J.R.R. Tolkien: A Story of Survival and Friendship – The Kindlings Muse with Earl Palmer

Earl Palmer looks at the life of J.R.R. Tolkien through Humphrey Carpenter's  J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography. Beginning with Tolkien's childhood and deep friendships formed , through the tragic events in the Battle of Somme that shaped Tolkien's epic storytelling later in life, Palmer paints an in-depth picture of Tolkien's life, faith, and their influence on the […]

Earl Palmer – Marks of Integrity and Sanity, "Not I: Memoirs of a German Childhood"

Starting the fall 2014 season, Rev. Earl Palmer discusses, Not:I Memoirs of a German Childhood by Joachim C. Fest – an intimate account of life under the Third Reich through a child's eyes. Fest's father is a "conservative Catholic teacher, opposes the Nazi regime and as a result loses his job and status. Fest is forced to move […]

The Book of Revelation Revisited – The Kindlings Muse with Earl Palmer

Why would a book written in the middle of the 1st century be an important book for us today? The Rev. Earl Palmer unfolds the background, various approaches and misunderstandings of the last book of the Bible – The Book of Revelation – through his commentary: 1,2,3 John, Revelation: The Preacher's Commentary. Listen to this […]

How To Study The Bible: C.S. Lewis' “An Experiment in Criticism" with Earl Palmer

"Allow a text to make its own point." Each month Earl Palmer  discusses a book every thinking human should read. Working with An Experiment in Criticism (Canto Classics) by C. S. Lewis – a book in which Lewis gives the reader guidelines in how to read any book with an open, critical approach – Earl Palmer discusses […]

Jesus of Nazareth: Who of His Interpreters Do We Trust? with Earl Palmer

There are a plethora of commentaries interpreting the person and divinity of Jesus. How do you know who is reliable? What measures should you take into consideration when considering who to trust? Earl Palmer continues his monthly discussion with Dick Staub and a live audience, digging into a books that every thinking human should read. […]

Agape and Eros: Rightly Understanding Love – The Kindlings Muse with Earl Palmer

Earl Palmer begins 2014 rightly – exploring different kinds of Love and how they shape our connections, communities and world view. Using Pope Benedict XVI's  Deus Caritas Est (God is Love) and The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis with references to Edward Steichen's The Family of Man, Earl discusses Love as Eros and Agape in theory, degree, faith and […]

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. http://s3.amazonaws.com/thekindlings/tkm_epm041310.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (60.6MB)

T. S. Eliot: Journey of a Pessimist to Faith in God

From The Lovesong of Alfred J Prufrock  to the mysterious complexity of The Wasteland and more, Earl Palmer gives us a detailed biography of one of the greatest poets of the 20th century – T.S. Eliot. Centered around The Complete Poems and Plays of T.S. Eliot as a reference, Earl draws an image of the man through his poetry. What shaped […]

Water From a Deep Well: The Importance of Tradition for Today.

"Children are the most important creators of tradition in a family." Where do traditions come from? What place do traditions have in creating culture? Earl Palmer talk about towo sets of traditions for Christians:: the great events of God's love toward us Christmas and Easter  and the other set is made up of the different […]

The Meaning of Holy Week: Two Poets as Our Guides – Isaac Watts & George Herbert

Earl Palmer and Dick Staub look at two poets that, whether known or unknown, have shaped our understanding of the Holy Week.  Earl says "the role a poet plays in helping us focus, in helping us understand the huge events of our lives and, also, to see and feel a resonance with great truths" is something we […]