In which Matt and Marcus pick their favorite Halloween books and movies, and show the Great Pumpkin that their podcast is the most sincere.
The podcast of the Anselm Society Arts Guild. Hosts Matt Mellema and Marcus Robinson go deep with artists about their craft, and also enjoy very serious conversations about very silly subjects. “Some things have to be believed to be seen." -Madeleine L'Engle
The modern world is both overstimulating and excessively boring. In this episode, featuring Boredom expert Dr. Rebekah Lamb, we explore the social, literary, and spiritual dimensions of boredom. I promise you will not find this episode a bore.
What are Christian Inspiration books? How does the market shape them? Why do ignorant men like Matt have no idea what they are? Author Evangeline Denmark, editor September Grace, and Matt's wife Danielle join the table to figure it out.
Is the modern world disenchanted? My hunch is that the cosmos is not any less wondrous, mysterious, or enchanted than it was in the twelfth century. The world is not disenchanted, we've only grown blind to its wonder.
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S1 E6: Hans Boersma, John Skillen, Junius Johnson, and Brian Brown discuss sacred art and how to bring it back into our places of worship.
What if there is a golden string running through each Narnia story, so that they hang together like pearls on a necklace… or like planets in the night sky?
It's Marcus' last show before he moves to Portland. Before leaving the table, he shares his journey as an artist, and his final music recommendations. Also, Matt presents a sonnet he wrote in honor of Marcus' beard.
S1 E5: What is the role of art in spiritual formation? What does it look like to form Christians? Maybe the pastor and his sermons don't have to be quite so alone in that task.
Blood is the stuff of life. In our antiseptic world, it can be hard to hear and understand the words of Jesus: This is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins (Matthew 26:28). In this Holy Week episode, we explore the theme of Christ's blood.
The pub table is buzzing with unanswered questions. What makes a good detective story? Can it ever be great literature? Why have so many Christian authors been fans? Author Sarah Pottenger joins the table to crack the case.