With admirable swiftness, Minneapolis’s Guthrie Theater has already posted the “Faith Healer” post-play theological panel discussion from last night as an iTunes podcast. It’s available free from iTunes–just search on Guthrie Theater podcasts. Mine is the last segment, starting around 9 minutes from the end of the podcast. My reflections focus on what a modern Pentecostal might think about one theme of this well-written, thought-provoking play–that a drunken Irishman with no evident faith is still able, on occasion, to heal people.
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