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THINGS HIDDEN 186: The Triumph of Christ over Gnostic Ideology and Islam

David Gornoski is joined by Q of Mimetic Value for a fascinating conversation on how the revelation of Christ teaches the true nature of desire, why Islam is a retreat back to ideology, how the trajectory of history proves Christianity, how Christ sets the terms for all modern-day conflicts, how Jesus predicted the undifferentiation in […]

Prince Asfa-Wossen Asserate Interview on Ethiopian History with Shannon Braswell, David Gornoski

Shannon Braswell of BrightNews.com and David Gornoski, host of A Neighbor’s Choice, are joined by HH Prince Asfa-Wossen Asserate of Ethiopia, writer of “King of Kings”–the biography of Haile Selassie. The three discuss the enigmatic Aksumite Empire and its journey into the twentieth century, Ethiopia’s confrontation with colonialism, the African identity, Emperor Manelek’s fight against […]

THINGS HIDDEN 32: How Rene Girard’s Mimetic Theory Informs Economics

THINGS HIDDEN! David Gornoski is joined by Q from Mimetic Value. How do we get valuable economic insights using the toolkit of Rene Girard’s Mimetic Theory? How much of what we call identity is actually mimetic desire? Does mimesis dictate the value of an object? How has Jesus’ crucifixion led to the questioning of paradigms, […]

THINGS HIDDEN Film Series: Uncovering the Victims

David Gornoski, host of A Neighbor’s Choice radio show, sits down with pastor Jim Fitzgerald for a groundbreaking conversation on the early years of Christianity in the Middle-East and North Africa; Rene Girard’s anthropological reading of Christianity; Christianity as the anti-myth that deconstructs the mono-myths; the “founding murder” of civilization; human desire; and more. How […]

THINGS HIDDEN 15: India Edition

Listen to the podcast: How do we see the hidden victims of violence in Indian mythology? What are some of the sacrificial underpinnings of modern-day institutions? How has Christ infected the Indian psyche? Join David Gornoski, Shannon Braswell, and Surit Dasgupta as they tackle these questions while trying to understand some of the major differences […]