The Faithful You Don’t See

Ayun Halliday appreciates Ira Glass’s thoughtfulness and nuance in the above clip, in which he discusses the differences between the Christians he knows in his own life and those the media lavishes attention on:

The non-believing child of secular Jews does his tribe proud by volunteering the opinion that Christians get a bum rap in the national media. The portrayal of Christians as “doctrinaire crazy hothead people” doesn’t square with fond recollections of former public radio colleagues who kept Bibles on their desks and invited him to screenings of Rapture movies (At WBEZ? Really?).

You can watch the full interview here.