The Kindlings Muse

The Kindlings Muse
An intelligent, imaginative, hospitable exploration of ideas that matter in contemporary life. Recorded before a live audience that participates in the conversation – at Hale’s Ales Brewery & Pub in Fremont, WA and at The Walker-Ames room in Kane Hall
Earl Palmer on Alexander Hamilton: A Patriot and a Christian
Oct 13 • 79 min
Join Earl Palmer and Dick Staub as they discuss Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton. Recorded live at the Walker-Ames Room in Kane Hall on the University of Washington Campus.
Earl Palmer on Power That Harms/Power That Heals!
Dec 21, 2016
That Hideous Strength (subtitled A Modern Fairy-Tale for Grown-Ups) is a 1945 novel by C. S. Lewis, the final book in Lewis’s theological science fiction Space Trilogy. It is a dire examination of what happens when power is misused and the head is…
Earl Palmer: The Story of Amazing Grace
Dec 17, 2016
John Newton wrote the classic hymn Amazing Grace. He was an Anglican clergyman and former slave-ship master. Following his conversion, he eventually spoke out against the Slave Trade and had an influence on many young evangelical Christians, particularly…
St. Paul’s Greatest Chapter | Earl Palmer@The Kindlings Muse
Nov 6, 2016
St. Paul was a towering intellect with a pastor’s heart. His writings are among the most important in the first century and are central to Christianity. To single out one chapter as his greatest is an audacious claim, but this is precisely the case Rev.…
Earl Palmer on The Great Divorce An Imaginary Story by C.S. Lewis
Jul 9, 2016
Join Earl Palmer and Dick Staub as they discuss C.S. Lewis’ look at choices after death portrayed through his book “The Great Divorce”. The original story was presented as a series in The Guardian during World War II. Recorded live at the Walker-Ames Room…
She Taught Us Well! Dorothy Sayers a Whimsical Believer Read
Jun 24, 2016
The Rev. Earl Palmer, along with host Dick Staub, delve into Dorthy Sayers and her collection of whimsical essays Christian Letters to a Post-Christian World.
The Oscars | Live at Hales Ales
Feb 22, 2016
Each year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences vote on the best films of the year - a global event known as “The Oscars”. What do the choices for “best picture” have to say about what our culture values? Where are meaning and faith to be found?…
“The Joy of Reconciliation” – Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil | KindlingsFest 2015
Jan 24, 2016
How do you hear the word “Reconciliation”? Is it something joyful or something ominous and difficult to consider? KindlingsFest 2015 explored “Joy: The Art of Living” through song, art, teaching, poetry, and friends on the journey together. We were…
The Kindlings Muse | Annual Christmas Show!
Jan 14, 2016
Christmas is a time of new birth. Whether celebrating the coming of the Christ child or planning New Year’s resolutions, this season orients us toward new beginnings. What is it about ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ that stirs in all of us a call to…
Artist and Interpreter of the Bible: Rembrandt Van Rijn
Jan 7, 2016
The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming, by Henri Nouwen, is a spiritual adventure story. A chance encounter with a poster depicting a detail of Rembrandt’s The Return of the Prodigal Son set in motion a chain of events that enabled Nouwen…
Star Wars: The Force That Is Still With Us
Dec 2, 2015
Decades on the cultural ‘force’ of the Star Wars legacy continues to shape global culture. Why does the story of “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far way…” still capture our imagination? What lessons might the Church consider as this next chapter of the…
The People Who Make A Difference -The Road to Character by David Brooks
Nov 17, 2015
Rev. Palmer explores David Brooks’ amazing new book, The Road To Character: “I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character, but I wanted at least to know what the road looks like and how other people have trodden it.”—David Brooks. With…
After Ten Years – A Reckoning (1943) by Dietrich Bonhoeffer – Earl Palmer
Oct 27, 2015
Earl Palmer discusses one of the great classics of prison literature, Letters and Papers from Prison – which effectively serves as the last will and testament of the Lutheran theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a young German pastor who was executed by the…
God Help the Child – How Childhood Trauma Shapes and Misshapes.
Sep 3, 2015
Toni Morrison, winner of the Nobel prize for literature, the Pulitzer, the National Book Foundation’s Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and the National Book Critics Circle award published her 11th novel, God Help the Child: A…
The Best Music for 2015, So Far: Why Listen and What’s God Got To Do With It?
May 27, 2015
The spring offers some of the most notable music releases for the year. Our May show highlights some of the biggest releases in the first half of 2015. There’s more going on in popular music than meets the ear. Whether it’s Kacey Mugraves, Sleater-Kinney,…