Vocation, Education and Fine Arts

This is part three of our series entitled Christ and Culture. Bill Dennison, Darryl Hart, Doug Wilson and Nelson Kloosterman each speak from their unique perspectives. Today the participants address the issues of vocation, education and engagement in the fine arts. This series of programs strays from the typical Christ the Center format. This project is an asynchronous debate in the vein of the Counterpoints series published by InterVarsity Press. In future episodes each participant will have the opportunity to criticize the other views.

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Books and other media from the participants

Bill Dennison

Darryl Hart

Nelson Kloosterman

Doug Wilson

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Christ the Center focuses on Reformed Christian theology. In each episode a group of informed panelists discusses important issues in order to encourage critical thinking and a better understanding of Reformed doctrine with a view toward godly living. Browse more episodes from this program or subscribe to the podcast feed.

Tim H.

10 years ago

“…when you put together your cd…” says Dr. Hart 🙂


10 years ago

What a awesome blog! Nice Job

matt c.

10 years ago

very good podcast overall!

however, as a reformed Christian and professional artist i am not convinced that this is a podcast whose subject matter can rightly be called ‘reformed media review.’ it’s more of a ‘ a review of reformed theology and philosophy as presented by theologians and in contemporary reformed writings’.

i don’t intend this to be read in a harsh way, but i think Mr Bucey and others deserve to hear my honesty – it doesn’t seem at all apparent (to me) that anyone on this podcast (from what i’ve so far listened to, whether host or guest) has the experience or credentials to rightfully review what today is collectively called media.

in other words, i think this podcast is abundantly capable of reviewing the theology of media, but not so much on reviewing the media of theology. a simplified but important distinction!

i would suggest bringing in media practioners, professionals and producers of a reformed persuasion if you wish to make this into the sort of podcast that would present to its listeners a fuller discerning understanding of media and its applications, philosophies, and connections to reformed theology.

having that said, i thoroughly enjoy this podcast, and i look forward to its future productions! it is only out of an encouraged and respectful heart that i write this, so that if it be the Lord’s Will it will even more fully bless others with its insightful conversations and debates.

– matt c.

Camden Bucey

10 years ago


I think you meant to comment on a different post, but your comment is received nonetheless. I think your critique is fair enough, but the principal concern of RMR is to review the theology and worldview behind the media. Perhaps the title isn’t as descriptive as it could be, but ARORTAPAPBAICRW is a little long. 🙂 We’ve also moved the philosophy talk off to the new Philosophy for Theologians program.

Justin R. Andrusk

10 years ago

It would have been interesting to hear their opinion on the puritans view that only the father was to oversee the child’s education and that no secular curriculum was to be exposed to a child’s education. There is some good reference material in reference to this in a book called, “The Calvin Handbook” by Herman Selderhuis. Good discussion. Keep of the good work.


6 years ago

What is the name of the song with the man singing during the transition from bill dennison to Darrly Hart during the education part? thanks.


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