Barbara Brown Taylor is an American Episcopal priest, professor, author and theologian and is one of the United States' best known preachers. In 2014, TIME magazine placed her in its annual TIME 100 list of most influential people in the world.
A conversation with Barbara Brown, author, teacher, Episcopal priest and Spiritual contrarian. Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others is available now! BarbaraBrownTaylor.com Other books by Barbara Brown Taylor, including: An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith Learning to Walk in the Dark Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith
Barbara Brown Taylor, an ordained Episcopal priest, left her job as rector of a church to become a professor of religion. Her new book, 'Holy Envy,' is about how teaching the religions of the world changed her understanding of her own faith, and how her students, who were mostly Christian, responded when she took them to mosques, synagogues, and Buddhist and Hindu temples. "I hoped it would be a way to convince them that they could find things they liked about other traditions, and it would not make them disloyal to their own," Taylor says. "And it worked most of the time."Also, critic John Powers reviews the British true crime drama series 'Manhunt.'
Author and Episcopal priest Barbara Brown Taylor is no stranger to darkness. After experiencing devastating loss, Barbara explores our culture’s pursuit of the sunny side of life. But perhaps there are things we learn in the dark that we can’t learn in the light. Kate and Barbara discuss the two halves of our lives and how to practice courage even in the scariest of circumstances.