The April 2007 edition of State of Belief also featured a conversation between Welton and Rev. Oliver “Buzz” Thomas. Oliver, a Baptist minister, author, educator, attorney and community leader, had just published a book entitled, 10 Things Your Minister Wants to Tell You (But Can’t Because He Needs the Job). It’s invaluable to hear the challenges faced by faith leaders who find themselves required to exhibit absolute certainty while at the same time feeling pressure to avoid addressing some of the most pressing issues in their congregants’ lives.
In the spirit of the Easter and Passover holidays this weekend, State of Belief reprises some of Welton’s thoughts on the intersection of those holidays from a 2007 broadcast.