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MARS HILL AUDIO Journal

Volume 151

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Guests on Volume 151: Richard Stivers on lessons from Jacques Ellul about media technologies and society; Holly Ordway on the surprising reading habits of J. R. R. Tolkien; Robin Phillips on the challenge of sustaining a posture of gratitude in the midst of suffering; Scott Newstok on why William Shakespeare offers valuable perspectives on the means and ends of education; Junius Johnson on why the experience of beauty is dangerous, but necessary; and Peter Mercer-Taylor on how early 19th-century hymnody introduced many Americans to a repertoire of classical music.

MARS HILL AUDIO Journal

Volume 150

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Guests on Volume 150: David I. Smith on how Christian schools can make wise decisions about the use of educational technologies; Eric O. Jacobsen on how living in a world mediated by screens encourages loneliness; Matthew Crawford on how the “promise” of self-driving cars threatens the capacities of agency enabled by driving; Andrew Davison on how the metaphysical concept of participation helps us understand God’s relationship with Creation (and with us); Joseph E. Davis on the medicalization of suffering and the reductionism promoted by neuroscience; and Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung on the wisdom of the tradition of understanding faithfulness and morality in the framework of virtues, vices, and spiritual disciplines.

MARS HILL AUDIO Journal

Volume 149

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Guests on Volume 149: Dru Johnson on how rituals serve to shape our understanding of God and Creation; Steven L. Porter on the causes and consequences of the loss of confidence in the rationality of morality; Reinhard Hütter on why Christian ethics must be ordered by Christian eschatology; Matthew Levering on the theological and philosophical concerns of Hans Urs von Balthasar; David Lyle Jeffrey on the influence of the Bible on English poetry; and Christopher Phillips on the cultural and spiritual effects of hymns and the “thingness” of hymnals.

MARS HILL AUDIO Journal

Volume 148

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Guests on Volume 148: Steven D. Smith on how a modern “religion without God” characterizes what alleges to be secular neutrality; Willem Vanderburg on the costs of forgetting the unity and interdependence of Creation; Jeffrey Bilbro on lessons from Wendell Berry’s poetry, fiction, and essays about the virtues that characterize people who foster sustainable cultures; Emma Mason on the theological concerns evident in the poetry of Christina Rossetti; Alison Milbank on how the Gothic literary genre in England expressed ambivalence about the effects of the Reformation; and Timothy Larsen on George MacDonald and Victorian earnestness about faith and anxieties about doubt.

MARS HILL AUDIO Journal

Volume 147

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Guests on Volume 147: R. Jared Staudt on the tradition of brewing beer in monastic and Christian culture; Jason Peters on defining localism, dealing with discontent and imperfection, and appreciating nostalgia; D. C. Schindler on the classical and Christian understanding of the Transcendentals and why they matter now; Craig Gay on why we need a theology of personhood in response to challenges posed by technology; Mary Hirschfeld on comparing contemporary economics with economics as understood by Thomas Aquinas; and Patrick Samway on the publishing relationship between Flannery O’Connor and Robert Giroux.

MARS HILL AUDIO Journal

Volume 146

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Guests on Volume 146: Mark Mitchell, on liberalism’s false metaphysical claims about purpose, human nature, and tradition; Hans Boersma, on the cultural implications of the beatific vision; Henry T. Edmondson, III, on Flannery O’Connor’s understanding of political life; Brian Clayton and Douglas Kries, on the common and faulty assumption that faith and reason cannot be reconciled; Conor Sweeney, on wrestling with the ‘death of God’ with the help of hobbit wisdom, religious experience, and sacramental theology; and Carole Vanderhoof, on the creative, intelligent, and demanding integrity of Dorothy L. Sayers.

MARS HILL AUDIO Journal

Volume 145

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Guests on Volume 145: David I. Smith, on Christian teaching as a set of practices that accords with Christian content; Bruce Hindmarsh, on the rise of the conversion narrative in early Evangelicalism; Jason Baxter, on the psychological subtlety in Dante’s Divine Comedy; John Fea, on the entanglement of American evangelicals and politics; Laurie Gagne, on the spiritual longing of French philosopher Simone Weil; and Matthew O'Donovan, on singing Renaissance polyphony with Stile Antico.

MARS HILL AUDIO Journal

Volume 144

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Guests on Volume 144: Jonathan McIntosh on the influence of St. Thomas Aquinas’s metaphysical ideas on the work of J. R. R. Tolkien; Kevin Vost on the history of thinking about friendship in Patristic and Medieval Christian thought; Malcolm Guite on wisdom from Samuel Taylor Coleridge about reason and the imagination; R. David Cox on the influence of the Virginia Episcopalian tradition on the religious life of Robert E. Lee; Grant Brodrecht on why Civil War-era evangelicals in the North placed such a high value on preserving the Union; and Peter Bouteneff on the theological richness of the music of Arvo Pärt.

MARS HILL AUDIO Journal

Volume 143

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Guests on Volume 143: Mark Regnerus, on the effects of social changes in modernity on sexual behavior; Jessica Hooten Wilson, on the influence of Fyodor Dostoevsky on Walker Percy’s convictions and his approach to writing; John Henry Crosby, on the heroic witness borne by Dietrich von Hildebrand (1889-1977) in his philosophical writings and his battle against Nazism; John F. Crosby, on the influence of the schools of phenomenology and personalism in the thought of Dietrich von Hildebrand; Wynand de Beer, on lessons from Hellenic cosmology about the metaphysical questions raised by organic diversity and change; and Sørina Higgins, on the perennial appeal of the stories inspired by the figure of King Arthur, especially in the work of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and Owen Barfield.

MARS HILL AUDIO Journal

Volume 142

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Guests on Volume 142: Stanley Hauerwas, on writing letters to his godson about the virtues; Perry L. Glanzer and Nathan F. Alleman, on the fragmentation of modern higher education and why we need theology to unify universities; Jeffrey Bishop, on how modern medicine shapes an inadequate understanding of the human body; Alan Jacobs, on how contemporary communications media discourage charitable thinking; D. C. Schindler, on the diabolical nature of the modern understanding of freedom; and Marianne Wright, on how the gospel comes through in the writings of George MacDonald.

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