At thirty-five, Divinity Professor Kate Bowler was diagnosed with colon cancer. She joins us to explore what life really means, as she approaches its close.
Bowler is a prophet and her new offering is another true gift to the world. – Glennon Doyle
Kate Bowler had always accepted the modern idea that life is an endless horizon of possibilities. As many of us do, she saw life as a series of choices that, if made correctly, would lead us to a place just out of reach.
But then, aged just thirty-five, Kate was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. She was forced to ask one of the most fundamental questions of all: How do we create meaning in our lives when the life we hoped for is put on hold?
In conversation with Hannah MacInnes, Kate will explore both the comically ludicrous and poignantly profound as she figures out how to navigate life with the knowledge that it could end at any moment. She searches for a new way forward by mining the wisdom (and absurdity) of our modern ‘best life now’ advice industry, which offers exhausting positivity and convinces us that we can out-eat, out-learn and out-perform our humanness.
As we struggle to decipher what constitutes a meaningful existence in this strange new world, at a time when our lives have never been further from our control, Kate will demonstrate how we can find beauty, meaning and truth without having to pretend that life is always getting better.