Circling Jesus: What’s afoot with the new interest in Christianity? Elizabeth Oldfield & Mark Vernon

An audio version of this conversion is at my podcast Talks and Thoughts, available via podcast feeds.

A number of public figures, in literature and ideas, have recently been talking about discovering Christianity, or perhaps it’d be better to say, being discovered by Christianity.

So what’s going on with this renewed interest? Why now? How can this be talked about? What kind of Christianity are they being draw to and captured by? And what does their experience say about the inadequacies of much Christianity in modern culture?

These questions are asked by Elizabeth Oldfield, host of The Sacred podcast and former director of Theos. Mark Vernon, who often writes and talks about Christian things, is intrigued by and feels something of their lively reality.