He who learns must suffer, and, even in our sleep, pain that we cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God. - Aeschylus

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Podcast Interview: Jack, Out of the Box

In the interest of fostering constructive religious dialogue, I have begun doing interviews of people who have interesting religious journeys.  The first series of interviews is collected here.

Part I

In this podcast, I begin the interview of a man who has stepped outside the box of his parents' religion and is still trying to find his own, a man who has been to many different churches and read many different books on his search for truth. I hope his journey can help others with understanding their own.

Part II

In this continuation of our previous conversation, we discuss Jack's military service, his encounters with Islam in the Middle East, and how he came to find Saint Therese of Lisieux's theology so compelling.

Part III

In this half-hour wrap-up to the interview, I ask Jack about where he's heading on his journey, and he asks me some tough questions about the hard choices he's facing.

Note: The image associated with the podcast is a picture of an icon given to me by a friend from the Middle East (made by Orthodox nuns), and the script naming Mary the Theotokos and Jesus Christ her son is in Arabic.

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