“Almost everybody who does evil has convinced themselves that they are doing good.” —Brian McLaren
Have you ever convinced yourself that an unloving act was justified? In this episode, we’re asking ourselves the tough questions and peeling back the layers of the Purification Story — a narrative with complex dynamics that can lead us to harmful interactions with others and ourselves.
- To learn more about Gareth Higgins, click here.
- To learn more about Brian McLaren, click here.
- To explore the seven stories in more depth, visit the website here. You’ll find details about the children’s book, essays for adults, and more.
Connect with us:
- Have a question you’d like Brian or Gareth to answer about the seven stories? Email us: [email protected] or leave us voicemail. Questions for this season will only be accepted until November 22nd, 2023.
Meet the Guest Co-Host
Gareth Higgins was born in Belfast in 1975, grew up during the northern Ireland Troubles, and now lives in the US. He writes and speaks about the power of storytelling to shape our lives and world, peace and making justice, and how to take life seriously without believing your own propaganda. He has been involved in peace-building and violence reduction in northern Ireland and helping address the legacy of conflict, received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Queen’s University Belfast, and helped teach the world’s first graduate course in Reconciliation Studies at Trinity College Dublin.