By Carrie Bare and Ann Boyd

Carrie Bare: Remember God, the Hope of the World

“Love is going to win and evil is not. We just have to hang on to that.” — Carrie Bare

Listen in on our conversation with spiritual director Carrie Bare where we discuss spiritual truths that can nourish us during these tumultuous times.

As our pandemic practices grow thin and as the election coverage rises to a fever pitch, we at Women in the Academy and Professions thought that our listeners might benefit from some empathetic, spiritual encouragement. We asked our friend Carrie Bare to share some wisdom with us, and you. 

Like many of you, I’ve been wrestling with God over the past several months, often finding myself in some stage of a denial-grief-anger-resolve cycle. Enter Carrie Bare, spiritual director and long-serving staff with Graduate and Faculty Ministries. If anyone gets the stress of academic and professional life, it’s Carrie. Not only does she understand our plight, she is gifted at offering sound, practical suggestions to help us get through dark places. I was prepared to arm-wrestle my colleagues for the privilege of conducting this interview, and I’m so glad I got the gig — plus the promise of two more conversations in the coming weeks! The Holy Spirit will help us get through this season, and we think Carrie Bare will help, too.

Ann Boyd

You can listen on iTunesSpotify, or at All Shall Be Well: Conversations with Women in the Academy and Beyond. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did.

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Listen to the other podcasts in this series of three conversations with Carrie Bare.

Photo by Matt Moloney from StockSnap.

About the Author

Carrie Bare is a wife and mother of two grown sons. Though she is permanently based in Spokane, Washington, she is currently dividing her time between Spokane and Boulder. Carrie has been with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship since 1975, currently serving as Associate Director for Spiritual Formation of Faculty. She has always loved reading, especially fiction.

Ann is the Women Scholars and Professionals Podcast host and the interim editor for The Well. She has worked for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship since 1997, exploring her interests in community, spiritual formation, and writing. Ann has a BM in Music Education from Northwestern University and lives in Chicago, Illinois with one husband, two spunky teenage daughters, and three snuggly cats. You’ll often find Ann baking sweet treats in the kitchen while listening to a podcast or audiobook.

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