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Building Worldviews

A worldview is the lens we use to interpret the world around us. It influences every aspect of our lives–from how we choose careers, to how we vote, to how we interact with both strangers and friends. Because worldviews often conflict, people think and act differently from one another. Understanding different worldviews helps us have thoughtful dialogue about life’s deepest questions and a respect for the inherent dignity of every human being.

Praxis Circle created Building Worldviews to do just that: interview expert thought leaders about their perspectives on economics, politics, philosophy, religion, social issues, and more in order to expose our community to many diverse worldviews. Listening to others and learning how to think critically is how we build strong worldviews–which in return helps us to better pursue truth, freedom, and human flourishing.

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October 20, 2023 22.45 MB

Mary Eberstadt - Episode 3: Why the rise in religious “nones” in the United States?

In the last part of our interview, Mary Eberstadt concludes by discussing the reason for the rise in religious “nones,” the historical impact of religious vs. secular wars, the future of the Catholic Church, and both the progress and backsliding...

October 19, 2023 36.06 MB

Mary Eberstadt - Episode 2: What are the impacts of the Sexual Revolution today?

In the second part of our interview, Mary Eberstadt discusses her book “Primal Screams” and her argument that the Sexual Revolution of the 1960s has created identity politics. We also have a conversation on contemporary feminism, how the summer of...

October 02, 2023 38.32 MB

Mary Eberstadt - Episode 1: Has Gen Z been robbed?

Mary Eberstadt is an essayist, novelist, public speaker, and author of several nonfiction works. In the first part of her interview with Praxis Circle, Eberstadt discusses her growing up years in upstate New York, important life influences, pursuing both a...

September 25, 2023 38.56 MB

Roger Scruton - Episode 3: Why the rise of populism in the U.S. and Europe?

From philosophy to the sacred, part three of our interview with Sir Roger Scruton now turns to a discussion on politics. As a British outsider looking in, Scruton examines the uniqueness of the  American political system, our culture (defining it...

September 18, 2023 40.31 MB

Roger Scruton - Episode 2: What defines personhood?

“Lifeworld,” “worldview,” “conservative,” “the sacred,” “oikophilia”–a word Sir Roger Scruton coined himself—what do they mean? In part two of our interview, Scruton defines his terms and sheds light on some of today’s most discussed philosophical topics. We also have a...

September 11, 2023 38.56 MB

Roger Scruton- Episode 1: What is truth and reality?

Praxis Circle had the honor of conducting one of Sir Roger Scruton’s last interviews before his passing from cancer in 2020. Listen to part one for a conversation on philosophy, the pursuit of truth, and several dual issues: foundations and...

September 04, 2023 49.63 MB

Anne Bradley - Episode 4: What’s the cure to poverty worldwide?

In the final part of our interview, Dr. Anne Bradley discusses the “Gini Index,” income inequality, democratic capitalism, and social justice. She offers real insight on how we are already curing poverty worldwide through market trade and human agency. Finally,...

August 28, 2023 39.84 MB

Anne Bradley - Episode 3: What is the fundamental problem with socialism?

In the third part of our interview, Dr. Anne Bradley explores the various facets of capitalism and socialism in-depth and explains why socialist economic theory is making a “comeback” in the United States. By using real data and examples, she...

August 21, 2023 37.96 MB

Anne Bradley - Episode 2: Why are profits and self-interest a good thing?

In the second part of our interview, Dr. Anne Bradley challenges the common interpretation of “self-interest” and explains how it can be a force for good in the world. She also dives into the concept of how legitimately earned business...

August 14, 2023 38.98 MB

Anne Bradley - Episode 1: Worldview, faith, and economics: how are they related?

Dr. Anne Bradley is a dedicated economics professor, author, wife, and mother. In her interview with Praxis Circle, Bradley discusses how her Christian worldview has shaped her life choices and understanding of economics. She also explains how economic freedom is...

August 07, 2023 57.64 MB

Os Guinness - Episode 4: What is sovereign: the family or the government ?

In the final part of our interview, Dr. Os Guinness discusses how differences between the 1776 American and 1789 French revolutions are creating a crisis in the United States: cultural Marxism, the peace of despotism, and an important question at...

July 31, 2023 41.75 MB

Os Guinness - Episode 3: What’s the importance of civic education to freedom?

In part three of our interview, Dr. Os Guinness draws on several of his books to discuss topics such as active vs. passive faith, reciprocal responsibility in America, engaged citizenship, modernity, time, renewal, and "covenantalism." Why do faith and freedom...

July 24, 2023 36.98 MB

Os Guinness - Episode 2: What’s the problem with globalism?

Here’s a question on defining reality: what is America? In part two of our interview with him, Dr. Os Guinness defines our nation through the concepts of ordered freedom, the Torah, covenantalism, and more. He also discusses the political and...

July 17, 2023 33.75 MB

Os Guinness - Episode 1: How should Christians express their worldview?

The first of a four part series of conversation with British author and social critic, Os Guinness, described as a “quiet voice on behalf of faith, freedom, truth, reason and civility.” Os discusses his inspiration in life and how his...

June 05, 2023 4.02 MB

Trailer: Building Worldviews

A worldview is the lens we use to interpret the world around us. It influences every aspect of our lives–from how we choose careers, to how we vote, to how we interact with both strangers and friends.   Because worldviews...