Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast

How do we envision our highest ideals and deepest commitments? How do we name and express our most expansive sense of who we are? The Faith and Imagination podcast explores these questions by conversing with ...more

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February 14, 2022 00:46:47
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The Theology – and Poetry – of Suffering, Transformation, and Joy, with guest Laura Reece Hogan

Laura Reece Hogan is an award-winning poet and theologian. Her book I Live, No Longer I: Paul’s Spirituality of Suffering, Transformation, and Joy won four first place Catholic Press Association book awards and her volume of poems, Litany of Flights, won the Paraclete Poetry prize. She is the holder of advanced degrees in theology and law and is […] ...

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February 07, 2022 00:48:41
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A Theology of Life with Depression, with guest Jessica Coblentz, St. Mary's College

Jessica Coblentz is an assistant professor of religious studies and theology at St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. With Daniel Horan, she co-edited the volume The Human in a Dehumanizing World: Re-Examining Theological Anthropology and Its Implications, coming out later this year. She is the author of another book published just this year by Liturgical […] ...

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January 31, 2022 00:49:00
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Black Women, Faith, and the Stories We Inherit, with guest Yolanda Pierce, Howard University

Yolanda Pierce is professor and dean of the Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, DC. In 2016 she served as Founding Director of the Center for African American Religious Life at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. She formerly worked at Princeton Theological Seminary. The Rev. Dr. Pierce is the […] ...

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January 17, 2022 00:48:03
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Disability, Grace, and Life Beyond the Meritocracy, with guest Amy Julia Becker

Amy Julia Becker is an award-winning writer and speaker on personal, spiritual, and social healing. She is the author of four books, including To Be Made Well: An Invitation to Wholeness, Healing, and Hope, releasing in March. She also hosts the Love Is Stronger Than Fear podcast. We speak with her about her article “When Merit Drives Out […] ...

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January 10, 2022 00:49:12
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This Sacred Life: Hope in an Era of Climate Crisis, with guest Norman Wirzba, Duke University

Norman Wirzba is Gilbert T. Rowe Distinguished Professor of Christian Theology and Senior Fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. The author of several books, he’s also the director of a multi-year, Henry Luce Foundation-funded project entitled “Facing the Anthropocene.” We talk with him today about his sobering and powerful new book […] ...

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January 03, 2022 00:43:05
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Highlighted Episode: Experiencing God in a Time of Crisis, with guest Sarah Bachelard, Benedictus Contemplative Church

Today we highlight a past episode of our Faith and Imagination podcast. Founding Director of the BYU Humanities Center Matthew Wickman raises questions of faith in times of crises with Reverend Dr. Sarah Bachelard. They discuss together how to experience God in a time of turmoil and uncertainty, and how to experience a disruption of our sense […] ...

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