More and more people in our time are disconnected from religious institutions, at least for part of their lives. Others are religious and find themselves creating a family with a spouse from another tradition or no tradition at all. And the experience of parenting tends to raise spiritual questions anew. We sense that there is a spiritual aspect to our children’s natures and wonder how to support and nurture that. The spiritual life, our guest says, begins not in abstractions, but in concrete everyday experiences. And children need our questions as much as our answers. Ellen Davis is the Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at the Duke University Divinity School. Krista Tippett spoke with her on May 15, 2010 from the studios of APM in Saint Paul, Minnesota; Ellen Davis was in a studio at Duke University in Durham, NC. This interview is included in our show “Ellen Davis on The Poetry of Creatures.” See more at onbeing.org/program/poetry-creatures/117
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