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Cross & Gavel Podcast

A production of Christian Legal Society — focusing on the interaction between law, religion, and public policy, with an emphasis on building-up Christian students and attorneys to intelligently engage in public life and better love their neighbors. Hosted by Anton Sorkin (Director of Law Student Ministries)
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Aug 30, 2023

Today, we continue our summer series looking into the essays in a brand new volume entitled Christianity and Constitutionalism (Oxford University Press 2023) (PURCHASE HERE). In this episode, we return to the States and tackle the question of God's revelation and how it relates to constitutionalism. Our guest today is David VanDrunen — Robert B. Strimple Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics at Westminster Seminary California (faculty page here). David has written a number of popular books, ranging from Divine Covenants and Moral Order: A Biblical Theology of Natural Law, Natural Law and the Two Kingdoms: A Study in the Development of Reformed Social Thoughtand most recently Politics after Christendom: Political Theology in a Fractured World.

The episode was produced by Josh Deng, with music from Vexento. A special thanks to Nick and Ashley Barnett for their contribution in making this podcast possible.

Cross & Gavel is a production of CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY.

Aug 23, 2023

Today, we continue our summer series looking into the essays in a brand new volume entitled Christianity and Constitutionalism (Oxford University Press 2023) (PURCHASE HERE). In this episode, we discuss the essay from Li-ann Thio looking at the confluence of higher law and the rule of law. Li-ann is the provost chair professor of law at the National University of Singapore and a renowed expert in public international law, human rights, constitutional and administrative law. Her faculty bio can be found here.

The episode was produced by Josh Deng, with music from Vexento. A special thanks to Nick and Ashley Barnett for their contribution in making this podcast possible.

Cross & Gavel is a production of CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY.

Aug 16, 2023

Today, we continue our summer series looking into the essays in a brand new volume entitled Christianity and Constitutionalism (Oxford University Press 2023) (PURCHASE HERE). In this episode, we discuss the essay from Richard Ekins looking at the confluence of self-government and the Kingdom of Heaven. Richard is a Professor of Law and Constitutional Government at the University of Oxford. He is co-author of Legislated Rights: Securing Human Rights through Legislation (CUP, 2018) and author of The Nature of Legislative Intent (OUP, 2012). Check out his faculty profile, with a full list of publications, here.

The episode was produced by Josh Deng, with music from Vexento. A special thanks to Nick and Ashley Barnett for their contribution in making this podcast possible.

Cross & Gavel is a production of CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY.

Aug 9, 2023

Today, we continue our summer series looking into the essays in a brand new volume entitled Christianity and Constitutionalism (Oxford University Press 2023) (PURCHASE HERE). In this episode, we discuss the essay from David McIlroy looking at the impact of Trinitarian theology for constitutionalism. David is Head of Chambers at Forum Chambers in London and a visiting professor at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Notre Dame. David's books are numerous, relevant to this podcast are A Trinitarian Theology of Law and A Biblical View of Law And Justice: Christian Perspectives on Law. Check out his website (here) where he aims to help people think deeply about the integration of work and faith.

The episode was produced by Josh Deng, with music from Vexento. A special thanks to Nick and Ashley Barnett for their contribution in making this podcast possible.

Cross & Gavel is a production of CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY.

Aug 2, 2023

Today, we continue our summer series looking into PART II in the essays in a brand new volume entitled Christianity and Constitutionalism (Oxford University Press 2023) (PURCHASE HERE). In this episode, we have the privilege of speaking with the former justice on the Constitutional Court of Colombia and now a professor at the University of Dayton School of Law (faculty bio here). He is a world traveler, having studied and lived in Spain, Germany, Colombia, and Australia. He's worked on a myriad of publications, including the recent volume called  Constitutional Change and Transformation in Latin AmericaIn this episode, we talk about the separation of powers, the catalytic role of the judiciary, and more.

The episode was produced by Josh Deng, with music from Vexento. A special thanks to Nick and Ashley Barnett for their contribution in making this podcast possible.

Cross & Gavel is a production of CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY.

