Hill Country Institute Live: Exploring Christ and Culture

Hill Country Institute Live: Exploring Christ and Culture

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Hosted by Larry Linenschmidt, Hill Country Institute Live is an ongoing conversation about issues of concern and interest to the Church today. We visit the life and works of giants of another day, such as C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien and also spend t…


Paul Douglas Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live, Part 2
Aug 28 • 28 min
Meteorologist, entrepreneur, and author, Paul Douglas, discusses the observations which convinced him the issues of climate change need an effective response and what he is now doing to make the need known to the Body of Christ.
Paul Douglas Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live, Part 1
Aug 28 • 29 min
Meteorologist, entrepreneur, and author, Paul Douglas, discusses the observations which convinced him the issues of climate change need an effective response and what he is now doing to make the need known to the Body of Christ.
Dr. Steve Dilley Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live, Part 2
Aug 25 • 28 min
Larry and Dr. Dilley, Professor of Philosophy at St. Edward’s University, discuss four models of how science and faith interact - or don’t interact.
Dr. Steve Dilley Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live, Part 1
Aug 25 • 28 min
Larry and Dr. Dilley, Professor of Philosophy at St. Edward’s University, discuss four models of how science and faith interact - or don’t interact.
David Bock Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live, Part 2
Aug 25 • 28 min
A Rhodes Scholar and former World Bank Official shares the story of his journey from skepticism to belief.
Bob Inglis Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live, Part 1
Aug 25 • 27 min
A former congressman, Bob Inglis initially opposed efforts to address climate change, but his own personal research caused him to change his mind.
David Bock Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live, Part 1
Aug 25 • 28 min
A Rhodes Scholar and former World Bank Official shares the story of his journey from skepticism to belief.
Bob Inglis Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live, Part 2
Aug 25 • 27 min
Part 2 of a 2-part interview, Bob Inglis discusses his change to accepting the reality of climate change and what he is doing to help educate fellow conservatives.
Mitch Hescox Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live, Part 2 of 2
Jun 24 • 28 min
Mitch Hescox, President of the Evangelical Environmental Network, is interviewed by Larry Linenschmidt on Hill Country Institute Live.
Mitch Hescox Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live, Part 1 of 2
Jun 24 • 27 min
Mitch Hescox, President of the Evangelical Environmental Network, is interviewed by Larry Linenschmidt on Hill Country Institute Live.
Dr. Robert Marks Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live, Part 1
Mar 10 • 30 min
This episode is Part 1 of a two part interview in which Larry Linenschmidt and Dr. Marks discuss the advantages gained by humans from technological advances, concerns with AI and robotics, and the ethics of AI.
Dr. Robert Marks Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live, Part 2
Mar 10 • 30 min
This episode is Part 2 of a two-part interview in which Larry Linenschmidt and Dr. Marks discuss the advantages gained by humans from technological advances, concerns with AI and robotics, and the ethics of AI.
Jay Richards Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live, Part 2 of 2
Mar 6 • 23 min
Jay Wesley Richards, author of The Human Advantage: The Future of American Work in an Age of Smart Machines discusses the advantages gained by humans from technological advances, virtue in business, and the reality of artificial intelligence.
Jay Richards Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live, Part 1 of 2
Mar 6 • 24 min
Jay Wesley Richards, author of The Human Advantage: The Future of American Work in an Age of Smart Machines discusses the advantages gained by humans from technological advances, virtue in business, and the reality of artificial intelligence.
Steve Collier Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live, Part 2 of 2
Feb 26 • 28 min
An interview with Steve Collier, Principal and CEO of CD Construction Consulting in which Steve talks about his life journey and God’s faithful leading.
Steve Collier Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live, Part 1 of 2
Feb 26 • 28 min
An interview with Steve Collier, Principal and CEO of CD Construction Consulting in which Steve talks about his life journey and God’s faithful leading.
Pastor Dan Davis interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live
Jan 8 • 55 min
An interview with Dan Davis, Christian leader in Austin, TX, who is considered to be one of the greatest influencers for unity in the Body of Christ in Austin.
