The Humanity of Our Faith

From time to time, you encounter stories that simply make you feel better about yourself and the world around you.   From Tapestry, Mary Hynes’ interview with Barbara Brown Taylor is just that sort of story.

Like the previous Attuned feature on Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB, Mrs. Taylor presents us with a fresh look at faith and humanity.  However, whereas Chittister thinks and speaks from a more ‘big picture’ perspective, Taylor speaks from the kitchen (literally).  Her views on faith, relationships, the body and human emotions speak from the heart and mind alike.

From Tapestry’s own website, ‘Barbara Brown Taylor has been a cashier, cheese-packer, horseback- riding instructor, an Avon lady, a nursing-unit clerk, cocktail waitress, secretary, newspaper reporter, an editor, a pastor, preacher – and now, professor. Professor Brown Taylor says not one of her jobs has been any more sacred than any other.  As a priest in the Episcopal church. She spent fifteen years in parish ministry – and is now a professor of religion at Piedmont College in Georgia. Barbara Brown Taylor is the author of An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith, published by Harper One.’


Credits: Hynes, Mary. “Barbara Brown Taylor.” Tapestry. Interview with Barbara Brown Taylor. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, March 16, 2010.


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