The Sacred Life

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By John and David Bahler and David Bahler. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Brothers John and David Bahler go on a walk in the woods and discuss Christian symbolism, Christianity's relationship to other religions and to secular philosophy, the role of the individual and the community, the responsibility of the individual, and more. In an age that is consumed by rational thought, we seek to understand the meaning and the value of symbolism and mysticism. In doing so, we seek to shine a light on problems in the church and in society, and in each one of us. Our approach, which draws on art, dreams, visions, Biblical interpretation, church and world history, comparative religion, literature, philosophy, psychology, religious experience, politics, and popular culture, hopes to bring unity to people and synthesis to philosophies that are divided from one another, and is influenced by the work of Jordan Peterson, but is even more deeply informed by the Christian faith, especially the elements of medieval folk Christianity that have survived in Swiss Mennonite belief and practice. John is a former professional musician (forced by the pandemic to switch careers and teach literature), and David works in what is, among Mennonites, an honored and mystical vocation: construction.

11 episodes