Archives For *Conversations*
NPR is one of the many sources we look to for tips on excellent new books!
We especially love their interviews with authors.
Here is a Top 10 list of our favorite NPR author interviews of 2017…
A Wrinkle in Time
Television station CUNY-TV sat down with an astrophysicist and a biologist to talk about science in L’Engle’s space trilogy.
(HT: Sarah Arthur. Thanks for alerting us to this!)
November 15 marked the birthday of Alvin Plantinga, the noted philosopher, who was awarded the distinguished Templeton Prize this fall.
In honor of the occasion, we offer a series of brief video clips that introduce his legacy…
Introduction (Templeton Prize):
Interview with Mark Galli
Author of Karl Barth:
An Introductory Biography for Evangelicals
An essay by Christiane Tietz, published this summer, sheds new light on Karl Barth’s relationship with his secretary, Charlotte Von Kirschbaum. Recently released letters between Barth and Von Kirschbaum reveal “that Kirschbaum and Barth loved each other; more than that, they were lovers; more than that, Barth brought her to live in his own home with his wife and five kids. Barth was not willing to give Kirschbaum up, and it almost … came to divorce between Barth and his wife Nelly; but for some reason…, Nelly stayed with Barth in this intolerable situation.” (quoted from Bobby Grow’s summary of the Tietz essay).
In light of these new details, I had the opportunity to ask Mark Galli, author of a new biography of Karl Barth, Karl Barth: An Introductory Biography for Evangelicals (Eerdmans 2017), what they might mean for Christians, and especially those who identify as Evangelicals.
ERB: I appreciate that your new book encourages evangelicals to familiarize themselves with Karl Barth and his theological work. In light of the details above, and that evangelicals generally have strong convictions about traditional, monogamous marriage, does the case you are making become a tougher sell?
Slow Art: The Experience of Looking, Sacred Images to James Turrell
Hardback: U of California Press, 2017
Buy now: [ Amazon ]
Slow Art in the Age of Instant Everything.
Listen to this talk from the Chicago Humanities Festival:
With the release of the Wendell Berry documentary LOOK & SEE, Co-Producer Nick Offerman (best known as Ron Swanson, from TV’s Parks and Recreation) has been making the rounds as an apologist for the film…
*** A number of Berry’s books are on a great sale
for Kindle this month!
Here is one brief interview that Offerman did:
Rev. William Barber II has been called by Cornel West,
“the closest thing this generation will have to a Martin Luther King, Jr.”
His most recent book is
The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear
Rev. William Barber II