Where was Bart last week, why didn’t he answer anyone’s emails or calls, and why didn’t we release a new episode of the podcast? That’s what producer John Wright demands to know at the start of this week’s Q&A episode. In response, Bart lets us in on a week of private grief, and some of the thoughts that accompany it.
We finish the episode with a 10-minute guided meditation / thought exercise with the aim of helping us love others more effectively.
Takeaways: Some of life’s experiences arrive with a ‘gravity’ that makes them especially hard, and especially disruptive. It really is true that you never know what people are going through, and so, loving people requires understanding them and making truly effective interventions. Follow the Platinum Rule!
On Patreon this week: The 4th of 8 sessions of long-form conversation between Bart and his famous evangelical father, Tony Campolo, recorded for the film Leaving My Father’s Faith (available on Amazon). Get the new session HERE. (Last week’s available HERE.)