Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Devil and Were Afraid to ask.Podcast: Live At Hales Segment 1 of 3
From the Bible's snake slithering on stage in the Garden of Eden to the Apostle Paul's warning that we are in spiritual warfare against principalities and powers, and from Flip Wilson's comedic "The devil made me do it" to George Lucas' Darth Vader swayed to the dark side, the devil is part of the universal human story. Sometimes our interest is lighthearted and comedic and other times obsessive. CS Lewis warned of these extremes saying, "there are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel and excessive and unhealthy interest in them." Tonight's subject is "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Devil and Were Afraid to ask." Our guests are Dr. Bryan Burton, theologian and pastor of John Knox Presbyterian Church and Bill Hogg a theologically trained cultural gadfly. (Our photo depicts the fallen angel Lucifer, or Satan, and is by Gustave Dore).