“I no longer go by that name.” These are the words out of Mary of Magdala’s mouth as she is stopped by Nicodemus in the street, recently healed from her demonic affliction in episode one. Her healing was set into motion when Jesus called her by her true name, and she threw off her false identity – “Lilith.” The same healing awaits us.
Bishop Barron explores four thinkers who are shaping the world that we are confronting: Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Michel Foucault. Once we understand some of their most basic ideas, we will recognize their influence everywhere today.
I have found it necessary to spend the first couple classes laying some groundwork about healthy attitudes and approaches to learning, and naming and avoiding unhealthy approaches and attitudes that stunt growth. Toward this end, I have found one book helpful.
We had a nice turnout and some yummy popcorn at our first showing of The Chosen Sunday at MainStreet Covenant. Each Tuesday we’re releasing a follow-up reflection on the Anchor Podcast featuring myself and other MainStreet voices. Listen to the first one here.