The Scandal of Reading 37 | Tiffany Kriner on Louise Erdrich’s LaRose

Tiffany Kriner joins Claude Atcho to discuss Louise Erdrich’s novel, LaRose, as it relates to the fruit of the Spirit: Peace.

The Scandal of Reading 36 | Winn Collier on Wendell Berry’s Jayber Crow

Winn Collier joins Austin to discuss the work of American novelist Wendell Berry: Jayber Crow set in the fictional town of Port William

The Scandal of Reading 35 | Lit Pulpit – The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

Claude and Austin discuss Walker Percy’s 1961 novel, The Moviegoer, and its attempt to find a new voice for truth for the time it was written.

The Scandal of Reading 34 | Daniel Nayeri on Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Daniel Nayeri joines Jessica to talk about Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes.

The Scandal of Reading 33 | S. D. Smith on Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

Claude Atcho interviews S.D. Smith, who shares his perspective on Paton’s work having firsthand experience of life in South Africa.

The Scandal of Reading 32 | Lit Pulpit 2 on The Search

The search — what is it and why does it matter? Claude and Austin tackle this important theme from Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer.

The Scandal of Reading 30 | Grace Hamman on Revelations of Divine Love

This week’s Fruit of the Spirit is Love with medievalist, Grace Hamman discussing “Revelations of Divine Love” by Julian of Norwich.

The Scandal of Reading 29 | Philip Yancey on John Donne

Philip Yancey discusses the devotionals of John Donne with Jessica Hooten Wilson and how they relate to the spiritual fruit of patience.

The Scandal of Reading 28 | Shemaiah Gonzalez on Joy: 100 Poems

Shemiah Gonzales talks with Jessica about Christian Wiman’s Joy: 100 Poems and the constant debate on how to define “joy.”

The Scandal of Reading 27 | Lit Pulpit 5 – Go Tell It on the Mountain, Part 5

Claude and Austin explore the concept and practice of forgiveness and how Gabriel’s domineering and toxic character is influenced by it.

The Scandal of Reading 26 | Lit Pulpit 4 – Go Tell It on the Mountain, Part 4

Claude and Austin discuss religious power, toxic faith, and the complications of conversion in James Baldwin’s novel. 

The Scandal of Reading 25 | Neal Plantinga on John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath

Neal Plantinga joins Austin to discuss John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath and its commentary on systemic corruption and evil in the Dust Bowl.

The Scandal of Reading 24 | Alan Noble on T.S. Eliot’s The Four Quartets

Alan Noble joins Jessica to discuss T.S. Eliot’s writing of The Four Quartets and how the 20th century poet composed this work.

The Scandal of Reading 23 | Angel Adams Parham on Phillis Wheatley

Associate Professor of Sociology Angel Adams Parham joins Claude to take a fresh look at Wheatley’s “On Being Brought from Africa to America”

The Scandal of Reading 22 | Lit Pulpit 3 – Go Tell It on the Mountain, Part 3

Claude and Austin “Florence’s Prayer” and the way that time functions in Baldwin’s novel, drawing out the inter-generational dynamics.

The Scandal of Reading 21 | Mary McCampbell on Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory

Mary W. McCampbell joins the show to talk about Graham Greene’s novel, The Power and the Glory and the themes of the “Whiskey Priest.”