Pastor Billy Kim Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live, Part 1
May 26, 2017 • 26 min
Dr. Billy Kim, a leader of the South Korean church, pastor, evangelist, translator for Billy Graham, Chairman of the FEBC (Far East Broadcasting Company) was interviewed by Larry on Hill Country Institute Live. This is part 1 of a two-part program.
Pastor Billy Kim Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live, Part 2
May 26, 2017 • 26 min
Dr. Billy Kim, a leader of the South Korean church, pastor, evangelist, translator for Billy Graham, Chairman of the FEBC (Far East Broadcasting Company) was interviewed by Larry Linenschmidt on HIll Country Institute Live. This is part 2 of a two-part…
Richard Weikart Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live, Part 2
Apr 19, 2017 • 26 min
The long-held belief in the intrinsic value of human life is dying as the influence of our Christian cultural heritage is being eclipsed by the rising tide of secularism. In this interview, Larry and Professor Richard Weikart discuss the rise of secu…
Richard Weikart Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live, Part 1
Apr 19, 2017 • 25 min
The long-held belief in the intrinsic value of human life is dying as the influence of our Christian cultural heritage is being eclipsed by the rising tide of secularism. In this interview, Larry and Professor Richard Weikart discuss the rise of secu…
John Dyer Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live (Part 2 of 2 Episodes)
Apr 19, 2017 • 29 min
The author of “From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology”, John Dyer brings keen observations that help us see technology, the Bible, and our own lives afresh. Believers and unbelievers alike are saturated with techn…
John Dyer Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live (Part 1 of 2 Episodes)
Apr 19, 2017 • 25 min
The author of “From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology”, John Dyer brings keen observations that help us see technology, the Bible, and our own lives afresh. Believers and unbelievers alike are saturated with techn…
Karin Zander Interviewed on Hill Country Institute
Aug 19, 2016 • 52 min
Karin Zander is a “Prayin’ Mama” in San Antonio, TX, who has organized prayer groups with other moms to commit fervent prayer for her children but also for the schools they attend. She and Larry talk about the importance of praying for our schools, our…
Rob Shelton Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live, Part 1
Aug 11, 2016 • 25 min
Rob Shelton is the Headmaster of the School of Rhetoric at the Geneva School in Boerne. He and host, Larry Linenschmidt, talk about prayer for educators and students, the need for public and private schools, and for home schools. This is Part 1 of a tw…
Rob Shelton Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live, Part 2
Aug 11, 2016 • 26 min
Rob Shelton is the Headmaster of the School of Rhetoric at the Geneva School in Boerne. He and host, Larry Linenschmidt, talk about prayer for educators and students, the need for public and private schools, and for home schools. This is Part 2 of a tw…
Chaplain Bruce Glover Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live, Part 2
Jul 1, 2016 • 28 min
Chaplain Bruce Glover Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live, Part 1
Jul 1, 2016 • 27 min
Steve Walsh Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live, Part 1
May 26, 2016 • 26 min
Steve is the pastor at First Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, TX. He talks with Larry about the importance of praying for and caring for those in military service. Steve is a former military combat officer and chaplain. This is Part 1 of a two-part…
An Interview with Steve Walsh_Part2.m4a
May 26, 2016 • 30 min
An Interview with Hugh Ross of Reasons to Believe, Part 4
Apr 29, 2016 • 28 min
Dr. Ross speaks around the world on issues of faith and science. He earned his Ph. D from the University of Toronto in astrophysics and was a postdoctoral Fellow at California Institute of Technology for five years. He is the author of over 15 books. I…
An Interview with Hugh Ross of Reasons to Believe, Part 3
Apr 29, 2016 • 28 min
Dr. Ross speaks around the world on issues of faith and science. He earned his Ph. D from the University of Toronto in astrophysics and was a postdoctoral Fellow at California Institute of Technology for five years. He is the author of over 15 books. I…
An Interview with Hugh Ross of Reasons to Believe
Apr 22, 2016 • 27 min
Dr. Ross speaks around the world on issues of faith and science. He earned his Ph. D from the University of Toronto in astrophysics and was a postdoctoral Fellow at California Institute of Technology for five years. He is the author of over 15 books. I…
An Interview with Hugh Ross of Reasons to Believe, Part 2
Apr 22, 2016 • 29 min
Dr. Ross speaks around the world on issues of faith and science. He earned his Ph. D from the University of Toronto in astrophysics and was a postdoctoral Fellow at California Institute of Technology for five years. He is the author of over 15 books. I…
San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live, Part 2
Mar 3, 2016 • 26 min
Mayor Taylor talks with Larry about her journey to the position of leadership as mayor of a large city, living out faith in the workplace, and many more topics. This is part 1 of a two-part interview.
