Pod­cast guest Car­ol Berry talks with Nate about how she came to know the life of Vin­cent van Gogh through the teach­ings of Hen­ri Nouwen, and what she has learned from these two men about sol­i­dar­i­ty, com­pas­sion, and art as a way to touch people’s lives.

Show Notes

[3:10] Can I tell you about how I dis­cov­ered Van Gogh?

[5:17] When did you first begin to love Vincent’s work?

[8:24] What do you think Vin­cent was try­ing to say to people?

[11:05] Those doors [of pas­toral min­istry] were closed for him, correct?

[16:12] I’ve always been curi­ous about Star­ry Night. The church light… why is it out?

[17:55] What was it like to sit in Nouwen’s class in 1979?

[20:04] The com­pas­sion­ate life… can you speak a lit­tle about that?

[23:07] Did you get a sense of Henri’s favorite Van Gogh painting?

[25:05] Is there any con­nec­tion you see between the two [men’s lives]?

[27:50] The end of Vincent’s life… what do you make of how things turned out for him?

[30:32] You did anoth­er book on the spir­i­tu­al life of Vin­cent. Can you tell us a lit­tle about that book?

[32:00] How did these two men impact your life?

[34:13] There’s an hon­esty in Vincent’s work that I don’t under­stand, but I think he told the truth. What are your thoughts on that?


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