On this edition of Interfaith Voices:
Finding New Meaning in the Last Third of Life
Sister Joan Chittier’s book on aging is “a book for those who do not ‘feel’ old…but who one day realize with a kind of numbing astonishment that they have not managed to elude it.” Now 77, Chittister says the later years of life can be a time to cultivate our wisdom, to revel in our freedom from a tight schedule, and most of all, to “melt into God.” We first aired our conversation in August 2008, and it’s one of our favorites.
William Lobdell: How Covering the God Beat Made Me Lose My Faith
For years, journalist William Lobdell prayed to be assigned to the religion beat at the Los Angeles Times. A devout Christian, he wanted to present a nuanced view of faith and belief to his readers. When he finally got his wish, his life changed–but not the way he expected.
The more he investigated, the more lies he uncovered: pedophile pastors, ostracized ex-Mormons, and bishops who hid the crimes of child molesters. Now a reluctant atheist, Lobdell explains how he learned to embrace a life without God. From 2009.
Einstein’s Vision of God