Audio Archive

Mahn, Jason

I'm a life-long Lutheran, a young(ish) theologian, and a father of two young boys who keep me energized–while tuckering me out. For three years, I have been teaching Christian theology at Augustana College, Rock Island, IL. Before that, I taught undergraduates at Duke University for three years. While I'm still a Bluedevils fan (especially when they win March Madness), I've come to love the students and the life at a small liberal arts college like Augustana. My favorite course to teach there is Introduction to Religion, in which students visits various mosques, temples, churches, meditation halls in the area and talk about religious difference, why they matter, and the place of devotion in the modern world.
I have just finished writing a book on Soren Kierkegaard called, "Fortunate Fallibility: Kierkegaard and The Power of Sin" (forthcoming, Oxford UP, 2011_. My broader theological interests include what Kierkegaard called the problem of "becoming a Christian in Christendom." What does it mean to be a Christian in a society that regards being Christian a societal norm? Does Christian life amount to being "good," "an upstanding citizen," or just plain "normal"? Or is authentic Christianity odder and perhaps more counter-cultural than we're ready to expect?
While I like to think of Christian discipleship as making us odd, I also like that my life with Laura, my wife (an ordained minister), and Asa and Gabe is "mundane""–in the best sense of the word. Our summer has been filling with hiking, being with friends at St. John's Lutheran Church, reading, and sing silly songs. We hope to do each at Holden as well!

Recordings

The Sin-Sick Soul

Presenter: Mahn, Jason / 2010

Repentence and the Christian Balm

Presenter: Mahn, Jason / 2010

Explaining (Away) Suffering

Presenter: Mahn, Jason / 2010

Hearing Our Jewish Neighbors: Overcoming Supersessionism

Presenter: Mahn, Jason / 2010

Becoming a Christian in a Culture of War

Presenter: Mahn, Jason / 2010

Vespers August 3, 2010

Presenter: Mahn, Jason / 2010

Radical Lutherans / Lutheran Radicals – Part 1

Presenter: Mahn, Jason / 2017

Radical Lutherans / Lutheran Radicals – Part 2

Presenter: Mahn, Jason / 2017

Radical Lutherans / Lutheran Radicals – Part 3

Presenter: Mahn, Jason / 2017

Radical Lutherans / Lutheran Radicals – Part 4

Presenter: Mahn, Jason / 2017

Creation Care with Jason Mahn

Presenter: Mahn, Jason / 2019

"And God Saw That It Was Good": Creation in a Climate of Desecration

Presenter: Mahn, Jason / 2019

"Hurry and Come Down": White Privilege and the Cost of Discipleship

Presenter: Mahn, Jason / 2019

"Hurry and Come Down": White Privilege and the Cost of Discipleship – Excerpt

Presenter: Mahn, Jason / 2019

Gifted and Graced: Christian Perspectives

Presenter: Mahn, Jason / 2023

Gifts of the Garden: On Eden and Strawberries

Presenter: Mahn, Jason / 2023

Gratitude and Other Radical Politics

Presenter: Mahn, Jason / 2023

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