At the 2016 Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, NC, Danny Anderson had the opportunity to sit down with the Rev. Julian DeShazier, who is also a hip hop artist performing under the name J. Kwest. In addition to discussing J. Kwest's latest album, Lemonade, the discussion built on the Sectarian Review Wild Goose theme of Hipness, applying it to a specific performer and the philosophy and ethics driving his art. J. Kwest discusses the ethics and theology of occupying the margins in his art and his ministry. In addition, this interview was recorded the day after the shooting of another African-American man by a police officer. In the shadow of that tragedy, Danny and Rev. DeShazier discuss race, the possibilities and problems with progressive Christian politics, and art. Download or stream for an powerful conversation with a Christian artist working our God's will in the margins.
Listen to Lemonade by J.Kwest on @AppleMusic.
Wild Goose 2016 has come and gone. Danny Anderson and the Sectarian Review had a great (if not always comfortable) experience. For this special episode, Danny is joined by the Christian Feminist Podcast's Carla Ewert and also by Michael Kimpan of the OPEN Initiative. The subject is hipness and hipsterism; not as a form of cultural elitism, but rather as an ethical decision to stand at the margins of society and its institutions. Is there something about the edges that offers us a chance to critically engage culture, not escape it? The OPEN initiative offers a fascinating example of what this vision of hipsterism may look like in practice. Join us for a great discussion and stay tuned at the end for a surprise question from our studio audience! Yes a real live studio audience!
The Christian Humanist Podcast's Nathan Gilmour joins Danny Anderson for discussion about the Theological and Philosophical underpinnings of Marvel's Netflix series' Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Listen for the following and more:
Why are the villains so important to these heroes? Why is Daredevil a Catholic? How is Jessica Jones able to offer a rich and complex matrix of feminisms? Why are minor characters so important to the philosophical questions the shows ask? How do Daredevil's action sequences demonstrate the philosophical arguments the show makes? This was a fun talk and we hope you enjoy listening as much as we did talking.
This episode also has some important announcements, along with listener responses and this week's new Facebook Page followers!