Uncommon Sense
The Podcast of the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton, where we talk about everything under the sun with a Chestertonian perspective, as well as the writings and legacy of G.K. Chesterton himself. The podcast is hosted by Grettelyn Darkey and Joe Grabowski. Want to give us feedback? Email podcast@chesterton.org.

In this episode, Joe and Grettelyn speak with Noelle Mering about her book, "Awake, Not Woke: A Christian Response to the Cult of Progressive Ideology," as well as the "Theology of Home" initiative.

To buy the book or learn more, visit https://theologyofhome.com/.


0:00 Introduction

1:39 What is Wokeism?

3:25 The Mechanisms of Manipulation

6:31 Chesterton and the Breakdown of Society

10:15 Confusion and Compassion

12:38 "The Capture of the Institutions"

15:55 Needing a "Manalive" Moment

17:46 Chesterton a Helpful Antidote

19:48 The Absence of Teleology & The Problem of Progress

23:19 A Movement of Destruction

27:43 The Curse of Babel

29:28 The Theology of Home

36:58 The Importance of Reconciliation 45:40 Wrapping Up

Direct download: Mering_Episode_Audio.mp3
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