San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live, Part 1
Mar 3, 2016 • 25 min
Mayor Taylor talks with Larry about her journey to the position of leadership as mayor of a large city, living out faith in the workplace, and many more topics. This is part 1 of a two-part interview.
Bob Schoolfield on Parental Choice in Education.Part2.m4a
Feb 25, 2016 • 27 min
Bob Schoolfield, President of Texans for Parental Choice in Education, talks with Larry about what the school choice movement is, what parental choice means, the implications for giving vouchers or “portable scholarships”, and other issues related to t…
Bob Schoolfield on Parental Choice in Education, Part 1
Feb 25, 2016 • 25 min
Bob Schoolfield, President of Texans for Parental Choice in Education, talks with Larry about what the school choice movement is, what parental choice means, the implications for giving vouchers or “portable scholarships”, and other issues related to t…
Michael Ramsden on Cynicism, Intimacy, and Listening to What People Are Really Asking
Feb 12, 2016 • 27 min
Michael Ramsden, Internationl Director for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, talks with Larry about learning to listen for what the question really is, learning to ask the right questions, what is really intimacy, the obstacles of cynicism and f…
Michael Ramsden on Integrity, Theology, and Issues of Contemporary Culture
Feb 11, 2016 • 28 min
Michael Ramsden talks with Larry about a variety of topics including the importance of integrity in all aspects of our lives and the high price to be paid when there is lack of it. This is Part 1 of a 2-part interview.
Jerry Root on C.S. Lewis and the Real Presence of God, Part 2
Jan 19, 2016 • 38 min
C.S. Lewis believed that reality is iconoclastic - it breaks images and idols. An image of God formed after reading a book, hearing a sermon, or having a conversation with a friend, may temporarily give greater clarity of thought. But, if held too tigh…
Jerry Root on C.S. Lewis and the Real Presence of God, Part 1
Jan 19, 2016 • 30 min
C.S. Lewis believed that reality is iconoclastic - it breaks images and idols. An image of God formed after reading a book, hearing a sermon, or having a conversation with a friend, may temporarily give greater clarity of thought. But, if held too tigh…
Sheriff Susan Pamerleau on the Uniqueness of the Sheriff’s Department and Praying for First Responders, Pt. 1
Jan 13, 2016 • 25 min
Sheriff Pamerleau discusses the many functions and aspects of the 11th largest Sheriff’s office in the U.s., how her faith impacts her work, and the prayer needs of first responders. This is part 1 of a 2 part program.
Sheriff Susan Pamerleau on the Uniqueness of the Sheriff’s Department and Praying for First Responders, Pt. 2
Jan 13, 2016 • 26 min
Sheriff Pamerleau discusses the many functions and aspects of the 11th largest Sheriff’s office in the U.s., how her faith impacts her work, and the prayer needs of first responders. This is part 2 of a 2 part program.
Greg Griffin on the Dynamics of Going Home, Part 2
Dec 22, 2015 • 25 min
Greg Griffin, a San Antonio hip-hop artist and producer, talks with Larry about the joys and challenges of going home after moving away for both the one going home and the ones welcoming them. This is Part 2 of a 2-part interview on Hill Country Instit…
Greg Griffin on the Dynamics of Going Home, Part 1
Dec 18, 2015 • 26 min
Greg Griffin, a San Antonio hip-hop artist and producer, talks with Larry about the joys and challenges of going home after moving away for both the one going home and the ones welcoming them. This is Part 1 of a 2-part interview on Hill Country Instit…
Robb Overholt Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live - Part 2
Nov 17, 2015 • 29 min
Robb shares practical insights on how we can bring the Gospel to the people in our lives without being salesmen or defense attorneys.
