Earl Palmer on Power That Harms/Power That Heals!

That Hideous Strength (subtitled A Modern Fairy-Tale for Grown-Ups) is a 1945 novel by C. S. Lewis, the final book in Lewis's theological science fiction Space Trilogy. It is a dire examination of what happens when power is misused and the head is disconnected from the heart of matters. In contrast, Lewis' book Miracles is […]

Earl Palmer: The Story of Amazing Grace

John Newton wrote the classic hymn Amazing Grace. He was an Anglican clergyman and former slave-ship master. Following his conversion, he eventually spoke out against the Slave Trade and had an influence on many young evangelical Christians, particularly William Wilberforce. Listen to a lively conversation as Earl Palmer and Dick Staub discuss the story of […]

St. Paul's Greatest Chapter | Earl Palmer@The Kindlings Muse

St. Paul was a towering intellect with a pastor’s heart. His writings are among the most important in the first century and are central to Christianity. To single out one chapter as his greatest is an audacious claim, but this is precisely the case Rev. Earl Palmer will make as he explores what is often […]

Earl Palmer on The Great Divorce An Imaginary Story by C.S. Lewis

Join Earl Palmer and Dick Staub as they discuss C.S. Lewis' look at choices after death portrayed through his book "The Great Divorce". The original story was presented as a series in The Guardian during World War II. Recorded live at the Walker-Ames Room in Kane Hall on the University of Washington Campus. Podcast: Play […]

She Taught Us Well! Dorothy Sayers a Whimsical Believer Read

The Rev. Earl Palmer, along with host Dick Staub, delve into Dorthy Sayers and her collection of whimsical essays Christian Letters to a Post-Christian World. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Premium Podcast: (Protected Content)

The Oscars | Live at Hales Ales

Each year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences vote on the best films of the year – a global event known as "The Oscars". What do the choices for "best picture" have to say about what our culture values? Where are meaning and faith to be found? What role does story have in […]

“The Joy of Reconciliation" – Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil | KindlingsFest 2015

How do you hear the word “Reconciliation"? Is it something joyful or something ominous and difficult to consider? KindlingsFest 2015 explored "Joy: The Art of Living" through song, art, teaching, poetry, and friends on the journey together. We were privileged to have Seattle Pacific's Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil shares about the Joy of Reconciliation and how […]

The Kindlings Muse | Annual Christmas Show!

Christmas is a time of new birth. Whether celebrating the coming of the Christ child or planning New Year's resolutions, this season orients us toward new beginnings. What is it about 'the most wonderful time of the year' that stirs in all of us a call to renewal? Listen in with host Dr. Jeff Keuss, special musical guest Hannalee, and […]

Artist and Interpreter of the Bible: Rembrandt Van Rijn

The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming, by Henri Nouwen,  is a spiritual adventure story. A chance encounter with a poster depicting a detail of Rembrandt's The Return of the Prodigal Son set in motion a chain of events that enabled Nouwen to redefine and claim his vocation late in his life. […]

Star Wars: The Force That Is Still With Us

Decades on the cultural 'force' of the Star Wars legacy continues to shape global culture. Why does the story of "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far way…" still capture our imagination? What lessons might the Church consider as this next chapter of the Star Wars saga unfolds in JJ Abrams' eagerly awaited […]