Podcast: “The Matryrs’ Project” – Part 2

January 14, 2013

In the second part of my conversation with Michael Bell and Duane Arnold, creators of the “Martyrs’ Project,” we discuss the present reality of Christian martyrdom in the world today, how thousands of Christians are losing their lives, their livelihood, and their freedom all over the world simply because they are Christian. We discuss further on the ancient understanding of “martyr” as a witness who suffers for the faith. Michael asks the very provocative question, “What would you die for?” which leads to further questions: “What are you living for now? What would you be willing to suffer for?” Finally, our attention turns to the witness of Archbishop Oscar Romero, a 20th century Christian martyr and how his words of martyrdom lead them to create the song “Romero.”