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Deep Talks: Exploring Theology and Meaning-Making is a podcast dedicated to exploring the integral relationship between theology and all of our efforts to find and make meaning in the world. Fostering nuanced, non-combative dialogue about theology and culture, science, the arts and entertainment, and philosophy within a broad, historic Christian perspective.
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In our dis-enchanted secular age, many of us struggle to believe in "spiritual" entities and powers. In fact, only 4 out of 10 Americans believe that "spiritual beings" exist, yet many people believe in "hyper-objects" like systemic racism, the stock market, climate change, or the "deep state." Are there any points of commonality between this relatively new philosophical concept called "hyper-objects" and the ancient, biblical notion of cosmic spiritual powers?In today's episode, we'll explore the concept of hyper-objects, cosmic spiritual powers in the writings of the Apostle Paul, and how C.S. Lewis' "Space Trilogy" might help us remain open to there being more going on in reality than we usually like to admit in our Western, post-Enlightenment culture. The discussion between Paul Vander Klay & John Vervaeke mentioned in today's episode is available to watch here:https://youtu.be/GCeHJtdQ0fg?t=5784To access the article on the Apocalyptic Paul mentioned in today's episode, become a member of the Deep Talks Patreon Community here:https://www.patreon.com/deeptalkstheologypodcast   If you find this podcast to be of some help in your life and you want to see it continue on ad-free, would you consider becoming a supporter on Patreon? Members of the Deep Talks Patreon Community receive bonus Q & A Episodes, articles, charts, forum discussions and more.Help us reach our first goal of 300 patrons in order to sustain weekly, ad-free theological and philosophical education to anyone with an internet connection! https://www.patreon.com/deeptalkstheologypodcast To Subscribe & Review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/deep-talks-exploring-theology-and-meaning-making/id1401730159   Connect with Paul Anleitner on Twitter at:https://twitter.com/PaulAnleitner  
Paul Vander Klay is back on the program today to discuss a variety of topics and issues including:- The Post-COVID Church-Unplugging from the Culture War Matrix by following Jesus-The Rise and Fall of the Jordan Peterson zeitgeist and whether Peterson's theology was more Augustinian or Gnostic.-Why his church is in decline while his online influence keeps growing.- Why everyone believes in God- When dinosaurs causes a faith crisis- suffering with Christ and the problem of evil -the tension we experience on the narrow way-and so much more!Paul Vander Klay is a pastor in the Christian Reformed Church and a YouTuber/Podcaster who explores the intersection of theology with our cultural quests for meaning.Here's was our first discussion back in episode 18:https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-cne6s-ae7587And here was our second discussion back in episode 36:https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-c6irj-bea95a Check out Paul Vander Klay's YouTube Channel at:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGsDIP_K6J6VSTqlq-9IPlg If you find this podcast to be of some help in your life and you want to see it continue on ad-free, would you consider becoming a supporter on Patreon? Members of the Deep Talks Patreon Community receive bonus Q & A Episodes, articles, charts, forum discussions and more.Help us reach our first goal of 300 patrons in order to sustain weekly, ad-free theological and philosophical education to anyone with an internet connection! https://www.patreon.com/deeptalkstheologypodcast To Subscribe & Review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/deep-talks-exploring-theology-and-meaning-making/id1401730159   Connect with Paul Anleitner on Twitter at:https://twitter.com/PaulAnleitner
As we discussed in part 13, the scientific discoveries of the 19th century posed monumental theodicy challenges...especially to those trying to find God in reason and in nature. The 20th century only brought greater theodicy challenges when the two worst wars in human history unleashed unimaginable moral evils.Perhaps the problem of evil had killed God.In the midst of this, a Swiss theologian named Karl Barth claimed that God's revelation wasn't to be found in nature or reason because it was "hidden" in the suffering Christ.Barth had unique ideas about evil and suffering arguing that not all pain, suffering, or even death should be thought of as evil. In Barth's attempt to distinguish the goodness of God from the real forces of evil in the cosmos, did he go too far and fall into the ditch of hyper-dualism? How did he respond when his own son died in a rock-climbing accident? If you find this podcast to be of some help in your life and you want to see it continue on ad-free, would you consider becoming a supporter on Patreon? Members of the Deep Talks Patreon Community receive bonus Q & A Episodes, articles, charts, forum discussions and more.Help us reach our first goal of 300 patrons in order to sustain weekly, ad-free theological and philosophical education to anyone with an internet connection! https://www.patreon.com/deeptalkstheologypodcast To Subscribe & Review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/deep-talks-exploring-theology-and-meaning-making/id1401730159   Connect with Paul Anleitner on Twitter at:https://twitter.com/PaulAnleitner
