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Finding God in the Body
16 minutes | Apr 13, 2017
The Usefulness of Religion: Exploring the Space Between Fundamentalism & Atheism
In this episode of the Finding God in the Body, I talk about the false dichotomy between "believer and atheist" and explore the usefulness of religion when it is employed properly.
12 minutes | Apr 6, 2017
The Role of Myth in Spirituality: From Tantra to the 12 Steps
In this episode, I talk about the role myth plays in human spirituality. I cover everything from storytelling, to Buddhist tantra and Christian mysticism, and groups like Alcoholics Anonymous. Intro music Karstenholymoly (2013) Licensed to the public under CC : bit.ly/2gdVcbF
22 minutes | Mar 22, 2017
What Religion Can Learn From 12-Step Spirituality
In this episode of the Finding God in the Body Podcast, I discuss the nature of "belief." I talk about how belief often prevents believing and what religion can learn from the 12 Step approach to spirituality. Intro music Karstenholymoly (2013) Licensed to the public under CC : http://bit.ly/2gdVcbF
27 minutes | Mar 6, 2017
Episode 8: How Trump Became The L Ron Hubbard of the Republican Party
Donald Trump's base of support is not the largest we've ever seen--however frustrating that might be to Trump--but his supporters are the most fervent. In this episode I talk about how Donald Trump came to acquire his cult-leader like status.
14 minutes | Feb 13, 2017
Episode 7: The Relationship Between Politics and Spirituality in the Era of Trump
Is politics a distraction from what's really important? Does it conflict with spirituality? Or are the two inextricably connected? In episode 7 of the Finding God in the Body Podcast, Benjamin Riggs answers that question.
16 minutes | Feb 1, 2017
Episode 6: The Role of Church in a Modern Spirituality
In this episode of the Finding God in the Body podcast I talk about the role church--or really any place of worship--must play in a modern, practice-based spirituality.
19 minutes | Jan 16, 2017
Episode 5: Why I Will Not Be Celebrating Trump's Inauguration (But Putin Will)
In this episode, Ben discusses the Obama years and the reasons why he will not be celebrating the installation of the 45th President of the United States. *Declassified report from U.S. Intelligence Community referred to in the podcast can be found here: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/report-on-russian-hacking-released-by-intelligence-community/
42 minutes | Dec 19, 2016
Episode 3: The Alt-Right and Religious Fundamentalism w/ Dr. David Otto
In this episode I discuss the role religious fundamentalism plays in American politics and how the evangelical community help the Alt-Right go mainstream. I am joined by Dr. David Otto, the chair of the religious studies department at Centenary College. To order a copy of my book Finding God in the Body go to findinggodinthebody.com *Intro music Karstenholymoly (2013)Licensed to the public under CC : bit.ly/2gdVcbF
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