Season 2 Recap: Reflecting Back, Looking Forward

Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Season 2 Recap: Reflecting Back, Looking Forward
/

Host Matthew Wickman and producers Abby Thatcher and Bobbe May talk about Season 2 of the podcast, discussing meaningful themes and ideas from each of our season’s wonderful guests. They also look ahead to Season 3, beginning in September 2022.

On Writing of Spiritual Things, with guest Charles Shiro Inouye, Tufts University

Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
On Writing of Spiritual Things, with guest Charles Shiro Inouye, Tufts University
/

Matt engages today in conversation with Charles Shiro Inouye [Ee-No-Oo-Eh], Professor of Japanese Literature and Visual Culture at Tufts University, where he has served as both a department chair and dean of the colleges for undergraduate education. Charles is the author and editor of several important books in Japanese literature and culture. Last year, he …

Finding Christ in Poetry, with guest Paul J. Pastor, poet

Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Finding Christ in Poetry, with guest Paul J. Pastor, poet
/

Paul J. Pastor is a poet and writer who lives in Oregon. He also serves as editor for two Christian imprints at Penguin Random House. We speak with him today about his remarkable recent collection of poems, Bower Lodge, which focuses exquisite attention on the natural world and discerns through its abundant traces of the divine.

Permeable Selfhood, or, The Persons within Persons We Are, with guest Barbara Newman, Northwestern University

Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Permeable Selfhood, or, The Persons within Persons We Are, with guest Barbara Newman, Northwestern University
/

Barbara Newman is the John Evans Professor of Latin and Professor of English, Classics, and History at Northwestern University. She’s the author of a dozen books, including a new one we discuss today. Titled The Permeable Self: Five Medieval Relationships, the book explores the phenomenon of coinherence – the deep, inextricable influences on our personhood by …

God’s Peaceful Presence in Seasons of War, with guest Irena Dragaš Jansen, writer

Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
God's Peaceful Presence in Seasons of War, with guest Irena Dragaš Jansen, writer
/

Irena Dragaš Jansen is a freelance writer who explores the power of art and faith. During the 1990s, she and her family were refugees of the war in Croatia and Bosnia. Now a US citizen and married to her husband, Scott, she is pursuing a master’s degree in art history at George Mason University and …

Highlighted Episode: Art + Faith, with guest Makoto Fujimura, contemporary artist

Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Highlighted Episode: Art + Faith, with guest Makoto Fujimura, contemporary artist
/

This week, we highlight a past episode of our Faith and Imagination podcast. Makoto Fujimura is an acclaimed contemporary artist whose work has been exhibited across the world. He is founder of the International Arts Movement and a former presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts. Most recently, he is the author of Art …

“Perhaps”: Reclaiming the Space between Doubt and Dogmatism, with guest Josh McNall, Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
"Perhaps": Reclaiming the Space between Doubt and Dogmatism, with guest Josh McNall, Oklahoma Wesleyan University
/

Joshua M. McNall is Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Church Relations Ambassador at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. He’s the author of several articles and four books, including one we discuss today that was published just last year. That book is Perhaps: Reclaiming the Space between Doubt and Dogmatism, a compelling look at the role of the …

Aging Faithfully, with guest Alice Fryling

Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Aging Faithfully, with guest Alice Fryling
/

Alice Fryling is a spiritual director and popular author of nine books on subjects like spiritual formation and relationships, including the well-received book Mirror for the Soul: A Christian Guide to the Enneagram. Today, we’re discussing her most recent book, Aging Faithfully: The Holy Invitation of Growing Older.

Christian Spirituality Today, with guest Glen Scorgie, Bethel Seminary

Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Christian Spirituality Today, with guest Glen Scorgie, Bethel Seminary
/

Glen Scorgie is professor of theology at Bethel Seminary, a licensed minister of the Baptist General Conference, and has served as president of the Canadian Evangelical Theological Association as well as the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality. We discuss his recent keynote lecture about ways that spirituality has become a widespread cultural phenomenon …

The Theology – and Poetry – of Suffering, Transformation, and Joy, with guest Laura Reece Hogan

Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
The Theology – and Poetry – of Suffering, Transformation, and Joy, with guest Laura Reece Hogan
/

Laura Reece Hogan is an award-winning poet and theologian. Her book I Live, No Longer I: Paul’s Spirituality of Suffering, Transformation, and Joy won four first place Catholic Press Association book awards and her volume of poems, Litany of Flights, won the Paraclete Poetry prize. She is the holder of advanced degrees in theology and law and is …