As Jon Stewart signs off of The Daily Show, I am remembering some of my favorite moments from the standpoint of this person of faith and an Episcopalian. Stephen Colbert was better known for bringing faith into the conversation on his Colbert Report, but Stewart did not stay away from faith and values. Both shows were important barometers as to how faith, ethics, and religion fits into the culture today.
So here, in no particular order, are some of the moments I remember:
Archbishop Desmond Tutu (October 4, 2004):
Bishop Gene Robinson managed to crack up Jon Stewart (January 20, 2009):
While the segment was not about faith, per se, I was very moved by Stewart's interview with Malala Yousafza.
Here is Stewart's take on Pope Francis:
On the periodic "revelation" that Jesus' had a wife:
Easter versus Passover:
On the nuns who would soon be riding a bus: