In this episode, after exploring the nature of seeing old friends from differing time gaps between visits, and the role of anger and frustration in discernment, Andrew sits down with his old friend Tim and talks about The Camino, wild horses running out of clouds, St. Ignatius Loyola, the Ignatian charism, growing out your hair and nails in a cave vs. looking good in tights as spiritual search, plaster saints vs. the real messy Kerouac nature of most saints' stories, philosophy as a way of life, Jean Vanier, Henri Nouwen, the role of the emotions, and the place of experience in the life of philosophy.
“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.