Jul 26, 2023

Today, we continue our summer series looking into the essays in a brand new volume entitled Christianity and Constitutionalism (Oxford University Press 2023) (PURCHASE HERE). In this episode, we discuss the essay from Dr. Joan Lockwood O'Donovan on the English Reformation, modernity, and public theology. Joan is an Honorary Reader at the University of St. Andrews School of Divinity and author of Theology of Law and Authority in the English Reformation and English Public Theology: A Reformation Response to the Crisis of Natural Rights (forthcoming). She also co-authored a seminal work of political theology with Oliver O'Donovan entitled From Irenaeus to Grotius: A Sourcebook in Christian Political Thought.

The episode was produced by Josh Deng, with music from Vexento. A special thanks to Nick and Ashley Barnett for their contribution in making this podcast possible.

Cross & Gavel is a production of CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY.

Jul 19, 2023

Today, we continue our summer series looking into the essays in a brand new volume entitled Christianity and Constitutionalism (Oxford University Press 2023) (PURCHASE HERE). In this episode, we discuss the essay from Professor John Witte, Jr. on the Protestant Reformers and their contribution to the development of constitutionalism. John is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law and one of the preeminent scholars on the confluence of Christianity and law. He has written more books that I can count, recently including The Blessings of Liberty: Human Rights and Religous Freedom in the Western Legal Tradition (here) and Church, State, and Family: Reconciling Traditional Teachings and Modern Liberties (here). Last year, he delivered his Gifford Lecture at the University of Aberdeen on a new calvinist tradition of rights (watch). His complete inventory of publications can be mined here.

The episode was produced by Josh Deng, with music from Vexento. A special thanks to Nick and Ashley Barnett for their contribution in making this podcast possible.

Cross & Gavel is a production of CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY.

Jul 12, 2023

Today, we continue our summer series looking into the essays in a brand new volume entitled Christianity and Constitutionalism (Oxford University Press 2023) (PURCHASE HERE). In this episode, we discuss the essay from Professor R.H. Helmholz on what the canon law can teach us about constitutionalism. Dr. Helmholz is the Ruth Wyatt Rosenson Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Law at the University of Chicago, the Nation's leading scholar on medieval legal history, and the author of several books, including The Profession of Ecclesiastical Lawyers: An Historical Introduction (here) and Natural Law in Court (here). His full bio can be found here.

The episode was produced by Josh Deng, with music from Vexento. A special thanks to Nick and Ashley Barnett for their contribution in making this podcast possible.

Cross & Gavel is a production of CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY.

Jul 5, 2023

Today, we begin our summer series looking into the essays in a brand new volume entitled Christianity and Constitutionalism (Oxford University Press 2023) (PURCHASE HERE). In this episode, co-editor Nick Aroney discusses his introduction, his essay on Federalism, as well as offering a lengthy breakdown of the volume itself (i.e., 47:12 et al). Nick is a professor of constitutional law at The University of Queensland and an external fellow of the Centre for Law and Religion at Emory University. For more, see his full bio here.

The episode was produced by Josh Deng, with music from Vexento. A special thanks to Nick and Ashley Barnett for their contribution in making this podcast possible.

Cross & Gavel is a production of CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY.

Jun 21, 2023

Books, books, books—that is our focus today, with two individuals who spent their lives surrounded by them. Joining me is the bookseller (Hearts & Minds) out of Pennsylvania, Byron Borger. And, law librarian from Nebraska University School of Law, Richard A. Leiter (bio here).

 

RELATED EPISODE:

1) Previous episodes with Byron (56, 64, 71)

2) Previous episode with Richard (48

 

The episode was produced by Josh Deng, with music from Vexento. A special thanks to Nick and Ashley Barnett for their contribution in making this podcast possible.

Cross & Gavel is a production of CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY.

Jun 7, 2023

Joining me this week to talk about her new book on theology and environmental stewardship is Sandra L. Richter. She is a renowed expert on the Old Testament, who currently holds the Robert H. Gundry Chair of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. See her faculty bio here and buy her new book here.

