Category Archives: Podcast

EP003 George Orwell “1984”

“Big Brother is always watching.” In the book 1984, George Orwell paints a horrifying picture of socialism gone awry. In a few ways Orwell’s warning still rings true. But does it still have the same punch it had in 1949? Does it still warn us of a possible future? Come with us on this episode as we examine and reflect on the future—the year 1984.

Edition Reviewed:


Links of Interest:

Wikipedia on 1984

Free Online Edition of the 1984, though I’m not sure if it’s legit or not.

Tractatus Logico Theologicus 4 edition (John Warwick Montgomery)

Our Next Review: Rick Riordan, The Lost Hero

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EP002 Suzanne Collins “The Hunger Games”

Our first episode discussed the consequences of no authority. In this episode, we explore the consequences of abusive authority. What happens when the authority becomes the enemy? The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins tells the story of an authority that will go to any length to maintain its authority.

At the same time, another prominent theme in the book revolves around our entertainment and to what degree our entertainment affects us. Where do we draw the line between entertainment and murder, or abuse?

Edition Reviewed:

The Hunger Games

Links of Note:

The Official Site of Hunger Games, the Movie

The Official Website of the Series

Our Next Review: George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

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EP001 William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies”

What happens when man is left to himself? Are we essentially good, loving and caring for others, or will we revert to our “primal” man? Or is it something entirely different?

The Lord of the Flies gives the picture of man when all authority is removed. One of the ways which God uses to govern the world is through authority, beginning with parents, including teachers and rulers, and even employers. When this authority is removed what is left? William Golding explores this theme as he tells the story of a few boys who lose all authority. The story, haunting though it might be, is the story of how The Lord of the Flies can inspire even the most seemingly pure of among us to do evil deeds.

Edition reviewed:
Lord of the Flies (50th Anniversary Edition)

Links discussed:
Wikipedia entry:
Gospel Patterns in Literature: Familiar Truths in Unexpected Places
Reading Between the Lines: A Christian Guide to Literature (Turning Point Christian Worldview Series)
The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog, 5th Edition

Our next review: Suzanne Collins “The Hunger Games”
The Hunger Games