The 19th century marked a time of significant discovery in geology and biology, but with these scientific discoveries came a picture of a much older, more violent, and less human-centric world than people previously imagined. In many ways, it was this era that marked the beginning of the "science vs. faith" debates in Western civilization that continue on to this day. Can we really blame Adam and Eve's fall for the existence of disease, famine, and natural disasters when it becomes clear that these things were around for millions of years before humans?Was there an atheistic conspiracy to use this new science to do away with Christianity, or were people like Charles Darwin thrust into a crisis of faith after their scientific discoveries?Does evolution make God a moral monster, or does it make God's world filled with more mystery and wonder? Is it all just a matter of perspective? Plus:-Frankenstein's monster as a theological symbol of this era's quest for meaning,  -the discovery of dinosaurs -the horrific details of real parasites in creation that act like Xenomorphs in the Alien movies, -the historical roots of the young-earth creationism apologetics and a priest who said Darwin was right and Christians better start dealing with it. and so much more!If you haven't gone through the previous episodes in this extensive series, check them out at :https://deeptalkstheologypodcast.podbean.com/p/the-problem-of-evil-1572355242/ Deep Talks is trying to reach a goal of 300 patrons on Patreon to sustain weekly, ad-free episodes. Supporters on Patreon get access to bonus Q&A Episodes, articles, and other resources. Please consider supporting free theological and philosophical education for as little as $2 a month by going to: https://www.patreon.com/deeptalkstheologypodcast To Subscribe & Review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/deep-talks-exploring-theology-and-meaning-making/id1401730159   Connect with Paul Anleitner on Twitter at:https://twitter.com/PaulAnleitner
I'm an 80's/90's kid who grew up in the evangelical heyday of Christian subculture. "Christian" music, movies, tv, bookstores, and even our own brand of science was all part of a larger culture war movement. A lot of people my age eventually abandoned right-wing, republican Evangelicalism but simply traded it for left-wing, progressive post-evangelicalism (if they didn't reject Christianity altogether) not realizing they were still combatants in a culture war even though they switched teams. How does the culture war lure people into a false sense of community?   Why is cultural influence so much easier to attain if we just play the culture war game? How might serious reflections on historic Christology and philosophical theology on the nature of the Truth help us transcend the culture war?What possible dangers should we brace for if we attempt to leave the constant cycle of culture war?  Deep Talks is trying to reach a goal of 300 patrons on Patreon to sustain weekly, ad-free episodes. Supporters on Patreon get access to bonus Q&A Episodes, articles, and other resources. Please consider supporting free theological and philosophical education for as little as $2 a month by going to: https://www.patreon.com/deeptalkstheologypodcast   Interested in how we see theological and philosophical ideas embedded in comic book mythology? Check out Paul's latest video on YouTube exploring the deep ideas embedded in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice: https://youtu.be/_eZkgte8Tx4    To Subscribe & Review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/deep-talks-exploring-theology-and-meaning-making/id1401730159   Connect with Paul Anleitner on Twitter at:https://twitter.com/PaulAnleitner
How should Christians in America navigate the "culture war"? Are we forced to choose between either being angry cultural combatants or being passively assimilated into ideologies & guiding stories foreign to the way of Jesus?How do narratives, especially the hero myths that fill our comic book pages and movie theater screen, invite people to explore theology, ethics, and philosophy? Where might Christ be at work in those stories to reveal what is true, good, and beautiful?And why might you be watching entire series of The Office for the 100th time?Our guest to helps us explore these questions is Dr. Russell Moore. Russell Moore is president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the moral and public policy agency of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. Dr. Moore is the author of several books, including Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel and The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home. A native Mississippian, he and his wife Maria are the parents of five sons.Make sure to check out his forthcoming book Courage to Stand here:https://www.bhpublishinggroup.com/products/the-courage-to-stand-2/To find out more about