El Camino de Santiago according to Merrill Chandler



On today’s show, Merrill Chandler shared his experience in walking the El Camino de Santiago, or “The Way Of Saint James”. It is a 500 mile journey on foot that concludes at The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the final resting place of the bones of St. James the apostle. For the last thousand years, Christians and non christians alike have made the pilgrimage, seeking everything from personal clarity, to adventure, to revelation, to the remission of one’s sins. Read more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Way_of_St._James

Merrill really brought the story forth with a lot of energy and emotion. I don’t know what this interview will be like for you on the listening end, but I was moved and inspired by his story. I hope it proves likewise for you, too.

During my monologue, I talked about Tyler Glenn, lead singer of The Neon Trees, who came out in Rolling Stone Magazine today with the revelation that he is Mormon AND gay.  I am excited for him and those who are fans of the band –  and it really doesn’t have anything to do with sexual preferences (we’ve all got our own proclivities). This is about authenticity, and it’s a lesson that we all can learn from.  See the whole story here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/neon-trees-tyler-glenn-gay-mormon-and-finally-out-20140325

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