Radio Free Acton http://m.acton.org/media/radio-free-acton en clean Acton Institute Radio Free Acton is the official blog of the Acton Institute and covers economics, politics, and religion. The Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty is named after the great English historian, Lord John Acton (1834-1902). He is best known for his famous remark: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Inspired by his work on the relation between liberty and morality, the Acton Institute seeks to articulate a vision of society that is both free and virtuous, the end of which is human flourishing. To clarify this relationship, the Institute holds seminars and publishes various books, monographs, periodicals, and articles. Acton Institute webmaster@acton.org religion, liberty, economics, business, justice, god, freedom, free-market, rev sirico, subsidiarity, social thought, markets The Acton University Experience: Father Hans Jacobse http://m.acton.org/media/audio/acton-university-experience-father-hans-jacobse <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="90" height="90" alt="" src="http://m.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/RFA_4.jpg?1398282617" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 11:28 </div> </div> </div> <p>Father Hans Jacobse, founder of the <a href="http://aoiusa.org">American Orthodox Institute</a> and regular contributor to <a href="http://orthodoxytoday.org">Orthodoxy Today</a>, discusses his experience as a participant and lecturer at <a href="http://university.acton.org">Acton University</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="350" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?visual=true&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F146106469&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/2014/2014-04-23_Jacobse_RFA.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> <p>Father Hans Jacobse, founder of the <a href="http://aoiusa.org">American Orthodox Institute</a> and regular contributor to <a href="http://orthodoxytoday.org">Orthodoxy Today</a>, discusses his experience as a participant and lecturer at <a href="http://university.acton.org">Acton University</a>.</p> no Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:56:13 +0000 Marc Vander Maas 6309 at http://m.acton.org Douglas Rushkoff on Human Flourishing in a Digital Age http://m.acton.org/media/audio/douglas-rushkoff-human-flourishing-digital-age <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="90" height="90" alt="" src="http://m.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/RFA_3.jpg?1395435186" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 36:00 </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">We would all agree that digital technology has made life better in many respects. But in what ways do smartphones, email, social media and the Internet in general bring pressures to bear upon us that diminish human dignity and work against us in the free market, our social connectivity, and the interior life? Douglas Rushkoff has been thinking and writing about these very questions for years. He is a media theorist and author of the book, Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now. He has produced documentaries for CNN and PBS and is regular contributor to the New York Times. He spoke with Acton&rsquo;s Paul Edwards for this edition of Radio Free Acton.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="350" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?visual=true&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F140752181&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/2014/2014-03-21_Rushkoff_RFA.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">We would all agree that digital technology has made life better in many respects. But in what ways do smartphones, email, social media and the Internet in general bring pressures to bear upon us that diminish human dignity and work against us in the free market, our social connectivity, and the interior life? Douglas Rushkoff has been thinking and writing about these very questions for years. He is a media theorist and author of the book, Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now. He has produced documentaries for CNN and PBS and is regular contributor to the New York Times. He spoke with Acton&rsquo;s Paul Edwards for this edition of Radio Free Acton.</p> no Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:55:22 +0000 Marc Vander Maas 6284 at http://m.acton.org For The Life Of The World: Writing the Letters to the Exiles http://m.acton.org/media/audio/life-world-writing-letters-exiles <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="90" height="90" alt="" src="http://m.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/RFA_2.jpg?1395089655" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-guest"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Guest:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/about/staff/stephen-j-grabill">Stephen J. Grabill</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 22:07 </div> </div> </div> <p>In this edition of Radio Free Acton, Paul Edwards goes behind the scenes at the premiere of <a href="http://www.letterstotheexiles.com/">For the Life of the World: Letters to the Exiles</a>, the new curriculum produced by the Acton Institute that examines God&#39;s mission in the world and our place in it.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="350" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?visual=true&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F140072671&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/2014/2014-03-17_FLOW_RFA.