Why Life Is Like a Sailboat Ride

Season 5 Episode 522
Aired on 11/09/2014 | CC tv-pg
The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor is one of America's leading theologians. She's an Episcopal priest who was named one of Time magazine's most influential people in 2014, holds a master's in divinity from Yale and has written 13 thought-provoking books on spirituality.

Barbara shocked the Christian community when she walked away from the pulpit to write and teach. In her current role as a college professor, Barbara says she's found that many people tend to think of life as a train. "You get on, pick your destination and get off," she says.

Instead, she says, life is more like a sailboat. "The weather changes, and the currents change, and the wind changes." Find out why Barbara says accepting this new metaphor for life is the hardest lesson she's had to learn.

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