What is the image of God we see in our minds and how do we encounter God in this new world we are living in? If we are honest, we might find that we often fit God into a box that works with the way we view the world.
"The problem is many of the people in need of saving are in churches and at least part of what they need saving from is the idea that God sees the world the same way they do." - Barbara Brown Taylor
In part 1 of this 2-part discussion, Melissa and Bishop Wright talk with Barbara Brown Taylor about the changing ways we encounter and see God in the world. You can listen to part 1 now. Part 2 will be available next week.
Before listening, read Bishop Rob Wright's For Faith.
Barbara Brown Taylor is a best-selling author, teacher, and Episcopal priest. Her first memoir, Leaving Church, won an Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association in 2006. Her next two books, An Altar in the World (2010) and Learning to Walk in the Dark (2015), earned places on the New York Times bestseller list. 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. In 2014 TIME included her on its annual list of Most Influential People; in 2015 she was named Georgia Woman of the Year; in 2016 she received the President’s Medal at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. Her fourteenth book, Holy Envy, was released by HarperOne in March 2019.