Barbara Brown Taylor: Life After Dark (S2E2) - Kate Bowler

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Author and Episcopal priest Barbara Brown Taylor is no stranger to darkness. After experiencing devastating loss, Barbara explores our culture’s pursuit of the sunny side of life. But perhaps there are things we learn in the dark that we can’t learn in the light. Kate and Barbara discuss the two halves of our lives and how to practice courage even in the scariest of circumstances.

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Barbara Brown Taylor is a New York Times best-selling author, teacher, and Episcopal priest. Her first memoir, Leaving Church (2006), won an Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association. Her last book, Learning to Walk in the Dark (2014), was featured on the cover of TIME magazine. She has served on the faculties of Piedmont College, Columbia Theological Seminary, Candler School of Theology at Emory University, McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University, and the Certificate in Theological Studies program at Arrendale State Prison for Women in Alto, Georgia.


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To learn more about Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor, click here.

A Presbyterian-Minister-Turned-Caver led Barbara through the Organ Cave Complex in West Virginia.

Watch Barbara on Oprah’s Supersoul Sunday. 

To pre-order your copy of Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others by Barbara Brown Taylor, click here. Her book releases on March 12, 2019.

To learn more about Everything Happens for a Reason (and Other Lies I’ve Loved) by Kate Bowler, click here.

Barbara discusses her time as a hospital chaplain. To learn more about Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), click here.

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The voicemail clips you heard at the end were from actual listeners. We received so many of your heartbreaking and beautiful stories. Thank you. A special thanks to Susan, Ann, Jerry, and Nikki for sharing your voices with us on this episode. We’d love to hear from you. To lend your voice to a future episode, leave us a voicemail: (978) 842-1817.

Full audio transcription, here.


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