“I think hope is acting towards the belief that all things will be made new, towards the belief that God’s kingdom will come here on earth even when we can’t see evidence of it.” — Amy Peterson
Listen in on our interview with writer, teacher, and postulant Amy Peterson as we discuss Christian virtue, our current American political climate, and her most recent book.
As I was scrolling through social media in early spring, I landed on a tweet about Amy Peterson’s latest book Where Goodness Still Grows: Reclaiming Virtue in an Age of Hypocrisy. The title alone caught my attention. When I read the sample intro online, I knew this book would be one of value to me, especially entering this current political season. Her book did not disappoint — and our conversation for this latest podcast episode was equally rich. Having grown up in conservative evangelical Christianity, Amy unpacks over half a dozen virtues she recalls learning about in her upbringing and reimagines them, viewing them through the lens of Scripture and its cultural context. With intellect, humor, and compassion, Amy invites us to reimagine these virtues in our lives as well, sharing practices that cultivate these virtues and strengthen her connection with Jesus and the love of neighbor. We hope you’ll find this conversation to be a seed of goodness in this season.
— Caroline Triscik