The City of Man
By Edward Song and Coyle Neal
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Edward Song and Coyle Neal discuss the politics of the day from a Christian perspective.
||CleanEpisode 29: Ancient Asides 2-The Roman Revolution||In today's episode, Coyle and Jordan offer the second episode of our occasional series looking at Roman politics. They turn their attention to the collapse of the Republic, beginning with the Punic Wars and ending with the death of Julius Caesar. Why did||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: An Interview with Jonathan Leeman on Political Church||In today's episode, Coyle and Ed chat with Jonathan Leeman, the author of the recent book, Political Church. In that book, Leeman defends a distinctive picture of the ways in which the church is ineliminably political, and the realm of politics is inelimi||1/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: Hillbilly Elegy||Along with special guests Jordan Poss and Danny Anderson from the Sectarian Review, Coyle and Ed discuss Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance's highly lauded memoir about growing up in the Appalachian white working class. Vance offers an honest portrait of the vir||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: Ancient Asides 1-Roman Institutions||Happy New Year! In today's episode, Coyle launches a new series of occasional podcasts, Ancient Asides, with Jordan Poss, who frequently appears on the Sectarian Review podcast. In this series, Coyle and Jordan look at Roman politics, and how they matter||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: An Interview with Nicholas Wolterstorff||In this episode, Ed along with his Westmont Religious Studies colleague, Sameer Yadav, are very happy to present an in person interview with Nicholas Wolterstorff. (Coyle, unfortunately, was stuck in class.) Nick Wolterstorff is the Noah Porter Professor||12/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Revisiting the Trump Election with Rebeccah Heinrichs and Nick Rodriguez||Back in Episodes 17 and 18, about a month before the election, we spoke with Rebeccah Heinrichs and Nick Rodriguez about some of their recent writings expressing support for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton respectively. In today's episode, we bring them||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Trump's First 100 Days||In our latest episode, Ed and Coyle continue to discuss Donald Trump's presidency, including his plan for his first 100 days in office, his early administrative appointments, and how Christians should respond to all of this.||11/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Post Election Review||On the morning after, Coyle and Ed offer their immediate thoughts on the stunning election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.||11/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: The Twilight Zone||In our latest episode, we offer up a special Halloween edition of the City of Man Podcast. All of the shows in Christian Humanist Radio Network are producing podcasts this week dissecting episodes from this classic show. Coyle is joined by Kristen Filipic||10/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: An Interview with Presidential Candidate, Mike Maturen||In today's episode, Coyle interviews Mike Maturen, the presidential candidate for the American Solidarity Party. The Solidarity Party is an American Christian Democratic Party rooted in Catholic social teaching. The party seeks "to promote the common good||10/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: The Presidency, Part II: Personalities||This week, Coyle and Ed offer up Part II of their discussion of the Executive branch and the Presidency. In Part I, they discussed the powers and responsibilities of the executive. In today's episode, they wrap up some questions about those powers from th||10/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Can a Christian Vote for Hillary Clinton? An Interview with Nick Rodriguez.||We are dropping two episodes this week looking at the kinds of considerations that might lead a Christian to voting for either of the major party candidates. In this episode, we speak with Nick Rodriguez, a policy consultant in Washington, DC working on e||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Can a Christian Vote for Donald Trump? An Interview with Rebeccah Heinrichs||We are dropping two episodes this week looking at the kinds of considerations that might lead a Christian to voting for either of the major party candidates. In this episode, we speak with Rebeccah Heinrichs, a fellow at the Hudson Institute and an expert||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: The Presidency: Powers and Process||In this episode, Ed and Coyle discuss, not the current presidential election, but rather the office of the presidency itself, the nature of the powers of the executive as they are outlined in our founding documents, and the way that those powers have evol||9/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Thabiti Anyabwile on Race and Black Lives Matter||Coyle and Ed interview Thabiti Anyabwile, the pastor of Anacostia River Church in Washington, DC, council member and blogger at The Gospel Coalition, and author of several books, including The Decline of African American Theology. Thabiti talks to us abou||9/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: The Benedict Option||In today's episode, Ed and Coyle discuss the "Benedict Option," Rod Dreher's much discussed call for Christians to "withdraw from the mainstream, for the sake of sheltering one's faith and family from corrosive modernity and cultivating a more traditional||8/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Civility, Tolerance, and Smugness||In this episode, Coyle and Ed talk about the challenges of contemporary American political discourse, and the alleged "smugness" of liberals.||8/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: The Democratic Convention||In this episode, Coyle and Ed offer their reflections on the themes and issues at the Democratic National Convention, and talk about who we will vote for and how we hope the election will turn out.||7/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: The Republican Convention||In this episode, Coyle and Ed offer their reflections on the Republican Convention and the official nomination of Donald J. Trump.||7/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Bathrooms and Wedding Cakes, part 2||In Part 2 of this series, Ed and Coyle conclude their discussion of the recent North Carolina bill concerning gay and transgender persons focusing on issues of religious conscience.||6/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Bathrooms and Wedding Cakes, part 1||Coyle and Ed start a two part series examining the recent controversies in North Carolina regarding gay and transgender persons, and public accommodations.||6/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Church and State||This week Coyle and Ed turn their attention to understanding the relationship between the church and the state.||6/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Justice and the Bible||Coyle and Ed turn to what the Bible says about justice, and debate the difference between justice and charity.||5/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: What Is Liberalism? (Part Two)||Coyle and Ed continue their discussion of liberalism by talking about their own personal experiences with liberal politics, the idea of equality, and the cooperative nature of society.||5/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: What Is Liberalism?||Coyle Neal and Ed Song follow up on their "What Is Conservatism?" conversation with some explorations of the concept of liberalism and the ways it plays out in modern politics.||5/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: What the Trump?||Coyle Neal and Ed Song discuss strange contemporary phenomen: the Trump campaign, the public reaction to Trump, and other things Donald Trump.||4/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: What is conservatism again?||Coyle Neal and Ed Song continue to take on the question of conservatism, what the term used to mean, and what it might mean in the 2016 election season.||4/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: What is conservatism?||Coyle Neal and Ed Song begin a two-part conversation on conservatism as an idea, as a phenomenon in American politics, and as above all a contested term.||4/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: What is politics?||Coyle Neal and Ed Song introduce the program and discuss politics from a pair of Christian perspectives.||4/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Just Subscribed, Great Podcast
Great podcast. I like the way the hosts interact with each other and their guests. I have listened to a half dozen episodes and will catch up with all soon. the most recent pair of episodes shows very well how the hosts and their guests can interact on either side of a controversial subject--the coming election. the hosts were both clear about their views and listening carefully to their guest--who represented very different positions. I found out about the podcast from a promo on the Sectarian Review--please keep cross-promoting the podcasts so new listeners can find City of Man.
You guys are doing great and filling a void. Thanks for taking on some tough topics and presenting multiple sides of each issue.
One small suggestion: Your intro/outro music doesn’t do your podcast (or the cover art) justice or feel “proportional” to the issues and importance of your subject matter. But that’s just a random internet person’s two cents.
Keep up the good work.
To the editor...
Fantastic podcast! Thank you for providing stimulating, relevant discussion from varied perspectives. In my opinion, the intro/outro music is a hilarious contrast to the podcasts and I enjoy it immensely.