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this edition of Radio Free Acton, Paul Edwards goes behind the scenes at the premiere of <a href="http://www.letterstotheexiles.com/">For the Life of the World: Letters to the Exiles</a>, the new curriculum produced by the Acton Institute that examines God&#39;s mission in the world and our place in it.</p> no Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:57:00 +0000 Marc Vander Maas 6280 at http://m.acton.org Hidden No More: Exposing Human Trafficking http://m.acton.org/media/audio/hidden-no-more-exposing-human-trafficking <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="90" height="90" alt="" src="http://m.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/RFA_1.jpg?1394569330" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 18:10 </div> </div> </div> <p>On March 28 2014 at the Acton Building in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Acton Institute will be hosting <a href="http://www.acton.org/event/2014/hidden-no-more-exposing-human-trafficking-west-mic">Hidden No More: Exposing Human Trafficking in West Michigan</a>, an event that will examine the pervasive problem of human trafficking, how widespread it is in our state (and beyond), and how the West Michigan community can respond to this crime which too often goes unreported. Human trafficking affects our economy, public safety and is an assault on human dignity, cutting across racial, political and religious divides. Our panelists will draw on the Michigan State Attorney General&rsquo;s 2013 Report on Human Trafficking to stimulate discussion and generate community-based solutions to human trafficking.</p> <p>On this edition of Radio Free Acton, Acton&#39;s Director of Communications John Couretas talks with Elise Hilton, who is organizing the event for Acton. They shed some light on the signs of human trafficking, and discuss ways for all of us to be more aware of this vital issue.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="350" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?visual=true&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F139090436&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true&in=actoninstitute%2Fsets%2Fradio-free-acton"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/2014/2014-03-11_Human-trafficking_RFA.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> <p>On March 28 2014 at the Acton Building in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Acton Institute will be hosting <a href="http://www.acton.org/event/2014/hidden-no-more-exposing-human-trafficking-west-mic">Hidden No More: Exposing Human Trafficking in West Michigan</a>, an event that will examine the pervasive problem of human trafficking, how widespread it is in our state (and beyond), and how the West Michigan community can respond to this crime which too often goes unreported. Human trafficking affects our economy, public safety and is an assault on human dignity, cutting across racial, political and religious divides. Our panelists will draw on the Michigan State Attorney General&rsquo;s 2013 Report on Human Trafficking to stimulate discussion and generate community-based solutions to human trafficking.</p> <p>On this edition of Radio Free Acton, Acton&#39;s Director of Communications John Couretas talks with Elise Hilton, who is organizing the event for Acton. They shed some light on the signs of human trafficking, and discuss ways for all of us to be more aware of this vital issue.</p> no Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:26:50 +0000 Marc Vander Maas 6275 at http://m.acton.org Egypt in Transition http://m.acton.org/media/audio/egypt-transition <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="90" height="90" alt="" src="http://m.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/RFA_0.jpg?1394030663" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 24:18 </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', 'Lucida Sans', Garuda, Verdana, Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22.399999618530273px;">As Egypt moves through the process of establishing a new, stable government after not just one but two revolutions, the security of the Coptic Christian community in Egyptian society has at times been in doubt. Dr. Magdy El-Sanady, an Egyptian Coptic Christian who has worked for over 30 years in health planning, management and community development, and in non-governmental organization institutional strengthening in Egypt, joins Acton&#39;s Director of Communications John Couretas for a discussion of the current state of affairs politically and socially within an Egypt that is transitioning from dictatorship to a new, and hopefully better, form of government.</span></p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="350" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?visual=true&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F138047781&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/2014/2014-03-05_El-Sanady_RFA.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', 'Lucida Sans', Garuda, Verdana, Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22.399999618530273px;">As Egypt moves through the process of establishing a new, stable government after not just one but two revolutions, the security of the Coptic Christian community in Egyptian society has at times been in doubt. Dr. Magdy El-Sanady, an Egyptian Coptic Christian who has worked for over 30 years in health planning, management and community development, and in non-governmental organization institutional strengthening in Egypt, joins Acton&#39;s Director of Communications John Couretas for a discussion of the current state of affairs politically and socially within an Egypt that is transitioning from dictatorship to a new, and hopefully better, form of government.