We could all use the comfort of Fred Rogers right about now. Joining this episode of the podcast is author Shea Tuttle, the author of “Exactly as You Are: The Life and Faith of Mister Rogers.” Mister Rogers touched the lives of many, and that is an understating of his impact. A Presbyterian minister, Fred Roger ensured that the Grace of God was shared with everyone he met, whether in person or in The Neighborhood. Yet, while extending Grace Mister Rogers also expected us to grow. Growth is what we need now, to grow out of the hate, bigotry, racism, and nationalism that plagues us today.
Shea Tuttle is the author of “Exactly as You Are: The Life and Faith of Mister Rogers” and co-editor of “Can I Get a Witness? Thirteen Peacemakers, Community Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice.” Her essays have appeared at Greater Good Magazine, The Toast, The Other Journal, Role Reboot, and Jenny. She holds an M.Div. from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta.