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Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don't Belong To


There are 2.2 billion Christians in the world, and there's a whole lot of diversity under the umbrella of that religion. Pastor Lillian Daniel, who lives in Dubuque and is senior pastor at First Congregational Church, is frustrated by the stereotypes that have developed about Christians and other people who attend church. 

"When you're an open minded and tolerant person, your worst fear is that you'll come off as intolerant," she says. "I find myself cringing when other members of the Christian family get all the air time and get on TV after a natural disaster and say it's the fault of those who were hurt." 

During this hour of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with Daniel about her book Tired of Apologizing to a Church I don't Belong To: Spirituality Without Stereotypes, Religion Without Ranting.

Lindsey Moon is IPR's Senior Digital Producer
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa