Disability, Grace, and Life Beyond the Meritocracy, with guest Amy Julia Becker

Faith and Imagination
Faith and Imagination
Disability, Grace, and Life Beyond the Meritocracy, with guest Amy Julia Becker
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Amy Julia Becker is an award-winning writer and speaker on personal, spiritual, and social healing. She is the author of four books, including To Be Made Well: An Invitation to Wholeness, Healing, and Hope, releasing in March. She also hosts the Love Is Stronger Than Fear podcast. We speak with her about her article “When Merit Drives Out …

This Sacred Life: Hope in an Era of Climate Crisis, with guest Norman Wirzba, Duke University

Faith and Imagination
Faith and Imagination
This Sacred Life: Hope in an Era of Climate Crisis, with guest Norman Wirzba, Duke University
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Norman Wirzba is Gilbert T. Rowe Distinguished Professor of Christian Theology and Senior Fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. The author of several books, he’s also the director of a multi-year, Henry Luce Foundation-funded project entitled “Facing the Anthropocene.” We talk with him today about his sobering and powerful new book …

Highlighted Episode: Experiencing God in a Time of Crisis, with guest Sarah Bachelard, Benedictus Contemplative Church

Faith and Imagination
Faith and Imagination
Highlighted Episode: Experiencing God in a Time of Crisis, with guest Sarah Bachelard, Benedictus Contemplative Church
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Today we highlight a past episode of our Faith and Imagination podcast. Founding Director of the BYU Humanities Center Matthew Wickman raises questions of faith in times of crises with Reverend Dr. Sarah Bachelard. They discuss together how to experience God in a time of turmoil and uncertainty, and how to experience a disruption of our sense …

Some Favorite Books We Read in 2021, with guest George Handley, Brigham Young University

Faith and Imagination
Faith and Imagination
Some Favorite Books We Read in 2021, with guest George Handley, Brigham Young University
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As we come to the end of another year, we all find cause and time to reflect on what we’ve done, who we’ve met, what we’ve learned, and what we’ve read this past year that has changed us, shaped us, or moved us to become someone more generous and thoughtful than who we were at …

Music for Eternity: Meditations for Advent, with guest Robyn Wrigley-Carr, Alphacrucis College

Faith and Imagination
Faith and Imagination
Music for Eternity: Meditations for Advent, with guest Robyn Wrigley-Carr, Alphacrucis College
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Robyn Wrigley-Carr is Associate Professor in Theology and Spirituality at Alphacrucis College in Sydney, Australia. She serves on the editorial board and is book review editor for The Journal for the Study of Spirituality. She has written extensively about the twentieth century Anglo-Catholic writer, mystic, and spiritual retreat leader Evelyn Underhill, and is the author …

Faith Crisis and a Franciscan Response, with guest Daniel P. Horan, St. Mary’s College

Faith and Imagination
Faith and Imagination
Faith Crisis and a Franciscan Response, with guest Daniel P. Horan, St. Mary's College
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Daniel P. Horan is Director of the Center for Spirituality and Professor of Philosophy and Religion at St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. He’s the author of several books, most recently A White Catholic’s Guide to Racism and Privilege and The Way of the Franciscans: A Prayer Journey through Lent, both published in 2021. A Franciscan friar, Dan is also …

Highlighted Episode: On Prayer and Abundance, with guest Tish Harrison Warren, Resurrection South Austin

Faith and Imagination
Faith and Imagination
Highlighted Episode: On Prayer and Abundance, with guest Tish Harrison Warren, Resurrection South Austin
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This past summer, the Reverend Tish Harrison Warren and Matthew Wickman, Founding Director of the BYU Humanities Center, discussed prayer and abundance together on our podcast. Now, during this season of thanksgiving and considering upon abundance in our lives, and in the lives of those we love, we have decided to highlight this episode. In …

The Art of Christian Reflection, with guest Heidi J. Hornik, Baylor University

Faith and Imagination
Faith and Imagination
The Art of Christian Reflection, with guest Heidi J. Hornik, Baylor University
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Heidi J. Hornik is Professor of Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Baylor University. A recent guest at BYU, she’s also the author of several books, including one we discuss with her today, The Art of Christian Reflection.

Shakespeare, Religion, and Literary Criticism, with guest Charles LaPorte, University of Washington

Faith and Imagination
Faith and Imagination
Shakespeare, Religion, and Literary Criticism, with guest Charles LaPorte, University of Washington
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Charles LaPorte is Professor of English at the University of Washington and the author of two excellent books on the intersection of literature and religion: Victorian Poets and the Changing Bible, published in 2011, and, just this year, The Victorian Cult of Shakespeare: Bardology in the Nineteenth Century. We discuss ways that nineteenth-century readers engaged Shakespeare as …

The Spiritual Work of Racial Justice Part 2, with guest Patrick Saint-Jean, Creighton University

Faith and Imagination
Faith and Imagination
The Spiritual Work of Racial Justice Part 2, with guest Patrick Saint-Jean, Creighton University
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Last week, Matthew Wickman, founding director of the BYU Humanities Center, and Patrick Saint-Jean began their discussion of Patrick’s remarkable new book titled The Spiritual Work of Racial Justice: A Month of Meditations with Ignatius of Loyola. They talked about Patrick’s international education, as he is a native of Haiti and has degrees from universities in France, …