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Origami Elephants - June 5, 2015

Who's to Blame?

Who\'s to Blame?

Bryne and JR. investigate the recent spate of scandals in the Evangelical world concerning sexual abuse. From the Duggars to Tony Jones to the Village Church, we ask why religions tend to blame victims and what our response should look like.

From Series: "Origami Elephants Season 2"

Bryne and JR. are back with more guests, more movies and more hard-hitting exploration of those elephants.

More From "Origami Elephants Season 2"

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No ComprendeThe StoryMen talk recent films and books, then move into a question on all our minds lately: who is the Christian worship space for? Christians? Non-Christians? How can we design worship spaces that are meaningful to people who aren’t comfortable inside the Church?

In this Episode:

0:00 – You Too! and Fruitvale Station
9:30 – What We’ve Been Reading
18:00 – What are Worship Spaces?
27:30 – The Language of our Liturgies
44:30 – The Holy Spirit in our Worship Spaces
52:30 – The Birthright Winner

Links in ths Episode:


Father Elijah by Michael D. O’Brien
Guinea Pig Diaries by A. J. Jacobs
Lucky Man by Michael J. Fox


Fruitvale Station (JR.’s review)
The Wolverine (JR.’s review)

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By JR. Forasteros

JR. lives in Dallas, TX with his wife Amanda. In addition to exploring the wonders that are the Lone Star state, JR. is the teaching pastor at Catalyst Community Church, a writer and blogger. His book, Empathy for the Devil, is available from InterVarsity Press. He's haunted by the Batman, who is in turn haunted by the myth of redemptive violence.