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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Me Talk on Radio

A couple weeks ago I was interviewed on "Let’s Talk with Mark Elfstrand." You can listen to it here.

If the sound quality is poor, it is because your world frightens and confuses me.

I will also be on "A Show of Faith" with David Capes next week. More details to follow.



  1. Gene Stecher
    Chambersburg, Pa.

    Hi Anthony,

    Very much appreciated this interview and agree that love and humor are the essence of a Jewish-Christian bond, as of many bonds.

    A few reflections: (1) As a young pastor, a friend and fellow seminary graduate shared with me that he had sought psychotherapy with a number of therapists and was not helped until he felt the love flowing from a particular therapist that happened to be Jewish. (2)Later in mid-life with a psychology degree and looking for work it was a Jewish psychologist who offered me a job, and we subsequently worked together for 25 years. I watched as he raised his children under the influence of conservative Judaism. Two things stand out in my mind about that initial interview: he "tested" me to make sure I could use profanity without guilt, and he noticed I had some kind of "problem" with money. I didn't admit it but he was right as Jesus words about the kingdom and the rich, and what it actually meant today, were constantly flowing through my mind. (3)As a member of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association I couldn't help noticing that it seemed like the majority of the leadership and the practitioners which I admired most were Jewish. They didn't need Christian commitments to be loving dedicated successful healers.

    I personally wish we could find a different way to talk about Jew and Christian. We need to speak to one another as if we are all Jews, which we are.