Shavuot and Pentecost In this episode, Jason and Dr. Bulzacchelli discuss the Jewish Festival of Shavuot and the Christian feast of Pentecost. We discuss:– What is the Festival of Shavuot?– The idea of gift– The Torah as gift– Gift and Reception– Waiting and replacing Judas– Stone and Flesh– Tongues of Fire– Shavuot and the Church– Tower of Babel– The Holy Spirit and the Torah– The constitution of a people– The refusal of Pentecost
Authentic Goodness In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith continue their discussion on authenticity, this time addressing Goodness. We discuss:– Authentic Goodness and Ethics– “Shared Ethical Discourse”– Lost Vocabulary– Emotivism– Goodness tied to Reality– Goodness is a form of Being– Goodness and Desire– Nature of Man and Goodness– Pleasure and the Good Mentioned in this episode:– “After Virtue” By Alastair McIntyre Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google Play to
Authentic Truth In this episode, we discuss authentic truth and the philosophical implications of truth lying in reality. We talk about:– The dictatorship of relativism– Feelings and Reality– Like beauty, truth lies in reality– Relativism’s view of truth– Unicorns, Badgers, and the Mind– The world is organized and knowable– The alternative to truth is illusion Take Every Thought Captive – 2 Cor 10:4-5“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On
Authentic Beauty In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith talk about what makes up authentic beauty. We discuss:– Is beauty in the eye of the beholder?– St. Thomas on Beauty– Beauty and Goodness– Beauty, Form, and Reality– St. Thomas’ 3 characteristics of beauty– Beauty and Truth– Beauty without Truth and Goodness– The intellect and beauty Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google Play to get future episodes!
What is Easter Joy? In this episode, Jason, Dr. Bulzacchelli, and Dr. Smith talk about the meaning of Easter Joy. We discuss:– Is Easter joy sentimentalism?– The Eschataological Lens of the Christian– The Kingdom of God and wrong ways to think about it– Easter brings order– Metaphysical considerations– Matter and spirit– How to live this practically Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google Play to get future episodes!