How COVID-19 Unveils Secular Salvation Myths

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This is a podcast episode titled, How COVID-19 Unveils Secular Salvation Myths. The summary for this episode is: Most secular people don't think of themselves as religious, but COVID-19 is pulling back the curtain. Religious language and themes are making their way into pop culture, unveiling what's always been true: secularism is rooted in one of the most powerful and persuasive salvation stories every told. https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/staff/keith-simon/ (Keith) and https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/staff/patrick-miller/ (Patrick) examine this story together. Interested in more content like this? Scroll down for resources, references, and related episodes, including https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcasts/what-keeps-people-from-following-jesus-learning-to-follow-jesus-luke-5-27-32/ (What Keeps People From Following Jesus?) Like this content? Make sure to share it with others and leave us a rating, so others can find it too. To learn more, visit our https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/ (website) and follow us on https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/thecrossingcomo/ (Instagram), and https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo (Twitter) @TheCrossingCOMO. Does this panic and pandemic have you thinking about existential questions and the end of time? You're not alone. Starting April 24, https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/staff/keith-simon/ (Keith) and https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/staff/patrick-miller/ (Patrick) will be teaching a Zoom lunch Bible study on the Book of Revelations: Revelation of Everyone. https://info.thecrossingchurch.com/revelation-for-everyone-bible-study (Sign-up here) to join the discussion. Outline 0:15 - Cultural examination: What has the coronavirus taught us? 0:50 - Migration of religious language 1:35 - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOe_y6KKvS3PdIfb9q9pGug (SomeGoodNews) 2:40 - https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/03/i-normally-reject-religions-comforts-these-arent-normal-times/?arc404=true (What religion provides) 4:25 - https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/05/american-atheists-religious-european-christians/560936/ (Atheists Are Sometimes More Religious Than Christians) 5:15 - https://churchleaders.com/podcast/359315-mark-sayers-an-anxious-post-christian-culture-is-longing-for-hope.html (Mark Sayers on "the story of secularism") 7:25 - Secular ways to meet religious needs 8:25 - https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/12/how-peloton-exercise-bikes-and-streaming-gained-a-cult-following.html (The secret behind Peleton's success) 9:30 - Rituals: https://www.beyoncemass.com/ (The Beyonce Mass) 10:55 - https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/09/oasis-secular-groups/499148/ (Oasis Church) 12:00 - Dieting, brand identity, sports fandom 14:15 - High priests 15:40 - Holy books and kingdoms 17:30 - Democracy and political opponents 19:05 - Self-righteousness 21:15 - Crushing secular salvationism 25:15 - Secular denial and borrowing 25:55 - Cultural Christianity 27:15 - Our hope: Jesus's kingdom 30:45 - https://info.thecrossingchurch.com/revelation-for-everyone-bible-study (Revelation for Everyone) 31:25 - Subscribe. Rate. Share. &nbsp; Social Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO) Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO) Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo (https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo) &nbsp; References John Krasinski's Some Good News: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOe_y6KKvS3PdIfb9q9pGug (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOe_y6KKvS3PdIfb9q9pGug) What religion provides ("Even those of us who don’t believe need what religion can provide right now" by Kate Cohen from Washington Post): https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/03/i-normally-reject-religions-comforts-these-arent-normal-times/?arc404=true (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/03/i-normally-reject-religions-comforts-these-arent-normal-times/?arc404=true) Non-believers are more religious than Christians... <a rel="payment" href="https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/give-now/">Support this podcast</a>

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Most secular people don't think of themselves as religious, but COVID-19 is pulling back the curtain. Religious language and themes are making their way into pop culture, unveiling what's always been true: secularism is rooted in one of the most powerful and persuasive salvation stories every told. https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/staff/keith-simon/ (Keith) and https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/staff/patrick-miller/ (Patrick) examine this story together. Interested in more content like this? Scroll down for resources, references, and related episodes, including https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcasts/what-keeps-people-from-following-jesus-learning-to-follow-jesus-luke-5-27-32/ (What Keeps People From Following Jesus?) Like this content? Make sure to share it with others and leave us a rating, so others can find it too. To learn more, visit our https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/ (website) and follow us on https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/thecrossingcomo/ (Instagram), and https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo (Twitter) @TheCrossingCOMO. Does this panic and pandemic have you thinking about existential questions and the end of time? You're not alone. Starting April 24, https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/staff/keith-simon/ (Keith) and https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/staff/patrick-miller/ (Patrick) will be teaching a Zoom lunch Bible study on the Book of Revelations: Revelation of Everyone. https://info.thecrossingchurch.com/revelation-for-everyone-bible-study (Sign-up here) to join the discussion. Outline 0:15 - Cultural examination: What has the coronavirus taught us? 0:50 - Migration of religious language 1:35 - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOe_y6KKvS3PdIfb9q9pGug (SomeGoodNews) 2:40 - https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/03/i-normally-reject-religions-comforts-these-arent-normal-times/?arc404=true (What religion provides) 4:25 - https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/05/american-atheists-religious-european-christians/560936/ (Atheists Are Sometimes More Religious Than Christians) 5:15 - https://churchleaders.com/podcast/359315-mark-sayers-an-anxious-post-christian-culture-is-longing-for-hope.html (Mark Sayers on "the story of secularism") 7:25 - Secular ways to meet religious needs 8:25 - https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/12/how-peloton-exercise-bikes-and-streaming-gained-a-cult-following.html (The secret behind Peleton's success) 9:30 - Rituals: https://www.beyoncemass.com/ (The Beyonce Mass) 10:55 - https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/09/oasis-secular-groups/499148/ (Oasis Church) 12:00 - Dieting, brand identity, sports fandom 14:15 - High priests 15:40 - Holy books and kingdoms 17:30 - Democracy and political opponents 19:05 - Self-righteousness 21:15 - Crushing secular salvationism 25:15 - Secular denial and borrowing 25:55 - Cultural Christianity 27:15 - Our hope: Jesus's kingdom 30:45 - https://info.thecrossingchurch.com/revelation-for-everyone-bible-study (Revelation for Everyone) 31:25 - Subscribe. Rate. Share.   Social Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO) Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO) Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo (https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo)   References John Krasinski's Some Good News: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOe_y6KKvS3PdIfb9q9pGug (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOe_y6KKvS3PdIfb9q9pGug) What religion provides ("Even those of us who don’t believe need what religion can provide right now" by Kate Cohen from Washington Post): https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/03/i-normally-reject-religions-comforts-these-arent-normal-times/?arc404=true (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/03/i-normally-reject-religions-comforts-these-arent-normal-times/?arc404=true) Non-believers are more religious than Christians... Support this podcast