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News and Culture Podcast. Smart. Fun. Christian.

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English


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23: Absolute Disregard For Others: Plundered Wealth, Laundered Money, and the Possibility of Sin and Evil

5/16/2019
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Franklin Foer’s article in the March 2019 Atlantic Monthly “How Kleptocracy Came to America” provides the jumping off point for today’s show. You don’t need to read the article to understand today’s show, but if you’re curious, here is the link: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/03/how-kleptocracy-came-to-america/580471/ What elements of American culture over the last quarter century have made us the “go-to” country for money laundering and tax avoidance by the world’s...

Duration:00:24:11

22: Do Not Be Troubled, Do Not Be Afraid: A Culture of Fear Will Produce a Politics of Fear

5/9/2019
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Andrew Breitbart famously, and correctly, said that politics is downstream of culture. Today, Shayna and Chris evaluate fear’s role in our culture, and how a culture of fear produces a politics of fear. What In God’s Name approaches current events and culture not from a partisan political angle, not from a money/economics angle, not from a techno-scientific angle, but from a theological and philosophical angle. If you’ve lost your way, you might want to ask directions from people who’ve been...

Duration:00:21:49

21: "Not My Circus, Not My Monkey." Responsibility, the Unmoored Self, and Robert Mueller's Report

5/2/2019
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Is it possible to reflect theologically on the Mueller report into Russian interference in the 2016 election? You be the judge. We start with the Mueller report, and then take an excursion to the meaning of moral decline and renewal in the current American context. Be in touch. Our email: whatingods@ribeye-media.com Learn more. Our website: www.whatingods.com Our Instagram page, curated with philosophical tidbits and show news, can be found on Instagram at @whatingods. Here are timecodes to...

Duration:00:24:19

20: The Phoenix Rises, But First The Phoenix Dissolves In Ash: Notre Dame, Opioids, and the Power of Narrative

4/18/2019
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Today’s show: the phoenix rises from her own ashes, after being consumed in fire. Using the phoenix as paradigmatic, we talk about Notre Dame, the opioid disaster, and the coming of spring to the Northern Hemisphere. For those of you who have taken time to write a review for What In God’s Name on Apple Podcasts (or Stitcher, or Spotify), or also on Facebook: thanks so much. Your reviews help us become more visible to the mysterious algorithms of search engines. Be in touch. Our email:...

Duration:00:20:55

19: Christianity Will Take You Into the Heart of the World's Brokenness: Fire Chief Dan Andrus, Part Two

4/11/2019
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Our conversation with Dan Andrus, fire chief of Concord, the capital of New Hampshire, touches on PTSD in first responders, depression and suicide. Here is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ The Lifeline phone number is: 1-800-273-8255. Also, in part one of our conversation, Dan mentions 3 firefighters who have faced the life-draining forces of traumatic stress, and the mental health costs in doing so. Those people, and links to their...

Duration:00:23:33

18: Concord Fire Chief Dan Andrus On Opioid Overdoses, and Other Reflections on Anxiety and Depression (part one)

4/4/2019
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Our conversation with Dan Andrus, fire chief of Concord, the capital of New Hampshire, touches on PTSD in first responders, depression and suicide. Here is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ The Lifeline phone number is: 1-800-273-8255. Also, in part one of our conversation, Dan mentions 3 firefighters who have faced the life-draining forces of traumatic stress, and the mental health costs in doing so. Those people, and links to their...

Duration:00:25:52

17: How Do You Co-Create A Show? Like This. Part Two of Our Conversation on Toxic Masculinity with a Live Audience

3/28/2019
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How much fun to co-create! How much fun to collaborate in thoughtful conversation! Today’s show is a little shorter than our usual shows. It’s part two of a conversation that What In God’s Name facilitated on February 23rd, in Pembroke, New Hampshire. Our topic was one we have tackled before: toxic masculinity. It’s a topic that touches on many issues in our culture, and often in our news, today. The nature of the gathering and the make-up of the group naturally led to a more...

Duration:00:16:34

17: How Do You Co-Create A Show? Like This. Part Two of Our Conversation on Toxic Masculinity with a Live Audience

3/28/2019
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How much fun to co-create! How much fun to collaborate in thoughtful conversation! Today’s show is a little shorter than our usual shows. It’s part two of a conversation that What In God’s Name facilitated on February 23rd, in Pembroke, New Hampshire. Our topic was one we have tackled before: toxic masculinity. It’s a topic that touches on many issues in our culture, and often in our news, today. The nature of the gathering and the make-up of the group naturally led to a more...

Duration:00:16:34

16: Live Audience Co-Creation (part one): Toxic Masculinity and How To Read The Bible Intelligently

3/21/2019
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How much fun to co-create! How much fun to collaborate in thoughtful conversation! Today’s show is part one of a conversation that What In God’s Name facilitated on February 23rd, in Pembroke, New Hampshire. Our topic was one we have tackled before: toxic masculinity. It’s a topic that touches on many issues in our culture, and often in our news, today. If you like today’s show, leave a review for us on Apple Podcasts (or Stitcher, or Spotify). Post our podcast on your Facebook page. Be in...

Duration:00:22:12

16: Live Audience Co-Creation (part one): Toxic Masculinity and How To Read The Bible Intelligently

3/21/2019
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How much fun to co-create! How much fun to collaborate in thoughtful conversation! Today’s show is part one of a conversation that What In God’s Name facilitated on February 23rd, in Pembroke, New Hampshire. Our topic was one we have tackled before: toxic masculinity. It’s a topic that touches on many issues in our culture, and often in our news, today. If you like today’s show, leave a review for us on Apple Podcasts (or Stitcher, or Spotify). Post our podcast on your Facebook page. Be in...

