Building off of last week's talk (which Chase would like to remind everyone was actually done on the same day), we look at the relationship to religion that Freud, Jung, and Lacan had. How did their upbringings & historical settings shape their views? What good is psychotherapy for the faithful?
What is the relationship between psychotherapy and religion? This is part one of an episode Mark has been dying to do since the start of Weyward. With Chase's help, we compare Freud & Lacan's psychoanlaysis to Jung's analytic psychology.
We talk soccer, wrestling, and more with Catherine Addington and Sergio Bermudez. Catherine wrote her thesis on the mythologization of Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi, and soccer relates to the wider Argentinian culture and history of their times. Sergio tells us about lucha libre and what makes it unique, and we look at how different sports figures & fandoms are created. Catherine's thesis, Dios et los Diez:...
Joined by writer Eve Tushnet & friend of the show Daniel Silver, we dive into the 2015 film The VVitch and its portrayal of a Puritan family alone on the edge of the woods, tormented by the Devil. We talk about the message and theology of the film, as well as our reactions to it. Read Eve's review of The VVitch in The American Conservative: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/out-in-the-fields-with-god/
Continuing on from our conversation last week, we move to the question of violence in the modern world & a Christian response. Starting with Alex's reflections on his experiences in Charlottesville in August, we talk about issues of legitimate authority, how Christians should respond to violence, and what it means to live by the sword.
Back from break, we dive into the history of Christianity's relationship with violence. With friend of the show & military history expert Alexander Hinman, we look at how perspectives of violence as sinful, polluting, purifying, and even noble have developed in different Christian cultures. Next week we'll move on to modern questions of violence & legitimate authority.
BONUS CONTENT! Zeb is a guest on the new Day's Work podcast discussing his blog posts on practical policies to achieve distributist goals. The Dorothy Day Caucus has graciously allowed us to share this episode of their show. Follow the Day's Work podcast here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dayswork Check out the Dorothy Day Caucus here: http://ddcasp.weebly.com/ Check out the American Solidarity Party here: https://solidarity-party.org/ Read Zeb's distributism posts here:...
Journalist and online rabble rouser Matthew Walther joins Zeb, Mark, and Jonathan to talk about his recent piece "Game of Thrones is bad - and bad for you", and the many angry responses it generated. We talk about the intersection between nerd and consumer cultures, the moral content of art, and censorship.
This week's episode comes as a bonus prequel. While we were sorting out some tech issues before our chat with Matthew Walther, Zeb, Mark, and Jonathan had a fun informal chat on children's media and how it is (or ought to be) used by adults, as well as changes in nerd culture. Zeb gets mad about a theme park ride.
This week, we join forces with Jonathan Murden and Doxacon organizer Daniel Silver for a far-reaching discussion on genre fiction and popular media - science fiction, fantasy, horror, and prestige drama - and its potential to shape Christian theological imagination and moral reasoning. Register for Doxacon Prime 2017 here: http://doxacon.brownpapertickets.com/
Finishing up a two part series on Christianity & leftist politics, we discuss the historical relationship between Christianity & power, how to live a good life as a Christian, as well as whether we can work with secular leftists and how. We conclude with the definitive answer to the question Is Weyward leftist?
This week we look at the intersection between leftism and Christianity - what is the left? Do we consider ourselves leftists and do we consider Weyward a leftist project? Can (should) Christians be leftists? This is the first in a two-part series, and next week we'll talk about specific issues, as well as what Christianity can do not just in critiquing capitalism and liberalism but also by providing a positive vision of a post-liberal world.
In this week's bite-sized episode, we speak with Temidayo Akinsanya, a Reformed seminarian and pastoral intern, about a different kind of fringe experience: that of Christian immigrants from West Africa to the United States. We discuss the shape of West African Christianity and the unique challenges and opportunities associated with negotiating Christian and African identities.