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Vocation & the Common Good

Vocation & the Common Good

By Advanced Studies in Culture Foundation
The Vocation & the Common Good podcast is a project of the Advanced Studies in Culture Foundation. It seeks to uncover and articulate the challenges posed by the dilemma of vocation in the late modern era. By focusing attention to these three key issues—the primacy of the individual, the tendency towards abstraction, and the neglect of the social context of vocation. We address systemic concerns in addressing religious life and work for the flourishing of all; for what we call “the common good.”
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Vocation and the Common Good with James Davison Hunter

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Vocation and the Common Good with Isaac Wardell
In this episode, Isaac Wardell talks with Philip Lorish about his vocation as a church musician, his work with Porter's Gate music, and the role the church has to play in vocational formation. Show Credits: Produced by Mike Cosper and the Narrativo Group for Advanced Studies in Culture Foundation. Recorded and Edited by TJ Hester Mixed by Mark Owens Music from the Porter’s Gate Worship Project - https://www.portersgateworship.com/
37:04
April 7, 2021
Vocation and the Common Good with Nicole Baker Fulgham
In this episode, Nicole Baker Fulgham discusses her efforts to remove the education achievement gap in America and the role the church can play in this vital effort. Nicole is founder and CEO of The Expectations Project, an advocacy organization addressing education inequality by resourcing churches and faith communities as they support their local public schools. Recently, Nicole was named one of the top 50 women leaders influencing American culture by Christianity Today. Show Credits: Produced by Mike Cosper and the Narrativo Group for Advanced Studies in Culture Foundation. Recorded and Edited by TJ Hester Mixed by Mark Owens Music from the Porter's Gate Worship Project - https://www.portersgateworship.com/
20:51
April 7, 2021
Vocation and the Common Good with Victor Boutros
Victor Boutros is a member of the law group within VCG. As a founding director of the Human Trafficking Institute, Victor's work displays the value of developing expertise, pursuing genuine creativity in the face of wicked problems, and, perhaps most importantly, persevering against powerful systems of injustice.  Show Credits: Produced by Mike Cosper and the Narrativo Group for Advanced Studies in Culture Foundation. Recorded and Edited by TJ Hester Mixed by Mark Owens  Music from the Porter's Gate Worship Project - https://www.portersgateworship.com/
34:54
April 7, 2021
Vocation and the Common Good with Max Anderson
Today's guest is with Max Anderson, co-founder of Saturn Five, a start-up studio based in Denver and Austin, founder of the Weekend Reader, a weekly newsletter covering a wide variety of topics, and a Venture Partner at Praxis Labs. Our conversation centers around the idea of technology and lack of critical thinking we, as a culture, apply to the implications of the ways digital technology increasingly shapes our lives. Show Credits: Produced by Mike Cosper and the Narrativo Group for Advanced Studies in Culture Foundation. Recorded, Edited and Mixed by TJ Hester Music from the Porter's Gate Worship Project - https://www.portersgateworship.com/
31:17
April 7, 2021
Vocation and the Common Good with James Davison Hunter
Philip Lorish interviews James Davison Hunter about themes from his 2007 book, To Change the World, and implications for those themes in today's world. Show Credits: Produced by Mike Cosper and the Narrativo Group for Advanced Studies in Culture Foundation. Recorded and Edited by TJ Hester Mixed by Mark Owens Music from the Porter's Gate Worship Project - https://www.portersgateworship.com/
42:37
April 7, 2021
Vocation and the Common Good with Dr. Maurice Wallace
In this episode, Dr. Maurice Wallace, Associate Professor of English at the University of Virginia and Associate Director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies, describes what it's like for him to have had "one vocation and two jobs." Until recently, he was both university professor and pastor of a local congregation outside of Durham, NC. In Maurice's view, the demands placed upon pastors by most congregations make the possibilities of true bi-vocational ministry increasingly rare. And yet, this interview with Maurice shows how a life lived between "church" and "academy" can be a faithful response to the call of God. Show Credits: Produced by Mike Cosper and the Narrativo Group for Advanced Studies in Culture Foundation. Recorded, Edited and Mixed by TJ Hester Music from the Porter's Gate Worship Project - https://www.portersgateworship.com/
31:26
April 7, 2021
Vocation and the Common Good with Tish Harrison Warren
In this episode we sit down with Tish Harrison Warren, a priest within the Anglican Church and a member of the Clergy Group of VCG. She discusses her writing's relation to her pastoral vocation. In particular, she pushes on the need for metaphor to sustain faith in everyday life, marked as it is by both grief and triumph.   Show Credits: Produced by Mike Cosper and the Narrativo Group for New City Commons and Advanced Studies in Culture Foundation. Recorded and Edited by TJ Hester  Mixed by Mark Owens Music from the Porter's Gate Worship Project - https://www.portersgateworship.com/
38:18
April 7, 2021
Vocation and the Common Good with Grace Nicolette
In this episode, we sit down with Grace Nicolette, Vice President for Programming and External Relations at the Center for Effective Philanthropy, and discuss God's calling on her work in helping philanthropists be more effective in their giving — as well as her view of faithfulness in the effective stewarding of what God gives.   Show Credits:  Produced by Mike Cosper and the Narrativo Group for New City Commons and Advanced Studies in Culture Foundation. Recorded and Edited by TJ Hester  Mixed by Mark Owens Music from the Porter's Gate Worship Project - https://www.portersgateworship.com/
35:27
April 2, 2021