</span></p> no Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:01:22 +0000 Marc Vander Maas 6267 at http://m.acton.org Human Exceptionalism with Wesley J. Smith http://m.acton.org/media/audio/human-exceptionalism-wesley-j-smith <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="90" height="90" alt="" src="http://m.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/RFA.jpg?1393433546" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 34:51 </div> </div> </div> <p>Paul Edwards talks with Wesley J. Smith of the Discovery Institute and author of the Human Exceptionalism blog on National Review Online about the very real threats to the core idea of the dignity of the human person that exist in the intellectual world today.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="350" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?visual=true&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F136872429&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/2014/20140226_RFA_Smith.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> no Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:56:26 +0000 Marc Vander Maas 6260 at http://m.acton.org Examining the Ukrainian Crisis http://m.acton.org/media/audio/examining-ukrainian-crisis <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="97" height="90" alt="" src="http://m.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/rfa_final-300x278_1.jpg?1393273842" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 30:16 </div> </div> </div> <p>In this edition of Radio Free Acton, we take a look at the current state of the crisis in the Ukraine. Paul Edwards takes the mic as host, and talks with Acton Institute Director of Research Samuel Gregg about the geopolitical context of the crisis and the different force that are currently acting on the Ukraine, making the crisis more acute; he also talks with Acton Director of Communications John Couretas about the religious and social undercurrents that are also at play in the situation. Paul also speaks with an evangelical Christian living in Kiev (who remains anonymous for his protection) in order to obtain a fuller picture of events as they stand at this moment, and for an inside view of the conflict.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="350" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?visual=true&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F136057579&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/2014/Ukraine20140221.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> no Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Acton Web 6258 at http://m.acton.org The Acton University Experience with Becki Essner http://m.acton.org/media/audio/acton-university-experience-becki-essner <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="97" height="90" alt="" src="http://m.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/rfa_final-300x278_0.jpg?1393273824" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 19:31 </div> </div> </div> <p>What does Acton University have to offer to a high school teacher? We talk with Becki Essner (AU&#39;11, &#39;12 &amp; &#39;13) about her experiences at Acton U, the things that have impacted her the most at the conferences, and how she integrates the lessons learned at Acton U into her work at <a href="http://www.notredamehighschool.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Notre Dame Regional High School</a> in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="350" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?visual=true&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F129702688&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/2014/RFA_BeckiEssner_20140115.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> no Wed, 15 Jan 2014 20:28:35 +0000 Acton Web 6257 at http://m.acton.org Reflecting on the Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI Part 2 http://m.acton.org/media/audio/reflecting-legacy-pope-benedict-xvi-part-2 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="97" height="90" alt="" src="http://m.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/rfa_final_0.jpg?1377713893" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-guest"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Guest:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/about/staff/samuel-gregg">Samuel Gregg</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 23:36 </div> </div> </div> <p>Director of Research Samuel Gregg and Research Fellow Michael Matheson Miller discuss the upcoming papal conclave.&nbsp; They explain the process that will be used to choose Benedict XVI&#39;s successor and what should be on the cardinals minds as they go about this process.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F107693810&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/APC-0018-2.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> <p>Director of Research Samuel Gregg and Research Fellow Michael Matheson Miller discuss the upcoming papal conclave.&nbsp; They explain the process that will be used to choose Benedict XVI&#39;s successor and what should be on the cardinals minds as they go about this process.