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Faith and Freedom in High School

5/21/2015
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Radio Free Acton Guest: Marc Vander Maas 31:22 What happens when a group of high school students decide to form a student group to discuss the intersection of religion, liberty, and markets? At Grand Rapids West Catholic High School, they founded The Acton Club. Acton Institute Director of Programs and Educational Impact Mike C. Cook talks with the founders of the club about their experience over the last year in starting the group. Soundcloud: Audio File:

Duration: 00:31:22


Gene Veith on Reformation and Vocation

3/25/2015
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Radio Free Acton 24:25 In this edition of Radio Free Acton, we talk with Dr. Gene Edward Veith, Provost and Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College. Dr. Veith discusses the influence of the Protestant Reformation and Martin Luthers understanding of vocation on the development of capitalism, and gives his thoughts on how young people - and all of us - should view work and education as we discern our vocations in life. Soundcloud: Audio File:

Duration: 00:24:25


Chelsen Vicari on the Religious Left

9/17/2014
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Radio Free Acton On this edition of Radio Free Acton, Sarah Stanley speaks with Chelsen Vicari, Evangelical Program Director at the Institute on Religion and Democracy, about her new book Distortion: How the New Christian Left is Twisting the Gospel and Damaging the Faith. Soundcloud: Audio File:

Duration: 00:13:20


Os Guinness with Father Robert Sirico on The West's Augustinian Moment

9/10/2014
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Radio Free Acton As we head into the fall of 2014, the world seems in many ways to be a very dark and dangerous place. Between the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria (and the resulting slaughter and displacement of Christians in the middle east) and the relentless advance of secularism in the West, many Christians are wondering how Christianity can advance in our modern world. In this edition of Radio Free Acton, Acton Institute Co-Founder and President Rev. Robert A. Sirico talks on this...

Duration: 00:23:21


David Bromwich on Edmund Burke, Part Two

8/20/2014
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Radio Free Acton On this edition of Radio Free Acton, Michael Matheson Miller - Research Fellow at the Acton Institute - continues his interview with Yales Sterling Professor of English David Bromwich on his new book, The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke. This weeks podcast is part 2 of the interview; part 1 can be found in the prior edition of Radio Free Acton. Soundcloud: Audio File:

Duration: 00:28:06


David Bromwich on Edmund Burke, Part One

8/13/2014
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Radio Free Acton On this edition of Radio Free Acton, Michael Matheson Miller - Research Fellow at the Acton Institute - interviews Yales Sterling Professor of English David Bromwich on his new book, The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke. This weeks podcast is part 1 of the interview; part 2 will be forthcoming in the next edition of Radio Free Acton. Soundcloud: Audio File:

Duration: 00:23:21


Herman Selderhuis on Refo500

8/6/2014
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Radio Free Acton 2017 will mark the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luthers posting of his 95 Theses on the door of Wittenberg Castle Church, the event that would eventually lead to what we now know as the Protestant Reformation. In anticipation of this very significant anniversary, churches, seminaries, colleges, and many other organizations have begun the process of examining the events leading up to and flowing out from the reformations of that time, and a great deal of those organizations...

Duration: 00:31:44


Makoto Fujimura on Culture Care

6/25/2014
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Radio Free Acton What does it mean for Christians to use our gifts to fulfill Gods purposes in cultural flourishing? Makoto Fujimura, internationally renowned artist, intellectual, and founder of the International Arts Movement, is well placed to address this question. Fujimura joins host Paul Edwards on this edition of Radio Free Acton to discuss his art, his story of faith, how a culture care mindset can change the way we look at a wide range of issues. Follow Mako on Twitter:...

Duration: 00:49:10


The Acton University Experience: Father Hans Jacobse

4/23/2014
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Radio Free Acton 11:28 Father Hans Jacobse, founder of the American Orthodox Institute and regular contributor to Orthodoxy Today, discusses his experience as a participant and lecturer at Acton University. Soundcloud: Audio File:

Duration: 00:11:28


Douglas Rushkoff on Human Flourishing in a Digital Age

3/21/2014
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Radio Free Acton 36:00 We would all agree that digital technology has made life better in many respects. But in what ways do smartphones, email, social media and the Internet in general bring pressures to bear upon us that diminish human dignity and work against us in the free market, our social connectivity, and the interior life? Douglas Rushkoff has been thinking and writing about these very questions for years. He is a media theorist and author of the book, Present Shock: When...