Robb Overholt Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live - Part 1
Nov 17, 2015 • 25 min
Robb shares practical insights on how we can bring the Gospel to the people in our lives without being salesmen or defense attorneys. Part 1 of 2.
Pray for Mexico, Interview with Chris and Francelia McReynolds of AMO Mexico—Part 2
Oct 5, 2015 • 26 min
Insights about Mexico; the commission to pray for our neighbor, Mexico; the importance of bringing quality education with a Christian worldview to Mexico; the work of AMO Mexico
Pray for Mexico, Interview with Chris and Francelia McReynolds of AMO Mexico—Part 1
Oct 5, 2015 • 25 min
Part 1 of 2. Insights about Mexico; the commission to pray for our neighbor, Mexico; the importance of bringing quality education with a Christian worldview to Mexico; the work of AMO Mexico
Katherine Leary Alsdorf Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live
Sep 15, 2015 • 50 min
Katherine Leary Alsdorf is the Senior Fellow of the Faith, Work & Leadership Initiative at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York, NY. She and Larry Linenschmidt discuss the gospel’s surprising and life-altering view of work. From fear of failure to …
Jonathan Dodson Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live
Aug 26, 2015 • 51 min
Jonathan Dodson is the founding pastor of City Life Church in Austin, TX. In this interview with Larry Linenschmidt on the Hill Country Institute Live program, Jonathan discusses his book, “The Unbelievable Gospel: Say Something Worth Believing”, and t…
Nathan Griffin - A Coach Shapes the Lives of Students
Aug 3, 2015 • 26 min
His own coach inspired him to become a coach. Little did he know how much this position was going to give him such a great place of influence in shaping the lives of young people. In this interview with Larry Linenschmidt on Hill Country Institute Live…
McNeilly Hays and Nicole Morales on The Sacred Work of Teaching
Aug 3, 2015 • 27 min
At nine years old, McNeilly Hays lost her father. In the midst of this lonely, scary time, her 3rd grade teacher, Ms. Nicole Haggard Morales, took a risk and shared with McNeilly about the Heavenly Father whose love for her would never fail. In this in…
Linda Kardamis on Ways to Encourage and Support Teachers
Aug 3, 2015 • 26 min
Linda Kardamis of Ohio has the heart of a teacher and a heart for teachers. Currently staying home to teach her young son, Linda has been a classroom teacher for many years. Her desire to encourage teachers and to encourage and equip fellow teachers an…
Tracie Lanphere and Marcus McCoy on The Sacred Work of Teachers
Aug 3, 2015 • 26 min
Teachers can alter the paths of our lives. They can set the tone of hope or lack of meaning from an early age. Listen to this interview with a teacher and her former student who encountered the supernatural power of God’s love to transform a life. A yo…
George Yancey Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live
Jul 22, 2015 • 57 min
George Yancey, author of “Beyond Racial Gridlock: Embracing Mutual Responsibility” (InterVarsity Press), talks with Larry about the murders in Charleston, secular models of dealing with racism, and George’s ideas on a Christian model of racial reconcil…
Ashton, Jennifer & Virginia Cumberbatch Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live
Jul 14, 2015 • 56 min
The Cumberbatch’s talk with Larry about the history of race relations in Austin and how the Church should respond to the tragic shooting of 9 people at Charleston A.M.E. Church.
Andy Crouch On Flourishing, Love, Risk and Power
May 22, 2015 • 56 min
Larry talks with Andy Crouch about what it takes for humans to truly flourish and what keeps us from flourishing.
Os Guinness Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live
Apr 13, 2015 • 57 min
Larry talks with Os Guinness about his own journey as well as current cultural issues
Greg Grooms Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live
Apr 3, 2015 • 54 min
Larry talks with Greg Grooms, Director of Hill House Austin, about the relevancy of Truth.
Darci Hill Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live
Mar 12, 2015 • 54 min
Darci Hill, professor of English at Sam Houston State University talks about the importance of the hero and how the Holy Spirit can use even ancient literature to reveal Truth to students in current times.
