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The OA for Lent

The OA for Lent is a digital Lenten study guide for the hit Netflix show The OA. Follow along this Lent as we explore the spiritual and religious themes in The OA. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Soundcloud. Created and edited by Martin Malzahn and Keith Anderson. Music by Poddington Bear.

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The OA Episode 8: "Invisible Self"

Martin and Keith react to the dramatic conclusion of The OA’s first season, Episode 8 “Invisible Self” talking about death and resurrection, near death experiences, faith and doubt, YouTube and Chipotle, Bob Dylan, non-violent resistance, Holy Week, and wisdom from Audre Lorde. Music by Poddington Bear.Faith and Wonder by Casey Fitzgerald http://faithandwonder.com Crowdsourced Gospel Reading Video for Christmas Eve https://vimeo.com/196332956 and Two Minute Bible Study series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDCE48933D3F87BDA How the Gays Stole Easter: Remembering the 2006 White House Easter Egg Rollhttps://gayswithkids.com/2017/04/11/gays-stole-easter-white-house-egg-roll'The Souls Of China' Documents Country's Dramatic Return To Religionhttp://www.npr.org/2017/04/12/523631598/the-souls-of-china-documents-countrys-dramatic-return-to-religion


15 Apr 2017

Rank #1

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The OA Episode 7: "Empire of Light"

Martin and Keith react and respond to the spiritual themes in The OA Episode 7 "Empire of Light" including the importance of naming, purgatory, invisible rivers, selfies, and totems. Music by Poddington Bear.


10 Apr 2017

Rank #2

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The OA Episode 6: "Forking Paths"

Martin and Keith react to The OA Episode 6 "Forking Paths" contrasting the Beatitudes with Leon's maxim "uncover what you can, destroy the evidence, and turn a profit," exploring the multiverse, and reflecting on stories as a form of time travel. Music by Poddington Bear.


1 Apr 2017

Rank #3

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The OA Episode 5: "Paradise"

Martin and Keith react to The OA Episode 5 "Paradise" exploring the spiritual themes of imprisonment and freedom, forgiveness and empathy, and death and resurrection. They also reflect on the role that music plays in The OA and the spiritual life. Music by Poddington Bear.


20 Mar 2017

Rank #4

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The OA Episode Four: "Away"

Martin and Keith react to Episode Four "Away" and reflect on its spiritual themes of the afterlife, angels, living with mystery, and body movement. Music by Poddington Bear.Leave us a message on SpeakPipe: https://www.speakpipe.com/theoaforlentShalem Institute for Contemplative Spirituality: http://shalem.orgThe Cloud of Unknowing: https://www.amazon.com/Cloud-Unknowing-Other-Penguin-Classics/dp/0140447628/E.T. Movie on Netflix https://www.netflix.com/title/60022398


17 Mar 2017

Rank #5