Back and broadcasting live!

I hope my readers won’t mind my calling attention to the reconstitution of the [ad hoc] Christianity podcast, which I co-host with two of my friends. We’ve decided to give it another go with a different format: it’s being reincarnated as a video show, specifically a Hangout On Air that’s streamed live over YouTube, courtesy of […]

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Christian universalist Robin Parry on Beyond the Box

One of my favorite podcasts, Beyond the Box, just published an interview with interview with Robin Parry on the subject of the Christian universalism movement of today. Also known under his pseudonym Gregory MacDonald, Parry (blog) was a key figure in bringing a distinctively Christian, non-pluralistic version of the belief that all souls would eventually be reconciled to God […]

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Heads up: Lawrence Krauss vs. Rodney Holder on Unbelievable

There have been a few recent discussions in the blogosphere tangentially related to Lawrence Krauss’s recent book, A Universe from Nothing, including an off-handed post by me and a short one by Eric Reitan. Today’s episode of the Unbelievable radio show promises to be interesting. You can probably expect me to give my thoughts on it once I have […]

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

David Bentley Hart on fortuitous effects of Christianity

What interests me—and what I take to be demonstrable and important—is the particular ensemble of moral and imaginative values engendered in numberless consciences by Christian beliefs. That such values had political and social consequences I certainly do not deny; I feel fairly safe in saying, for instance, that abolitionism—as a purely moral cause—could not easily […]

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Khirbet Qeiyafa participant interviewed on the Christian Humanist Podcast (updated)

(Updated) Recently on the [ad hoc] Christianity podcast we linked to a few articles around the blogosphere discussing Khirbet Qeiyafa and its implications for minimalists, i.e. those historians who expect that the historicity of the Bible’s stories is minimal at best. Khirbet Qeiyafa is a site on the border of ancient Israel and Philistine territory that many […]

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Eric Reitan interviewed on the [ad hoc] Christianity Podcast

Just in case you didn’t get the memo: We were pleased to have the chance to chat with Eric Reitan. Eric is Professor of Philosophy at Oklahoma State University and the author of the excellent blog The Piety That Lies Between: A Progressive Christian Perspective (a favorite of our blog reviews), as well as two […]

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Star Trek: Resurrection (fun with continuity errors)

This last week’s episode of the Unbelievable? radio show was a rerun, but a good one to listen to (if you’re patient, that is). It was a conversation between apologist Jay Smith and atheist Stephen Pilcher concerning the so-called “Easter Challenge“: can you weave together all the NT accounts of that seminal event in Christian […]

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011