Episode 22: Rainn Wilson’s Soul Boom and the Revival of Ancient Heresies

Recovering the Christian Mind | May 1, 2023

Rainn Wilson, best known for his role as Dwight Schrute on the television sitcom The Office, is out on the circuit promoting his new book, Soul Boom: Why We Need a Spiritual Revolution.

Viral reels of Wilson’s recent appearance on the Rich Roll Podcast are being shared by Christians (and non-Christians) on their social media platforms because so much of what Rainn and Rich are talking about speaks to what Pascal referenced when he said, “There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of each man which cannot be satisfied by any created thing but only by God the Creator, made know through Jesus Christ.”

St. Augustine also famously said, “You move us to delight in praising You; for You have formed us for Yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in You.”

But the spirituality Rainn and Rich are pedaling as a response to our spiritual longings is not not the spirituality Pascal and Augustine proclaimed. Soul Boom offers a revival of ancient heresies which were confronted and refuted by both the Apostles in sacred Scripture and by the church in its infancy.

On today’s episode of Recovering the Christian Mind we’ll hear what Rainn is saying and respond with the Bible.