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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Recent Podcasts

Carolyn Chen, UC-Berkeley Sociologist

When work becomes religion in Silicon Valley  — that is the topic for this episode. With UC-Berekeley sociologist Carolyn Chen serving as our guide, helping us understand how tech workers have ushered in a new era of ritual and life in the shadows of productivity. 

Jonathan Todres, Professor of Law, Georgia State University

Finding a healthy work-life balance in the legal profession is a challenge. Anton Sorkin and Jonathan Todres discuss what students and faculty must do to help cultivate this balance.

J. Budziszewski, Professor of Government & Philosophy, University of Texas, Austin

With rates of suicide going up and depression rampant among teens, it is clear that many Americans are struggling to find some semblance of an enduring peace. Anton Sorkin and J. Budziszewski discuss the timeless question of enduring happiness. 

Keisha Russell, First Liberty Institute

Anton Sorkin and Keisha Russell, a First Amendment attorney, discuss the Kennedy v. Bremerton School case and how school prayer is affected. 

Dr. Luke Sheahan, Assistant Professor, Duquesne University

Anton Sorkin and Dr. Luke Sheahan of Duquesne University discuss the history and philosophy behind the freedom of association. 

Ilana Horwitz, Author, God, Grades, and Graduation 

Our Founding Fathers knew well the importance of religion to education. And, yet today, many have dismissed the utility of faith in the development of character. Anton Sorkin and Ilana Horwitz, author of God, Grades, and Graduation, discuss religion's surprising impact on academic success. 

Ken Sande, Founder, Peacemaker Ministries

Anton Sorkin and Ken Sande discuss peacekeeping and Christian Conciliation. 

Greg Forster, Director, Oikonomia Network, Visiting Assistant Professor of Faith and Culture, Trinity Graduate School 

Anton Sorkin and Greg Forster discuss political theology, natural law, and how the church can formulate a new public philosophy based on social change.

Crystal L. Downing, Author, Co-Director, Marion E. Wade Center

The co-director of the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College, Crystal L. Downing, joins Anton Sorkin to talk about the subversive Dorothy L. Sayers.

Justin Earley, Author, Speaker, Attorney, The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction

Justin Earley and Anton Sorkin discuss “The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction”. Learn more about “The Common Rule,” a set of daily and weekly practices designed to form us in the love of God and neighbor.

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