Lessons from Lake Woebgon: Some thoughts about Garrison Keillor

Courtesy of Prairie Home ProductionsDear friends and members of First Lutheran Church of Boston,
I was a late-comer to the weekly radio broadcasts of “Prairie Home Companion” headlined by the one-and-only, Garrison Keillor, back in 1983. I’ll never forget the mesmerizing effect of hearing humorous, yet honest, portrayals of what it means to live “in the world” while resisting being “of the world” from Keeler, whose own faith walk is admittedly never in center stage. Perhaps that’s what drew me to him:  here was a secular guy who took us Lutherans seriously and did so with humor and great effect, without belittling us. Would that the rest of the secular world were as positive and balanced.
You may find this article by John Stonestreet to be of some interest;
So, please, if you haven ‘t done so yet, tune in to the following listening opportunities before the curtain falls, and this gem of a radio program is gone forever! And tell me what you think,
Blessings in Christ, Always,
Pastor Dutzmann
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