Volume 90 of the Mars Hill Audio Journal is out now, and it leads with the interview I did with host Ken Myers about the state of the worldview discourse. This edition is packed with an additional 75 minutes or so of discussion on the National Endowment for the Arts study on contemporary reading habits (or lack thereof), so it's well worth hearing. Here's a taste of what's on offer:
Guests on the current issue (Volume 90) include: J. Mark Bertrand on how the language of "worldviews" can mean something richer than it often does; Michael P. Schutt on how the day-to-day practice of Christian lawyers can reflect a Christian view of the nature of law; Michael Ward on how C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia were shaped by medieval cosmological beliefs about the seven planets; Dana Gioia on the disturbing trends in the reading (non)habits of Americans; Makoto Fujimura on reading, painting, and attending to the world; Gregory Edward Reynolds on lessons about reading from the study of media ecology; Catherine Prescott, on why portrait painters often depict their subjects with books in their hands; and Eugene Peterson on the place of reading in the spiritual lives of Christians.If you don't subscribe to Mars Hill Audio Journal, you should. It's essential listening, and I'm honored after many years of subscribing to find myself on the other end of the microphone -- and in such august company.