4 – David Cayley – Christian Thought and Public Radio

David Cayley

One of the strange wonders of Marcus’ life is that the core of his after-degree theological training came to him through the medium of publicly funded radio programming, almost all of it curated by David Cayley. For over 20 years, Cayley was a producer for a program entitled simply, “Ideas” at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Always clear, always careful, always genuinely seeking after the Good, David Cayley has deepened and enriched the public conversation in this country and well beyond it. “What is worth understanding is worth being understood well by everyone,” said Northrop Frye, one of Cayley’s many interviewees. Cayley made a career of helping the Canadian public understand ideas with philosophical heft, and, perhaps even more challenging in the present milieu, ideas of great spiritual significance. We were delighted to have Cayley’s warm and iconic voice on The Ferment.

Episode References:

Little Flower

I will be your monk, little flower
Show me what to do, little flower
Pray for me, little flower
Pray for me

2 thoughts on “4 – David Cayley – Christian Thought and Public Radio

  1. I have just discovered your new podcast series…this is the first one I listened to. I loved it. All of it…beautiful music, thoughtful interview. A resource like this is so important for those of us who are ‘faith-shifting’, evolving in our belief system sometimes a little lost as we move. For me, being a part of a small town, very Mennonite/evangelical in nature, as is my church, this is life-saving. It is easy to feel very alone at times, very much outside the ‘tent’. Thanks again for this encouraging voice.

    1. Brenda, this is our first listener comment, and what a lovely one it is. So glad that what has been life-saving for us is life-saving for someone else as well. If you come across other life-savers who you think we should be talking to, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

      Can I ask, what is the small town Mennonite community where you pitch your tent? If you don’t want to answer that question here, feel free to drop us a line at thefermentpodcast@gmail.com.

      – Marcus

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