Jeremy Begbie Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live
Feb 18, 2015 • 29 min
Larry talks with Dr. Jeremy Begbie, Director of Duke University’s Initiatives in Theology and the Arts, about the ways in which music helps us understand the ways of God. A fascinating interview. “Artists can be like priests in the sense that it is our…
Eric Bryant Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live
Oct 28, 2014 • 52 min
Eric Bryant, author of “Not Like Me: A Field Guide for Influencing a Diverse World”, and Team Leader and Pastor for the South Campuse of Gateway Church in Austin, is interviewed by Larry Linenschmidt on Hill Country Institute Live.
John Burke Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live
Apr 15, 2014 • 51 min
“If the Church is not seeing people go from lost to leading; if we can’t see that happening, then the reality is the Church is dying. It may take 70 years, but it’s going to die.” We have to be about loving people as Christ loved them - where they are…
Ad Deum Dance Company Director Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live
Apr 7, 2014 • 52 min
How should Christians think about art and, specifically, about dance and dancers? How do we relate to people with this special, God-given gift. Randall Flinn, Founder and Director of Ad Deum Dance Company, Houston, Texas, addresses these questions and …
Mary Poplin Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live
Apr 2, 2014 • 53 min
Mary Popline is author of “Is Reality Secular? Testing the Assumptions of Four Global Worldviews”. A challenge to the secularism that is now assumed, with no significant evaluation, to be the height of intellectual respectability and that dominates the…
Dr. Joel Heck Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live
Mar 26, 2014 • 52 min
Larry talks with Dr. Heck, a C.S. Lewis Scholar at Concordia University in Austin, Texas, about Hobbits, J.R.R. Tolkien, Middle Earth, and the battle between good and evil.
Jeff Van Duzer Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live
Mar 24, 2014 • 49 min
Jeff Van Duzer, Dean of the Business School at Seattle Pacific University, and Larry talk about the role of business in the creation mandate, how business should be conducted from a Biblical perspective, the role of business in providing creative solut…
Barry Taylor and Nate Risdon Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live
Mar 22, 2014 • 49 min
Barry Taylor and Nate Risdon talk with Larry about how Christians can view culture not with an approach of being critical and prescriptive but with a view to understanding the where/why in order to join the story and bring Jesus into it.
John Nehme Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live
Mar 3, 2014 • 38 min
Larry interviews John Nehme, CEO of Allies Against Slavery
Dr. Steven Beebe Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live
Feb 23, 2014 • 51 min
Larry discusses with Dr. Beebe what it was that made C.S. Lewis such an effective communicator and what we can learn from him about communications. Dr. Beebe has written and taught on Lewis for many years, including regular courses taught in Oxford and…
Hal Poe Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live
Feb 21, 2014 • 54 min
How does being a descendent of Edgar Allen Poe impact your life? What kind of God interacts with the world? And what kind of world allows God to interact?
Meagan Brown Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live
Feb 21, 2014 • 25 min
Meagan and Larry discuss the joys, challenges and realities of adoption, and, in particular, adoption of children with special needs.
Founders of A Rocha Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live
Feb 21, 2014 • 53 min
A Rocha builds international, cross-cultural teams to do scientificresearch, provide environmental education, and work on projects andactivities related to caring for creation as God does.Their practical conservation activities give them credibility in…
Andy Crouch Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live
Feb 21, 2014 • 50 min
Larry talked with Andy about his most recent book, Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power, as well as Culture Making: Recovering our Creative Calling. Andy is an important voice for encouraging us as we seek to live our faith as image bearers sustain…
Kit Johnson Interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live
Feb 21, 2014 • 50 min
How do we think about urban planning with the mind of Christ?How do we care for God’s creation in a Biblically informed way and manage transportation for a growing city?How do we housing for lower middle-class families and foster community in city plan…
Dr. Joe McIlhaney interviewed on Hill Country Institute Live
Feb 21, 2014 • 27 min
Dr. McIlhaney and Larry Linenschmidt discuss issues regarding sanctity of life.