The End of To-Do List Christianity – Tullian Tchividjian

We knew this day would come. It’s been a fun ride but we’ve officially reached the end of the road, NYC Conference video-wise. And our final installment just so happens to be Tullian’s second talk (and closing Q&A), which describes an end of a different kind. To watch part one, go here. And thanks again, […]

Kierkegaard and Young Adult Anxiety

Believe it or not, we’re down to the penultimate video from last month’s conference in NYC. This one comes to us courtesy of a true expert in the field (zing!). Will “WB” McDavid: You may download the recording of this talk by clicking here.

Death and Life in the Artist’s Studio – Dan Siedell

Nearing the finish line, we are thrilled to present Dan Siedell’s session from our recent NYC conference, complete with an integrated slideshow. Do yourself a favor: You may download the audio recording by clicking here. Interested parties should also be sure to check out Dan’s “Who’s Afraid of Modern Art?” lecture.

Ministering to Winners: The Blind, Poor, Broken, Oppressed (and Other People Like You and Me)

In which our hero falls into a pile of excrement and discovers the theology of the cross… Must watch for ministers–and human beings–of all persuasions: You may download the recording of this session by clicking here.

Thou Art My Beloved Child: Parenthood for Prodigals

Changing things up a little, here’s one of the breakout sessions from the NYC conference, Matthew Schneider’s discussion of grace as it relates parenting and adoption in the fourth season of NBC’s Parenthood. Highly recommended, regardless of whether or not you’re a fan of the show. Just be sure to have some tissues handy. Quick […]

Give Us Your Real (As Long As It’s Fake)

I haven’t been watching American Idol this season, but that’s about to change. In Sunday’s NY Times Magazine, Heather Havrilesky made a very convincing case for the show’s relevance, claiming that the current season has turned into an authentic instance of our collective idolatry of authenticity (pun couldn’t possibly be more intended) being worked out […]

I Can’t Fight This Feeling: The Problem of Emotion in Protestant Christianity – Simeon Zahl

Slightly re-titled but no less, er, plausible (or awesome): You may download the recording of this talk by clicking here.

Big Foot Called My Unicorn an Antinomian: The Double-Bind of the Law – Jady Koch

Week two of conference video begins! This time with the inimitable Dr. Koch: You may download the recording of this talk by clicking here. To read the post upon which this talk was partly based, go here. He also references this one at some length.

It Came From The (Church) Basement: Addiction, Grace, and Alcoholics Anonymous

Here comes another video from our NYC conference, this time from John Zahl. In addition to some deep wisdom, it features what was hands-down the best joke of the conference. You may download the recording of this talk by clicking here. And you may order a copy of the book that the talk is based […]

Crunch Time: What We Can Learn From Athletes About Dealing with Stress – Nick Lannon

Seeing as Wednesday has become our unofficial sports day, we continue with our series of conference videos with Nick Lannon’s terrific presentation on success and failure in the public eye: You may download the audio recording by clicking here.

The Unlikely Believer: How a Smart-Assed Intellectual Crossed the Secular/Religious Divide – Mary Karr

What an absolute delight and honor it was to meet and listen to the one and only Mary Karr at last week’s conference in NYC. Buckle your seat-belts indeed – just don’t leave the cake out in the rain: You may download this recording by clicking here.