134. How the Modern World Helps--and Hurts--Our Spiritual Growth

Can we take a big, spiritual step forward without pulling way back?

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. 

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 mail@blueoceanfaith.org.
Stranger Things, Season 3, on Netflix
The World Before Your Feet, a documentary on Amazon Prime
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