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Famous Catholic author, George Weigel, said Pope St. John Paul’s Theology of the Body is a “theological time bomb set to go off with dramatic consequences sometime in the third millennium of the Church.”
That time has come.
In fact, we’re practically past time.
Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last few weeks, you’ve surely heard about the ever-increasing number of famous figures accused of sexual abuse and immorality. Hollywood moguls, US Senators and Congressmen, famous actors…the list goes on and on.
While I’m glad this has all come to light, realize it’s nothing new. This has all been going on since almost the beginning of time. But we seem to have reached a crisis point in modern culture.
People are starting to realize that something is wrong. Terribly wrong. And they want answers to questions they don’t even know how to formulate.
St. John Paul II saw it coming a mile away.
In fact, right from the beginning of his pontificate he provided the answers in a series of Wednesday audience lectures that became known as the Theology of the Body.
And while a lot of Catholics have heard of it, they’ve never really dug into it. And even if we’ve dug into it, many of us have forgotten the power of John Paul II’s incredible insights.
So I’m bringing it back.
In this episode, we’ll explore:
- Why the Garden of Eden is the key to our sexuality and identity as human persons
- How “male and female” is a reflection of God Himself
- How our situation is now different than Adam and Eve…in a positive sense!
- Why human bodies matter…really matter
- Why human beings can never be treated as a means to an end
There’s a lot in this episode to chew on, especially in light of recent events. And my scriptural guru buddy Curtis Mitch, will sink his razor sharp theological teeth into it all and unpack the biblical foundations for Theology of the Body from the writings of St. Paul.
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