In this episode, after having dug out from a Spring blizzard, a frustrated and restless Andrew tries to put a finger on some kind of meaningful response to a meaningless act of terror, then goes on to use a Bernie Sanders tweet and a video of a former ISIS fighter, who was raised as an altar boy in Belgium, as icons of the position we are in, that is we are not at war with a religion, but we are not really at war with a group or organization- we are at war with an ideology. In this ideological war, Andrew sets forth the call to something higher than oneself and the call to sonship as two key fronts in this ideological battle.
“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.