Confronting “the Machine”: a strategy for Church renewal with Paul Kingsnorth


In the 49th episode of Merely Catholic, Paul Kingsnorth joins Gavin Ashenden to talk about his journey from environmentalism, on an exploration through Buddhism and paganism which led him to Christ.

Hailed as one of the most incisive and perceptive thinkers of his generation, Paul Kingsnorth examines the fragility of Western culture and the emergence of what he terms ‘the machine’ – the delegation to technology of the control and fulfilment of human desire.

All choices are ‘religious’ now he suggests. It’s a choice between God and the archetypal path of rebellion with its inevitable consequences.