Episode 136 - Eugene Peterson's Dilemma & the Commodification of Religious Experience

In Episode 136, Keith and Justin discuss the growing commodification of religion in today's society, as well as Eugene Peterson's recent fiasco. Does one really need to go to church on Sunday morning? Is meeting with friends/small groups enough? Is it okay for people of different (or no) faith to participate in other religious rituals? Are adapting these rituals a way to instill meaning in our lives, or is it a sign of our growing consumerism and individualism? Relatedly, we also discuss the recent debacle with Eugene Peterson, as he recently affirmed same-sex relationships, then quickly retracted his statement What do we make about all of this? Listen to find out! In the beginning, Justin talks about attending Shabbat dinner with his Jewish and Muslim peers and his airport-beach adventures, and Keith talks about his weekend meeting our friends Cory and Dillon from The Grandfather. Once again, we are joined by Darcy Rumble from Giants in the Sound as we discuss To Speak of Wolves' brand new album, Dead in the Shadow. Finally, in the end, the guys wrap up the show by talking about the value of saying "I don't know," and how it can break down barriers between us. As always, be sure to comment, rate, and subscribe to the podcast! Let us know what you think!

Intro Music - BenSound

Giants in the Sound Segment

Featured Artist: To Speak of Wolves       Album: Dead in the Shadows

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First Music Break - Enemies to Everyone

Second Music Break - Haunt Me

Third Music Break - The Impaler