10.22.2022

Beautiful, Humane, & Hospitable

Dwelling in the Love of God (In Memoriam, Phil Love)

Miroslav Volf

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Episode No. 132
10.22.2022

Beautiful, Humane, & Hospitable

Dwelling in the Love of God (In Memoriam, Phil Love)

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10.22.2022

Beautiful, Humane, & Hospitable

Dwelling in the Love of God (In Memoriam, Phil Love)

Dwelling in the Love of God (In Memoriam, Phil Love)

Miroslav Volf
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10.22.2022

Beautiful, Humane, & Hospitable

Dwelling in the Love of God (In Memoriam, Phil Love)

Miroslav Volf
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"If the goal of God in creating the world is to make it the home of God and humans together, then it is the intention of God to make this place as beautiful and as humane—as hospitable—to human life as it can possibly be." Miroslav Volf reflects on why he wrote his latest book, The Home of God: A Brief Story of Everything. He also celebrates and eulogizes his friend Phil Love, to whom the book is dedicated.

Click here to buy The Home of God for 30% off!

Show Notes

  • World as a home of God and human home
  • David Foster Wallace “This is Water” commencement speech
  • The most obvious realities can be hardest to see
  • “The Home of God: A Brief Story of Everything” by Miroslav Volf and Ryan McAnnally-Linz (out from Brazos Press, Sept. 2022)
  • The Home of God is dedicated to Phil and Patty Love
  • Miroslav reminisces on his friend and former YCFC Associate Director and Board Chair, in memoriam of his recent passing.
  • Phil’s life exemplifies living on the way to the home of God,  becoming a symbol for the creation of the “Home of God”
  • The world at a moment of rupture
  • What is the vision of our lives in the world? How does it correspond with God’s vision for the world?
  • In the Book of Revelation, John looks into the future” “behold, the home of God.”
  • Is there such a thing as home?
  • “Home brings forth both that which is beautiful…and also it is a site of wounds which life has inflicted”
  • There is tension between the beauty and pain associated with home.
  • Much of our lives are “squeezed” into the small space we call home. 
  • Home is about relationship
  • “The Home of God” written in response to the common critique that attachment to God devalues our experiences of life.
  • The goal of God as creating the world to be a beautiful, humane home for God and humans together. 
  • Moses and the burning bush: a new beginning
  • The rule of God is intended to be a shared rule.
  • “His rule is manifest as service, is therefore a kind of shared rule in which one participates by doing exactly what Jesus did.”

Production Notes

  • This podcast featured Miroslav Volf
  • Special thanks to Patty & Phil Love
  • Edited and Produced by Evan Rosa
  • Hosted by Evan Rosa
  • A Production of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture at Yale Divinity School https://faith.yale.edu/about
  • Support For the Life of the World podcast by giving to the Yale Center for Faith & Culture: https://faith.yale.edu/give

Miroslav Volf
Founder & Director, Yale Center for Faith & Culture

"If the goal of God in creating the world is to make it the home of God and humans together, then it is the intention of God to make this place as beautiful and as humane—as hospitable—to human life as it can possibly be." Miroslav Volf reflects on why he wrote his latest book, The Home of God: A Brief Story of Everything.  He also celebrates and eulogizes his friend Phil Love, to whom the book is dedicated.

"If the goal of God in creating the world is to make it the home of God and humans together, then it is the intention of God to make this place as beautiful and as humane—as hospitable—to human life as it can possibly be." Miroslav Volf reflects on why he wrote his latest book, The Home of God: A Brief Story of Everything. He also celebrates and eulogizes his friend Phil Love, to whom the book is dedicated.

Click here to buy The Home of God for 30% off!

Show Notes

  • World as a home of God and human home
  • David Foster Wallace “This is Water” commencement speech
  • The most obvious realities can be hardest to see
  • “The Home of God: A Brief Story of Everything” by Miroslav Volf and Ryan McAnnally-Linz (out from Brazos Press, Sept. 2022)
  • The Home of God is dedicated to Phil and Patty Love
  • Miroslav reminisces on his friend and former YCFC Associate Director and Board Chair, in memoriam of his recent passing.
  • Phil’s life exemplifies living on the way to the home of God,  becoming a symbol for the creation of the “Home of God”
  • The world at a moment of rupture
  • What is the vision of our lives in the world? How does it correspond with God’s vision for the world?
  • In the Book of Revelation, John looks into the future” “behold, the home of God.”
  • Is there such a thing as home?
  • “Home brings forth both that which is beautiful…and also it is a site of wounds which life has inflicted”
  • There is tension between the beauty and pain associated with home.
  • Much of our lives are “squeezed” into the small space we call home. 
  • Home is about relationship
  • “The Home of God” written in response to the common critique that attachment to God devalues our experiences of life.
  • The goal of God as creating the world to be a beautiful, humane home for God and humans together. 
  • Moses and the burning bush: a new beginning
  • The rule of God is intended to be a shared rule.
  • “His rule is manifest as service, is therefore a kind of shared rule in which one participates by doing exactly what Jesus did.”

Production Notes

  • This podcast featured Miroslav Volf
  • Special thanks to Patty & Phil Love
  • Edited and Produced by Evan Rosa
  • Hosted by Evan Rosa
  • A Production of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture at Yale Divinity School https://faith.yale.edu/about
  • Support For the Life of the World podcast by giving to the Yale Center for Faith & Culture: https://faith.yale.edu/give

Miroslav Volf
Founder & Director, Yale Center for Faith & Culture

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