</p> clean Wed, 28 Aug 2013 18:22:52 +0000 Acton Web 6130 at http://m.acton.org Reflecting on the Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI Part 1 http://m.acton.org/media/audio/reflecting-legacy-pope-benedict-xvi-part-1 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="97" height="90" alt="" src="http://m.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/RFA.jpeg?1361216703" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-guest"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Guest:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/about/staff/samuel-gregg">Samuel Gregg</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 21:04 </div> </div> </div> <p>In this episode of Radio Free Acton, Michael Matheson Miller is joined by Acton&#39;s Director of Research Samuel Gregg to reflect on the papacy and legacy of retiring Pope Benedict XVI. This is part 1 of a two part podcast.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F107673351&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/APC-0018-1.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this episode of Radio Free Acton, Michael Matheson Miller is joined by Acton&#39;s Director of Research Samuel Gregg to reflect on the papacy and legacy of retiring Pope Benedict XVI. This is part 1 of a two part podcast.</p> clean Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:45:12 +0000 Marc Vander Maas 5988 at http://m.acton.org Concealing Christian Identity http://m.acton.org/media/audio/concealing-christian-identity <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="97" height="90" alt="" src="http://m.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/rfa_final.jpg?1295462198" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-guest"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Guest:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/about/people/hunter-baker">Hunter Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 44:50 </div> </div> </div> <p>Radio Free Acton hits the web once again, this time featuring an exchange between Hunter Baker, author of <em><a href="https://secure.acton.org/BookShoppe/main/title.php?id=681">The End of Secularism</a></em>, and Jonathan Malesic, author of <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Faith-Public-Square-Concealment/dp/1587432269/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;s=books&amp;qid=1295453474&amp;sr=8-1">Secret Faith in the Public Square: An Argument for the Concealment of Christian Identity</a></em>. Their conversation continues an exchange begun in the Controversy section of the latest issue of Acton&#39;s <em><a href="http://blog.acton.org/archives/20835-journal-of-markets-morality-13-no-2-fall-2010.html">Journal of Markets &amp; Morality</a></em>. Should Christians be overt about their faith when operating in the public square, or should Christian identity remain concealed in order to protect the faith from being drained of any real meaning? Baker and Malesic provide some thought-provoking perspectives on this vital question.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F107864166&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/APC-0011.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> <p>Radio Free Acton hits the web once again, this time featuring an exchange between Hunter Baker, author of <em><a href="https://secure.acton.org/BookShoppe/main/title.php?id=681">The End of Secularism</a></em>, and Jonathan Malesic, author of <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Faith-Public-Square-Concealment/dp/1587432269/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;s=books&amp;qid=1295453474&amp;sr=8-1">Secret Faith in the Public Square: An Argument for the Concealment of Christian Identity</a></em>. Their conversation continues an exchange begun in the Controversy section of the latest issue of Acton&#39;s <em><a href="http://blog.acton.org/archives/20835-journal-of-markets-morality-13-no-2-fall-2010.html">Journal of Markets &amp; Morality</a></em>. Should Christians be overt about their faith when operating in the public square, or should Christian identity remain concealed in order to protect the faith from being drained of any real meaning? Baker and Malesic provide some thought-provoking perspectives on this vital question.</p> clean Wed, 19 Jan 2011 18:35:12 +0000 Marc Vander Maas 5001 at http://m.acton.org More on American Exceptionalism: The Podcast http://m.acton.org/media/audio/more-american-exceptionalism-podcast <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="97" height="90" alt="" src="http://m.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/radio-free-acton_4_0.jpg?1287603357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-guest"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Guest:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/about/people/john-c-pinheiro">John C. Pinheiro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>There has been quite the uptick regarding the topic because of fears that America has lost its greatness. <a href="/pub/commentary/2010/06/30/americas-destiny-must-be-freedom">&quot;America&#39;s Destiny Must Be Freedom,&quot;</a> is a commentary I penned in June related to that fear, as well as an overview of America&#39;s freedom narrative. I also hosted an <a href="http://blog.acton.org/archives/18002-acton-on-tap-august-12-american-exceptionalism.html">Acton on Tap </a>on American Exceptionalism last August. I addressed the history of the theological roots, the different strains of thought related to American Exceptionalism, and the debate today.