Barry begins the episode by pointing out that evil is more normal than we like to think. In honor of Sanctity of Life Day, he teases this out in our culture with issues like abortion and women’s rights and the ways in which the structures in our culture will continue to haunt us until we see our attitude toward the gift of human life change overall.
Scripture: James 5:7-11
Books: The Problem of Pain, C.S. Lewis; Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, Hannah Arendt; The Civilizing Process, Norbert Elias
Article: “The Mississippi Abortion Case and the Fragile Legitimacy of the Supreme Court”, Jeanie Suk Gersen
Referenced episode: Believers: Not as Different as We Think We Are