In this episode a road weary Andrew recounts his adventures of flying to KS to buy a car from his family, feeling culturally out of place, Whole Foods vs. Cracker Barrel, how driving a car with a stick shift is like swimming laps, begging God for a tree, Masstimes.org as the Yelp of religion, Alchemy Coffee in Lawrence, PTs Coffee in Topeka, Mormon Girl Squad, and finally, a long rant/muse on the primacy of the experience, the fact of the Incarnation, and how all that makes for a rebuttal to the claim that there was a “great falling away.”
“The Counter Position” is a new show by Andrew Whaley, founder of the apostolate Calix. Andrew brings his unique take on things from over 20 years of studying philosophy, theology, art, business, and design while processing those ideas daily over the bar in his coffeehouses with people of all walks of life, most of them being the unchurched/dechurched. Feverishly interested in everything, Andrew covers a wide array of topics, spiritual and otherwise, with his hallmark brand of edgy self-deprecating humor, intellectual speculation, and deep wonder. Interviews range from major Catholic figures and intellectuals to interesting characters with good story or an insight to bring. So, if you’re interested in a new form of Catholic radio, buckle up and tune in.