</p> <p>After you listen to the podcast, check out the links below for additional resources related to American Exceptionalism. The sources offer a diversity of thought on the subject.</p> <ul> <li> A clip from a review of Peter Baldwin&#39;s, <i><a href="http://organizationsandmarkets.com/2010/10/14/american-exceptionalism/">The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How America and Europe Are Alike</a></i>.</li> <li> From The Western Confucian: &quot;<a href="http://orientem.blogspot.com/2010/10/glenn-beck-mormonism-and-american.html">Glenn Beck, Mormonism, and American Exceptionalism</a>.&quot;</li> <li> My review of Arthur Brooks&#39;s <i><a href="http://blog.acton.org/archives/16234-review-the-battle.html">The Battle: How the Fight Between Free Enterprise and Big Government will Shape America&rsquo;s Future</a></i>.</li> <li> Jason Sorens examines American Exceptionalism from the political right and left at the <a href="http://pileusblog.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/american-exceptionalisms-right-and-left/">Pileus blog</a>.</li> <li> David P. Hart has a post over at <a href="http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/2010/10/charity-and-patriotism-further-reflections">First Things</a> titled, &quot;<a href="http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/2010/10/charity-and-patriotism-further-reflections">Charity and Patriotism: Further Reflections</a>,&quot; and another one titled, &quot;<a href="http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/2010/09/the-greatest-nation-on-earth">The Greatest Nation on Earth</a>.&quot;</li> <li> Joseph M. Knippenberg offers &quot;<a href="http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/2010/10/charity-and-patriotism-further-reflections">Moderating Patriotism</a>&quot; at <i>First Things</i>.</li> <li> Finally, Timothy Dalrymple asks &quot;<a href="http://www.patheos.com/community/philosophicalfragments/2010/09/22/are-conservative-christians-worshiping-america/">Are Conservative Christians Worshiping America?</a>&quot;</li> </ul> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F107864936&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/APC-0010.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> <p>There has been quite the uptick regarding the topic because of fears that America has lost its greatness. <a href="/pub/commentary/2010/06/30/americas-destiny-must-be-freedom">&quot;America&#39;s Destiny Must Be Freedom,&quot;</a> is a commentary I penned in June related to that fear, as well as an overview of America&#39;s freedom narrative. I also hosted an <a href="http://blog.acton.org/archives/18002-acton-on-tap-august-12-american-exceptionalism.html">Acton on Tap </a>on American Exceptionalism last August. I addressed the history of the theological roots, the different strains of thought related to American Exceptionalism, and the debate today.</p> clean Wed, 20 Oct 2010 19:35:57 +0000 Acton Web 4871 at http://m.acton.org The Stewardship of Art, Part 2 http://m.acton.org/media/audio/stewardship-art-part-2 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="97" height="90" alt="" src="http://m.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/radio-free-acton_4_0.jpg?1285159534" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-guest"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Guest:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/about/people/david-m-phelps">David M. Phelps</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 34:30 </div> </div> </div> <p>Last week, we posted part 1 of our podcast on the proper Christian stewardship of art; for those who have been waiting for the conclusion, we&#39;re happy to present part 2.</p> <p><a href="http://artvoc.com/" mce_href="http://artvoc.com/">David Michael Phelps</a> continues to lead the discussion between Professors <a href="http://nathanajacobs.com/" mce_href="http://nathanajacobs.com/">Nathan Jacobs</a> and <a href="http://www.cardus.ca/contributors/cseerveld/" mce_href="http://www.cardus.ca/contributors/cseerveld/">Calvin Seerveld</a>, who previously debated this topic in the Controversy section of our <i><a href="/pub/journal-markets-morality" mce_href="http://www.acton.org/pub/journal-markets-morality">Journal of Markets &amp; Morality</a></i>. The first portion of that exchange is available <a href="http://blog.acton.org/archives/18685-radio-free-acton-the-stewardship-of-art-part-1.html" mce_href="http://blog.acton.org/archives/18685-radio-free-acton-the-stewardship-of-art-part-1.html">at the link for part 1</a>; the remainder of the Controversy can be read by <a href="/sites/v4.acton.org/files/pub-jmm/12.2.387-398.CONTROVERSY--How%20Should%20Christians%20be%20Stewards%20of%20Art.Part%202.pdf" mce_href="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/pub-jmm/12.2.387-398.CONTROVERSY--How%20Should%20Christians%20be%20Stewards%20of%20Art.Part%202.pdf">clicking here</a>.</p> <p>If you&#39;re interested in some additional reading on this topic, Jordan Ballor was kind enough to pass along an article from Mere Orthodoxy that asks a <a href="http://mereorthodoxy.com/?p=4187" mce_href="http://mereorthodoxy.com/?p=4187">provocative question</a>:</p> <blockquote> ...do enough theologians produce material that artists would find helpful? Do enough artists consider theologians indispensible sleuths for finding hidden metaphors?