- Henri Nouwen (1932 –1996) was a Dutch Catholic priest, professor, writer and theologian. His interests were rooted primarily in psychology, pastoral ministry, spirituality, social justice and community.
- After nearly two decades of teaching at academic institutions including the University of Notre Dame, Yale Divinity School and Harvard Divinity School, Nouwen went on to work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the L’Arche Daybreak community in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
See a bibliography of published works – 42 books https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Nouwen_bibliography
Henri Nouwen, Now & Then | Dr. Rick Tobias
This week’s Now & Then episode features well-known and life-long advocate for the poor and marginalized, Dr Rick Tobias. Tobias speaks to the issues of social justice and challenges us, as he believes Henri Nouwen would have, to move from fear to love in this time of uncertainty.
Henri Nouwen, Now & Then | Shane Claiborne
In this engaging podcast, Karen Pascal, Executive Director of the Henri Nouwen Society interviews Shane Claiborne of the Simple Way. They discuss everything from Henri’s concept of the Wounded Healer and downward mobility, to Shane’s new book “Executing Grace.”
Henri Nouwen, Now & Then | Dr. Michael Christensen
Karen Pascal, Executive Director of the Henri Nouwen Society, speaks with Dr. Michael Christensen about what it was like to be a student of Henri Nouwen’s at Yale, Henri’s influence on his life, and on becoming a professor who now teaches about the spirituality of Henri Nouwen.
Episode Notes: https://henrinouwen.org/now-then-michael-christensen/
Ron Rolheiser – Henri Nouwen, ‘a Spiritual Master’
In this interview, Ron Rolheiser discusses the incredible influence Henri Nouwen’s writing as ‘a spiritual master’ has had on his own writing, Henri’s challenge to find a home and struggle with downward mobility, and so much more. In the preface to his groundbreaking book, The Holy Longing, (Doubleday, 1999) Ronald Rolheiser refers to Henri Nouwen as “the spiritual writer who most influenced our generation.”
Links & References:Ron Rolheiser, L’Arche Daybreak, The Return of the Prodigal Son, Michael Higgins’ “Genius Born Of Anguish”
Jim Wallis, Christ in Crisis
In this timely interview, Jim Wallis, New York Times bestselling author and editor-in-chief of Sojourners Magazine, talks with host Karen Pascal about how followers of Christ should respond to issues of racial and social injustice.
* EPISODE NOTES: http://henrinouwen.org/now-then-jim-wallis/
Sr. Sue Mosteller, Henri & Adam – at L’Arche
In this episode of Now & Then, Sr. Sue Mosteller gives insight into the life of her good friend Henri Nouwen and the wonderful book he wrote about Adam.
* EPISODE NOTES: http://henrinouwen.org/now-then-sr-sue-mosteller/
John Dear, Peace Activist & Author
Don’t miss this week’s Now & Then timely and engaging interview with John Dear – a peace activist jailed more than 80 times, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, author, and good friend of Henri Nouwen’s.
Episode Notes: http://henrinouwen.org/now-then-john-dear/
Henri Nouwen’s own voice – podcasts
In these not-to-be-missed episodes of Now & Then, we hear from Henri Nouwen at the Crystal Cathedral in 1993. In Part One, he addresses the central questions – Who am I? Am I – what I have, what I do, or, what others say about me? In Part Two, Henri explores what it means to be chosen, to be blessed, to be broken and to be given.
In this episode we hear from Henri Nouwen himself in a talk he gave at Harvard in 1985. This powerful message is about how to practice the presence of God empowered by the Holy Spirit. Henri affirms that God is with us in the midst of our pain and our fears. Scripture: Acts 2:1-4
Other podcasts / talks by Henri Nouwen
The ‘Now & Then Series’
See all of the talks in the series at – henrinouwensociety