The episode was produced by Josh Deng, with music from Vexento. A special thanks to Nick and Ashley Barnett for their contribution in making this podcast possible.

Cross & Gavel is a production of CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY.

May 10, 2023

In this episode of the Leadership Roundtable, we are joined by Dr. Tina Armstrong from Fuller Theological Seminary. Her topic is on forming emotionally healthy leaders, including practices you can adopt today for calm and control.

Dr. Armstrong is a renowned expert on clinical psychology and leadership, researching and teaching in areas involving community mental health, wellness and resilience in helping professionals. She is a director at one of the most renowned seminaries in the country and an accomplished speaker and writer..

For more on Dr. Armstrong, check out her faculty page here.

Apr 26, 2023

Joining me this week to talk about abolitionism and religion are the authors of Break Every Yoke: Religion, Justice, and the Abolition of Prisons (buy here). Joshua is the associated professor of religion and director of the Rochester Education Justice Initiative at the University of Rochester (faculty bio). Vincent is an associate professor of theology and religious studies at Villanova University, where he directs the Villanova Political Theology Project (faculty bio).

RELATED CONTENT

  1. Justin Giboney at CLSNC 2012 (Special Episode).
  2. Ministry of Presence (Episode # 125)

 

The episode was produced by Josh Deng, with music from Vexento. A special thanks to Nick and Ashley Barnett for their contribution in making this podcast possible.

Cross & Gavel is a production of CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY.

Apr 12, 2023

With widespread protests on university campuses, the question of reconciling free speech and inclusion is more important than ever for instutitional integrity. Joining me this week to talk about this balance is professor of education, philosophy, and political science at the University of Pennsylvania, and author of Cancel Wars: How Universities Can Foster Free Speech, Promote Inclusion, and Renew Democracy — Sigal R. Ben-Porath.

RELATED CONTENT

  1. What Happened to Civility (Episode # 121).
  2. Blessed Are The Peacemakers (Episode # 120).
  3. Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory (Episode # 110).

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The episode was produced by Josh Deng, with music from Vexento. A special thanks to Nick and Ashley Barnett for their contribution in making this podcast possible.

Mar 22, 2023

Joining me this week to talk about the AI revolution and its impact on the legal profession is the Intel Social Justice and Racial Equity Professor of Law at North Carolina Central University, Kevin Lee. Check out his bio here and some of his publications here.

RELATED CONTENT

  1. Following Jesus in a Digital Age (Episode # 128).
  2. The Religion of Techtopia (Episode # 120).

Cross & Gavel is a production of CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY.

The episode was produced by Josh Deng, with music from Vexento. A special thanks to Nick and Ashley Barnett for their contribution in making this podcast possible.

Mar 8, 2023

Joining me today to talk tax justice and church history is adjunct professor at Trinity Law School and author of the formative study — Tax Law, Religion, and Justice: An Exploration of Theological Reflections on Taxation — Allen Calhoun. Buy his book today (here).

Cross & Gavel is a production of CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY.

The episode was produced by Josh Deng, with music from Vexento. A special thanks to Nick and Ashley Barnett for their contribution in making this podcast possible.

Mar 2, 2023

Over the 2023 March for Life, CLS co-sponsored an event Thursday night with FCLNY and Guiding Star Project as part of the Reframing Agency seriesThis is the second installment of that series, covering the future of intimacy after Dobbs. For this event, we are joined by two panelists, Louise Perry, columnist at The New Statesman and author of The Case Against the Sexual Revolution: A New Guide to Sex in the 21st Century, and Helen Roy, contributing editor of the American Mind and host of the podcast GIRLBOSS INTERRUPTED. Our moderator is Dr. Alisia Chase, Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at SUNY Brockport and FCLNY's resident feminist scholar.

Relevant Content

PART I (w/ Christine Emba, Erika Bachiochi, and Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa) can be accessed through here.

The episode was produced by FCLNY.

