What to Do with Our Short, Precious Life with Kate Bowler

December 28, 2021
1 hr 6 min
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What to Do with Our Short, Precious Life with Kate Bowler

What to Do with Our Short, Precious Life with Kate Bowler

December 28, 2021
1 hr 6 min
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CATEGORY: Society & Culture
1. Kate describes the overwhelming feeling of love—not anger—that she felt when she was sure she was near death.  2. Why it’s time we throw out expressions like “Everything is possible” and “What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger,” and rewrite our cultural cliches.  3. Why Kate delights in celebrating the holidays—and how to survive the holiday season when there’s grief and loss and fear in all of us.  4. Kate and Glennon bond over their love for swear words—and how using them is a reflection of what’s going on inside of them. About Kate: Kate Bowler, PhD is a New York Times bestselling author, podcast host, and a professor at Duke University. She studies the cultural stories we tell ourselves about success, suffering, and whether (or not) we’re capable of change. She is the author of Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel and The Preacher’s Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities. After being unexpectedly diagnosed with Stage IV cancer at age 35, she penned the New York Times bestselling memoir, Everything Happens for a Reason (and Other Lies I’ve Loved) and her latest, No Cure For Being Human (and Other Truths I Need to Hear). Kate hosts the Everything Happens podcast where, in warm, insightful, often funny conversations, she talks with people like Malcolm Gladwell and Anne Lamott about what they’ve learned in difficult times. She lives in Durham, North Carolina with her family and continues to teach do-gooders at Duke Divinity School. Book: No Cure for Being Human: (And Other Truths I Need to Hear) Instagram: @katecbowler Twitter: @KatecBowler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices