Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mister Rogers, the saint

Just watch this interview with Fred Rogers:

Isn't it wonderful how he starts asking Charlie Rose questions, with what appears to be such genuine concern? It's as if we're watching a private counseling session rather than an interview. (He was a ordained Presbyterian minister, after all.) I'll even admit to getting a little choked up as I watched it.


  1. Thanks so much for this, Jeremy! Surely He has chosen the meek and childlike to confound the wise!

    Much to the consternation of folks like Mark Driscoll and John Eldredge, I find that my perception of God was shaped early on in my life by visiting this dear man every day in his neighborhood.

  2. Apologies -- I didn't mean to post as anonymous!

  3. I found this great line from Tom Brokaw while looking at this book: "Mister Rogers was an ordained minister, be he never talked about God on his program. He didn't need to."

  4. Oh ya, not a dry eye in the house! Charlie just managed to hold it together. :D Fred is so right about graceful receiving. It's a lost art. We need about a million more of him...


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I'm Rachel's husband and Darcy's daddy. I'm a Hoosier, an accountant, and an Episcopalian. Politically, I'm a progressive who believes in the preferential option for the poor. I use the blog as a sort of journal - to interact with my reading and sketch out ideas.