The ‘Sin’ of Empathy? (with Hannah Anderson and Joe Rigney)

The moral character of empathy has recently been a subject of contentious online debate among Christians. Joe Rigney and Hannah Anderson, who have both engaged in these disputes with their different concerns, join me for an extended discussion of the question, hoping to clear up some misunderstandings on both sides, and to break some differences down to size.

Within the conversation we mention various articles and other material.

Joe Rigney
The Enticing Sin of Empathy
Dangerous Compassion
Do You Feel My Pain?
Man Rampant Interview

Abigail Dodds
The Beauty and Abuse of Empathy

Paul Bloom
The Case Against Empathy
Against Empathy

Edwin Friedman
A Failure of Nerve
My summary of A Failure of Nerve

Brené Brown
On Empathy
Daring Greatly
Shame and Empathy

‘Turning of Days’, with Hannah Anderson

Mere FidelityThe whole cast are joined by our friend and regular guest Hannah Anderson for a discussion of her new illustrated book, Turning of Days: Lessons from Nature, Season, and Spirit.

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Vaccine Ethics, with Dr C. Ben Mitchell

Mere FidelityMatt, Derek, and I are joined by Dr C. Ben Mitchell for a discussion, following on from last week’s, of how we should think about some of the ethical questions raised by COVID vaccines.

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We’ve GOT to Talk About Vaccines, with Dr. Gilbert Meilaender

Mere FidelityMatt, Derek, and I are joined by Dr Gilbert Meilaender for a timely discussion of how churches and Christians should handle COVID vaccines and differences of opinion concerning them.

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