By Karen Hice Guzmán and Tish Harrison Warren

The Shape of a Call: An Interview with Tish Harrison Warren

We can tend to think of truth as rational information you receive and beauty as emotional experience. But I really feel like when someone tells you something about God or the world — and they do it beautifully and truthfully — that the truth of it is more true because it's beautiful and the beauty of it is more beautiful because it's true.

It’s been a bit more than a year since Tish Harrison Warren left the Women in the Academy and Professions team to serve as Co-Associate Rector of an Anglican church with her husband in Pittsburgh. Talking with Tish always leaves us with something to ponder and we’re thrilled she took time from her full life to catch up with us. Listen in as WAP Director Karen Guzmán talks with TIsh about a myriad of topics including vocation and calling, truth and beauty, settling into a new place, whether women and men think about work differently, and spiritual practices for busy women. (Spoiler: Tish’s three suggestions are 1) go to church, 2) use the examen, and 3) pray compline.)

You can listen on iTunes or through WAP's podbean page. We hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did.

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About the Author

Karen Hice Guzmán is the Director of Women Scholars and Professionals. Except for some years taken off to raise children, Karen has spent her adult life in and around InterVarsity. She loves to use her gifts of hospitality and teaching to create a welcome place to connect with God and one another. Karen has a BS in Horticulture from Michigan State University and lives in Marietta, Georgia. She and her husband have three adult sons and a daughter-in-law. She loves dark chocolate, good coffee, and British TV. 

Tish Harrison Warren is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America. She is the author of Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life (Christianity Today's 2018 Book of the Year) and Prayer in the Night: For Those Who Work, or Watch, or Weep (Christianity Today's 2022 Book of the Year). Tish has written a weekly newsletter for The New York Times, and she is a columnist for Christianity Today. Her articles and essays have appeared in Religion News Service, Christianity Today, Comment Magazine, The Point Magazine, The New York Times, and elsewhere. For over a decade, Tish has worked in ministry settings as a campus minister with InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries, as an associate rector, and with addicts and those in poverty through various churches and non-profit organizations. She is a founding member of The Pelican Project and a Senior Fellow with the Trinity Forum. She lives with her husband and three children in Austin, Texas.

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