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

Faith and Imagination
Faith and Imagination
Experiencing God in a Time of Crisis, with guest Sarah Bachelard, Benedictus Contemplative Church
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How do we experience God in a time of crisis? Which may be to ask, how do we experience God? How do we experience a disruption of our sense of identity and purpose that transforms us and calls us to a new way of life? Our guest on this episode of the Faith and Imagination …

Spiritual Meaning-Making During the Pandemic, with guest David Perrin, St. Jerome’s University

Faith and Imagination
Faith and Imagination
Spiritual Meaning-Making During the Pandemic, with guest David Perrin, St. Jerome's University
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Feelings of self-transcendence, of connectedness to God, others, and the world, are widely seen as a principal feature of spiritual well-being. So when pandemic conditions shut us in and, to a degree, cut us off from our normal routines of living, this can lead to psychological and even spiritual depression. David Perrin is a professor of …

Storytelling as Theology, with guest Christina Bieber Lake, Wheaton College

Faith and Imagination
Faith and Imagination
Storytelling as Theology, with guest Christina Bieber Lake, Wheaton College
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The novel has long been celebrated as an art form that captures the complexity of human life, often by portraying the human condition in the density of its everyday circumstances. But today’s guest, Christina Bieber Lake, sees the novel as an expressly theological exercise. Dr. Lake, the Clyde S. Kilby Professor of English at Wheaton …

Literature, Religion . . . Vocation, with guest David Mahan, Yale University

Faith and Imagination
Faith and Imagination
Literature, Religion . . . Vocation, with guest David Mahan, Yale University
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Recently, I became aware of, and joined, a new network of scholars called the SOLAR Network, S-O-L-A-R, for Scholars of Literature and Religion. And this network got me thinking about a range of networks, or interactions, cutting across the worlds of faith and intellect: literature and religion, universities and their communities, theology and practice, and …

On Being Postsecular, with guest Lori Branch, University of Iowa

Faith and Imagination
Faith and Imagination
On Being Postsecular, with guest Lori Branch, University of Iowa
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Postsecular thought refutes an assumption that so many of us take for granted, namely, that we live in a secular age. But what does it mean to be postsecular? Does it mean that we are no longer secular beings? Does it mean that we’re now living in a different era? Did a truly post secular …