This week, Eric interviews Benjamin L. Corey, the author of Unafraid: Moving Beyond Fear-Based Faith. In this new book published by HarperOne, Corey describes his experience of a crisis of faith in which he discovers that he had not actually lost his Christian faith, but that he had to admit that the American version of Christianity that he had been taught, based in fear of God and, often, each other, was neither workable or believable. This discovery led to an examination of the Bible and his … Learn More about Benjamin L. Corey: “Unafraid”
About the Show
A weekly conversation for the rest of us.
People of faith, like the communities we inhabit and represent, are not easily defined. Most of us don’t fit the labels of convenience offered in conversation, cable newscasts and even sermons.
And while our perspective may get lost in the constant noise of political campaigns and social media, we remain steadfast in our desire to be a part of the dialogue.
What most of us have in common is a desire to live out our faith in a manner that represents what we believe, taking those beliefs and putting them into action to bring about change. Without exception, people of all faiths are called to engage in the public square and to work for the common good.
In the Square covers these ongoing movements weekly; with guest interviews, First Person reflections, Field Report segments reporting on efforts on the ground creating community and influencing public life and regular commentary connecting it all to an ongoing call to justice and peace.
The show’s host is Eric Fought, a lay leader in the Christian tradition and a lifelong advocate for social justice. An award winning broadcast journalist, former political strategist and former Franciscan friar, Eric has a unique and engaging perspective on faith and current events happening in the public square.