</blockquote> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F107865372&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/APC-0009_Part2.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://artvoc.com/">David Michael Phelps</a> continues to lead the discussion between Professors <a href="http://nathanajacobs.com/">Nathan Jacobs</a> and <a href="http://www.cardus.ca/contributors/cseerveld/">Calvin Seerveld</a>, who previously debated this topic in the Controversy section of our <i><a href="/pub/journal-markets-morality">Journal of Markets &amp; Morality</a></i>. The first portion of that exchange is available <a href="http://blog.acton.org/archives/18685-radio-free-acton-the-stewardship-of-art-part-1.html">at the link for part 1</a>; the remainder of the Controversy can be read by <a href="/sites/v4.acton.org/files/pub-jmm/12.2.387-398.CONTROVERSY--How%20Should%20Christians%20be%20Stewards%20of%20Art.Part%202.pdf">clicking here</a>.</p> clean Tue, 21 Sep 2010 13:36:14 +0000 Acton Web 4844 at http://m.acton.org The Stewardship of Art, Part 1 http://m.acton.org/media/audio/stewardship-art-part-1 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="97" height="90" alt="" src="http://m.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/radio-free-acton_4.jpg?1284467010" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 41:07 </div> </div> </div> <p>September in Grand Rapids means the return of <a href="http://artprize.org/" mce_href="http://artprize.org">ArtPrize</a>, which bills itself as a &quot;radically open&quot; art competition, juried by the general public, and awarding the largest cash prize for an art competition in the world - $250,000 for first place.</p> <p>As the competition takes place in the hometown of the Acton Institute - in fact, many artists exhibited their work in <a href="http://www.artprize.org/venues/public-profile/81" mce_href="http://www.artprize.org/venues/public-profile/81">our building</a> last year, and will do so again this year - it&#39;s hard for us to miss it. And frankly, the questions that have been raised about the impact of such a non-professional, wide-open art contest with such a large prize at stake on the art world (for example, does ArtPrize foster real art, or are artists simply pandering to the public to have a shot at the prize) are too intriguing to pass up.</p> <p>This edition of Radio Free Acton tackles the question of how Christians should steward the arts. The participants, Professors <a href="http://nathanajacobs.com/" mce_href="http://nathanajacobs.com/">Nathan Jacobs</a> and <a href="http://www.cardus.ca/contributors/cseerveld/" mce_href="http://www.cardus.ca/contributors/cseerveld/">Calvin Seerveld</a>, previously debated this topic in the Controversy section of our <i><a href="../../../../../../pub/journal-markets-morality" mce_href="http://www.acton.org/pub/journal-markets-morality">Journal of Markets &amp; Morality</a></i> (Volume 12, Number 2 - you can read the first part of their debate at <a href="../../../../../v4.acton.org/files/pub-jmm/12.2.369-385.CONTROVERSY--How%20Should%20Christians%20be%20Stewards%20of%20Art.Part%201.pdf" mce_href="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/pub-jmm/12.2.369-385.CONTROVERSY--How%20Should%20Christians%20be%20Stewards%20of%20Art.Part%201.pdf">this link</a>), and we thought it would be interesting to bring them together for a live exchange as well. Special thanks are due to <a href="http://artvoc.com/" mce_href="http://artvoc.com/">David Michael Phelps</a>, who agreed to sit in as the moderator of the program.</p> <p>Here are a few other resources for those who may have an interest in exploring the topic:</p> <ul> <li> An <a href="http://blog.artprize.org/2010/04/21/what-happened-to-the-winner-of-artprize-2009/" mce_href="http://blog.artprize.org/2010/04/21/what-happened-to-the-winner-of-artprize-2009/">interview</a> with last year&#39;s ArtPrize winner, Ran Ortner. Key quote: &quot;I think what we have to learn from deprivation is very limited.&quot;</li> <li> <a href="http://magazine.wsj.com/hunter/donate/critical-mass/" mce_href="http://magazine.wsj.com/hunter/donate/critical-mass/">Critical Mass</a>: The Wall Street Journal looks at how the art world is reacting to ArtPrize</li> <li> <a href="http://www.american.com/archive/2010/september/artists-and-the-market" mce_href="http://www.american.com/archive/2010/september/artists-and-the-market">Arti$ts and the Market</a>: David W. Galenson discusses the taboos in the art world surrounding money and art</li> </ul> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F107865790&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/APC-0009_Part1.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> <p>September in Grand Rapids means the return of <a href="http://artprize.org/">ArtPrize</a>, which bills itself as a &quot;radically open&quot; art competition, juried by the general public, and awarding the largest cash prize for an art competition in the world - $250,000 for first place.</p> <p>As the competition takes place in the hometown of the Acton Institute - in fact, many artists exhibited their work in <a href="http://www.artprize.org/venues/public-profile/81">our building</a> last year, and will do so again this year - it&#39;s hard for us to miss it. And frankly, the questions that have been raised about the impact of such a non-professional, wide-open art contest with such a large prize at stake on the art world (for example, does ArtPrize foster real art, or are artists simply pandering to the public to have a shot at the prize) are too intriguing to pass up.