What novel or series of novels provides “windows” to your life, family, community / communities, and / or vocation? Have you (and / or some of your friends) been invited by the Lord to “come home” through a novelist? What is unique about a novel written through the lens of a well-developed Christian perspective on daily life?
In an essay on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, [Marilynne] Robinson declared that “great theology is always a kind of giant and intricate poetry, like epic or saga. . . .”
Join me in pressing into the call to hunger and thirst for the Lord (individually and as part of the people of God in a particular place) in the mundane of study, vocation, and practice.
With summer unfolding, I thought that it would be good to go the direction of Read…Quote…Reflect, beginning with a series on “Balm in Gilead: A Theological Dialogue with Marilynne Robinson” – an InterVarsity Press publication resulting from the 2018 Wheaton Theology Conference.
The mark of a certain kind of genius is the ability and energy to keep returning to the same task relentlessly, imaginatively, curiously, for a lifetime. – Eugene H. Peterson, Run with the Horses