Bright sadness – the irony of Christianity – Garrison Keillor

My friend Chris Howson mentioned these ‘News from Lake Wobegon’ podcasts in his book ‘A Just Church‘ so I thought I’d have a listen. Garrison Keillor talks about news from the small town in Minnesota ‘where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking and all the children are above average’.

In this week’s news he talks about the irony of Christianity, the irony of lent. I think that what he talks about looks at why ‘Bright Sadness’ is an appropriate name for Lent (as Eastern Orthodox believers call it).

These podcasts are gently funny and often very wise. Enjoy!

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