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The Common Room, Ep. 9: Aristotle on Human Flourishing

In this edition of The Common Room, Dr. Fred Sanders moderates a discussion with Dr. Janelle Aijian and Dr. Paul Spears on the philosophy behind Aristotle’s notion of “human flourishing.” For other episodes of The Common Room, click here.  The Common Room is available on iTunes in

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The Common Room Ep. 8: Virgil’s Aeneid and the Meaning of Fate

Torrey director Dr. Paul Spears discusses “Virgil’s Aeneid and the Meaning of Fate” with Dr. Adam Johnson.  Moderated by Dr. Fred Sanders. For other episodes of The Common Room, click here.  The Common Room is available on iTunes in both video and audio formats.

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The Common Room, Ep. 7: On 1 and 2 Samuel

Theologians Dr. Joe Henderson and Dr. Adam Johnson discuss the books of 1 and 2 Samuel.  Moderated by Dr. Matt Jenson. For other episodes of The Common Room, click here.  The Common Room is available on iTunes in both video and audio formats.

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The Common Room, Ep. 6: Why Does Hamlet Delay?

In one of this summer’s Common Room sessions, Shakespearean expert Dr. Melissa Schubert discusses the question of Hamlet’s hesitation with theologian Dr. Joe Henderson.  Moderated by Dr. Matt Jenson. For other episodes of The Common Room, click here.  The Common Room is available on iTunes in both video and audio formats.

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The Common Room, Ep. 5: The Faerie Queene

Dr. Matt Jenson moderates a discussion with Dr. Melissa Schubert and Dr. Joe Henderson on Edmund Spenser’s epic poem, The Faerie Queene. For other episodes of The Common Room, click here.  The Common Room is available on iTunes in both video and audio formats.

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The Common Room, Ep. 4: What did John Wesley make of 1 John?

What did the famous Arminian theologian John Wesley make of 1 John?  Fred Sanders and Matt Jenson discuss. For other episodes of The Common Room, click here.  The Common Room is available on iTunes in both video and audio formats.

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The Common Room, Ep. 3: Does Doubt Belong in Christian Higher Education?

What’s the value of doubt in Christian higher education?  Professors Matt Jenson, Jannelle Aijian, and Fred Sanders discuss in the latest episode of The Common Room. For other episodes of The Common Room, click here.  The Common Room is available on iTunes in both video and

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The Common Room, Ep. 2: What’s the Value of the Liturgical Calendar?

In this episode of The Common Room, Greg Peters and Fred Sanders take up the question of the liturgical calendar. For other episodes of The Common Room, click here.  The Common Room is available on iTunes in both video and audio formats.

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The Common Room, Ep. 1: Protestantism and Monasticism

We are delighted to introduce the first episode of The Common Room, a conversation among the faculty and friends of Biola University’s Torrey Honors Institute. Conversations will include book projects by members of the faculty, introductions to the texts you’ve never read but have always