Duration: 00:35:59


For The Life Of The World: Writing the Letters to the Exiles

3/17/2014
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Radio Free Acton Guest: Stephen J. Grabill 22:07 In this edition of Radio Free Acton, Paul Edwards goes behind the scenes at the premiere of For the Life of the World: Letters to the Exiles, the new curriculum produced by the Acton Institute that examines Gods mission in the world and our place in it. Soundcloud: Audio File:

Hidden No More: Exposing Human Trafficking

3/11/2014
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Tweet Radio Free Acton 18:10 On March 28 2014 at the Acton Building in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Acton Institute will be hosting Hidden No More: Exposing Human Trafficking in West Michigan, an event that will examine the pervasive problem of human trafficking, how widespread it is in our state (and beyond), and how the West Michigan community can respond to this crime which too often goes unreported. Human trafficking affects our economy, public safety and is an assault on human dignity,...

Duration: 00:18:09


Egypt in Transition

3/5/2014
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Tweet Radio Free Acton 24:18 As Egypt moves through the process of establishing a new, stable government after not just one but two revolutions, the security of the Coptic Christian community in Egyptian society has at times been in doubt. Dr. Magdy El-Sanady, an Egyptian Coptic Christian who has worked for over 30 years in health planning, management and community development, and in non-governmental organization institutional strengthening in Egypt, joins Actons Director of...

Duration: 00:24:18


Radio Free Acton: Human Exceptionalism with Wesley J. Smith

2/26/2014
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Tweet Radio Free Acton 34:51 Paul Edwards talks with Wesley J. Smith of the Discovery Institute and author of the Human Exceptionalism blog on National Review Online about the very real threats to the core idea of the dignity of the human person that exist in the intellectual world today. Soundcloud: Audio File:

Duration: 00:34:50


Examining the Ukrainian Crisis

2/21/2014
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Tweet Radio Free Acton 30:16 In this edition of Radio Free Acton, we take a look at the current state of the crisis in the Ukraine. Paul Edwards takes the mic as host, and talks with Acton Institute Director of Research Samuel Gregg about the geopolitical context of the crisis and the different force that are currently acting on the Ukraine, making the crisis more acute; he also talks with Acton Director of Communications John Couretas about the religious and social undercurrents that are...

Duration: 00:30:16


The Acton University Experience with Becki Essner

1/15/2014
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Tweet Radio Free Acton 19:31 What does Acton University have to offer to a high school teacher? We talk with Becki Essner (AU11, 12 13) about her experiences at Acton U, the things that have impacted her the most at the conferences, and how she integrates the lessons learned at Acton U into her work at Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Soundcloud: Audio File:

Duration: 00:19:31


Reflecting on the Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI Part 2

8/28/2013
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Tweet Radio Free Acton Guest: Samuel Gregg 23:36 Director of Research Samuel Gregg and Research Fellow Michael Matheson Miller discuss the upcoming papal conclave. They explain the process that will be used to choose Benedict XVIs successor and what should be on the cardinals minds as they go about this process. Soundcloud: Audio File:

Duration: 00:23:36


Reflecting on the Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI Part 1

2/18/2013
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Tweet Radio Free Acton Guest: Samuel Gregg 21:04 In this episode of Radio Free Acton, Michael Matheson Miller is joined by Actons Director of Research Samuel Gregg to reflect on the papacy and legacy of retiring Pope Benedict XVI. This is part 1 of a two part podcast. Soundcloud: Audio File:

Duration: 00:21:03


More on American Exceptionalism: The Podcast

10/20/2010
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Tweet Radio Free Acton Guest: John C. Pinheiro There has been quite the uptick regarding the topic because of fears that America has lost its greatness. America's Destiny Must Be Freedom, is a commentary I penned in June related to that fear, as well as an overview of America's freedom narrative. I also hosted an Acton on Tap on American Exceptionalism last August. I addressed the history of the theological roots, the different strains of thought related to American Exceptionalism, and the...

Duration: 00:23:35


The Stewardship of Art, Part 2

9/21/2010
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Tweet Radio Free Acton Guest: David M. Phelps 34:30 Last week, we posted part 1 of our podcast on the proper Christian stewardship of art; for those who have been waiting for the conclusion, we're happy to present part 2. David Michael Phelps continues to lead the discussion between Professors Nathan Jacobs and Calvin Seerveld, who previously debated this topic in the Controversy section of our Journal of Markets Morality. The first portion of that exchange is available at the link for...

Duration: 00:34:29