Episode 152 - Forsaking Faith or Death: Perspectives on Martin Scorsese’s "Silence"

In Episode 152, Keith, Justin, and Wesley are joined once again by their good friend Cory Lanza as they review and analyze Martin Scorsese's film about Christian persecution, "Silence." The guys discuss religious persecution and what it looks like in the past and present. They also talk about renouncing your faith and whether that's a cowardly act or a great act of love when faced with your own (or others') death. Also, they break down the film and consider why it can be considered a work of art, especially compared to other "Chrisitian" films. They also consider how Christians have responded to the film (both positively and negatively) as they discuss the role of unresolved tension within faith and storytelling. This is the first podcast that we live streamed to Facebook, so be sure to check it out! In the beginning, the guys talk about live streaming the podcast and how no podcaster/radio personality/voice actor ever looks like what you think. Finally, the guys wrap up the show by talking about sports, books, and failing forward. As always, be sure to comment, rate, and subscribe to the podcast! Let us know what you think!

Show Notes: 

Intro Music: Dubstep - BenSound

Meat and Potatoes

Silence the Movie


Fr. James Martin answers 5 common questions about 'Silence'

Why Are Christians Praising Scorsese's 'Silence'? (Movie Review)

Featured Artists: Dire         Album: Depths

First Music Break: Only Soul

Second Music Break: Beyond Reach