Malcolm Guite – A Vision For the Future – Live from Kindlings Fest 2012

This years Kindlings Fest on Orcas Island asked, "Can Crabbed age and youth live together?" Through film, talks, panel discussions, art, music and casual conversations we explored what it is that keeps generations apart and what can bring them together. To begin, writer, poet, priest, academic and  troubadour Malcolm Guite takes a look at relationality, interdependence between old […]

Jerry Root: Lecture #2 C.S. Lewis On Joy. Podcast: Live at KindlingsFest 2011

KindlingsFest 2011 explored the theme of Turning Mourning Into Dancing with speakers Dr. Jerry Root, Erik Metaxas and Michael Card. Dr. Jeff Keuss hosted conversations about Sundance Select films, Nigel Goodwin performed a daily Whimsy and hosted Bag End Cafe. Jeff Johnson and Brian Moss led worship each day. Artists-in-residence included singer-songwriter Susan Osborn, dancers […]

Poems from Prison: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the Prophet and Poet

Welcome to The Kindlings Muse @ Earl Palmer Ministries hosted by Dick Staub. This event is taped for podcast in front of a live audience at the Burke Museum Cafe on the campus of the university of Washington. Each month we feature the Reverend Earl Palmer selecting and then discussing a book every thinking human […]

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 […]

Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, & Gary Haugen: Christians as Peacemakers – Live At Earl Palmer Ministries

Listen to a rich conversation between Host Dick Staub and the Reverend Earl Palmer as they discuss the works of Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, and Gary Haugen, examples of Christians as Peacemakers.  Suggested reading: Letter from Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King, Jr., Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural (Simon & Schuster Lincoln Library) and Good News About […]

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 ()

Oh the Horrors: Vampire and Zombie MoviesPodcast: Live At Hales Segment

Host Dick Staub and guests discuss "Oh the Horrors": vampire and zombie movies as a genre, and a commentary on culture and on US! Guests include Jeffrey Overstreet, film critic, author, Jennie Spohr producer of TKM, film critic & ordained Presbyterian clergy, and first-timer: Dr. Christine Chaney associate professor of English and chair of the […]

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." […]

Malcolm Guite – Finding our Way Forward Beyond Generational Apartheid – Live from Kindlings Fest 2012

Kindlings Fest is a celebration of art and ideas and where they intersect with the spiritual.  This years Kindlings Fest on Orcas Island asked, "Can Crabbed age and youth live together?" Through film, talks, panel discussions, art, music and casual conversations we explored what it is that keeps generations apart and what can bring them together. Through poetry, […]

The Bono-fication of Christianity – Podcast: Live At Hales

With the release of Joshua Tree, U2 reached rock fame. More significantly, perhaps, BONO emerged as a prophetic voice in culture and in the church. He once said of his Christian faith: "It is what gives me the strength to get up every day and put forth a hundred percent of my energy." Bono's influence […]