Friday, April 15, 2011

Lessons learned on the radio

Sometimes my most profound spiritual moments come from listening to This American Life, usually in the car, usually driving to and from work. Not spiritual as in warm and fuzzy "Oprah spirituality", but moments of clarity, understanding and empathy. I guess it just goes to show the power of stories, which is all TAL is. Stories about ordinary people. Case in point Act One of last week's episode KNOW WHEN TO FOLD 'EM. A story about an evangelist intent on debunking his dad's faith, until something surprising happened. I almost had to pull over.

You can listen here

Francis Schaeffer said the final apologetic of Christianity was love. Unfortunately he didn't do too well in that department with his own son, but he was right.

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