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 […]

"The Artist's Life." Live At Hales: What is it like to make your living with your art?

What is it like to make your living with your art? The fame? The fortune? The Limos? Each of us has a unique creativity but only a few pursue their artistic impulses… and only a few of those are able to make their living at it. The rest wonder—chip away at their novel, poem, songwriting, […]

Love and Truth Together in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment

Where do Love and Truth exhibit complimentary, generative outcomes in Raskolnikov's life? How did Dostoyevsky come to write the such a compelling story that affirms the oft-resisted truth that joy is found in suffering, redemption found in confession and owning up to our darkness? Earl Palmer and Dick Staub take a thorough look at a […]

The New Atheists: Dawkins. Harris. Dennett – Live At Hales, pt. 2 of 3

In the Part 2 of 3,  Dr. John West of the Discovery Institute joins Adrian Wyard of the Counterbalance Foundation as we continue to explore Gary Wolfe's fascinating article on the new atheists in Wired Magazine. Here is an excerpt from his introduction: "This the challenge posed by the New Atheists. We are called upon, […]

Malcolm Guite -On Reading the Commedia

And so I start again, here in the middle, The middle of a life I scarcely know…

The New Atheists: Dawkins, Harris, and Dennett. Live At Hales, pt. 1 of 3

Adrian Wyard of the Counterbalance Foundation helps us explore Gary Wolfe's fascinating article on the new atheists in Wired Magazine. Here is an excerpt from his introduction. "This the challenge posed by the New Atheists. We are called upon, we lax agnostics, we noncommittal nonbelievers, we vague deists who would be embarrassed to defend antique […]

Malcolm Gladwell, "The Tipping Point." Podcast: Journeys Interview Segment 2 of 3

A Dick Staub Interview with Malcolm Gladwell. He has a knack for taking complex subjects and reducing them to their simplicity. His Tipping Point is an example. In this fascinating interview we explore how certain ideas, products and movements take on a life of their own, and how others don't. The consequences are significant for […]

Malcolm Gladwell, "The Tipping Point." Podcast: Journeys Interview Segment 1 of 3

A Dick Staub Interview with Malcolm Gladwell. Gladwell has a knack for taking complex subjects and reducing them to their simplicity. His The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference is an example. In this fascinating interview we explore how certain ideas, products and movements take on a life of their own, […]

"Peace Like a River" with Leif Enger. Podcast: Journeys Interview Segment 1 of 4

Leif Enger was raised in Osakis, Minnesota and worked as a reporter and producer for Minnesota Public Radio for nearly 20 years. He currently lives on a farm in Minnesota with his wife and two sons. Peace Like a River is his debut novel. Peace Like a River was a National Bestseller; it was listed […]

C.S. Lewis on "Unfrantic Spirituality." Live At C.S. Lewis Centre Part 2 of 3

Welcome to "The Kindlings Muse @ The CS Lewis Centre." In this segment we discuss Lewis' unfrantic spirituality with Kim Gilnett of Seattle Pacific University (SPU) and a leading light in the C.S. Lewis world. Kim led the restoration project at The Kilns, C.S. Lewis home in Oxford. Here's the quote voiced by British actor Anton Rodgers: "The English style of spirituality […]