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Jun 25, 2017

Daniel likes to think that weekly church service he attends tells a story that its congregation becomes immersed in. So Kyle bravely attends Daniel's church and offers his outsider's observations. They then discuss the Kyle's weekly temple experience: the movie theatre. How do these communities shape the stories of our lives?

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Media Discussed:

The Steve Martin song "Atheists Don't Have No Songs" gets mentioned. You can watch a performance of it here. (Someday it would be interesting to tackle this theme on Assumptions)

Daniel's church is Calvary Grace Church of Calgary. The music they use comes from Indelible Grace, Sovereign Grace, and Wesley Randolph Eader.


Further Reading: 

The idea that our cultural practices immerse us in a particular storyline is articulated by Christian scholar and philosopher James K. A. Smith. His book You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit describes how this takes place in both a shopping centre and a church service.

If you don't want to read but want to learn more about this, check out this playlist of 1-2 minute videos discussing the topic.

If you really want to geek out on this concept, Smith's three volume Cultural Liturgies series is a fascinating in depth look at how this works in culture and churches. 



Assumptions is written and produced by Daniel Melvill Jones and Kyle Marshall.

This episode edited by Kyle Marshall.

Our soundtrack comes from The Parson Red Heads, whose new acclaimed album, Blurred Harmony, is available everywhere. 

Podcast artwork designed by Chris Taniguchi 

Photography by Jen Hall


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