Finding our Soul's Home: Rev. Sherry Cothran
Rev. Sherry Cothran returns to Things Not Seen to talk about a new album, Kiss the Ground, and a new book, Tending Angels.
Tending Angels” is a collection of inspiring essays about finding hope in broken places, healing in heart break and purpose and meaning as the gifts of love. She shares her experiences from nearly a decade as the senior pastor of one of those kinds of churches Pope Francis has called “a triage hospital on the frontlines of the world’s pain." Cothran takes us to the the "frontlines of heaven and earth" where she often felt she might be "tending angels unaware."
Her new album, Kiss the Ground, is a collection of songs that look at stories that are both emotional and biblical in origin. They take the listener on a journey of discovery, looking for the true home of the soul. The album takes its title from a poem by Rumi, the 13th century mystic poet.
Sherry Cothran, M.Div., is a speaker, musician, author and ordained minister. In addition to her ongoing work as senior pastor, Sherry has been featured in USA Today, UMC.org, led at Festival of Homiletics, was the Artist in Residence, 2015, at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary and the recipient of two grants from the Louisville Institute.
Her sermons and blogs have been featured in Good Preacher, Abingdon Women, The Interpreter, Ministry Matters, Alive Now. An award winning recording artist, her most recent collaboration with indie film maker, Tracy Facceli, “Tending Angels” can be viewed on You Tube. Sherry is regularly booked as a keynote speaker, workshop leader and performer of songs and stories. For more information, go to www.sherrycothran.com
We spoke to Sherry Cothran in our 2012 season. You can listen to that episode here.