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The Sectarian Review
54 minutes | 9 days ago
Sectarian Review 170: Pillars
This week, Danny Anderson is joined by Rachel Pieh Jones to discuss her new book from Plough Publishing, 'Pillars: How Muslim Friends Led Me Closer to Jesus.' Jones discusses her life as a Christian in the Horn of Africa and how living among followers of Islam gave her new insight into and appreciation for her own Christianity.
57 minutes | 23 days ago
Sectarian Review 169: Rural Rebellion
This week, Ross Benes joins the show to discuss his new book Rural Rebellion: How Nebraska Became a Republican Stronghold. The book explores the intensifying conservative/liberal divide in America's heartland and explores the ways that liberal political strategy and rhetoric combined with Republican focus on core value issues have led to an increasingly red state.
40 minutes | a month ago
Sectarian Review 168: In Plushy Praise of Purple Prose
This week, Ed Simon joins the show to discuss the academic snobbery the insists on "minimalist" styles of writing. What is the history of this groupthink? What does it get wrong about writing? What pleasures are there in the rich textures of "purple prose?"
48 minutes | 2 months ago
Sectarian Review 167: King David and Comic Books
This week, Brannon Hollingsworth of Brainy Pixel Productions and Ivan Anaya of MercyWays Studios come on the show to discuss their new collaborative effort, the comic book "Chronicles of Faith: David." Tune in for an enlightening discussion about Christian Art, the universal appeal of King David, and the creative capacity of comic books.
52 minutes | 3 months ago
Sectarian Review 164: Viva Terlingua
Recently the world lost Texas singer-songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker, an vital figure in the Outlaw Country movement and all-around self-made enigma. This week, Michial Farmer and his dad, Mike Farmer, join the show to discuss Jerry Jeff's seminal 'live' album Viva Terlingua and it's lasting effects on Country Music.
66 minutes | 3 months ago
Sectarian Review 165: Peter Laws
This week, author and podcaster Peter Laws joins the show to discuss his journey from anti-Christian horror fan to Christian Pastor horror fan. What does horror contribute to the Christian walk?
60 minutes | 4 months ago
Sectarian Review 163: Alt-Christmas Movies
Danny Anderson is joined by Coyle Neal of the City of Man podcast and Chris Maverick from the Vox Popcast (but not, oddly enough, given the episide title, Josh Altmanshofer) to discuss what exactly makes a movie a "Christmas Movie." Can the right argument make anything a Christmas movie? And why is Danny right that Children of Men is a great Christmas movie?
68 minutes | 4 months ago
Sectarian Review 161: Ancient Racist Aliens
Danny Anderson returns to his wheel house. Joining the show today are David Grubbs and Jordan Poss to discuss the deep contours of the Ancient Astronaut Theory and its racist assumptions. This show was inspired by Jordan's recent blog post, which can be found here https://www.jordanmposs.com/blog/2020/11/6/im-not-saying-ancient-aliens-racist
58 minutes | 5 months ago
Sectarian Review 160: The Gospel in Dickens
This week, Danny Anderson interviews Charles Dickens scholar about her new collection from Plough Books, The Gospel in Dickens. Learn about the grand themes of sin and redemption in the work of the great Victorian novelist. A great start to the Christmas season!
63 minutes | 5 months ago
Sectarian Review 159: CHRN Crossover 2020: Split
For this year's entry in the Christian Humanist Halloween Crossover, Danny Anderson and Nathan Magee discuss M. Night Shyamalan's big comeback film, Split.
82 minutes | 7 months ago
Sectarian Review 158: Universal Monsters and Theology
To get you in the mood for both Halloween and Church, this week's guest is Andy Whitaker-Smith, who discusses his book Universal Monsters and how the iconic creature of Universal Studios help us think about the Christian faith. The book can be purchased on Amazon and coincides with a small group discussion via Zoom with First United Methodist Church in Lakeland, Florida.
62 minutes | 7 months ago
Sectarian Review 157: Drinking Along with Jon Malesic
Writer Jon Malesic joins the show this week to discuss his recent Commonweal essay, "Drinking Alone," which explores the difficulties of living an academic life in the Rust Belt. What conflicts arise when the life of the mind meets the a working class used up by Capital?
110 minutes | 8 months ago
Sectarian Review 156: Discipline, Judgement, Politics, Religion
C. Derick Varn joins the show once again to discuss a wide range of topics, beginning with a book review by Michael Clune in the LA Review of Books about Martin Hagglund's This Life (Socialist Freedom and Capitalist Freedom). We discuss the value of judgement and discipline and apply it to various topics in politics and religion.
89 minutes | 10 months ago
Sectarian Review 153: Hood Scholar
Travis Harris, AKA "Hood Scholar" joins the show for a scintillating discussion about Hip Hop and Christianity, Race in America, and how White Supremacy is built into institutions such as the Church, Policing, and Higher Education. This is one you will not want to miss.
68 minutes | 10 months ago
Sectarian Review 152: Theology and the Marvel Universe
In this episode Danny has a cohost! Will Rose of God Loves Geeks joins to interview Dr. Gregory Stevenson, editor of a new collection of essays called Theology and the Marvel Universe. Learn about the many theological conversations you can have by watching the MCU!
58 minutes | a year ago
Sectarian Review 151: Faith and Capital
Chase Tibbs, organizer and host of the Faith and Capital podcast joins the show this week to discuss the intersections between Christianity and Left politics.
75 minutes | a year ago
Sectarian Review 150: The Pagan Rabbi
C. Derick Varn joins the show to discuss the curiously relevant Cynthia Ozick story, "The Pagan Rabbi." Part of the Coronavirus "Bunker Recording" series.
66 minutes | a year ago
Sectarian Review 149: Onision, YouTube, and Predatory Grooming
On this week's show, Danny Anderson is joined by Melissa Stough and Sara Klooster (of the Christian Feminist Podcast) for a discussion about the grooming charges against YouTube star Onision. How does celebrity and YouTube lead down a dark path?
73 minutes | a year ago
Sectarian Review 148: Apocalyptic, Pop Culture, and George MacDonald
Joshua Wise joins the show to discuss the Universalist-ish theology of George MacDonald and how that vision of God's love affects various apocalyptic pop culture narratives.
81 minutes | a year ago
Sectarian Review 147: COVID-19 and failed Political Imaginations
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic situation, C. Derick Varn joins the show (at his request!) to discuss not only political failures but also cultural ones as well. What is the source of our failed imaginations?
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