A friend recently posed a great question to Dave Schmelzer: when people take big steps forward in their spiritual life, why are they tempted to retreat to the way people thought about God in earlier eras? But maybe a step forward by definition requires a kind of retrenching. What does it mean to move into new spiritual territory while staying present to modern life? And does technology help us or hurt us--or both--as we do that? Dave, Christina Roberts and Daniel Wilson (who also reports about spiritual lessons he's taken from relocating to Moldova) discuss.
134. How the Modern World Helps--and Hurts--Our Spiritual Growth
Can we take a big, spiritual step forward without pulling way back?
Mentioned in today's show:
An upcoming spiritual growth podcast with Dave called "Journey On with Dave Schmelzer"
An online group about the spirituality discussed in this episode. Learn more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stranger Things, Season 3, on Netflix
The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life, by David Brooks
The World Before Your Feet, a documentary on Amazon Prime
Blue Ocean World