In a culture of loneliness, charisma and freewheeling rootlessness seduce with empty promises. We are all looking for meaning, but few stop long enough to consider where it might be found in rich supply.

In this week’s episode, host Sandra McCracken sits down with author and podcaster Mike Cosper to talk about the slow work of confessional living. Discussion winds from the viral podcast The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill to Cosper’s transformative experience of visiting sacred hills in the Holy Land. As Cosper shares stories of Mars Hill congregants and visitors to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, you’ll be reminded that telling the truth about ourselves often ends up looking differently than we expect -- and can still be beautiful, too.

Special Guest:
Mike Cosper is a Louisville, Kentucky-based writer and podcaster primarily focused on exploring issues of worship, culture, and spiritual formation. He serves as the Senior Director of Podcasts at Christianity Today. Cosper is the author of four books including Faith Among the Faithlessand Rhythms of Grace. He regularly leads cohorts for church leaders focused on spiritual formation in a disenchanted age.

Resources Referenced:
Hannah Arendt (Critical Lives) - Hannah Arendt biography by Samantha Rose Hill
Alone Together by Sherry Turkle
Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

The Slow Work is a production of Christianity Today
Executive Producer: Mike Cosper
Host: Sandra McCracken
Producers: Luke Brawner and Azurae Phelps
Editor and Mix Engineer: Dan Phelps
Music: Tyler Chester
Graphic Design: Chris Bennett
Social Media: Kate Lucky