Episode 3 | Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies, with Marilyn McEntyre

On Friday, July 17, 2020 we welcomed writer, poet, and professor Marilyn McEntyre for an Online Conversation to discuss her provocative book, Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies. The book focuses on the morality, power, and importance of caring for language. She notes that caring for one another is not entirely separable from caring for words. Words are entrusted to us as equipment for our life together, to help us survive, guide, and nourish one another. If language is to retain its power to nourish and sustain our common life, we have to care for it the way good farmers care for the earth.

Learn more about Marilyn McEntyre.

Watch the full Online Conversation and read the transcript from July 17th, 2020.

Watch our Online Conversation with Marilyn McEntyre and David Bailey on “Speaking Peace and Seeking Reconciliation.”

Check out her brand new book called Where the Eye Alights: Reflections for the Forty Days of Lent.

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Special thanks to Ned Bustard for the artwork and Andrew Peterson for the music!

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