The CC Podcast Returns for a special edition of the Catholic Creatives podcast.What do JP II, Greek baths, and Catholic Creatives have to do with each other? Well. Quite a lot, turns out. It’s been a minute, but because of the feast of JPII, we decided to dust off this interview that Matt Meeks and Anthony D’Ambrosio did with Christopher West. Christopher discovered a retreat that JP II gave to artists, and had it translated to English and published for the first time ever, complete with commentary from himself and some other notable theologians. The conversation got into some really interesting and very vulnerable waters. What JPII outlines is a path for us creatives and artists to use our creative gifts in ways that can us from our culture’s distorted and shamed relationship with the human body. As usual when talking to Christopher, the Holy Spirit revealed some profound truths to us.The book is called God is Beauty, and you can find it at bit.ly/godisbeauty Before we jump in, just a note from our sponsors:Every adult is wrestling with the best way to raise faithful kids in a world that is increasingly less faithful, while making sure our kids stay cool and connected. Catholic.Store recently released the Lion and Lamb book club kids, delivering 3-5 highly curated, beautiful books for children based on their age to their doorstep every quarter. The box contains a range of new catholic releases, hidden classics and undiscovered gems, as well as discussion questions to help parents have rich and formative conversations with their kids at bedtime. You can check Lion & Lamb book club out at www.lionandlamb.club.
Our society continues to be plagued by rampant pornography use as many men and women have bought and continue to buy the lies porn sells them. But this is not "three easy payments of $19.99." Once they're in, it's NOT easy to get out. In this episode, Dr. Christopher West of the Theology of the Body Institute breaks down the lies and talks about a plan to leave porn for good.Ask Christopher West is the world's most popular Theology of the Body podcast, featuring Christopher West and hosted by his wife Wendy. They field questions from around the world about faith, life, love, and sexuality using the lens of St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body. You can find it on your favorite podcast app or go to askchristopherwest.com to listen and ask a question.More Information:Learn more about the Theology of the Body Institute at: https://tobinstitute.org*Listeners can get 20% off the below books (no limit to quantity) through August 31 by using the discount code COVENANT during checkout. God Is Beauty: A Retreat on the Gospel & Art by Karol Wojtyla (Christopher contributes a full-length commentary on the retreat, as well as two additional reflections)https://shop.corproject.com/collections/books/products/god-is-beauty-a-retreat-on-the-gospel-artTheology of the Body for Beginners: Rediscovering the Meaning of Life, Love, Sex and Gender by Christopher Westhttps://shop.corproject.com/collections/books/products/theology-of-the-body-for-beginnersCovenant Eyes offers a clear path to freedom through trusted relationships and free resources. TRY COVENANT EYES FREE FOR 30 DAYS: https://www.covenanteyes.com/?utm_source=CE+Podcast&Try Covenant Eyes for FREE today!Use Promo Code: FreePodcast
Mondays during the month of June will feature replays of interviews released prior to More to the Story. Enjoy this interview with author and speaker Christopher West.You can find out more about the Contender small group material here: courses.andymilleriii.com
130 - John Paul II's Retreat for Artists - Christopher West
The Catholic Culture Podcast
In Holy Week of 1962, Bishop Karol Wojtyla gave a retreat to a group of Polish artists. The text of that retreat has now been published in English, along with commentary, by the Theology of the Body Institute, in a book titled God Is Beauty: A Retreat on the Gospel and Art. Christopher West, president of the TOB Institute, joins Thomas Mirus to discuss the retreat and how it fits together with St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body. Themes include: God is Beauty The Incarnation is perfect Beauty manifested in the human body The artist is a conduit of beauty coming from God Artists’ responsibility for their talent The sexed body as a sign of the relationality and fruitfulness of the Trinity The dangers of "moral minimalism" The Crucifixion, where moral conscience and beauty meet How Wojtyla's work builds on, rather than replaces, traditional theological symbolism Thomas also discusses his experience of attending the ballet and how it is challenging him to see the body in a new way. Links Listeners can purchase God Is Beauty paperback at the TOB Institute store for 20% off the cover price (no limit). Use code: CULTURE https://shop.corproject.com/collections/books/products/god-is-beauty-a-retreat-on-the-gospel-art Upcoming retreat weekend, May 13-15 https://www.revealedexperience.com Episode with ballet dancer Claire Kretzschmar https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/109-catholic-in-nyc-ballet-claire-kretzschmar Dony MacManus https://donymacmanus.com/ This podcast is a production of CatholicCulture.org. If you like the show, please consider supporting us! http://catholicculture.org/donate/audio
