The Finding God in the Body podcast is hosted by Benjamin Riggs. This podcast offers thoughtful commentary on religion, spirituality, morality, and politics. Benjamin Riggs is the author of Finding God in the Body: A Spiritual Path for the Modern West. Ben lives in Shreveport, LA where he works as a meditation teacher, author, and columnist.
The Usefulness of Religion: Exploring the Space Between Fundamentalism & Atheism
In this episode of the Finding God in the Body, I talk about the false dichotomy between "believer and atheist" and explore the usefulness of religion when it is employed properly.
The Role of Myth in Spirituality: From Tantra to the 12 Steps
In this episode, I talk about the role myth plays in human spirituality. I cover everything from storytelling, to Buddhist tantra and Christian mysticism, and groups like Alcoholics Anonymous.
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What Religion Can Learn From 12-Step Spirituality
In this episode of the Finding God in the Body Podcast, I discuss the nature of "belief." I talk about how belief often prevents believing and what religion can learn from the 12 Step approach to spirituality.
Intro music Karstenholymoly (2013) Licensed to the public under CC : http://bit.ly/2gdVcbF
Episode 8: How Trump Became The L Ron Hubbard of the Republican Party
Donald Trump's base of support is not the largest we've ever seen--however frustrating that might be to Trump--but his supporters are the most fervent. In this episode I talk about how Donald Trump came to acquire his cult-leader like status.
Episode 7: The Relationship Between Politics and Spirituality in the Era of Trump
Is politics a distraction from what's really important? Does it conflict with spirituality? Or are the two inextricably connected? In episode 7 of the Finding God in the Body Podcast, Benjamin Riggs answers that question.
Episode 6: The Role of Church in a Modern Spirituality
In this episode of the Finding God in the Body podcast I talk about the role church--or really any place of worship--must play in a modern, practice-based spirituality.
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He’s a wise and spiritual fella. I find his talks very helpful.