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Cross & Gavel Podcast

The Cross & Gavel Podcast is designed for Christian attorneys and law students, but our topics range from pop culture to theology, from books to movies.

Host Anton Sorkin invites a variety of guests to speak on topics relating broadly to faith and culture, but our focus is on the intersection of faith and work, particularly work in the law.

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You can listen to some of our favorites on this page, or you can subscribe on iTunes or search “Cross and Gavel” on any podcast app. Find most episodes archived here. Episodes 1-31 can be found here. If you enjoy the podcast, leave a comment and rating on iTunes.

    Recent Podcasts

    Christianity & Constitutionalism: Canon Law — R.H. Helmholz (Summer Series)

    Christianity & Constitutionalism: Canon Law — R.H. Helmholz (Summer Series)

    Today, we continue our summer series looking into the essays in a brand new volume entitled Christianity and Constitutionalism (Oxford University Press 2023) In this episode, we discuss the essay from Professor R.H. Helmholz on what the canon law can teach us about constitutionalism. Dr. Helmholz is the Ruth Wyatt Rosenson Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Law at the University of Chicago, the Nation’s leading scholar on medieval legal history, and the author of several books, including The Profession of Ecclesiastical Lawyers: An Historical Introduction and Natural Law in Court.

    The episode was produced by Josh Deng, with music from Vexento. A special thanks to Nick and Ashley Barnett for their contribution in making this podcast possible.

    Christianity & Constitutionalism: Introduction — Nicholas Aroney (Summer Series)

    Christianity & Constitutionalism: Introduction — Nicholas Aroney (Summer Series)

    Today, we begin our summer series looking into the essays in a brand new volume entitled Christianity and Constitutionalism (Oxford University Press 2023). In this episode, co-editor Nick Aroney discusses his introduction, his essay on Federalism, as well as offering a lengthy breakdown of the volume itself (i.e., 47:12 et al).

    Portable Magic — Byron Borger & Richard A. Leiter

    Portable Magic — Byron Borger & Richard A. Leiter

    Books, books, books—that is our focus today, with two individuals who spent their lives surrounded by them. Joining me is the bookseller (Hearts & Minds) out of Pennsylvania, Byron Borger. And, law librarian from Nebraska University School of Law, Richard A. Leiter.

    Stewards of Eden — Sandra L. Richter

    Stewards of Eden — Sandra L. Richter

    Joining me this week to talk about her new book on theology and environmental stewardship is Sandra L. Richter. She is a renowned expert on the Old Testament, who currently holds the Robert H. Gundry Chair of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. 

    Break Every Yoke — Joshua Dubler & Vincent W. Lloyd

    Joshua Dubler & Vincent W. Lloyd

    Joining me this week to talk about abolitionism and religion are the authors of Break Every Yoke: Religion, Justice, and the Abolition of Prisons. Joshua is the associated professor of religion and director of the Rochester Education Justice Initiative at the University of Rochester. Vincent is an associate professor of theology and religious studies at Villanova University, where he directs the Villanova Political Theology Project.

    Cancel Wars — Sigal R. Ben-Porath

    Sigal R. Ben-Porath

    With widespread protests on university campuses, the question of reconciling free speech and inclusion is more important than ever for instutitional integrity. Joining me this week to talk about this balance is professor of education, philosophy, and political science at the University of Pennsylvania, and author of Cancel Wars: How Universities Can Foster Free Speech, Promote Inclusion, and Renew Democracy — Sigal R. Ben-Porath.

    Generative AI & the Legal Profession — Kevin Lee

    Kevin Lee

    Joining me this week to talk about the AI revolution and its impact on the legal profession is the Intel Social Justice and Racial Equity Professor of Law at North Carolina Central University, Kevin Lee.

    Tax Law, Religion, and Justice — Allen Calhoun

    Allen Calhoun -adjunct professor at Trinity Law School

    Joining me today to talk tax justice and church history is adjunct professor at Trinity Law School and author of the formative study — Tax Law, Religion, and Justice: An Exploration of Theological Reflections on Taxation — Allen Calhoun.

    SPECIAL EPISODE: The Future of Intimacy After Dobbs — Louise Perry & Helen Roy

    Louise Perry & Helen Roy

    Over the 2023 March for Life, CLS co-sponsored an event Thursday night with FCLNY and Guiding Star Project as part of the Reframing Agency series. This is the second installment of that series, covering the future of intimacy after Dobbs. For this event, we are joined by two panelists, Louise Perry, columnist at The New Statesman and author of The Case Against the Sexual Revolution: A New Guide to Sex in the 21st Century, and Helen Roy, contributing editor of the American Mind and host of the podcast GIRLBOSS INTERRUPTED. Our moderator is Dr. Alisia Chase, Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at SUNY Brockport and FCLNY’s resident feminist scholar.

    Subscribe to Cross & Gavel Podcasts through iTunes here or on any podcast app on your phone or tablet. Cross & Gavel is a project of Christian Legal Society.

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