Zak Slayback on his Conversion to Christian Faith, Rene Girard’s Mimetic Theory, Civil Unrest

Zak Slayback, author of ‘How to Get Ahead’ and principal at 1517 Fund, sits down with David Gornoski to discuss Rene’s Girard Mimetic Theory and how it explains the current socio-political turmoil in America. What happens when our society allows Jesus to infect our culture yet is reluctant to renounce violence as a means to sustain itself? Can modern identitarian movements redeem themselves without a head like Jesus? What does imitating Christ look like in a technology-driven world? Listen to the full podcast as David and Zak try to answer these questions whilst discussing how Zak found faith and how he channels it into his vocation of being a venture capitalist.

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