go check out their life-changing courses today coaching.reallifecatholic.com.
    For the new marriage course mentioned in the video, visit reallifecatholic.com/marriage.
    For Dale Ahlquist's book, The Story of the Family, visit chesterton.org/store/product/the-story-of-the-family.
    For the Annual Chesterton Conference, visit chesterton.org/conference.
    For the Chesterton Schools Network: chestertonschoolsnetwork.org.
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    IN THIS EPISODE:

    0:00 Introduction
    1:20 Focusing on the local
    3:09 What is Real Life Catholic?
    4:09 Back to basics
    6:38 The transforming love of Christ
    8:25 Quoting Chesterton!
    10:57 Chris's experience of the Chesterton Schools Network
    12:29 The mystery of the Incarnation (and no heresy)
    14:25 Renewed: Real Life Catholic's new marriage initiative
    17:36 The gift of marriage
    19:09 The importance of renewing marriage commitments
    21:37 How God forms us in marriage
    25:20 Signing off

    • 26 min
    Conference Preview: The State of Friendship

    Conference Preview: The State of Friendship

    In this first "Conference Preview" episode of the season, Grettelyn and Joe discuss this summer's event, and in particular Joe's talk about the changing state of friendship. Don't miss it!
    \To register today visit chesterton.org/conference.

    • 42 min
    Painting, Writing, Reading and Praying with GKC

    Painting, Writing, Reading and Praying with GKC

    In this episode Grettelyn and Joe speak with Father Ryan, a former Chesterton Schools Network headmaster and a Chesterton enthusiast, about how Chesterton's insights and spirituality can impact anyone, at any stage of life!

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

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Work on production quality

I enjoy the topics discussed, and often learn new things. However, the recorded volume requires that I put my volume all the way up and still struggle to hear some of the content.

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Insightful and compelling

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I.Q. = I Quit

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