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How COVID-19 Unveils Secular Salvation Myths




Most secular people don't think of themselves as religious, but COVID-19 is pulling back the curtain. Religious language and themes are making their way into pop culture, unveiling what's always been true: secularism is rooted in one of the most powerful and persuasive salvation stories every told. (Keith) and (Patrick) examine this story together. Interested in more content like this? Scroll down for resources, references, and related episodes, including (What Keeps People From Following Jesus?) Like this content? Make sure to share it with others and leave us a rating, so others can find it too. To learn more, visit our (website) and follow us on (Facebook), (Instagram), and (Twitter) @TheCrossingCOMO. Does this panic and pandemic have you thinking about existential questions and the end of time? You're not alone. Starting April 24, (Keith) and (Patrick) will be teaching a Zoom lunch Bible study on the Book of Revelations: Revelation of Everyone. (Sign-up here) to join the discussion. Outline 0:15 - Cultural examination: What has the coronavirus taught us? 0:50 - Migration of religious language 1:35 - (SomeGoodNews) 2:40 - (What religion provides) 4:25 - (Atheists Are Sometimes More Religious Than Christians) 5:15 - (Mark Sayers on "the story of secularism") 7:25 - Secular ways to meet religious needs 8:25 - (The secret behind Peleton's success) 9:30 - Rituals: (The Beyonce Mass) 10:55 - (Oasis Church) 12:00 - Dieting, brand identity, sports fandom 14:15 - High priests 15:40 - Holy books and kingdoms 17:30 - Democracy and political opponents 19:05 - Self-righteousness 21:15 - Crushing secular salvationism 25:15 - Secular denial and borrowing 25:55 - Cultural Christianity 27:15 - Our hope: Jesus's kingdom 30:45 - (Revelation for Everyone) 31:25 - Subscribe. Rate. Share.   Social Facebook: ( Instagram: ( Twitter: (   References John Krasinski's Some Good News: ( What religion provides ("Even those of us who don’t believe need what religion can provide right now" by Kate Cohen from Washington Post): ( Non-believers are more religious than Christians... Support this podcast