So I am listening to the latest episode of a podcast with Matt Swaim and Ken Hensley, which has been doing a series on the papacy.
They were giving the background of Caesarea Philippi, some of which I had heard before. It was previously dedicated to Pan. I looked up and found that it was settled during the Hellenistic period during Alexander the Great’s conquests. It was named Paneas.
This is of course also the famous setting of Matthew 18 “Upon this rock”
So of course my mind starts to try to contrive a Peter Pan joke, but that would be childish. Plus since Christianity vanquished the Greek gods, I could deliver it dead pan.
Relatedly, Eddie Trask released his interview of Matt Swain today on Catholic Recon