Bryne and JR. return from busy summers to dive into the conflict between Israel and Gaza. We explore the history of the region, what's at stake for both sides and land on a discussion of Just War. Is violence ever morally permissible? Is Pacifism an effective, realistic alternative to violence? How can we become peacemakers?
Origami Elephants celebrates the tension between beauty and certainty. Hosts Bryne Lewis and JR. Forasteros tackle the elephants in the room - the topics we either avoid or fight about. Bryne, JR. and their guests choose instead to investigate the elephants, to let them draw us together rather than divide.
0:00 – Catching Up and Getting Over Illness
3:30 – Not Valentine’s Day (So What is It?)
8:30 – 25th Anniversary of “The People vs. Larry Flynt”
13:00 – Megan Phelps Leaving Westboro Baptist Church
23:00 – The Papal Resignation and our Pope Names
31:30 – Episode VII (Star Wars, not StoryMen)
33:00 – Lent and Fasting
41:00 – A Little Bit of Valentine’s Day
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.