July 15, 2021

The Center for Racial Healing serves as a brave space where people can tell the truth.

In this episode, Dr. Meeks and Chelsi gather to host a special guest, Barbara Brown Taylor, a best-selling author, teacher, and Episcopal priest. In this 2-part episode, we will discuss Barbara Brown Taylors’ journey, audacity to leave the church for a life in academia, and courage to spread the love of Christ without limitations. Our conversation explores the following questions: “What does it mean to be brave?” And, “What is the cost of bravery?”

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 three books earned places on the New York Times bestseller list. Taylor has served on the faculties of Piedmont College, Emory University, Mercer University, Columbia Seminary, Oblate School of Theology, and the Certificate in Theological Studies program at Arrendale State Prison for Women in Alto, Georgia. Her latest book, Always a Guest, was released in October 2020 from Westminster John Knox Press.

Looking for More Conversations with Barbara Brown Taylor?

Barbara Brown Taylor joined Bishop Wright on his For People podcast last year for a 2-part discussion focused on the image of God we see in our minds and how do we encounter God in this new world we are living in. They also discuss what the Church can learn during the pandemics we face and what a new church might look like. They share their dreams for church and discuss God in the darkness we often experience in life.

Part 1

Part 2