Dr. Moore's work at the ERLC, visit their website at :https://erlc.com Deep Talks is trying to reach a goal of 300 patrons on Patreon to sustain weekly, ad-free episodes. Supporters on Patreon get access to bonus Q&A Episodes, articles, and other resources. Please consider supporting free theological and philosophical education for as little as $2 a month by going to: https://www.patreon.com/deeptalkstheologypodcast   Interested in how we see theological and philosophical ideas embedded in comic book mythology? Check out Paul's latest video on YouTube exploring the deep ideas embedded in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice: https://youtu.be/_eZkgte8Tx4    To Subscribe & Review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/deep-talks-exploring-theology-and-meaning-making/id1401730159   Connect with Paul Anleitner on Twitter at:https://twitter.com/PaulAnleitner   You can also give a one-time donation for this episode directly at: https://cash.app/$PaulAnleitner  
Is the role of a pastor becoming obsolete?One thousand years ago, the role of a pastor (or priest) had a radically different value in society than the role they occupy today in Western culture. Understanding how we shifted from a worldview filled with magic and enchantment where pastors were seen as powerful wizards of white magic to modern CEO's of private spiritual corporations won't merely be helpful for pastors to understand but will be transformative to anyone who's spent any amount of time in church.Our guest to help us explore these important questions and ideas is Dr. Andrew Root. Dr. Root is a theology professor at Luther Seminary. He earned his PhD from Princeton as well as a Master’s in Theology and a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary.He's also the author of several books including The Pastor in a Secular Age: Ministry to People Who No Longer Need God, which we spend our time discussing together today.Get a copy of Andy's book here:https://www.amazon.com/Pastor-Secular-Age-Ministry-People/dp/0801098475/ref=sr_1_1?crid=PV70T0M3AVPJ&dchild=1&keywords=the+pastor+in+a+secular+age+by+andrew+root&qid=1600184508&sprefix=the+pastor+in%2Caps%2C177&sr=8-1 This summer, Deep Talks is trying to reach a goal of 300 patrons on Patreon to sustain weekly, ad-free episodes. Supporters on Patreon get access to bonus Q&A Episodes, articles, and other resources. Please consider supporting free theological and philosophical education for as little as $2 a month by going to: https://www.patreon.com/deeptalkstheologypodcast   To Subscribe & Review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/deep-talks-exploring-theology-and-meaning-making/id1401730159   Connect with Paul Anleitner on Twitter at:https://twitter.com/PaulAnleitner   You can also give a one-time donation for this episode directly at: https://cash.app/$PaulAnleitner  
In my formative years when I first started getting into theology and philosophy, I used to really enjoy watching debates between Christian and atheist apologists on the question "Does God exist?"But the deeper I went on my journey the more I realized that this question, and many of my conceptions of God, were fundamentally flawed. I had misunderstood what the word "God" meant.When we properly understand what that word means, it becomes clear that everyone (yes, even Richard Dawkins!) believes in God. It also becomes clear, that not every Christian believes in the same God.In this episode, I'll share a bit of my own journey and lay out the case for why the question, "Does God exist?" is dead. This summer, Deep Talks is trying to reach a goal of 300 patrons on Patreon to sustain weekly, ad-free episodes. Supporters on Patreon get access to bonus Q&A Episodes, articles, and other resources. Please consider supporting free theological and philosophical education for as little as $2 a month by going to: https://www.patreon.com/deeptalkstheologypodcast   To Subscribe & Review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/deep-talks-exploring-theology-and-meaning-making/id1401730159   Connect with Paul Anleitner on Twitter at:https://twitter.com/PaulAnleitner   You can also give a one-time donation for this episode directly at: https://cash.app/$PaulAnleitner
Like Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Schleiermacher believed that our reasoning ability has its limits. With growing anti-religious attitudes spreading throughout Europe in the 18th century, Schleiermacher set out to make Christianity relevant to the "cultured despisers" of religion as the Enlightenment shifted into the 19th century.But did Schleiermacher adapt and redefine Christianity too much? Was he right to believe that we should do away with ideas about the Devil? After all, does believing that Satan exists or not even really change the problem of evil at all? Listen to his arguments and let me know what you think. This summer, Deep Talks is trying to reach a goal of 300 patrons on Patreon to sustain weekly, ad-free episodes. Supporters on Patreon get access to bonus Q&A Episodes, articles, and other resources. Please consider supporting free theological and philosophical education for as little as $2 a month by going to: https://www.patreon.com/deeptalkstheologypodcast   To Subscribe & Review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/deep-talks-exploring-theology-and-meaning-making/id1401730159   Connect with Paul Anleitner on Twitter at:https://twitter.com/PaulAnleitner   You can also give a one-time donation for this episode directly at: https://cash.app/$PaulAnleitner
