Encountering Silence
Marilyn McEntyre: Silence, Words, and Telling the Truth
April 29, 2024
A conversation with spiritual writer and teacher Marilyn McEntyre, author of books like "Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies."
What is the relationship between language and silence? Between words and truth-telling? How can we foster a more truly contemplative relationship with the way we speak to one another? These are the kinds of questions that informed this episode of Encountering Silence, in which Carl, Cassidy and Kevin welcome author and spiritual teacher Marilyn McEntyre for a conversation informed by her mindful writing on topics such as language, peacemaking, and authenticity.

Marilyn McEntyre is an award-winning spiritual writer, speaker, retreat leader, and professor of medical humanities and American literature. She has written and edited over twenty books and has won several teaching awards. McEntyre currently teaches in programs at New College Berkeley, Western Seminary, the Oblate School of Theology, and Westmont College in San Francisco. She lives in Carmichael, California.

Her books include Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies (2nd edition), When Poets Pray, The Mindful Grandparent: the Art of Loving Our Children's Children (with Shirley Showalter), and Word by Word: A Daily Spiritual Practice. Her forthcoming book, Midwinter Light: Meditations for the Long Season will be published by Broadleaf Books in October 2024.

Visit Marilyn on the web at marilynmcentyre.com or connect with her on Facebook at /marilyn.mcentyre.5.