the socially remote

Episode 17: The Modern Self – An Interview with Dr. Carl Trueman, Pt. II

In this episode, TSR talks with Dr. Carl Trueman about his most recent book, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self. We look at some of the key historical figures who helped paved the way for our modern understanding of self and sexuality, and we discuss what the path forward might look like for the Christian church.

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Episode 16: The Modern Self – An Interview with Dr. Carl Trueman, Pt. I

In this episode, TSR talks with Dr. Carl Trueman about his most recent book, which looks at persons and events over the last 200 or so years that have led to a world where the phrase “I am a woman trapped in a man’s body” makes sense to a growing percentage of its population. Dr. Trueman (“Carl” to friends like us) defines several key terms and concepts in his book and sets the stage for the second half of our discussion, where we will look at some of the key historical players who have helped shaped modern self-identity and talk through how the church can speak to the increasingly secular and sexualized culture in which it finds itself.

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COVID-19: Hitting the Reset Button

Introduction In Episode 2 of The Socially Remote (TSR), David mentioned that we can’t forget that we’re living through history. This came on the heels of his reminder in Episode 1 to not lose a lesson. I’ve been thinking about what this means for our family. Undoubtedly, the COVID-19 pandemic has effected people in very…

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Work from Home

I’ve been a “remote employee” working from home for most of the past 20 years. It’s takes a little discipline and conscientiously applying good work habits to maintain. Here are some things that work for me and I hope will help you. FIRST, BEHAVE IN THE SAME MANNER YOU WOULD IF YOU WERE IN THE…

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Feeling Helpless in the Time of COVID

“How Are You Feeling?” my wife asked me while standing in the kitchen. It took me a minute to pinpoint exactly how I was feeling. Small. Overwhelmed. Apathetic. And then it hit me . . . Helpless.

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