Feb 15, 2023

In this episode of the Leadership Roundtable, we are joined by Chaplain (MAJ) Mark Lee to discuss moral leadership in an institutional setting hostile to it. Chaplain Lee has an incredible bio, including a number of civilian and military degrees, several commendation medals, and a ministry background across the world, including serving as the CLS President at the University of Hawaii and pastoring the largest congregation in the U.S. Army.

For more on Chaplain Lee, check out the CLS YouTube page here.

Feb 8, 2023

A conversation with Andrew Speicher about navigating faith from the big law to the small in the State of Kansas. For more on Andrew, visit his firm page here.

This conversation was part of the Foundations Series, a new web content venture from Christian Legal Society aimed at helping Christian law students transition from 3Ls to first-year associates. To listen to the first conversation with Bob Cochran, go here.

Feb 1, 2023

Over the 2023 March for Life, CLS co-sponsored an event Thursday night with FCLNY and Guiding Star Project as part of the Reframing Agency series. The event featured Christine Emba (Washington Post), Erika Bachiochi (EPPC), and Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa (Moderator). The heart of the discussion was premised on Christine's Rethinking Sex: A Provocation and Erika's The Rights of Women: Reclaiming a Lost Vision. Both great books worth reading.

Destiny is part of New Wave Feminists, who's making her third appearance on the Cross & Gavel (see Episode #109 and Episode #122).

The episode was produced by Josh Deng, with music from Vexento. A special thanks to Nick and Ashley Barnett for their contribution in making this podcast possible.

 

Jan 25, 2023

Joining me this week to talk about how we can bridge the vices and virtues of our character gap is the A. C. Reid Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forest University, Christian Miller (more information). He is the author of several books on moral psychology, moral character, and honesty. The book in question for this episode is called The Character Gap: How Good Are We?, which can be purchased here.

RELATED CONTENT

1. Discussion on public witness and living with joy (Episode # 127).

2. Discussion on civility through the eyes of Montainge (Episode # 121).

3. Discussion on how to practice peacemaking (Episode # 114)

Cross & Gavel is a production of CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY.

The episode was produced by Josh Deng, with music from Vexento. A special thanks to Nick and Ashley Barnett for their contribution in making this podcast possible.

Jan 11, 2023

Joining me on this first-of-the-year episode to talk about the civil and divine law, and what can bridge the difference, is assistant professor and author at Arizona State University, Karen Taliaferro (faculty bio). Her book is called The Possibility of Religious Freedom and can be purchased here.

RELATED CONTENT

1. Panel discussion on Romans 13 and Christian public theology (Episode # 131).

2. Discussion on religion and its discontents (Episode # 103).

Cross & Gavel is a production of CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY.

The episode was produced by Josh Deng, with music from Vexento. A special thanks to Nick and Ashley Barnett for their contribution in making this podcast possible.

Dec 21, 2022

Joining me today to talk about the debate surrounding what Paul meant when he invokes "works of the law" (Romans 3:20, Galatians 2:16) is Matthew J. Thomas. He is an assistant professor of biblical studies at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, California [bio]. He is also the author of the book, Paul's "Works of the Law" in the Perspective of Second-Century Reception, which can be purchased here

Cross & Gavel is a production of CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY.

The episode was produced by Josh Deng, with music from Vexento. A special thanks to Nick and Ashley Barnett for their contribution in making this podcast possible.

Dec 14, 2022

In this episode of the Leadership Roundtable, we are joined by Dean Eric Enlow, calling in from South Korea. His topic is a fascinating one: public witness and persecution, with an emphasis on the political theology of Pastor Wang Yi, a house-church pastor currently serving a prison term in China. Eric is the dean and a professor of law at Handong International Law School (HILS). He is an expert on Christian legal theory and teaches courses covering the biblical, systematic and historical relation between Christ and the law.

Pastor Wang Yi's declaration (read by Eric) can be accessed here and Yi's new book can be purchased here.

For more on the forum and the speaker, check out the YouTube page here

Dec 7, 2022

Lecture from Tom Lin (President of Intervarsity) at this year's CLS National Conference in Newport Beach, CA.

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