Mon, 30 April 2018
Gina and movie reviewer Derrick Clements discuss Love, Simon.
Direct download: ep_5_-_Love_Simon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57pm NZDT
Mon, 30 April 2018
246: "There's a world of ideas competing for access to human brains": Souls, Brains and the Divine: Dr Michael Ferguson
Dr Michael Ferguson is a research fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. He works at the intersections of culture and brain. His active research includes cognitive neuroscientific investigations of intelligence, memory, depression, religiosity, depression and spiritual experience.
Michael joins Gina to discuss the relationship between religion, church, spirituality and God. They go deeply into the question of where and how we feel the spirit, and how the spirit is ultimately an embodied experience.
Direct download: Michael_Ferguson_Final_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:35pm NZDT
Mon, 23 April 2018
The Old Testament can be a bit confusing. Biblical scholar Prof. David Bokovoy, joins Gina Colvin to discuss the things that are handy to know in order to really appreciate the Old Testament as a sacred text worth considering today.
Direct download: David_Bokovoy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33am NZDT
Tue, 17 April 2018
Historian Newell Bringhurst discusses the background to his seminal work, "Saints, Slave and Blacks: The Changing Place of Black People Within Mormonism."
Direct download: Bringhurst_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22am NZDT
Fri, 13 April 2018
"There's no point at which we can say, 'I've got it.' Always and forever, mystery gets you. Our searching for God is a search for symbols, analogies and metaphors. All theological language is an approximation, offered tentatively in holy awe. That's the best human language can achieve.
We must absolutely must, maintain a fundamental humility before the great mystery. If we do not, religion always worships itself and its formulations, and never God."
So says Fr. Richard Rohr, and thus contemplates art historian and medievalist Professor Nancy Ross. Nancy reflects on the place of art in religion in the West and how that has shaped her own spiritual development.
Direct download: Nancy_Ross_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:35pm NZDT
Sun, 1 April 2018
General Conference is often scheduled at the same time as Holy Week. While there is much in LDS History to suggest that the formal organisation of the church occurred not coincidently with Holy Week of 1830, we are according to Bob Rees, still missing out on the most important season of the Christian year.
Direct download: Bob_Rees_Holy_Week_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:31pm NZDT