#4696

Anne Ogden
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@AnneOgden

Hello everyone,

I am Anne Ogden. I am an Episcopalian, like BBT, and I like the Episcopal desire (not always successful) to be open to many points of view, in addition to embracing tradition and history. I was brought up Presbyterian, with a Baptist father, who was a close friend of Wayne Oates as well as his children’s pediatrician. So I learned from the great teacher, Dr. Oates. I went to visit him many years ago at his office in his house on Winchester Road in Louisville, to discuss my then recent breakup with an important boyfriend. As we talked, he said to me “I share your grief.” I kept talking. Again he said “I share your grief.” I kept talking. Again he said “I share your grief.” I burst into tears. I found in his love and care an enormous healing of the grief I could not express. The other great spiritual gift I received from Dr. Oates was his idea of “trialogue.” That is, when he and I talked, or you and I talk, it is a discussion between you and me and the Holy Spirit between us.