Monday was my first day back at school and I can’t begin to tell you how miserable it was. [Read More]
Episode 103 – Putting Rhetoric in its Place
Hello, and welcome to this special episode of Kairoticast. Today we are happy to be taking part in The Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival 2022.
The theme of The Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival is “Rhetoric: Spaces and Place in and Beyond the Academy.” The Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival takes place August 22-25. This is the 3rd Annual Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival, and we hope to grow the list of participants and listenership going forward. We hope The Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival continues to be an annual event. The Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival 2022 hashtags are: #tbrpodcastcarnival2022 and #placesspacesinbeyond. The keynote speaker for The Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival is Dr. Madison Jones, Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric/Natural Resources Science and Founder of the DWELL Lab at the University of Rhode Island. That episode will be released August 25th. [Read More]
Episode 102 – Prayer, Football, and Equal Protection
After our last episode a listener reached out to me and said, hey, I liked your episode on Christian Nationalism and church/state issues, but could you talk about things a bit more current?
So, I decided to continue the conversation about religion and the state with a look at one of the most recent cases to come out of the Supreme Court. It made a lot of headlines because it was one of two major church/state cases of the last year. Both cases ultimately eroded the separation between church and state, but as somebody who grew up with prayers at high school football games, this one struck a chord with me. [Read More]
Episode 101 – MTG and Christian Nationalism
Speaking at a religious service on June 26th, Lauren Boebert told worshipers: “The church is supposed to direct the government. The government is not supposed to direct the church. That is not how our Founding Fathers intended it.”
She added: “I’m tired of this separation of church and state junk that’s not in the Constitution. It was in a stinking letter, and it means nothing like what they say it does.”
This conflation of church and state is not new, but it is a growing part of public discourse. Christian Nationalism, which is a driving force behind certain political forces in America today, encourages people to merge their religious and their national identities. [Read More]
Episode 100 – Kairos
This is our 100th episode. Carl and I want to thank you for joining us on this little journey of ours. We have had a great time and appreciate that you have chosen to give us a little bit of your attention during your busy week.
For this special episode we thought we would return to the very beginning – who we are. We chose the name Kairoticast because it is a blend of the Greek work “kairos” and “podcast.” Clearly, you know what a podcast is. But let’s talk for a minute about kairos. [Read More]