So we are entering into the height of the summer season Shane has abandoned John for two weeks to traipse around central Europe. However, we aren't going to abandon our listeners here on C&SI podcast so we do have some listening for you this week.
As usual we have our regular run through the liturgical odds and ends in part one including the up coming saints and solemnities including of course the Assumption of Our Lady on August 15th.
In part two of the podcast this week, we borrow with full credit from WoF where Bishop Robert Barron and Brandon Vogt discuss the issue of why men today are looking outside Christianity for spiritual wisdom. Bishop Barron discusses an interesting article was published at The Gospel Coalition titled “Savior or Stoics? Why Modern Men Look for Spiritual Wisdom Outside the Church”. The author observed how a growing number of young men are filling a moral and spiritual void in their lives by turning to modern self-help books based on ancient Stoic thinkers. Authors such as Jordan Peterson, Ryan Holiday, and Navy SEAL Jocko Willink have won large followings of men by translating the principles of Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and Epictetus into modern advice. Why is Stoicism so appealing to many young men today? And what lessons might Christians learn from this development?
Part three of our course is a brief sharing of the Sunday gospel (Matthew 14:22-33) and the account of Jesus walking on the Sea of Galilee.