Jan 30, 2020
David Gornoski explores why politics is failing to contain our violence and animosity increasingly in AD 2020. We examine the anthropological forces at play as division grows in politics the longer cultures steep in the story and values of the crucified one.
Nov 11, 2019
In this episode, David Gornoski analyzes the Apollonius of Tyana mythologically-intermediate story of a miracle in Ephesus. The pagan miracle worker is often favorably compared with Jesus of Nazareth by moderns anxious to posture rebellion towards their parents' Christian affinity. We then use this...
Nov 4, 2019
David Gornoski explores how the story of Jonah, Susanna's persecution, and Daniel's imprisonment serve as evidence of early Christianity's deeply anti-sacrificial meaning and aesthetic. These stories deal with averted sacrifice and mercy for the weak, misfits, and outsiders.
Oct 28, 2019
David Gornoski and Craig Stewart have a wide-ranging discussion on the cultural, media, political, and ethical implications of Rene Girard's groundbreaking Mimetic Theory. Does it lead to political atheism? Does the Gospel have a media technological effect? Will Mimetic theory become a dominant intellectual force in the...