Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Jean Vanier is this nontheist's sort of Christian...

For 50 years Jean Vanier has created small communities where developmentally disabled adults live in fellowship with the able bodied. This year he was awarded the Templeton Prize with which to further his work. What a wonderful, humble, compassionate, and sublimely centered person who lives his Christianity rather than preaching about it.

Not surprisingly three of my favorite podcasts have offered stories about L'Arche and its founder.  You can listen to the programs about Jean Vanier and his life's work here:

The Wisdom of Tenderness
On Being, with Krista Tippett

How To Do Ordinary Things, Parts 1 and 2
Ideas, with Paul Kennedy