Volume 88 of the Mars Hill Audio Journal is now available! In case you are unfamiliar with it, it is “a bi-monthly audio magazine of contemporary culture and Christian conviction.” Think of it as Christian NPR.
Download a free edition here. Download free bonus tracks here. They also offer a great podcast called Audition. The host is Ken Myers, who is also the author of All God’s Children and Blue Suede Shoes, which I’m (still!) currently reading with great pleasure (albeit slowly).
This is what is on this new edition:
- Diana Pavlac Glyer, on how the members of The Inklings (C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Owen Barfield, etc.) influenced each other’s thinking and writing.
- Michael J. Lewis, on what the Body Worlds exhibits assembled by Günther von Hagens reveal about our attitudes toward human nature.
- Steve Talbott, on how the aims of education are distracted by technology.
- Darryl Tippins, on why we sing
- Everett Ferguson, on the place of music in the Early Church
- Alexander Lingas, on the tradition of music in the Eastern churches
- Calvin Stapert, on the nature of meaning in music
- Diana Pavlac Glyer, on Owen Barfield
- Michael J. Lewis, on the meaning of the body in Western art
As I’ve said before, this is an absolutely indispensable subscription for me. I never fail to be stretched in my thinking and understanding of the issues discussed. The fact is, I could write paragraph after paragraph of how much Mars Hill has enriched my life. It has been sheer pleasure to listen in on the conversations Ken has with his guests and be drawn in to a world of thoughts, ideas, and issues that I would otherwise have never thought about, much less though about well or Christianly, all for only $30 a year. I hope you’ll check them out. (This is a non-paid advertisement!)