</p> <p>This edition of Radio Free Acton tackles the question of how Christians should steward the arts. The participants, Professors <a href="http://nathanajacobs.com/">Nathan Jacobs</a> and <a href="http://www.cardus.ca/contributors/cseerveld/">Calvin Seerveld</a>, previously debated this topic in the Controversy section of our <i><a href="../../../../../../pub/journal-markets-morality">Journal of Markets &amp; Morality</a></i> (Volume 12, Number 2 - you can read the first part of their debate at <a href="../../../../../v4.acton.org/files/pub-jmm/12.2.369-385.CONTROVERSY--How%20Should%20Christians%20be%20Stewards%20of%20Art.Part%201.pdf">this link</a>), and we thought it would be interesting to bring them together for a live exchange as well. Special thanks are due to <a href="http://artvoc.com/">David Michael Phelps</a>, who agreed to sit in as the moderator of the program.</p> clean Tue, 14 Sep 2010 12:25:54 +0000 Acton Web 4831 at http://m.acton.org Perspectives on Health Care Reform, Part 2 http://m.acton.org/media/audio/perspectives-health-care-reform-part-2 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="97" height="90" alt="" src="http://m.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/radio-free-acton_4.jpg?1279554320" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 08:41 </div> </div> </div> <p>Dr. Donald Condit and Kevin Schmiesing join us to discuss the ins and outs of the healthcare system as well as viable options for reforming and improving it.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F107866158&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/APC-0008B.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dr. Donald Condit and Kevin Schmiesing join us to discuss the ins and outs of the healthcare system as well as viable options for reforming and improving it.</p> clean Wed, 12 Aug 2009 18:27:00 +0000 admin 914 at http://m.acton.org Perspectives on Health Care Reform, Part 1 http://m.acton.org/media/audio/perspectives-health-care-reform-part-1 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="97" height="90" alt="" src="http://m.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/radio-free-acton_0.jpg?1279554357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 20:37 </div> </div> </div> <p>Dr. Donald Condit and Kevin Schmiesing join us to discuss the ins and outs of the healthcare system as well as viable options for reforming and improving it.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/APC-0008A.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dr. Donald Condit and Kevin Schmiesing join us to discuss the ins and outs of the healthcare system as well as viable options for reforming and improving it.</p> clean Thu, 30 Jul 2009 16:33:00 +0000 admin 913 at http://m.acton.org Obama and Religion http://m.acton.org/media/audio/obama-and-religion-part-i <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="97" height="90" alt="" src="http://m.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/radio-free-acton.jpg?1279554407" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 20:55 </div> </div> </div> <p>The Radio Free Acton crew takes on the controversy over the highly-publicized statements of Rev. Jeremiah Wright who served as pastor of Chicago&#39;s Trinity United Church of Christ and serves as a spiritual mentor to Presidential candidate Barack Obama. Host Marc Vander Maas is joined by Anthony Bradley and Ray Nothstine, and Acton President Rev. Robert A. Sirico makes his first appearance in the Acton Studio.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1em;">What is Black Liberation Theology? What are the similarities and differences between Black Liberation Theology and the Liberation theology that rose to prominence in the 80s? What would the early civil rights leaders in the US think about this theology? The RFA crew tackles all these questions.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F107867563&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/2008-03-20_Acton%20Institute.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Radio Free Acton crew takes on the controversy over the highly-publicized statements of Rev. Jeremiah Wright who served as pastor of Chicago&#39;s Trinity United Church of Christ and serves as a spiritual mentor to Presidential candidate Barack Obama. Host Marc Vander Maas is joined by Anthony Bradley and Ray Nothstine, and Acton President Rev. Robert A. Sirico makes his first appearance in the Acton Studio.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1em;">What is Black Liberation Theology? What are the similarities and differences between Black Liberation Theology and the Liberation theology that rose to prominence in the 80s? What would the early civil rights leaders in the US think about this theology? The RFA crew tackles all these questions.</p> clean Thu, 20 Mar 2008 16:31:00 +0000 admin 902 at http://m.acton.org Remembering Buckley and Contemplating Consumerist Religion http://m.acton.org/media/audio/remembering-buckley-and-contemplating-consumerist <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="97" height="90" alt="" src="http://m.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/radio-free-acton_1.jpg?1279554432" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 22:20 </div> </div> </div> <p>On this edition of the podcast, we pause to remember the contributions of William F. Buckley to the Acton Institute and to the conservative movement as a whole with Acton President Rev. Robert A. Sirico.