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The Distillery Season 4

Even a small amount of faith can hold us in place as participants contributing to the mending of the world. In this episode, Cynthia Rigby discusses how various understandings of particular doctrines play out in relation to the way we live our lives, and reminds us how faith is an overflow of the unconditional love of God.

The Distillery is a podcast that explores the essential ingredients of book and research projects with experts in their field of study. Learn what motivates their work and why it matters for Christian theology and ministry.

Rigby Cynthia


Cynthia L. Rigby is the W. C. Brown Professor of Theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas. She is the author of Holding Faith: A Practical Introduction to Christian Faith, coeditor (with Beverly Gaventa) of Blessed One: Protestant Perspectives on Mary and editor of Power, Powerlessness, and the Divine: New Inquiries in Bible and Theology. Cynthia graduated from Brown University (B.A.) and Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div/PhD).

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Latasha Milton, Class of 2018

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