A conversation on Between the Listening and the Telling with NYT bestselling author Anne Lamott and Mark Yaconelli.
A couple of weeks ago I met with national book award recipient Colum McCann to discuss the medicinal qualities of stories. We began by piling up anxieties: political divisiveness, catastrophic climate change, wealth inequality, systemic racial violence. “We’ve become morally homeless,” Colum lamented. “Our lack of affection for others [...]
Storyteller Elizabeth Ellis refers to storytelling in community as “blowing on the embers of a fire.” The sacred truths of this world are hidden within the reality of human experience. The language of that experience is story. It’s through story that communities are bound, through story that individual identities [...]
by mark yaconelli Eleven months into the pandemic, the brand new Phoenix High School has opened for in-person classes. It feels like an intensive care unit. Hushed. Somber. Antiseptic It’s hard to believe I am in a teenage space. No scuff marks on the glossy floor. Walls pristine white. Windows [...]
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