Genitals are NOT a Footnote! with Christopher West
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Leave a Rating and Review to support this show! Christopher West joins us to discuss how our bodies are not merely biological but they are also theological. Shane and Christopher talk through gender, hook up culture, post-modernism, singleness, and how our bodies fit into God's story. Get a copy of Christopher West's book Our Bodies Tell God's StoryGet a Naked Gospel coffee mug and become a Disruptor here!Christopher West is cofounder, president, and senior lecturer of Theology of the Body Institute, and professor of theological anthropology in the jointly sponsored master’s program with Pontifex University. His global lecturing, bestselling books, multiple audio and video programs, and popular podcast (co-hosted by his wife Wendy) have made him one of the world’s most recognized teachers of St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.
Thank you Newsstand Studio at 1 Rockefeller Plaza for providing a place for me to record this episode for y’all! No more Brooklyn closet recording!!! Today’s guest is a pretty big deal... I’m talking with the author of a book that has changed my life. Christopher West is a Doctor of Theology, devoted husband, father of five, and president of the Theology of the Body Institute. He is also the author of Good News About Sex and Marriage, Theology of the Body, and Our Bodies Tell God’s Story. Today, we talk about God’s divine vision for the woman’s body, and body theology 101. Why have we demonized the Female Body? “If Christmas is real, then woman’s body is heaven on earth. It is the dwelling place of the most high God. What does the enemy want to do? He wants to desecrate the temple.” -Christopher West Book of Genesis— Lucifer’s hatred aimed at the woman and her ability to bear offspring “Jealousy says ‘I wish I had what you have.’ But envy goes a step further and it says ‘I hate that you have it and I want you to hate that you have it.’” -Christopher West “That’s the purpose of the body— to overflow with divine love.” -Christopher West What is the root of toxic masculinity? Chrstipher unpacks the idea of toxic masculinity in a biblical lens. “The problem is that fallen men are exerting their fallen masculinity in this world. And fallen masculinity is always aimed at women in a degrading kind of way.” -Christopher West Ephesians 3 // Apostle Paul says his mission is to make plain to everyone the mystery that has been hidden in God Ephesians 5 // “This is a mega mystery— and it refers to Christ and the church” “One woman’s body changed the world because she said yes to God’s plan for her life.” - Christopher West Resources Check out TheologyoftheBody.com for more resources. Listen to Christopher’s podcast with his wife, Wendy, here. Keep up with Christopher on IG at @cwestofficial and @tobinstitute. Read Christopher’s book, Theology of the Body. Be sure + grab a copy of my book Sexless in the City. I’m an avid reader and always have at least 3 books going at once. Anyone else love getting lost in a good fiction book? I just got a new book I’m super excited about called The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs. This NYT Bestseller now in paperback is the perfect feel-good summer read for a beach read or your book club. Grab your copy anywhere books are sold or find more at SusanWiggs.com. Finding a bra that fits, is comfortable, and cute or sexy… it feels impossible. I recently had an enjoyable bra shopping experience with the female-founded and led company Natori. They have everything from size A to G. Go to Natori.com and apply the code REFINED at checkout for 15% off at checkout. Be sure to use the hashtag #MyNatori on social media. We invest large amounts of money into our careers. But with things like love, we think “It’ll happen when it happens,” and with things like kids, we think “I’ll think about that down the road.” What if we were just as intentional about our reproductive health as we are our careers? Modern Fertility is an easy way to test your fertility with an at-home test at a fraction of the cost. Go to ModernFertility.com/refined for $20 off your fertility test.
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