Episode 59 | VFL Reads: Glennon Doyle's Honesty Gospel

Oct 20, 2021    Autumn Gardner, Hunter Beaumont
Glennon Doyle is an archetypal American celebrity, embodying trends in the broader culture in a concentrated way. Her writing, podcast and Instagram function as popular wisdom literature marketed to women. On this week's episode, Autumn and Hunter discuss a review of Doyle's career published in The New Yorker.

In "Glennon Doyle's Honesty Gospel," Ariel Levy reviews Doyle from within a secular framework. And yet even from that perspective, Levy hints at inconsistencies and cracks in her narrative of self-expression. For a Christian reading this review, Levy helps us discern some of the common themes and cracks in the "secular gospel." We discuss these themes while observing how the secular, therapeutic gospel tends to echo Christian language without its substance.

Article mentioned in this episode:
"Glennon Doyle's Honesty Gospel" by Ariel Levy (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/02/15/glennon-doyles-honesty-gospel)