S11:E02 Messy.Messiah.Ideas (1/9/18)

January 9, 2018 – Faith & Religion: A Messiah Mess

Season 11, Episode 2

What do you think… Is Donald Trump the Messiah or is he ushering in the messianic age by his activities? On this installment of Friends Talking Faith with The Three Wise Guys we’ll discuss faith, the idea of Messiah in our religious traditions, and the belief by some people that the current political structure has something to do with this idea of Messiah. It is an ancient concept in religious thinking: the idea that there will be a Messiah or a promised one who will usher in an age of peace or wholeness, this person will bring well-being and prosperity for all of creation. Over the centuries the ideas about Messiah have taken-on varied and different meanings. From time-to-time we see a rise in the idea that we are in the midst of…. a messianic age. We’ll talk about how this idea is understood from varying religious perspectives. We will also have a few warnings about how this idea is often appropriated and abused by those who practice some pretty bad religion. Our conversation about the idea of Messiah, and its connection to some current political operatives – that’s coming up on this episode of Friends Talking Faith.

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