Duration:00:22:12

15: What In God's Name Is Going On With College Admissions? Integrity and the Insatiable Spiritual Hunger for Salvation

3/15/2019
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Be Curious. Go Deep. Shed Light. Today’s show: The college admissions bribery scheme provides an entry into an examination of the spiritual void, the spiritual hunger, at the heart of American culture. What does it mean to have integrity? If you like today’s show, leave a review for us on Apple Podcasts (or Stitcher, or Spotify). Post our podcast on your Facebook page. Be in touch. Our email: whatingods@ribeye-media.com. Learn more. Our website: www.whatingods.com Here are timecodes to help...

Duration:00:16:36

15: What In God's Name Is Going On With College Admissions? Integrity and the Insatiable Spiritual Hunger for Salvation

3/15/2019
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Be Curious. Go Deep. Shed Light. Today’s show: The college admissions bribery scheme provides an entry into an examination of the spiritual void, the spiritual hunger, at the heart of American culture. What does it mean to have integrity? If you like today’s show, leave a review for us on Apple Podcasts (or Stitcher, or Spotify). Post our podcast on your Facebook page. Be in touch. Our email: whatingods@ribeye-media.com. Learn more. Our website: www.whatingods.com Here are timecodes to help...

Duration:00:16:36

14: How Much Healthier Would Our Culture Be, If We Could Help Each Other Be More Reflective? Lent and the Wider Culture

3/7/2019
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Be Curious. Go Deep. Shed Light. Today’s show: the counter-cultural practice of Lent (or, for non-Christians, the counter-cultural practices of intentionality, emptying out, and slowing down). Join the show today, and take a moment to reflect on the human need for reflection. If you like today’s show, leave a review for us on Apple Podcasts (or Stitcher, or Spotify). Post our podcast on your Facebook page. Be in touch. Our email: whatingods@ribeye-media.com. Learn more. Our website:...

Duration:00:17:34

14: How Much Healthier Would Our Culture Be, If We Could Help Each Other Be More Reflective? Lent and the Wider Culture

3/7/2019
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Be Curious. Go Deep. Shed Light. Today’s show: the counter-cultural practice of Lent (or, for non-Christians, the counter-cultural practices of intentionality, emptying out, and slowing down). Join the show today, and take a moment to reflect on the human need for reflection. If you like today’s show, leave a review for us on Apple Podcasts (or Stitcher, or Spotify). Post our podcast on your Facebook page. Be in touch. Our email: whatingods@ribeye-media.com. Learn more. Our website:...

Duration:00:17:34

13: What Is The Real Conflict Between Politics and Religion?

2/21/2019
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Shayna returns for the second half of our conversation with Gordon Graham, most recently the Henry Luce Professor of Philosophy and the Arts at Princeton Theological Seminary. Show dog Arlo remains on vacation. We continue our conversation about the prospects for public theology in our culture. How do Christian advocacy and Christian witness differ? Finally, what is the real conflict between religion and politics? Join us in conversation. “What In God’s Name” will be going on the road,...

Duration:00:26:43

13: What Is The Real Conflict Between Politics and Religion?

2/21/2019
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Shayna returns for the second half of our conversation with Gordon Graham, most recently the Henry Luce Professor of Philosophy and the Arts at Princeton Theological Seminary. Show dog Arlo remains on vacation. We continue our conversation about the prospects for public theology in our culture. How do Christian advocacy and Christian witness differ? Finally, what is the real conflict between religion and politics? Join us in conversation. “What In God’s Name” will be going on the road,...

Duration:00:26:43

12: Can Human Beings Save Themselves? A Conversation with Gordon Graham

2/14/2019
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Chris flies solo as Shayna and show dog Arlo are off. Our guest this week is Dr. Gordon Graham, most recently the Henry Luce Professor of Philosophy and the Arts at Princeton Theological Seminary. What are the prospects for public theology in our culture? What are the ways of thinking and habits of mind that put philosophy and theology in coach class, and economics and political science in first class? At what level does theology have something relevant to say, in the public space? This is...

Duration:00:23:29

12: Can Human Beings Save Themselves? A Conversation with Gordon Graham

2/14/2019
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Chris flies solo as Shayna and show dog Arlo are off. Our guest this week is Dr. Gordon Graham, most recently the Henry Luce Professor of Philosophy and the Arts at Princeton Theological Seminary. What are the prospects for public theology in our culture? What are the ways of thinking and habits of mind that put philosophy and theology in coach class, and economics and political science in first class? At what level does theology have something relevant to say, in the public space? This is...

Duration:00:23:29

11: What In God's Name Is a Man Today? Gillette's YouTube Video and Answering Albert

2/7/2019
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Masculinity is our topic; an “Answering Albert” segment is our method; the Gillette YouTube video about “toxic masculinity” and the #MeToo movement provides the material. “Answering Albert” is when Shayna and Chris respond to Albert Mohler’s highly-rated podcast “The Briefing,” both to agree with some observations made by the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and to demonstrate where some of his arguments fall short. Join us in conversation. “What In God’s Name” will be...

Duration:00:23:29

11: What In God's Name Is a Man Today? Gillette's YouTube Video and Answering Albert

2/7/2019
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Masculinity is our topic; an “Answering Albert” segment is our method; the Gillette YouTube video about “toxic masculinity” and the #MeToo movement provides the material. “Answering Albert” is when Shayna and Chris respond to Albert Mohler’s highly-rated podcast “The Briefing,” both to agree with some observations made by the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and to demonstrate where some of his arguments fall short. Join us in conversation. “What In God’s Name” will be...

Duration:00:23:29