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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October 18, 2021 00:38:59
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The Spiritual Work of Racial Justice Part 1, with guest Patrick Saint-Jean, Creighton University

Patrick Saint-Jean is a Jesuit Regent. A native of Haiti, he has degrees from universities in France and Mexico, a postdoc from the University of Chicago, and he completed his theological studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Currently teaching psychology at Creighton University, he is also the author of a remarkable new book titled The […] ...

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October 11, 2021 00:45:49
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Highlighted Episode: Wilderness Spirituality, with guest Belden Lane

This week, we reach into our past episodes to highlight Belden Lane’s “Wilderness Spirituality.” We released this episode in the month of May, a time—at least for those following academic calendars—of busy travel and end of semester business. This isn’t a new episode with Belden Lane; rather, we appreciate his thoughts and careful consideration of […] ...

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October 04, 2021 00:55:30
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Grief and Poetry, with guest Kim Langley

Kim Langley is president of LifeBalance Enterprises and founder of WordSPA (short for spirituality, poetry, appreciation), an organization that engages poetry as a healing art. We talk about her book Send My Roots Rain: A Companion on the Grief Journey, which discusses how poetry helps us grapple with multiple aspects of grief and find purpose, beauty, […] ...

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September 20, 2021 00:44:55
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Teaching Spirituality in the Humanities, with guest Richard White, Creighton University

Richard White is a professor of philosophy at Creighton University and the author of several books, including, recently, a book about spirituality and philosophy titled Spiritual Philosophers: From Schopenhauer to Irigaray. He recently published an article titled “Teaching Spirituality: A Personal View.” I have my own experience teaching such a course, and Richard and I sit […] ...

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September 13, 2021 00:48:00
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Art as a Window onto the Divine, with guest Katie Kresser, Seattle Pacific University

Katie Kresser is Professor of Art History at Seattle Pacific University and author of the 2019 book Bezalel’s Body: The Death of God and the Birth of Art. The book describes how art accentuates the relationship between the human and the divine. We talk about Katie’s theological and devotional vision of art and how she arrived […] ...

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August 09, 2021 00:33:09
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Season 1 Recap: Reflecting Back, Looking Forward

Host Matthew Wickman and producers Abby Thatcher and Sam Jacob talk about Season 1 of the podcast, discussing the origins of the podcast and key takeaways thus far. They also look ahead to Season 2, beginning in just a few weeks. ...

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