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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.
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.
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