Postmodern Realities Archive

Episode 077: Video Gaming, Kids & Addiction

Episode 077: Video Gaming, Kids & Addiction This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with JOURNAL author Dr. Kevin Schut. Kevin is Professor of Media and Communication and Associate Dean of the School of the Arts, Media and Culture at Trinity Western University, a Christian university in Canada. He teaches about media, culture, and technology […]

Episode 076: Street Epistemology

Episode 076: Street Epistemology “Christians may find themselves approached on the street being asked to consider religious faith. Sounds like Christian street witnessing, right? Well, it may be you’re face-to-face with an atheist (and often a GoPro video recorder) being engaged in what’s come to be known as ‘street epistemology.’ What is street epistemology? According […]

Episode 075: Film Nostalgia & Heaven

Episode 075: Film Nostalgia & Heaven “It seems that most popular new movies these days are sequels, prequels, reboots, or remakes. The reason Hollywood seems unoriginal is because, when it comes to films, we prefer nostalgia to novelty. Every human has a basic desire for how things are actually meant to be. Nevertheless, this ideal […]

Episode 074: Authentic Community in the Age of Social Media

Episode 074: Authentic Community in the Age of Social Media “Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat — as the ubiquity of social media expands, we are drawn, whether unwittingly or not, into their orbit; a relentless cycle demanding as much of our time, energy, and attention we choose to offer. For human beings who are created in […]

Episode 073: Hell and Kids

Episode 073: Hell and Kids It is important to understand the sources of our modern distaste for the teaching of the doctrine of hell, for these are part of the strongholds characteristic of our times. By critically exploring these sources, we can best instruct children in the essential biblical doctrine of hell and avoid an […]

Episode 072: Sexual Sanity for Women with Ellen Dykas

Episode 072: Sexual Sanity for Women with Ellen Dykas “Christians don’t have a shining track record in addressing sex. It may have been presented in unhelpful and unbiblical teaching (through poor teaching of the Bible) or ignored altogether. Women in the church have struggled with the ‘louder silence’ in regard to female sexuality. In a […]

Episode 071: Why We Cheat

Episode 071: Why We Cheat We live by a “fudge factor,” seeing our value in our achievements as greater than they really are. God, however, sees us as we really are: sinful, irrational beings willing to cheat and lie to ourselves, exaggerating our accomplishments to others. Despite our faults, God also views us as inherently […]

Episode 070: Christian Polyamory

Episode 070: Christian Polyamory “The increasing acceptance of polyamory by progressives and (soon-to-be former) evangelicals is a symptom of the state of the church’s witness to God’s normative pattern for sexuality after Obergefell (the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision ruling that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples). Whether pressured or free […]

Episode 069: The Virtualization of Culture and the Need for an Embodied Christian Alternative

Episode 069: The Virtualization of Culture and the Need for an Embodied Christian Alternative Our Internet connected devices offer an amazing world of information and connectivity, yet many feel more fragmented and disconnected than ever. Don’t blame it all on Google or Facebook; rather, a great deal of our angst comes from a more subtle […]

Episode 068: Something Made: The Role of Form in Apologetics

Episode 068: Something Made: The Role of Form in Apologetics “Whatever argument the Christian apologist hopes to present, he must first find, or make, its frame. There must be form, else the idea comes to nothing.” As C. S. Lewis understood well, the more penetrating and memorable instances of apologetic defense are those with harmony […]

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