The Kindlings Muse
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An intelligent, imaginative, hospitable exploration of ideas that matter in contemporary life. Recorded before a live audience that participates in the conversation – at Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub in Fremont, WA and at The Walker-Ames room in Kane Hall at The University of Washington. The Kindlings Muse at Hale's Ales is hosted by Dr. Jeff Keuss leading a panel of experts and artists on how culture, faith, intellect, and the arts interact. The Kindlings Muse at Earl Palmer Ministries is hosted by Dick Staub as the Rev. Earl Palmer discusses books every thinking human should read. **Donate to The Kindlings to support these podcasts: http://www.thekindlings.com/stoke-the-fire/
||CleanThe Kindlings Muse at Earl Palmer Ministries: From the Center to the Edges – Dorothy Sayers, “The Man Born to Be King."||The Rev. Earl Palmer presents the context and the nuances within Dorothy Sayers' book, The Man Born To Be King.||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Kindlings Muse at Earl Palmer Ministries: "Sin and Its Cure" – Featuring Two Books by Charles Williams||Earl Plamer explores "Sin and Its Cure" through two books by Charles Williams – The Forgiveness of Sins and All Hallows Eve.||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Kindlings Muse at Earl Palmer Ministries: Great Speeches by Abraham Lincoln||Earl Plamer explores the great speeches of Abraham Lincoln in this live podcast. He digs into the person and the message behind Gettysburg Address & Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Speech, as well as, Gary Wills’ Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Kindlings Muse @ Earl Palmer Ministries: Tolkien LOTR||Christian Reflections on An Epic Story - Book to Read: Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien Recorded live at the Walker-Ames Room in Kane Hall on the University of Washington Campus.||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Kindlings Muse @ Earl Palmer Ministries: Explaining Her Faith: Joy Davidman||Explaining Her Faith: Joy Davidman (Wife of C.S. Lewis) Smoke on the Mountain by Joy Davidman Recorded live at the Walker-Ames Room in Kane Hall on the University of Washington Campus.||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEarl Palmer on Alexander Hamilton: A Patriot and a Christian||Join Earl Palmer and Dick Staub as they discuss Ron Chernow's biography of Alexander Hamilton. Recorded live at the Walker-Ames Room in Kane Hall on the University of Washington Campus.||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEarl Palmer on Power That Harms/Power That Heals!||That Hideous Strength (subtitled A Modern Fairy-Tale for Grown-Ups) is a 1945 novel by C. S. Lewis, the final book in Lewis's theological science fiction Space Trilogy. It is a dire examination of what happens when power is misused and the head is disc.||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEarl Palmer: The Story of Amazing Grace||John Newton wrote the classic hymn Amazing Grace. He was an Anglican clergyman and former slave-ship master. Following his conversion, he eventually spoke out against the Slave Trade and had an influence on many young evangelical Christians,||12/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSt. Paul's Greatest Chapter | Earl Palmer@The Kindlings Muse||St. Paul was a towering intellect with a pastor’s heart. His writings are among the most important in the first century and are central to Christianity. To single out one chapter as his greatest is an audacious claim,||11/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEarl Palmer on The Great Divorce An Imaginary Story by C.S. Lewis||Join Earl Palmer and Dick Staub as they discuss C.S. Lewis' look at choices after death portrayed through his book "The Great Divorce". The original story was presented as a series in The Guardian during World War II.||7/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShe Taught Us Well! Dorothy Sayers a Whimsical Believer Read||The Rev. Earl Palmer, along with host Dick Staub, delve into Dorthy Sayers and her collection of whimsical essays Christian Letters to a Post-Christian World.||6/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Oscars | Live at Hales Ales||Each year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences vote on the best films of the year - a global event known as "The Oscars". What do the choices for "best picture" have to say about what our culture values?||2/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean“The Joy of Reconciliation" – Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil | KindlingsFest 2015||How do you hear the word “Reconciliation"? Is it something joyful or something ominous and difficult to consider? KindlingsFest 2015 explored "Joy: The Art of Living" through song, art, teaching, poetry, and friends on the journey together.||1/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Kindlings Muse | Annual Christmas Show!||Christmas is a time of new birth. Whether celebrating the coming of the Christ child or planning New Year's resolutions, this season orients us toward new beginnings. What is it about 'the most wonderful time of the year' that stirs in all of us a cal||1/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArtist and Interpreter of the Bible: Rembrandt Van Rijn||The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming, by Henri Nouwen, is a spiritual adventure story. A chance encounter with a poster depicting a detail of Rembrandt's The Return of the Prodigal Son set in motion a chain of events that enabled Nouw||1/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Great content and guests. Annoying hosts.
This podcast has some great food for thought, provided by some terrific guests who have varying perspectives on the issues. I recently listened to the episode where they discussed our culture's obsession with zombies and vampires. Fascinating stuff!
Unfortunately, the host is apparently too loaded with caffeine and sometimes cuts off the guests while they are talking. I'm guessing that it is his attempt to keep things light and humorous, but his interjections are a distraction at best and an annoyance at worst. I'm really interested in what the guests have to say, so I do wish he would let them finish a thought without tossing in his comments. If he could tone it down a notch, this podcast is 5-star in my opinion.
Not just for Christians...
I am an agnostic relapsed cath-jew, but I love this podcast. Of course it varies from guest to guest and topic to topic, but generally I appreciate the thoughtful discussion and comfortable family atmosphere that somehow transfers over itunes. I have stopped by for a couple of their shows in Seattle, and they are a nice group of real people.
Best. Podcast. Ever.
This is my absolute favorite podcast! I listen to about 30 podcast on a regular basis, but this one is the best. The host Dick Staub is very good at what he does. The topics are very thought provoking and spiritually stimulating. The intersections of the arts, culture, and faith are found in various forms which never disappoint. Great guests, great topics, and a great time listening to this podcast. Please give it a listen!