Are you increasingly frustrated and perplexed in this age of technology? While you might be reading this on a your phone, maybe you’ve noticed that our technology can unite us but, more often, seems to make us more isolated and anxious. Professor Christopher O. Blum has been considering our digital age in light of the Catholic tradition and he has brought together his analysis and advice in his new book, A Mind at Peace: Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in the Age of Distraction.
Today, Michael and Prof. Blum tackle how we can reclaim a peaceful soul and mind amidst the many distractions that surround us. More than turning away from technology, Prof. Blum shows how the best course of action is to properly order our souls to the good, the true, and the beautiful in such a way that we replace the noise and anxiety with a peace that surpasses all understanding.
Resources Mentioned in this Episode
- Dr. Christopher O. Blum is the Academic Dean of the Augustine Institute, where he also teaches history and philosophy. Along with co-author Joshua P. Hochschild, he has written A Mind at Peace: Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in the Age of Distraction, which is available as an ebook or paperback from Sophia Institute Press and your local Catholic bookstore.
- The Augustine Institute is a graduate school of theology in Denver, Colorado aiming to equip their students for the New Evangelization. Learn more at their website.