</p> <p>The Acton podcast crew is then joined by Professor Joseph Knippenberg from Oglethorp University in Atlanta, Georgia to discuss the Pew Forum&#39;s newly released research on the American religious landscape. Why is there so much church shopping going on, and is it good or bad?</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1em;">Finally, we listen in to some bonus audio from Dr. Glenn Sunshine&#39;s Acton Lecture Series address, <a href="/programs/lectures/2008sunshine.php" title="Wealth, Work and the Church">Wealth, Work and the Church</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F107868986&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/2008-02-27_Acton%20Institute.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> <p>On this edition of the podcast, we pause to remember the contributions of William F. Buckley to the Acton Institute and to the conservative movement as a whole with Acton President Rev. Robert A. Sirico.</p> <p>The Acton podcast crew is then joined by Professor Joseph Knippenberg from Oglethorp University in Atlanta, Georgia to discuss the Pew Forum&#39;s newly released research on the American religious landscape. Why is there so much church shopping going on, and is it good or bad?</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1em;">Finally, we listen in to some bonus audio from Dr. Glenn Sunshine&#39;s Acton Lecture Series address, <a href="/programs/lectures/2008sunshine.php" title="Wealth, Work and the Church">Wealth, Work and the Church</a>.</p> clean Wed, 27 Feb 2008 19:49:00 +0000 admin 897 at http://m.acton.org Primary Education http://m.acton.org/media/audio/primary-education <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="97" height="90" alt="" src="http://m.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/radio-free-acton_3.jpg?1279554292" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 19:55 </div> </div> </div> <p>The Radio Free Acton crew expands this week to include Director of Programs Michael Miller and Acton Research Fellow Anthony Bradley, who join regulars Marc Vander Maas and Ray Nothstine to discuss the fallout from a busy political week. Super Tuesday has come and gone, and the GOP looks likely to have its nominee: Senator John McCain. Mike Huckabee is remaining in the race, but are his economic views hampering him in his effort to unite evangelicals? Barack Obama has inspired many with a campaign that is not afraid to use religious language and references, but how do Obama&#39;s beliefs translate into real-world action?</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F107869423&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/2008-02-08_Acton%20Institute.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Radio Free Acton crew expands this week to include Director of Programs Michael Miller and Acton Research Fellow Anthony Bradley, who join regulars Marc Vander Maas and Ray Nothstine to discuss the fallout from a busy political week. Super Tuesday has come and gone, and the GOP looks likely to have its nominee: Senator John McCain. Mike Huckabee is remaining in the race, but are his economic views hampering him in his effort to unite evangelicals? Barack Obama has inspired many with a campaign that is not afraid to use religious language and references, but how do Obama&#39;s beliefs translate into real-world action?</p> clean Fri, 08 Feb 2008 19:47:00 +0000 admin 893 at http://m.acton.org Happiness Without God? http://m.acton.org/media/audio/happiness-without-god <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-audiothumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_audiothumbnail" width="97" height="90" alt="" src="http://m.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/audio-thumbnails/radio-free-acton_2.jpg?1279554462" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-program-audio"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio Free Acton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-playtime"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 13:37 </div> </div> </div> <p>The Radio Free Acton crew discusses whether or not a &quot;rich and famous&quot; lifestyle can produce true happiness, and concludes that money can&#39;t buy happiness. Indeed, a life lived in pursuit of nothing more than material gain will lead to emptiness; true happiness comes through a pursuit of a relationship with God, which gives meaning to the rest of life.</p> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-soundcloud"> <div class="field-label">Soundcloud:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <iframe width="280" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F107869718&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=280&maxheight=350&show_comments=true"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emaudio field-field-audiofile"> <div class="field-label">Audio File:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <embed src='http://bonhoeffer.acton.org/acton_media/mp3/2008-01-28_Acton%20Institute.mp3' autostart='false' width='280' height='40'></embed> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Radio Free Acton crew discusses whether or not a &quot;rich and famous&quot; lifestyle can produce true happiness, and concludes that money can&#39;t buy happiness. Indeed, a life lived in pursuit of nothing more than material gain will lead to emptiness; true happiness comes through a pursuit of a relationship with God, which gives meaning to the rest of life.</p> clean Mon, 28 Jan 2008 17:21:00 +0000 admin 885 at http://m.acton.org