I grew up not only reading edited “classics” such as the Great American Novel, i.e., The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Tom Sawyer’s Comrade (1885), and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), but also watching TV/Movie versions of these books. But what do they teach? How are they received across our wider society? What do followers of Christ bring which is unique to this conversation?
Note: Before making any comments, please read Send Huck Finn to College (Lorrie Moore. NY Times Op-Ed. 1/15/2011).
About the author:
Tom enjoys daily conversations regarding living out the Biblical Story with his wife Theresa and their four girls, around the block, at Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church (where he teaches adult electives and co-leads a small group), among healthcare professionals as the Northeast Regional Director for the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), and in higher ed as a volunteer with the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN). For a number of years, the Christian Medical Society / CMDA at Penn State College of Medicine was the hub of his ministry with CMDA. Note: Tom served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship / USA for 20+ years, including 6+ years as the Associate Director of ESN. He has written for the ESN blog from its launch in August 2008. He has studied Biology (B.S.), Higher Education (M.A.), Spiritual Direction (Certificate), Spiritual Formation (M.A.R.), Ministry to Emerging Generations (D.Min.). To God be the glory!