April 11, 2018

By Faith Episode #10: Taylor Harris on Charlottesville, Race, and Faith

Each week this season on By Faith, I’m talking to someone who is walking forward by faith, many of them through difficult circumstances. We’re asking the question, “How does God meet us in our deepest, darkest pain and how does He turn that pain into beauty?”

Today my guest on the show is Taylor Harris. In my conversation with Taylor, we talked about the city in which we both live: Charlottesville, Virginia. We talked about the events that unfolded last August, which you may remember seeing on the national news as alt-right groups gathered in our downtown area for a “Unite the Right” rally, which quickly became violent. August 12th was a defining moment for our city and one that joined a long line of defining moments for our nation in terms of race.
My guest, Taylor Harris, is married to Paul, who is a professor at the University of Virginia. She is a compelling writer and a mom to three kids and soon Taylor and Paul will be planting a church in our city. My husband and I are grateful to be co-laborers with them for the gospel in Charlottesville.

In our conversation, Taylor shares about how she experienced the events of August 12th, the grief she felt at having to tell her daughter about what happened, and the opportunities that difficult moments like Charlottesville offer us all as a people of faith.

Friends, I have truly enjoyed all of the conversations I’ve had so far on By Faith. I originally planned to produce this podcast only for a short time, around the launch of my book, Searching for Spring. But once I got started I realized I don’t want to stop! I’m having too much fun, and I believe there are many more important conversations to have that, I pray, might benefit the Church.

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Listen to my conversation with Taylor on iTunes or, from my blog, on the embedded player below.

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