Episode 511: America’s 400 Million Guns & Saving Humanity from Technology with Andy Crouch


The United States has experienced another horrific school shooting, and the country is once again debating guns. Will this time be any different? Phil asks why the U.S. is incapable of passing sensible gun regulations like Australia did 25 years ago, and why do so many evangelicals support America’s gun culture and the 2nd Amendment with religious-like devotion?


Skye then interviews Andy Crouch about his new book about the dehumanizing effects of technology. Crouch says we are drawn to tech the same way the ancients were tempted by magic. Both offer the promise of “effortless power,” but it always comes with a cost. And he says we should look to early Christianity for ways to restore dignity and personhood to our culture. Plus, critical listener responses to our recent Roe v Wade episode.


News Segment

0:00 - Intro

2:22 - Critical listener responses

Holy Post episode 508: No More Roe? & the New Scandal of the Evangelical Mind - https://www.holypost.com/post/episode-508-no-more-roe-the-new-scandal-of-the-evangelical-mind-with-mark-noll

20:58 - Baby formula

22:26 - America’s guns

Kaitlyn’s tweet: https://twitter.com/KaitlynSchiess/status/1529517008206942209

Australia confiscated 650,000 guns. Murders and suicides plummeted” - https://www.vox.com/2015/8/27/9212725/australia-buyback

Holy Post episode 423: Is America’s Gun Culture a Blessing or Curse? - https://www.holypost.com/post/episode-423-is-america-s-gun-culture-a-blessing-or-curse-with-david-french


Interview with Andy Crouch

“The Life We’re Looking For: Reclaiming Relationship in a Technological World” - https://amzn.to/3M6EbtH

51:11 - Andy Crouch intro

53:47 - Technology and magic

59:29 - Media and superpowers

1:14:39 - Early Christianity and personhood

1:26:10 - Interview wrap-up1:28:42 - Credits


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