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Common Era: Pressures of Past and Future (Episode 06)

Aug 09 2021, 08:58 AM

What does it feel like to be on the threshold of change – at significant moments in time? What’s the feeling of being caught between the pressures of the past and the demands of the future? Passionist priest Nicholas Postlethwaite and post-evangelical poet David Benjamin Blower discuss the challenges of creating space and authentic conversation in those moments, and they share their own experiences of that place, where change is occurring and relationships are put under pressure.

In this episode David also mentions Martin Newell, another member of the Passionists, who has faced arrest and prison time for non-violent protest against the arms trade, or environmental causes. You can read more about that here.

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: Funeral Rites (Episode 07)

Common Era: Funeral Rites (Episode 07)

Episode 7 of our podcast series. What is coming to an end at this time? How can we hold healthy funerals, and become good stewards of change?

Aug 23 2021

Passionists UK Common Era: Changed by the Margins (Episode 05)

Common Era: Changed by the Margins (Episode 05)

Episode 5 of our podcast series. How do we step outside our known world, and see it anew through the eyes of those on the margins of society?

Aug 02 2021

Passionists UK Common Era: Monks, Orders and Rules (Episode 04)

Common Era: Monks, Orders and Rules (Episode 04)

Episode 4 of our podcast series. What's the history of monastic orders? Where and how does it connect with 'new monasticism'?

Jul 26 2021