This week we talk with history professor Cameron Sinclair about why history matters and how we can break down some of the old stereotypes through story.
Cameron is a professor at Brookhaven College in Dallas and co-hosts the History Banter podcast with Brad Folsom.
He’s also a graduate student working on a PhD in History at the University of North Texas. Generally, he’s most interested in the histories of the United States and Mexico during the 19th century but specifically Texas after the Civil War.
When we last spoke with Jonathan Merritt, he talked about how God calls us to care for the environment. Now he’s back to tell us about his new book, ‘A Faith of Our Own,’ and how Christians should engage in politics without falling into partisanship.
I so hope we’ll all fight to see these dreams come true.
May we be known as a people excited and working towards the church we wish to see (as Tripp Fuller mentions in his interview) rather than a people bent on angst and ignoring the very thing we love so much.
We’ll try and keep posting updates as they come in – or you can post your thoughts in the comments below.
this week we talk with homebrewed christianity co-host tripp fuller. along with hosting a pretty sweet podcast, tripp helps organize the big tent christianity events, has collaborated on a book with phillip clayton and is working on his PhD in philosophy of religion and theology at claremont graduate university.
tripp shares his story and how it gives him amazing hope for the future of the church any why theology is important to christianity today.
just in time for a new year, it’s another something beautiful musical interlude! our mix this week is from thomas who puts out some pretty sweet mixes of his own from time to time over on his nanolog.
In preparation for a new year… I give you the sixth instalment in the alight here mixcast series. 2010 was a great year for music and, as such, it is my intention to highlight some new material that has really captured my attention as well as more familiar tracks that have sustained my interest and really grown on me.
All the artists featured are independent musicians… please support them by checking out their music, buying where appropriate, and spreading the word.
Oh and this mixcast is brought to you in conjunction with the something beautiful podcast – we have a “musical interlude” every-so-often and it was my turn… so it made sense to bring the two together.
this week we talk with author, podcaster, blogger and hopeful skeptic, nicholas fielder. nick talks about his journey from a “christian” towards a “hopeful skeptic” and some of the lessons he’s learned along the way.