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Embodied humans

EPISODE: 87

Embodied humans

with Michael Jensen and Megan Powell du Toit

Human beings may have souls to be concerned about, but we spend a great deal of time in a physical body. What are the spiritual implications of being flesh and blood?


SHOW NOTES

All of us as humans are embodied. We come into being through our bodies being formed in the womb, and when our bodies die, our lives in this world end.

Christians have held different attitudes to the body over history – while the body has a central place in the Christian understanding of the life to come, at times the body has been seen as the source of sin.

Megan Powell due Toit and Michael Jensen talk about a significant Christian concept – the flesh – and what it means for how we relate to ourselves and others as embodied people.

The WADR team then talk to the author Sam Allberry about his work on the body, and finish with a recent film that grapples with the Christian relationship with the body, The Wonder.

WHAT IS WITH ALL DUE RESPECT?

Less aggro, more conversation.

Is it even possible to have a deep discussion without it descending into chaos? Michael Jensen and Megan Powell du Toit think yes, and want to show the rest of us how to do it.

There’s plenty of things they disagree on: free will, feminism, where you should send your kids to school and what type of church you should go to. But there are also plenty of other things that they have in common. They want to talk about all these things with conviction. But they also want the conversation to be constructive. Tune in to find out if that’s possible.

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