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Red Letter Philosophy

Jun 30, 2024

When we experience evil, or silence from heaven, can any answers, any consolation, be found in philosophy?  In this episode we consider this question in the light of C. S. Lewis.


Apr 26, 2024

The world can seem a silent and indifferent place in the face of suffering and confusion.  Where is God?  Why should God, as some tell us, be in a whisper?  Why should God dwell in secret places?  In this episode we take up The hiddenness of God, the Deus absconditus. 


Mar 30, 2024

As we continue recovering from being under the weather, we bring you one of our Easter favorites.  On this holiday episode of Red Letter Philosophy we ask the question, what’s so good about Good Friday?  We also discuss the frame or boundary that is Holy Week.  In the words of Peter Kreeft, “it takes boundaries to...


Mar 17, 2024

This St. Patrick’s Day finds us under the weather.  Rather than miss the day, we offer/bring one of our St Patrick’s Day favorites.  Is St. Patrick’s Day a celebration of the Irish; Irish history, Irish storytelling, Ireland herself, or is St. Patrick’s Day a celebration of a saint and of the one who molded the...


Mar 1, 2024

In this episode we contemplate the problems of silence and unbelief through the eyes of Jean Paul Sartre and Frederick Nietzsche.  Do these two great atheist philosophers agree, fundamentally, with the great Christian philosophers?  Take up and listen.