In the current Bible Bash podcast you will hear Rev. Scott Kershner, chaplain at Susquehanna University, and Peterson Toscano talk about John the Baptist from the Matthew 3 narrative. While Scott shares the historical context of the story and its significance, Peterson connects it to contemporary times and the roles performance artists play to use costume and setting to deepen the message they want to communicate.
This is seen most dramatically and effectively in the work of the young Swedish activist, Greta Thunberg.
Like John the Baptist, she made a spectacle of herself, sailing to America, then she stood on the world stage and addressed the rich and powerful. Her directness offended many who deemed her disrespectful and even rude. By dismissing the messenger, they attempted to shift focus away from her message.
Hear the latest Bible Bash Podcast and be inspired to be a prophet yourself.
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