Friday, June 02, 2006

Mars Hill Audio Interviews

Here are some free interviews offered by Mars Hill Audio.

If you're not familiar with Mars Hill Audio, here's a description:

"MARS HILL AUDIO exists to assist Christians who desire to move from thoughtless consumption of modern culture to a vantage point of thoughtful engagement. We believe that fulfilling the commands to love God and neighbor requires that we pay careful attention to the neighborhood: that is, every sphere of human life where God is either glorified or despised, where neighbors are either edified or undermined...." [read more]

  • Vol. 79 - Roger Lundin, on the necessity of humility in the writing of biographies
  • Vol. 78 - Thomas de Zengotita, on postmodern individualism and "reality" TV
  • Vol. 77 - Alan Jacobs, with more on The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis
  • Vol. 76 - D. H. Williams, on the excluding character of Christian conversion
  • Vol. 75 - Eugene Peterson, on Gerard Manley Hopkins, taking time to worship, and learning the fear-of-the-Lord.
  • Vol. 74 - Paul Walker, with more on Thomas Tallis
  • Vol. 73 - John W. O'Malley, more on Four Cultures of the West
  • Vol. 72 - Wilfred McClay, on the theme of place and communal obligation in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s writing
  • Vol. 71 - Roger Lundin, on Milosz on Exile & modern boundlessness
  • Vol. 70 - C. Ben Mitchell, on why and how the Church should be more welcoming toward the elderly
  • Vol. 69 - Barrett Fisher, on the history of very serious thinking about what makes something funny
  • Vol. 68 - Murray Milner, Jr., on how the choices of parents create the institutional framework for the lives of adolescents
  • Vol. 67 - Terence Nichols on how and why religion has become so privatized in America
  • Vol. 66 - Leon Kass, on how new technologies have changed the assumptions many people have about their children
  • Vol. 65 - Julian Johnson on music and the expectations of immediate gratification
  • Vol. 64 - Hadley Arkes on how the defense in the courts of the "right to privacy" has transformed thinking about law and rights in American society
  • Vol. 63 - James A. Herrick on Mormonism, gnosticism, and the significance of Luke Skywalker
  • Vol. 62 - Lilian Calles Barger on the need for community at a scale that encourages unplanned face-to-face interaction
  • Vol. 61 - John H. Timmerman author of Jane Kenyon: A Life, talks about how the late poet lived and worked
  • Vol. 60 - Russell Hittinger on the reasoning behind the upholding of a right to physician-assisted suicide in Compassion in Dying v. Washington
  • Vol. 59 - Adrienne Chaplin on the place and responsibilities of Christian artists in their communities
  • Vol. 58 - Bradley J. Birzer on how Tolkien understood the idea of myth
  • Vol. 57 - Wilmer Mills reads two of his poems: "Diary of a Piano Tuner's Wife" and "The Tent Delivery Woman's Ride"
  • Vol. 56 - Peter Augustine Lawler on "Bobos" and the end of history
  • Vol. 55 - Mark Noll on how the size of the North American continent affected its religious developments
  • Vol. 54 - Mark Henrie on film director Whit Stillman's approach to comedy
  • Vol. 53 - Dana Gioia talks about the life and work of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and reads a poem inspired by the death of his wife, "The Cross of Snow"
  • Vol. 52 - Ralph McInerny on natural theology and his mystery novels
  • Vol. 51 - Nigel Cameron on the obstacles and opportunities facing Christians concerned about bioethics
  • Vol. 50 - Glenn C. Arbery on how great literary works sustain their meaning
  • Vol. 49 - Ralph C. Wood on how Tolkien viewed the use and meaning of human language
  • Vol. 48 - Zygmunt Bauman author of Liquid Modernity, on the effect of this new sensibility on business, politics, and personal life
  • Vol. 47 - John Durham Peters on how the 19th century rise of new communications technologies was related to various forms of spiritualism