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When Krista Tippett was a little girl, she adored her grandfather “Gaggy”: a roving evangelist who pastored to tiny country churches throughout the south.
For years, she idolized his traditional teachings and strict style of living—until she went to college and began studying theology.
Despite the flaws in his line of theological thinking, Tippett grew up to interview more and more religious figureheads only to realize that her grandfather may have been more correct in the ways of mysticism than she originally thought.
Her epiphany came to a tee when she eventually spoke to an Irish woman who shocked Tippett by telling her that there was an older preacher offering his blessings to her from beyond the grave.
Listen to her story below…
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