In this week's episode, we'll explore how theology, philosophy, and the quest for meaning has been the spark that ignited revolutions throughout history, especially since the advent of mass communication beginning in the 15th century. Why do revolutionaries seek to change aesthetic symbols and "holy-days" on their path towards changing a culture's guiding story?Historically, how has something as small as work of theology or philosophy been the seed for eventual political revolutions, civil wars, and mass cultural changes?Why is training in theology, philosophy, and meaning-making absolutely necessary during these tumultuous times in America? Is Frozen 2 an example of how new guiding stories seep into the cultural consciousness? (but seriously...) How do followers of Jesus deal with new or different "guiding stories" without falling into either the ditch of cultural assimilation on one side or a failed "culture war" on the other side?   To watch the Bible Project video on "The Way of the Exile" that I referred to in this episode, go to this link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzWpa0gcPyo&t=6s This summer, Deep Talks is trying to reach a goal of 300 patrons on Patreon to sustain weekly, ad-free episodes. Supporters on Patreon get access to bonus Q&A Episodes, articles, and other resources. Please consider supporting free theological and philosophical education for as little as $2 a month by going to: https://www.patreon.com/deeptalkstheologypodcast   To Subscribe & Review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/deep-talks-exploring-theology-and-meaning-making/id1401730159   Connect with Paul Anleitner on Twitter at:https://twitter.com/PaulAnleitner   You can also give a one-time donation for this episode directly at: https://cash.app/$PaulAnleitner    
Our journey through history searching for insights and answers to the problem of evil has brought us to the height of the Enlightenment era where the limits of reason, especially as it relates to the problem of evil and Christian theology, were stretched and challenged.What happens if you were to only use reason and "natural" theology to determine what God is like and how reality is structured? This is was Deism attempted to do. Is there a danger to this hyper-rationalism that would eventually lead to the idea of God becoming obsolete, especially in the face of a confusing, painful universe?What if when it comes to understanding God and figuring out why evil exists at all, we reach a point that is beyond reason? Immanuel Kant thought this was the case and tried to offer a very different, and revolutionary, philosophical framework with a very different theodicy from the Deists, Gottfried Leibniz, or even early Christian thinkers like Calvin, Aquinas, or Augustine. This summer, Deep Talks is trying to reach a goal of 300 patrons on Patreon to sustain weekly, ad-free episodes. Supporters on Patreon get access to bonus Q&A Episodes, articles, and other resources. Please consider supporting free theological and philosophical education for as little as $2 a month by going to: https://www.patreon.com/deeptalkstheologypodcast   To Subscribe & Review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/deep-talks-exploring-theology-and-meaning-making/id1401730159   Connect with Paul Anleitner on Twitter at:https://twitter.com/PaulAnleitner   You can also give a one-time donation for this episode directly at: https://cash.app/$PaulAnleitner
Dr. Dwight N. Hopkins was born and raised in the segregated south, but through the support system of his loving family and the African American church community, he grew to become a renowned theologian. Hopkins is the Alexander Campbell Professor of Theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School. Graduating from Harvard, Hopkins went on to earn PhD's from Union Seminary and the University of Cape Town (South Africa).Those of you who listen to this program regularly know that I have credited Dr. Hopkins as being the one who's work first exposed me to the idea of culture as spirit, aesthetic, and labor. In today's conversation, I talk with Dr. Hopkins about:-his personal journey of faith and calling into theology -how his experiences in African American church communities shaped his interest in cultural theology -culture as spirit, aesthetic, and labor; and if "spirits" aren't just psychologically symbolic-how he would theologically and personally evaluate the recent phenomenon of the tearing down statues and monuments throughout America (his answer surprised me!)-and more! This summer, Deep Talks is trying to reach a goal of 300 patrons on Patreon to sustain weekly, ad-free episodes. Supporters on Patreon get access to bonus Q&A Episodes, articles, and other resources. Please consider supporting free theological and philosophical education for as little as $2 a month by going to: https://www.patreon.com/deeptalkstheologypodcast To Subscribe & Review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/deep-talks-exploring-theology-and-meaning-making/id1401730159 Connect with Paul Anleitner on Twitter at:https://twitter.com/PaulAnleitner You can also give a one-time donation for this episode directly at: https://cash.app/$PaulAnleitner
