Deanna Thompson is Martin E. Marty Regents Chair in Religion and the Academy at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, where she also serves as Inaugural Director of the Lutheran Center for Faith, Values, and Community. A distinguished Christian theologian, she has written powerfully in recent years about her experience of living with cancer – the tolls it takes and the lessons it teaches to those seeking to live a life of faith. We speak about that subject, how our communities have adapted to the pandemic, and whether things she has learned about how illness attacks us individually can be applied to some of the social ills that face us today.
Interview by Matthew Wickman, Founding Director, BYU Humanities Center.
Produced and edited by Brooke Browne and Sam Jacob.