29 episodes

Who's a saint? Who's a sinner? Who decides? Through storytelling and conversation, host Karen Wright Marsh traces the tales of the broken, beautiful people we sometimes call "saints” but who were always sinners, as well. Each episode features a special guest, who joins Karen to explore the ancient Christian wisdom that illuminates today’s complex world.

Vintage Saints and Sinners Karen Wright Marsh, Gabriel Hunter-Chang

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Who's a saint? Who's a sinner? Who decides? Through storytelling and conversation, host Karen Wright Marsh traces the tales of the broken, beautiful people we sometimes call "saints” but who were always sinners, as well. Each episode features a special guest, who joins Karen to explore the ancient Christian wisdom that illuminates today’s complex world.

    Brother Lawrence

    Brother Lawrence

    Lauren Winner joins host Karen Wright Marsh to tell the story of Brother Lawrence (1614-1691) and his mindful practice of the presence of God. He spent decades down in the steaming monastery kitchen, scrubbing pots and pans, a “servant of the servants...

    • 26 min
    John Wesley

    John Wesley

    Larycia Hawkins and host Karen Wright Marsh recount the story of John Wesley, founder of Methodism.As a young man, pious John Wesley declared the “absolute impossibility of being half a Christian.”  Crushing failures humbled his grand ambitions-- yet...

    • 29 min
    Flannery O'Connor

    Flannery O'Connor

    Writer Carlene Bauer and Karen Wright Marsh explore the many sides of Flannery O’Connor.The American author, Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964) insisted that she was not a mystic and did not lead a holy life---yet faith infuses her fiction, letters, and...

    • 29 min
    Pandemic Christianity

    Pandemic Christianity

    Lauren Winner joins host Karen Wright Marsh for a special conversation on “pandemic Christianity.”We’re well into the coronavirus pandemic and still struggling to make sense of it all.  What have we lost?  What have we gained? Where is God in this...

    • 22 min
    A.W. Tozer

    A.W. Tozer

    Philip Yancey and host Karen Wright Marsh tell the story of A.W. Tozer, the American Bible teacher whose gravestone read simply: “A Man of God.”Thirsting after God, he literally burned the midnight oil to know the Holy One. Yet A.W. Tozer failed his...

    • 28 min
    Sojourner Truth

    Sojourner Truth

    Meet American legend Sojourner Truth through the eyes of Natasha Sistrunk Robinson, an African American woman who journeyed from South Carolina to the U.S. Naval Academy, and then to her calling as an international speaker, mentor, and thought...

    • 20 min

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