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Jun 30, 2015

Criminal Justice and Restoration - Why the Lock Up Should Be on Lockdown - Irenicast Episode 017 - Conversations on Faith and Culture

Criminal justice is a complex topic with many ethical streams. This week the team takes on a bird's eye view of justice in the prison industry, capital punishment and immigration, to name a few, and hidden factors many might not think of in these issues. They explore what it might mean to seek restorative justice,...

Jun 23, 2015

On the Nature of Beauty - Beauty within the Beast - Irenicast Episode 016 - Conversations on Faith and Culture

The team takes a bit of a break from heavier topics this week to discuss the nature of beauty, and what it means to describe and participate in beauty. The conversation veers philosophical as Jeff, Mona and Allen discuss wonder, love and transformation, and ultimately where God might be in relation to it. They wrap...

Jun 16, 2015

What is Sin? - Dun Dun Duuunn - Irenicast Episode 015 - Conversations on Faith and Culture

Sin is a difficult subject when viewed from Biblical, cultural and philosophical perspectives. What is sin exactly and what does it have to do with us?  The hosts attempt a real discussion of the idea of sin while being honest about their personal reservations. They propose different avenues for rethinking the word

Jun 9, 2015

Homosexuality and the Church, an interview with Jim and Richard - Irenicast Episode 014 - Conversations on Faith and CultureConcluding our series of episodes on gender and sexuality Jeff sits down for an interview with a gay couple, Jim and Richard.  Jim and Richard share their individual stories of coming out and how they met.  They also discuss how they’ve remained in the faith despite their experience with people’s reactions to...

Jun 2, 2015

Homosexuality and Christianity - Irenicast Episode 013 - Conversations on Faith and Culture - An Irenicon

After catching up on their past two weeks of life filled with grilling and hammocks, Jeff, Mona and Allen begin an in-depth conversation about homosexuality and Christianity. They touch on historical attitudes toward sex, what the Bible says about “homosexuality” in its cultural context, present-day issues, and...