In this episode we continue thinking about the nature of truth in a world of alternative facts.
In this episode we continue to reflect on the nature of truth, specifically the relationship between truth, lies and bull@#!$. We reference the following pieces in the podcast:
- Harry Frankfurt’s On Bull@#!$ and On Truth.
- We also discuss C.J. Green’s “The Only Thing You’ve Got Is What You Can Sell”: Making Peace with the Stories We Tell Ourselves.
This week our guest is Paul Walker. Paul is the Rector at Christ Episcopal Church, where Mockingbird is headquartered. He’s also a longtime friend of Mockingbird and spoke at the first Mockingbird conference in New York City. After our conversation with Paul the usual suspects talk about the death of the American dream, frames of mind and the stories we tell ourselves.
In this episode we talk about a recent NY Times exchange about objectivity in a post-fact world. You can find the piece here.
Our guest this week is Jennifer Underwood. Jennifer is a lawyer, wife and mother of 3. She blogs at the Houston Moms Blog. Then the roundtable talks about profanity and honest, shame, forgiveness and Silence.
We talk about conversation and criticism and the importance in our culture, inspired by Richard Rohr and A.O. Scott.
Dr. Todd Brewer, New Testament Professor at General Theological Seminary, comes on the podcast to talk about Mockingbird’s best theology book list of 2016. Then the roundtable talks about, among other things, Good Riddance Day.
In this episode we take inspiration from a passage from Tomas Halik’s new book I Want You To Be.
We reference a previous podcast we did in this episode. You can find it here: https://www.blubrry.com/npw/19068505/do-i-have-to-believe-in-my-belief/.
We talk about religious experience in a secular age inspired in part by a recent article in the NY Times by Ross Douthat. You can find the piece here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/24/opinion/sunday/varieties-of-religious-experience.html.