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Common Era: Old Decline and New Growth (Episode 2)

Jul 12 2021, 02:06 PM

Is there a bigger story to be found behind the sense of decline felt by some faith traditions? What positive visions of the future could we find in place of those anxieties? Post-evangelical poet David Benjamin Blower and Passionist Catholic priest Nicholas Postlethwaite talk about the narratives of decline in the traditions they grew up with, the idea of giving away your ‘treasures’ without asking for membership, and how to take up the roles of undertaker and midwife: not only allowing change to happen, but taking part in ushering it in to the world.

Common Era: Spirituality in an Age of Change is a new short-run podcast series from Passionists. Find out more at commonerapodcast.com.

You can also listen to the audio-only version on Anchor or Spotify.

Passionists UK Common Era: The Silk Road of Spiritualities (Episode 3)

Common Era: The Silk Road of Spiritualities (Episode 3)

Episode 3 of our podcast series. Between different faith groups, there now seems to be deep desires to learn from each others' wisdom, without worrying about membership. What's caused this, and where's it headed?

Jul 22 2021

Passionists UK Common Era: Everything is Changing (Episode 1)

Common Era: Everything is Changing (Episode 1)

Episode 1 of our new podcast series. What does this current time of change mean for spiritual communities? How are the traditions that we call 'home' changing?

Jul 02 2021

Passionists UK Austin Smith House, a House of Hospitality for destitute asylum seekers

Austin Smith House, a House of Hospitality for destitute asylum seekers

In this interview from 2015, Fr Martin Newell and Fr John Kearns discuss how they set up Austin Smith House in Sparkhill, Birmingham

Jan 28 2021