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An interview with the ABCD

An interview with the ABCD

The Word is a podcast that talks to prominent figures about their life and faith through the lens of their favorite Bible verses. Today, they talk to Katharine Welby-Roberts, who became known as the ABCD (Archbishop of Canterbury’s daughter), after her father’s election and her enthusiastic tweeting thereafter.

Now 29, Katherine Welby-Roberts has used this status to speak out about matters close to her own heart – first and foremost mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, which she knows well from many years of her own painful experience.

Beginning with Psalm 94:18-19, she reflects on the way in which the Bible assures us that anxiety and depression have always been a normal part of life, and that God, far from dismissing it, is in it with us. She talks about life as the daughter of a parish vicar and the Archbishop of Canterbury, and the helpful and unhelpful ways in which the church responds to those with mental illness and depression.

Listen to this frank and honest interview here.

Photo via The Word.

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