50 Shades of Frenzy: Sex, the Bible, and What the Fuss is About

The film "Fifty Shades of Grey" is set to open on Valentine's Day, of all days. There is a reason well over 40 million people have purchased the erotic fan-fiction Fifty Shades Trilogy: Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker,and Fifty Shades Freed.  The question is why? Why would a book about a woman who toys […]

Knowing Their Place: Women as Heroes – Lisbeth Salander, Katniss and the Virgin Mary

With the increasing popularity of books and films giving a starring role to women as the ones who save the day, are these new heroines of contemporary culture a clash with Christianity?  with host Jennie Spohr and panel Lauri Evans Deason, Dr. Christine Chaney and Bill Hogg Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()

Pico Iyer – "The Global Soul: Jet Lag, Shopping Malls, and the Search for Home." Dick Staub Show Interview

A reprise of a Dick Staub Interview with Pico Iyer discussing his book of essays titled The Global Soul: Jet Lag, Shopping Malls, and the Search for Home. His look at "international locales contends that the modern world-scurrying citizen, pushed by business demands or political migrations, can easily lose both roots and sense of home." […]

C. S. Lewis: Letters to Malcolm Chiefly On Prayer Podcast: Live At Earl Palmer Ministries

Host Dick Staub with Reverend Earl Palmer in a lively discussion about the last published work of C.S. Lewis. This show originates from the Burke Museum Cafe on the campus of the University of Washington. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (60.6MB)

The Gospel of Stephen King – The Kindlings Muse: Live at Hale's Ales

Stephen King might be known for his horror novels but his work goes deeper and broader than a single genre. With such books as Joyland, The Stand, The Green Mile, and The Shawshank Redemptioon and The Dark Tower series he gives a stark presentation of good vs. evil, right and wrong, and redemption. Listen as Host Jennie Spohr and panel Dr. Jeff Keuss, Suzanne Wolf, and New […]

Luci Shaw: Friends for the Journey (Madeleine L'Engle) Podcast: Live at KindlingsFest 2010

KindlingsFest 2010 explored theme of "Friends for the Journey" with Luci Shaw, Dr. Hal Poe, Dr. Jeff Keuss, Nigel Goodwin, Dr. Jerry Root, Jeff Johnson, and artists-in-residence Kathy Hastings, Bob Bennett and Corrie Moore. In this podcasts Luci Shaw shares stories and reflections on her friendship with Madeleine L'Engle and the book they wrote Friends […]

Dallas Willard. "In Search of Guidance" Podcast: Dick Staub Show Interview Part 1 of 4

Before Dallas Willard's bestselling "The Divine Conspiracy," he wrote a simple book titled, "In Search of Guidance, Developing a Conversational Relationship With God," in which he argued that everyday people can receive guidance from God. This Dick Staub Interview is from 1993 when the book first came out and showcases Dallas Willard's incisive, logical approach […]

The Aftermath, By Rhidian Brook – A Review

A profoundly moving novel of occupation and denazification in postwar Hamburg…

Mandatory Time Off: Work Less, Enjoy Life More. Podcast: Live At Hales

Are you working more and enjoying life less? In the 90's Juliet Schor wrote a book titled "The Overworked American" arguing among other things that the typical American worker puts in nine weeks more on the job than his or her European counterpart. A recent report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research argues […]

Brennan Manning: Ruthless Trust: The Ragamuffin's Path to God. Podcast: Journeys Interview Segment 1 of 4

Brennan Manning was the Catholic-priest-turned-itinerant-evangelist who wrote the popular Ragamuffin Gospel. In Ruthless Trust he explores the question: "Can God be Trusted," and moves the conversation beyond simple intellectual assent to a deeper experience of joy found in passionately trusting God. A gem of an interview found in the Dick Staub archives from a man […]