Justin and Stephen discuss the sting of death (before we knew about Chadwick Boseman’s passing) and hardness of heart in the Church. Michial Farmer joins to discuss the purpose of higher education and describes his journey of evaluating why he was a professor. He shares the unique possibilities he sees at the intersections of the Humanities and Christian Higher Education. The three profs ask where there might be a different way forward. Michial highlights the importance of seeing things as they are, and loving them for what they are. They consider the need for ethical reasoning, and Michial describes the process of his career change.
After we recorded, Michial published an article on Christianity and the Liberal Arts entitled Much Higher Education. We have plenty of show notes for you at profsinrooms.com or find bonus material on Patreon!
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Resources from this episode:
Michial’s article: Two Forms of Despair
Michial’s article: The Uses of Nostalgia
Christian Humanist Radio Network
John Mark Reynolds St Constantine School
Philip Sidney’s The Defense of Poecy
Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov and The Idiot
Joy Kogawa’s Obasan
Pam Muñoz Ryan’s Esperanza Rising
Thomas Friedman’s Thank you for Being Late
Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together
Judith Guest’s Ordinary People
T.S. Eliot’s Preludes