Growing up in a small town Brethren church, Aaron Porter’s journey through life and faith has been far from ordinary. From his accidental career as a pastor to the way his faith was shaped by suffering, Aaron shares with Duane his experiences and insights with us in this captivating conversation. They explore the wisdom he’s gained from Buddhist friends on viewing suffering differently and delve into the profound lessons found in the book of Job, even sharing a humorous moment along the way.

In a world that often feels dark and heavy, Aaron reminds us of the importance of love, fun, and understanding the “person and work of Christ” in Christianity. They discuss the need to balance work and self-reflection with joy and play, and how slowing down can help us cultivate a deeper sense of self. Aaron also shares his thoughts on the power of language in shaping our identity, as well as the usefulness of tools like the Enneagram in understanding our natural tendencies. Don’t miss this engaging and insightful conversation with Aaron Porter, co-host of the Pirate Monk podcast.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Finding love and fun in Christianity
  • Contemplating hope and self-reflection
  • Finding God through suffering and spirituality
  • Navigating suffering and growth
  • Unconditional love and simplicity
  • Hope’s misconceptions
  • The Quaker clearing committee

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