In this episode, after extolling the virtues of cold brew coffee, bragging about his vocabulary game score, and castigating those into Pokemon, Andrew revisits race a bit, gives Texas a huge high five based on the video going around of a BLM protest and counter-protest joining sides, then goes on to approve of the way President Obama handled the memorial service for the 5 slain Dallas officers. In the last two segments he switches gears and compares a great TEDx talk on leadership to the Herbert Alphonso SJ book called Discovering Your Personal Vocation, and while riffing back on forth on both of them, comes up with some new insight into the problem of God’s will.
“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.