The Problem of Evil series returns with part 10! In this episode, we'll review some of the reasons why theology shifted towards natural theology and rationalism during the Enlightenment and we'll see how a Christian rationalist like Gottfried Leibniz (a man who invented calculus, mechanical calculators, and artificial intelligence over 300 years ago) attempted to solve the problem of evil with his "best of all possible worlds" theodicy.You find all the previous episodes in this series at:https://deeptalkstheologypodcast.podbean.com/p/the-problem-of-evil-1572355242/This summer, Deep Talks is trying to reach a goal of 300 patrons on Patreon to sustain weekly, ad-free episodes. Supporters on Patreon get access to bonus Q&A Episodes, articles, and other resources. Please consider supporting for as little as $2 a month by going to:https://www.patreon.com/deeptalkstheologypodcast To Subscribe & Review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/deep-talks-exploring-theology-and-meaning-making/id1401730159 Connect with Paul Anleitner on Twitter at:https://twitter.com/PaulAnleitner You can also give a one-time donation for this episode directly at: https://cash.app/$PaulAnleitner
As the old guiding stories found in traditional religious structures seem to be breaking down, why are horror films and nihilistic comedies like Rick and Morty apparently growing in popularity? What sorts of theological and philosophical ideas are embedded in these expressions of popular culture?To help unpack these ideas, we're joined by author and pastor, JR. Forasteros. JR writes, podcasts, and speaks extensively about the intersection of theology & pop culture. He's got a Master's in Religious Studies, New Testament, and Early Christianity from the University of Missouri-Columbia. To find out more about JR.'s work, check out his website at :http://jrforasteros.com/ This summer we're pushing for a goal of 300 patrons on Patreon to keep this podcast going. If you want to support this podcast and become a member of the Deep Talks Patreon Community, go to this link:https://www.patreon.com/deeptalkstheologypodcast   To Subscribe & Review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/deep-talks-exploring-theology-and-meaning-making/id1401730159 Connect with Paul Anleitner on Twitter at:https://twitter.com/PaulAnleitner You can also give a one-time donation for this episode directly at: https://cash.app/$PaulAnleitner
Nearly one year ago, we released a podcast in our Christ and Culture series called "Battle of the Gods." When it was released last year, some people struggled to see how modern people really did have these same liturgical practices of worship as people in ancient civilizations. I wanted to revisit that episode in light of the recent wave of statues and historical monuments being toppled and destroyed throughout the U.S.  I believe these events and revived debates about appropriate postures of adoration & devotion to things like the American flag make it even more clear that we are engaged in a battle of the gods. This summer we're pushing for a goal of 300 patrons on Patreon to keep this podcast going. If you want to support this podcast and become a member of the Deep Talks Patreon Community, go to this link:https://www.patreon.com/deeptalkstheologypodcast   To Subscribe & Review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/deep-talks-exploring-theology-and-meaning-making/id1401730159 Connect with Paul Anleitner on Twitter at:https://twitter.com/PaulAnleitner You can also give a one-time donation for this episode directly at: https://cash.app/$PaulAnleitner
This week's guest is Bonnie Kristian. Bonnie is a contributing editor at The Week and has also been featured in Christianity Today, USA Today, Time and many other publications. She also holds a Master's in Christian Thought from Bethel Seminary. Bonnie has been studying the QAnon movement and the growing conspiracy theory culture which centers around Donald Trump as a messianic figure. This movement has been both influencing American Christianity and developing as its own religious cult.Check out some of the articles referred to in today's discussion here: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/the-faqs-what-christians-should-know-about-qanon/  https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/06/qanon-nothing-can-stop-what-is-coming/610567/  https://theconversation.com/the-church-of-qanon-will-conspiracy-theories-form-the-basis-of-a-new-religious-movement-137859 To Find out more about Bonnie Kristian go to:https://www.bonniekristian.com/   If you want to support this podcast and become a member of the Deep Talks Patreon Community, go to this link:https://www.patreon.com/deeptalkstheologypodcast   To Subscribe & Review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/deep-talks-exploring-theology-and-meaning-making/id1401730159 Connect with Paul Anleitner on Twitter at:https://twitter.com/PaulAnleitner You can also give a one-time donation for this episode directly at: https://cash.app/$PaulAnleitner
