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 […]

The New Face of Justice: Life after Selma – The Kindlings Muse

Ferguson, New York City, and Baltimore are just the latest chapters in the Civil Rights movement and the ongoing transformation of the American Story. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the March at Selma and depending on how you look at it, much has changed and much has stayed the same. How has the face of justice […]

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 […]

Two Kinds of Reconciliation – The Kindlings Muse with Earl Palmer

"Repentance is always difficult and not only because we must cross the threshold of self-love but also because our own sins are not easily visible to us." – Alexander Solzhenitsyn Where does reconciliation have its beginnings? What does it take for rifts to be mended? The Rev. Earl Palmer looks at reconciliation as portrayed in From Under the […]

Sports as Religion: March Maddness, Superbowls and the Faith of Fan Culture.

Are you the devout March Madness-managed brackets of college basketball, the face-painting fanatic World Cup and Premier League Soccer fan, the statistic biding baseball fan, or are you the NFL-loving 12th Man? Sports have taken on a level of devotion, discipleship, worship, and community more often associated with the church-going public. An online discussion at […]

The Oscars Best Picture Nominees: What They Say About Us, Our Culture, & God.

Scientific Geniuses rising up despite opposition, overthrowing racial barriers, and boys learning what it is to be men, or men coming to terms with mortality are just some of the themes of this year’s Best Picture Nominees. The 2014 year in film was dubbed a box office failure, but this year’s Best Pictures defy the numbers with […]

The Virtue of Work –The Kindlings Muse with Earl Palmer

Why do we work? Where is the value in labor? The Rev. Earl Palmer and Host Dick Staub explore the virtue of work through two books:  The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown and Why Work?: Discovering Real Purpose, Peace, and […]

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 […]

Exodus: Gods and Kings – How Popular Culture Interprets the Bible.

The Bible has long been a source for fueling the cultural imagination. With the release of "Exodus: Gods and Kings" and more biblical epics in the works for 2015 what does this renewed interest in the Bible say about our culture and what people are drawing from these texts? This episode of The Kindlings Muse reviews the film […]