A podcast cover photo that says, "For the Life of the World."

What is a life worthy of our humanity?
 How can we live it?

Featuring Yale's Miroslav Volf, Ryan McAnnally-Linz, Matt Croasmun, and Drew Collins for conversations exploring theology and culture. Hosted by Evan Rosa.

4.9/5
Listen On:

Most Recent

Millenials looking at phone, melting faces, phone
Episode No. 32

Always, Always On

How do visions of flourishing life converge in the new media landscape? Theologian Angela Gorrell (Baylor University) reflects on the challenges and opportunities of technology and digital life, especially those that reveal to us who we are, who we are becoming, and to whom we belong.

Angela Gorrell & Evan Rosa
Listen

listener reviews

Giving life!
I’ve been helped, encouraged, stimulated. I’ve found it to be consistently interesting and thoughtful. Best podcast for Christian interest.

boilermaker68, 08.29.2020

Timely
So much is happening and our society has rules where we often check our deepest meaning systems at the door. This works until a year like this year when we need to draw on much deeper resources, and we want a way to connect as a community. This group seems committed to softening those isolating norms, and showing us all what that could look like to do so with love and respect.

Donnied48, 10.05.2020

Thank you all!
This has been such a profound source of wisdom and reflection and hope in these dark times. I very much appreciate all the thought and effort you put into these. Thank you so much!

KelWatts0830, 06.26.2020

Episodes

Always, Always On

How do visions of flourishing life converge in the new media landscape? Theologian Angela Gorrell (Baylor University) reflects on the challenges and opportunities of technology and digital life, especially those that reveal to us who we are, who we are becoming, and to whom we belong.

Angela Gorrell & Evan Rosa

10.10.2020
48 min
Listen

How to Destroy a Debate

Matt Croasmun, Ryan McAnnally-Linz, and Miroslav Volf discuss the Trump-Biden presidential debate from September 29, 2020, and its implications for public discourse and the very possibility of democratic deliberation.

Matt Croasmun, Ryan McAnnally-Linz & Miroslav Volf

10.3.2020
37 min
Listen

How Political Division Impacts Christian Unity

Miroslav Volf and Evan Rosa take listener questions about how to live faithfully in this political moment, focusing especially on questions of how political division impacts Christian and civil unity.

Miroslav Volf & Evan Rosa

9.26.2020
32 min
Listen

What's Really Worth Wanting

Matt Croasmun suggests that if we—a society in crisis—want to live lives worthy of our humanity, we need to ask the deepest question possible and let it inform our thinking: What is truly worth wanting?

Matthew Croasmun

9.19.2020
56 min
Listen

The Home and Homelessness of God

Miroslav Volf and Drew Collins discuss home as a source of joy and humanity; the way we organize and order our homes for hospitality; and the homelessness of God and what that means for humanity.

Miroslav Volf & Drew Collins

9.12.2020
32 min
Listen

How to Fight a Pandemic, with U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains

Are we at war with a virus? What transferrable wisdom can we learn from the ministers who support the armed forces? Matt Croasmun interviews the U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains: Major General Thomas Solhjem.

Thomas Solhjem & Matthew Croasmun

9.5.2020
31 min
Listen

How Jazz Teaches Faith & Justice

Jazz pianist Julian Reid on music, theology, and improvisation. The keys element of The JuJu Exchange uses the history of blues, gospel, and jazz to discuss how we communicate emotionally and spiritually through music, teaching an important lesson in how to live and long for home while we remain exiles. Features score from The JuJu Exchange's latest release, The Eternal Boombox. Interview by Ryan McAnnally-Linz and Evan Rosa.

Julian Reid, Ryan McAnnally-Linz & Evan Rosa

8.29.2020
51 min
Listen

Capitalism, Christianity, and Morality

Miroslav Volf and David French discuss economy, morality, and human flourishing—looking in particular at the questions of whether capitalism and conservative moral values can coexist, and how the demands of Jesus’s ethics implicate free market economy.

David French & Miroslav Volf

8.22.2020
30 min
Listen

We Are Home for Each Other

Theologian Natalia Marandiuc explores the meaning of home and the authenticity of self in a world of both beautiful and toxic difference.

Natalia Marandiuc & Evan Rosa

8.15.2020
31 min
Listen

Violence, Fascism, and Christian Nationalism

Miroslav Volf discusses the relationship between Christian Nationalism, fascism, and violence with Andrew Whitehead and Samuel Perry.

Samuel Perry, Andrew Whitehead & Miroslav Volf

8.8.2020
14 min
Listen

Elizabeth Bruenig, Ryan McAnnally-Linz & Evan Rosa

8.1.2020
34 min
Listen

Public Faith Across the Divide

Miroslav Volf and David French discuss the politically and culturally polarized America, religion, forgiveness, and how ideas about the human person affect the divide.

David French & Miroslav Volf

7.25.2020
48 min
Listen
View All Episodes
Arrow