Today's guest is Adam Russell. Adam is the Lead Pastor at Vineyard Campbellsville in Kentucky, National Director of Vineyard Worship, and host of The Ferment Podcast.In our conversation, we discuss transformative spiritual experiences and what we do as pastors when people ask us if psychedelic experimentation should be added to the list of normal Christian practices that open us up to God. Plus the deep theological connection between sex and Christian spirituality, 90's revival stories, and whether Joe Rogan has more influence on young men than most pastors. Make sure to check out The Ferment Podcast at:https://www.thefermentpodcast.com/podcast-episodes If you want to support this podcast and become a member of the Deep Talks Patreon Community, go to this link:https://www.patreon.com/deeptalkstheologypodcast   To Subscribe & Review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/deep-talks-exploring-theology-and-meaning-making/id1401730159 Connect with Paul Anleitner on Twitter at:https://twitter.com/PaulAnleitner You can also give a one-time donation for this episode directly at: https://cash.app/$PaulAnleitner
The Bible has strict prohibitions on creating & practicing idolatry but yet also sometimes seems to bless the creation of sacred, symbolic art like the ornate features found in Moses' tabernacle and Solomon's temple, so what distinguishes the use of art and symbol as being idolatrous from something blessed as a sacred? What deeper, existential implications may we need to consider about the role of symbols and how we are to interact with them? How are we not all that different today from ancient people who would worship statues?For previous episodes exploring the intersection of theology & the arts/culture, including last week's discussion with singer-songwriter Andy Squyres check out:https://deeptalkstheologypodcast.podbean.com/p/theology-and-culture/   If you want to support this podcast and become a member of the Deep Talks Patreon Community, go to this link:https://www.patreon.com/deeptalkstheologypodcast   To Subscribe & Review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/deep-talks-exploring-theology-and-meaning-making/id1401730159 Connect with Paul Anleitner on Twitter at:https://twitter.com/PaulAnleitner You can also give a one-time donation for this episode directly at: https://cash.app/$PaulAnleitner
Andy Squyres is a singer-songwriter & pastor from Charlotte, North Carolina.  He's got a new record coming out. You can hear the first two singles wherever you stream music or over at andysquyres.comTo listen to Andy's first appearance on the podcast where he shared about his backstory and journey of faith you can go here:https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-gvt9h-a550aa   If you want to support this podcast and become a member of the Deep Talks Patreon Community, go to this link:https://www.patreon.com/deeptalkstheologypodcast   To Subscribe & Review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/deep-talks-exploring-theology-and-meaning-making/id1401730159 Connect with Paul Anleitner on Twitter at:https://twitter.com/PaulAnleitner You can also give a one-time donation for this episode directly at: https://cash.app/$PaulAnleitner
In this week's Reconstruction Story, we'll hear from someone who grew up in fundamentalism, left to pursue New Age spiritualities and psychedelic exploration, and eventually became a holistic follower of the Way of Jesus. And yes, we have some extended conversation about psychedelic drugs because I know so many listeners who have questions on the subject.My guest today is Paul Risse. Paul is a husband, father, and a bit of modern Renaissance man. He's a business owner. He builds tiny homes. He's a carpenter, a trainer, a firefighter, and writes about his adventures in the world and what he's learned from them. You can follow him on Instagram at instagram.com/paulrisse I got connected to Paul Risse when he became a member of the Deep Talks Patreon Community.If you want to support this podcast and become a member of the Deep Talks Patreon Community, go to this link:https://www.patreon.com/deeptalkstheologypodcast   To Subscribe & Review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/deep-talks-exploring-theology-and-meaning-making/id1401730159 Connect with Paul Anleitner on Twitter at:https://twitter.com/PaulAnleitner You can also give a one-time donation for this episode directly at: https://cash.app/$PaulAnleitner
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Ray Cardinale

Execellent. I enjoyed this.

Oct 7th
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Jordan Mielbrecht

Wonderful summary of Western philosophy. I wonder: we certainly have ourselves a meaning crisis here in America, and you use particularly American examples like the Great Depression to flesh out that point, but I'm wondering if the Meaning Crisis is truly Pan-Western. Does Danish society have a meaning crisis? What about Norway? I wish there was more concrete analysis on whether or not the Meaning Crisis is truly ubiquitous within the Western, "post-God" world.

Mar 21st
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